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  • How Turning My To-Dos Into a Story Boosted My Memory and Motivation

    22 August 2014, 7:45 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    We all create stories to explain what happens in a day. A story is a tool to help us make sense of the world. But what about the future? What would happen if you turned your to-do list into a story as a rehearsal for the next day? Personally, it's helped me…
  • Break In a Baseball Cap by Wearing It in the Shower

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

    Whether it's a new team cap, brand cap, or a cap you got from that conference you went to that one time—it's yours and you want it to fit just right. You can speed up the breaking in process by wearing it in the shower.Read more...
  • iPhone 5 Battery Letting You Down? Apple Might Replace It—For Free

    22 August 2014, 6:31 pm by: Eric Limer on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    If your iPhone 5's battery just doesn't have the kick that it feels like it should, you might be able to get a new one for free. Apple has found that an apparently small batch of iPhone 5s (not the S or C) that "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or…
  • Plan Your Kid's Outfits Ahead of Time with Printable Daily Dividers

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

    Getting all of your kids out the door in the morning can be hectic. Save some time in the morning by having your kid's outfits planned ahead of time and organized with these dividers.Read more...
  • Download the New Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Core Rule Set for Free

    22 August 2014, 5:30 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Whether you're an avid player who's been in the game for years, or curious to see what Dungeons & Dragons is all about, Wizards of the Coast is offering everything you need to start playing for free.Read more...
  • Why Being Idle Can Lead to Better Thinking

    22 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Janet Choi

    Studies show that people would rather do something—anything—than be alone with their thoughts. The idea that doing something trumps doing nothing is no new phenomenon. But it's through reflection, daydreaming, and introspection that we make sense of…
  • Calibre 2.0 Adds an Editor, Book Comparison, and More

    22 August 2014, 4:37 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Windows/Mac/Linux: Calibre, one of the best free ebook managers out there (and a great tool for removing DRM ), released a big update this week. Calibre 2.0 includes a new editor function, comparison tool, support for Android phones on OS X, and more. Read…
  • Build Your Own All-In-One Internet Radio Player with a Raspberry Pi

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

    If you're a big fan of internet radio, UK Tech Reviews has a guide for building your own little internet radio device using a Raspberry Pi and a touch screen. Read more...
  • Make Your Bras Last Longer: Don't Wear the Same Bra Two Days in a Row

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

    If you don't want to have to replace your bras more often than necessary, try rotating your bras every day, giving the band time to rest between uses. Read more...
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: August 15th to 22nd

    22 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    This week we ran through some skills everyone should have , learned how far $100 goes in each state , worked a room like a boss , and found some of the best rewards credit cards . Here's a look back.Read more...
  • The Best Way to Shape Your Burgers for Even Cooking on the Grill

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

    The Kitchn tested four different ways to shape a burger to see which method produced a beautifully shaped, evenly grilled burger.Read more...
  • Take Better Photos of the Moon Within an Hour of Sunset

    22 August 2014, 1:30 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    Some nights, the moon just looks particularly awesome—but when you go to snap a photo, it looks like a white dot on a black background. Wired shares some tips for taking better shots of the moon.Read more...
  • The Best Apps for Making Music on Your Phone and Tablet

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

    Your smartphone and tablet are surprisingly good pieces of hardware for making music. Because of that, you have a ton of choices for apps, but many of them are terrible. Let's make a list of the best ones.Read more...
  • Recharge Your Batteries, Make Your Own Soda, Fly a Quadcopter [Deals]

    22 August 2014, 12:45 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    If you own any devices powered by standard batteries, and you aren't using rechargeables, you're basically throwing money down the drain. Eneloops are widely considered the best on the market, and there are two great options today to get you started. Read…
  • Find the Switch-Controlled Outlets in Your Home: Look for Upside-Down

    22 August 2014, 12:39 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    When you move to a new apartment or house, you'll probably find that some light switches control outlets rather than built-in light fixtures. Here's a quick way to (possibly) see which outlets are switch-controlled.Read more...
  • Unpakt Compares and Offers Instant Quotes for Movers Near You

    22 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Alan Henry

    Previously mentioned moving service Unpakt is a great tool to compare movers so you find a good one . Now the service has expanded into tons more cities and regions, and has a new "Quick Quotes" feature that offers near-instant quotes so you know how much…
  • Make a Simple Garden Sprinkler from a Plastic Bottle

    22 August 2014, 11:30 am by: Alan Henry

    Whether you're trying to keep your outdoor plants happy or you just want to keep the kids busy in the yard, if you don't have a sprinkler that'll water a large area at once, all you need is a plastic soda bottle, some tape, and your garden hose. Read more...
  • Six Things I Learned from Teaching That I Still Use in Everyday Life

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

    Teaching is one of the most challenging, underrated, and yet often deeply rewarding professions you could go into. There's a lot you can learn from trying to teach a room full of (mostly) disinterested students. Here are some of the biggest lessons I learned…
  • Gizmodo How the Hell Does Quantum Mechanics Work Anyway?

    22 August 2014, 10:39 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Gizmodo How the Hell Does Quantum Mechanics Work Anyway? | Jalopnik Aston Martin Has To Make These Deconstructed LED Tail Lights Happen | Jezebel Man Uses Dating Site to Rape Six Women, Says He Was Expecting Arrest | Kotaku What Show Got You into Anime?…
  • 50 Things Cortana Can Do Right Now (Compared To Siri and Google Now)

    22 August 2014, 10:32 am by: Robert Sorokanich on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Cortana is Windows Phone's answer to Siri and Google Now : A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice. Technically, she's still in beta on Windows 8.1, but PhoneBuff is here to show us 50 things…
  • Blur Launcher Turns Apps Into Google Now-Style Home Screen Pages

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

    Android: The Google Now Launcher's spiffiest feature is that you can swipe to the left to access Google Now. Blur Launcher (from the makers of Talon for Twitter and EvolveSMS) takes it a step further by letting you swipe to access other apps from the home…
  • Turn Any Speaker into a Bluetooth Speaker with this Discounted Dongle

    22 August 2014, 10:15 am by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    Bluetooth is basically table stakes for speaker systems these days, but if you love how an older stereo sounds, it's easy to add Bluetooth streaming with this cheap Belkin dongle.Read more...
  • Parental PSA – Car Seats Belong In Bags When You Fly

    22 August 2014, 10:10 am by: Paul Thompson on flightclub, shared by Alan Henry to Lifehacker

    From the father of two kids and a guy who has crawled in the cargo holds of hundreds of planes, please take my advice —put your child's car seat or booster seat in a bag before it goes under the plane. If you knew the conditions down there, you'd understand…
  • How to Have a "Local Experience" When Traveling

    22 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Heather Yamada-Hosley on Wayfarer, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

    If you're the type who looks to get the most out of your trips, then you probably try to experience things from a native's perspective. Once you've decided where to travel next , here are some tips for creating as authentic a local experience as possible.Read…
  • Create a Budget for “Stupid Mistakes” to Stop Making Them

    22 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

    You might watch your finances like a hawk, but all of us are guilty of making the occasional stupid spending mistake. Of course, some of us make them more often than others. Author Ramit Sethi has an interesting suggestion to curb the problem: create a "stupid…

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