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Do I Need Regular Checkups When I'm Already Healthy?

Annual health exams are pretty normal, but whether they’re necessary is up for debate. Years ago, I asked my doctor for a checkup and he chuckled, pointing out that I seemed fine. So, is this annual tradition really a necessity? It boils down to three simple questions.


This Guide Helps You Shop For A Safe Lube

If you’re using a personal lubricant, either for sexy times or for something mundane like inserting a menstrual cup, you probably aren’t thinking about whether it’s potentially unhealthy for you. But some lubes on the market are best left untouched — and not, as Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP suggested, because they’re “toxic”.


How Brexit Will Affect Your European Travel Plans

As the initial shock of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union sinks in, it’s time to assess the details and look to the future. There are certainly more important concerns, but if you’re planning a trip overseas, one of yours may be, “How’s this Brexit stuff gonna affect my holiday?” We’ve got answers.


The Best Investors Literally Forget About Their Portfolios

“Set and forget” investing isn’t sexy, but it works. In fact, lazy investing is so effective, a study from Fidelity found that the best performing investors had either forgotten about their accounts or even crazier — they were dead.


How Long You Should Rest Between Sets For The Biggest Training Benefits

Rest between sets and exercises has as large an impact on your fitness as the number of sets and reps do. If your breaks are too short, you rob yourself of their benefits, or worse, increase your risk for injury. If they’re too long, you’re not exercising hard enough. The sweet spot is based on why you work out, and the exercises you do.


When It Comes To Wedding Gifts, Stick To The Registry

You may be incredibly close with the bride and groom, but that doesn’t mean you should stray from the registry in an attempt to give something more personal. Recent research suggests doing so sends the wrong signals.


Find The Perfect Beer Pairing For Your Pizza With This Visual Guide [Infographic]

Beer is great and pizza is amazing. When you have both at the same time it’s one of the best meals known to man. Still, the subtle, nuanced flavours of different beers can be even better with the right pizza pairing. This infographic from Chicago’s Home Run Inn Premium Pizzeria compares 30 different types of pizza and tells you what beers go best with each.


An Easy Way To Practise Wheelies And Gain Confidence For Mountain Biking

If you’re only comfortable on nice flat roads, the rocks and roots of mountain bike trails can be intimidating. Enter the wheelie: While it can take a lot of practise to master this move, you can get started easily by hopping up onto something as simple as a curb.


Ask LH: Should My Daughter Learn To Drive In A Manual Or Automatic?

Dear Lifehacker, My daughter is about to get her L-Plates and our family have been talking about whether it is worthwhile for her to learn on a manual or not. Is it still a useful skill given how common automatics are — and especially with new technologies such as electric engines?


Build An Automatically Updating Digital Photo Frame With A Raspberry Pi And Google Photos

We already know that the Raspberry Pi makes a great photo frame, but DIYer Paul Stamatiou took it another step and integrated in Google Photos.


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