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  • The Costanza Principle: Better Decisions Through Your Inner Contrarian

    25 July 2014, 7:20 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    When it comes to making strong, objective decisions, you're about the last person on earth you should trust. So today, we're taking a page from Seinfeld's George Costanza. Read more...
  • If You Can't Decide Between Buying Two Things, Consider Neither

    25 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    When you're trying to be a careful shopper, comparing two similar products is a given. Sometimes, though, if you're having a tough time deciding which one you actually want, the best decision might be to just save your money.Read more...
  • Riffstation Teaches Guitar By Showing Chords as a Song's Video Plays

    25 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Learning to play guitar is a difficult, fulfilling, and fun hobby. The web site Riffstation lets you crank that fun up to 11 by teaching you how to play a song exactly while the music video plays.Read more...
  • Build Your Own Voice Controlled TV Unit with an Android Phone

    25 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Patrick Allan

    Taking a little time to be a couch potato is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. If you want to maximize your laziness, this DIY setup from Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves lets you control your TV with your beautiful voice.Read more...
  • Become a Better Listener by Following These Five Rules

    25 July 2014, 5:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Being a good speaker is easy, but being a good listener is a lot harder. If you're trying to work on your listening skills, The Wall Street Journal outlines a few simple tips to help you tune in. Read more...
  • Deadspin Independent Baseball League Adopts New Rules To Speed Up Games | Gawker Cult Rush Week: The

    25 July 2014, 5:19 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Deadspin Independent Baseball League Adopts New Rules To Speed Up Games | Gawker Cult Rush Week: The Church of Scientology Thinks I'm Terrible | Gizmodo A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair | Kotaku The Surprising Messages In A 'Sexist'…
  • How to Self-Publish a Book

    25 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Ian Lamont

    Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that someone, eventually, might not reject you. But nowadays you can choose to self-publish anything you'd like. Here's…
  • Add a Special Bookmark in iOS to Zoom on Sites that Don't Allow It

    25 July 2014, 4:30 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    There are a handful of sites out there that don't let you zoom in on them when you're looking at the mobile version. This can be annoying if the font's too small or it's just hard to read. To fix this, WonderHowTo shows you how to use a bit of JavaScript in a…
  • How to Fix OS X Yosemite Download Problems

    25 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Thorin Klosowski

    Apple's let the OS X Yosemite beta out into the world, but it's not without its problems. In fact, two quirks are causing issues before you can even download the software. Here's how to fix them. Read more...
  • Donate Home Improvement Leftovers and More to Habitat for Humanity

    25 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    There are lots of places to donate clothing and other items to charity, but few will take things like interior doors or sink fixtures. Habitat for Humanity, however, does—and many of their local ReStores will pick your home improvement remnants up for…
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: July 18th to 25th

    25 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Whitson Gordon

    This week we finished up our annual Lifehacker Packs , interviewed Ira Glass about how he works , ran down the best antivirus programs , and hacked our grills . Here's a look back.Read more...
  • Shake Cereal Boxes Side to Side for More Evenly Distributed Particles

    25 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    One of the mysteries in life is why, when opening a box of cereal, the biggest pieces are all at the top, while the tinier bits are stuck at the bottom. Mental Floss explains this "Muesli Effect" phenomenon and how a simple box shake can fix it.Read more...
  • Hotel WiFi Test Ranks Hotels by Wi-Fi Speed and Quality

    25 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Melanie Pinola

    For many of us, decent Wi-Fi ranks right up there with location and price when it comes to choosing a hotel. Hotel WiFi Test makes it easy to choose a hotel with quality, fast wireless internet access for guests.Read more...
  • ​MultCloud Ties Together All Your Cloud Storage Services

    25 July 2014, 1:30 pm by: Mark Wilson

    If you like to take advantage of free space for your files, you no doubt have several cloud storage accounts. MultCloud helps you access and search all of your files in one place so you don't need to sign into several accounts.Read more...
  • Here's Why You Shouldn't Gamble With Your Oil Change

    25 July 2014, 1:25 pm by: SteveLehto on Car Buying, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    To many car lovers, the idea of paying a stranger to change your oil is just wrong. Some people don't have the time or the inclination to pull off the self-serve oil change and they often go to those quickie oil change places. This can lead to horrific…
  • The Biggest Pitfalls of Long-Term Goals (and How to Beat Them)

    25 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    If you set your mind to it, you can achieve most short-term goals, like losing weight in a few months. Future targets are much more difficult, like where you see yourself three years down the line. Before you set off on these long-term goals, it's good to know…
  • Deals: Whiteboard for Any Wall, Gaming Mouse Under $20, Nespresso

    25 July 2014, 12:45 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    The compact and excellently-reviewed Nespresso Pixie with included milk frother is down to its lowest price ever by a solid margin today one of the lowest prices we've seen. Deals on this don't tend to last long, so grab yours fast. [Nespresso Pixie with Milk…
  • ​Stop Overthinking Tipping and Just Put Down 20 Percent

    25 July 2014, 12:30 pm by: Mark Wilson

    It's one of the eternal questions: How much should you tip? Is 15 percent too little? Should I tip the delivery guy a percentage or a set amount? Budgets are Sexy suggests you just stop thinking about it and give everyone 20 percent, every time.Read more...
  • ​GMD Immersive Adds Distraction-Free Full-Screen Mode To Android Apps

    25 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Mark Wilson

    Android: KitKat introduced full-screen, Immersive mode apps—but only a few apps support the feature. GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode is a free tool hides the status bar and navigation bar in apps so you can better focus on what you're doing.Read more...
  • To Have Kids or Not to Have Kids: Your Best Arguments

    25 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Melanie Pinola

    Most of us have an opinion one way or another about having children (and for those who aren't sure yet, this post may be especially for you). We asked you the reasons behind your choice, and here are some of the best ones we heard.Read more...
  • Backwards is Forwards, in the Friday Open Thread

    25 July 2014, 10:30 am by: BrokeinMileEnd on Hackerspace, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Is it that time again? Yes. Yes, it is. Ask (or answer) burning tech queries, share your hacks and recipes and DIYs, or just talk foolishly amongst yourselves on any topic in the hackerverse. Any topic at all.Read more...
  • Control All Your Laptop's Hardware from the Windows Mobility Center

    25 July 2014, 10:30 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    Windows: Your laptop has a ton of hardware with various settings to fiddle with. Some you can access from the task bar, others are buried in the Control Panel. However, most can also be found in the lesser-known Windows Mobility Center.Read more...
  • Deadspin Keith Olbermann Torches The NFL For Degrading Every Woman Who Watches | Gizmodo Comcast Emp

    25 July 2014, 10:25 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Deadspin Keith Olbermann Torches The NFL For Degrading Every Woman Who Watches | Gizmodo Comcast Employees Spill How Hellish Life Is on Their End of the Phone | io9 Russia Has Lost Contact With Its Gecko Sex Satellite | Kotaku Crossdressing Ex-Maid…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Opening an IRA

    25 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    If you're thinking about saving for retirement, you probably know that an individual retirement account (IRA) is one of your options. But what exactly is an IRA, and is it right for you? Follow our beginner's guide to the IRA to find out.Read more...
  • Filter Twitter by Number of Retweets for Better Search Results

    25 July 2014, 9:30 am by: Eric Ravenscraft

    We already know that Twitter search is pretty useful for things beyond sharing your breakfast . However, there are some undocumented search operators that you can use to filter out the junk.Read more...

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