Live: Ask the ‘Am I Dying’ Doctors if You’re Dying

We’re live until 2pm EST! Christopher Kelly and Marc Eisenberg, cardiologists and authors of the book Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms—and What to Do Next, are officially on call to discuss your weird and worrying symptoms, or whatever general health questions you’ve got. Post your medical queries in…

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Bring All Your Health Questions to the “Am I Dying?!” Doctors Tomorrow at 1 PM EST

You’ve got this weird pain in your upper back, more like a zap than a twinge, but only on your left side. Also your eye won’t stop twitching. And there’s a weird rash on your leg that’s not going away. Are you dying?!

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The Posts We Hated Writing in 2018

Trust us, we did not enjoy telling you that steaming your vagina could burn you. Nor did we really want to write any of the posts below. But we live in the real world, where people consider doing harmful things to themselves and others. Like putting two spaces after a period. Here are the posts that we wish we hadn’t…

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The Best Explainers of 2018

Besides telling you how to hack your life, we here at Lifehacker love to help you understand the world around you, whether you’re puzzling over an obscure feature of your computer or a big political issue in the news. Here are some of our best explainers from 2018.

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The Best Explainers of 2018

Besides telling you how to hack your life, we here at Lifehacker love to help you understand the world around you, whether you’re puzzling over an obscure feature of your computer or a big political issue in the news. Here are some of our best explainers from 2018.

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Schedule a Day of Doctor Appointments

The typical American is terrible at taking time off and seeing a doctor as often as they should. There are, of course, structural reasons for this for many people, but as the year nears its end, consider combining the two, assuming you have the stability and means: Take a day off of work to get all of your medical…

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What Are You Afraid You’re Dying Of? 

Is that recurring twitch in your cheek a symptom of something more serious than fatigue? Why is your eyesight blurry by the end of the day? What’s that thing on your foot? We can’t answer these questions, but we know people who can, maybe!

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Stop Calling Every Brown Spider a Brown Recluse

If you live on the east coast, the west coast, or in any of those big square states, you almost certainly did not see a deadly brown recluse in your basement that one time. If you know somebody who was bitten by one, there’s a good chance they weren’t. Even within the recluse’s territory, chances are still low.

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What Is a Red Tide?

A toxic “red tide” has been affecting Florida beaches since last year, and is especially bad right now. Our friends at Earther are covering the subject in depth, but if you’re perplexed about what a red tide is and why everyone is talking about it, we have answers to your basic questions.

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You Can’t Spot Treat Acne

Over-the-counter spot treatments seem downright miraculous, claiming to zap zits in a matter of hours. As it turns out, that’s not how anything works—and if you break out all over your face, selectively treating a few spots is, at best a pretty inefficient strategy.

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