Is TikTok’s NyQuil Chicken Real? The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture

Screenshots: DomisLive NEWS/Twitter Dear Food and Drug Administration: You need to start asking me what things are real and what things are fake among teenagers before you send out warnings. This week’s real-things: Chinese teenagers pretending to go to American high school, a rapping politician redefining “cringe,” and a video game critic taking a huge … Read more

What Cooking Chicken in NyQuil Actually Does to Your Body

Photo: (Shutterstock) The FDA does not want you to cook your chicken in NyQuil. Nobody, in fact, wants to cook their chicken in NyQuil—that’s the whole joke. But the FDA issued a warning about “social media challenges involving medicines” because even shitposts can kill you, if you choose to make shitposts that are dumb … Read more

What’s Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in October 2022

Image: Wendell & Wild/Netflix Netflix is ​​having a rough go in 2022—falling stock, high-profile cancellations, and a refusal to just renew The Sandman already— but I can’t quit them yet, not when they’re premiering a new stop-motion animated feature from the director of Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas. When does Wendell & Wild come … Read more

How to Start Meal Prepping Without It Taking Over Your Life

Photo: Elena Veselova (Shutterstock) When you get serious about your fitness goals (be they strength- or weight-related), often one first step is to get your nutrition in order. You want to get enough protein to support your muscles, fruits and vegetables for health, carbs for fueland a total amount of calories that supports your activity … Read more

The Difference Between a Monopsony and a Monopoly (and Why It Matters for Your Favorite TV Show)

Photo: Manuel Esteban (Shutterstock) You’ve probably noticed your favorite streaming giants, the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max—once the haven for creators lured in by the freedom to make shows that would never fly on broadcast TV—are increasingly resorting to tactics like subscription price hikes and a shift to cheaper, more formulaic (aka “safe”) … Read more

Make This Delicious Breakfast Strata With Trader Joe’s Spinach Dip

Photo: Allie Chanthorn Reinmann Whether you’re prepping for a busy week ahead or hosting a weekend brunch party, a make-ahead egg casserole is the time saver you need. Breakfast strata not only allow you to build in more “me-time,” but they’re exceptionally flexible in their flavor possibilities, so you can do a holistic fridge clear-out … Read more

10 Great Movies About 10 of History’s Worst People

Screenshots: Downfall (2004) There’s a reason books about Hitler consistently outsell books about Churchill. As long as it’s kept at arm’s length, abstracted into words or images, and not in our faces or in our houses, evil is way more compelling than good. These 10 people are among the worst humans in history—merciless despots, ruthless … Read more

Lock Down Your Kid’s iPhone With These New Parental Controls

Photo: Manuela Durson (Shutterstock) Whether you like it or not, it is now the norm for kids to have their own iPhones. That can be a terrifying thought: An iPhone is a window into the entirety of the internet through apps, Safari, messaging, what have you. luckily, your child’s iPhone won’t be that. Instead, you … Read more

The Best Order to Book Your Flight, Hotel, and Car Rental

Photo: GaudiLab (Shutterstock) When you’re budgeting in your pre-travel spreadsheet, you probably book flights first. Airline tickets are usually the most expensive aspect of travel, and it’s instinctive to purchase them first and then plan your car rental and hotel from there. However, this order of operations could be costing you. The savviest way to … Read more

How to Grill a Duck

Photo: Claire Lower Duck has a reputation for being fussy, and I blame the French. I am sick of the French (way of preparing and cooking duck). All that talk of separating the breast from the legs, and cooking each one separately, the breast carefully cooked to a perfect medium rare, while the legs are … Read more