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You Can Always Do Something to Improve Your Circumstances You Can Always Do Something to Improve Your Circumstances

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

Throw Out All Your Chopped Romaine Lettuce Throw Out All Your Chopped Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently urging consumers, restaurants, and retailers to throw out any chopped romaine lettuce. That includes store-bought chopped romaine lettuce in pre-made salad mixes. At least 35 people from 11 different states have been infected with E. coli, and the source has…

What to Do If You’ve Been Ghosted What to Do If You’ve Been Ghosted

This week we have guy who met a nice girl on a dating app, had some great conversation with her, then met up for some drinks. Then she disappeared forever...

How to Make Sure a Budget or Foreign Airline Is Safe How to Make Sure a Budget or Foreign Airline Is Safe

Budget airlines are a decent option for cheap travel, but they’re also known to be uncomfortable, they nickel and dime you for every little thing, and now, people are questioning the overall safety of these low-cost flights. These four tips will help you pick a budget or foreign airline that meets all the right safety…

What Sarin, Chlorine, and Other Chemical Weapons in the News Actually Do What Sarin, Chlorine, and Other Chemical Weapons in the News Actually Do

Last week, the United States and its allies France and the UK fired 105 missiles—most of them Tomahawks—at Syrian targets in an attempt to prevent future chemical attacks in the Syrian Civil War. But what are the alleged chemical weapons being used? And what exactly do they do to people? Here’s what you need to know.

The Best Travel Destinations, According to TripAdvisor Users The Best Travel Destinations, According to TripAdvisor Users

When you’re planning an epic vacation, you want to be sure you’re headed somewhere incredible in more ways than one. You want fascinating culture and history, eye-popping beauty, and of course, incredible food. You want a location that millions of travelers can recommend.

Consolidate Your Home Emergency Kit Now Consolidate Your Home Emergency Kit Now

Remember when you bought a new can opener because you thought you lost your old one? What do you plan on doing with that half-used roll of duct tape that’s collecting dust in your garage? The last time you used that flashlight in the kitchen junk drawer was to pretend to be a jedi, wasn’t it? These are all items you…

How to Convince Someone You Live With to Get Rid of Their Stuff How to Convince Someone You Live With to Get Rid of Their Stuff

Decluttering old or useless junk might make you feel jubilant and free, but not everyone shares that mindset. Whether it’s a ratty old recliner your spouse won’t give up, an overabundance of cookware in the kitchen, or a collection of weird posters your roommate hung in your living room, there are ways to compromise…

What to Do With Amazon Packages You Didn't Order What to Do With Amazon Packages You Didn't Order

You open your door and there, sitting on your welcome mat, is a clearly marked package from Amazon. Thing is, you didn’t order anything from them, and upon closer inspection, it’s apparent this delivery isn’t for you. What should you do?

You Should Do the Right Thing Because It's the Right Thing to Do You Should Do the Right Thing Because It's the Right Thing to Do

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

You Can Repair Your Own Electronics Without Voiding the Warranty You Can Repair Your Own Electronics Without Voiding the Warranty

The Federal Trade Commission has sent out warning letters to six major companies that sell cars, phones, and gaming consoles, informing them that it’s illegal to void warranties when consumers try to repair their own items, or use parts not manufactured by their company. The same goes for using third-party repair…

My Girlfriend Is Jealous of My Girl Friend My Girlfriend Is Jealous of My Girl Friend

This week we have a man with a female best friend, but his girlfriend is getting jealous.

It Takes 90 Hours to Make a New Friend It Takes 90 Hours to Make a New Friend

You probably know that adding people to your inner circle takes time, but how much time it actually takes to go from strangers to buddies has been somewhat of a mystery—until now. A new study suggests you need to spend at least 90 hours with someone before they consider you a real friend.

Where You Can See Cute Little Zoo Babies Right Now Where You Can See Cute Little Zoo Babies Right Now

What’s better than getting to see incredible animals up close? Getting to see incredible, adorable baby animals up close! These little bundles of joy, which can be found in zoos all over the country and world, have got me singing like K-Ci & JoJo, “Baby baby, baby baby, baby baby, baby baby, baby baby...”

You Don't Have to Soak Your Dishes  You Don't Have to Soak Your Dishes 

You wake up in the morning, stagger to the kitchen to brew some coffee, and that’s when the smell hits you. It’s robust, wretched, and it’s coming from your sink—dirty dishes. The night before you filled some crusty bowls and pans with water under the pretense of cleaning them later on, but you forgot and now you’re…

Ditch the 'Vehicle' If You're Dieting Ditch the 'Vehicle' If You're Dieting

Some foods are too delicious to completely let go of when you’re trying to reduce your calorie intake. For me, those things are a topping or dip of some kind that usually require an additional calorie-heavy food to deliver the tasty goodness to my mouth. If you’re dieting, it’s smart to replace the delivery method…

These Are Netflix's Scariest Movies Right Now  These Are Netflix's Scariest Movies Right Now 

I love a good scary movie, and not just because they’re good for you. If you’re looking for a thriller or horror fix on Netflix, these are the movies currently available on the service that are the most terrifying. Can you handle them?

Wear Jeans On the First Date Wear Jeans On the First Date

There’s a lot of pressure to stand out on a first date, and that stress inevitably carries over to your wardrobe choices. But there’s no need to have a silly outfit changing montage before you head out to meet someone for the first time. Comfortable, casual staples like a good pair of jeans are all you need.

The One Thing That Nobody Can Ever Take From You The One Thing That Nobody Can Ever Take From You

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