The Simple Gmail Hack That Can Prevent Your Inbox From Becoming a Mess

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Gmail has a well-known hidden feature that helps emails reach your inbox: If you have a dot in your email address, the email service ignores it, which means that emails sent to your.user.name@gmail.com will go to the same inbox as yourusername@gmail.com.

But a similar feature that can be even more useful in sorting through your inbox often flies under the radar, as The Next Web informs us. You see, Gmail will ignore anything after a plus sign in an email address. In other words, if you send an email to yourname+@gmail.com, it will still go to your email inbox. Ditto yourname+onlineshopping@gmail.com.

Google has previously suggested that you could use the plus sign to filter your inbox with specific keywords, like using yourname+bank@gmail.com for all your bank logins. Then you would set up a filter to put all emails to that address in one folder so that Gmail would automatically tag all emails to yourname+bank@gmail.com as “finance” or whatever other filter name you choose. You can already do this by setting up filters for specific email senders, but this way, if you had multiple banks, you would only have to set up one filter.

As The Next Web points out, it’s also a useful way to see who’s giving out your email address. If you only use your.name+uselesslogins@gmail.com for websites that you’re not a particularly active user of, you’d then know if they were giving out your email if you started receiving messages sent to your.name+uselesslogins@gmail.com from other sites and businesses. Or you could use your.name+donations when you’re giving money to charity, so that you can filter and delete the endless requests for more donations you’ll get from then on out.

Sounds like a pretty big plus, huh?

[h/t The Next Web]

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
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- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
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- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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The Worst Drivers In America Live in These 15 States

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No matter how many times you've been cut off on a road trip, anecdotal evidence alone can't prove that a certain state's drivers are worse than yours. For that, you need statistics. The personal finance company SmartAsset compiled data related to bad driving behaviors to create this list of the 15 states in America with the worst drivers.

This ranking is based on four metrics: the number of fatalities per 100 million miles driven in each state, DUI arrests per 1000 drivers, the percentage of uninsured drivers, and how often residents Google the terms “speeding ticket” or “traffic ticket.”

Mississippi ranks worst overall, with the second-highest number of fatalities and the second lowest percentage of insured drivers. This marked the third year in a row Mississippi claimed the bottom slot in SmartAsset's worst driver's list. This year, it's followed by Nevada in second place and Tennessee in third. You can check out the worst offenders in the country in the list below.

Some motorists may be more interested in avoiding the cities plagued by bad driving than the states. These two categories don't always align: Oregon, which didn't crack the top 10 states with the worst drivers, is home to Portland, the city with the worst drivers according to one quote comparison site. After reading through the list of states, compare it to the cities with the worst drivers in America here.

  1. Mississippi
  1. Nevada
  1. Tennessee
  1. Florida
  1. California
  1. Arizona
  1. South Carolina (Tie)
  1. Texas (Tie)
  1. New Mexico
  1. Alaska
  1. Louisiana
  1. Alabama
  1. Oregon
  1. Arkansas
  1. Colorado