Category : Life Hacker

by Agnes Linsay - 2 months ago

Why You Shouldn't Over-Apologize, and What to Say Instead

For some people, it’s easy to over-apologize—or borderline grovel—over any perceived inconvenience. If you’re late to meet a friend at a movie, you might offer a breathless, “I’m so sorry,” as if saving you the perfect seat was desperately important...

by Agnes Linsay - 2 months ago

What Is Loss Aversion And How To Avoid This Bias

Have you been feeling particularly cautious lately? Do you find yourself avoiding making major or seemingly risky decisions until you feel life has returned to “normal”? This isn’t unusual, and you are not alone. In these uncertain times of the COVID...

by Agnes Linsay - 2 months ago

How to Get People to Actually Listen to Your Podcast

It’s easy to start your own podcast. They’re as ubiquitous now as personal blogs were in the early 2000s. But they present their hosts with the same issue bloggers had back then: You can overshare or create (what you think is) brilliant content—but i...

by Agnes Linsay - 2 months ago

No, You Don't Have to Pre-Soak Terra Cotta Pots

Terra cotta pots are a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor plants, thanks to their classic, natural look and durability. If you have some of your own, you may have seen advice floating around about the need to pre-soak the pots before planting...

by Agnes Linsay - 2 months ago

How to Research the History of Your Home

Whether you live in an older home, or just appreciate them (and can lose hours scrolling through the Cheap Old Houses Instagram account), you may have looked at a house and wondered about its history: How old it is, who lived and died there, and what...

by Agnes Linsay - 2 months ago

How to Look for a New Job Without Tipping Off Your Boss

If you’re looking for a new job, there’s a chance you’re feeling unfulfilled in your current position and you’re so over your boss that instead of bringing this up to them and hoping for a change, you’re ready to jump ship entirely.Read more...

by Agnes Linsay - 2 months ago

The Best and Worst Foods for Composting

As proponents of composting (or at least using kitchen scraps as plant food) we’re always on the lookout for tips and tricks that could improve the process, or (better yet) make it easier. This includes knowing what should—and, just as importantly, w...