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101 Days Ago   It’s been a pretty sweet ride here at Lifehacker, but it’s time I mosey on out of town and ride off into the sunset. Maybe a few of you will be sad to hear I’m leaving.

101 Days Ago   As useful as a U.S. passport is for seeing most of the world, it doesn’t grant you easy access everywhere. Some countries have strict policies about who they let in, and acquiring tourist visas to those countries can be almost impossible—without the right approach.

102 Days Ago   So you shot some footage for your indie film, but it doesn’t quite look like the stuff you see on the big screen. These simple video editing tricks will help make your footage look a lot more like the stuff the pros shoot.

102 Days Ago   There are a lot of intense dangers in nature, but perhaps the scariest of all is a hot, silent killer. According to the CDC, high temperatures kill more people in the U.S.

103 Days Ago   It’s not a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, and it’s not the day after 4th of July without an Instagram feed filled with people’s terrible fireworks photos.

104 Days Ago   This week we have a guy who keeps jumping from relationship to relationship, but he’s been dying to see what the single life is like. Will he figure out how to live it up solo?

104 Days Ago   We’re social creatures by nature who rely on one another, so we automatically seek out people to create substantial relationships. But how many friends do you need in your life?

105 Days Ago   If someone you care about goes missing, it’s up to you to help authorities by filing a report, giving them important details, and keeping them up to date as the situation develops.

108 Days Ago   We’ve all been there—your day is going poorly and it feels like it will never end. Worst of all, it feels like you can’t do anything to make it better.

108 Days Ago   A night of live theatrical performance can be so much more exciting and engaging than catching the latest blockbuster, and a good cocktail before the show and during intermission can make the night even more fun.

109 Days Ago   Commercial planes are gradually becoming more and more cramped. About 20 years ago, the average seat pitch—the distance between each seat where your legs are—was around 34 to 35 inches.

109 Days Ago   So, you need some help. It’s okay, we all need a hand sometimes. Problem is, a lot of us don’t know how to go about asking—so we don’t.

110 Days Ago   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.

110 Days Ago   With the recent announcement of Pokémon Let’s Go for the Nintendo Switch and its ability to interact with Pokémon GO, players are returning to the mobile game en masse.

111 Days Ago   This week we have a guy who desperately wants to escape his soulless career and become a writer, but he’s too busy to write. Should he leave his job so he can finally find the time to put pen to paper?

111 Days Ago   News broke out last week that AMC Theatres would be offering their own movie-watching subscription program to compete with MoviePass and Sinemia. Today, the Stubs A-List service is up and running, offering three AMC movie showings (of any kind) per week for $20 a month.

112 Days Ago   What’s worse than being catfished? Being scammed out of money by someone you thought liked you. Romance scams are on the rise, and according to the FBI, these shameless grifts cost consumers more money than other kind of internet fraud.

112 Days Ago   It might feel like there aren’t any rules out in the great outdoors, but there are certainly guidelines you should follow. Whether you’re new to hiking or always been confused about the dos and don’ts of the trail, this guide will clear things up.

115 Days Ago   When you budget out your big trip, it’s easy to forget about transportation to and from the airport. It can really cost you if you’re not careful.

115 Days Ago   Mark your calendars and prepare your wallets—or, if you’re trying not to spend any money, your site blockers: Amazon’s yearly extravaganza of online deals is approaching.

116 Days Ago   When I take photos or shoot video, I like to use a nice camera, and then import the photos to my iPad—which is my dedicated photo editing and social media sharing device.

116 Days Ago   If you like to travel and you’re not saving up airline miles or credit card reward points, you should. If you already are, be careful with how long you hold onto them.

117 Days Ago   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.

117 Days Ago   Losing your wallet is like losing a part of you. Everything is in there—your driver’s license, your credit cards, your membership IDs, and your photos of loved ones.

118 Days Ago   This week we have a woman who gets along with men well in a platonic way, but recently introduced a flirty gal pal to the mix.

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