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Adam Dachis Adam Dachis Jun 27, 2019. 17 comments

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

It’s the most irritating scenario: You set up your router in your new house or apartment, and your wifi is working flawlessly, until you find your downloads (or streaming) screech to a halt in that area that’s just outside your router’s range—like the exact spot where you watch Apple TV on the couch, or stream music at your workbench, or binge movies in bed.

There are plenty of tricks you can...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Apr 18, 2019.

All of the 59th Grammy Awards Nominees, and Where to Hear Them

All of the 59th Grammy Awards Nominees, and Where to Hear Them

The nominees for the 59th Grammy awards have been announced, and the list is packed with a ton of great songs, documentaries, and music videos. This guide will help you quickly catch up on some of this year’s best sounds.

The playlist below contains almost every song nominated for this year’s Grammy awards except for Beyoncé’s album Lemonade—which garnered several nominations, including Album...

Rob Walker Rob Walker Feb 14, 2019. 15 comments

How to Get Fired

How to Get Fired
Human ResourceAdvice for navigating the modern workplace. Send your career-related questions to humanresource@lifehacker.com.  

Getting fired pretty much always stinks. But there’s something distinctly humbling about being fired from your gig as a workplace advice columnist.

I know, because it happened to me.

Okay, I wasn’t technically fired. I was a freelance contributor, not a staffer. Still,...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Feb 04, 2019.

Why You Wheeze When You Exercise in the Cold

Why You Wheeze When You Exercise in the Cold

It’s a bummer of a start to an exercise program: You finally get up the courage to do some high-intensity intervals, or to run in the cold for the first time , and ten minutes later you can barely breathe. Here’s why, and what you can do about it.

Wheezing when you exercise, especially when it’s cold or the air is dry, is actually pretty common. About 15% of athletes, and at least 90% of...

Nona Willis Aronowitz Nona Willis Aronowitz Jan 15, 2019. 20 comments

Everything You Think You Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome Is Probably Wrong

Everything You Think You Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome Is Probably Wrong

A couple of years ago, I learned that some women insert makeup sponges in their vaginas, all the way up to the cervix, in order to have mess-free period sex. After some googling and consulting with women who’d done it, I decided to give it a try. It was a revelation—suddenly oral sex and clean linens were possibilities during my period. In July 2017, I wrote a short, dashed-off post on...

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Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Dec 28, 2018. 14 comments

Dump Your Nasty Junk Drawer in the Garbage

Dump Your Nasty Junk Drawer in the Garbage

You know that disgusting drawer full of random ketchup packets, receipts, rubber bands and other assorted crap dumped from your pockets or purse at the end of the day? Some people call it the Junk Drawer. Others call it the Everything Drawer, or the Odds and Ends Drawer or simply “That Drawer.” I call it the Drawer of Tricks, as in Dirty Tricks, the type employed by Richard Nixon and hoarders....

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Alan Henry Alan Henry Aug 13, 2018.

Another Day, Another Hack: What Security News Should You Care About?

Another Day, Another Hack: What Security News Should You Care About?

Every day it seems like there’s a new breach, a password to reset, or vulnerability. The trouble with a lot of security news though is that lot of it is important, but then there are garbage stories like this, big on scare and lacking in information, that make you just want to tune out. Let’s break down what’s worth paying attention to, and what you can ignore when you see it.

Much of this...

Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Aug 12, 2018. 4 comments

Catch Up On This Year’s MTV Movie Award Nominees Before the Show

Catch Up On This Year’s MTV Movie Award Nominees Before the Show

With award categories like Best Villain, Best Kiss, and Best Fight, The MTV Movie Awards are like the Oscar’s younger, more fun cousin who has tattoos and stuff. Here’s where you can watch all the awesome movies that will be featured at this Sunday’s award show.

How to Catch Up on All of This Year’s Oscar Nominees Before the Awards Show

This Sunday, the biggest names in Hollywood will gather...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Jul 16, 2018.

Food Politics Shows You How Your Sausage Is Made

<em>Food Politics</em> Shows You How Your Sausage Is Made

Reading Marion Nestle’s Food Politics will make you feel like a speck in a universe of giants. Corporations alternately battle and collude with the United States government in chapter after chapter, spending billions of dollars to influence what you, the consumer, choose to put in your mouth.

This is part of Lifehacker’s book review series. Not every life hack can be summed up in a blog post,...

Dick Talens Dick Talens Jun 24, 2018. 3 comments

Is It Okay to Switch Up My Workout Once In Awhile?

Is It Okay to Switch Up My Workout Once In Awhile?

Dear Lifehacker,
I’ve heard that I should be “mixing it up” and changing up my workouts at the gym. My friend, who’s a bodybuilder, told me that this is called “muscle confusion” and will force them to grow. I only know a few exercises at the gym so changing it up seems even more difficult. What do I do?

