Life Hacks

Latest Life Hacks and Inspirations that you Know to be better in life

  • 10 Ways to Get Cardio That Aren’t Running or Cycling
    by Beth Skwarecki on September 16, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Cardio workouts are so good for your body—and your mental health!—but not all of us have learned to like running. Cycling is great, but not everybody has a bike or the patience to troubleshoot their sore butt. (We have tips for that, though.) So let’s take a look at some of the other ways to get your cardio, from gym…Read more…

  • How to Keep Your Car’s Key Fob From Being Hacked
    by Brendan Hesse on September 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Someone recently broke into my car two nights in a row. The first time I figured it was a slip up on my end, and that I forgot to lock it after I got home. So I made a point of locking it and arming the alarm the next night, and yet someone was able to break in again.Read more…

  • All the Ethical (and Ethical Adjacent) Ways to Beat Your Car’s Emissions Test
    by Stephen Johnson on September 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Driving a well-maintained, regularly serviced automobile is the best method of passing an emissions check; but what are ya, some kind of square? Instead, use the tips below to try and squeeze your carbon-spewing jalopy under the smog-check wire. And if they don’t work, do not try the less-than-ethical, probably…Read more…

  • How Much Is Your Car Worth Right Now?
    by Mike Winters on September 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    While used car prices might have plateaued in August, demand is still very high due to supply shortages, with the average median listing price up 34.3% compared to last August. Even if you don’t intend to sell your car, it’s always a good idea to check in on your assets to see how much they might be worth—and doing it…Read more…

  • What Are Shin Splints, and How Do I Get Rid of Them?
    by Beth Skwarecki on September 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    If you’ve ever had sore shins after starting a running program, or if they crept up on you when you increased your mileage or added more intense exercises, you’ve probably had shin splints. This injury isn’t usually serious, but it can be frustrating if it doesn’t resolve quickly.Read more…

  • Store Your Pineapples Upside Down, and Other Surprising Ways to Keep Your Fruit From Spoiling
    by Sarah Showfety on September 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Though it’d be nice, there’s no one-size-fits-all storage methodology to maximize the freshness of different fruits. Some need to be cloaked in a cocoon of temperate air; others thrive when they’re stored below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Some care and storage is obvious (don’t leave berries to rot at room temperature),…Read more…

  • Making a Salad Without Lettuce Is Courageous and Smart
    by Claire Lower on September 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Edible leaves, commonly referred to as “lettuce” or “greens,” are often used as the foundation of a salad, and for decent reasons. Leaves provide color, texture, and nutrients, but they don’t “have” to be involved. It is entirely possible to eat a pile of vegetables doused in dressing, without any lettuce at all. Read more…

  • What Is iPhone 13’s Cinematic Mode (and Why Should You Care)?
    by Pranay Parab on September 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    One of the key features of the new iPhone 13 series is called Cinematic mode, and it’s a feature designed to make the iPhone 13 a viable camera for cinematographers. Smartphone cameras are evolving rapidly, and a lot of Apple’s focus this year has been on improving the iPhone’s already great video cameras. Here’s…Read more…

  • The Difference Between Antique and Vintage (and Why It Matters)
    by A.A. Newton on September 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    With very few exceptions, buying used stuff beats buying new. There’s just one problem: Sifting through page after page of near-identical listings on Ebay, Craigslist, Etsy, and Facebook Marketplace takes time. And if you don’t know what you’re after, you’ll close your tabs feeling more confused than ever.Read more…

  • Your Fitbit Can Now Let You Know Whether You Snore
    by Jake Peterson on September 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Sleep tracking is a great way to learn more about your unconscious nighttime habits. You can find out if you wake up throughout the night, what your heart rate is like hour-by-hour, and whether the quality of your sleep is up to snuff. Fitbit is now adding a new metric to its sleep tracking capabilities, giving you…Read more…

  • The Cleverest Ways You Never Thought to Organize Your Messy Closet
    by Sarah Showfety on September 16, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    If you feel a mild surge of defeat every time you enter your closet—clothes on the floor, not enough space, unpacked boxes—we see you. In addition to the old standbys of installing shelves and putting out-of-season clothes in labeled bins until you need them again, behold these simple storage hacks that can instantly…Read more…

  • How to Finally Group Your Safari Tabs, Praise Be
    by Khamosh Pathak on September 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    At some point, everyone who uses the web suffers from tab fatigue. You might try managing them using different windows, but that’s never been a great solution, and they don’t carry between all your devices. And while group tabs are the way to manage unorganized tabs, Safari users were out of luck. Until now, because…Read more…

  • How to Download HBO Max Movies and Shows on Your Tablet and Smartphone
    by Emily Long on September 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    When traveling abroad (remember that?), some streaming platforms limit what you can watch, and even whether you can access your account at all. Downloading movies and episodes of your favorite shows is an easy way to stay entertained on the road, or if you don’t have a wifi or data connection to stream to your device.Read more…

  • What Are Process Goals? (With Examples)
    by Dr. Colleen Batchelder on September 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Ready. Set. Go. For years, this was my three-step mindset when it came to goals. I would reach for the moon and hope to land among the stars without feeling the pain of the fall. This approach was all or nothing, and as a result, I experienced loads of burnout and almost zero productivity. In […] Read More… The post What Are Process Goals? (With Examples) appeared first on Lifehack.

  • 12 of the Biggest Fitness Mistakes I’ve Made (and How to Avoid Them)
    by Beth Skwarecki on September 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve been through plenty of phases in my fitness journey, from a casual exerciser to a marathon runner, to a competitive (if mediocre) weightlifter. Along the way I took a lot of bad advice and failed to follow good advice. Here are some of the biggest mistakes I made, and how you can avoid making them yourself.Read more…

  • The Most Important Thing for Living a Fulfilling Life, According to Psychologists
    by Rachel Fairbank on September 16, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    When we think of what a good life entails, we might imagine one that is filled with happiness or defined by a sense of purpose. Perhaps we imagine a life of contentment and stability, supported by a close-knit group of friends and family, or one in which we spend our years working toward a meaningful goal, with all…Read more…

  • Will Your Health or Life Insurance Rates Increase If You’re Not Vaccinated?
    by Mike Winters on September 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    With news of Delta charging unvaccinated employees $200 per month to stay on the company’s health plan, you might be wondering if your insurance rates will be affected by your vaccination status. It’s (unsurprisingly) complicated, but so far, employers and companies that provide health and life insurance are reluctant…Read more…

  • 10 of the Best Weird (But Awesome) Movies Nobody’s Heard Of
    by Stephen Johnson on September 16, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    If you’re like me, you exhausted all the interesting mainstream movies on your streaming service about a month into the first lockdown. Luckily, there’s a metric crap-ton of incredible, under-seen flicks under the soil of your streaming service if you do a little digging. So check out these lesser-known movies once…Read more…

  • Champagne and Fast Food Are the Perfect Pairing
    by Claire Lower on September 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    At the risk of being labeled a “Champagne socialist,” I’m going to advocate for a pairing that you have perhaps not considered, a pairing that—at first blush—seems silly, almost wasteful, but makes the concept of “pairings” really click. If you’ve never had a pairing that blew you away, this is an easy, surprisingly…Read more…

  • How to Trade In or Sell Your Android Phone
    by Brendan Hesse on September 15, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Selling or trading a used Android phone is a smart way to safely dispose of your old devices, and hopefully earn some extra cash you can put towards your next upgrade. But there are a few things to take care of before offloading your old phone—including backing up and deleting your data, cleaning it, and finding the…Read more…