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  • These Snakes Are Actually Great for Your Garden

    20m By Becca Lewis
    Snakes often get a bad rap and sometimes with good reason—there are plenty of venomous snakes that are dangerous to pets and people in North America, including diamondback rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads. In spite of their reputation, though,…
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Being an American Tourist Overseas

    50m By Stephen Johnson
    My fellow Americans, please: In the name of all that is good and holy, stop acting dumb when you visit other people’s countries. I know all American tourists don’t act like oafs overseas, but enough do to make the stereotype of the “ugly American”…
  • Why Everyone Hates Landlords Now

    1h By Meredith Dietz
    Leeches. Parasites. Maybe even bed bugs? Landlords get called a lot of things—none of them favorable. This couple running a “15-Airbnb empire” went viral on Twitter last week, highlighting an increasingly common consensus online: Everyone hates…
  • Finally, an Easier Way to Use Google Password Manager on Android

    2h By Khamosh Pathak
    Google Password Manager is an all-encompassing password management service for your Google Account, but actually managing your manager can be a little tricky. It doesn’t have a specific app or extension (like password managers like 1Password or Bitwarden…
  • The Difference Between Power Strips and Surge Protectors

    Sun 1:00pm By Elizabeth Yuko
    With the exception of your bathroom, you probably have multiple appliances, devices, lighting, and electronics is most rooms in your home—all of which need to be plugged in. Plus, there are things like vacuums, fans, and other items that may not get their…
  • How to Make a Hospitable Outdoor Space In Less Than a Day

    Sun 11:45am By Elizabeth Yuko
    If you’re fortunate enough to live in a home with some outdoor space, you probably should use it. Whether you have acres of land, a compact backyard, or an apartment balcony, it’s entirely possible to create a dedicated, hospitable area where you can sit…
  • Where to Get Free and Cheap Food for the 4th of July

    Sun 9:00am By Elizabeth Yuko
    June is coming to an end, which means it’s almost time for fireworks and hot dogs. But after your third cookout, you may be looking for something to eat that isn’t a tube of meat. Fortunately, there are plenty of food deals and freebies this 4th of July…
  • The Difference Between a Guard Dog and a Watch Dog

    Sat 1:00pm By Elizabeth Yuko
    In addition to providing companionship, (some) dogs are also hard workers. For example, some breeds are excellent at herding sheep or cattle, while others use their heightened sense of smell to sniff out drugs or diseases. Read more...
  • How to Plant a Tapestry Lawn (and Why You Should)

    Sat 11:00am By Elizabeth Yuko
    After decades of the assumption that a proper lawn must be made up of a single type of uniformly green—and freshly mown—grass, people are realizing that there are other (far less time-consuming and more environmentally friendly) options out there. One of…
  • How to Tell Whether Your Window Fan Should Be Facing In or Out

    Sat 9:00am By Elizabeth Yuko
    For many people, window fans are essential tools for keeping cool—especially if they don’t have (or are cutting back on) air conditioning. Even with access to AC, window fans can provide an otherwise-stuffy room with some much-needed ventilation.Read more...
  • How to Bring Your Dog to Work Without Being a Jerk

    Fri 4:30pm By Lindsey Ellefson
    June 24 happens to be National Bring Your Dog to Work Day, but lots of people take their pooches into the office or other professional space a lot more often than once a year—usually to the delight of their colleagues. It’s great for the dogs, who don’t…
  • These Airlines Let You ‘Carry on’ for Free

    Fri 3:30pm By Jonathan van Halem
    As the cost of flights continue to go up, consumers are looking for ways to rein in the total cost of their airfare. One fee you can avoid if you play it right is paying for the honor of bringing your luggage onto their plane. Each airline has its own set of…
  • The Best New Chrome 103 Features for iPhone

    Fri 3:00pm By Jake Peterson
    Earlier this week, we covered Chrome 103, and all the new features Google added to the latest version of its desktop web browser. As it turns out, the company also updated its iOS Chrome app to version 103. However, this isn’t a copy-paste scenario: Chrome…
  • 10 Ways to Make Chrome a Better Android Browser

    Fri 2:30pm By Khamosh Pathak
    Chrome is the default browser for a huge number of Android smartphones, and mostly, that’s a good thing—it’s a solid, dependable mobile browser that might even seem a bit too simplistic on its face. But don’t let the looks deceive you: While Chrome is…
  • How to Stop Your Marshmallows From Getting Stale

    Fri 2:00pm By Claire Lower
    Marshmallows have two seasons: Rice Krispies treat season, which is around the holidays, and s’mores season, which is now. Unless you’re a true ‘mallow head, you probably don’t go through that many bags of the fluffy white confection each year. In…
  • Why You Probably Shouldn't Pay for Telegram Premium

    Fri 1:30pm By Pranay Parab
    No free service remains free forever. For some apps, such as Instagram, advertising pays the price of your admission—and you’ll likely see more ads the longer the service has been around. Others eventually try to get their users to pay a subscription fee.…
  • Three Ways to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill Right Now

    Fri 1:00pm By Jordan Hicks
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  • How to Find a COVID Vaccine for Your Young Child

    Fri 12:30pm By Beth Skwarecki
    COVID vaccines have finally been authorized and recommended for kids as young as 6 months old, and little kids across the country are finally able to get the shots. But where, exactly? This round of vaccines is a bit harder to schedule than what you may have…
  • What's New on HBO Max in July 2022

    Fri 12:00pm By Joel Cunningham
    Did you hear? Lady Gaga is (probably) going to play Harley Quinn in a musical sequel to Joker. While that’s certainly interesting casting, she’ll have a hard time displacing from my heart my current favorite iteration of the character, from HBO Max’s…
  • What's a Good Resting Heart Rate, Anyway?

    Fri 11:30am By Rachel Fairbank
    The ubiquity of activity trackers means access to health data we previously never thought about, such as the number of steps we take, the hours we sleep, and our real-time heart rate. When it comes to heart rate, you might be wondering what, if anything, your…
  • These Free Store Loyalty Programs Are Actually Worth Signing Up For

    Fri 11:00am By Jonathan van Halem
    With inflation doing its thing right now, it’s not a bad time to be a little more careful with your wallet in all aspects of your spending—including which pharmacies, grocery stores, and other places you shop at. Some stores offer impressive perks for…
  • The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide to Kid Culture: Who (or What) Is Horace?

    Fri 10:30am By Stephen Johnson
    This week’s roadtrip through the collective unconscious of people who are much younger than me takes us to some strange tourist traps. There’s a dancing baby-man named “Horace,” makeup recommendations that get extremely personal, and a couple of…
  • Everything You Should Do to Keep Your Lawnmower Running All Summer

    Fri 10:00am By Becca Lewis
    Keeping your yard in good shape during the summer and fall can be enough of a battle against weather and weeds—you don’t also need problems with your lawnmower on top of it. But some lawnmower issues can be avoided entirely—and the life of your lawn…
  • What to Do When Your Dishwasher Isn’t Draining

    Fri 9:30am By Meredith Dietz
    You did everything right to properly clean and properly load your dishwasher. So why is there a pool of standing water at the bottom of the machine? What can you do when your trusty dishwasher refuses to drain? If the last thing you want is to shell out for a…
  • What Are Your Unwritten Rules of Parking Lot Etiquette?

    Fri 9:00am By Meredith Dietz
    When I recently asked Lifehacker readers for their unbreakable rules of driving etiquette, a sub-category of hot takes emerged. In addition to the rules of the road, it looks like the rules of the parking lot deserve their own space (pun intended).Read more...