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The Very Yosemite Desktop

Reader joshnroy just upgraded to Yosemite, did just a little tweaking, and submitted this serene desktop of Yosemite National Park running on OS X Yosemite. Here's what he used to set it up. Read more...

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Gobliiins trilogy on Android, GPS: Car Video Recorder on iOS and SuperPhoto on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Master Self-Control by Thinking of Urges as a Passing Wave

Developing self control is not always easy to do, especially when you're trying to change a habit you've developed over time. To help fight your desire and stay the course, think of desire as a wave that builds and eventually passes by. Read more...

Google Fit SDK Now Officially Available

Back in August, Google released the preview version of its Google Fit software development kit (SDK). Now the SDK has gone into general release — which means we should see a glut of Google Fit-enabled apps shortly. More »      

Don’t Call People Out, Call People Forth

When you get frustrated with someone—be it a coworker, teammate, or partner—a typical reaction is to call them out. Instead of highlighting the problems in the open—and possibly embarrassing them—use it as an opportunity to be a positive influence and help. Read more...

Gawker Actress Details Years of Alleged Rape and Manipulation by Bill Cosby | io9 Did A Pope And An

Gawker Actress Details Years of Alleged Rape and Manipulation by Bill Cosby | io9 Did A Pope And An Emperor Team Up To Erase 300 Years Of History? | Jalopnik 76 Russian Soccer Fans Brawl On Highway, Shake Hands, Leave Amicably | Lifehacker Put Together a Productive Team with Jeff Bezos's "Two Pizza Rule" | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

This Video Shows the Many Ways Static Electricity Can Kill Your PC

Although it doesn't happen often, a good zap of static electricity can kill a PC, either while it's running or when you're or working on it. You've probably heard it before, but in this video, Patrick Norton and Michael Hand from DIY Tryin put the warning to the test. Read more...

Temporary Lock For Credit Cards Is A Neat Idea

What’s more annoying than losing your credit card? Thinking you’ve lost it, calling the bank to cancel it, and then finding it five minutes later. So being able to apply a “temporary lock” is a potentially handy alternative. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Succeed In A Job Based On The Road?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m one of the final applicants for a new state sales role that is completely based on the road. As I’ve always been at a desk in an office this is both exciting and scary! What sort of things will I need to be aware...Show More Summary

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud

Everyone feels it at some point in their professional life: I'm a fraud and everyone is about to find out. It's healthy to question your own qualifications and take pause, but then you need to find a way to move forward and regain your confidence. Read more...

Microsoft Revamps Azure Marketplace

Looking for some apps to install in those new Australian Azure regions? Microsoft has revamped its Azure Marketplace site, making it easier to search for pre-built apps and system images. More »      

Generate Better Small Talk By Asking About Challenges

Small talk is hard, but if you're trying to really get someone to like you, FBI Behavioral Expert Robin Dreeke suggests that the best question to ask someone is about the challenges the faced over the week. Read more...

Use Short Bursts of Time to Organize

If I had a surveillance camera in my kitchen, there would be a lot of footage of me at the microwave. I warm up the same cup of coffee several times.… continue reading... The post Use Short Bursts of Time to Organize appeared first on simplify 101.

MPS-YouTube Is a Terminal-Based Youtube Player and Downloader

Windows/Mac/Linux: YouTube is a bloated site with a lot going on. If you really want to simplify using it, MPS-YouTube is a YouTube player that works entirely in Terminal. Read more...

Don't Trust a Web Site's Seal of Approval

Chances are you've come across "seals of approval" on web sites at some point in your web browsing life. Whether it's a Better Business Bureau seal, a Norton Secured Seal, or the TRUSTe Certified seal, they seem like a good thing to watch out for. How-To Geek points out how wrong that is. Read more...

Simplify and Find Your True Style with a 10-Item Wardrobe

It's a common conundrum: we have too many clothes and nothing to wear. Tailor your wardrobe into just 10 core pieces (plus extras), however, and you could change your life. Read more...

This CDC Tool Lists What Medicines You Need for Which Countries

For some vaccinations and other medicines, you need to take doses well before departure. This tool from the CDC prepares you for which ones you may need on an upcoming trip. Read more...

The Difference in Monthly Housing Costs Between Renters and Homeowners

It's not easy to decide if buying a home is worth it or if renting makes more financial sense. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers some food for thought. Read more...

Google just announced that it's new Fit application is now available.

Google just announced that it's new Fit application is now available. The app aims to track your activity, steps, as well as plug in to your third-party apps. In our own tests with the service, however, sync seems to be delayed at best. Show More Summary

What Happens If You Get Ripped Off Buying A Used Car On The Internet?

Some people see deals too tempting to pass up on the internet. A car in another state, the price is just right and the pictures look good. You can safely buy a used car - trusting the listing - without getting ripped off, right? Guess what the attorney is going to tell you? Read more...

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