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Create and Maintain Healthy Habits with the iOS App 'Aloe Bud' Create and Maintain Healthy Habits with the iOS App 'Aloe Bud'

iOS: Throughout the day, I always know I should be doing things to better my health and overall disposition: standing at regular intervals, drinking lots of water, telling my friends they are great and we should hang out, et cetera. And while these thoughts hit me on occasion, they’re never enough to create a regular…

Build Your Social Budget Like a Financial Budget Build Your Social Budget Like a Financial Budget

Do you feel like your social life is out of control? Maybe you (or your kids) have events every evening, when all you want to do is spend a quiet night at home. Maybe you feel like you’re spending too much time “touching base” and “picking brains” with people you aren’t close to, and not enough time with your friends.…

Put Your Needs Before Your Kid's Wants Put Your Needs Before Your Kid's Wants

Parents today are stressed. They’ve lost old friends. They miss their old hobbies. They’re too tired for sex. They feel judged. A few years ago, one study reported that the drop in happiness after having a first kid was larger than when experiencing unemployment, divorce or the death of a partner. Yes, unemployment, …

The Best Lifestyle Hacks of 2017 The Best Lifestyle Hacks of 2017

Travel, dating, and chemically altering one’s state of mind are some of the more enjoyable parts of life, and those portions of existence deserve hacks as much as productivity. Here are some of our favorite lifestyle hacks from 2017. Please enjoy responsibly.

Embrace the Swedish "Lagom" Lifestyle to Reduce Stress and Live More Moderately Embrace the Swedish "Lagom" Lifestyle to Reduce Stress and Live More Moderately

Looking longingly toward Nordic cultures for solutions to American problems is practically a cottage industry at this point. Between Scando design principles (more light, less stuff); sustainability initiatives (The Netherlands have figured out how to feed us all); education (Norwegian forest schools, anyone?); and…

A Video Guide to Help You Find the Perfect Fitting Dress Shirt Every Time A Video Guide to Help You Find the Perfect Fitting Dress Shirt Every Time

You could buy the most expensive and nicest looking dress shirt at the store, but if it doesn’t fit right it just looks wrong. This video shows you how to buy dress shirts that look great on you every time.

You're Going to Die, Here's How to Deal With It You're Going to Die, Here's How to Deal With It

Aside from birth, the only other thing that is guaranteed to happen to every single person on the planet is death. No exceptions, no way around it. Your own death aside, chances are good that you will be affected by deaths of loved ones and most likely have to plan a funeral or two before your own comes about.

Why You Need a Morning Ritual, not Just Morning Routine Why You Need a Morning Ritual, not Just Morning Routine

You probably already have a morning routine, where you get up, clean up, get ready for the day, and head out the door. What you may be missing is a morning ritual, or something you do to set the stage for the day and start yourself off on a positive note. Here’s what we mean.

Nine Easy Things You Can Do To Save the Ocean Nine Easy Things You Can Do To Save the Ocean

It’s our responsibility to keep the oceans clean and, so far, we suck at it. Most of us don’t know we harm the ocean with ordinary things we do every day. Best of all, they’re things that are easy to stop doing, or to do better.

This Tutorial Teaches You to Blow Dry Your Long Hair for a Professionally Styled Look This Tutorial Teaches You to Blow Dry Your Long Hair for a Professionally Styled Look

You know how your hair always looks absolutely fabulous after you step out of a salon, but as soon as you get home any chance of replicating it feels hopeless? Me, too. So here’s a way to blow dry your long, wet hair and look like you just had it professionally done.

Mold Your Goals Around Your Life's Story For Meaningful Progress Mold Your Goals Around Your Life's Story For Meaningful Progress

No one likes the “Where do you see yourself in five years?” question, but we all have to figure out some kind of goal for our future. If you’re having trouble figuring out what that is, ask yourself what your story is about.

Four Things I've Learned Using a Standing Desk Four Things I've Learned Using a Standing Desk

I’ve been using a standing desk for a few months now and I love it. It makes me feel more productive, keeps me active, and cost me next to nothing to set up. Still, I had some growing pains. If you’re thinking about setting up a standing desk, here’s what I learned so you don’t have to.

Gadgets to Get Organized, Daily To-Dos for a Good Life, and the Truth Behind "Credit Repair" Agencies Gadgets to Get Organized, Daily To-Dos for a Good Life, and the Truth Behind "Credit Repair" Agencies

Some useful gadgets to get and stay organized, the secret history of Mac gaming, a McDonalds and Chinese takeout mashup, and some tips to live your best life—they’re all on the table in this week’s Lifehacker Brain Buffet.

More Money Won't Fix Your Financial Problems If Your Habits Suck More Money Won't Fix Your Financial Problems If Your Habits Suck

Everyone wants more money. More money means less stress, we assume. Except that’s not necessarily the case. If your habits suck, making more money just means you have more to waste.

The Real Difference Between Perfume, Cologne, Toilette, and Other Fragrances The Real Difference Between Perfume, Cologne, Toilette, and Other Fragrances

You might think that the difference between “perfume” and “cologne” is who the bottle is intended for, or which counter it’s sold at—the reality is a little more subtle than that. Simply, all fragrances are largely the same, but they’re given a name based on the concentration of oil in alcohol and water.

Why "Getting Ahead" Isn't Always the Same As "Doing Well" Why "Getting Ahead" Isn't Always the Same As "Doing Well"

When you start your career on the bottom rung (as most of us do), “getting ahead” and “doing better” are synonymous. Competing with someone else may not be the best motivator after a certain point, though.

All the Criteria That Defines What "Middle-Class" Really Means All the Criteria That Defines What "Middle-Class" Really Means

The term “middle class” has become such common jargon that most of us accept it as both a clearly defined group, and a worthwhile goal. But what defines the middle class is a bit more fluid than you might think.

Getting Out of Debt Is a Lifestyle Change Getting Out of Debt Is a Lifestyle Change

Getting rid of debt is a math problem. You need to develop a long-term plan that will reduce your debt over time until it’s eliminated. However, it’s also a lifestyle choice, and that’s something you need to anticipate.

Tell Us About Your Biggest Habit-Forming Success (or Failure) Tell Us About Your Biggest Habit-Forming Success (or Failure)

The new year is fast approaching, and that means we’re all starting to think about resolutions. We want to know what’s worked for you. What’s your greatest habit-forming success story? Or better yet, what’s your biggest habit-forming failure?

Three Things You Can Do to Grow More Brain Cells Three Things You Can Do to Grow More Brain Cells

Growing more brain cells is possible, and it all comes down to a few simple lifestyle choices.

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