5 Cool Motorcycle Accessories to Make Your Ride More Enjoyable

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Art Center/Ducati
Photo credit: Art Center/Ducati

From Car and Driver

This may be peak motorcycle riding season right now, so that means peak gear-buying season, too. Consider some of this gear if you’re going out on your motorcycle. It’ll keep you comfortable, cool, and safe. And those are the three main ingredients for a good summer’s ride.

Bluarmor blu3 A 10 and blu3 E 20 Helmet Air Cooler

Yes, the bluarmor blu3 A 10 is an air conditioner for your head! It attaches to the front of your full-face helmet and blows cool air directly into your face, thus making long rides so much comfier, particularly in stop-and-go city traffic where you’d be flipping up and then flipping down your visor all day. The blu3 E20 even offers Bluetooth connectivity and voice control of fan speed. Both offer cool(er) air inside what used to be the sweatbox of your brain bucket. To

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This set of online courses could kickstart your freelance career

Emilee Geist

This set of online courses could kickstart your freelance career
This set of online courses could kickstart your freelance career

TL;DR: The Kickstart Your Freelance Career Course Bundle is on sale for £23.55 as of Sept. 27, saving you 98% on list price.

Not to alarm you or anything, but it’s a rough moment to be looking for a new gig. If you’re struggling to find work or searching for an additional stream of income, you may want to look into kickstarting a side hustle or pivoting to a freelance role and working for yourself.

If you have a marketable skill perfect for freelancing (think copywriting, web design, digital marketing, and coding) but don’t want to enter the freelance world blind, the Kickstart Your Freelance Career Course Bundle will show you the ropes. For just £23.55, you’ll receive eight courses, all of which are designed to help your freelance career thrive. Here’s a sneak peek:

Kickstart a Freelance Editor and

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The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend

Emilee Geist

Take a little time out of your weekend to check out these incredible deals on Amazon.
Take a little time out of your weekend to check out these incredible deals on Amazon.

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It’s finally the weekend, hip hip hooray! Aside from relaxing and enjoying the crisp fall weather, there’s one thing on the docket to do: shop online. You see, there’s always an amazing sale or two hiding just around the corner on the internet, and we here at Reviewed want to help you, dear reader, discover them.

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That’s why we’ve taken the liberty to find five of the best Amazon deals you can get this weekend. Not only do these products have rave reviews, but many are items we’ve tested in our labs to ensure they perform

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Forget Congress. Here’s how to DIY a 2nd stimulus check

Emilee Geist

Forget Congress. Here's how to DIY a 2nd stimulus check
Forget Congress. Here’s how to DIY a 2nd stimulus check

Congress and the White House still haven’t made a deal to give you a second $1,200 coronavirus stimulus payment, similar to the direct deposits, checks and money orders Americans started receiving in the spring.

Democrats who control the U.S. House and Republicans in the Senate and the Trump administration have been unable to agree on another round of cash to relieve financial pain and stimulate the economy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin plan to try again in the coming week.

But the negotiations have already been going on for months. If you could use another $1,200 right now, don’t wait for Washington to sort things out. Here are 10 ways to find the sources of cash to get a second stimulus check the DIY way.

1. Pay less for everything online

If you do most

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How to solve any design problem by understanding its roots

Emilee Geist

In this article, you’ll learn (or remember) what is the one thing you need to start solving any problem. I wrote this originally for a talk I gave a while ago, and I also posted a video on my youtube channel, but I adapted it so you can read it.

Ok… let’s start with a story.

The best apartment!
The best apartment!

I lived in Amsterdam for 3 years. When I moved there I was very lucky to find an apartment in a building that was recently finished. My wife and I were the first people to ever live in our apartment, and the building even had a lift — you might not realize it, but in Amsterdam, that is kind of a big deal.

In Amsterdam, stairs really suck.
In Amsterdam, stairs really suck.

Unfortunately, and probably because we were so excited about the whole “new building” situation, we didn’t realize there was one essential thing missing…

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How 2020 became the summer of activism both online and offline

Emilee Geist

A pandemic, the death of George Floyd and an upcoming presidential election were just a few of the things that have called Americans to action this year.

