Run to the store to pick up last-minute items.
Whatever you do, do NOT fake an allergy to refuse a food. You’ll eventually accidentally eat something with the magic ingredient in it and someone will notice, even if you don’t get called out.
Here at Lifehacker, we’re big fans of personal finance site NerdWallet, and its suite of tools like the Federal Tax Calculator, credit card matchmaker, and retirement calculator. We talked to Tim Chen, a former finance analyst who co-founded NerdWallet in 2009 and now oversees a team of 450, about how he works.
Homecoming and Within the Wires both sound really interesting. I’m going to have to check them out on my holiday drive tomorrow. Thanks!
Deadly Manners, a murder mystery narrated by LeVar Burton with voice work by Kristen Bell, Denis O’Hare, Anna Chlumsky, and RuPaul.
Thanksgiving is all about bringing people together, but for vegetarians and vegans, holiday meals can be meat-centric to the point of alienation. Nobody—not even your worst cousin—should have to poke at leftover crudités, cranberry sauce, and maybe some stuffing while everyone else gets to eat whatever they want.
Garlic is great in all of its many forms but, like most plant parts, it is at its absolute best when roasted. Roasting garlic mellows its pungency and tempers its aggressive bite, but it also intensifies its sweetness and creates new, deeper flavors through that lovely little Maillard reaction. It’s also a freaking…
A mom of two, Rachel Rabkin Peachman realized that as she holds down the metaphorical fort in her family—she’s the one who books dental appointments, remembers to pack jazz shoes, and knows exactly where the snow pants are stored if anyone asks—her husband gets to be the “fun parent,” the one who builds literal forts…
A few years ago I was in an unhappy spot in my career. I had a lot of job security but found the work sort of soul-crushing. After some deliberation I went to my manager and asked to be shifted to a 32-hour work week so I could pursue other interests while still filling the niche role I had at work. Luckily, my…
Among the many benefits they bring to your home, plants help clean the air. Are you returning the favor?
Smart travel tip: When you go to another country, don’t say “bless you”
Whenever you sneeze I will reply with “Really, it’s come to this?”
Remembering high school chemistry is sometimes a very high bar!
Even if you’re not a freelancer or a “creative,” you’ll probably benefit from a page that lays out your accomplishments, and not just your work history. If you ever want to give a talk, get quoted in an article, work a side hustle, start your own business, or just get a job offer, then you need a public portfolio.
MOST service dogs here watch out for invisible triggers, such as debilitating seizures or other problems that can affect day to day life, and are trained to watch for the warning signs. Apparently, some conditions give off certain smells or something before it gets bad, so the dog has time to warn the person and…
I think you may be confusing service animal with “comfort” or “emotional support” animal. Two very different things. The latter seems to be growing in popularity as a way for people to bring their animals to places they normally shouldn’t be (work, planes). Though I am sure there are some legitimate reasons.
Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.
Train ‘em young! My cat’s an old crank now, but when he was young and spry I taught him to fetch. I saw a bit of promise in him, because he liked to carry his favorite twist-tie around in his mouth. I bought him a foam ball and he fetched pretty instinctively. I also trained him to wear clothes at this time (just…
I taught my cat a few tricks—took a lot of repetition. “Jump!” and he’d jump up to where I’d point. “Stand!” and he’d stand up like a prairie dog. “Comb!” (and I’d show him the comb) and he’d line up on a box parallel to me resulting in the best position for the combing strokes down the length of his body—god he loved…