Beth Skwarecki, Lifehacker

Beth Skwarecki


Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

Why You Shouldn't Use Winter Gas in the Summer (or Vice Versa)

Gasoline is a seasonal product that is specifically formulated for outdoor temperatures. → Read More

No, Celebrities Don't Need to Eat 8,000 Calories to Get Swole

Hugh Jackman is probably joking. Let's talk about how bulking really works. → Read More

How TikTok’s ‘Audio Torture’ Actually Works

The "Shepard tone" has a weird effect on our brains. → Read More

Do These Things Now to Prepare for Daylight Saving Time

Yep, it's almost time to "spring forward" yet again. Let's get ready. → Read More

Venus and Jupiter Are Kissing Again

Step outside tonight and you'll see a stunning conjunction of the planets. → Read More

Why 11 Minutes a Day Is Your New Exercise Target

A new study concludes that a quick daily walk is a lot better than nothing. → Read More

What Is Erythritol (and How Bad Is It for You)?

The sweetener has been linked to health problems—here's what it is and where you might find it. → Read More

The Only Aldi Quarter Hack You'll Ever Need

The internet is full of sneaky ways to get a cart without a quarter, but employees are begging you to do this instead. → Read More

I Asked ChatGPT for Workout Suggestions and Wow, They Sucked

The text-generating AI can put words together to look like a workout, but don't trust it with your training. → Read More

When Not to ‘Listen to Your Body’

Sensations and emotions can provide valuable feedback during a workout. Sometimes they just lie. → Read More

Fasted Morning Workouts Aren't a Fat-Burning Hack

Fasted morning cardio is a popular weight-loss recommendation, but not necessarily the best option. → Read More

What Is Marburg Virus (and How Much Should I Worry About It)?

This rare virus causes a hemorrhagic fever; there is currently an outbreak in Africa. → Read More

This Is How Much Tuna You Can Safely Eat

This classic snacking staple can be high in mercury. → Read More

Calorie Restriction Is Not a Longevity Hack

A new study finds that eating less might make you live longer. That's still not a good reason to do it. → Read More

How to Avoid the Nasty Norovirus Stomach Bug

It's the leading cause of foodborne illness, and it's more contagious than you probably realize. → Read More

Are You Exercising for Your Mental Health, or Just to Escape Your Problems?

A new study suggests running can act as escapism—and that isn't necessarily a good thing. → Read More

The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Trying to Eat Healthy

Your intentions may be good, but don't make things unnecessarily hard on yourself. → Read More

The Easiest Way to Jump Start Your Car

With a $40 device, you no longer need to ask strangers to awkwardly park their car next to yours. → Read More

Your Bathroom Needs a Phone Shelf

Whether you buy one (it's a thing) or create your own, a phone shelf is a must. → Read More

Here’s What It Actually Means When Someone Flashes Their Headlights at You

This common driver communication signal has more meanings than you realize. → Read More