Every week, we share the shortcuts, workspaces, and productivity tips of our favorite experts. This week, we’re going behind the scenes at Lifehacker. I’m Levi Sharpe, and this is how I work. Name: Levi SharpeLocation: New York CityCurrent Gig: Podcast producer, Gizmodo MediaCurrent mobile device: iPhone 7Current computer: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid 2014)One word that best describes how you work: Awesome First of all, tell us a little about your background and how you got to where you are today. I got my undergrad degree in Philosophy and in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. Afterward, I moved to New York City for a girl and with no career goal in mind. I spent all of my money on the move and buying a pair of boots and a peacoat, because I moved during the blizzard of 2010 with some canvas Vans and a thin corduroy jacket. That’s when I realized that New York doesn’t want people to live in it, but we do for some reason, … [Read more...] about I’m Levi Sharpe, Lifehacker Podcast Producer, and This Is How I Work
We’re kicking Tech 911 up to “hard mode” this week—a little—because moving data from one smartphone platform to the other can be tricky. In a perfect world, there would be a quick, easy-to-use solution to getting your text messages from the platform you’re leaving to the platform you’re going to. And there is—you just have to set it up at the right time. Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? Tired of troubleshooting your Windows or Mac? Looking for advice on apps, browser extensions, or utilities you can use to accomplish a particular task? Let us know! Tell us in the comments below or email [email protected] My friend and former colleague Jeremy Kaplan, editor in chief of Digital Trends, tweeted this message a while ago, and it’s been something I’ve been thinking about (occasionally) ever since: He’s perfectly right. In a world where we all sing songs, hold hands, and freely switch between … [Read more...] about How Do You Move Text Messages Between Android and iOS?
There are about a million reasons why we should eat less meat, considering its effects on our own health as well as the environment. But most of us don’t want to go full-on vegetarian and quit cold turkey. That’s okay. That’s Brian Kateman’s message in his new book, The Reducetarian Solution. Listen to The Upgrade above or find us in all the usual places where podcasts are served, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and NPR One. Please subscribe, rate, and review! This Week’s Discussion People adopt vegetarian and vegan diets for a lot of reasons. Some people are concerned primarily with animal welfare and the environment and others just want to eat a healthier diet. Most of us, the average omnivore, are aware of these benefits but don’t necessarily want to give up meat completely. Hey, life is short and I enjoy an occasional steak. Brian Kateman understands this. He coined the term “reducetarian” … [Read more...] about How to Eat Less Meat, With Brian Kateman
Attention, Lifehacker readers: we want to hear about your worst boss. You know the one: the blowhard who talked over you at every meeting; the unhinged lunatic who expected you to answer emergency texts at 3 am; the so-called “genius” who couldn’t help but scream at everyone because she was just so darn passionate . Or maybe the one who would lick his fingers constantly and then used his wet fingers to plaster his bangs down onto his forehead, all while never breaking eye contact. (Oh, wait, that’s my story.) We may use your worst-boss tale in next week’s episode of The Upgrade, so please, give us your best (and by best, I mean your worst). If you prefer, you can also leave us a voice mail at (347) 687-8109 (we may use your voice on the episode) or email us directly at [email protected] … [Read more...] about Tell Us About Your Worst Boss
If you have a few years of very low earnings, is it possible to increase your Social Security payments once you’ve already started taking them? That’s what we’re discussing this week. Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at [email protected] This week’s question is from Martin: I just read your article on Lifehacker – “What to know about Money in Retirement.” I’m 62 and I took my Social Security early. I went for numerous years without contributing to Social Security so there are a few years with $0 contributions to the fund. As a result my check is woefully low. My question is this – if I start a job now and make contributions, will my monthly check go up? By replacing some of the … [Read more...] about Can You Increase Your Social Security Checks in Retirement?