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Replacing Twitter with Phone Calls: An Adventure in Unplugging

Who is to blame for your internet addictions? You? Or the tools you use?

The Free Planners for April 2015 Are Available

The Free Planners for March 2015 are available. These planners are especially designed for proactive creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Read more The post The Free Planners for April 2015 Are Available appeared first on Productive...Show More Summary

"A software engineer living in Washington state may have no choice but to sell the home he bought la

"A software engineer living in Washington state may have no choice but to sell the home he bought last December because, despite repeatedly checking with Comcast before he even considered buying the property, the company just can't (or won't) give him internet service." [Gawker ] Read more...

Keep Your Bra Straps Hidden With a Paper Clip

Not all tops are made for traditional bras. Sure, you could always wear a strapless bra. You can buy specialty clips that hide your straps, too. But if you don’t have either, or you’re in a pinch, a simpler option is to just use a paper clip. Read more...

Chill Out in this Week's Open Thread

Taking a break from our usual crazy at Hackerspace, the reader run branch of the LifeHacker family, this week's open thread is a calm little place for y'all to ask questions, share tips, discuss DIY, and just pull up a keyboard and tell us all about what's new and interesting and random. This week we bring you the following awesome: Read more...

Five Lemons, Five Methods

Everyone has a preferred method for getting the most juice out of a lemon, including Slate’s L.V. Anderson, who advised readers to spring for an inexpensive electric juicer. Good advice. But what do you do if you don’t have special...Show More Summary

What Marijuana Actually Does to Your Brain and Body

Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Whatever you call it, it's the most popular illegal drug in the world, one that's gaining support for legalization for both medicinal and recreational purposes. But what does smoking or consuming marijuana actually do to us? Let's take a look at this fascinating drug, its health effects, and potential concerns about using it. Read more...

This Checklist Makes Sure Your Next Meeting is Productive One

No one likes wasting time in meetings, but it happens. To spend your time more efficiently, it helps to have a plan in place. Use this checklist to make sure your next meeting is more productive. Read more...

Hire A Helper Compares by Price and Options

Web: Hire A Helper makes comparing your moving company options easy by putting all the information in one place. Moving is always a hassle—one way to make it easier on yourself is to hire a moving company. Read more...

Make Lots of Perfectly Chunky Guacamole with a Wire Cooling Rack

Whether you're having friends over March Madness viewing or headed to a potluck, there's always going to be an opportunity show off your guacamole-making skills. If, like us, you take a certain level of pride in being an avocado whisperer, here's a trick that's going to take your guacamole game to the next level. Read more...

Determine a Diet's Effectiveness with the DIET Checklist

Every year, publishers rank the most popular diets for weight loss. In most cases, this a practice in mental masturbation, because it leaves out the most important success factor of all: adherence. Instead, avoid cookie cutter recommendations with the Diet Index Enjoyability Total—or DIET. Read more...

Organize Your Bathroom Counter with Stackable Plates

We've talked about organizing your bathroom before, but if you still have a cluttered counter this tip may be for you. Declutter your bathroom counter and keep things looking nice with a stackable plate organizer. Read more...

Steam Your Oven for Better Bread Making

Professional bakers use steam ovens to keep baking bread from losing too much moisture during the initial several minutes of baking. You can get a similar effect at home with a sheet pan and a spray bottle. Read more...

How to Conquer Deadbeat Vending Machines

All vending machines are different, but they have one thing in common: They steal money. The grumpy variety in the Slate New York office has this habit, and freeing imperiled pretzel bites has become a bit of an office preoccupation. The video above shows the surest (and least risky) method we’ve found to do it.

How to be Seen as a Leader at Work and get Promoted Quick

Some people watch it happen. Some people say what happened. And some people make it happen. The world and more importantly your workplace is crying out for people who make it happen. One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that leadership is in a title. Show More Summary

Cook Crisp, Tender Veggies with Your Dishwasher

We've talked before about how to poach salmon, and cook other things, in your dishwasher. If you have veggies that you like to have tender yet still a little crisp, your dishwasher offers a pretty handy way to do it. Read more...

How to Create Your Own Luck

Being lucky can mean anything from finding a dollar on the ground to getting your dream job. You can't change the laws of the universe, but people who consider themselves lucky tend to exhibit certain traits. Here's how to use that to your advantage and create your own "luck". Read more...

Real Success Starts with Real Expectations

Before starting any endeavor, focus on step one: setting your expectations.

You can’t do anything about the length of your life,…

You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.... The post You can’t do anything about the length of your life,… appeared first on Lifehack.

If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never…

If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal. The post If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never… appeared first on Lifehack.

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