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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Flash Drive for Your Android, a Fleet of Roombas, 3M Command [Deals]

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

    If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a…
  • Wear a Wedding Band for Safe Traveling, Even If You Aren't Married

    29 August 2014, 12:30 pm by: Tori Reid

    We women are at high risk when traveling alone, even locally. Lifehack.org recommends wearing a gold band on your ring finger to deter possible threats, even if you're not married.Read more...
  • Nova Launcher Adds a Searchable App Drawer, New Animations

    29 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Tori Reid

    Android: Nova, our favorite Android Launcher , just got some cool updates. It brings some sexy new transitions and an app drawer search feature for the power user who simply has too many pages of apps to navigate.Read more...
  • I Will Teach You To Be Rich: A Solid Intro to Money Management

    29 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Whitson Gordon

    We all have different goals in life, but most of us probably have one thing in common: we'd love to be the kind of person that's "good with money." You know, that guy or girl that has their s*** together. Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You To Be Rich may not make…
  • Write Down Every Time You Spend Money to Trick Yourself to Save More

    29 August 2014, 10:34 am by: Melanie Pinola

    Saving money isn't easy; in fact, we're wired not to do it . So little mental tricks like forcing yourself to document when you spend money could handily prevent you from overspending.Read more...
  • Smart Traveler Provides Info to Keep You Safe Abroad

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

    Android/iOS: If you're looking for detailed country information, the U.S. State Department's Smart Traveler app features profiles on an extensive list of countries. This collection of thorough info can come in handy before you take off, or while you're…
  • REITs Let you Invest in Real Estate Without Being a Landlord

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

    Plenty of savvy investors use real estate as a way to earn income. You buy a property, rent it out, and, ideally, pocket some extra cash. And low mortgage rates and a steadily improving market have experts insisting that now is a great time to invest in real…
  • Pick Up One of the Best Chromebooks on the Market for Just $117

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

    With over 8 hours of battery life and a legitimate Haswell processor, the Acer C720 is one of the best bets in the Chromebook space, and you can get a refurb right now for an eminently reasonable $117.Read more...
  • Gawker Remembering the Wylie-Hoffert Case, a Double Murder With Three Victims | io9 Here's What Happ

    29 August 2014, 9:44 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Gawker Remembering the Wylie-Hoffert Case, a Double Murder With Three Victims | io9 Here's What Happens When White People Move Into Your Neighborhood | Jezebel How to Make Your Wedding Vows More Realistic | Kotaku Old Folks Trying the Oculus Rift for the…
  • Danger Is Your Middle Name in the Friday Open Thread

    29 August 2014, 9:30 am by: Liveschedules on Hackerspace, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where questions get down on one knee and propose, "Will you answer me?"Read more...
  • Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

    29 August 2014, 9:30 am by: Melanie Pinola

    Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.Read…

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