Most Viewed Posts This Week: February 5-12

The big game has come and gone (go ahead, crew, you made it!) And we’ve learned a few party tricks along the way. In addition to the basics of football and holiday food, this week we also discussed red flags to look out for when starting out with someone, why plain text is still attractive, new Twitter features, and more.

Red flags to look out for when dating someone

The first phase of meeting someone can be exhilarating, uplifting, and intoxicating, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. If instead of fireworks you see a lot of red flags flying, you might want to look elsewhere for love.

Why diet is more important than exercise for weight loss in one video

If you want to lose weight, both diet and exercise are important. However, this does not mean that they are equally important. This video explains why dietary changes have a stronger effect on weight loss than exercise.

How to cheat your way through the Super Bowl without knowing anything about football

The Super Bowl is Sunday and this is how an ancient tradition begins where people who don’t give a damn about football or the teams involved get together to watch a big match. If you want to have fun without getting drunk and eating nachos for five hours, here’s everything you need to know to get through it.

Six apartment upgrades to make your rental more like a home

You may not own your home, but you still want it to feel like home. The problem is that many apartments are tasteless and sad. The tenant cannot demolish the wall or update the kitchen appliances. However, there are a few simple, landlord-friendly upgrades that will make your rental more homey.

Your Super Lazy Super Bowl Party Food Cooking Guide

In a culture where party food is practically a competitive sport, it can be easy to overestimate the Super Bowl snacking options. Unsurprisingly, we recommend a lazier approach and have picked some of the tastiest sauces and appetizers with minimal effort, so you can focus on what really matters: soccer.

12 types of survival tools in one image

Whether you’re worried about a weather-related disaster or a potential zombie apocalypse , if something happens, you’ll be glad you have a plan. This infographic can help you collect the items you need in an emergency.

Top Ways To Convince Seven Different Internet And Phone Companies To Lower Your Bill

This month, we introduced you to bargaining on bills so you can save money throughout the year. There are several tried and true negotiating tactics that should help, but they do help to flesh out. At Rather Be Shopping, Kyle James offers an overview of seven specific providers, from AT&T to Time Warner.

All the hidden, unexpected costs of buying a home

Your home is probably the most expensive thing you have ever owned, and these costs exceed the closing price. There is the cost of a home, but there are other running and upfront costs that can take you by surprise. Especially if this is your first time buying, it helps you understand what you are getting yourself into.

Everything I Learned About Relationships Sucking On Dating

Nobody wants to think that they are bad at dating. We especially don’t want to think that we are bad in unsuccessful relationships. Fortunately, I made too many mistakes to ignore. This is what I learned about relationships, mostly when I ruined them first.

Always buy the male version of the products to avoid gender tax

Goods and services for girls and women are significantly more expensive than similar goods for men. According to a study by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, this gender tax (aka the “pink tax”) is costing us women thousands of dollars.

What’s the best way to peel a hard-boiled egg?

This is the struggle that has plagued humanity ever since we realized that hard-boiled eggs are the nutritious packaging of protein: how to gently peel off the shell? The last thing you need is to destroy the lost speck. Today we’re going to test a few general tips that are supposed to help make egg peeling easier.

10 best ways to tame and deal with allergies

Sneezing, wheezing and other hellish sensations: allergies are a special kind of everyday torture. While we don’t have a cure for your food or environmental allergies, we have some proven tips to help you suffer less and minimize reactions. Here are 10 of our top tips for allergy sufferers.

Feel the Burn – Bad Fitness Tips

“Feel the burn!” it is a frequently repeated signal that encourages trainees to work harder and longer than usual. Many people enjoy this discomfort, but depending on the circumstances, this “burn” is not always a reliable indicator of a good or effective workout. This is what happens and why the “burning sensation” is overrated.

I still use plain text for everything and I love it

Plain text has long been a favorite on Lifehacker , but over the years, most people have moved away from it in favor of specialized to-do apps, note-taking apps, writing apps, or whatever. I still use plain text for pretty much everything, but I never really thought about why I was doing it. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that, not to mention attractive features, plain text is still important for portability and simplicity.

You can’t tell how healthy your food is by whether it rotts or not.

Every creature, noble as it may be, is eventually eaten up by microbes.This is the cycle of life ! So how do we explain the pieces of plants and animals that make up a McDonald’s or Twinkie burger? Why do n’t they rot? It turns out they’re not nearly as immortal as viral Facebook memes.

How to remove timeline from all weird Twitter changes, ads, and promoted tweets

Twitter was in tears, making tons of changes that its users never asked for. From today’s new ‘Best of’ module to promoted tweets and ‘while you were out’, it’s all useless for those who just want to read a clean stream. Here’s how to get your timeline back.


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