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A 12V USB Charger Probably Won't Ever Kill Your Car's Battery

The 12V jack in a car (once the cigarette lighter) is a pretty common place for many of us to put a USB charger these days. In a lot of car models, that 12V jack doesn’t stop getting power, which means it’s technically draining your battery even when the car’s off. How much? Big Mess O’ Wire decided to figure that out. Read more...

AppRecs Filters Out BS iTunes App Store Reviews

The iTunes App Store is filled with tons of reviews written by people just like you or me. Except the ones that aren’t, and are either paid for, spammed, or aggressively requested. AppRecs seeks to filter out those junk reviews. Read more...

Bound for iOS Plays All Your Audiobooks Out of Dropbox

iPhone: The DRM-free audiobook business isn’t exactly booming (though sites like Downpour and LibriVox are out there to help you find some), but that doesn’t mean you might not have audiobook files sitting in your Dropbox account. If you do, Bound is a great player. Read more...

Why Is Everyone Terrified of Bank Stocks? 

In our current time of intermittent financial panics, the banking sector stands out in its unpopularity: major bank stocks are trading well below the book value of those banks. What has everyone so terrified? Read more...

Always Buy the Men's Version of Products to Avoid the Gender Tax

Products and services marketed towards girls and women are substantially marked up compared to similar men’s products. This gender tax (aka “pink tax”) ends up costing us females thousands of dollars, a study by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs reveals. Read more...

Steam Eggs in a Rice Cooker for the Easiest-to-Peel Eggs Ever

Steaming may be the best way to make perfect soft-boiled eggs that are dead simple to peel. Do it in the rice cooker for consistent results each time. Read more...

3 Wins Challenges You to Stick to Three Simple Tasks or Habits Every Day

iOS: With all the little tasks you have to accomplish every day, sometimes it helps to keep things simple. 3 Wins challenges you to complete three basic tasks every day. Read more...

Drug Pricing Is a Mess, and We’re All Paying For It

Pharma companies are obviously rolling in it: Ads with heroic toenails don’t come cheap when they’re sandwiched between Super Bowl plays, and neither does a certain Wu-Tang album. But many of the priciest medications are available for free if you have a coupon. Something’s wrong here. Read more...

"Apply Constant Pressure for as Long as It Takes"

Actor Chris Pratt shares some words of encouragement to anyone pursuing a dream: Don’t give up. Read more...

I Still Use Plain Text for Everything, and I Love It

Plain text has long been a favorite here at Lifehacker, but over the years most people have moved away from it in favor of specialized to-do apps, notes apps, writing apps, or whatever else. I still use plain text for just about everything, but never thought much about why I do. Show More Summary

Follow the Five Year Rule to Make Sure You Don’t Lose Money on Your House

Most houses don’t come cheap, so if you’re looking to buy, you want to be smart. And typically, the longer you plan on owning the home, the better. Personal finance blog MoneyNing explains why, suggesting the “five-year rule” in the process. Read more...

Home Security Questions to Ask Potential Roommates Before You Move In

If you live with roommates, being on the same page as them when it comes to security is key to a safe home. Here are some questions to ask before moving in to make sure you have the same priorities on home security. Read more...

Teach Yourself to Love a New Food by Adding a Dash of Fat, Sugar, or Salt

We’ve all heard that some tastes have to be “acquired” but sometimes it can be hard to know how to acquire them. Luckily, Andrew Zimmern (a man who knows a thing or two about expanding your palate) has a tip: a little flavor dash of the familiar. Read more...

Safest Ways to Reheat Leftovers and Avoid Food Poisoning

The microwave is everyone’s go-to when it comes to reheating the previous night’s meatloaf, but you should take extra care to make sure those leftovers are safe enough to be today’s lunch. Here’s how. Read more...

How Big of a Financial Emergency Are You Prepared to Handle?

While emergency funds can be a little controversial, it’s generally good if you’re prepared for the next unexpected financial event. Except, a lot of Americans probably aren’t. Read more...

VPNify Shows You the Fastest VPNs in Your Area, Is Like SpeedTest for VPNs

Web: Choosing the right VPN goes deeper than finding someone trustworthy and privacy-focused —you need a provider that can offer decent speeds too, and VPNify can help you find the right one for you. The service tests multiple providers in different locations around the world, and shows you the speed you’ll get with each. Read more...

How Giving Up Sugar For Lent Affects Your Brain

Lent began yesterday. If you’re Catholic, or just like to challenge yourself to abstain from something once a year, you might be giving up sugar for the next 40 days. Here’s how that might affect your brain. Read more...

Screamer Holy Shit, Christen Press’s First Touch Will Make Your Knees Buckle | Jezebel Man Finds Out

Screamer Holy Shit, Christen Press’s First Touch Will Make Your Knees Buckle | Jezebel Man Finds Out Wife Is Pregnant Via Reddit’s Analysis of Her FitBit Data | Gizmodo You Can Train Your Body Into Thinking It’s Had Medicine | Gawker Cleveland Files Claim Against Tamir Rice’s Family For Unpaid EMS Bill Read more...

The Red Flags to Look Out for When You Start Dating Someone

The first stage of dating someone can be exciting, invigorating, and intoxicating—but it can also be perilous if you’re not careful. If you see too many of these red flags flying instead of fireworks, you might want to look for love elsewhere. Read more...

The Glacier Point Desktop

Stranha didn’t leave a lot of information about how he made this beautiful desktop, featuring Glacier Point in the center, but we can figure it out. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make your Mac look and feel like this. Read more...

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