The Best Life Hacks of 2017

Traveling, dating, and chemically changing your state of mind are some of the most enjoyable parts of life, and these parts of existence deserve advice as much as productivity. Here are some of our favorite 2017 lifestyle hacks. Please enjoy responsibly.

How to be a polite tourist

Fully legal cannabis is a fairly new concept, and it can be difficult to figure out how to operate in a legal, sometimes intimidating, quirky dispensary. This guide walks you through the process of buying legal marijuana without further ado.

Use this hotline to anonymously inform creepy guys that they scare you.

If 2017 taught us anything, it’s that men can be really creepy. If you find yourself in a situation where you are being harassed because of your numbers, but you do not feel safe rejecting this dude right away (because some men misbehave in the face of rejection), give them a number on the “rejection hotline” that tells an assertive guy via text message or voice call that he made someone feel “insecure and / or disrespectful.”

How Online Dating Is Making US Marriages Stronger and Diversified

Online dating definitely has its drawbacks, but as this article points out, it can lead to stronger and more diverse marriages, new groups of friends, and new social experiences.

I bought a jumpsuit and now I won’t wear anything else

A jumpsuit will make your life easier and everyone should have a pair.

How to Create Your Own Tiki Drink

Drinking tiki is more than a collection of fruit liqueurs and colorful side dishes, and making a good drink is practically an art. This article will show you how to make your own and how to make it tastier.

Why early morning flights are the best

The only thing I hate more than flying is getting up early, but you are much more likely to reach your destination if you choose an early morning flight. You will also deal with it faster, which is a nice bonus.

How the Negro Traveler’s Green Book helped black people get around in the 1950s

This fascinating retro week post took a look at what it was like for blacks to travel in the 1950s and reminded us that discrimination is still alive and well and that black travelers have to deal with on a regular basis.

How to make your online dating profile more convenient with a swipe

Online dating is tedious, but there are ways to make your profile more attractive to potential dates and friends. (Hint: Stop posing with dead fish.)

How to order drinks at the bar without embarrassment

Ordering gourmet drinks at trendy bars can be a little intimidating, but with a little bit of lingo, you’ll never be confused by the question, “How do you like this martini?” ever again.

How to make the best pot cakes

Brownie is arguably the most notorious edible in pots, but its ubiquity does not guarantee flavor. If you’re going to make a pot cake, it must be the best pot cake, and we can show you how to make it a reality.

How to establish an open relationship

Open relationships are becoming more commonplace, but it’s not as easy as sleeping with whoever you want, whenever you want. A relationship like this takes a lot of work and communication, and this post will help you stay healthy.

How to Book Secret Flights with Your Chase Ultimate Rewards

You should be able to use your hard-earned aviation points however you want, and this post shows you how to use them with almost all airlines, even if they don’t show up on their site.

How to set up a home bar with the equipment you really need

You don’t need a fancy bar spoon or julep strainer, but there are certain items and equipment that a home bar can’t do without, and we can tell you what they are.

These are the best cities in the world for a drink on the street

Walking down the street with a drink in hand is oddly liberating, and these are the best places to (legally) drink outdoors.

How to get your suitcase to be the first to arrive at baggage claim

After a long day of travel, the last thing I want to do is wait for my bag with my grumpy travelers and crying children, so I appreciate this advice to get my bag and leave as soon as possible.


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