But while some called 2020 the apocalypse, others said it is a much needed look in the mirror.

“So, 2020 is this really intense year with all of these things happening … we have these social uprisings and I think that one thing I don’t really know if people realize that the pandemic is doing is — it is revealing all of the social cracks in our country,” Lydia Kelow-Bennett, assistant professor in the department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, said.

The summer was marked by a surging movement of activism calling for social change but with the coronavirus pandemic affecting how people interact with one another, many of these calls to action took place online.

Social movements

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Coding bootcamps help you go deep without investing a ton of time

Emilee Geist

Coding bootcamps help you go deep without investing a ton of time
Coding bootcamps help you go deep without investing a ton of time

Whether you’re a web developer who wants to improve your arsenal of existing skills, a non-developer looking to make a career change, or you’re simply interested in taking the steps to become fluent in programming languages, one of the best ways to break into the world of coding is through a decent coding bootcamp. These intensive online (and in-person, though this list is about online bootcamps only) classes take students through a whirlwind of a programming and coding curriculum that will ensure they come out understanding coding and the best practices that come along with it.

Here, we’ve put together a list of the best coding bootcamps that you can sign up for and complete exclusively online. Each of these programs come highly rated by real coding students who have decided to improve their existing web development skill

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Buying a new car? These tech features could drive your choice

Emilee Geist

What do automotive shoppers really want?

A few years ago, those who kicked the tires on new vehicles might have prioritized fuel efficiency, comfort, or perhaps horsepower.

Today, it’s all about the tech.

“The race never ends to develop ‘must have’ vehicle technologies,” says Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction and human machine interface research at J.D. Power. “New technology continues to be a primary factor in the vehicle purchase decision.”

“However, it’s critical for automakers to offer features that owners find intuitive and reliable,” Kolodge adds.

Automotive expert Nik Miles mirrors Kolodge’s assessment: “Besides price, tech plays a major role when considering a new car – interestingly, for every age group – but it has to be easy to use.”

Miles is founder and host of OurAutoExpert.com, an online magazine featuring the latest in automotive news and reviews. “Even inexpensive vehicles are loaded with tech, whether it’s tech

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Amazon Just Dropped 15 New Devices, Including a Truly Crazy Security Camera

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Ring
Photo credit: Ring

From Popular Mechanics

  • Amazon announced a batch of new products on Thursday, ranging from updated Echo devices to a peculiar new Ring security camera that flies around your home.

  • Amazon also announced some welcome changes to its Alexa voice assistant, and even a few new services.

  • We’ve rated every new product, based on whether or not we think you should buy them, taking into consideration price, previous models, and privacy.

On Thursday, Amazon debuted all of its newest devices, ranging from an updated line of Echo devices, to in-car security systems, to a drone-slash-security-camera that literally flies around your house to track wherever the activity is going down. That one is … complicated.

Amazon announced about 15 new products in total, plus a whole slew of services and some welcome updates to its Alexa voice assistant.

📲 You like badass gadgets. So do we. Let’s nerd out

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Twitter users baffled by Kraft’s ‘disgusting’ new mac and cheese flavor: ‘Is this a joke?’

Emilee Geist

It’s officially pumpkin spice season.

Usually, this time of year arrives with changing leaves or Starbucks unveiling its fall drink lineup. This year, though, it’s something a little … different.

Kraft Foods, basically the Kleenex of mac and cheese brands, has announced a new fall-themed flavor: pumpkin spice. Naturally, the new item has sparked some mixed feelings online.

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The snack, which comes with dry macaroni noodles, cheese sauce and a packet of pumpkin spice flavoring, is pretty hard to get at the moment. Kraft claims it’s only produced 1,000 boxes, which are only available through a giveaway with an ever-growing waitlist.

While plenty of social media users have criticized the “disgusting” idea, it seems like others are dying to try it. The item was originally only available in Canada, but now Kraft has announced a new sweepstake

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