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The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

This Copycat White Chocolate Mocha Saves You Money and a Trip to Starbucks

Rejoice, fans of the white chocolate mocha, for you no longer have to trek to your nearest mermaid-emblazoned coffee shop to get this sweet, …

Nine travel resolutions and how to keep them

New year, new you, right? Well, maybe. If experience has taught us anything, it’s that bad habits are hard to break and most diets don’t last past January... but our wanderlust is here to stay.<p>These resolutions are not only achievable – they’re a joy to keep. So take your pick and make 2017 your …

Online Life

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these …

The Best Productivity Habits of Famous Writers

Contrary to our romanticized notions, writers don’t just sit around all day, drink coffee and Scotch, and wait for inspiration to strike. Like any …

This Tool Tells You If It's Cheaper to Drive or Fly

You're going to want to bookmark this.<p>Now there's one less barrier to going on vacation. TravelMath, a website that calculates the cost of travel, can figure out if you should drive or fly to cities around the world, according to Lifehacker. The website uses a "travel cost calculator" to consider …

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Hopper Now Tells You When to Get the Best Price on Flights You'll Actually Want

It’s easy enough to find the cheapest flight for your destination—there’s no shortage of tools to help you do that. The problem is, there’s usually a …

Apple Store

Make Incredible Focaccia at Home with Store-Bought Pizza Dough

You can buy pizza dough at the grocery store, but that doesn’t mean you have to make pizza with it. Lucky Peach has an array of great uses for …

This $18 Olive Oil Bottle Measures Your Oil Before You Pour

When you cook with olive oil, you have three choices: You can pour imprecisely, you can make a measuring cup dirty, or you can use Vremi’s $18 olive …

Recipes

The Trtl Pillow Is a Perfect Travel Pillow for People Who Need Neck Support

In order for me to sleep while sitting upright, I tilt my neck to one side and just let it kind of hang there. Then I wonder why I’d wake up with …

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks

TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, …

This Algorithmically Designed Worm Bin Lets You Compost On Your Countertop

The Biovessel isn’t just a small trash can to hold your food scraps in. It’s an odor-free composting device.<p>Most countertop compost bins are just tiny trash cans that don’t do anything other than hold food scraps until they end up in a compost pile or green bin outside. Others use electricity to …

Your Pick For Best Travel Pillow Is the Cabeau Evolution

Our readers offered up plenty of strong opinions, and at least a dash of snark, in our hunt to find the best travel pillow, but at the end of the …

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2016

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the …

Online Education

Why I Bought a Chromebook Instead of a Mac

Chromebooks have surpassed sales of Mac laptops in the United States for the first time ever. And that doesn’t surprise me. Because roughly a year …

Roast Your Lemons First for Delicious, Flavorful Lemonade

Using an oven to make lemonade may create some cognitive dissonance in your brain box, but by roasting the tart citrus fruit, you can draw out …

Recipes

The Traits of a Good Listener

You’ll find tons of self-help books on improving your speaking skills, but improving your listening skills is just as crucial, if not more so in some …

Low-Fee Investment Funds Aren't Just Good for Your Savings, they Perform Better Too

We’re fans of easy, “set and forget” investing. And that means investing in funds with low fees that don’t eat into your returns. And a recent study …

Ulysses Is the Plain Text, Evernote-Style Writing App I've Always Wanted

I’ve long been a fan of plain text for everything from notes to general writing, but it wasn’t until recently that I found my holy grail: An app that …

How Scrivener Helped Me Organize All My Writing

Scrivener is a name that gets tossed around a lot in writing circles, but it's not immediately clear how it's useful. Subsequently, I've avoided it …

The Writer's Essentials Bag

Simplicity is all you really need in a bag, and reader Crystal C’s is a great example of that. Packed with just her essentials for writing, it’s …

MacBook Pro

How-To: Pallet Wood Bench

Happy November, everyone! We’re diving into our Pallet Wood Bench tutorial today, as mentioned here! Woo-Hoo!<p>First, we would like to give credit …

The Better Way To Organize Your Junk Drawer

Make sense of your cluttered drawers by installing DIY custom-fit organizers.<p>We all have a junk drawer. The one that has become a catch-all for various desk supplies, tools, and gadgets, and is in desperate need of organization. The flimsy plastic inserts you can buy never fit well. But this DIY …

Drill Straighter Holes by Using an Old CD as a Guide

If you’re having trouble making straight holes with your handheld power drill, an old CD can make for a cheap and effective guide.<p>You can buy a …

A Nicaraguan Soup That Puts Gazpacho to Shame

From Granada, Nicaragua, a twist on a chilled almond soup from Spain.<p><i>For some, exploring a new city means tasting every gelato, croissant, taco, or dumpling, and travel plans are made around restaurant reservations. But when jetting out of town isn’t an option, we're here to bring you dishes from</i> …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you've been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

Nutrition