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When You Should Donate Anonymously (and When You Shouldn't)

If you’ve ever donated to a good cause online, you’re no doubt familiar with the last step—the potentially anxiety-inducing decision of whether to make your donation public, or keep it anonymous. If you’re anything like me, all kinds of conflicting thoughts rush in.Read more...

This Is How You Choose the Perfect Christmas Tree

Most people go to the local Christmas tree lot with no idea what they’re looking for. Just embarrassing themselves, going, “Uhhmm, that one looks good, I think?” Do not be a Christmas-tree ignoramus any longer. Check out the list below so you can confidently walk up to that guy with the knit hat and rugged flannel and…Read more...

Impress Your Guests With a Butter Board

Food on boards is very popular, perhaps more popular than it’s ever been. Search “grazing table” on this world wide web, and you’ll find lots of photos of very large charcuterie and cheese boards, along with many blogs insisting that they are not just “big charcuterie boards.” Grazing tables are a different, new…Read more...

21 Times Celebrity Voiceover Stunt Casting Paid Off

Last month, Universal delighted few, annoyed many, and baffled all but those with a pragmatic view of movies-as-product when it announced Chris Pratt will be taking over the role of Mario in an upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated movie. The actor was also recently cast as loveably outrageous cat stereotype Garfield…Read more...

How to Check Road Conditions When You Travel This Winter

There’s only so much you can control when it comes to travel, especially during the holidays. Whether you’re embarking on a road trip to see family, or simply worried about driving through the snow to the other side of town, the cold winter months typically mean the start of increasingly dangerous road conditions.Read more...

Why Your Friends Are Probably More Popular, Richer, and More Attractive Than You

Chances are good you are less popular than your friends. Poorer, too. Probably they are also better looking. Sorry. This is called “the friendship paradox,” and it’s just logical fact.Read more...

How to Reduce Eye Strain When You're Staring at Screens All Day

The rise of screen use has raised a number of concerns, especially when it comes to eye health and the impacts of blue light on the eye. But what is blue light, and how much is it really to blame for the strain our daily screen activity is putting on our eyes?Read more...

Why You Should Replace Your Old Christmas Lights With LED Lights

Holiday lights are a cozy tradition—as the days get shorter, a few sparkly strands can really brighten up the endless evenings. While this holiday tradition is worth keeping, traditional filament light bulbs are not. Here’s why you should make the switch to LED lights this year.Read more...

Apple Music Can Give You Spotify Wrapped-Style Stats, Sort of

At the end of each year, Spotify’s Wrapped feature takes over social media, as seemingly all of your friends start sharing their year in music—the one song they played the most, the artists in their top 5, the genres that define their taste. Unfortunately, you use Apple Music, so you’re out of luck. Well, not…Read more...

How to Surprise Your Kid on Christmas Without Being a Jerk

We recently asked Lifehacker readers “What’s the Worst Christmas Gift You’ve Ever Received?” and the comments were...disheartening. I mean, some were funny (a toilet seat, a family member’s headshot, an unwrapped DVD of Footloose) but many brought a sting to the eye. Stories abounded of parents ostensibly trying to…Read more...

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