Is Aldi’s $1000 Electric Bike Worth The Money?

Is Aldi’s $1000 Electric Bike Worth The Money?

Our major cities would be far more pleasant to live and commute in if city planners and consumers embraced e-bikes. If you never had to worry about being taken out by an angry or distracted motorist, riding an e-bike would be the most pleasant way to commute. I’ve tested many…

The 10 Most Annoying Writing Mistakes [Infographic]

The 10 Most Annoying Writing Mistakes [Infographic]

There’s no such thing as a perfect writer. Even professionals make mistakes from time to time, as our readers never fail to point out. (Thanks for keeping us on our toes, guys!) But some writing errors are so boneheaded and easily avoidable that they infuriate pedants and casuals alike. Here…

How To Reflect More Meaningfully On The Past Year

How To Reflect More Meaningfully On The Past Year

As the end of the year approaches, you may be coming to the realisation that, once again, you did not keep a single resolution past January 9th-ish. Or you can’t even remember what your resolutions were. Or better yet, you didn’t make any resolutions because you have become wise over…

Serve Cheese And Charcuterie On Rimmed Baking Sheets

Serve Cheese And Charcuterie On Rimmed Baking Sheets

A cheese, charcuterie, or even vesper board can function as a snack, meal, or cocktail party sustenance. The contents of the board are obviously the most important part, but the board itself can greatly influence your snacking experience. For easy snack board-eating enjoyment, grab a rimmed baking sheet.

The Best ‘Digital’ Gifts (That Aren’t Gift Cards)

The Best ‘Digital’ Gifts (That Aren’t Gift Cards)

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift that doesn’t require any shipping or handling, don’t assume you have to send a boring old gift card. Here’s Lifehacker’s guide to gifting ebooks, audiobooks, digital games and more.

Lifehacker’s Best Opinion Posts Of 2019

Lifehacker’s Best Opinion Posts Of 2019

We had a lot of opinions this year, every one of them perfect, but some more perfect than others. The Lifehacker staff talked amongst ourselves and decided these were our best opinion pieces in 2019. Thank you for agreeing.

How To Properly Iron Shirts, Pants And Skirts

How To Properly Iron Shirts, Pants And Skirts

Freshly ironed clothing looks pretty great: clean, crisp and tidy. In theory, ironing is great and once you get started it’s not even that bad, but it’s also cumbersome and something that a lot of people tend to put off. Plus, you may be a little scared of ruining your…

How To Kick Hackers Out Of Your Ring Account

How To Kick Hackers Out Of Your Ring Account

Much has been written about the security of Amazon’s Ring Cameras. I still maintain that most of the issues people are discovering with the company’s security all require an attacker to know your user name and password—something you can help prevent by using a strong, unique password for your account….

We Need To Talk About Racist Stereotypes On Disney Plus

We Need To Talk About Racist Stereotypes On Disney Plus

When the much-anticipated Disney+ launched last month, some of its classic kids’ movies came with a warning: “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”

How Cancelling Your Uber Ride Affects Drivers

How Cancelling Your Uber Ride Affects Drivers

If you’ve ever called an Uber—and waited longer than you’d like—you probably might feel tempted to cancel the ride altogether. In the end, you might end up paying a small fee for your driver’s time, the probable worst-case scenario. But there are several reasons why Uber’s existing policies, in particular,…

A Beginner’s Guide To Tinder Slang

A Beginner’s Guide To Tinder Slang

The internet has made it easier than ever to find love, sex and companionship. This is largely thanks to a proliferation of niche and mainstream dating apps that cater to basically everyone. The only downside is that you now need to keep tabs on digital dating slang, which is constantly…

How To Help Kids Develop ‘News Literacy’ Skills

How To Help Kids Develop ‘News Literacy’ Skills

Helping kids develop their news literacy skills has become more important than ever—and teaching kids only to identify fake news isn’t enough. To develop true news literacy, kids have to learn deeper strategies than simple fact-checking; they also have to consider how the news is gathered and presented.

What Happens To Your Domain When You Die?

What Happens To Your Domain When You Die?

No matter how many sci-fi movies depict it, we’re not going to be able to achieve eternal life by uploading a digital version of our consciousness to the cloud anytime soon.

Don’t Buy A New Stand Mixer Just Yet

Don’t Buy A New Stand Mixer Just Yet

Every home baker wants a stand mixer, and they often go on sale just in time for holiday gift-giving. If you’re committed to buying one for yourself or someone you love this year, don’t default to the cheapest Kitchenaid on Amazon. Depending on your needs, a vintage mixer might actually…

Don’t Wait To Purchase An Upgrade At The Airport

Don’t Wait To Purchase An Upgrade At The Airport

We all know the tricks about when to buy airline tickets, like booking exactly 65 days in advance of your planned departure date or on a Tuesday morning because that’s when flights are cheapest for some reason. But when is the best time to purchase upgrades?

Use Excel To Keep Your Family Organised  

In my first post-university employed position, I worked for a boss who loved Excel spreadsheets. She thought nearly everything could be put into “boxes and rows”, and after my first year working there, I was officially a convert. I’m big on organisation anyway, and those spreadsheet cells called to me,…

Getting Airborne In A Car Is One Of The Great Joys In Life

Getting Airborne In A Car Is One Of The Great Joys In Life

There isn’t a lot to keep a teenager occupied in rural America, but owning an $800 car opens up a lot of possibilities. I was a pizza delivery driver for a few of my younger years and after a typical closing shift, some of the other drivers and I would…

These Lego Cars Are Worth A Fortune

These Lego Cars Are Worth A Fortune

Lego cars weren’t all built equal. There are some ultra-rare sets out there that could practically put your kid through college. They’re just not the Lego cars you’re likely thinking of.

How To Extend Your Apple Watch’s Battery Life

How To Extend Your Apple Watch’s Battery Life

You can save battery on your Apple Watch in a few different ways. A full charge normally lasts about 18 hours, but depending on how you use your device, it may be much less than that. Here are five of the best ways to maximise your Apple Watch’s battery juice.

How To Change Your Boss’s Mind

How To Change Your Boss’s Mind

A lot of advice about persuasion assumes a relatively equal power dynamic. But sometimes you need to persuade someone higher up than you in a hierarchy: your boss, their boss, a project leader. For that you need four specific strategies: focus on common goals, get to a neutral space, let…

Stop Wasting Money On Expensive HDMI Cables

Stop Wasting Money On Expensive HDMI Cables

I have to admit, I’ve never really spent more than $10 on a HDMI cable. But to my horror, there are some high-quality options going for exorbitant amounts online. I’m talking hundreds of dollars for what is essentially just a data cable. Let me remind you why that’s a complete…

Why You Should Plank Before Squats Or Deadlifts

Why You Should Plank Before Squats Or Deadlifts

We’ve all heard the phrase “engage your core” as it relates to lifting. And your core strength is crucial—we’ve written about it in the past—it’s the difference between a crappy deadlift and a great one. Or a mediocre pushup and one with perfect form. Basically, if you’re doing anything requiring…

What’s The Deal With Peanuts?

What’s The Deal With Peanuts?

Food allergens are the scourge of the modern school lunchbox. Many foods contain proteins that can set off an oversized immune reaction and one of the fiercest is the humble peanut. What gives?