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Sunday's Best Deals: Sony Headphones, Amazon Devices, Tailgating Gear, and More

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:25:49 GMT

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Sony wireless headphones, Coleman tailgating gear, and Amazon device discounts lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.

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Head Back To School With a Ton of Amazon Device Discounts, Including the Echo For $100

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:56:00 GMT

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While not nearly as enticing as their Prime Day discounts, Amazon’s back-to-school price drops on their Kindle, Fire, and Echo devices are solid deals if you’re in the market.

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The App Allows Parents To Send Emergency Texts Kids Can't Ignore

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:04:58 GMT

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When you give your kid a smartphone, the idea is typically that he or she will be much easier to reach. In reality, it many cases it makes it easier for your child to contact their friends and ignore you. A new app, called ReplyASAP, fixes that problem for you, allowing you to send text messages that your kids will…

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Scientists Prove Adding Water to Whisky Makes it Taste Better

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:15:00 GMT

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I used to get in debates almost every time I drank whiskey on whether or not it was appropriate to add water to the stuff. A few aficionado friends would always argue that the only way to drink whiskey was straight up, and I was ruining it with a few drops of H2O. I’d argue most whiskeys were a bit better with a few…

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Combat Procrastination by Visualizing Your Future Self

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00:00 GMT

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I’m typically the queen of procrastination. If something doesn’t have to be done until next week, then I’m more than likely not going to start it until the day before it needs to get done, regardless of whether or not I have plenty of time to complete it between now and then. As I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten better…

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Peak Design has Updated and Perfected Their Camera Straps

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:45:00 GMT

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Even knowing Peak Design makes the best camera bags, backpacks, and totes, we’re surprised by how much we love their latest camera strap and cuff.

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Why Kids Shouldn't Specialize in One Sport Too Early 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:00:00 GMT

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It happens with parents all the time. They sign little Everett up for kids’ soccer, and he’s good. Really good. So they put him in soccer summer camps, goalkeeper clinics, and spend every weekend lugging coolers and lawn chairs to his soccer games all over the state. They start daydreaming about college scholarships…

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Here's What to Do Instead of Eating Sheetcake to Combat Your Anxiety

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:00:00 GMT

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Humor is hard. Humor in the wake of a tragedy is even harder: there’s a reason The Onion took two weeks to publish their first post-9/11 issue. Tina Fey’s “Weekend Update” response to the Charlottesville, VA massacre—wherein she called on the American public to ignore the Nazis and stay home with a sheetcake—was a…

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How to Avoid Scams While Shopping on Amazon

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:00:00 GMT

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Amazon’s business is booming, but scams from fraudulent third-party sellers are on the rise. Here’s how you can shop safely and avoid buying a big ol’ box of nothin’.

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Lifehacker's Guide to the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:00:00 GMT

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Where will you be when the moon totally blocks out the sun this Monday, August 21? Whether you’re within the path of totality or watching it from your desk at work, whether there’s light in your life or only love in the dark, we’ve got you covered.

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How to Teach Your Kid a Second Language Even if You Suck at It 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:30:00 GMT

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The idea of teaching a child a second language can sound intimidating. If you, yourself, are rusty in that language (say, you haven’t conjugated a Spanish verb since the 11th grade), it can seem impossible.

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Polarizing Pickletini

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

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Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we are featuring a bracing and briny favorite of mine that I have been sipping on for years: the polarizing Pickletini.

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Search Flickr Better With Google Images

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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At a for-profit editorial outlet like Lifehacker, when we need an image for our posts, we can’t just do a Google image search and slap up the first result. We have to use properly licensed photos. Sometimes we use our own original photos, sometimes Getty images that we pay for, sometimes the millions of Flickr photos…

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This Beard Trimmer Has Two Separate $10 Discounts Available (Plus a Free Snack)

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:04:16 GMT

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The Remington MB4900 has everything you need to to groom your beard, and you can take advantage of two simultaneous $10 discounts right now. First, clip the $10 coupon on the product page. You’ll see that discount at checkout, in addition to an extra $10 off $50 promotion, bringing the kit down to $40.

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Create a Family Pet Contract So You're Not Stuck With All the Dirty Work 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:38:00 GMT

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The pet adoption process for my family was ... unexpected. One Saturday, when my six-year-old son was having a play date in our backyard with his cousin and his best preschool friend, a black cat came to visit. To them, the cat was more exciting than the waterslide and the popsicles I had brought out. They squealed,…

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Forget Special Glasses—For the Best Views of the Eclipse You Just Need a DIY Pinhole

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:30:00 GMT

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I was in middle school the last time a major solar eclipse passed over my hometown. Some teachers supplied us with glasses and others helped us build viewers from cereal boxes, and we went outside for the big moment. It was okay, I guess. But when I got home, my mother told me how she saw the eclipse.

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Freeze Tomatoes to Preserve Them Easily

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:00:00 GMT

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A good tomato is a terrible thing to waste, but canning can seem like such a sweaty chore. Luckily, The Kitchn has a quick and super easy way for preserving them without any heat: freezing.

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You Need Hand Towels in Your Bathroom 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:30:00 GMT

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People who don’t have hand towels in your bathrooms: What do you think your guests dry their hands on?

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How to Edit Your Vacation Photos So They Don't Totally Suck

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:00:00 GMT

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So you took a trip somewhere cool, snapped a bunch of photos, and now you have no idea what to do with them all. Don’t worry, editing your vacation photos isn’t as tough or technical as it sounds.

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A Normal Person's Guide to the Essential Phone, the Most Hyped Gadget of the Summer

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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In the world of smartphones, the Essential Phone has been anxiously anticipated with the reverence we should probably save for Kendrick Lamar albums. Why? Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, is behind the whole thing. After ditching Google in 2014, Rubin ran off to open a bakery (YUM!), but he’s returned to the world…

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You're Using That Paper Toilet-Seat Cover Wrong

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:30:00 GMT

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Some people squat over a public toilet, because they have quads of steel. Some people just sit their bare tushies right down on the rubella-covered seat, because evidently they have no fear of germs as sensible people should. For the rest of us there are toilet-seat covers. Yeah, you can cover the seat with TP, but…

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Make Your Own Garlic Honey and Drizzle It on Everything

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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The last time we checked in for our staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were busy consolidating to-do lists, introducing Twitter bots, and reveling in the joys of high-quality house slippers.

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