In this installment of surviving wild animal attacks: sharks. While the chances of something happening is much less likely than a dog attack, you just never know, especially if you’re out surfing, swimming, or diving in open waters. We hope you never have to use these tips, but here’s what you should know.
Doing taxes probably gets so buried in your to-do list that when the time comes to actually file them (now-ish), you think oh, crap! and panic mode sets in. Instead of driving yourself to drink, trying to hit the April 18 deadline, request an extension to file your taxes at a later date. Here’s how.
My passport is navy blue. My family members’ passports from other countries are a deep forest green, maroon, or navy blue also. Thinking about it now, I don’t think I’ve ever seen, say, a hot pink passport. It turns out there’s a good reason for that, but it’s not what you think.
As a freelancer, one of the hardest things to do is to tell potential clients what you’re about and why they should hire you, a.k.a. your elevator pitch. It’s not just about what’s in your spiel, but it’s also about the why that can really make people care.
Drinking in the shower is a pastime that much of the Lifehacker staff holds near and dear to their hearts. The popular beverage of choice for such an activity? Beer. Also, coffee and maybe a fancy cocktail. Here’s how you, too, can enjoy one of the greatest and most simple pleasures of your adult life.
If doing a single pull-up (or more) is one of your goals in life, you’re in luck. Here’s a game plan you can follow, even if all you can do is dangle like a sack of meat.
I’m always searching for ways to counteract my type-A, future-focused tendencies that make me a tangled ball of stress. Try meditation, they say. I’ve tried sitting still, focusing on nothing in particular and thinking about not thinking. I’ve had some success with it, but the real breakthrough came when I started…
Most of us can agree that eating your veggies is a good thing on the nutrition front. Still, simply knowing that vegetables are good for you isn’t enough to suddenly turn disgust into undying love for broccoli. But give veggies a proper chance with these tips and you might just learn to love ‘em.
Rock climbing is one hell of a strength-building workout. Not just for your upper body, but for everything. I recently joined a rock climbing gym in Los Angeles, paying $79 each month for something I actually love to hate. And yet I keep going because, in addition to training my body, I am really training to get over…
The other day at the gym, I found this bag of peanut butter “protein cookies” and was utterly fascinated by it. The packaging proudly displays “18 grams of protein per bag,” along with every healthy-sounding buzzword there is: non-GMO, gluten-free, and high protein. Let’s not put on airs, bag of cookies, you’re still…
Imagine that you’ve just completed sets of heavy deadlifts. You’re tired, but now that you’re done you have to be a good gym-goer and take those weight plates off the barbell. Well, instead of trying to remove every plate individually, Omar Isuf shows you this super easy way to unload the weights efficiently and…
Neck pain and poor posture come from a myriad of problems, and looking down at your phone constantly may be one trigger. In her video, Doctor Jo, DPT and a licensed physical therapist, suggests a couple of neck stretches to help counter the effects of all that texting and reading Lifehacker on your phone.
The practice of seeing the little and big things that you’re grateful for has been shown to make you a happier person. That’s because you literally think about the good things you have in your life, rather than focusing on what you don’t have and being negative about it. Take it a step further and figure out why that…
If you have a hard time exercising consistently, maybe you need to reframe your ideals around working out. One sub-par workout, for instance, is better than skipping workouts altogether. Try Nate Green’s 3 x 30 workout routine. It’s just 30 minutes of your day.
The reasons for feeling discomfort along your back are pretty complex, but too much sitting or staying in one position for too long can be among the modern-day culprits. If your back feels stiff and lacks flexibility (especially in your upper back), try out these stretches from the bendy folks at GMB Fitness.
Hopefully, you’ll never be in a situation where you have to use these tips, but they might just come in handy to help you handle a dog attack. In this Business Insider video, a former Navy SEAL tells you what you need to know to protect yourself.
“You know what would make this 2 a.m. taco perfect? Bacon. No wait, the whole taco shell...just bacon.” I imagine that’s the kind of thought process that would inspire someone to make this. And now The Backyard BBQ Show shows you how it’s done.
If you want to offset dark circles, redness, or dark spots with makeup, you have to understand how using orange, green, yellow, and a few other colors can even out your skin tone—called color-correcting. The technique is popular, but really easy to mess up. This video helps clear up the confusion.
When your daily commute is 20 steps between your bedroom and home office, the biggest threats to your weight and health are lack of movement and the temptations of a fully-stocked kitchen and fridge. Here are tips to nip those Pac-Man-like habits in the bud when you don’t even need to leave the house.
We all fear speaking in front of people. Some of us are just better at squashing those anxieties—probably by not following flimsy advice like, “Imagine everyone in the room naked.” Instead, they prepare thoroughly and thoughtfully and learn what keeps people interested. Here’s how you can, too.