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2-factor authentication: an extra privacy safeguard

You either don't think about it much, or it serves as an annoyance: two-factor authentication on your smart devices. You know — that thing where anytime you sign in to something from a location not recognized, you get all kinds of warnings and have to enter passcodes sent to you by email -- hoops to jump through.

Your versatile washing machine's best kept secrets

Americans have known for decades that they can wash cloth sneakers in their washing machines, but HGTV's Chelsea Faulkner tells us there is so much more that can be thrown in as well — like baseball caps, floor mats, plastic shower curtains and liners, and even rubber shower and yoga mats. Yes, the delicate cycle is best for all of these, but take a look at several other washable items you may have overlooked as well.

Making your home office your haven

People all over the U.S. have taken their jobs home with them for a while. With social distancing mandates in effect, a home is now a multi-function place — a place to work, caretake, and homeschool all rolled up into one. So to stay focused on work, make your work area organized and visually appealing to help you feel more productive as well as relaxed.