It's on. Amazon Prime Day 2019 starts at midnight (PT) on Monday, July 15, and runs a full 48 hours from there -- all the way through Tuesday, July 16. Of course, this being Amazon, the Prime Day madness is already under way: We're already seeing some great deals, not only from Amazon itself, but also from other stores. In fact, Walmart, eBay and Target have announced sales of their own during the same July 15-16 period. And don't forget the Fourth of July sales running right now, which have some great deals of their own to recommend.For today, however, let's take a look at Amazon's current batch of pre-Prime Day deals -- starting with one that was just announced: Spend $10 at Whole Foods, get a $10 Amazon credit good for use during Prime Day. Check back often, as I'll be adding new deals as they arrive.While you're at it, here are some smart shopping tips to help you snag the best Prime Day deals. Here's how to make sure you don't miss a Prime Day sale you're … [Read more...] about Prime Day 2019: All the early deals and a new Whole Foods offer
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I gained weight in the last nine months -- about 12 pounds (5.4 kg). I know this because I've tracked my weight nearly every day on a connected scale since 2013. I can see when I succeed, and when I fail.I was doing great last June, but while taking a seven-day cruise, I gave up my healthy habits and stopped weighing myself. The bad habits continued after that, and the momentum was lost. By New Year's Eve, the damage had been done.All of this while wearing an Apple Watch, Fitbit or one of the many other trackers I've been able to test, including some Wear OS watches. Despite having a fitness tracker affixed to my wrist at all times, monitoring my activity and urging me to keep moving, my healthy habits slipped and I wound up several pounds heavier. Through it all, I learned that merely wearing a fitness tracker won't make me healthy. And, right now, they're not enough to provide the coaching I need to improve my health or shed the pounds.What fitness trackers missI know from … [Read more...] about I wear fitness trackers all the time… and I still gained weight. Here’s why
In some cases, leaving your computer on is the better option. See more computer hardware pictures. 2008 HowStuffWorks This is one of those questions where there is no single right answer. In other words, it depends on how you use your computer. There are at least three situations that force you to leave your computer on 24 hours a day: You are on a network, and the network administrators back up files and/or upgrade software over the network at night. If that is the case, and you want your machine backed up or upgraded, then you need to leave it on all the time.You are using your machine as some sort of server. For example, HowStuffWorks has a machine that creates the images for the How Webcams Work article. It needs to be on 24 hours a day. If your machine acts as a file server, print server, Web server, etc., on a LAN (local area network) or the Internet, then you need to leave it on all the time.If you are running something like [email protected] and you want to produce as many … [Read more...] about Is it better to turn my computer off or leave it on all the time?
Last I checked, the world is a pretty huge place. That means there’s lots of room for cars on it, and, even better, the kinds of cars that are scattered over the globe tend to be remarkably varied. If you’re like me, you want to know what those far-flung carscapes are like, everywhere. So, let me help you by showing you the carscapes of two places, Chile and Argentina. I was lucky enough to encounter these cars thanks to a Mini-sponsored trip to drive the Pan-American Highway. I came on for the last leg, from Santiago, Chile to the dangling appendix of South America in Ushuaia, Argentina. Along the way, I saw cars. Lots and lots of cars. And those cars tended to be quite different from what you’d encounter in North America or Europe. The cars of the parts of South America I was in I think are dominated by one overarching commonality: work. The Chilean and Argentinian cars I saw generally did not lead pampered lives. Conditions can tend to be a bit rougher and dirtier … [Read more...] about The Hardworking Cars of Chile and Argentina
It’s that time of year again, where I take a break from the prudent car buying advice to give you all a rundown of all the times I said “No. Just no.” Here’s all the cars I convinced people not to buy in 2018, including a few Jalopnik favorites. For those of you just tuning in, I’m a professional car shopper. Folks hire me to find cars and negotiate deals on their behalf. All of the car buying advice columns and tips you see from me here on Jalopnik come directly from my experience working hundreds of new and used car deals over the course of the year. Most of the folks I work with have a general idea of what they want and need a little guidance narrowing it down while others have a specific car in mind. Sometimes, I make a case that the car they picked may not be the best choice and they may want to be open to other options. Here are the cars I convinced people not to buy in 2018. Ford Focus RS I’ll get this one out of the way first since this … [Read more...] about All the Cars I Convinced People Not to Buy in 2018