If You Tire Out Your Cat, It Won't Pester You So Much at Night

When last we corralled the Lifehacker staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were exploring new podcasts, giving money to Apple, and finding ways to get along better with an ornery cat.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 14:00

Ask the Salty Waitress: Do I really need to tip the full amount on an overpriced bottle of wine?


Dear Salty: Quick question. I’m generally a good tipper—almost always 18-20 percent automatic and can go up if good service, etc., rarely down.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 20:05

This Ti' Spritz Is Delicious Summer Fun

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today we’re taking an already easily-excuted beverage—the ti’ punch—and making it into an even easier spritz.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 15:00

Join Our MoviePass Support Group

MoviePass, the service that lets you watch a different amount of movies under a different set of restrictions each month, recently switched to a plan of three movies per month. What will happen to the MoviePass clubs that would go see movies together? How will they fare in a world where MoviePass kind of sucks? Let’s…

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:30

What to Grill When You're Sick of Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

No food is quite as summery as grilled food, but by the time late August rolls around, I’ll be damned if I’m going to eat another hot dog. Here we show you how to make a fancy, hot dog-free, three-course dinner on your grill, keeping your house cool and your kitchen clean.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 15:07

What the Hell Is 'Attachment Style' and Is It the Key to Why You're Alone?

If you suspect that the way you were raised has had an effect on your ability to maintain healthy relationships, you’re probably right. That particular can of worms is addressed in all manner of self help and mental health practices, but as of late, you’ve likely been hearing about most in relation to something called…

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 16:00

Stop Letting Your Smartphone's Battery Die Before You Charge It

There’s nothing I hate more than people doing the wrong thing “just because” they’ve always done it. In this case, blasting movies, games, or music on their smartphones to eat up all the battery until the device shuts off, because that’s the only “safe” way to charge it.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 13:30

How to Backup Your WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive

Earlier this week Google announced that thanks to a partnership with WhatsApp, backups from the app will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limits. That means it’s an even better idea than ever to use Google Drive as a backup for your messages.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 15:30

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