Latest stories - Patrick Allan

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 Days Ago   The term “constitutional crisis” has been on a lot of people’s minds over the last two years, but what does it mean? And what could it lead to?

6 Days Ago   What is it you’ll regret most about your life when your time is up? Failure to fulfill your duty and obligations? Or the failure to follow your dreams?

6 Days Ago   It’s not a good time for Airbnb hosts or renters in Japan right now: The private residence renting service was recently forced to cancel thousands of already booked and paid reservations in Japan, all thanks to a new set of Japanese laws that went into effect on June 15.

9 Days Ago   As easy as it was to poke fun at Apple’s pricey, wireless headphones when they were released, now that I own a pair myself, I love them.

9 Days Ago   Hunger has a strange effect on our emotions. Even the nicest folks can get a little upset, irritable, and snippy the minute they start to feel those familiar pangs down in their stomach.

10 Days Ago   Current gas prices nationwide are the highest they’ve been since 2014, meaning you might want to re-calculate your gas budget. This tool tells you how much you’ll spend on gas over the next year based on your car’s model and how many miles you think you’ll be driving.

10 Days Ago   When you hear the phrase, “It’s all who you know,” what do you think of?Influential people who can open a door for your career? Friends in high places who can throw you a bone?

11 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.

11 Days Ago   You’re looking for a new job, so it’s time to update the ol’ resume. But when you try to describe your last position, you stare off into space thinking, “Wait, what did I do, exactly?” Well, who’s better than describing the duties of your role than the employer itself?

12 Days Ago   This week we have a guy who’s moving into his own place and taking the stuff he bought with him. Trouble is, his old roommates use some of those things and aren’t being given much time to adapt.

12 Days Ago   It’s good to have a schedule planned out each week, but having too many appointments set for each day might be be more harmful than helpful.

13 Days Ago   Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ohio’s aggressive purging of voting rolls. Basically, they’re saying a state can “unregister” people to vote if they skip a couple elections and fail to respond to a notice from state election officials.

13 Days Ago   Flash floods can strike with almost no warning, so it pays to be prepared. It doesn’t take much for rain to escalate from a light drizzle to a deadly emergency situation.

16 Days Ago   So you have a new writing app you’re dying to try, eh? Well, before you sit down to take on that big writing project, consider giving that app a solid test run so you can learn all the ins and outs first.

16 Days Ago   You’re out on the town with your friends when some stranger takes a conversation from casual to creepy, then asks for your phone number. Give them one of these and get away.

17 Days Ago   American diplomats in China are falling ill with symptoms like headaches, nausea, and hearing loss after hearing “odd sounds” in their apartments. It’s an eerily similar situation to what happened in Cuba in 2016 when 24 diplomats complained about strange sounds and nearly-identical symptoms.

18 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.

18 Days Ago   Even if you don’t have many vacation days to use, a good day trip or weekend getaway can be enough to help you unwind and destress.

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