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How to Stop Hating a Food How to Stop Hating a Food

You don’t have to like every food. But certain food aversions are very inconvenient when you’re out in the world. Writer Amanda Mull, for example, wishes she didn’t hate cucumbers. So she talked to dietician and therapist Ellyn Satter. The trick is to only partly eat the food:

Copy Emoji and Special Characters With CopyChar Copy Emoji and Special Characters With CopyChar

We all have certain special characters that we use all the time, and finicky little ways to type those characters. You might google the name of an emoji, or download a menu bar app for copy-pasting, or learn key combinations for adding diacritical marks to letters. Here’s another option: Bookmark CopyChar.cc.

How Tiny Mistakes Cause Huge Disasters How Tiny Mistakes Cause Huge Disasters

“If I was setting up curriculum at a university,” says engineer Foone Turing, “I’d make an entire semester-long class on the Challenger disaster, and make it required for any remotely STEM-oriented major.” Because, says Foone, the disaster was a lot less random or simple than people tend to think. In a thread of 102…

Don't Worry About Organizing Your Books

At Brooklyn’s Books Are Magic, as at most bookstores, the books are organized sensibly: fiction sorted by author’s name; non-fiction under various categories, with books of local interest on their own display; kids’ books sorted by age group and author; new books face-up on the front tables; a wall of cookbooks; a…

What's Coming and Going From Netflix in March 2019 What's Coming and Going From Netflix in March 2019

This March on Netflix, we’re getting Doubt, The Notebook, A Clockwork Orange, Apollo 13, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and the original Wet Hot American Summer. There’s a long list of original shows and films, including the second half of Arrested Development season 5. Hoo boy. Any fans of the new season here?

Download Coloring Pages From Over 100 Museums Download Coloring Pages From Over 100 Museums

Over a hundred museums and libraries around the world make coloring books based on their collections for the Color Our Collections program, led by the New York Academy of Medicine. Along with three previous annual collections, there are now 396 PDF coloring books you can print out. Here are some of our favorites.

I'm Dawoon Kang, Founder of Coffee Meets Bagel, and This Is How I Work I'm Dawoon Kang, Founder of Coffee Meets Bagel, and This Is How I Work

After seeing the toxicity of other dating services, Dawoon Kang created Coffee Meets Bagel as a safer, friendlier alternative. We talked to her about solving the fundamental problem of many straight dating services, and how she manages her company in a way consistent with CMB’s values. Dawoon also shared a dating tip…

Avoid These Bad Habits in Your Writing Avoid These Bad Habits in Your Writing

The top copy editor at Random House has a book out about what you should and shouldn’t do in your writing, and people are already arguing about it. All writing advice is relative, because language is not physics, it’s something people made up. That doesn’t mean writing advice is useless, so if you like to write and…

Ask Lifehacker to Settle Your Dispute Ask Lifehacker to Settle Your Dispute

The great king Solomon was asked to settle a dispute between two women, both of whom had recently given birth, one of whom had smothered her child in its sleep. Both claimed other had smothered her child, both claimed the living child was her own. “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to…

Tell Us Your Public Transit Hacks Tell Us Your Public Transit Hacks

This week on Hack Your City, we’re not taking hacks for one city—we’re taking hacks for all of them. We want your tips on taking public transit, wherever you live. For example! In New York, a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry is a well-known alternative to a trip to the Statue of Liberty. But a less appreciated…

Start Learning HTML and CSS With This Ultimate Guide Start Learning HTML and CSS With This Ultimate Guide

There are so many ways to learn web development, your problem might be how to choose a starting point. The design site CSS-Tricks has their own guide for learning HTML and CSS—but they’ve compiled plenty of alternatives into a wide-ranging but approachable list.

How to Run a Neighborhood Bookstore

Even while we spend more of our days staring at screens and do more of our shopping on Amazon, book sales are actually rising at independent bookstores. Novelist Emma Fusco-Straub and her husband Mike opened Cobble Hill shop Books Are Magic in 2017, and have drawn customers in every day since, with a charming…

Good Rules for Choosing Non-Fiction Books Good Rules for Choosing Non-Fiction Books

I have a few rules for choosing non-fiction books: I won’t read a book promising to reveal the “insider secrets” of an organization or field. (The author only knows 1% of the secrets, and they’ll oversell them.) If I find a book too broad or challenging, I go down a reading level—or even find a comic book version with…

The Best Delhi Travel Tips From Our Readers The Best Delhi Travel Tips From Our Readers

This week on Hack Your City, we got your tips on traveling to the Indian capital of Delhi. The best comments have tips on etiquette, safety, and places to visit. Here are some highlights.

How Successful People Deal With Rejection at Work How Successful People Deal With Rejection at Work

Successful people don’t learn to avoid rejection, but to deal with it, learn from it, and even turn it into a new opportunity. We talked to some of our favorite successful people—past guests from Lifehacker’s How I Work column—about how they deal with rejection on the job.

I'm Franki Chan, Founder of IHEARTCOMIX, and This Is How I Work I'm Franki Chan, Founder of IHEARTCOMIX, and This Is How I Work

If you’re trying to combine creative work with “pay the bills” work, look at IHEARTCOMIX, a creative agency that integrates its client work (recent projects include marketing for Black Panther and Mary Poppins Returns) with in-house projects like the music label IHC 1NFINITY, which sets all its music videos in a…

Manage Your Life 10 Minutes at a Time With 144blocks Manage Your Life 10 Minutes at a Time With 144blocks

Your typical waking day has about 1,000 minutes, as blogger Tim Urban writes in Wait But Why. Urban loves to analyze his time by breaking it into chunks, to measure a human life in weeks, or to calculate how many times he’ll see his parents before they die. Yeah, his thought experiments can get heavy fast. His 1,000…

Add a 'Stretch Goal' to Your Day Add a 'Stretch Goal' to Your Day

Every weekend, my wife and I hope to get a lot done. We throw all our goals, from “wash hair” to “file taxes,” onto an informal little to-do list on the Reminders app or a scrap of paper. Managing the weekend’s to-do list becomes an errand itself. Push ourselves too hard and we’ll burn out; take it too easy and we’ll…

Get Over It With the Lifehacker Rejection Playlist Get Over It With the Lifehacker Rejection Playlist

How you doing? Oh no! I thought it’d last forever! But I always knew you were too good for that. Sorry, buddy. Sounds rough. Let’s go drown our sorrows. I have just the right music for this.

Tell Us Your Best Delhi Travel Tips Tell Us Your Best Delhi Travel Tips

Picking locations for Hack Your City gives me vertigo. There are just so many places with so many people. This week we’re talking about Delhi, capital of India, home to over 21 million, a city so old there are debates over what century it was founded in. In the early 20th century the British built another city inside…

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