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This Chart Can Help Diagnose and Prevent Snoring

Snoring is a hard annoyance to prevent. The only time you do it is when you’re too unconscious to realize it. This chart can help diagnose snoring problems, as well as offer a few creative solutions (without a doctor visit). Read more...

In Defense of the Clean Install

These days a new operating system can be downloaded from the web and installed in a couple of reboots, or “purchased” for free from an App Store. It might seem like a clean install isn’t worth the time and effort. Nothing could be further from the truth. Show More Summary

The Floating Triple Monitor Workspace for Two

It’s a clean, white DIY workspace shared by two people. It’s got three floating monitors. It’s got a Hackintosh. And it’s today’s featured workspace. Read more...

Three Simple Items You Should Always Have on You When Traveling the World

If there’s one person that can provide tips on traveling world, it’s Gunnar Garfors. He’s been to every one of the 198 countries in the world. Here are three items he suggests you should always have on you that you might not have considered. Read more...

Keep Conference Calls Short by Scheduling Them Right Before Other Events

Some conference calls can seem like they drag on endlessly. To silence the chatterboxes and get things moving, avoid scheduling calls during slow, wide open time periods in the day.http://lifehacker.com/5925310/how-to... Read more.....

Most Popular Budget HDTV: VIZIO E50-C1 50” Smart LED HDTV

A great HDTV—large screen, great image quality, and solid features—doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. We put a $500 cap on price and asked you for your favorite budget HDTVs. Then we looked at the five best budget HDTVs and put them to a vote. Now we’re back to crown the winner. Read more...

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Court Reporter

Despite all the advancements in speech-to-text software, when it comes to the courtroom, a human touch is required to create a perfect transcript. Court reporters work diligently to maintain very high standards of accuracy in their transcriptions—97.5% just to qualify, in fact. Read more...

Learn Eight Helpful Microsoft Excel Tricks with This Handy Cheat Sheet

If you’re new to using Microsoft Excel, or an experienced user looking for a good visual reference, this handy cheat sheet covers eight helpful tricks for becoming a spreadsheet pro. Read more...

Aura Turns Gmail Alerts Into OS X Native Notifications

Mac: You can set up notifications for Gmail in a variety of ways, but if you prefer the web app to a desktop app, you can’t easily get native notification support. Aura makes that possible. Read more...

Don't Use Sarcasm In Conversation Until You Trust Each Other

Sarcasm’s a great way to diffuse a negative emotion, but it’s easy to go overboard. The Wall Street Journal suggests you stick to only using sarcasm when you’re close with someone to avoid potential confusion. Read more...

What to Do If You Miss a Birth Control Pill

Birth control pills should be taken every day, at the same time—but how precise do you have to be? It depends on the type of pill: for some, you have a day or two to realize your mistake. For others, you only have a window of a few hours. Read more...

Dropzone Gets an Interface Update, Keyboard Shortcuts, and More

Mac: Dropzone is one of our favorite ways to handle moving around files and today an update makes it a much more seamless experience.http://lifehacker.com/5891836/how-to... Read more...

Learn the New Precision Touchpad Gestures for Windows 10

If you have a precision touchpad on your laptop, you also have a few new gestures you can use in Windows 10. Read more...

The Best Mindfulness Apps, Ranked in One Chart

A growing body of research reveals that practicing mindfulness offers a number of benefits. With at least 700 mobile apps that claim to help you be more mindful, picking one isn’t easy. A new study, however, sorted through hundreds of mindfulness apps and ranked them according to their features.http://lifehacker.com/what-is-mindfu... Read more...

Butter In Your Coffee and Other Cons: Stories From a Fitness Insider

Three years after co-founding Fitocracy, we launched a new online coaching service to start bringing in money. We needed a way to hook people in, but no one seemed interested. Read more...

Dip Tomatoes in Warm Water Before Chilling to Make Them Taste Better

Storing tomatoes in the fridge could keep them from spoiling faster, but depending on the quality of the tomato and how ripe it is, the tomatoes could suffer (in flavor, texture, and color) from refrigeration. One quick trick to help your tomatoes retain their flavor: Dip the tomatoes in warm water before chilling them.http://lifehacker.com/store-ripe-tom... Read more...

Make a Mini Mallet from a Ball Peen Hammer and Old Furniture Parts

Don’t have a rubber mallet on hand? Convert a ball peen hammer into a mini mallet with an old rubber furniture foot. Read more...

Every Carrier's Confusing Phone-Buying Plans, Explained

The next time you go buy a new cellphone, things are going to look a lot different. The subsidized two-year contract is all but dead, and the carriers have replaced it with a new heap of confusing options. Here’s what you need to know about buying a phone in 2015. Read more...

Common Foods That are Toxic to Dogs

Our pets are at our mercy, so it’s up to us to make sure they’re safe. This can be tough sometimes, because a lot of seemingly harmless everyday foods can be toxic to our animals. This infographic lays out some of the most dangerous foods for dogs and what issues they can cause. Read more...

Plump Up Saggy Couch Cushions with Just a Few Buttons

Saggy, uneven couch cushions are a natural part of an old, comfortable sofa. That doesn’t mean you can’t spruce them up though. Give your sofa a new lease on life and a fresh look by sewing on a few extra buttons, available for a buck or two at your local craft store. Read more...

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