Trust us, we did not enjoy telling you that steaming your vagina could burn you. Nor did we really want to write any of the posts below. But we live in the real world, where people consider doing harmful things to themselves and others.
Like putting two spaces after a period. Here are the posts that we wish we hadn’t had to write.
“Here’s one that shouldn’t be necessary,” says health editor Beth Skwarecki, who had to debunk yet another “health” treatment endorsed by Lifehacker nemesis Gwyneth Paltrow.
“Likewise,” says Beth. “Natural” doesn’t mean “safe,” and untreated water can kill you. And yet someone wants to sell it to you.
Sometimes we debunk the overhyped results of scientific studies because they’re dangerous, or have lasting consequences. Sometimes we debunk them because we personally hate seeing two spaces after a period.
I mean, I’m not gonna stop you, but I’m not going to let you think this practice is good for the environment or your wallet.
Sorry sorry sorry sorry!
“It’s 2018, but the advice still stands: Running BitTorrent on a network others monitor is a great way to get yourself into trouble,” says tech editor David Murphy. “Roll the dice with your ISP if you must, but don’t BitTorrent at school or work — not unless you’re using a VPN or some other crafty workaround.”
This shouldn’t be something anyone would need to consider, but here we are.
“I had to write this because people will not stop giving me flowers and I have had it,” says editor-in-chief Melissa Kirsch. “People think flowers are this wonderful gift that no one could possibly not want, but the fact is, the person who is trying to get dinner on the table doesn’t want them. They’re too busy.”
Whatever new horrors await in 2019, we’ll be here to remind you that they’re horrors — and hopefully, how to deal with them.