Well, so do condoms , for what it's worth. I just think it's that pulling out is so often used ineffectively, you know? (It also relies on you doing it right in the heat of the moment when your body is basically saying LALALALA I'M NOT LISTENING TO YOU BRAIN"). » 12/19/14 3:36pm Friday 3:36pm

What Operating System Should I Use for My DIY Home Server?

Dear Lifehacker,
I'm ready to take the plunge and build my own home server, but I'm not sure which route I should take. I've seen guides for FreeNAS, Amahi, and even regular ol' desktop Linux, but which should I use? Does it even matter? » 12/19/14 8:00am Friday 8:00am

DisplayFusion 7.0 Further Improves Multi-Monitor Wallpapers in Windows

A new version of DisplayFusion is out, with tons of new online wallpaper sources (including Astronomy Picture of the Day, Google+, Facebook, Imgur, and more), along with improvements for monitor splitting. The update is free for DisplayFusion Pro users, and new licenses are 40% off through the holidays. Read more here. » 12/17/14 10:32am Wednesday 10:32am

You really wouldn't keep a cushy job? Maybe it's just because I'm young, have no kids, etc. but if I didn't have a job I feel like I would get very bored very quickly. I probably wouldn't work full time if I won the lottery, but I'd certainly do some part time work just to keep myself busy and to feel like I'm doing » 12/15/14 7:24am 12/15/14 7:24am

Top 10 Unpleasant, Daily Experiences You Can Make More Enjoyable

When you can't solve life's big problems, solve the small ones. Here are 10 everyday experiences that are no fun, and how to make them a bit more enjoyable. » 12/13/14 8:00am 12/13/14 8:00am

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Lifehacker and io9 New York Meetup This Thursday, December 11th

A few members of the Lifehacker and io9 staff (Whitson, Alan, Andy, Annalee, Charlie Jane, Meredith, and Katharine) are in New York this week, and we want to get together with you guys and have some drinks. If you're in Manhattan (or nearby), come join us at the Magician on the lower east side on Thursday, December… » 12/11/14 7:50am 12/11/14 7:50am

I LOVE my wrap-around earmuffs. Hats always make my head sweat, and thus make my head itch, which is annoying as hell. Unless it's really, really cold, I find that the earmuffs keep my sticky-outy ears warm without the adverse effects of a hat. » 12/10/14 9:29am 12/10/14 9:29am

For the most part, I agree, but the Jump Street movies are, in and of themselves, also kind of tongue-in-cheek about Hollywood. Half of the second movie is just making fun of shitty sequels and almost-fourth-wall-breaking jokes. The office does move across the street, and if I recall, they even make a joke about that… » 12/10/14 7:25am 12/10/14 7:25am