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Set Your Homepage as a Countdown Clock to Your Death Set Your Homepage as a Countdown Clock to Your Death

We only get so much time in this life, and yours is running out, friend. That might seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be—it can be motivating. Sometimes you just need a reminder that you need to make it count. This tool sets your Google Chrome homepage and any new blank tabs you open to a clock slowly ticking toward…

Wearing All of Your Clothing to Avoid Checked Bag Fees Is a Bad Idea Wearing All of Your Clothing to Avoid Checked Bag Fees Is a Bad Idea

A man trying to fly from Iceland to England was recently denied boarding for wearing all of his clothing at once in an attempt to avoid a checked bag fee. This is a terrible attempt at a travel hack. He claims that the gate personnel said it would be okay beforehand, but even if they had let him board, he would have…

Fitness Professionals: What Do You Wish People Knew About Your Job? Fitness Professionals: What Do You Wish People Knew About Your Job?

To be a better customer—or at least one that’s not too annoying—it helps to know what it’s like being on the other side. Let’s educate future trainees looking to get fit! If you’re a fitness trainer or class instructor, or have been one in the past, we want to hear from you.

You Can't Take Back What You've Already Said You Can't Take Back What You've Already Said

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

Nobody Wants to Date Someone Who Is Bitter and Jaded Nobody Wants to Date Someone Who Is Bitter and Jaded

If you’ve been on the dating scene for what feels like forever and you’re starting to feel frustrated and disillusioned with it all, it might be time to take a step back and do a little recalibrating. We project how we feel to others; people can sense your negative outlook from a mile away, which ruins any chance of…

I Despise Dogs But My Fiancée Loves Them I Despise Dogs But My Fiancée Loves Them

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.

Assess Before You React in Emergency Situations Assess Before You React in Emergency Situations

Due to the current state of the world, and nonstop media coverage of tragic events, we’re more on edge in public spaces than ever before. But reacting before you think can be just as dangerous to yourself and others as the perceived threat—especially when you’re in a crowded environment.

What Do I Do When I Receive Someone Else's Email? What Do I Do When I Receive Someone Else's Email?

If you have a popular name combination, or just get a lot of email at work, you’re bound to get an email that wasn’t intended for you. You could ignore it, sure, but there are better ways to handle it.

Do You Really Need to Decant Your Wine? Do You Really Need to Decant Your Wine?

If you’re just getting into wine, you probably hear about processes you’re not familiar with, like decanting and aeration. But do you need to bother with that stuff? Fear not, future wine snob this is all you need to know.

The Best Way to Answer 'Do I Look Okay?' The Best Way to Answer 'Do I Look Okay?'

You’re getting ready for a big night on the town when your companion turns to you and asks, “Do I look okay?” Gulp. Do you fire off a “Yep!” without looking? Do you tell them they always look so, so good? Or do you give them some honest feedback? We asked you what you would say, and this is what you told us.

Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs

You wouldn’t think online shopping could get you in trouble with customs, but if you accidentally order counterfeit merchandise on Amazon it just might. If you plan on doing a lot of traveling, you probably want to double check your orders from now on.

Why You Can't Stop Mid-Action, Even When You Know It's a Bad Idea Why You Can't Stop Mid-Action, Even When You Know It's a Bad Idea

You go to take a step up onto your porch when you realize it’s covered in shimmering, slippery ice. Your mind wants to stop so you don’t hurt yourself, but your body isn’t going to get the message in time. Here’s what’s going on in that brain of yours.

Walk a Mile in Your Wrongdoer's Shoes Walk a Mile in Your Wrongdoer's Shoes

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

How to Travel to Cuba Solo Under Trump's New Regulations How to Travel to Cuba Solo Under Trump's New Regulations

Since Trump restricted travel to Cuba in November, you may be laboring under the assumption that it’s once again illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba, but that’s simply not true. The regulations have become a bit more strict, sure, but it’s still possible to go follow in Hemingway’s footsteps, even if you’re going…

When Your Significant Other Demands Free Rent When Your Significant Other Demands Free Rent

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.

What Do I Do When I Receive Someone Else's Mail? What Do I Do When I Receive Someone Else's Mail?

Mistakes happen, especially when it comes to the mail. Carriers sometimes misread an address, letters can shift around in the back of the truck, and people move without updating their address. Here’s what you do if you get mail that doesn’t belong to you.

Stop Trying to See All of a Museum in One Visit Stop Trying to See All of a Museum in One Visit

When it comes to museums, our ambitions and curiosity are often larger than what our bodies and brains can handle. If you really want to enjoy a museum visit, plan to only see a couple of exhibits.

Travel Wisely With These Tips from Nineteenth Century Japan Travel Wisely With These Tips from Nineteenth Century Japan

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Youtuber Logan Paul and his childish antics while visiting the beautiful country of Japan. Well, if you were unaware, there’s a way you should and shouldn’t act when you’re visiting unfamiliar places. The Japanese have known these rules for hundreds of years.

Anime Streaming Is Now Included With Your Amazon Prime Membership Anime Streaming Is Now Included With Your Amazon Prime Membership

Anime Strike, Amazon Video’s anime add-on channel that cost $5 a month, has been shut down. But don’t be sad! Rejoice! It just means you can watch a bunch of great anime with your Amazon Prime membership now, no additional subscription required.

How to Graduate to Better Whiskey How to Graduate to Better Whiskey

When I met Patrick Marran, it was a cold December night in New York City. My girlfriend and I had just given up on trying to break through the crowd at Rockefeller Center to see the big tree and we were in desperate need of a drink. We made our way down 49th Street to escape the masses, rounded the corner of 10th…

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