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How to Pick the Perfect Travel Shoes for Your Adventures Around the World

Epic journeys call for top-notch footwear that can handle anything. You need a pair of shoes that are so comfy, protective, and versatile you won’t …

Shoes

Protecting Cannabis Brand Names

<b>By Oliver Herzfeld and Jared Mermelstein</b><p>Marijuana’s classification as an illegal substance makes brand protection under trademark law problematic and uncertain. But it is not impossible for cannabis companies to protect their brands. It just takes some creative problem-solving!<p>As a growing number …

How to Figure Out What's Slowing Your Computer Down

Inevitably your computer slows down. You try to open a website and it grinds to a halt, or read an email and it churns along sluggishly. A slow …

Ultimate Guide to Social Skills: The Art of Talking to Anyone

<b>Here’s an example:</b> back in high school I applied to dozens of scholarships.<p>Even though I was a great candidate on paper, I could never get past the …

Gregarious

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

Boost Your Confidence In Social Situations With the "60 Seconds" Game

Sometimes finding your confidence is as simple as breaking the ice. The next time you’re at a conference, party, or other social event, try this game …

Top 10 Kickass Arduino Projects

The Arduino is a cheap electronics board that allows you to make your own electronics without a ton of coding experience. We love the Arduino, but …

Arduino

Being A “Nice Guy” Isn’t Good Enough

Are you a nice guy? This may be part of what holds you back in dating. See, there’s a problem inherent with being nice (as opposed to being a Nice …

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Why Do I Keep Blowing It On The Second Date?

Hello all you fiery bed-crows of the Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating column that’s Del Toro tested, Kojima approved.<p>This week, …

Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

Woodworking

Why You Should Be Tracking Your Habits (and How to Do It Well)

I’ve been tracking my habits on and off for the past couple of years, but when I went through a brief stint of <i>not</i> tracking habits, I didn’t do a very …

Productivity

Five Rules for Reaching Out to an Old Job Reference

You’re on the job hunt and you need to get your professional references together. And that means reaching out to a certain former boss who would be …

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

DIY

Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry

Description<p>This Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry is SO delicious! Served with a simple homemade honey ginger soy stir fry sauce.<p>Ingredients<p>For …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2016

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

Make This Super Easy Horseradish Yogurt Sauce and Dip Everything in It

I think we can all agree that dips are very important, and a good one is all about finding that perfect balance of flavors that keeps you coming back …

Ravens vs. Patriots odds: New England a Monday night touchdown favorite hosting Baltimore

The New England Patriots look to hold onto the top seed in the AFC with a win over the Baltimore Ravens as sizable home chalk on Monday night.<p>The New England Patriots are 9-3 straight up in their last 12 games against the Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots will try to earn a third-straight win over the …

Republicans go on offense over Obamacare

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Obamacare's woes are back -- just two weeks before Election Day.<p>The government said Monday that premiums for Obamacare's benchmark plan are set to rise an average of 22% next year. That sticker shock is emerging as a potent issue in the final stretch of the 2016 campaign, giving …

Donald Trump to Howard Stern: It's okay to call my daughter a 'piece of ass'

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Warning: This story contains graphic language.</i><p>Donald Trump engaged in crude and demeaning conversations about women over a 17-year-period with radio shock-jock Howard Stern, according to a review by CNN's KFile of hours of newly uncovered audio.<p>Among the topics Trump discussed: his daughter …

Donald Trump

These Are the Three Best Pillows

After a brutal pillow fight in the comments of our nomination post, we’ve narrowed this week’s Co-Op down to the final three pillows. Check out what …

Recipe: Freezer-Friendly Frittata Breakfast Sandwiches

Freezer-Friendly Frittata Breakfast Sandwiches<p>Makes 6<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>1/2 medium onion, finely chopped<p>8 ounces uncooked chicken or turkey …

9 Kick-Ass Curries That Are Way Easier Than You Think

If you’re on the hunt for one-pot meals that feed a crowd—or want to stretch your cooking efforts into leftovers that last for days—curries are where …

The Cardio Playlist

When you’ve got to get your cardio in for the day, nothing gets you ready for it like a high-energy playlist. Today’s playlist is perfect to take on …

Bong Appetit: Stoned Shabbat Dinner

Abdullah Saeed meets up with Rosenberg’s Bagels’ owner Josh Pollack to learn how to make traditional Jewish food with cannabis as part of a multi-course stony and schmaltz-laden Shabbat dinner.<p>Abdullah Saeed, our somewhat perma-saturated host, is back in the land of legal weed and one of his …

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Analysis: Libya’s Gaddafi had a history of reaching out to Israel

"Gaddafi perceived Israel as a powerful actor on the international stage, believing it enjoyed great influence in the Western world," expert tells …

eggs in purgatory, puttanesca-style

If the theme of late here is simple, cozy meals we can assemble even when we’re not, perhaps, having the most well-rested, worry-free weeks ever, we …

miso black sesame caramel corn

This began pretty harmlessly; my husband told me recently that whatever magic they roll buffalo wings in (basically: a lot of butter and Frank’s hot …

roasted yams and chickpeas with yogurt

If one was ever to question their lifetime of unwavering devotion to New York City, February would the month to do it. It’s cold and has been for …