The Best Pittsburgh Travel Tips From Our Readers

Good lord, our readers left 121 comments with tips on visiting and living in Pittsburgh. We starred all the best ones so you can read without filler. Check out some very boiled-down highlights below. Yes, all 1500 words of this is still just the tip of the Pittsburgh. When we do Hack Your City a day late, we bring the…

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How Do You Back Up Your Data in the Cloud?

The subject of file backups and online storage came up the other day at a Lifehacker staff meeting, and resident door-holder Nick Douglas chimed in that his solution for backing up his laptop was easy: He never keeps any important files on it. Everything—and he means everything—lives in the cloud.

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Lefties: What’s Your Favorite Left-Handed Hack?

In a world dominated by the other dominant hand, just doing normal things can require some hacks for the left-handed. Tools like scissors and can openers are often optimized for right-handed folks, pencils and even pens are designed for right-handed writing, and you just can’t get a good gaming mouse. In honor of …

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Tell Us Your Pittsburgh Travel Tips

I’ve got a best friend from Pittsburgh, and the man never says “yins.” Total waste. This week in Hack Your City, we’re covering Pittsburgh’s culture, attractions, high quality of life, and svelte peninsular profile. Pittsburghians, what are the best things about your city that most people miss? Lifehacker health…

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The Best Portland, OR Travel Tips From Our Readers

Damn, we’re excited to go back to Portland. Over a hundred commenters gave advice for visiting or living there in this week’s Hack Your City. While rapid growth threatens to stifle what made the city so attractive, for now Portland is still a quirky, fun, easygoing city where it’s hard to have a bad time.

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The Best Moscow Travel Tips From Our Readers

We got a thread full of tips for visiting Moscow, and only two thirds of them were jokes about Trump or Napoleon. Go to that thread and see the best tips under the Staff tab, or check out the highlights below.

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What Makes a Burger a Burger?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. It’s Burger Week, which means I want to know what a burger means to you.

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These Are the Best Cities Around the World for Drinking on the Street

There are so many things to love about travel but street drinking has quickly become one of my favorite activities abroad. If you live in a place where it’s legal (and normal) to walk down the street with a beer, maybe you can’t imagine what the big deal is. For the rest of us, it’s pretty great.

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How Do You Handle Mother’s Day If Mother’s Day Sucks for You?

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and it isn’t a happy celebration for everyone. Whether your relationship with your mom isn’t great, your mother has passed away, or you’ve struggled with having kids, Mother’s Day can be a painful reminder of what you’ve gone through. If you’re dreading this particular holiday, we’d like…

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How Do You Find and Maintain Your Friendships?

Once you’re out of school, finding friends and spending time with themfalls by the wayside to work, family, and other obligations. So, tell us, how did you stumble upon new friendships? And more importantly, what do you do to keep them going strong?

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