The Best of The Upgrade 2018

Best of LifehackerWhether we’ve made a complicated recipe absurdly simple, illustrated how to survive a natural disaster, or explained a political crisis in terms even your great-grandma would understand, these are some of our favorite stories from the past year.  

Another year in life hacks come and gone! We’re celebrating our favorite moments, hacks, guests and episodes of 2018 with this, our annual Best of The Upgrade episode. Whether you’re a lifelong listener taking a trip down memory lane, or new listener looking to dip a toe in the magic that is The Upgrade, we’re here for you. And what would an end-of-year episode be without our annual tradition of Alice and Melissa singing Auld Lang Syne? Just kidding! It’s our Upgrades of the Year, of course.

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Anne Lamott Upgrades Our Lives


How to Conquer Your Fears, With Meditation Teacher Dean Sluyter

How to Calm Down, With ASMR University Founder Craig Richard

How Psychedelics Can Expand Your Consciousness, With Michael Pollan

How to Find Love, With Matchmaker Dr. Frankie Bashan

How to Save Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton

How to Fix a Broken Heart, With Psychologist Guy Winch

How to Reinvent Yourself, With Coss Marte and Lawrence O’Donnell

How to Drink Less, With Annie Grace

How to Be a Successful Artist, With Gilmore Girl’s Keiko Agena and Author Ottessa Moshfegh

How to Fail, With Comedians Chris Gethard and Akilah Hughes

Upgrades of the Year

Every week we talk about the tiny changes that are making a big difference in our lives. In this episode we went over the top upgrades of our years, which were: buying a pedal assist bike (Melissa), learning to knit and knitting tons of holiday gifts (Rachel), and hiring an online personal trainer/nutritionist (Alice).

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