I'm breaking up with my boyfriend in half an hour. [Updated]

{Update: We were on the same page. When we sat down and I started talking, he was treating it really lightly (we both can be kinda fatalistic), but we both had been on the same page. He just didn't want to pull the trigger. I get it, but dammit dude, you could have saved me a lot of grief saying something yourself. We… » 9/28/14 1:37pm 9/28/14 1:37pm

What it really means to be pro-choice

I'm sitting across from my friend Jen who is wearing a shirt emblazoned with unicorns, rainbows, and the word feminism. We're eating breakfast, but really I'm just moving my food around my plate after having a visceral reaction to uncooked egg whites while attempting to get some of it into my system. Eating has been… » 9/06/14 5:12pm 9/06/14 5:12pm

How Can I Stay Safe While Traveling Alone?

Dear Lifehacker,
I'm planning on taking a trip by myself soon. I'm excited but also a little nervous, because I'll be completely on my own and especially after hearing about that woman who was killed while vacationing alone in Turkey. What do I need to know or do to make the best of my solo trip and stay safe? » 9/02/14 2:55am 9/02/14 2:55am