What to Play When You’re Not Playing Wordle

What to Play When You’re Not Playing Wordle

So, you succumbed to Wordle. The deceptively simple five-letter online word game, which went from a one-person passion project with no players in October to a full-blown web and social-media phenomenon as the new year began, is fun and challenging. It engages parts of...
The Best Rain Jackets to Help You Brave the Elements

The Best Rain Jackets to Help You Brave the Elements

Look for laminated layers: Most technical waterproof jackets are referred to as two- or three-layer jackets. These layers usually consist of a face fabric that has been treated with a waterproofing agent like durable water repellent, which is a thin mesh for releasing...
Is It OK to Listen to a Butt-Dial Message?

Is It OK to Listen to a Butt-Dial Message?

A couple times a month, my mom, or sometimes my dad, butt-dials me and accidentally leaves a voicemail that is several minutes long. I always listen to the entire thing, even though I’ve never overheard anything interesting. Why do I continue to do this? And is it OK...
Meta and Twitter’s NFT Landgrab Could Backfire

Meta and Twitter’s NFT Landgrab Could Backfire

“Despite the positivity around NFT use cases, there’s a lot of distrust in the community—perhaps due to the anonymity of key artists and influencers, and almost certainly due to the scammers that circle like vultures and frequent rug pulls,” says PJ Cooper, founder of...
The Internet Is Failing Moms-to-Be

The Internet Is Failing Moms-to-Be

It was mid-September when I first saw a very faint but recognizable second line on an at-home pregnancy test. I had just returned home from a work trip to the UK, and after days of discomfort—retching at the smell of toothpaste in the hotel bathroom, repeatedly...
Are You Sure You Know What a Photograph Is?

Are You Sure You Know What a Photograph Is?

As a child, I would sit on the balcony of our Dhaka apartment overlooking the pond and flip through our two family photo albums. After the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971, film was scarce and our camera had broken. With nowhere to get it repaired or to buy film, we...