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  • The Wilderness Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

    1 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    A few hours watching the Discovery Channel can prompt extreme survival fantasies involving frog licking and urine drinking, but what basic skills would you actually need to survive in the wilderness? Here's a look at the basics you need to become an adult Boy…
  • Become a Better Storyteller Through Dungeons & Dragons

    1 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    As a storyteller of any kind, the way you weave your narrative decides whether people keep reading, watching, or listening. The classic role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons can teach you how to construct strong narrative and how to collaborate with others in a…
  • This Chart Explains What Went Wrong with Your Cake

    1 August 2014, 6:30 pm by: Patrick Allan

    If you're learning to bake or just trying out a new recipe, it can be hard figuring out exactly why your cake failed. This handy chart will tell you why your cake ended up with cracks, browned edges, or why it has a runny texture.Read more...
  • The Easiest Way to Remove a Broken Construction Nail

    1 August 2014, 6:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    When you're building something or just conducting repairs, you might come across a broken nail that needs to be removed. There's an easy you can do it and all you need is a pair of vice grips and a basic claw hammer.Read more...
  • Say No to New Projects When You First Get Back from Vacation

    1 August 2014, 5:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Getting back to work from a vacation is tough, and it's even worse when people are hounding you to get started on something. Levo League suggests you say no to any new projects for the first day you're back to maintain your sanity. Read more...
  • You Can Now Legally Unlock Your Cellphone, Here's What It Means for You

    1 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Today, the President fulfilled his promise to sign the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. This means it's once again legal to unlock your cell phone to use on other carriers . However, the move is only temporary. Here's what happened and…
  • Build Your Own 16-Button MIDI Controller with an Arduino

    1 August 2014, 4:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    DIY musical instruments are their own thing entirely, but if you're looking for a place to start, Adafruit has a guide to building your own MIDI controller using an Arduino.Read more...
  • The Google Now Launcher is now available on all devices running Android 4.1 or higher.

    1 August 2014, 4:13 pm by: Andy Orin

    The Google Now Launcher is now available on all devices running Android 4.1 or higher. The launcher could previously be loaded on to such devices unofficially —but now you have Google's blessing. Read more on Android Police.Read more...
  • What Historical Productivity Tips Would You Like to See?

    1 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    It's fun sometimes to tap into the past and look at productivity tips from people in history. While you can't always recreate those tips for yourself , it's nice to know exactly how others got things done. So, want to know: which historical figures would you…
  • The Best Way to Deal with (Comcast) Customer Service May Be in Person

    1 August 2014, 3:30 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    After this epic, torturous Comcast support call that went viral , getting better customer service has taken the limelight. You'll probably get better customer support if you go see someone one-on-one.Read more...
  • $75 gets you $100 in Android App Credit Today on Amazon

    1 August 2014, 3:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    We see a fair number of iTunes gift card deals around these parts, but discounts on Android app credit are basically nonexistent. Today though, Amazon is filling the void with $100 in Amazon Coins, valid for the purchase of apps and in-app purchases from the…
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: July 26th to August 1st

    1 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Alan Henry

    This week we learned how to be more interesting when meeting people , learned how to eat well on a budget , cleaned up our closets , and discovered new uses for our printers . Here's a look back. Read more...
  • Tell the Hotel When You Expect to Arrive to Possibly Check in Sooner

    1 August 2014, 2:30 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    Check-in times for most hotels are usually in the afternoon, around 2pm or later. If you are planning to arrive earlier than the official check-in time, however, it could pay off to just tell them in advance, so you don't have to wait around for your room.Read…
  • The Best Smartphone Car Mount

    1 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    It was a hard-fought victory, but the iOttie One Touch crowns your dashboards as the Best Smartphone Car Mount. Read more...
  • Grab 30 Android Apps, Worth $100, for Free from Amazon

    1 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    If you head to the Amazon Appstore today, you'll be able to grab a bunch of productivity apps, games, and utilities for your Android phone or tablet for free. Together, the 30 apps normally cost $100.Read more...
  • ​Resist the Urge to Check the Clock for a Better Night's Sleep

    1 August 2014, 1:30 pm by: Mark Wilson

    Everyone wakes up in the middle of the night, and it's natural to glance at the clock or reach out for your phone to check the time. One sleep expert suggests you'll get a better night's sleep if you avoid checking how long is left until you have to get…
  • Deals: GoPro Silver, A Less-Ugly Smart Watch, Up To $150 Off iPad Air

    1 August 2014, 1:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    We see decent deals every now and then for the GoPro Hero3+ Black edition, but less often for the cheaper (but still excellent) Silver model. If the Silver is more in your price range, Best Buy is throwing in a $50 gift card and 16GB MicroSD card with your…
  • XBMC Renames and Rebrands to Kodi Entertainment Center

    1 August 2014, 1:15 pm by: Alan Henry

    Starting with version 14, the product we all know and love as "XBMC," will become "Kodi," a new name with new art and branding that the developers say more appropriately fits the media center's promise, as opposed to its long-established roots. Read more...
  • Six 30-Day Challenges to Help You Learn More and Form Lasting Habits

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

    30 day challenges are a great way to force yourself out of your comfort zone to take on new skills. You can learn new things, form lasting habits, and find out more about yourself in general. Plus, at just 30 days long, you don't have much to lose.Read more...
  • ​Last App Switcher Switches Between Your Last Two Apps With a Tap

    1 August 2014, 12:30 pm by: Mark Wilson

    On your TV remote you probably have a button that lets you switch back and forth between two channels. Last App Switcher works in the same way for the two most recently used apps on your Android handset.Read more...
  • ​Desktop In-trays Keep Your Under-Sink Recycling Organized

    1 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Mark Wilson

    If you don't have a lot of space, it can be difficult to store your recyclables until you have time to deal with them. To keep everything organized, use desktop in-trays under your kitchen sink.Read more...
  • Seven Important Lessons from World Religions Everyone Should Know

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

    It doesn't matter if you're an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there's wisdom to be learned from the world's religions. Here are some of the most important, universally applicable teachings from sacred texts…
  • Keeping Some Clutter May Be More Valuable For Lower-Income Households

    1 August 2014, 10:30 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Conventional wisdom says that clutter is bad. You've got a lot of junk laying around and you don't need all of it. However, as the Art of Manliness points out, reducing your stuff to the bare essentials may not be a luxury that poorer households can…
  • How to Pick (and Manage) Credit Cards for the Best Travel Rewards

    1 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Max Milhan on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

    Everybody loves to visit foreign countries and exotic lands, but it can be tough to save up for the travel that you'd like to do. Luckily, credit card miles are a great way to find your way to Europe for the trip you've always wanted.Read more...
  • Deadspin Phillies GM Explains Why Terrible Team Didn't Get Better | Jalopnik Could You Do $11,500 Fo

    1 August 2014, 9:54 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

    Deadspin Phillies GM Explains Why Terrible Team Didn't Get Better | Jalopnik Could You Do $11,500 For This Supercharged 3.8 1988 Pontiac Fiero? | Jezebel Woman Sues Plastic Surgeon for Posting Her Pics as 'Cocaine Nose' | Kotaku Ed, Edd n Eddy, All Grown Up…

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