How to Sideload Android Apps on Windows 11

Windows 11 can run Android apps as if they’re native PC software, but only a handful are officially supported at the time of this writing. However, there’s a way to sideload unsupported apps to Windows 11, similar to how you can install third-party apps on your Android phone.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Sideload Android Apps on Windows 11

Don’t Let Your ‘Summer Feet’ Become ‘Winter Feet’

With the dog days of summer behind us, so are well-manicured feet. While we (hopefully) take better care of our peds when they’re on display in the flip flops, strappy wedges, and mandals of July, when we enter into the sneakers, slippers, and Uggs phase of the year, things decline. As fall descends, it’s easy to…

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Source: LifeHacker – Don’t Let Your ‘Summer Feet’ Become ‘Winter Feet’

Where to Stash Your Down Payment If You’re Waiting for the Housing Market to Crash

All potential homeowners face the same conundrum when it comes to the down payment for their potential new home: The money needs to be quickly accessible during the home buying process, but by keeping that money in cash, you lose out on the potential returns from less liquid investments like stocks or property. So…

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Source: LifeHacker – Where to Stash Your Down Payment If You’re Waiting for the Housing Market to Crash

Every Cool iOS 15.1 Feature Update Worth Knowing About

Apple tends to update their devices at the same time, so in addition to its massive macOS Monterey update, the company also released iOS 15.1. The iPhone already had its macOS Monterey moment with iOS 15, but that doesn’t mean iOS 15.1 is an update to sneeze at. In fact, there are some awesome new features packed in…

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Source: LifeHacker – Every Cool iOS 15.1 Feature Update Worth Knowing About

When Do Butter and Eggs Absolutely Have to Be Room Temperature?

The most successful bakers are the most methodical and least impulsive, or they have at least learned to channel their impulsiveness into other pursuits. Baking requires a small amount of forethought, a tiny bit of planning, and a crumb of patience. Baking requires certain ingredients to be at certain temperatures…

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Source: LifeHacker – When Do Butter and Eggs Absolutely Have to Be Room Temperature?

Stop Folding Your Kids' Clothes (and Other Ways to Help Them Keep Their Room Organized)

Unless you have one of those preternaturally tidy young children we have occasionally heard about but still are not convinced exist, you could probably use some help limiting the mess in their room. And while we can’t make your child clean up after themselves, we do have a few organizational tips that can help make…

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Source: LifeHacker – Stop Folding Your Kids’ Clothes (and Other Ways to Help Them Keep Their Room Organized)

10 Helpful Apple Watch Health Notifications Everyone Should Enable

Did you know that many useful Apple Watch health alerts are disabled by default? There are several useful features like fall detection, walking steadiness alerts, and noise alerts that you’d probably want to enable immediately after setting up your Apple Watch, if only you knew about them. We’ll run through 10 of our…

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Source: LifeHacker – 10 Helpful Apple Watch Health Notifications Everyone Should Enable

You Should Use Leftover Fireplace Ashes in Your Garden

Fall brings with it one of life’s simplest pleasures: long evenings spent curled up in front of the fireplace. But once the final embers have burned out for the night, what’s left behind is a pile of ashes you might be tempted to simply scoop up and throw out. Wait! Those ashes can be used in more ways than you may …

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Source: LifeHacker – You Should Use Leftover Fireplace Ashes in Your Garden

How to Work Out in the Morning Without Ruining Your Day

When I’m marathon training (brag), I wake up far earlier than I do for my usual weekend runs. My post-run ritual on those days is to conk out for a mid-morning nap soon after, or else doom myself to low energy levels for the rest of the day. I know I’m not alone in feeling post-workout fatigue; as this runner on Reddit

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Work Out in the Morning Without Ruining Your Day

Why You Need a Pot Rack (and How to Easily Install One)

If you’re short on cabinet space or are looking for a new way to organize your pots and pans, a pot rack is often a great solution for big and small kitchens alike. And you can hang one yourself using just a few tools and an hour or two of your time.

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Source: LifeHacker – Why You Need a Pot Rack (and How to Easily Install One)

COVID Costumes Aren't Funny, and Other Dress-Up Faux Pas to Avoid This Halloween

It’s long past time to face that dreaded seasonal question: What am I going to be for Halloween? The guide below is designed to help you avoid some of the most common Halloween costume pitfalls and provide tips for truly impressing the guests at your upcoming Halloween Social/Apple Bob-a-Thon.

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Source: LifeHacker – COVID Costumes Aren’t Funny, and Other Dress-Up Faux Pas to Avoid This Halloween

How to Negotiate With Your Kid, According to a Negotiation Expert

As every parent knows, children are master negotiators who are good at identifying (and capitalizing) upon your weaknesses. “Kids are amazing at picking up signals,” said Gaëtan Pellerin, a negotiation expert and author of the book “Mindful NEGOtiation: Becoming More Aware in the Moment, Conquering Your Ego and…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Negotiate With Your Kid, According to a Negotiation Expert

How to Spot a Fake IRS Letter

With the IRS still sending out a slew of letters relating to 2020 tax returns, you might be wondering if the letter you’ve received is legitimate and not a scam. The short answer is to verify directly with the IRS if you get a letter that asks you for personal information or a payment for back taxes, but there’s also…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Spot a Fake IRS Letter

What's New on Amazon Prime Video in November 2021

Ever since Game of Thrones generated enough gold for HBO to make a Lannister green with envy, other networks have been trying to replicate the formula. I’m having trouble coming up with a single success story (MTV’s Shannara Chronicles ain’t it), but Amazon seems likely to have done it with its The Lord of the Rings

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Source: LifeHacker – What’s New on Amazon Prime Video in November 2021

What to Do In an Emergency When Your Phone Is Dying

If you’re lost while hiking, or your car has broken down and you’re stranded on the side of the road, the obvious thing to do is call for help. But what if your battery is low? Please don’t listen to any of those viral posts screaming that you should change your voicemail message. Text a friend instead.

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Source: LifeHacker – What to Do In an Emergency When Your Phone Is Dying

Upgrade Your Boring Old Furniture With Cane Webbing

Rattan is a natural material made from trees in the palm family, and it’s used to weave cane mesh for furniture. The best thing about rattan? Using it for furniture upgrades can give you a sexy 70s vibe or a boho vintage look without spending much money.

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Source: LifeHacker – Upgrade Your Boring Old Furniture With Cane Webbing

Why You Should Join AARP, Even If You’re a Young Whippersnapper

I’m not a senior citizen, even though I’m fussy, dislike loud restaurants and sometimes grunt when getting out of chairs. And yet, I’m also a card-carrying member of senior citizen advocacy group AARP, which qualifies me for all sorts of discounts when shopping. That’s because, contrary to popular belief, there’s no…

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Source: LifeHacker – Why You Should Join AARP, Even If You’re a Young Whippersnapper

15 Creepy Stories From Reddit’s ‘Nosleep’ Forum That Will Keep You Awake Until the End of Time

Reddit’s nosleep forum is a short-horror online crucible, wherein the most horrifically unsettling content is sent to the top and merely mediocre example of the macabre die an ignoble death.

The conceit among the subreddit’s authors and commenters is that these are all true stories (they are, uh, not, I think), so…

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Source: LifeHacker – 15 Creepy Stories From Reddit’s ‘Nosleep’ Forum That Will Keep You Awake Until the End of Time