Most Popular Posts of 2017

This has been an important year for Lifehacker. Together we tried to save the bees, we were hacked, looked directly at the sun, ate rough food in restaurants and hid from nuclear bombs. These are our most popular stories of 2017.

Where to hide if a nuclear bomb explodes in your area

This is a tip that I hope you never need, but you should still know it. A nuclear attack is the worst nightmare of all, and the immediate consequences are just as, if not worse, than the explosion itself. Here’s what you should do if you survived the first explosion.

Don’t plant those bee-friendly wildflowers that Cheerios distributes

Bee populations are declining and Cheerios wants to help. So far, so good. But they send free packets of wildflower seeds to people all over the country, and some of the flowers included are invasive species that you probably should n’t plant in some areas.

What to say to small children instead of “sorry”

While traveling to different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I was able to observe children playing in the playground. Climbing the stairs on the hill, the boy accidentally stepped on the little girl’s finger, and she began to cry. What happened next amazed me.

What does the presence of the SSSS inscription on the boarding pass mean?

Last week a friend of mine tried to print his boarding pass on his way back home from San Francisco and ran into a problem. No matter how many times he rebooted the Delta website or tried to check in on his phone, he kept getting a message that he would not be able to print his boarding pass. At the time, we chalked it up to a strange accident, but when he arrived at the airport, he found out the reason: he was selected for a secondary security check. This is why his boarding pass could not be printed, and when he did receive it, it bore “SSSS” on it.

How to Build a Retro Style Game Console on a Raspberry Pi

Since its release, the $ 35 Raspberry Pi mini computer has been hailed as the ultimate all-in-one retro gaming console. This is now easier than ever to do and doesn’t require any Linux knowledge. Here’s how to make your own retro video game console in less than 10 minutes.

How to know if you have been affected by the Equifax hack

There are a number of nefarious things to watch out for when your Social Security number has been compromised. Due to the recent Equifax data breach, you might be wondering how to find out if a thief is using your stolen information.

Stop Leaving Bluetooth On on Your Smartphone

If you always leave Bluetooth on on your phone, you might want to rethink the situation.

Forget about special glasses – for the best view of the eclipse, you just need to make a pinhole hole made by yourself

I was in high school the last time there was a massive solar eclipse over my hometown. Some teachers provided us with glasses, others helped to collect spectators from cereal boxes, and we went outside for an important moment. I think it was okay. But when I got home, my mother told me how she saw the eclipse.

Why good flight clothing is worth the effort

When you’re on a long flight in tight quarters, the last thing you probably want is to be dressed to the smallest detail, but ditching those pajama pants and tank top has its advantages. You might even get a better seat.

Dishes to Avoid at Chain Restaurants, According to People Who Work There

Even if you have a big soft spot for the Olive Garden, no one goes to chain restaurants expecting a five-star dinner. (And at this point, you should expect foods such as frozen first courses and pre-made soup bags to become commonplace on the course.) As well. And to some extent, that’s true – this Reddit thread about what to avoid at large chain restaurants (according to their employees) is less dire than one might think.


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