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  • Harness Your Mind's "Future Self" Bias to Make Better Decisions

    1 September 2014, 7:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    We don't stick to our resolutions and future goals because our minds don't think of our future selves as "us." But instead of fighting this inherent bias, you can use it and tweak it to make better long-term decisions.Read more...
  • Answer "What Do You Do?" by Explaining How You Solve Problems

    1 September 2014, 6:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    When you are meeting someone new, at some point, they'll probably ask, "So what do you do?" If you want to make a good first impression , answer by discussing how you solve problems.Read more...
  • Bania.io Maintains Your Productivity Chain with a Daily Email

    1 September 2014, 4:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Web: You can maintain a good habit by charting a success streak. We've talked about this before, known more commonly as the "Don't Break the Chain" Method . Bania.io helps you log this streak with nothing more than a daily email.Read more...
  • Don't Let Negative Feedback Accumulate, Dole It Out in Regular Doses

    1 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    If someone is doing things wrong, don't hold on to them for one massive criticism dump. Regularly let them know about mistakes so feedback becomes part of routine, rather than making them feel like they're being hauled up.Read more...
  • Make Any GorillaPod Magnetic with $5 in Materials

    1 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mihir Patkar

    Joby's GorillaPod, the tripod that goes anywhere, is a nifty accessory to stabilize your camera. You could even make your own for cheap . Well, now you can attach magnets to it so it can stick to metallic surfaces, all for $5.Read more...
  • 50 Ways to Liven Up Your Labor Day

    1 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Adam Dachis

    It's Labor Day in the United States and Canada, so we're kicking back and relaxing. Whether you want to use your time off to be productive, eat some great food, or just chill out and relax, we've got you covered so your holiday doesn't go to waste.Read more...
  • Find Where to Eat in a New City by Trolling Foodies

    1 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Mihir Patkar

    When you are looking for the best local eats in your travels, forget the guide books. Chef and travel show host Anthony Bourdain says you should go online and troll the city's foodies for information.Read more...
  • Send a “Pain Letter” to Get Noticed by a Hiring Manager

    31 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    If you've ever applied for a corporate job and had to go through an online application process, you know it's rather impersonal. You'll lose the ability to stand out among applicants. Try sending a letter directly to the hiring manager telling them you…
  • Decryptolocker Saves You From the Popular Cryptolocker Ransomware

    31 August 2014, 6:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Cryptolocker is a nasty piece of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds them ransom. If you don't pay for a code to unlock the files, you don't get them back. FireEye and Fox-IT recently launched a tool to help users get their files…
  • Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    31 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Where can I look for clients as a young licensed architect? What suggestions do you have for making my own t-shirt? How can I easily find and remove duplicate pictures in Windows? When should I tell a dealer I'm paying cash for a car? What do you think of…
  • Introduce Yourself with Your Full Name So People Will Remember It

    31 August 2014, 4:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    At a networking event, we often introduce ourselves with just our first name. Instead, try using your full name so people can remember it easier.Read more...
  • Notable PDF is a More Advanced PDF Viewer For Chrome

    31 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Chrome: Notable PDF is a Chrome extension lets you edit PDF files from within the Chrome browser. This extension works offline, too, so it's a great add-on for Chromebooks.Read more...
  • Keep Kids’ Small Toys in a Hanging Jewelry Holder

    31 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Kids tend to accumulate lots of small toys like race cars and action figures. Try storing the toys in a hanging jewelry holder instead of a box.Read more...
  • Five Best Investment Firms

    31 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Alan Henry

    Whether you're saving for retirement or just managing your money wisely, an investment firm can be a huge benefit—the best ones offer online access to your money at any time, guidance that demystifies complex financial topics, and gives you the freedom to…
  • Involve Everyone During Group Job Interviews

    31 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Dave Greenbaum

    Sometimes, you'll find that job interviews consist of multiple members of the company asking you questions. Even if one interviewer does most of the talking, consider asking the quieter interviewer to speak up.Read more...
  • This Week's Top Downloads

    30 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
  • A Contractor’s Truck Can Be a Window into Their Work Style

    30 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: Dave Greenbaum

    When you have contractors in your home, some clean up after themselves and some leave your home a mess. You can figure out if your contractor is a slob or not by looking inside the truck.Read more...
  • 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...
  • 11 Reasons Email Is the Worst

    30 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: <a href="http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/12/11-awkward-things-about-email.html">Tim Urban - Wait But Why</a> on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

    Email is one of those things that's just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who is…
  • 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...

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