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App Launcher Puts Google's Shortcuts Menu In Your Chrome Toolbar

Chrome: Google's app launcher menu has become ubiquitous across Google products and it's actually pretty handy. If you've ever wanted it outside of a Google site, this Chrome extension gives you what you want. Read more...

This Fearless Photographer Explains To The World Vividly Why Comfort Isn’t Success

National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards has had an unusual path to get to his current career.... The post This Fearless Photographer Explains To The World Vividly Why Comfort Isn’t Success appeared first on Lifehack.

I'm Confident Your Confidant Isn't My Confidante

In The Sound Of Music, Maria has confidence in sunshine. I have rather less confidence that everyone is clear on the difference between confident, confidant and confidante. More »      

When multitasking can be dangerous

In an effort to get more done each day, we’re often tempted to multitask. As Erin has noted before, sometimes this is fine — for example, running a load of laundry while I’m writing this post is unlikely to cause … Continued Post written by Jeri Dansky Let Unclutterer help you get your home or office organized. Subscribe to our helpful product shipments from Quarterly today.

3 Magnetic Qualities of Charismatic People

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. - John F. Kennedy Take a good long look at the... The post 3 Magnetic Qualities of Charismatic People appeared first on Lifehack.

Deep Habits: Jumpstart Your Concentration with a Depth Ritual

In Search of Depth Aaron is a PhD student. This requires him to spend a significant fraction of his time thinking about hard things. To accommodate the necessity of depth in his working life, Aaron developed a ritual he uses to quickly shift his brain into a state of concentration. Here’s how it works: Aaron […]

Warble Melancholily in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to our informal, always-on-Friday open thread where you can ask questions about technology and life, share tips, or show your vacation photos to a polite but bored audience. Did you know that the late Richard Harris once...Show More Summary

Assume Everything You Know is Wrong to Come Up with Better Ideas

Coming up with creative solutions to complex problems is inherently difficult. "Thinking outside the box" is counterintuitive. If you're having trouble, get started by assuming everything you know is wrong. Read more...

6 Discoveries From Near and Far, Volumn IX

I. Around the World Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter. Illegal (and awesome) drone video of Beijing — Detained by police for filming, Trey Ratcliff made it out and so did the video Native American women leading the way to preserve their culture —…

20 Pieces of Life-Changing Advice You Can Actually Learn From Your Daily Life

Only 24 hours, yet so much goes on in that time span. You go about your day, going through the... The post 20 Pieces of Life-Changing Advice You Can Actually Learn From Your Daily Life appeared first on Lifehack.

How Much Sleep Do You Need To Function At Your Best?

AsapSCIENCE are back with another one of their educational and entertaining whiteboard doodles, this time on the topic of sleep!... The post How Much Sleep Do You Need To Function At Your Best? appeared first on Lifehack.

Life on a Little Wooden Boat

David Welsford restored an old, 28-feet boat from a scrap heap and took it around the world:   “I think I understand money in my way, which is once you figure out how to make enough, then go and do the things that make you happy.” More about David and Lizzie Bell, his boat. ###

6 Discoveries From Near and Far, Volume VIII

Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.

Scholarships for Real Life: “Your First Clue”

Last year we started a foundation, making an initial investment of $100,000 and pledging to support “Scholarships for Real Life,” a program to enable people to pursue a dream of their own while also addressing a problem that affects others. In this short series, we’ll highlight our initial grantees. Up until now the LGBT…

Tyler Tervooren’s Strategy for Becoming Comfortable with Risk

I work with Tyler on producing adventures for WDS, as well as several other projects. A couple months ago, I heard him give a great (and hilarious!) talk at TEDxConcordiaUPortland. In the talk he mentioned his three theses: a. Adventure can make you smarter b. Adventure can make you stronger c. Adventure can make you…

10 Safety Hacks Every Woman Who Travels Alone Should Know

You’re a woman traveling alone.  Perhaps you’re traveling on business or you’re just finding yourself.  Keep your wits about you... The post 10 Safety Hacks Every Woman Who Travels Alone Should Know appeared first on Lifehack.

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