Restaurant-Worthy French Fries at Home, Starbucks Holiday Cups, and More

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Freezer not packed full? Fill the empty space with water bottles. The frozen water helps keep the temperature stable and in the event of a power outage your freezer will stay colder longer.

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November 4, 2021

Tip of the Day

Freezer not packed full? Fill the empty space with water bottles. The frozen water helps keep the temperature stable and in the event of a power outage your freezer will stay colder longer.


It’s Thursday, that not quite Friday day of the week. That’s OK though, we bag on Thursday a lot but it’s an important part of the rising action that leads to the weekend so we’ll give it a pass.

Speaking of the weekend if you’re looking for a project that will take up a weekend and then some, in a few days LEGO is launching a massic scale model of the Titantic. Not a bad way to get out of awkward holiday conversations no? “I’m sorry, I need to go work on my Titanic model.” is a perfect conversational extraction maneuver.

And on the topic of that cool winter weather some of us are already experiencing, we can’t say enough good things about the Solo Stove Bonfire. We updated our review of the cool “smokeless” firepit after a year of field testing and we still love it. Less worried about staying warm around a campfire and more worried about keeping your skin hydrated through the dry winter? We’ve got you covered. Try “slugging” a novel moisturizing technique.

Water cooler trivia? You know we have some. On this day in 1969, actor Matthew McConaughey was born. Alright, alright, alright. Also on this day in 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone debuted in London, kicking off the start of a decade of Harry Potter films.

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