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How To Set A Looping Video As Your Facebook Profile Picture On iOS

Facebook is starting to roll out some interesting new changes to mobile user profiles, starting with those of you on iOS. Here’s how to change your profile picture to a looping video clip on the Facebook iOS app.

Perform Awesome Card Illusions With A Homemade Magic Trick Deck

No matter what anyone says about performing magic tricks, everyone’s jaws drop when they see an amazing illusion. Here’s how you can turn a regular deck of cards into a custom deck that makes doing magic tricks easy.

Video Briefly: Smashing iPhones, Easy Illusions, Roller Coaster Proposal

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers: watch people demolish their iPhones, learn some quick and easy optical illusion magic tricks and a roller coast proposal.

The Difference Between A Fact, Hypothesis, Theory, And Law In Science

Words such as “fact”, “theory” and “law” get thrown around a lot. When it comes to science, however, they mean something very specific; and knowing the difference between them can help you better understand the world of science as a whole.

Five Useful Cooking Techniques No One Teaches You

Most of us learn to cook through trial and error, cooking shows, or being forced to feed ourselves when no one else will do it. So naturally, no one’s born knowing how to sauté chicken, or blanch vegetables. Here are some basic (but useful) cooking techniques chefs use every day, but the rest of us rarely pick up.

Video Briefly: Camera Flash Kills, 100 Years Of Call Of Duty, Tasteful Lingerie Video

Video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Japanese superhero’s weapon of choice is a camera flash, a 10 minute video covering the history of Call of Duty, and an ad by famous lingerie label, Agent Provocateur.

The Four Keys To Getting Out Of Unnecessary Meetings

Nobody likes to sit through unnecessary meetings. With the right tactics you can escape their soul-sucking grasp, but there are some important things to consider before you try to back out.

Video Briefly: GoPro Goes 360, Bear Grylls Feeds Obama Old Salmon, Scrubbing Naked Men

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: GoPro’s 360-degree spherical camera hits the streets, Bear Grylls clearly trying to poison the President of the United States with old fish and a game that let’s you scrub naked men in the shower… What the?

Pickle Your French Fries For The Ultimate Salt And Vinegar Snack

As a salt and vinegar/anything pickled super fan, I am always looking for new ways to incorporate the holy combination of acetic acid and sodium chloride into my diet, so you can imagine my glee when Bon Appetit recommended I pickle french fries.

Is Masturbation Good Or Bad For You?

Spanking the monkey. Adjusting the pink curtains. Jerkin’ the gherkin. Slapping the oyster. Beef strokenoff. Tickling the taco. Grilling the frank-and-beans. When you consider the huge number of euphemisms that exist for male and female masturbation, two things become obvious — wankers love alliteration, and they’re kind of ashamed of it. But what if self-gratification was actually good for you? Here comes the science…

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