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Everyone does things to make themselves feel better about their appearance, but guys, using a hat to hide your bald spot is a bad idea. “Hatfishing,” as Jason Chen at The Cut explains, is similar to “catfishing,” except it’s when a guy always wears a hat in all of his online dating photos to hide the fact that he’s balding. People will read your profile or whatever, but they’re mainly looking for someone they’re attracted to at first glance, which is understandable.

It could be a guy wearing a baseball cap and a suit, a guy wearing a beanie inside during a hot summer, or a guy who wears the same flat cap every day and claims to be “bringing caps back.” Then, when these men go out on dates, the shiny truth is revealed. So, balding guys feel they can increase their odds by hiding that unfortunate fact about themselves.

First, staff writer Nick Douglas joins us for a rousing game of “Two Truths and a Lie.” Then we talk to Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, professors at the University of Washington who teach a course called Calling Bullshit.

Finally, Alice talks about why ...…This is a recast of the week Charles Duhigg joined us to discuss the science of productivity.

We spoke with author Ayelet Waldman, whose monthlong experiment with microdosing pulled her out of suicidal depression; psychedelics advocate Paul Austin; and psycho ...…We're talking about personal hygiene with professional clean person Jolie Kerr. We also talk to sex therapist Sari Cooper about how to keep intimacy alive in long-term relationships.…The entire Lifehacker staff convened in New York City and gathered in the studio this week to answer etiquette questions sent in by our readers.

But how can you keep your information (and money) safe? To find out, we brought in Hector Monsegur, former black-hat hacker, now Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Labs—and one of our favorite gues ...…This week we're talking about personality tests.

In fact the photo above was taken from one of the tables at their wedding. Which does what it says on the tin, connecting Star Trek fans with one another, because sometimes it's difficult to be a sci-fi geek in a world of reality TV lovers.

Lifehacker UK is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Geek dating sites, and even Star Trek related dating sites, certainly aren't new. He's the perfect case study for Trekkie-inspired dating too, as he met his wife Dawn on the website.

We found out how we can stay safe without hiding in bed ...…This week we're talking about psychopaths: what exactly is a psychopath, how to identify them and what to do if you suspect you might be dating one.

We talk with Jen Waite, author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal about her marriage to someone who turned out to embody the textbook definition of a psychopath, as w ...…Ty Tashiro, relationship expert and author of Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, joins us in the studio to talk about how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas can actually be beneficial.

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