Thanks,
Confused Carl

Dear Carl,
First of all, muscle confusion is silly by definition. A...

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Herbert Lui Herbert Lui Apr 29, 2018. 4 comments

​Five Professional "Weaknesses" You can Reframe to Your Advantage

​Five Professional "Weaknesses" You can Reframe to Your Advantage

A lot of weaknesses in your professional life can be turned into advantages. The crucial element is knowing how to frame your perceived "weak" qualities to contacts and potential employers. Here are five common disadvantages that you can reframe and use to your advantage.

You're Inexperienced: You Can Learn Without Being Threatening

When you're an intern at a company, you might feel like...

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Andy Orin Andy Orin Apr 28, 2018.

Most Popular Guest Posts of 2016

Most Popular Guest Posts of 2016

To add some perspective to our usual offerings we often work with writers and publishing partners to feature voices outside our own staff. Here are some of the most popular articles by guest writers, covering everything from personal finance to psychology and more.

Have Two Drinks at a Party

Everyone has their own relationship to and tolerance for alcohol, but next time you’re at a party, you...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Apr 28, 2018. 3 comments

Shigeru Miyamoto's Best Creativity Tips

Shigeru Miyamoto's Best Creativity Tips

Today’s Nintendo game designer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto’s birthday, and to celebrate, we figured it was high time to take a look at some of his insights into the creative process.

Shigeru Miyamoto started working at Nintendo back in 1977 and since then, he’s designed now legendary games like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and countless others. Nowadays, he’s not only...

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Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft Apr 15, 2018. 8 comments

How to Put Android On Your Desktop with Remix OS

How to Put Android On Your Desktop with Remix OS

Remix OS, which came out yesterday , is a killer Android variant that brings a slick desktop-style interface to Android. Now, you can install it on a USB stick and try it out on your computer.

Android isn’t exactly built for a keyboard and mouse , but that hasn’t stopped some of us from trying . RemixOS, from developer Jide, wants to change that by adding a desktop, windowed apps, and more to...

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Kristin Wong Kristin Wong Apr 15, 2018. 2 comments

What to Do When You’re Feeling Homesick Around the Holidays

What to Do When You’re Feeling Homesick Around the Holidays

Most people spend the holidays with family , friends, and loved ones. If you’re away from your family, friends, or loved ones this time of year, it’s hard not to get homesick. Here are a few ways to cope.

How to Decide Whose Family to Visit for the Holidays

The holidays are approaching, and the longer you and your significant other wait to plan, the…

Read more Read Start a New Tradition, Like...

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Andy Orin Andy Orin Apr 14, 2018. 14 comments

I Actually Like My Laptop's Touch Screen

I Actually Like My Laptop's Touch Screen

When Windows 8 came out, touch screen laptops became incredibly common, much to most tech nerds’ annoyance. After all, they seem like a needless accessory: why touch the screen when you have a trackpad? But I took the tactile plunge and have slowly grown to love my touch screen.

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Mar 28, 2018. 10 comments

Four Sneaky Ways to Trick Your Enemies Into Becoming Allies

Four Sneaky Ways to Trick Your Enemies Into Becoming Allies

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. You may not like them, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be useful to you—or at least kept at bay. Here are four clever psychological tricks to turn them into allies.

This post is part of our Evil Week series at Lifehacker, where we look at the dark side of getting things done. Sometimes evil is justified, and other times, knowing evil means...

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Melanie Pinola Melanie Pinola Mar 18, 2018. 15 comments

How to Help Your Kids Survive the Cruelest Lessons of Childhood

How to Help Your Kids Survive the Cruelest Lessons of Childhood

We adults tend to look at kids with a sort of envy: Wouldn’t it be nice to be carefree, have summers off, and enjoy your youth again? We forget that growing up also means going through many painful realizations. To refresh our memories, here are a few lessons we’ll have to help our kids through.

You Are Not That Great

Kids are naturally self-centered and narcissistic , probably because their...

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Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft Mar 18, 2018. 18 comments

Privacy Isn't Just Digital: What I Learned In Private Investigations

Privacy Isn't Just Digital: What I Learned In Private Investigations

When you think about protecting your privacy, you probably think about your Facebook data or text messages. However, as I learned while working for a private investigations company, most of us don’t fully understand how privacy works, how it extends beyond our browser history, or how we’re really vulnerable.

Several years ago, I worked as a video editor for a private investigations company. I...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Mar 06, 2018. 22 comments

How to Stop Swearing so Damn Much

How to Stop Swearing so Damn Much

Swearing can be fun, or help us vent our anger, pain, or frustration. But it’s not always appropriate, and if your swearing is a bit of a bad habit, it’s not too hard to stop.

Have an Accountability Buddy

You may know that you need to filter yourself more, but it can be motivating to realize how often you actually swear in front of others. In the video above, from the Howcast YouTube...

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