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Calculate How Much More You'll Save With a CD Ladder vs. a Single CD

Interest rates on savings accounts aren’t very high, but a certificate of deposit (CD) lets you earn at least a little interest on your hard-earned savings. And a CD ladder might earn you even more over time. This calculator will tell you how much you’ll save with both options: a single CD and a CD ladder. Read more...

This Week's Most Popular Posts: August 21st to 28th

This week we looked at life lessons from working in retail, shared some insider perspective on fitness trends, laid out all those confusing carrier phone-buying plans, and more. Here’s a look back. Read more...

Make a DIY Beam Compass for Drawing Large Circles

If you don’t have a compass on hand and need to draw a large circle, you can turn a few scrap pieces into a beam compass. Read more...

What to Do When You Find Out a Coworker Makes More Than You Do

Aaargh. You just found out that your coworker makes more than you do, even though you both do the same kind of work, you’ve been there longer, and you do a better job. You feel demoralized, insulted by your not-such-a-great friend employer, and resentful of your coworker. Show More Summary

Everybody's Working For The Weekend in the Friday Open Thread

Welcome to the weekly open thread where Lifehacker (and Hackerspace) readers share tips & tricks, seek advice, or just stop by to say “hello” and talk about whatever’s going on. Working on a project, or got any fun weekend plans you want to share? This is the place for that. Read more...

How Do You Streamline Your Grocery Shopping?

Grocery shopping isn’t a particularly enjoyable experience, but it has to get done. What tips and tricks do you have for making your regular shopping trip quick and easy? Read more...

Why You Should Add Electrolyte Packets to Your Outdoor Survival Kit

Staying healthy and hydrated when you’re outdoors hiking and camping is important, but you only have so much packing space for food, water, and supplies. Add a few packets of electrolyte powder to your pack, or better yet, your first aid kit, as a lightweight way to stay hydrated and replenish nutrients when food or water are scarce. Read more...

Use Your Spiralizer to Make Beautiful Crispy Potato Pancakes

The vegetable spiralizer may have been invented so you could make plant parts into healthy impostor noodles, but I’m here to suggest you use it for a higher purpose. I am here to suggest you use it for latkes. Read more...

Successful Negotiation Isn't About Being Dominant

Most of us think of haggling as asserting our dominance and showing we’re unafraid to get what we want. But successful negotiation isn’t necessarily about being dominant; it’s about finding common ground. Read more...

Swype Update Adds Custom Themes, Emoji Keyboard and More

Swype is such a popular keyboard alternative that nearly every other phone keyboard has copied its signature feature. If you’re still devoted to the classic, you can now get a few new features including some sweet custom themes, and an emoji keyboard. Read more...

Resist Nostalgia to Improve Your Outlook For the Future

Nostalgia is a tricky feeling. Sometimes, it brings us exciting new Star Wars movies. Other times it brings us yet another damn Transformers film. For your own life, nostalgia for the old days can feel nice, but it can also hold you back from improving your future. Read more...

Stop Chasing Inbox Zero, Practice Attention Management Instead

Clearing out everything in your inbox feels great. You get a sense of accomplishment and your to-do list feels a little less burdensome. Except, productivity isn’t measured by how many emails you answer. Instead, learn to manage how you spend your attention. Read more...

How to Stop Over-Planning (Even If You’re a Perfectionist)

When done well, daily and weekly planning rituals can help you travel gracefully through life in a peaceful, intentional manner. But sometimes, over-planning your activities can make you a neurotic, stressed-out person who feels like you would have been better off if you hadn’t planned anything in the first place. Read more...

The Green Home Screen

If you like bold, high contrast designs, today’s home screen is for you. This design uses a primarily black base (which makes it great for AMOLED displays), accented with stark greens for an attractive display. Read more...

Make Tough Financial Decisions with the Help of an Emotional Balance Sheet

There are a lot of financial decisions that come down to so much more than numbers. Sometimes the emotional benefits of something far outweigh the financial ones, and an emotional balance sheet can help you determine that when things get tough. Read more...

SchoolLinks Helps You Find the Perfect Colleges and Scholarships for You

Finding a college that fits all of your personal criteria is no easy task. The web site SchooLinks helps you find and learn about colleges, apply for admission and scholarships, and even offers free educational consulting.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-choose-... Read more...

Fall Asleep Faster by Sticking One of Your Feet Outside of Your Covers

Now matter how hard you try, sometimes you just can’t fall asleep when you want to. There are a lot of tricks for helping your brain head to sleepy town, but this scientifically supported method might be one of the simplest. Read more...

I'm Farhad Manjoo, Tech Columnist at the New York Times, and This Is How I Work

There’s something about Farhad. Tech reporters can quickly become jaded and cynical about their work, but Farhad Manjoo’s lucid writing lacks any sense of needless snark when he discusses how technology affects our lives. Though when I talk about Farhad’s writing, I’m really talking about his tweets. Read more...

Dispatch Comes to the iPad, Adds New Action Sorting and Auto-Suggest Snippets

iOS: Dispatch is one of the best email apps for iOS, especially for power-users. Today, it gets a bit better with a new iPad version alongside some new actions and snippets. Read more...

What the Fed’s Rate Hike Means For Your Credit Card Debt

There’s a lot going on in the economy right now, including all this news about the Fed raising interest rates. The details can be confusing, but what you really need to know is how this will affect you as a consumer. Here’s what the hike means for your debt (and what you should do about it). Read more...

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