Cherise Threewitt is a Chicago-based writer and editor with 15 years of experience covering the automotive industry. At HowStuffWorks, Cherise enjoys researching and writing stories that make cars and car culture interesting and accessible for everyone. When Cherise isn't writing, she's probably at the gym, paddling on Lake Michigan, or driving her 2019 Subaru WRX.

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Sometimes a money order is the best way to conduct a financial transaction, but knowing how to successfully fill one out is key.

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Vantablack is one of the darkest substances known, able to absorb up to 99.965 percent of visible light. But is it the blackest of blacks on the planet?

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One super-cool perk to being POTUS? You get to be driven around in the heavily armored presidential limousine. One downside? You have to hand over your car keys — for life.

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Hygrometers are used by many professionals to monitor levels of humidity in the air. So, do need one in your home?

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Getting bored of your Twitter handle? You can change it in just a few quick steps.

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You hear this vague directive in all different circumstances of life. Here's how to nail it every time you're asked.

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Are there legitimate reasons to seek out the dark web? Sure. We explain what's on the dark web, how to access it and why you'll want to proceed with a healthy dose of caution.

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The next part of Kelly Helfrich's job? Changing their thinking.

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Is your car's deep black trim now a dingy gray? You can change that with a little elbow grease and a few hours of your time.

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We've all done it — forgotten to put the gas cap back on after fueling up and then driven off from the gas station. So is it bad for our cars?

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There are a ton manufactured every year across the world. So what company makes the most? You'll probably be shocked to find out.

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Itching for a road trip that is as exhilarating as it is memorable? Check out one of these five drives that you surely won't forget.

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Illustrator Amber Share loves the outdoors. But not everyone has her same enthusiasm. She found a way to turn their bad reviews of national parks into comedy gold.

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Part of the thrill for spectators in car racing is the wrecks — assuming everyone is OK. But who is left picking up the bill when those expensive cars end up destroyed?

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Now that we're all supposed to be wearing masks, we've all become keenly aware of something: our breath. And guess what? It doesn't always smell good.

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Gas prices have plummeted across the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic. That might be a good thing for your wallet, but is it good for the economy? It depends.

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A reclusive millionaire hid a treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border in 2010. Some lucky hunter finally found it.

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A software update from Ford heats cars up to 133 degrees Fahrenheit to help police officers reduce the footprint of the COVID-19 virus in their patrol fleet.

By Cherise Threewitt

Dashcams are inexpensive and easy to install. And they might be provide critical evidence if you're involved in a car accident. So why don't you have one?

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HowStuffWorks contributor Cherise Threewitt was due to deliver her baby in late March. She never knew that would mean she'd be having her child in the midst of a global pandemic.

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