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Dec 09, 2019. 19 comments

How to Ergonomically Optimize Your Workspace

How to Ergonomically Optimize Your Workspace

If you’re someone who spends most of your day sitting at a desk, chances are you know how awful it can make you feel at the end of the day. Here’s how to set up an ergonomic workspace to keep you comfortable and injury-free.

Many of you have probably already started experiencing repetitive strain injury (RSI) from an improperly set up desk. A number of different factors can cause injuries...

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Oct 28, 2019. 22 comments

How to Tap Your Network and See Everything That Happens On It

How to Tap Your Network and See Everything That Happens On It
Evil WeekEvil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual chance to delve into all the slightly sketchy hacks we'd usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free drinks, play elaborate mind games, or, er, launder some money? We've got all the info you need to successfully be unsavory.

Your home network—and everything connected to it—is like a vault. Behind your login lies tons...

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Oct 14, 2019. 14 comments

Tricks to Help You Make Any Difficult Decision

Tricks to Help You Make Any Difficult Decision

Most of our day-to-day decisions are pretty low-risk: what to have for breakfast, what to wear to work, what to watch on Netflix. But even if picking a breakfast food isn’t going to change the course of your life, choices can present a real challenge.

So it makes sense that big, higher-risk decisions can cause serious stress in your life. Stuff like buying a house, getting married, getting...

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Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Oct 08, 2019. 15 comments

How to Change Your Email Address Without Screwing Everything Up

How to Change Your Email Address Without Screwing Everything Up

When you move in the real world, you usually fill out a change of address form with the post office, and boom!—your mail appears at your new home. Changing your email address isn’t quite that simple. Whether you’re leaving an outdated service, moving to a new job, or simply want to get rid of the silly username you created in high school, here’s how to make the transition without any...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Oct 07, 2019. 19 comments

How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

Charisma is one of those things that people assume you’re born with, but that’s not necessarily the case. Regardless of your personality type, it’s entirely possible to become more likable and develop your charisma. The key is to focus on certain traits you can practice and apply to your own behavior that can possibly make you seem more magnetic, trustworthy, and influential. Here’s where to...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Oct 04, 2019. 20 comments

How to Deal with Excessive Sweat

How to Deal with Excessive Sweat

All of us sweat, but some of us sweat a lot. Like, seriously, a lot. If you fall into this category, you know how annoying and sometimes embarrassing it can be. But never fear, my sweaty friends; we’re here to share some tips to make your life a little easier.

Why you sweat so much

First of all, sweating is completely healthy and normal. Everyone sweats. It’s how your body cools off, removes...

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Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft Sep 27, 2019. 22 comments

How to Stop Arguing and Actually Solve Your Relationship Problems

How to Stop Arguing and Actually Solve Your Relationship Problems

It’s perfectly normal for couples to argue. But sometimes those arguments aren’t particularly productive and spiral into vent sessions instead of useful discussion, and sometimes they can even be destructive . This is avoidable.

Relationship Advice I Wish I'd Heard Before Getting Divorced

Divorce is never easy, but it's one of those life events that deserves a serious postmortem…

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Alan Henry Alan Henry Sep 26, 2019. 15 comments

The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why You Should)

The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why You Should)

Routines can be stable and comforting, but they can also turn stale and confining over time. All those inspirational messages telling you to break out of your comfort zone aren’t just trying to sell you bungee cords. Doing something new and potentially frightening helps stave off burnout and is good for your brain. Still, it’s pretty hard to shake yourself out of a routine, and there’s plenty...

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Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Sep 23, 2019. 14 comments

Why Your Memory Sucks, and What You Can Do About It

Why Your Memory Sucks, and What You Can Do About It

Human memory is as fascinating as it is fallible. You can lose years worth of Spanish lessons, but can still recite the opening scene of Goodfellas. You remember what you were wearing at your best friend’s wedding, but can’t recall what you wore last Wednesday. You are certain you got a 730 Verbal on your SATs, but your actual scores say otherwise.

Science is still figuring out all kinds of...

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Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft Aug 05, 2019. 20 comments

How to Enable VLC's Best Hidden Features

How to Enable VLC's Best Hidden Features

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too ). While it can handle nearly every movie you throw at it, it can also do so much more. You don’t need to be a power user to understand all of its incredible, built-in features; you just need to know they exist. And we’re happy to show you everything amazing VLC can do on your desktop PC.

