How to Handle a Toxic Work Environment

It's one thing to dislike your job, but it's another to feel physically ill walking in to work. If your job just doesn't have redeeming qualities, your work environment may be toxic in more ways than one. Here's how to handle it, especially if you can't just quit. » 8/27/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Alongways Finds Interesting and Useful Stops Along Your Road Trip

Planning a road trip is rarely just about finding the fastest route between two points. You also have to consider stops for gas, bathrooms, food, or entertainment. Alongways is a Google Maps mashup that lets you plug in your origin and destination, and search for anything you want along the way, from "pizza" to "dog… » 8/26/14 6:30am Yesterday 6:30am

How Do I Ask Someone to Be My Mentor?

Dear Lifehacker,
I understand how useful it is to have a mentor, or someone whose experience I can benefit from. Once I've found someone though, how do I ask them? Do you just email them and ask, or is there a better way to make your case? » 8/25/14 10:00am Monday 10:00am

No, it's not - all of these extensions are above board about what they can and cannot do with your data, how much they save and how much they transmit off of your computer (and in the cases of the best ones, nothing leaves your device), and what they need that level of access for. » 8/24/14 10:21pm Sunday 10:21pm

Unpakt Compares and Offers Instant Quotes for Movers Near You

Previously mentioned moving service Unpakt is a great tool to compare movers so you find a good one. Now the service has expanded into tons more cities and regions, and has a new "Quick Quotes" feature that offers near-instant quotes so you know how much getting your stuff to your new home will cost. » 8/22/14 9:00am Friday 9:00am

uBlock Is a Fast and Lightweight Alternative to Adblock Plus

Chrome: It's no secret that Adblock Plus is one of our favorite add-ons, and it does a lot of cool things. However, it's definitely memory hungry, and can slow your system down. If you want a leaner alternative that still keeps the web clean and protects your privacy, try uBlock (or rather, µBlock.) » 8/22/14 5:00am Friday 5:00am

Buy Airline-Friendly Bottles of Booze at Home to Save Before Flying

Unless you're flying internationally or you're flying business/first class, boozing up on a flight costs serious money. Save your cash and hit the liquor store for sample bottles of your favorite booze. They're TSA-friendly and fit in your carry on. » 8/21/14 4:30pm Thursday 4:30pm

This DIY Headphone Holder Is Easy to Make, Built from Reclaimed Wood

It's definitely more complicated than a couple of hooks in the wall or under your desk, but this DIY headphone holder has a lot of personality, was made from a block of reclaimed firewood, and, according to Instructables user mikeasaurus, was pretty easy to make. » 8/21/14 9:30am 8/21/14 9:30am

The Best At-Home Tea Brewing Gear

A great cup of tea starts with the right leaves, of course, but how you prepare your tea matters too. You can get fancy with special kettles, or go basic with a simple strainer, but we want to build a list of the best solid tea-brewing gear you gear you should have at home. Let's get started. » 8/21/14 4:00am 8/21/14 4:00am

Most Popular Rewards Credit Card: Chase Amazon Rewards Visa

A good rewards card will give you perks and benefits, and as long as you use it wisely, it can actually be a great tool to help you save money—not fall into debt. Last week we asked for your favorites, then looked at the five best rewards credit cards. Now we're back to highlight the community favorite. » 8/20/14 2:15pm 8/20/14 2:15pm

What Should I Do With My Old, Orphaned 401(k)s?

Dear Lifehacker,
I've worked a few jobs, and all of them have offered 401(k) retirement plans. The trouble is, when I leave a company, that 401(k) is still there and I don't know what to do with it. Now I have three or four from former companies just sitting around. What should I do with them? » 8/20/14 8:00am 8/20/14 8:00am