Winter means getting sick for many of us. Whether you're battling an illness or trying to prevent it, here are a few things you can do to get through it like a champ.
A Spanish fruit company is leading people to believe that they "invented" a low-fat avocado which they are calling "Avocado Light." This, however -- as the kids say -- is "already a thing."
Upon hearing the news of abuse and sexual harassment by men in power like Harvey Weinstein (and Bill Cosby and Donald Trump and all those who still go unnamed), it's becoming common to respond with a sort of resigned outrage. A couple of days ago, Mayim Bialik penned a piece in her online community GrokNation about how she wasn't surprised to hear of the Weinstein allegations, writing, "It is my assumption, sadly, that this is just what happens all of the time." This is what power and patriarchy look like, she says, and it sucks.
Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker's weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.
If someone were to tell you there are various types of orgasms that women can have, what would your reaction be? Surely, an orgasm is an orgasm and there’s only a couple of ways to reach that big ‘O’? Think again! It turns out women can achieve 12 different types of orgasms. Yes, 12! Read on to find out more about the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and how you can have them (or give them).
Sometimes, a decision that's even tougher to make than "Should we have a child?" is "Should we have another child?" -- and if the answer is yes, then the question becomes "When?" Sibling age gaps, AKA birth spacing, is a massive topic of analysis -- for economists, sociologists, the World Health Organisation, and most of all, parents, who must strategically weigh factors from finances, to their careers, to the annoying "clock", to the type of relationship they envision for the kids themselves. And then of course, the decision may not be in their hands at all, as it isn't like you can simply pick a date on the calendar and type in "new baby". It's very complex and very personal.
MSG - or Monosodium glutamate to give it its proper name - is widely believed to contain dangerous toxins. The once popular food additive has been shunned by many Australian Chinese restaurants who proudly proclaim their dishes are now "MSG free". But do we really need to be worried? Not according to this infographic from Compound Interest.
Video: Introverts, those much-maligned and too-often-misunderstood creatures, are finally, comprehensively explained in this video, created by exurb1a. But why has this information been hidden from us for so long? Why didn't we know before that a baby introvert is known as a "shylet"? Or that a group of introverts is called an "angst"?
My mother loves to tell a story about how I would make my own sandwiches when I was three years old. Three! I used to think it was a sad story, a commentary on her non-parenting skills, but now that I'm a mum myself, I can see the silver lining: She inadvertently made me a super independent individual.
Dr Robert Lustig joined us in the studio to talk about his new book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains. Dr Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist who is also author of the book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease. He talks to us about how corporate interests have worked to keep us addicted to pleasure -- and how our addictions have robbed us of happiness.