Tessa Miller, Lifehacker

Tessa Miller


Las Vegas, NV, United States

Contact Tessa

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Lifehacker
  • The New York Times
  • Medium

Past articles by Tessa:

All the Ways to Cool Your Home That Are Cheaper Than Central Air

When summer heat and humidity hits for real, cold showers and box fans can only do so much. At some point you’ll need to actually cool the air in your house if you want to stay comfortable. Without central air conditioning, that can be a real struggle. → Read More

How Can I Improve the Water Pressure in My Shower?

The fact that we have running water in our homes is pretty miraculous, if you think about it. Unlike other points in history—and other parts of the world—many of us have the privilege of turning a few knobs and being showered in clean, hot water. But sometimes the pressure of that water isn’t ideal. This can be especially frustrating with a shower in your own home that you know is capable of… → Read More

What's the Best Way to Safely Put Out a Grease Fire?

An oil inferno is pretty much the worst-case scenario in any kitchen, but do you know how to respond if a grease fire happens to you? Here’s what to use to safely and quickly put out a blaze on your stovetop. → Read More

How to Care for an Aging Pet

Older dogs and cats require a little extra love and care, whether they’re new to your home or they’ve been with you for years. Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness

Finding out you have a chronic illness — one that will, by definition, never go away — changes things, both for you and those you love. → Read More

What to Do When the News Cycle Triggers Your PTSD – Power Trip –

Let me get this part out of the way: When I was 17, a relative sexually assaulted me, creating a deep chasm in my family that still exists 13 years later and leaving me with post-traumatic stress… → Read More

I'm Cory Doctorow, and This Is How I Work

When How I Work was just an idea, the Lifehacker team made a "yeah right, in your dreams, probably not gonna happen" list of people the series would feature. Cory Doctorow was toward the top. He's a hero of ours, and here are a few reasons why: He co-edits Boing Boing, one of the best blogs on the web. He writes award-winning sci-fi novels (as well as other fiction and non-fiction) and releases everything… → Read More

The Financial Moves You Should Make in June

June has finally arrived--and with it, a whole new brand of fun: No school, Summer Fridays at the office and, if you're lucky, maybe a vacation or two. But before you head off to Hawaii or even to a backyard barbecue, let's take some time to check in on your finances. → Read More

The Financial Moves You Should Make in May

With the winter chill in the rearview mirror, we're psyched to finally head outdoors and take advantage of sunnier skies and brand-new blossoms. But just like your spring flowers need a little nurturing this time of year, so do your finances. That's why we've compiled five to-dos for you to tackle this month. → Read More

The Financial Moves You Should Make in April

Happy Financial Literacy Month! We go through the financial moves you should make every month, but April--being tax month and Financial Literacy Month--is a great time to start as any. Here's what you should be doing in the next few weeks. → Read More

The Busy Person's Guide to Reducing Stress

Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples' lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems, and more. But we're busy—how do we drop the stress levels down while still getting our jobs done, and taking care of ourselves and our families? → Read More

Jedi-Approved Productivity Tricks for the Business Traveler

Whether you're a serial procrastinator or a black belt in OCD, everyone with a job requiring travel feels the pressure to reach Jedi status while on the go. Whether we're tasked with meeting and impressing a VIP or aiming to land a new client, we need all the "force" we can get. → Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Working for a Non-Profit

One of the most common criticisms leveled at millennials is the claim that we're selfish and shallow, and I've never been able to understand that. This is, after all, the generation which witnessed "going green" become a basic expectation, and which has made terms like "social justice" commonplace. → Read More

How to Finance Your Bucket List

Most of us, if left to our whimsy, could conjure up a pretty impressive list of adventures to attempt before we kick the bucket. In the film "The Bucket List" two men were able to check items off their life's to-do list that most of us can only fantasize about. That's because Jack Nicholson's character was rich enough to grant both his and Morgan Freeman's wishes. However, extravagant experiences… → Read More

I'm Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse, and This Is How I Work

At the age of 28, Kathryn Minshew is growing her career advice and job search tool The Muse at warp speed. Launched in 2011 with less than $3,000 and a small team of writers and editors, The Muse now has over one-million monthly users. Prior to The Muse, Kathryn worked at The Clinton Health Initiative, focusing on vaccine access in Africa. I caught up with the always-on-the-go entrepreneur to talk… → Read More

Does Juicing Have Any Real Health Benefits?

I typically don't like to get involved in religious debates, but I find the current green juice frenzy way too amusing to resist throwing in my own $0.02. You would have to be living in a Wi-Fi-less cave to have not noticed the incredibly vocal community who believes juicing is the panacea of all that is good and healthy on earth. → Read More

The Best Time of Day for Creative Thinking

What does your ideal day look like? Would you believe there's a scientifically correct answer to the question Research into the human body—its hormone allotment, its rhythms, and its tendencies—has found that there are certain times of day when the body is just better at performing certain activities. → Read More

I'm a Telemarketer. Here's How to Get Rid of Me

I've worked for a telemarketing company for two years and made a lot of unwanted calls. I have to keep making them because most people don't know how to get rid of us, but the right approach can make all the difference. Here's how you can get rid of telemarketers like me and save us both a lot of time. → Read More

How to Clean Your Smelly Workout Clothes Properly

If you exercise, chances are you've been there before: You come home from the gym or a run and are shocked by the odor emanating from your workout clothes. Sometimes, no matter how many times you run them through the washer, the technical materials used to make exercise clothing just don't seem to want to come clean. → Read More

Ask an Expert: All About Perfecting Your Resume

Say hi to Donna Svei, a resume writer, executive recruiter, and career blogger at AvidCareerist. Recruiting since 1987, Donna has completed over 400 executive searches. She knows what hiring managers want to see on a resume and what makes them schedule an interview with you. Have questions for her? Donna is hanging out for the next hour, so ask away! → Read More