Virginia K. Smith
vksmith
Managing Editor, Lifehacker
Feb 20
12

The idea behind carbon offsets is that it is an investment in reduced-carbon technologies equivalent to the carbon that you have used. Read more

Feb 20
3

“The kinds you and I buy for travel are simpler, and used for a variety or projects: not just reforestation but also capturing methane, building biogas digesters and supporting projects that help reduce dependency on fossil fuels, such as wind farms; basically anything that can help capture carbon or reduce its Read more

Feb 12
22

One of the other things to think through is how to work with your SO on this. I came from a pretty idyllic family, my wife did not. When she started to talk about cutting one of her sisters completely out of her life, I looked at her like an extra head just grew out of her shoulders. I resisted and pushed her to do Read more

Feb 12
12

Excellent article, and one I will share with my wife. She has a horrible mother who essentially abandoned her at 12. The paternal grandparents, two of the best people I have ever met, raised her. Mom has repeated the narrative that my wife left her for the grandparents money. My wife had no choice, but appreciated Read more

Jan 18
7

I work in higher ed administration, and while I’ve never been the Title IX Officer at any of the institutions I’ve worked at, I work closely with those folks and have been involved at the policy level regarding campus sexual assaults. One of the universities I’ve worked for was the first in the nation to implement Read more

Nov 4
1

Every time my iPhone OS updates, I am asked to agree to the new terms and services — and when I click through, they’re always in Japanese. No idea why! (I do have a Japanese keyboard enabled, but it’s not my primary keyboard; I have it only because I’m starting to learn the language.) Read more

Oct 2
1

I lift in the morning. I have a pretty dialed-in food schedule that works for me on lifting days.

Pre-Workout
Typically eat 2 eggs, 150g cooked (short-grain) white rice, and 8oz of strawberry kefir. I’ll often throw whatever veggies I have kicking around into the bowl with the eggs, and sometimes I add natto.

Intra-Workou Read more

Oct 2
2

Kodiak Cakes blueberry waffles with extra chunky peanut butter and a Shamrock Farms chocolate milk Builder shake Read more

Oct 2
2

I work out in the morning and like your fellow Lifehacker, I want something easy, fast and hot...chocolate pop tarts.

Sep 19
8

A buddy of mine bought an older EV and put in some solar panels to charge while he’s parked.
I don’t know all the ins and outs of the setup, and it’s definitely not for everyone, but so far so good and it seems like a good way to get a cheap EV and squeeze the life out of it. 

Sep 16
55

One thing I really try to separate out when at restaurants is which problems are caused by the server, and which ones are out of the server’s control. Read more

Sep 3
13

Advocacy is important. Pushing for cultural movements is important. Educating others is important. Read more