No, Ebola Won't Decide The Outcome Of The Elections

Ebola is at the top of the headlines. The elections are eleven days away. Therefore, the Law of Punditry dictates that political commentators must link these two stories together, forecasting that fears of the deadly virus will determine who controls Congress. Here's why they're completely wrong. » 10/24/14 3:28pm 10/24/14 3:28pm

The Best Ways to Improve Your Workouts at the Gym

If you've settled into an exercise routine that works for you the next thing you may struggle with is making yourself at home in the gym. We're talking about making sure you exercise properly, make progress, and don't hurt yourself. Luckily, there are plenty of places to turn for good advice. Let's look at some of… » 10/09/14 12:13pm 10/09/14 12:13pm

What's the Best Blender?

The process of selecting a blender is not nearly as simple as it should be. The potential feature set is as long as the price range is wide, and factors like durability, versatility, and even interface are all important. So head for the comments and tell us, what's the best blender? » 10/08/14 2:47pm 10/08/14 2:47pm

What Does the Shape and Color of My Poop Mean?

Dear Lifehacker,
Like most people, I've pooped a lot in my lifetime. Usually things follow a fairly predictable pattern, but now and then I've seen unusual colors and shapes. I don't feel bad or have any discomfort, but I'm concerned these changes might mean something. How can I figure out when I should be concerned… » 3/04/14 5:48pm 3/04/14 5:48pm

Yet another reason to be grateful that pubic grooming is on the outs

If de facto trend-barometer American Apparel is any indication, the bush is, indeed, back. That's excellent news for American genitals. Analyses of American emergency room data indicate genital injuries related to pubic grooming had increased nearly sixfold between 2002 and 2010. Things were getting out of hand. » 1/23/14 4:05pm 1/23/14 4:05pm

Yoga Isn't 'For Ladies' and Weights Aren't 'For Men'

Women make up slightly less than half of the NFL's fanbase. They're going to college in larger numbers than men. They're the Senators grabbing the legislative branch by the collar and dragging the country away from fiscal precipice. And yet! it's still weird for us when we try to use the weight room at a new gym. When… » 10/24/13 11:10am 10/24/13 11:10am