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  • Do Instagram Hashtags Belong In the Caption or Comments?

    Tue 4:30pm By Meredith Dietz
    If you’re trying to reach new Instagram followers, hashtags are still one of your top tools in 2021. But where should your hashtags go? For years, there’s been fierce debate over where to put those pound signs: Team Caption versus Team Comment. And for…
  • How (and When) to Wean Your Baby Off Formula

    Tue 4:00pm By Sarah Showfety
    If you feed—or plan to feed—your newborn formula, you might be wondering for how long you will need to do so. When is the right time to wean them? How will you know when they’re ready? While there’s no magic “formula,” here are a few basic…
  • How to Borrow iCloud Storage for Free to Transfer Data to Your New iPhone

    Tue 3:30pm By Pranay Parab
    Are you switching from an older iPhone to a new one? The online backup process is usually smooth, as long as you have enough free space on iCloud or a computer to use iTunes for the backup and restoration. However, if you don’t have enough iCloud storage,…
  • 10 Ways to Get Kids to Open Up About Their Day, According to Lifehacker Readers

    Tue 3:00pm By Jason Keil
    Sometimes talking with our children about their school day is akin to a dentist pulling a crocodile’s teeth: It’s lengthy, it’s risky, and it doesn’t seem to benefit either party. But we know it’s important to connect with our kids about their day,…
  • How to View All Open Windows for Any iPad App

    Tue 2:30pm By Khamosh Pathak
    When you’re using an app like Safari on the iPad, a single window is rarely enough. While it’s easier than ever to create new windows and window pairings on the iPad, finding windows is a different question altogether. But it’s all good—there’s a new…
  • Why You Should Never Line Your Oven With Foil

    Tue 2:00pm By Claire Lower
    Aluminum foil is a very useful, flat, and malleable material, perfect for making impromptu roasting racks, pie crust shields, and simple food wraps (for non-acidic foods). Lining pans with foil can help speed up the cleaning process—just toss the foil in the…
  • 7 Ways to Repurpose Your Attic (for More Than Just Storage)

    Tue 1:30pm By Sarah Showfety
    Ah, the attic. That traditionally forgotten receptacle of luggage, tax files, old games, holiday decorations, and broken appliances you might one day fix. It is often unfinished and mostly forgotten, but there are several ways to convert it into an actual…
  • How to Speed Up Your Apple Watch Updates

    Tue 1:00pm By Jake Peterson
    The Apple Watch packs a lot of power into a small design. But for all of their speed and utility, performing certain tasks on one of them can still be painfully slow. Take updates, for example—they’re notoriously sluggish on Apple Watch. If you’re…
  • When Do You Really Need to Preheat Your Oven? (And How to Do It Faster)

    Tue 12:30pm By Rachel Fairbank
    Most recipes that use the oven call for preheating it to a certain temperature, which can take a little while. If you, like me, are a rather absent-minded sort of cook, there will inevitably come the time when you finish prepping your dish and go to put in the…
  • Every iPadOS 15 Keyboard Shortcut Worth Knowing About

    Tue 12:00pm By Khamosh Pathak
    There’s a new key modifier in town, and it’s the Globe key. With the new iPadOS 15 update, Apple is finally improving how you interact with your iPad using an external keyboard. The iPad now supports global keyboard shortcuts that let you interact with…
  • How to Fix an Old Doorknob That Sticks

    Tue 11:30am By Becca Lewis
    A sticky door knob might not be the most pressing update your home needs, but fixing it can improve your quality of life every day. As hardware ages, knobs can come loose or develop other problems that prevent the latch from engaging or disengaging when you…
  • How Your Emojis Are Being (Mis)Interpreted If You're Texting People Under 25

    Tue 11:00am By Stephen Johnson
    As of this month, there are 3,633 “official” emojis available across the world. The tiny pictographs can convey tons of emotions and ideas, but like any form of symbolic communications, their meanings change over time and among different groups of…
  • How to Add Exceptions to Your Phone's 'Do Not Disturb' Mode (and Why You Absolutely Should)

