Hacking your house, your gadgets, your car or your life to save precious time or make things better is great. But if you're spending more time than what you're saving, you're doing it wrong. In his In Defense of Life Hacking, Whitson Gordon explains why life hacking is awesome—as long as you don't get obsessed.
Breath fresh air, help others, practice smiling… science has demonstrated that, if you follow these ten simple advices, you will be happier. As happy as George Takei, who seems like a pretty happy person to us! Unlike William Shatner, who never listens to science.
Work is great, if you need the money and also managed to find a job somehow. But there are evil forces dedicated to keeping you at that desk or checkout stand or salt mine forever, with no vacation. And one day you'll be dead, having never seen where they filmed Twilight in Italy or whatever dream you might have had.
Karl Pillemer interviewed 1,500 people ages 70 to 100 years for his book 30 Lessons for Living. This was their biggest regret by a wide margin, the most important lesson: Don't waste countless hours of your time in a job you don't really like.
It's wedding season. Female guests shouldn't wear white, male guests should respect the dress code—and nobody should try to make out with the bride's dad. To avoid the latter, follow this useful guide on how to drink without making an ass of yourself.
Having been the victim of long-distance relationships not once but thrice—after swearing to never repeat the experience again each time—I can tell you that Lifehacker's advice on the matter is spot-on. My only additional advice: never ever start a long distance relationship online.
There's a difference between using debit or credit to pay in a store. A big one, especially if you are the shop owner—but also for you, the cardholder. Lifehacker tells you when to use one or the other.
Deadspin reader Wario seems confused: he used to be a huge sports fan, but he doesn't care anymore. Now he only watches football to get "shitfaced at the bar and trying to take random drunk girls back to my place" and wonders if that's ok. Drew Magary has the answer.
"In the past I was dating a girl who had a bit more hair decorating her muff than I prefer. How does one politely go about requesting a trim?" asks a reader. Drew Magary has the answer at Deadspin.