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  • Send a “Pain Letter” to Get Noticed by a Hiring Manager

    31 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    If you've ever applied for a corporate job and had to go through an online application process, you know it's rather impersonal. You'll lose the ability to stand out among applicants. Try sending a letter directly to the hiring manager telling them you…
  • Decryptolocker Saves You From the Popular Cryptolocker Ransomware

    31 August 2014, 6:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Cryptolocker is a nasty piece of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds them ransom. If you don't pay for a code to unlock the files, you don't get them back. FireEye and Fox-IT recently launched a tool to help users get their files…
  • Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    31 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Where can I look for clients as a young licensed architect? What suggestions do you have for making my own t-shirt? How can I easily find and remove duplicate pictures in Windows? When should I tell a dealer I'm paying cash for a car? What do you think of…
  • Introduce Yourself with Your Full Name So People Will Remember It

    31 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    At a networking event, we often introduce ourselves with just our first name. Instead, try using your full name so people can remember it easier.Read more...
  • Notable PDF Edits PDFs From Within Chrome

    31 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Chrome: Notable PDF is a Chrome extension lets you edit PDF files from within the Chrome browser. This extension works offline, too, so it's a great add-on for Chromebooks.Read more...
  • Keep Kids’ Small Toys in a Hanging Jewelry Holder

    31 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Kids tend to accumulate lots of small toys like race cars and action figures. Try storing the toys in a hanging jewelry holder instead of a box.Read more...
  • Five Best Investment Firms

    31 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    Whether you're saving for retirement or just managing your money wisely, an investment firm can be a huge benefit—the best ones offer online access to your money at any time, guidance that demystifies complex financial topics, and gives you the freedom to…
  • Involve Everyone During Group Job Interviews

    31 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Dave Greenbaum

    Sometimes, you'll find that job interviews consist of multiple members of the company asking you questions. Even if one interviewer does most of the talking, consider asking the quieter interviewer to speak up.Read more...
  • This Week's Top Downloads

    30 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
  • A Contractor’s Truck Can Be a Window into Their Work Style

    30 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    When you have contractors in your home, some clean up after themselves and some leave your home a mess. You can figure out if your contractor is a slob or not by looking inside the truck.Read more...
  • Make Browned Butter in the Microwave Instead of the Stove

    30 August 2014, 6:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Many recipes call for the nutty flavor of butter that's been slightly burned, often called brown or browned butter. You can make it on the stovetop, but the microwave takes less time and has less risk of overcooking.Read more...
  • Score a Highly-Rated Kitchen Scale for Just $12 Today

    30 August 2014, 5:06 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    Kitchen scales not only improve your meals' consistency, they can make cleanup much easier as well . If you still don't own one, this attractive stainless steel model from Ozeri can be yours for just $12 today.Read more...
  • Talk About Social Media "Rules" with Your Partner Ahead of Time

    30 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Many of us have gotten into arguments with spouses or significant others when one partner has "overshared" on social media. An understanding in advance may avoid these fights.Read more...
  • Apple’s Summarize Service Makes Sure You Get Your Point Across

    30 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Sometimes when we write, we often include too many details and our focus gets lost. On the Mac, Apple's summarize service can help proofread your work to make sure you're saying what you intend.Read more...
  • 11 Reasons Email Is the Worst

    30 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: <a href="http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/12/11-awkward-things-about-email.html">Tim Urban - Wait But Why</a> on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Email is one of those things that's just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who is…
  • Use a “Before” Picture to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed By Any Project

    30 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Working on a new project can be intimidating, especially when you see how far you still have to go. Try taking a picture when you start so you'll keep track of all you've accomplished.Read more...
  • Microsoft’s Upgraded EMET 5.0 Offers More Windows Protection

    30 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    We recently covered Microsoft's lesser-known Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) that adds protection against malware. Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties.Read more...
  • Top 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path

    30 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Melanie Pinola

    If you're not sure which direction your career should go in, you're thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these ten tips might help.Read more...
  • Skip Taking Vacations in August to Increase Productivity

    30 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Dave Greenbaum

    For many of us, August is the best time to take a vacation. However, if you're having trouble being productive at the office, you may want to travel during another month.Read more...
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: August 22nd to 29th

    29 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    This week we listed the best tech upgrades you can make , inflated a mattress with a trash bag , offloaded some tasks to our phones , and cleaned up our Facebook feeds . Here's a look back.Read more...
  • Match Your Suit and Shoes Perfectly with This Cheat Sheet

    29 August 2014, 3:30 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    If you're still learning how to dress a bit better , it can help to have some little "cheat sheets" on hand. This graphic from Slaters shows you what color shoes go with what color suits.Read more...
  • Why Disabling IPv6 Won’t Speed Up Your Internet Connection

    29 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating systems, and legend has it that disabling it will increase your internet speed. That's not really true, and here's why.Read more...
  • Build an Intruder Detector with a Raspberry Pi

    29 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a home surveillance system , but most of the projects we've seen have been a bit more advanced. Bitreactive put together a guide for a simple Raspberry Pi alarm that detects motion and sends you an SMS if…
  • Five Habits of Truly Effective Communicators

    29 August 2014, 1:30 pm by: Lea McLeod, M.A.

    We all have room to polish our communication skills—some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting. Here are a few tips that can help you get your ideas…
  • Batch Convert Text Files to Different Formats in Terminal

    29 August 2014, 1:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Converting texts between formats is a bit of a pain to do on a file-by-file basis, but thankfully, MacIssues shows how to convert text files in bulk using a simple terminal command. Read more...

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