If I asked you to identify the biggest asshole in your life right now, how quickly would you be able to come up with a name? Some of us might be able to list three or four assholes with whom we interact on a daily basis, plus all of the anonymous assholes who cut us off in traffic, cut in front of us in line, and…
If there’s one personal finance mantra that everyone can agree on, it’s decrease your discretionary spending. Skip those lattes! Pack those lunches! Wait until the movie’s on Netflix!
Author and essayist Ursula K. Le Guin died yesterday at the age of 88, after completing an overwhelming number of novels, essays, short stories, and books of poetry. (When you visit her website, the list of major titles is three pages long.)
Nobody is immune to layoffs. Whether you’re an executive or an entry-level hire, layoffs can—and probably will—affect you at some point in your career. Consultants and freelancers have a bit of a buffer thanks to their multiple income streams, but when their industry suffers, they suffer too. (There’s nothing like…
So you’re in your brand-new apartment or house. Some of the boxes are still waiting to be unpacked, but you’re so excited about making this space into a home that you’re spending hours on Amazon or Bed Bath & Beyond, comparing sofa pillows and loading up shopping carts to see how much everything you might want is…
The next time your Instagram feeds up an ad, check the brand. Chances are, it’s actually a third-party reseller using Insta’s algorithm, content marketing, and good-old-fashioned arbitrage to get you to buy cheap stuff.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard a lot of people say that they want to quit some particularly addictive aspect of modern technology in 2018. Maybe you want to delete Candy Crush from your phone once and for all. Maybe you only want to check Twitter once a day. Maybe you want to stop hate-reading a feed or forum,…
It’s cold out there this winter—and it’s only going to get colder. Since it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep when it’s too chilly to relax, the Lifehacker team assembled their best strategies for making the warmest bed possible.
There are a lot of things you might be worried about right now: your job, your health, your relationships, your loved ones, the last thing you read on Twitter, our current political landscape, the threat of nuclear war... you get the idea.
If you’re an anxious flyer, here’s one way to calm your nerves as your flight begins: count to 100.
If you feel awkward using gender-neutral pronouns—or avoid them because you don’t know how to use them correctly—it’s time to get up to speed. Language tends to shift towards inclusivity, and gender-neutral pronouns are becoming more widely used, so get in the habit now before you become one of those people who’s…
A lot of us budget month-to-month, which means we often spend a little extra one month and tell ourselves that we’ll make it up the next month. (Then the next month arrives and we tell ourselves we’ll make it up the month after that, and so on.)
Want a quick way to get your old furniture or piles of clothing to Goodwill? Have a mattress that needs to go to the Salvation Army? Moving service Dolly is ready to show up, load your stuff, and take it to one of your city’s major donation centers—without you even having to ride along.
The next time you get your hair cut or your eyebrows shaped, don’t make the mistake of trying to describe what you want. Instead of saying “just a trim” and hoping your stylist knows what that means, pull out a selfie and show your stylist exactly what you want to look like.
A lot of us spend a lot of money during the holidays: air travel, presents, new clothes, dinners out, dinners in, office potlucks, school parties, and so on.
About five years ago, I got into some credit card debt. (About $14,000 worth, when all was said and done—and I have since paid it off in full.) At the time I wasn’t earning a lot of money; I was using credit, as many people do, to pay for both the necessities of life (groceries) and the…
Most of us know that you can change your address with the United States Postal Service by visiting the USPS website, but that only takes care of the mail that arrives via USPS.
We’ve all heard the standard apartment-renting advice: Test all the faucets, windows, and appliances. Visit the neighborhood multiple times over several days, at different times of day, so you can gauge the noise level. Hang out in the lobby and ask current tenants if they like living there.
I switched to a new OB-GYN this year, thanks to changes in my Affordable Care Act health insurance plan. When I went for my annual Well Woman check-up, my new doctor told me that manual breast exams—which I had received at every previous OB-GYN appointment—were no longer recommended.
Twitter is in the process of rolling out 280-character tweets, which means that we’ll be able to get twice as much information, per tweet, from the people we follow.