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Top 10 Supposedly "Bad" Personality Traits That Can Actually Be Good

We tend to think of personality traits as "good" and "bad". Being kind and humble is good, for example, but being lazy and pessimistic are "bad". Things aren't always so cut and dry, though. Here are 10 traits that people often see as negative, but can actually be good. Read more...

Learn Proper Global Dining Etiquette With This Chart

Whether you're abroad, or going out to a foreign restaurant locally, you need to be sensitive to the dining etiquette of the culture. This chart gives you a broad overview of table manners around the world. Read more...

How to Build a Personal Career Plan and Get Out of Your Dead End Job

We've all heard it before: "You're lucky to have any job." But just because you have one doesn't mean you have to just slog through a crappy one, or deal with the career you don't want. You may just be looking at your position as "just a job" and you have no idea what kind of career you want. It doesn't have to be this way. Read more...

Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter with Help from This Graphic

Whether you plan on riding your bike in the cold weather, or putting it away in storage, this graphic explains all the preparations you should handle before the cold creeps up on you. Read more...

Get Into a Good Workflow Using Video Game Principles as Inspiration

When you're playing a video game, you become completely absorbed in what you're doing, and you're completing tasks while time is flying by. Using some of the principles game designers use, you can apply that same concept of flow to your work. Read more...

You Can Now Watch Netflix on Linux with Ubuntu and Chrome

Ubuntu: It's finally easy to watch Netflix on Ubuntu Linux. Before, you had to use an unofficial desktop app or try various other workarounds, but now all it takes is installing the Chrome browser. Read more...

How to (Almost Always) Pick the Right Handshake

The awkward handshake. It happens all the time. From Snoop Dogg and Bill Mayer to Yao Ming and his whole family, it seems no one is immune. Even President Obama can't escape it. Why does something seemingly so simple feel so complex? Read more...

Clips Adds Tons of Copy and Paste Functionality to iOS

iOS: You wouldn't really think a clipboard manager would be that helpful in iOS, but Clips is a new app that proves that thought wrong. With it, you can easily cut, copy, and access clipboard history from anywhere in iOS. Read more....

"You Learn By Finishing Things"

Writer Neil Gaiman is no stranger to finishing things, but he certainly has struggles with it from time to time. His biggest piece of advice to young creatives? Finish what you start because it's the only way you'll learn. Read more...

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 3rd to 10th

This week we discovered the coolest features of Windows 10, got some free Red Bull, bought some computer parts, and hid sensitive files on our computers. Here's a look back. Read more...

How to Make the Most of a Long Layover

A long layover is hardly ever ideal, but sometimes they can't be avoided. Here are a few ways to make your next lengthy layover a little bit better. Read more...

Two Ways to Securely Lock Your Bike on a Comb Rack

We've talked about how to properly lock your bicycle before, but some bike racks—particularly cheaper comb racks—might require a few tricks. Here's what you need to do. Read more...

?Distractions Aren't a Problem, It's When They Occur

Distractions can be terrible for productivity. Psychology Today suggests that we can still focus despite distractions, so long as we work them into our schedule wisely. Read more...

I Want to Write iOS Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a little background in coding, but I'd like to make an iOS app. I'm just not sure where to get started or what tools I need. Where do I start? Read more...

Buy the Fastest Router, Get a Free Chromecast, and More Deals

Netgear's new Nighthawk router is kind of insane looking, and offers throughput of up to 3.2Gbps, which to my knowledge is the fastest speed available in any consumer router at the moment. And of course, it comes with tri-band Wi-Fi, six antennas, USB 3.0, beam forming, and just about any other feature you could want in a high end router. Read more...

?Use the Value of Your Experience to Assert Yourself at Work

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. Next time you're faced with the choice of speaking up or shrinking back from the issue, Harvard Business Review suggests you draw confidence from your experience and choose to be assertive about your views. Read more...

?Microsoft's Xim Shares Photos With Your Friends In Real Time

Windows/Android: No one likes huddling around a phone to look at pictures. Microsoft Xim shares slideshows straight to your friends' phones, and they don't even need to download the app. Read more...

Create Watch Folders to Easily Store Files In Your Evernote Account

Windows: Being effective with Evernote is important. The Watch Folder feature allows you to set up a folder on your hard drive that automatically syncs with your Evernote account. Read more...

Things Are Looking Up in Friday's Open Thread

Hello! You're all looking mighty swell today, especially you there in the back row, yes you. Welcome to the Friday open thread hosted by Lifehacker's reader-run partner Hackerspace, where elegant ladies dance with refined gentlemen and nobody throws up after drinking too much afterwards. Show More Summary

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