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  • How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

    21 October 2014, 8:30 pm by: Adam Dachis

    If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done.Read more...
  • The Foggy Lake Desktop

    21 October 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alan Henry

    Sometimes customized widgets are the way to go, and sometimes minimal is the best approach—and we've definitely seen a trend in the minimal direction. Flickr user Imminient Fate submitted this good-looking desktop a while back, but it still caught our eye.…
  • Eat and Drink for Free All Day by Pretending It’s Your Birthday

    21 October 2014, 7:02 pm by: Patrick Allan

    A lot of restaurants will give you something for free on your birthday, and with the right approach so will a lot of bars. The thing is, your birthday only comes around once a year, so this video shares some social engineering maneuvers to ensure you have a…
  • 10 WordPress Themes for Your Online Store

    21 October 2014, 6:40 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    If you've set up your own online store and are looking for a professional theme to accompany it, reader Barbora Prostredná has you covered with 10 different WordPress themes.Read more...
  • You Can Book Hotel Rooms Through the Yelp App and Site with Hipmunk

    21 October 2014, 6:20 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Starting today, Yelp users can book hotels through the Hipmunk travel booking service without ever leaving the Yelp app or web site.Read more...
  • Isaac Asimov on Finding New Ideas: Embrace Your Alone Time

    21 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Isaac Asimov, the science fiction author and essayist, had a pretty good grasp on creativity. Here's one of his best tips on finding new ideas and nurturing creativity from one of his previously unreleased essays.Read more...
  • Deadspin Yes, It’s OK To Hate Russell Wilson | Gizmodo Ask Mythbusters' Adam Savage Anything You…

    21 October 2014, 5:22 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Deadspin Yes, It’s OK To Hate Russell Wilson | Gizmodo Ask Mythbusters' Adam Savage Anything You Want | Jezebel Ebola Panic Really Shows How Clueless Folks Are About African Geography | Kotaku The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4 | Kinja Popular Posts…
  • The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.10)

    21 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: tonymacx86

    Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is…
  • Trigger Yosemite's Dark Mode with a Hidden Keyboard Shortcut

    21 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Yosemite's Dark Mode is a nice way to darken your screen a bit so it isn't as bright, but you have to dig into the System Preferences to enable or disable it. Redditor abspam3 figured out a way to do that with a keyboard shortcut. Read more...
  • Give Yourself a Cool Off Period Before Replying to Frustrating Texts

    21 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    When you get a text message or email that makes you a little pissed off, it's easy to just reply as quickly as possible without really thinking about it. Chances are, you'll say something stupid here. Instead, The Wall Street Journal suggests giving yourself…
  • F.lux for Mac Adds Yosemite Support

    21 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Mac: F.lux, the app that automatically dims your screen at night, has released a beta version that includes OS X Yosemite support. This includes a few new integrations with Yosemite's Dark Mode. Read more...
  • How Do You Use Your Breaks Productively?

    21 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    Taking regular breaks throughout the day is important for your health and your productivity . But what do you actually do on those breaks? What are the most productive uses of your break time? Read more...
  • Ask Mythbusters' Adam Savage Anything You Want

    21 October 2014, 2:45 pm by: Ashley Feinberg on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Being a genuine, card-carrying mythbuster is just about the best job anyone can hope for. And since most of us probably haven't managed to become one, we've got the next best thing—living vicariously through one. We're lucky enough to have Adam Savage from…
  • Ignore No More Remotely Locks Phones, Forces Kids to Call You Back

    21 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    Android: File this under the "manipulative apps for parents" category. Ignore No More was developed to prevent kids (or even your significant other) from ignoring your repeated calls or text messages. Until they call you back, their phones are locked.Read…
  • Label Packages as "Glass" Instead of "Fragile" for Better Handling

    21 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    Ever get a package marked "fragile" that was obviously handled not so delicately? When shipping fragile items, you might have a better chance of it surviving intact by using a "glass" or "liquid" label.Read more...
  • Four Ways to Use Your Dark Side for Good (and Fight Evil in Others)

    21 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Everyone has a dark side, but that's not a bad thing–you just need to know how to use it for good . Think of it this way: Batman has more anger issues than any therapist can cure, but he channels those to make the world a better place. There's no reason you…
  • Must-Have Gadgets for Frequent Travelers, and More Deals

    21 October 2014, 12:45 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable…
  • Google Play Music Gets Curated Playlists, Updated Interface

    21 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Android/iOS/Web: Today, Google announced a new version of its Play Music service. In addition to the standard Material Design update , Google has added curated playlists. A trick it learned from Songza.Read more...
  • You Have a Finite Number of Dollars to Spend in Life, Use Them Wisely

    21 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Tori Reid

    Splurging on meaningless things is too easy to do. Determine which transactions are really important by remembering you have a finite number of dollars to spend in your lifetime.Read more...
  • ​Make the Switch from iOS to Android with Google's New Guide

    21 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Tori Reid

    If you're not excited about the new features in iOS 8, you might consider switching to Android. Thankfully, Google just released a guide to help make the switch easier.Read more...
  • How to Settle Debts When You Can't Pay Them Back

    21 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Being in debt isn't great. Being unable to pay your debt is even worse. While no one likes dealing with debt collectors, doing so can help make your debt more manageable—and maybe even reduce how much you owe through the process of debt settlement.Read…
  • Google Adds a USB Key Option to Two-Factor Authentication

    21 October 2014, 10:40 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Google has already been pretty great about supporting two-factor authentication. Now, the company is adding another option: authentication with a secure USB key.Read more...
  • How to Prepare for the Perfect Fall Camping Trip

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

    Summer vacation season has faded away, but you can still squeeze in microadventures like camping. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next fall camping trip. These tips are meant to guide those looking for a low-key tent experience with some…
  • Use a Drill and Auger Bit to Install Landscape Lighting Into Impacted Dirt

    21 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Timothy Dahl on Workshop, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Many landscape lights come with an attached plastic spike so you can install them in the ground. But not all ground is soft enough to easily drive these spikes. Using an auger bit you can drill out a hole to hold your lights.Read more...
  • Save $40 on a Set of Crowd-Pleasing Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones

    21 October 2014, 9:45 am by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker

    Odds are, you're already familiar with the Audio Technica's popular ATH-M50 headphones, but you might not know that they have an "x" variant that adds a much-desired detachable cable to the mix. This version almost never goes on sale, but you can save $40…

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