Category Archives: Viral



That Leaked List of Samsung Devices Getting Android 10 Is Bogus

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. A screenshot made the rounds earlier this week that allegedly listed all the Samsung devices that were going to receive Android 10. The list caused an understandable excitement for some Samsung owners, hopeful that the latest version



How Can You Tell If an App Is Malware?

Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We’d love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with “Tech 911” in the subject line.   There are a lot of apps you can download on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. That’s

This is ‘Peak Week’ for Asthma

Photo: Shutterstock If you have asthma and you feel like it’s gotten worse lately, it’s not your imagination: Llate September is informally known as asthma “peak week” because several asthma-exacerbating factors converge. First, there’s the ragweed pollen. This is the season when it’s everywhere. Ragweed



How to Wean Your Kids off Juice

Photo: Shutterstock It probably started as a once-in-a-while treat at a birthday party or out at a restaurant. But once your toddler got a taste of that sweet, sweet juice, bland old milk and water just didn’t have the same appeal. And now, juice is

The Best Apps That Now Support Dark Mode in iOS 13

Image: Brendan Hesse iOS 13 is here, and like Android 10, Apple’s newest OS update brings an official dark mode to your iPhone. Apps can have their own special looks when you’re using dark mode, too, and the fine folks at Gadget Hacks have provided



Make a Better Screwdriver With Curaçao

Photo: Claire Lower 3-Ingredient Happy HourThe weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations.   The screwdriver is not a bad drink, but it’s not a great drink. The combination of orange juice and vodka isn’t hard to swallow, but I’ve never been like “You

When You Electronically Sign Documents, Always Keep a Copy

When Paul, a freelancer based in New York, couldn’t get a response from a consulting client who owed him money, he thought he might have to take legal action. I’ll download the contract, he thought, as he dug back through his inbox for a link

How to Make Your Own Stuffed Crust Pizza

The greatest gift that home cooking has to give is happiness, and few things make people happier than a slice of pizza. So, on this National Pepperoni Pizza Day, I’d like to talk about just how easy it is to make pizza at home—even a



Prop Up Your Phone or Tablet In Style With This $6 Stand

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. No desk is complete in this day and age without a decent phone and tablet stand. This one’s made of aluminum, can adjust to multiple angles, and is only $6 at

This Little Stick Is My Trick For Muscle Pain Relief

Feeling a little sore after a work out is something I’ve always craved, as I feel like it’s confirmation that I put in some good work at the gym. But it turns out, feeling sore doesn’t actually feel good. After a while, I realized I

Memorize More With the Best Mnemonics From Wikipedia

“If it’s clear and yella, you’ve got juice there fella! If it’s tangy and brown, you’re in cider town!”Screenshot: Gracie Films There is nothing too smart or too stupid for a mnemonic. They can teach you features of specific neurological disorders, or they can teach



How to Watch Tonight’s Democratic Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues

Photo: Win McNamee/Sean Rayford (Getty Images) Tonight, 10 Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Iowa individually to discuss issues affecting LGBTQ Americans, like the Equality Act, bans on conversion therapy, and some candidates’ controversial records on marriage equality. This will be the first

Why Now’s the Time to Buy a House

Image: Shutterstock If you want the most options and the least competition, the first week of fall is a great time to buy a home. As Miabelle Salzano reports at Mansion Global: In general, buyers face 26% less competition across all markets while inventory increases

A Strike Against the Abyss

There are more than 3,000 climate strikes in 150 countries happening on Friday, September 20, 2019. In London, trade unionists and high school students marched together. In Mumbai, protesting students were soaked through by the rain. In Kiribati, which may be one of the first



Make Retro McDonald’s Fries With Beef Tallow

McDonald’s may be a hamburger restaurant, but it’s the fries that keep them coming back. Oddly, the fries that made McDonald’s famous—the ones that truly set them apart from their fast food rivals—are not the fries they serve today. The original golden fry from the

What Exactly Is the National Debt?

Photo: Getty Images Among the near-constant discussion of an impending recession, you may have noticed some rumbling about our worsening national deficit. But you may be confused about how that national debt happens, and what it means for how the country’s finances are run. You

Get Serious About Cycling With These Beginner Training Plans

Photo: Shutterstock How’s the cycling going? If you’re new to our fitness challenge, this September we’ve been hopping on our bikes (indoors or out) for some cycling workouts. If you’re having fun and want to take it to the next level, here are some beginner



How to Be a Whistleblower

Illustration by Angelica Alzona. Whistleblowing seems to be in the news a lot, lately. And it makes us ordinary schmoes wonder: How would we handle ratting out our colleagues, or our superiors, if we had to—either to protect other consumers and citizens or merely to

Teach Your Kids to ‘Find a Parent’ If They Get Lost

Photo: Shutterstock When my son was four, my husband and I took him and his then two-year-old sister to spend the day on a Florida beach. The scene was picture perfect: The sun was shining, we’d managed to remember sunscreen and beach toys, and both



How and Why to Start Journaling

Photo: Shutterstock Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives, including Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison and Frida Kahlo. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for posterity and, presumably, a cathartic release for the people writing

You Should Wait to Upgrade to iOS 13

We normally say it’s probably a good idea to update to the latest version of iOS whenever possible—for the extra features you get to play with, the potentially improved performance, and any bug patches or security fixes you might get. Though iOS 13 just launched

This Top-Selling Cold Brew Coffee Maker Is Just $16 Today

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Takeya Cold Brew Maker | $16 | Amazon | Clip coupon on page Iced coffee is a brilliant way to sell people ice for the price