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Past articles by Christina:

Best Slack Hacks: How To Use Cool Tips & Tricks In 2019

If you're ready to make Slack a little more fun (and a lot more productive), here are 24 tips you should know. → Read More

Best Hookup Apps For Sex & One-Night Stands

Tinder may be getting press for being a hookup hotspot, but there are several excellent options for finding one-night stands, no matter your preferences. → Read More

Keyboard Shortcuts & Symbols For Mac, Google, & More

If you want to cut some time from your daily work flow, these keyboard hacks will help you fly through Chrome, text editors, and even Twitter. → Read More

18 Awesome Apps For One-Night Stands

According to Vanity Fair, Tinder is the harbinger of today's hookup-fueled "dating apocalypse." But the truth of the matter is, hooking up isn't anything new (and may in fact be hardwired into our genetics). And as for Tinder, sure, it can be used for swiftly finding a one-night stand, but there → Read More

How To Get More Out Of Your Wardrobe Without Spending $$

Inevitably, when I start going through my drawers and closet at the beginning of a season, I realize something. I had so many more clothes that I could have been wearing! They were just hiding behind or underneath something (or both). If I had a closet like Cher in Clueless, this would never be a → Read More

How To Watch Porn On Your Phone — The Right Way

We use our phones for everything these days. If that includes watching porn, don't worry: You're in very good company. There's still a stigma around phone porn usage, however. Even if you're a proud watcher, you may not want to advertise the fact right on your home screen. In truth, that would be → Read More

Now You Can Shop On Instagram

Instagram is rolling out a new way to shop in its app. In a small test, brands will be able to tag items in their posts, which users can then buy. → Read More

Instagram's Newest Feature Is Incredibly Important

Instagram made some important changes to its app. Now, if you see a friend post something that feels like a cry for help, you can do something about it. → Read More

30 Spooky Pictures Of The Full Moon

The full moon is almost here, and so is Halloween. Unfortunately, the two don't coincide this year — that's a rare occasion that won't happen again until 2020. But, we can still get in the spirit as this month's full moon rolls in on the 16th. Full moons happen every 29 to 30 days (29.53 days, → Read More

9 Uber Hacks Every 20-Something Should Know

Starting today, Uber is making its ride experience better by letting you choose the music that plays through Spotify or Pandora. → Read More

Yeti’s Fancy New Bike Will Smooth Out Your Bumpy Backcountry Rides

Christina Bonnington Yeti’s Fancy New Bike Will Smooth Out Your Bumpy Backcountry Rides 07.23.14 The Yeti SB5c features a 27.5-inch wheelbase, a compromise between the lighter weight of 26-inch wheels and steam roller-like qualities of a 29er. → Read More

Here's When You Should Use A VPN

Welcome to What the Tech?!, Refinery29's weekly column explaining the basics behind a buzzword or concept you've heard tossed around in conversation (but maybe don't actually understand). Using a VPN is a smart thing to do if you're traveling, using an open Wi-Fi network, or just want to ensure → Read More

Uber Eats Is Now Available In New York

If there is a way to eat delicious food without having to leave the apartment, we are all about it. It's why we use Seamless way, way too often. And Seamless has a new competitor on the block: Uber Eats. Not content to simply overthrow New York City's taxi empire, Uber now wants to dominate our → Read More

The 5 Most Important Things Apple Announced Today

Earlier today, Apple unveiled the next big things in its lineup, which include a new iPhone, a new iPad, and some notable software updates. But the new products weren’t the only focus. The tech giant kicked off the presentation at its Cupertino campus by addressing its fight against the FBI → Read More

Bill Gates Recreated His Yearbook Photo & It's Perfect

There's nothing like a good #TBT — and philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates just gave us a great one. On Tuesday, Gates gave his fourth Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and shared a surprising photo to prove his identity: An uncanny recreation of his 1973 high school yearbook photo. In → Read More

You Can Now Use Apple Pay At The Pump — & It's Awesome

Nobody likes having to fill their car with gas (or at least I sure don't). It's time better spent doing, well, anything else. And I don't know about you, but I always worry about my credit card information being stolen by one of those credit card skimmers. While there's nothing that can be done → Read More

The Samsung Galaxy S7 May Out-iPhone The iPhone

If you're in the market for a new phone and are looking beyond the confines of the Apple ecosystem, it can be tough to decide what to get. Google's Nexus 5X and 6P are excellent, and the $400 Nextbit is a fun alternative to your standard glass and aluminum slate. Announced at Mobile World → Read More

What The Heck Is The Cloud?

You hear the phrase tossed around all the time: "It's stored in the cloud." "It streams from the cloud." The cloud, the cloud, the cloud. It's magical and it's everywhere. But what the fuck is it? At its most basic, the cloud is internet-connected remote storage. When you save a photo to the → Read More

Why Happy Meals In Sweden Are SO Much Cooler

Man, times have changed. Back when I was getting Happy Meals, they usually came with some cheap plastic trinket or maybe a tiny plush Woody from Toy Story. Now, kids get an unusual, and useful, addition to their Happy Meal prize. In Sweden, McDonald's updated its iconic Happy Meal box so that it → Read More

What You Need To Know About The Latest iPhone 7 Rumors

If you held off buying a new iPhone 6s last year, you may have made a smart call. Reports about Apple's next iPhone are starting to roll in — and it sounds like it could be a big upgrade. A report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, an often-accurate Apple analyst, says that two models → Read More