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Creepy Children's Books for Creepy Children  Creepy Children's Books for Creepy Children 

So this is interesting: In my Facebook parents’ group, I asked for suggestions for kids’ books that were just a little disturbing. I got nearly 300 responses—from a group that usually supplies maybe nine or 10 answers to the average child-rearing question. (Q: Why won’t she eat? A: Maybe she’s not hungry. Q: Why won’t…

Trick People Into Buying You Drinks With These Bar Bets Trick People Into Buying You Drinks With These Bar Bets

Free drinks always make a night out better, but you don’t have to cozy up to the bartender to get them. Instead, use these simple bar bets to pull one over on your friends (or other bar goers) and win yourself a free drink or two.

How to Make a Surprisingly Lethal Punch How to Make a Surprisingly Lethal Punch

The success of most parties hinges on the quality and amount of booze served and, while serving a big bowl of punch is easier on the host or hostess, serving a punch that people will keep coming back to it is a little trickier. A good punch is so balanced that one might not even realize there was any ethanol floating…

How to Troll a Troll How to Troll a Troll

There are two conflicting definitions of the phrase internet troll, just as there are two conflicting origin stories. The more refined definition comes from the fishing technique of trolling (dragging a fishhook behind a boat) and is a synonym for trickster. This type of troll knowingly strings others along, often by…

This YouTube Playback Extension Will Slowly Drive Your Enemies Mad This YouTube Playback Extension Will Slowly Drive Your Enemies Mad

You might be unfortunate enough to have an annoying coworker in your vicinity. You know, the one that talks about how much he loves eating quiche for breakfast. Let’s call him Chad. While you (probably) can’t put Chad’s headphones in jello to get back at him for pinning last week’s softball loss on your bum knee, you…

Gifts to Give to the Kids of Parents You Hate Gifts to Give to the Kids of Parents You Hate

When you have kids, people give you gifts. It’s wonderful! There are sweet little blankets, jolly jumpers, and charming little dolls—all very nice presents from generous relatives and friends.

Deal With the Real World, Not the Ideal World Deal With the Real World, Not the Ideal World

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life. I’m filling in for Patrick Allan, and because it’s Evil Week, I’m taking a break from the ancient Stoics and consulting Renaissance philosopher Niccolò…

How Get Free Movies and TV Using a VPN How Get Free Movies and TV Using a VPN

Virtual private networks (or VPNs) are great for protecting your privacy and data while you browse the web. They provide increased security on public Wi-Fi networks (coffee shops, airports, etc), and prevent ISPs from collecting personal data, data they want to sell to advertisers. VPNs are also pretty good at letting…

Negotiate a Higher Salary With a Sneaky Joke Negotiate a Higher Salary With a Sneaky Joke

So many of us avoid negotiating because it seems so tricky and so confrontational. You don’t want to miss out on that money, though. One easy, non-confrontational way to haggle your salary? Make a ridiculous joke.

Prank Your Friends with Google Home and IFTTT Prank Your Friends with Google Home and IFTTT

Voice assistants are still dumb computers programmed to provide you answers to questions and control your Spotify playlist. But just once, I’d love my Google Home to help me out with a joke or two when my brother comes over. After all, what’s the use of a voice assistant if it can’t help you roast your friends? With…

How to Hide Snacks From Your Kids When You Don't Want to Share How to Hide Snacks From Your Kids When You Don't Want to Share

If you have kids, opening up a bag of cookies means opening up a flood of questions: “What is that?” “Where’d you get that?” “Can I have some?” “Can I have it all?” “Can that be my dinner?”

How to Disguise the Taste of Weed in Edibles How to Disguise the Taste of Weed in Edibles

You may be of the school of stoners that likes an edible treat now and again, or you may be a medical user in search of the tastiest options. You may also be a host or party-goer who wants people to fully enjoy themselves with various intoxicating offerings, and wishes to make a potent potluck dish that doesn’t taste…

How to Cheat on a Lie Detector Test How to Cheat on a Lie Detector Test

Polygraph machines, better known as lie detectors, are bullshit. They can’t tell whether you’re lying, just whether your body is doing some of the things that bodies do when we’re nervous: sweating, for example. But there are a few tricks that, according to rumor, can let you mess with the results.

Dick Moves for Winning Board Games Dick Moves for Winning Board Games

Board games are a safe place to play out conflicts with your family and friends, with the understanding that once the game is over, everyone is on good terms again. That also makes them the perfect place to take out all your petty frustrations and revenge fantasies, under the guise of good fun. Here’s how to destroy…

The Ultimate Guide to Paying Less at Starbucks The Ultimate Guide to Paying Less at Starbucks

The best way to save money on Starbucks is to make your coffee at home. The second best way is to buy it somewhere cheaper. But the third best way is to hack your Starbucks order to pay less for the same (or similar) drink. Some hacks are innocent; others less so. Here’s a compilation of the best Starbucks hacks from…

How to Anonymously Tell Someone They Smell Bad How to Anonymously Tell Someone They Smell Bad

How can you break the news to someone who smells bad? You could be honest and compassionate, sitting down with your stinky loved one to broach the topic. But if you just want to drop a truth bomb and run away, we have a few suggestions.

When Is It OK to Blow Off Weddings, Funerals, and Other Major Milestones? When Is It OK to Blow Off Weddings, Funerals, and Other Major Milestones?

In an ideal world, maybe you’d love to spend a large portion of your free time attending the weddings, birthdays and other life cycle events of your nearest and dearest. But life, work, and geographical boundaries often get in the way, making it a tricky a proposition to attend every single milestone event for every…

Passive-Aggressive Phrases to Get Your Coworkers to Deliver Passive-Aggressive Phrases to Get Your Coworkers to Deliver

We’ve all had at least one coworker who was difficult, whether it was a personality clash or a case of chronic missed deadlines. The next time you find yourself frustrated by that person in the office, may we suggest some good old fashioned passive aggression?

Evil Week Showdown: Cell Carriers vs. Cable Companies Evil Week Showdown: Cell Carriers vs. Cable Companies

It’s time to wrap up Evil Week, and what better way than by pitting two of the most evil industries against each other. Today, we’re flipping our usual script upside down to find out who’s worse: cell carriers or cable companies.

Top 10 Evil Ways to Use Technology Top 10 Evil Ways to Use Technology

Like other powerful tools, technology can be used for great good or for great evil. Learn how people use technology for wrongdoing so you can protect yourself—or use their tricks to actually do good. Here are the top 10 “evil” ways you can use technology.

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