Karen Bluestein

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The Most Popular Posts of 2017

It was a big year here at Lifehacker. Together, we tried to save the bees, got hacked, stared right into the sun, ate gross chain restaurant food, …

Raspberry Pi

Universal Paperclips Guide: 3 Tips for Beating the Addictive New Clicker Game

The best video game of the year might just be Universal Paperclips, a browser-based clicker that explores the dangers of unchecked artificial …

How Get Free Movies and TV Using a VPN

Virtual private networks (or VPNs) are great for protecting your privacy and data while you browse the web. They provide increased security on public …

Read Albert Einstein's Advice For a Happy Life

In 1921, Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for physics. He went on a lecture tour of Japan shortly after, where he decided that he would start …

Albert Einstein

You Can Now Search eBay by Image

Searching eBay requires faith—faith that the seller listed their item with the same keywords you’d use to describe what you want. Sometimes you have …

Social Media

Kayak's Secret 'Magic 8 Ball' Will Help You Discover a Cheap Last-Minute Vacation

You have a little cash and a desire to go on a weekend trip, but no idea really where you want to go. Now Kayak can help. The app launched a new …

Words You Can Use Instead of "Very" to Punch Up Your Writing

Learning how to write is like learning how to play a musical instrument: Once you learn the basic rules—grammar, spelling and punctuation—and are …

How to Set Up Google Project Fi on Your Pixel 2

If you’re getting a Pixel 2 (or waiting for the bugs to get worked out in the Pixel 2 XL), you’re probably connecting it to your current wireless …

When to Use "Who" vs. "Whom"

Of all the tricky grammar topics, <i>who</i> versus <i>whom</i> ranks right up there: get it wrong, and you risk looking like a rube. Get it right and you risk …

How to Turn Around a Job You Want to Quit

You don’t have to hate your job to consider quitting. Feeling only lukewarm about the work you do or the team you work with can be enough to get you …

Career Development

#SeinfeldTaughtMe: What We Learned From the Show About Nothing

The hashtag #SeinfeldTaughtMe, trending right now on Twitter, shows that the seminal NBC sitcom <i>Seinfeld</i> is a surprisingly good source of life hacks, …

Comedy

Grammarly's iPhone Keyboard Corrects Your Texts and Tinder Messages

For the past few years, I’ve been using Grammarly. The service corrects your spelling and grammar on the fly, and the Chrome extension is great for …

Use Google’s Password Alert Extension to Prevent Phishing

Phishing attacks, wherein scammers pretend to be legitimate companies in order to trick you into handing over sensitive information like usernames, …

Identity Theft

Stop Friends from Scrolling Through Your Camera Roll with This Android App

Android: You pull up a photo and hand your phone to a friend so they can see it. Before you know it, they’re scrolling through your entire camera …

Android News

How Frequently Should You Take a Vacation?

I know, you’re busy and you have work to do, but you also need to take some time off to recharge those batteries. So, should you plan one big …

Productivity

Fix Your Slow Internet With These Networking Options

If you’re sick of suffering from poor Wi-Fi connections or slow streaming speeds in your house or brick-lined apartment, that one router tucked away …

Your Yearly Reminder That You Can DIY a Cheap, Easy Window De-Icer

Ice on your windshield is both a safety issue and a giant hassle on a freezing day when you just want to get where you’re going and huddle there like …

Prep a Checklist to Make Your Houseguests Feel At-Home

You’ve put fresh sheets on the guest bed, or inflated the air mattress, and hung spare towels in the bathroom. You’ve tidied and you’ve stocked up on …

You Can Get a Free Postmates Unlimited Subscription Through Apple Pay

Postmates, the get-anything-delivered service, usually charges $5.99 per delivery (or $3.99 for deliveries from Postmates partners). For frequent …

The Best Podcasts to Binge in Holiday Traffic

Being stuck in traffic sucks, being stuck in holiday traffic is even worse. If you’re driving this holiday season, load up your phone with an amazing …

HotStepper App Makes Walking Directions Fun

iOS: I still think augmented-reality goggles are the future. Yes, Google Glass was creepy and off-putting, and yes, Snapchat Spectacles tanked, but …

Use Google Express to Shop at Costco Without a Membership

Two things stop me from shopping at Costco: I don’t have a membership to get in, and I don’t have a car to get my stuff home. If you’re in a similar …

The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket Is 'Travel Deal Tuesday'

If you’re thinking about buying a plane ticket soon for an upcoming trip, this Tuesday might be the perfect time to buy.<p>Travel app Hopper recently …

Flying

How to Access Lynda’s Learning Database for Free

If you’re looking to get a headstart on your New Year’s resolution and finally edit those family photos, learn a new programming language, or get a …

How to Set Up Hands-Free Controls and Other New Features on Waze

Waze announced a huge new update on Wednesday, bringing three of its top-requested features to the app for Android and iOS. Starting now, you can …

How to Avoid a Flooded Inbox When You Return From the Holidays

Some of you are probably just digging yourselves out from the email avalanche of Thanksgiving weekend. In just a few weeks, we’ll fall into the final …

How to Outsmart Your Gross Body and Live Forever

Right after reinventing existing public services with private apps, hacking death may be the ultimate dream of SiliconValley’s elite. Death is truly …

How to Hack Your Life, With Tim Ferriss

In this episode we talked with Tim Ferriss, author, podcaster, investor, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed “human guinea pig.” He’s the author of …

Literally Email Like a Boss

If you’re buried under unanswered email, and find yourself constantly starting your replies with “Sorry for the delay,” do what BuzzFeed reporter and …

Productivity

The Languages That Take the Most (and Least) Time to Learn

So, you want to learn to speak and write a new language, huh? Not just “hello” and “thank you,” but really learn it well enough that you could live …