1. How to download YouTube videos with VLC...

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Adam Dachis Adam Dachis Aug 01, 2019. 22 comments

The Most Common Jury Duty Myths, Debunked

The Most Common Jury Duty Myths, Debunked

People typically fall into two categories when it comes to jury duty: those who want to avoid it at all costs, and those who can’t wait for the day they receive their summons in the mail. Either way, some of what you know about jury duty is probably wrong. Whether you’re trying to get out of your civic duty or increase your chances of being called, there’s a lot of incorrect information out...

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Alan Henry Alan Henry Jul 13, 2019. 13 comments

Productivity 101: An Introduction to The Pomodoro Technique

Productivity 101: An Introduction to The Pomodoro Technique

Getting stuff done is hard, especially if you are self-employed or need to do things for yourself that you usually put off, like paying bills. There always seems to be something else to do: a drawer that could be organized, a phone call to your sister or checking flight prices on a trip you have no intention of taking.

Enter: the Pomodoro Technique. This popular time-management method can help...

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Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft Jul 08, 2019. 24 comments

How to Find and Apply For Government Benefits

How to Find and Apply For Government Benefits

When you’re down on your luck, it’s easy to assume that there’s no help—but there are a wide range of programs and benefits in the United States that can help get you back on your feet.

The information here is by no means comprehensive—each program has its own complex rules and some benefits vary from state to state. But this list can get you started as you determine what assistance you may be...

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Adam Dachis Adam Dachis Jun 27, 2019. 17 comments

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

It’s the most irritating scenario: You set up your router in your new house or apartment, and your wifi is working flawlessly, until you find your downloads (or streaming) screech to a halt in that area that’s just outside your router’s range—like the exact spot where you watch Apple TV on the couch, or stream music at your workbench, or binge movies in bed.

There are plenty of tricks you can...

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Adam Dachis Adam Dachis Jun 13, 2019. 23 comments

The Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

The Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

We all have certain things we’re particularly good at and may have done since childhood, like art, cooking or fixing things. But as we age, we become painfully aware of our shortcomings, and we decide we’re going to fix ourselves, take up some hobbies, learn new things. But it seldom goes according to plan.

Life gets in the way: who has the time to become fluent in a language, learn a new...

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Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski May 15, 2019. 13 comments

Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

At any stage in life, deciding what you want to “do” with your life can feel like an enormous amount of pressure. It can come when you’re 18 or when you’re 50, and it’s always a difficult process to work through. It’s not hopeless, though! Here are a few ways to help you figure it out.

Discovering what you really want to do with your life isn’t an easy task for anyone, nor is it something that...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Apr 18, 2019.

All of the 59th Grammy Awards Nominees, and Where to Hear Them

All of the 59th Grammy Awards Nominees, and Where to Hear Them

The nominees for the 59th Grammy awards have been announced, and the list is packed with a ton of great songs, documentaries, and music videos. This guide will help you quickly catch up on some of this year’s best sounds.

The playlist below contains almost every song nominated for this year’s Grammy awards except for Beyoncé’s album Lemonade—which garnered several nominations, including Album...

David Murphy David Murphy Sep 24, 2018. 4 comments

How to Edit Your Photos' Depth of Field Without an iPhone XS

How to Edit Your Photos' Depth of Field Without an iPhone XS

iOS: If all your friends own a new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, which contain that much-improved neural engine that Apple likes to talk about, you’re probably jealous that you can’t edit the bokeh on your photos after the fact on your older iPhone.

You probably could, but Apple—ever Apple—is limiting the ability to tweak a photo’s depth of field post-shot to its latest iPhones: the iPhone XS,...

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Aug 23, 2018. 22 comments

How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

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How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

Installing a solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make for your desktop computer. And the easiest way to get one into your system is to physically install it, connect the right cables , and reinstall Windows from scratch .

(This story originally ran in April 2013, written by Lifehacker alum and former editor-in-chief Whitson Gordon. It was updated in August 2018 by David...

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David Murphy David Murphy Aug 07, 2018. 17 comments

Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps 2018

Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps 2018
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There are so many Windows apps out there, that picking a list of the very best, most must-install software for your desktop or laptop feels daunting. We’ve pored over pages of recommendations, countless forum posts, and lots of comments to come up with this year’s Lifehacker Pack for Windows, a list of software...

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