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Physically Fit Women Were Almost 90% Less Likely to Get Dementia in 44-Year-Study

The intricacies behind what can cause dementia are still largely a mystery and highly debated. But a new study published Thursday in <i>Neurology</i> offers …

The Brain

How to Build a Smart Home Where Everything Might Actually Work

The smart home future is here... sort of. But really how smart are a bunch of different devices all speaking different languages? Unfortunately, the …

40 Ways to Be a Better Man in 2016

<i>On this day a year ago, we shared this post on ManMade. We're bumping it to the top again to see if there's anything you tried this year that really</i> …

Every Keyboard Shortcut You Need for Getting Around the Web

There’s a lot of stuff out there on the web, and you want to be able to get around all of it fast. You can of course make use of your mouse but there …

Tutorials

Running a Current Through a Steel Chain Turns It Into a Bad Ass Electric Whip

I don’t know what compels a person to run an electric current through a steel chain and then prance around with the glowing fire links of metal like …

Lightning

This Is Why You Scratch an Itch

<i>Scientists have long struggled to explain what actually causes the sensation of itching – now we know what to blame.</i><p>Having an itch can be incredibly …

University of Oxford

How To Pack A Backpack, The Right Way

What you put where for your backpacking adventure will determine how comfortable you are and how far you can walk. We made a little video to show you …

Camping

Are You a Nighttime Tooth Grinder? Here's How To Tell—And What to Do About It

Teeth grinding is a problem that affects nearly one in ten individuals, yet many of us don’t even realize we’re doing it. And that’s a problem given …

Dentistry

Stop Refrigerating Your Butter

Do you keep your butter in the refrigerator? You do? Stop it. Stop it right this second. You’re ruining your butter experience and making your toast …

Recipes

Why Are URLs Full of So Many Garbage Characters?

#?&%! Why do some URLs look like cuss words in comic books? We have the answer.<p>As you probably know, URLs (uniform resource locators) are basically …

Social Media

Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why …

The Five Best and Five Worst Demons to Get Possessed By

Getting possessed by a demon sounds horrible—all that contortionism probably leads to awful back problems. But some demonic possessions aren’t all …

Build Your Own BTTF Hoverboard Replica For Less Than $50

Remember how elated you were when Mattel announced it would be releasing a replica of the hoverboard from <i>Back to the Future 2</i>? And then how sad you …

Hoverboards

Here's How You Diagnose An Engine That Won't Start

Every truly crappy day begins with a car that won’t start. We’ve seen it in the movies, we’ve read it in books, and that’s just how it is. So here …

Magnetism

The powerful art of the opening shot of iconic movies

A movie’s opening shot prepares you for the entire movie. Sometimes you already know a masterpiece is being woven together. Other times you buckle in …

Movies

This Skateboard Folds In Half To Stow In A Backpack

Thanks to the power of air pressure<p>For their final engineering-class project, a team of students at the University of Colorado at Boulder decided to create a jammable material, a flexible substance that acts solid when put under pressure. Juniors Fai Al Mulla, Seth Zegelstein, Sam Oliver, and …

Behind The Scenes of Googles 360°-Movie

Tags<p>Behind The Scenes of Googles 360°-Movie<p>Der beeindruckendste Clip aus dem ganzen Google-Bohei ist dieses Behind-The-Scenes-Video von Googles …

Why Is the Paper Clip Shaped Like It Is?

When you think of paper clips, you immediately think of a specific form—the familiar round-ended, double-loop design. The wire trombone shape. But …

Great Britain

A Beginner's Guide to American Single Malt Whiskey

A couple years ago, American single malt whiskey had its <i>Bottle Shock</i> moment. Just like the California wines that beat the French in a blind taste …

Whiskey

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

5 Domain Name Battles of the Early Web

At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. Which led to quite a few battles over everything from …

McDonald's

Ten Videos That Explain How Cars Work

Want to know how all the complex systems work in your car? Turn to these fantastic videos made by the carmakers themselves.<p>10.) How Drum Brakes Work, …

3 Clever Typefaces That Solve Every Day Problems

Humans have been writing for a long, long time—we were making lettermarks for thousands of years. Of course, that doesn't mean we've ever reached a …

Typography

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