    Tue 10:30am By Emily Long
    Putting your phone out of reach or, heaven forbid, turning it off entirely, can be an unreasonable option for minimizing screen time. What if there’s an emergency? What if someone actually does need to get in touch with you? Fortunately, you don’t actually…
  • StubHub Might Owe You a Refund For Canceled Events in 2020

    Tue 10:00am By Mike Winters
    If you had StubHub tickets canceled early in the pandemic, you’re now entitled to a full refund. Although the company had abruptly adopted a credit-only refund policy at the height of the pandemic, now, as the result of a settlement, they must pay you back…
  • You Should Fry Stuff In Your Cheese Crisps

    Tue 9:30am By Claire Lower
    It’s very hard to go wrong with frico, aka cheese crisps, aka a pile shredded cheese that has been fried in a pan so it feels like you’re eating something fancier than a pile of shredded cheese. It’s a pretty perfect snack, and one that I did not think…
  • 8 Ways to Make Your Old Smartphone Feel New Again

    Tue 9:00am By Jake Peterson
    Apple is good at what they do; they release something new—like, say, the iPhone 13—and instantly you think I need that. But do you? Look, maybe your current phone is on death’s door and you really do need an upgrade. For many of us, however, our current…
  • The ‘Storage Space’ Under Your Bed Is a Mess (but You Can Do Better)

    Tue 8:30am By Rachel Fairbank
    For many of us, the space underneath the bed holds nothing more than a stack of old photo albums, a few stray socks, and a layer dust you’ve been meaning to do something about for, oh, a few years now. However, the space under your bed is actually prime…
  • Don’t Throw Away Dead Leaves From Your Lawn (Do This Instead)

    Tue 8:00am By A.A. Newton
    Raking leaves is a universally dreaded annual task, and for good reason—it’s hard, physical work that creates more hard, physical work. Once you’re done raking, you still have to find a way to get rid of all those leaves.Read more...
  • You Should Embrace Safari's New Search Bar, Actually

    Mon 5:30pm By Pranay Parab
    Safari’s iOS 15 redesign has generated controversy, if only because the initial designs were a bit too radical. However, if you can get over its placement at the bottom of the screen, the tab bar arriving today in the final build of iOS 15 is a delight to…
  • 10 Documentaries You Should Watch That Are Scarier Than Horror Movies

    Mon 5:00pm By Stephen Johnson
    Sure, movie ghosts and masked-slashers are scary, but if you want real, uncut horror you have to go to the source: Real life. These 10 documentaries would be scary enough as fiction, but the fact that they’re real is terrifying.Read more...
  • 10 Baby Items New Parents Absolutely Do Not Need

    Mon 4:30pm By Sarah Showfety
    As soon as the world finds out you’re pregnant, especially if it’s with your first child, you will be blasted from all sides with recommendations of “products every parent needs.” Family will ask if you have the latest nursing pillow, friends will…
  • What to Do With Mushy Bananas If You're Tired of Banana Bread

    Mon 4:00pm By Claire Lower
    I am, unfortunately, an annoying banana consumer. I like them to be bright yellow and free from any hints of brown or green, though I will choose a freckle or two over a green stem if forced. (Unripe bananas have too many tannins, and those belong in…
  • How Much Money Do You Really Need in Your Emergency Fund?

    Mon 3:30pm By Mike Winters
    While most financial experts agree that you should set aside emergency cash totaling three to six months of your expenses, that advice can be pretty broad—especially for such a large sum of money. Here’s a look at the barebones expenses that should be…
  • How to Rearrange or Delete Your Home Screens in iOS 15

    Mon 3:15pm By Pranay Parab
    Trying to freshen up your iPhone’s Home Screen layout? Fortunately for you, iOS 15 makes that easy. You can now easily rearrange the order of your Home Screen pages, and even hide or delete an entire Home Screen really fast. Here’s how to quickly customize…
  • How to Log In to Windows Without a Password

    Mon 3:00pm By Brendan Hesse
    Microsoft recently added a passwordless sign-in option to Microsoft accounts for consumer-level Windows users, including anyone using Windows 10 Home edition and, soon, Windows 11 home edition. Prior to this change, passwordless sign-ins were exclusive to…