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What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.<p>Like most women, I’ve been sexualized more times than I can count, both with and without my permission. I’ve been told by bosses to wear a skirt next time—the shorter the better. Like nearly every woman I know, I’ve sat down in a coffee shop with …

How to Hide 'Trending Topics' From Twitter and Facebook

“Trending topics” are bullshit, says Select All. These little modules on social media sites are swamps of banality and disinformation. This …

Blackbox

Wipe the Internet Clean With This Extension

If you want a gentle reminder not to waste time online—without investing in a full-featured paid app like Freedom—try Nothing on the Internet, an …

Internet

The Best Cyber Monday Flight Deals of 2017

Some airlines have extended their Black Friday flight deals through today; others are offering up to 60 percent off.<p>Cyber Monday has become one of travel’s biggest shopping days, and airlines aren’t missing a beat—even if they’re just repacking their usual fares. It's the travel industry’s …

Here’s What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in December 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Netflix has announced what’s arriving (and departing) from its streaming video lineup this month, and is …

How to Feng Shui in a Day

Looking to update your space but don’t know where to begin? Consider giving Feng Shui a try. For complete novices, the ancient art can seem a bit intimidating, but getting started in your home is easier than you think. While Feng Shui can take a lifetime to truly master, implementing a few key—and …

How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness is having a moment. A trending moment, specifically: the hashtag #mindfulnessinamerica is currently trending on Twitter, thanks to the …

What It Feels Like to Die

Death comes for us all here on Earth at a rate of nearly 7,000 people every hour. Yet, despite its inevitability, most of us know very little about …

iOS 11's Most Obnoxious Features

iOS 11 brings a lot of new and exciting features to the iPhone and iPad. It also brings a lot of pretty annoying ones.<p>Like most new operating …

Apps

What to Do If You Were Affected by the Equifax Hack [Updated]

Equifax’s “security incident” earlier this week affected 143 million Americans. That’s a huge number of people, which means that the chances that …

Equifax Is Waiving Their Credit-Freeze Fees for 30 Days

Another day, another attempt by Equifax to stem the tide of consumer rage in the wake of the gigantic breach that left vulnerable the personal data …

Identity Theft

How to Find Out If You Were Affected by the Equifax Hack

There are a number of nefarious activities to watch out for when your Social Security number has been compromised. With the recent Equifax data …

Google Drive's Desktop App Is Now Backup & Sync, Here's What You Need to Know [Updated]

<i>CORRECTION (9/8/17, 10:15am): An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Google was getting rid of Google Drive entirely, rather than</i> …

Software

Here’s How T-Mobile Customers Can Score Free Netflix

T-Mobile customers are about to get some free video streaming perks, as long as they have the right plan. The wireless carrier’s latest promotion …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Bucket Lists

How Do I Securely Store My Medical Records?

<b>Dear Lifehacker:</b><p><i>Today, my wife took our dogs to the vet to get their nails trimmed. Because it was our first time to that vet, she needed their</i> …

Information Systems

How Can I Find Out If Someone’s Stealing My Wi-Fi?

Dear Lifehacker,<p>Lately it seems like my high speed connection is bogged down, and I’m getting a creepy feeling that someone’s stealing my bandwidth …

Wi-Fi

8 Signs You Should Skip Mediation and Head Straight for the Divorce Lawyer

Once a marriage is far enough gone, the only remaining question is “How hard is it going to be to untangle our legal and financial lives and (if …

Mediation

iTunes Keeps Auto-Playing? Download This Blank Song

iTunes users all know the aggravating feeling every time you plug your phone into your car, or idly hit play: The first song in your library comes …

iTunes

10 Apps I have Gathered To Help With My Travels | Inc.com

I've been all around.<p>I've been to Europe, Central America, Middle East and North America. As time passes, I find myself dependent on my smartphone more and more. For instance, I don't think I would have ever survived my first trip to NYC without using Google Maps.<p>So battery-drain aside, there's no …

Apps

Tips to help you relive your great vacation [Tech Travel Tips]

It used to be that when you got back from vacation, you’d drop your film off at the lab and cross your fingers. You hoped you’d get some half-decent photos back a week later, while memories of that cool restaurant you liked faded with your tan.<p>Now we share our photos with friends and family while …

RIP USB: These Are Ports and Connectors to Care About in 2017

We hate to break it to you, but the traditional USB ports you’ve used to connect your cameras, controllers, and other gizmos for the past 20 years …

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in …

Remote Controls

Throwaway phone chargers, Lightning cable keychains and more [Deals]

There are so many ways to run out of battery at just the wrong moment. Maybe you underestimated the lifespan of your backup battery, forgot your cable, or mistook them for your Lightning headphone cables. Whatever the case, it pays to have options, and that’s why we’ve rounded up these great deals …

Dr. Andrew Weil Says We’re Taking Too Many Medicines

Dr. Andrew Weil, still sporting his trademark white whiskers at age 75, says that we are taking too many medications. Dr. Weil is perhaps best known for popularizing the concept of integrative medicine, which melds traditional medicine with “alternative” healing techniques.<p>In his new book, “Mind …

Medicine

Build Fitness on Your Lunch Break With Just Ten Minutes and a Chair

This one will get you sweaty, but it’s totally worth it. If you’re in your good work clothes, bookmark this for later today, or just grab your …

Fitness

How to use iOS 11’s powerful new screenshot markup tool

iOS 11 has added some great new features to the humble screenshot tool. You can quickly view a new screenshot without a trip to the Photos app first, and you can edit and mark it up before saving it. By adding some powerful pro-level features to screenshot markup, Apple has –somewhat ironically — …

How to Wake Up in Your Dreams

Now that you know what lucid dreaming is, and you know the benefits and risks, it’s time to give it a solid try. Get ready, oneironauts—we’re about …

Does chondroitin trump an anti-inflammatory for arthritic knee pain? | Reuters

A daily supplement of pharmaceutical grade chondroitin is as good as celecoxib (Celebrex) at relieving arthritic knee pain and doesn’t have dangerous side effects, researchers say.<p>Dr. Jean-Yves Reginster of Liege State University in Belgium and colleagues recruited 604 people over age 50 with knee …

1Password introduces Travel Mode to protect data during trips

As part of an update pushed out on last week, popular password management app 1Password introduced a new feature that lets users selectively erase …