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What Caused the Amazon Rainforest Fires?

At 3pm on Monday, Brazil’s largest city, São Paolo, plunged into darkness as a result of smoke from ongoing fires destroying the Amazon rainforest—thousands of miles away. This year, Brazil is witnessing a record...

How Do I Automatically Expand Gmail Conversations?

In this week’s tech-support column at Lifehacker, we’re tackling a relatively simple problem in Gmail—but one that’s probably very annoying if you’re particular about how your email looks. (It’s OK to be particular!) Read...

Think Pink with a Campari-Spiked Shandy

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super-simple yet delicious libations. Claire is in L.A. filming new food content, which means it’s time for another guest...

What Are Your Favorite Apps for Taking Notes?

The internet and subsequent rise of smartphones and cloud storage have revolutionized the act of taking notes. It’s easier than ever to save your thoughts (since we almost always have a connected device within...

How to Identify Scam Listings on Airbnb

On a recent Reddit thread, u/brunoflourenco shared their experience with an Airbnb listing in London—which turned out to be a fake. “We get there, knock on the door, the guy comes out and looks...