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Brain Training Might Actually Work If It's the Right Method

There are a lot of people that will tell you those brain training games won’t make you any smarter, and that’s true for the most part. But a recent study suggests you can boost your brain power with the right type of focused training.

Why Everyone Seems to Know the Same Urban Legends Why Everyone Seems to Know the Same Urban Legends

You know that creepy urban legend you heard about that thing in your town? Yeah, someone is probably telling that very same story in another part of the country right now. Here’s why everybody seems to know the same spooky stories, no matter where they are.

Classic Horror Movies You Can Watch on Major Streaming Services Right Now Classic Horror Movies You Can Watch on Major Streaming Services Right Now

Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have tons of great horror movies for your viewing pleasure, but sometimes you just want the classics. These are all the old school favorites available right now.

Your Idea Will Never Be Ready Your Idea Will Never Be Ready

A large source of my creative procrastination comes from this notion that my idea “just isn’t ready yet,” like it’s fruit ripening on a tree. But you know what? That’s bullshit.

Traveling All the Time Won't Fulfill You    Traveling All the Time Won't Fulfill You   

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.

Where to Hide During an Earthquake Where to Hide During an Earthquake

Earthquakes are some of Mother Nature’s more violent shows of power, but there are still things you can do to protect yourself and your family. When you feel the ground shaking, follow these rules.

Your Remote Boss Doesn’t Necessarily Hate You Your Remote Boss Doesn’t Necessarily Hate You

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.

Learn What IKEA Product Names Actually Mean With This Dictionary Learn What IKEA Product Names Actually Mean With This Dictionary

IKEA products have a wide variety of interesting names. Some are Swedish words, others are named after places, and some are just made-up names made from mixing other words. This dictionary lists them all.

How to Communicate With Deaf People When You Don't Know Sign Language How to Communicate With Deaf People When You Don't Know Sign Language

When you don’t know how to connect with a deaf or hard of hearing person, you can complicate the process—or worse, shut them out entirely. If you need to communicate with a deaf person, here’s what you should do.

What Grievances Do You Have With Your Friends Who Have Kids? What Grievances Do You Have With Your Friends Who Have Kids?

When you don’t have kids but have friends who do, issues can arise. Their lives change dramatically as a parent while yours largely remains the same, and that can sometimes cause tension in your relationship. What truths would you like to tell them without upsetting them or hurting their feelings?

Silence Annoying Gas Pump TV Ads With This Button Silence Annoying Gas Pump TV Ads With This Button

Some newer gas station pumps have small TVs built into them that blast ads, or even worse, the news at full volume. Here’s how you can turn that sound off and pump gas in peace.

Hear What Literally Every Genre of Music Sounds Like With This Tool Hear What Literally Every Genre of Music Sounds Like With This Tool

There is a lot of different types of music out there. Like, a lot. Don’t believe me? Check out this time-sucking tool called Every Noise at Once.

Why Friday the 13th Is Considered to Be Bad Luck  Why Friday the 13th Is Considered to Be Bad Luck 

Why is Friday the 13th considered to be so unlucky? It’s part math, part history, and part pop culture.

What It Means to Be Awesome, According to a Philosopher What It Means to Be Awesome, According to a Philosopher

At some point in your life you’ve probably said that someone is either awesome or that they totally suck. I know I have. But what does that mean in a philosophical sense? One philosopher thinks it’s all about open mindedness in social situations.

How to Take an Old-Fashioned "Marble Drop" Power Nap How to Take an Old-Fashioned "Marble Drop" Power Nap

Short power naps are a great way to refresh your mind in the middle of the day. They give you a mental boost without making you too groggy. But if you don’t want to use an alarm for your super short snooze fests, you can use this classic nap timing trick instead.

How to Tread Water Efficiently How to Tread Water Efficiently

Simply floating in water might look easy, but it’s actually pretty difficult if you don’t have a flotation device, and treading water is an essential safety skill for anyone who plans on spending time on or near the water, well, ever. Here’s the best way to do it for as long as possible in an emergency situation.

Just Being "Good" Isn't Enough Just Being "Good" Isn't Enough

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.

How to Fly Budget Airlines Without Killing Yourself How to Fly Budget Airlines Without Killing Yourself

Budget airlines like WOW Air and Spirit can save you a buttload of money when you fly with them, but it’s still going to cost you—in sanity. Here’s what you should know going in, as well as a few tips for making the trip more bearable.

PSA: Dying People Can Hear You PSA: Dying People Can Hear You

When you visit somebody you care about on their deathbed, don’t be fooled by what you see. The person lying there may look totally unconscious, but they can probably hear everything going on in that room.

What to Say to a Bride-to-Be Who's Marrying an Asshole What to Say to a Bride-to-Be Who's Marrying an Asshole

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.

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