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Blast This Playlist While You Get Ready to Go Out

When I’m getting ready to party, music is crucial. It’s the overture to the whole night of carousal (or of chatting on the couch in someone’s living room with a clear plastic cup of Two Buck Chuck). With the help of the Lifehacker team, Gizmodo Media colleagues, and Twitter followers, I’ve lined up eight whopping…

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Bénédictine and Tequila Are Very Good Together

Though I love introducing you all to new and exciting bottles, my bar cart is rapidly filling up, so I’ve been trying to find new and exciting ways to use up the alcohol I already have. My process for doing so is pretty advanced: I google random combinations of the ethanol I own until I find something that sounds good.

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What Is Tetanus, Anyway? 

Rusty nails are famously associated with tetanus, but the disease is actually caused by bacteria, and doesn’t have anything specifically to do with rust. Here’s your primer on what tetanus is, and how to avoid it (spoiler: there’s a vaccine).

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This Bacon Is Bananas (Peels, That Is)

Throughout my efforts to turn scraps into treats, I have encountered some challenges, but none have been as challenging as the dreaded banana peel. Though the fruit portion of the banana is delicious, its natural wrapper is just plain unap-peeling. Chewing on a raw banana peel is an extremely unpleasant experience.…

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Is Your Kid Old Enough for Fortnite?

If you have a kid who’s older than five, I’m sure you’ve heard of Fortnite: Battle Royale. I’m sure you’ve heard about it a lot actually, like every time they open their damn mouth. It’s one of those universal, of-the-moment trends that every first-world child is intimately familiar with. Every kid either plays it,…

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Always Buy Socks as a Trip Souvenir 

Last week I went to Tokyo. I got myself a windbreaker and I got my baby a pop-up book and a mobile. I got origami paper and tea and a wifi-enabled zoom-lens earwax picker. I bought trinkets for my friends—stickers, pins, a pop-up book, a bracelet, a squishy peach that looks like a butt. Of course I got lots of snacks.…

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