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Make Your Term Paper Look 10% Longer With This Font Make Your Term Paper Look 10% Longer With This Font

Listen to me, a professional writer: School and college teach you bad writing habits. One of those bad habits is padding out your work to reach a minimum page count. Anything you do to “cheat” at your page count, by making less text look like more, is an act of noble rebellion. And the new font Times Newer Roman is an…

How to Find Classical Music You Actually Like

Classical music has been evolving for centuries, so there are all different kinds of sounds. That means that if you hate one kind, you can still love several other kinds. Hate opera? You still might love the orchestra. Symphonies too overwhelming? Try some shorter, sparer chamber music. In the video above, we give you…

Tell Us Your Singapore Travel Tips Tell Us Your Singapore Travel Tips

After watching Crazy Rich Asians, what I want to do in Singapore is party on a cargo ship in international waters and buy an outfit that costs more than my home. What I do not want to do is wade through ankle-deep water in a church. But I can’t afford to do any of that. How about the crazy middle class, what can we do…

Men, Stop Making This Face in Every Selfie Men, Stop Making This Face in Every Selfie

Why do so many young men make the same vague face in all their selfies?Why do they all raise their eyebrows and tighten their lips like office workers greeting each other on a Tuesday? What are they hiding? What are they feeling? Vox asked a handful of them, and got some excellent self-deprecating answers.…

The A Cappella Sea Shanty Playlist The A Cappella Sea Shanty Playlist

“Sea chanteys are work songs, so they’re designed to coordinate effort between a group of people doing physical labor,” says video producer Jamison Hermann, who sang them while working on ships at the Mystic Seaport maritime museum. “The saying in maritime historical circles is that a good chanteyman is worth ten…

How to Watch Live Footage of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is hitting the East Coast, whipping through Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. You can track it at several government and news sites, and you can watch it from several webcams. Above (WARNING: very loud wind) is the view from Frying Pan Tower, 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, NC,…

Now You Can Download 10,000 Spotify Songs Now You Can Download 10,000 Spotify Songs

Every music streaming service kind of sucks, we already know this. One of the ways Spotify sucks is that it limits how many songs you can download on each device. But the service just raised its download limit from 3,333 tracks per device, up to 10,000 per device, for up to five devices. Great news for anyone who…

The Best New England Travel Tips From Our Readers The Best New England Travel Tips From Our Readers

Autumn is dying. But for now, September is still when the leaves start changing in the Northeast. In honor of leaf peeping season, this week we collected your tips on traveling to New England. You can read all the best comments under the Staff tab in that link. We’ve excerpted the very best below.

What Area of Expertise Do You Never Get to Talk About? What Area of Expertise Do You Never Get to Talk About?

Today, Ask Reddit users are telling each other about what areas of expertise that they never get to talk about in normal life. Subjects include rocket science, serial killers, Pokemon Go meta strategy, the NFL (as an expat), and “the R-rated parts” of Roman history. We want to hear the same from Lifehacker readers,…

I'm Beth Shapiro, Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels, and This Is How I Work I'm Beth Shapiro, Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels, and This Is How I Work

Citymeals on Wheels funds the delivery of over 3 million meals a year to elderly residents in New York City, filling in gaps like weekends and holidays that government programs leave out. Since 2011, Beth Shapiro has been the non-profit’s executive director, overseeing every step from fundraising to delivery, keeping…

Don't Cheap Out on These Things, Says Reddit Don't Cheap Out on These Things, Says Reddit

“What’s a product or service you should NEVER cheap out on?” asks redditor Kill_Dr_Phil. Thousands of redditors have answers. We’ve collected some of the most thought-out answers.

Stop Misusing Autocorrect Stop Misusing Autocorrect

There’s a right way and a wrong way to use your phone’s autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone Software for Apple and author of the new book Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs, led the team creating the first…

How I Work: NYC's Only Taffy Maker

“Ugh, saltwater taffy is kind of gross.” That’s what Marisa Wu thought years ago, when a colleague suggested she make some of her own. But then she investigated and figured out how to cook taffy flavored by real ingredients, not lab-created chemicals. Now Wu runs Salty Road Taffy, a popular high-end taffy brand where…

Tell Us Your Small-Town New England Hacks Tell Us Your Small-Town New England Hacks

This week on Hack Your City, we’re hacking the country. As we head into leaf peeping season, let’s share our best tips for New England’s backroads and small towns. (We’re using a very generous definition of New England.) Which villages are up-and-coming, which are best for yuppies, which are best for more down-to-earth…

Block a Thousand Twitter Advertisers at Once Block a Thousand Twitter Advertisers at Once

Furious at whatever asinine thing Twitter is doing now? Or just want to make Twitter ads less distracting? Because the main Twitter ad unit is an actual tweet, you can block a lot of Twitter ads by blocking actual accounts. On the site Block Together, which creates shareable block lists, user Shannon Coulter has…

The Best Prague Travel Tips From Our Readers The Best Prague Travel Tips From Our Readers

This week, Hack Your City went to one of those beautiful European cities where the buildings still look fresh out of the Renaissance. Prague is one of the continent’s top tourist destinations, so we asked readers for the best tips for less-than-obvious choices. We got those, plus some recs for old standards, in the…

Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Music Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Music

Sometimes you want to grab someone’s Spotify playlist for your Apple Music library, or export it to YouTube. There are as many services for moving your music as there are streaming services. And you’ll get the best results by using more than one of them at once. All these apps are just a little different. Some are…

I'm Justworks Founder Isaac Oates, and This Is How I Work I'm Justworks Founder Isaac Oates, and This Is How I Work

If you’ve ever struggled with an outdated payroll system, or slogged through a bureaucratic HR department, you can see the appeal of Justworks, which offers modernized payroll, benefits, HR, and legal compliance services to small businesses and growing companies. It’s still a growing company itself, competing with…

How to Recycle Toothbrushes and Toothpaste Tubes, If You Insist How to Recycle Toothbrushes and Toothpaste Tubes, If You Insist

Depending on your local recycling center, you can’t toss your toothbrush into the recycling bin. Well you can, but you’ll just be adding trash for the workers to pick out. And you shouldn’t throw your toothpaste tube in the bin either. But you can mail them to a specialized recycling center for free, with a program…

Tell Us Your Prague Travel Tips Tell Us Your Prague Travel Tips

This week Hack Your City goes to Prague, home of Kafka, favored city of Mozart, filming location for Mission: Impossible. What towering works of art will you create there? Where will you grab a sandwich while you create them?

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