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Time to Hit the Ol' Dusty Trail Time to Hit the Ol' Dusty Trail

It’s been a pretty sweet ride here at Lifehacker, but it’s time I mosey on out of town and ride off into the sunset. Maybe a few of you will be sad to hear I’m leaving. Perhaps some of you are happy to see me go. But me? Well, I’m just happy I got to be here.

How to Apply for the Most Difficult Tourist Visas How to Apply for the Most Difficult Tourist Visas

As useful as a U.S. passport is for seeing most of the world, it doesn’t grant you easy access everywhere. Some countries have strict policies about who they let in, and acquiring tourist visas to those countries can be almost impossible—without the right approach.

Make Your Shots Look More Cinematic With These Video Editing Tricks Make Your Shots Look More Cinematic With These Video Editing Tricks

So you shot some footage for your indie film, but it doesn’t quite look like the stuff you see on the big screen. These simple video editing tricks will help make your footage look a lot more like the stuff the pros shoot.

How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors

There are a lot of intense dangers in nature, but perhaps the scariest of all is a hot, silent killer. According to the CDC, high temperatures kill more people in the U.S. than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined. Here’s how to survive a heat wave when you’re going to be outside all day.

How to Take Better Fireworks Photos With Your iPhone How to Take Better Fireworks Photos With Your iPhone

It’s not a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, and it’s not the day after 4th of July without an Instagram feed filled with people’s terrible fireworks photos. Don’t be like those people. Take decent fireworks photos on your iPhone with these tips.

There's No One 'Right Way' to Be Single There's No One 'Right Way' to Be Single

This week we have a guy who keeps jumping from relationship to relationship, but he’s been dying to see what the single life is like. Will he figure out how to live it up solo? Or will he realize there’s not always a right way to do everything?

How Many Friends Do You Need to Be Happy?

We’re social creatures by nature who rely on one another, so we automatically seek out people to create substantial relationships. But how many friends do you need in your life? And how many can you actually have?

How to Report a Missing Person How to Report a Missing Person

If someone you care about goes missing, it’s up to you to help authorities by filing a report, giving them important details, and keeping them up to date as the situation develops. This is information you should know, but hopefully never need.

If You're Having a Tough Day, Try the '1-2-3 Strategy'  If You're Having a Tough Day, Try the '1-2-3 Strategy' 

We’ve all been there—your day is going poorly and it feels like it will never end. Worst of all, it feels like you can’t do anything to make it better. But that’s not entirely true. This strategy won’t solve all of your problems, but it’s a creative way to turn a rough day into a fulfilling one.

Pre-Buy Your Intermission Drinks at the Theater Pre-Buy Your Intermission Drinks at the Theater

A night of live theatrical performance can be so much more exciting and engaging than catching the latest blockbuster, and a good cocktail before the show and during intermission can make the night even more fun. Here’s the best way to go about ordering your drinks at the theater’s bar.

The U.S. Airlines With the Most Legroom in Economy Class The U.S. Airlines With the Most Legroom in Economy Class

Commercial planes are gradually becoming more and more cramped. About 20 years ago, the average seat pitch—the distance between each seat where your legs are—was around 34 to 35 inches. Now it’s closer to 30 or 31 inches. If you’re planning to fly economy and legroom is important to you, look into these airlines and…

The Best Way to Ask for a Favor The Best Way to Ask for a Favor

So, you need some help. It’s okay, we all need a hand sometimes. Problem is, a lot of us don’t know how to go about asking—so we don’t. Well, according to a social psychologist, here’s the simplest, most effective way to ask for a favor.

If Words Hurt, It's Because You Let Them  If Words Hurt, It's Because You Let Them 

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

The Fastest Way to Level Up in Pokémon GO The Fastest Way to Level Up in Pokémon GO

With the recent announcement of Pokémon Let’s Go for the Nintendo Switch and its ability to interact with Pokémon GO, players are returning to the mobile game en masse. If you’re trying to get back into the game, here’s a trick for leveling up fast and catching up to those who never quit.

How to Make Time to Write When You ‘Have No Time’ How to Make Time to Write When You ‘Have No Time’

This week we have a guy who desperately wants to escape his soulless career and become a writer, but he’s too busy to write. Should he leave his job so he can finally find the time to put pen to paper? Or will he realize that it’s possible to make time for his passion if he’s willing to dig deep?

Why 'AMC Stubs A-List' Is a Viable Alternative to MoviePass Why 'AMC Stubs A-List' Is a Viable Alternative to MoviePass

News broke out last week that AMC Theatres would be offering their own movie-watching subscription program to compete with MoviePass and Sinemia. Today, the Stubs A-List service is up and running, offering three AMC movie showings (of any kind) per week for $20 a month.

How to Protect Yourself From Online Dating Scams How to Protect Yourself From Online Dating Scams

What’s worse than being catfished? Being scammed out of money by someone you thought liked you. Romance scams are on the rise, and according to the FBI, these shameless grifts cost consumers more money than other kind of internet fraud. Here’s what you should watch out for if you’re looking for love.

The Hiker's Guide to Trail Etiquette The Hiker's Guide to Trail Etiquette

It might feel like there aren’t any rules out in the great outdoors, but there are certainly guidelines you should follow. Whether you’re new to hiking or always been confused about the dos and don’ts of the trail, this guide will clear things up.

How to Find Cheap Transportation to and From Major Airports How to Find Cheap Transportation to and From Major Airports

When you budget out your big trip, it’s easy to forget about transportation to and from the airport. It can really cost you if you’re not careful. Fortunately, all of the world’s busiest airports have affordable options. These are the types of transportation you should look for if you’re hoping to save some cash.

Amazon Prime Day Is July 16 (Probably)  Amazon Prime Day Is July 16 (Probably) 

Mark your calendars and prepare your wallets—or, if you’re trying not to spend any money, your site blockers: Amazon’s yearly extravaganza of online deals is approaching. A recent leak suggests it’s all happening on Monday, July 16.

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