What to Do on Christmas When You Don't Celebrate It

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year—unless you're like me and don't celebrate it. Then you're stuck with a world mostly shut down and seemingly nothing to do. Fortunately you have quite a few options, whether you're along or with friends, to make December 25th a fun day off regardless of your observances. » 12/24/14 1:00pm 12/24/14 1:00pm

How to Be an Effective Liar

Lying is considered a bad thing, but ask anyone to justify a lie they've told and they probably can. When and where you should lie is your call, but if you have to do it, here's how to do it effectively. » 10/23/14 5:30pm 10/23/14 5:30pm

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done. » 10/21/14 5:30pm 10/21/14 5:30pm

How to Boost Your Phishing Detection Skills and Avoid Email Scams

Phishing scams—the ones that try to get you to provide private information by masquerading as a legitimate company—can be easy to uncover with a skeptical eye, but some can easily get you when you let your guard down for just a second. Here's how you can boost your phishing detection skills and protect yourself… » 10/17/14 4:25pm 10/17/14 4:25pm

How to Upgrade to the Latest iPhone for Free

Upgrading to the newest iPhone hardware means shelling out $200-$400 on contract. If you want to upgrade but don't have the cash, here's how to sell your old iPhone to cover the cost of the new one and then some. » 9/12/14 5:00pm 9/12/14 5:00pm

50 Ways to Liven Up Your Labor Day

It's Labor Day in the United States and Canada, so we're kicking back and relaxing. Whether you want to use your time off to be productive, eat some great food, or just chill out and relax, we've got you covered so your holiday doesn't go to waste. » 9/01/14 8:00am 9/01/14 8:00am

The Three Most Important Things Lifehacker Taught Me (Also, Pranks)

After nearly four years and thousands of posts, this will be my last as an official Lifehacker writer. In keeping with the tradition of last days, I have some special stories, secrets, and life lessons to share. Let's get sentimental! » 4/14/14 9:00am 4/14/14 9:00am