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

What's the Difference Between All These Health Insurance Plans?

Dear Lifehacker,
I'm finally ready to purchase health insurance for myself, but I'm really overwhelmed by the choices out there. What's the difference between an HMO, a PPO, an HSA, and these other plans? Help! » 1/14/14 1:43pm 1/14/14 1:43pm

When To Stop A Fight

On Nov. 2, heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov fought 10 hard rounds against "Irish" Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden. Today, Abdusalamov sits in a bed in Roosevelt Hospital, in a medically induced coma. It's worth reflecting on when fights should be stopped. » 11/18/13 12:26pm 11/18/13 12:26pm

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

Don't Just Stand There

At my gym, OK, there's only one really good place to do pullups. If someone is occupying the pullup area, that means nobody else is doing pullups at that particular time. That means that, if you are the person in the pullup area, you have a responsibility. A responsibility to do pullups. A responsibility to not just… » 5/14/13 3:36pm 5/14/13 3:36pm

You Have To Work Out To Get A Workout

Every New Year, millions of people resolve to "get in shape." And, a few weeks into January—right about now—millions of people tire of their dreary new traditional exercise programs, and re-resolve to get in shape creatively. "I'll walk every night," they say. "I'll work in the garden, and take the stairs, and live an… » 1/24/13 3:30pm 1/24/13 3:30pm

Should You Eat Your Marijuana During A Police Stop? A Guide

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure is being arraigned today in Berrien County, Mich., court on a marijuana charge. As with many low-stakes weed busts, the details are whimsical: » 4/02/12 6:54pm 4/02/12 6:54pm

The Grizzlies Were Prince To The Thunder's Morris Day Last Night

Your morning roundup for May 14, the day after a homeless Bulgarian man beheaded an elderly British woman in a Spanish supermarket, walked away "clutching the head by its hair, leaving a trail of blood dripping to the ground," but got caught after an Italian motorcyclist threw a helmet at his face. Oh, Europe. » 5/14/11 10:00am 5/14/11 10:00am