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