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Why You Should Never Use Klarna to Buy Groceries
Sometimes feeding yourself and your family is a challenge, but if you use a buy-now, pay-later service, things will only get worse.
Gardening Doesn't Have to Wreck Your Body
How to protect yourself from the physical ravages of yard work.
Lifehacker on Anxiety
What Anxiety Does to Your Brain and What You Can Do About It
We all deal with anxiety in some form or another, whether it's when you're pulled over by the cops or about to give a speech in front of a crowd. But for some, anxiety is a much stronger, more fearsome force—one that never goes away. But what is anxiety exactly, and what's going on in your mind (and your body) when anxiety strikes? How do you cope when it takes hold?
Everything You Need to Manage Your Panic and Anxiety
Most, if not all, of us have been dealing with dizzying levels of anxiety for months now. A devastating pandemic, unemployment, an ugly and contentious election—and then, of course, yesterday’s siege…
Lifehacker on Career
What Kind of Burnt Out Are You? (And Why It Matters)
Different types of burnout require different solutions.
«burnout also consists of cynicism, which is often a sense of alienation from others, as well a reduced sense of efficacy, such as feeling helpless or incompetent.»
The Recruiting Buzzwords Every Job Seeker Should Know
Don't miss out on a gig due to confusing language in the job posting.
Lifehacker on Decluttering
How to Declutter Your Home When Downsizing
You can't take everything with you to your new place.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Mind-Hacking Advice for Living Clutter Free
Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo set off a decluttering craze across the world with her pocket-sized book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. After reading the book, it’s easy to see…
Lifehacker on Depression
The Differences Between Anxiety and Depression (and When to Get Help)
How to help yourself—and others—if you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or both.
«“I tend to recommend seeking help when a person begins to feel that their mental health concerns are interfering with their life,”»
Lifehacker on Journaling
Journaling Is Much More Than Keeping a Diary
If you can’t afford a therapist or schedule regular visits with a mental health counselor, you have one one self-soothing method at your disposal that you may have long overlooked, and it won’t cost…
«Too often we read, but don’t reflect on what we’ve learned or how we’ve been challenged.»
Use These Prompts If You Need Help Journaling
Like any habit, journaling is easier said than done. I tried for years (all of the half-empty notebooks in my childhood bedroom can attest to this) and didn’t form a sustaining habit until I studied abroad in college and wrote in a travel journal daily. Something just clicked during that time, and I kept it up when I was back in the States, where it morphed from a catalogue of the places I visited and food I ate into a place to work through feelings, expand on questions or random observations an
Lifehacker on Parenting
How to Actually Enjoy a Weekend With Your Kids
Because kids are a joy and a blessing and can truly mess up a weekend.
The Powerful One-Liners Every Parent Needs
A bank of one-liners can help solve a lot of small problems.
Lifehacker on Personal Finance
How Much Do Small, Daily Purchases Really Affect Your Long-Term Finances?
Your avocado toast or morning coffee is not to blame for your debt.
Why You Should (Almost) Always Make the First Offer
It’s generally smart to make the first move. But you need to understand why.
Lifehacker on Recipes
A Beginner's Guide to Making the Perfect Peanut Brittle
Peanut brittle is cheap, the recipes are short, and it'll get you used to working with molten sugar syrup.
This Tuna Mayo Rice Bowl Is the Best WFH Lunch
There is no finer work-from-home meal than this five-minute miracle of a recipe.
Lifehacker on Stress
How to Tell Whether You're Stressed or Depressed
Stress and depression have a lot of overlapping symptoms, but the treatment is different.
«Stress is something that is phasic for most people. You have a stressful period and you come out of it,»
Why You Should Schedule Your Stress
But when am I going to find time to set aside time to stress?
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The Psychological Mind Tricks That Actually Work
These "mind tricks" are backed by actual science and research.
Three Cognitive Biases We All Have (and How to Fight Them)
Everyone has these common cognitive biases—even you.
«tendency to overestimate our abilities»
17 Unbreakable Rules of Flight Etiquette, According to Lifehacker Readers
Don't be the jerk who ruins everyone else's flight with your egg sandwich.
How to Identify and Combat Grocery Store 'Shrinkflation'
You’re not crazy: Some of the stuff you buy at the grocery store is getting smaller.
17 of the Most Disturbing Films Ever Made
These are great works of art you'll never want to see again.
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Lifehacker on Social Skills
Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School
You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own emotions, or the emotions of others. These skills can be valuable, but you’ll never get them in a classroom.
How Can I Help My Kids Develop Better Social Skills?
Dear Lifehacker, I want my kids to grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. When it comes to social skills, though, I'm at a loss. One of my kids seems lonely yet disinterested in others, while the other is the terror of the schoolyard. What can I do to help them develop the social skills they need for life?