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When She’s Just Not That Into You, Bro When She’s Just Not That Into You, Bro

This week we have a college boy who’s desperately clinging onto a long-distance relationship with a girl he’s known since high school. Is she being unreasonable and ignoring him? Or is this dude expecting way too much?

Here's Everything You Need to Know to Survive an Earthquake

Earthquakes are violent, frightening, and can strike at any moment, but there’s plenty you can do to protect yourself and your family. These tips can keep you out of harm’s way when you start to feel tremors under your feet.

The Cheapest Round-Trip Fares to Europe From Every State The Cheapest Round-Trip Fares to Europe From Every State

Planning the ultimate European vacation? If you want to save some money, you should take into account where you’re leaving from and what your first destination is. Some state’s airports can fly you over for a few hundred dollars, while others will require $1,000 or more.

The Best Way to Persuade Someone That They're Wrong Is to Show Them How They're Right The Best Way to Persuade Someone That They're Wrong Is to Show Them How They're Right

When you’re debating a topic with someone, it’s in your best interest to avoid flat-out telling someone they’re wrong. All it does is make the other person defensive, causing them to entrench themselves further in their beliefs. Instead, tell them all the ways they’re right, then guide them to realizing they’re wrong…

Sip On These Hibiki Alternatives Until Japan's Whiskey Shortage Is Over Sip On These Hibiki Alternatives Until Japan's Whiskey Shortage Is Over

Last week brought terrible news to Japanese whiskey fans: Suntory plans on halting sales of the wildly popular, and fairly affordable, Hakushu 12-year-old single malt and the Hibiki 17-year-old blend. But fear not oh, drinker of smooth spirits, there are other great options out there. These whiskeys may not be the…

You Can Still Become Fluent In Another Language as an Adult You Can Still Become Fluent In Another Language as an Adult

There’s an age-old myth that says full-grown adults can’t become fluent in a second language. And lately, the media has been pointing to a new study that seems to suggest as much, saying that the fluency age cutoff is around 18. But that’s just not true.

What to Do With Stuff Someone Left at Your Place What to Do With Stuff Someone Left at Your Place

Whether it’s a former roommate, an ex-partner, a friend, or some random partygoer whose name you’ve forgotten, someone is going to leave stuff at your home at some point. But hold on there, pal, that property isn’t automatically yours now. Here’s what you should do with it, according to common U.S. law.

The Secret to a Captivating Dinner Party Conversation The Secret to a Captivating Dinner Party Conversation

Dinner parties are often a mishmash of different people coming together under one roof for refreshing drinks and a tasty, home-cooked meal. Because of that, conversations can be nothing but awkward explanations of what everyone does for a living. You can do better! Kick things off this way instead.

How to Find and Pump Gas for Your Car In Different Countries Around the World  How to Find and Pump Gas for Your Car In Different Countries Around the World 

Everything is a little different when you’re driving in a foreign country, from laws and etiquette to where and how you pump your fuel. This handy guide gives you the lowdown on getting gas in 30 different countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and North America.

You Only Need to Focus on the Present You Only Need to Focus on the Present

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 Avoid Vacation Rental Scams Online How to Avoid Vacation Rental Scams Online

Vacation home rentals are a fun, and often affordable, alternative to hotels, but they’re also less regulated and more prone to scams. Crooks have come up with plenty of schemes to make a quick buck off of oblivious vacationers using nice photos of non-existent rentals and up-front cash security deposits. That’s why…

When a Friend Wants to Go On Scary Fair Rides But You're Terrified When a Friend Wants to Go On Scary Fair Rides But You're Terrified

This week we have a guy who wants to go to the fair with his buddy, but he’s afraid of riding all of the intense rides his friend is excited about. Should he buck up and strap in, or find a way out before he hurls corndog on your shoes?

Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task  Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task 

When you realize you need to get something done, you probably think to yourself, “I have to do that soon.” But that type of thinking disrupts your motivation in two ways: by messing with your sense of time and robbing you of urgency.

Dig Up Dinosaurs at These Family-Friendly Paleontology Sites Dig Up Dinosaurs at These Family-Friendly Paleontology Sites

Looking for a fun, educational summer activity the whole family can get in on? How about digging up actual dinosaur bones and other fossils! Here are a few of the best dig sites across the country that welcome newcomers who want to learn about paleontology.

Don't Be Afraid to Ask Dumb Questions Don't Be Afraid to Ask Dumb Questions

Whether it’s a hot new movie, a huge sports event, or a TV show that it feels like everyone is watching, it’s no fun to be caught out of the loop during water cooler chats or party conversations. If you want to be a part of it all, let go of your pride and ask some dumb questions about it.

Not Declaring Food to Customs and Border Protection Could Cost You Big Time Not Declaring Food to Customs and Border Protection Could Cost You Big Time

When you travel internationally, there’s a whole song and dance of answering questions and declaring items you have to go through before re-entering the U.S. When Customs asks you if you have any food to declare, declare every food item you have—just in case.

The Real History of Mother's Day The Real History of Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a time for flowers, fancy brunches, and thanking your mom for putting up with your crap for all these years. But once upon a time the holiday was a more somber affair—a way for women to mourn fallen soldiers and pursue peace.

How to Offer Condolences Without Sounding Like an Ass How to Offer Condolences Without Sounding Like an Ass

If you’re not careful, your well-meaning condolences can make you sound like a total ass. The trick to offering your sincere sympathy to the bereaved is knowing what to avoid while you show your support. These are the seven big no-no’s.

Here Are the Countries U.S. Citizens Can Visit Without a Visa  Here Are the Countries U.S. Citizens Can Visit Without a Visa 

If you’re a U.S. citizen with a valid passport, you’re able to freely travel to more places in the world than most other countries’ citizens, and it’s probably a lot more than you realize. All you need are some vacation days and a plane ticket.

The Only Thing Keeping You From Improving Is You The Only Thing Keeping You From Improving Is You

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.

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