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When Will My Phone Get a Software Update?

Dear Lifehacker,I have an [insert Android or iPhone of choice] and I'm still running [some older OS version]. When am I going to get an update to [X new operating system version]? Read more...

Ask LH: How Can I Stop My Sycophantic Colleague From CC'ing The Boss On Every Email?

Dear Lifehacker, What should I do when a co-worker continually copies all their managers in all email communications? It comes off as though they are trying to make me seem bad in front of the bosses because they ignore what I have told them in person and ask question after question that I have already answered. More »      

What's the Deal with All These Messaging Apps?

Dear Lifehacker,I've been hearing a ton about different messaging apps these days, but I don't understand why I should care. One search shows WhatsApp, Viber, iMessages, Snapchat, Kik, Facebook Messenger, and dozens more. I already have text messaging. Why do I need these other apps? Read more...

Ask LH: Will Health Insurance Pay For My Dentist?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m an apprentice so been a little short on funds for the last four years. I have a couple of tooth cavities I would like to fix soon but am not sure how to go about it. Is it best to just go to a private dentist and get it done there or am I better off signing up for private health insurance? More »      

What Should I Do If I've Been Passed Over for a Promotion?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been in my job for a long time now, I'm good at what I do, and I get great reviews from my boss and my coworkers, so when a senior-level opening appeared in our group, I figured I would get it when our boss picked the person for the job. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Make My Workspace More Inspiring?

Dear Lifehacker, I read somewhere recently that a creative workspace can lead to higher productivity and wanted to know if it’s true. See, I work in a boring office job (it pays the bills) but I’m a creative type at heart. My question is, how can I add creativity to my corner of a boring workplace to inspire myself (preferably without getting in trouble)? More »      

11 Bad Habits That You Don’t Realize Are Costing You

These 11 bad habits will cost you dearly -- in both your finances and health. The post 11 Bad Habits That You Don’t Realize Are Costing You appeared first on Lifehack.

How Can I Help My Kids Develop Better Social Skills?

Dear Lifehacker,I want my kids to grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. When it comes to social skills, though, I'm at a loss. One of my kids seems lonely yet disinterested in others, while the other is the terror of the schoolyard. What can I do to help them develop the social skills they need for life? Read more...

Ask LH: How Can I Persuade My Doctor To Recommend Yoga?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve recently changed my health insurance policy and am now able to claim on yoga classes but they need to be “medically recommended”. I need my doctor to fill in some sort of form; do I just take it and be upfront about...Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Avoid Receiving Inappropriate Emails At Work?

Dear Lifehacker, I have an arsehole friend who sent me an email titled “Funny Joke” and it turned out to be a photo of two senior citizens having oral sex. I opened this at work, and apparently I was the funny joke. Fortunately no one saw the image, but what if they had? How can I avoid getting in trouble or worse? More »      

Does Speeding Really Get You There Any Faster?

Dear Lifehacker,I have a simple question: does speeding really get you to your destination any faster? I tend to be a more conservative driver and it drives my boyfriend crazy (who always goes 10mph over the speed limit. I'm pretty sure that between red lights and traffic, there's not enough time saved for it to even matter. Which one of us is right? Read more...

Is LastPass Secure? What Happens if It Gets Hacked?

Dear Lifehacker,You recommend LastPass to avoid problems when services get hacked, but what happens if (or when) LastPass gets hacked? Wouldn't that just give hackers access to all of my accounts? Is LastPass safe to use? Read more....

Ask LH: Can I Get Income Protection Insurance If I'm About To Be Made Redundant?

Dear Lifehacker, My company in the food manufacturing industry is shutting down indefinitely toward the end of 2014, and I will be made redundant. Are there any options for income protection insurance for me? Will they cover someone whose (rather large and well-known) company is closing, if I apply for one now? More »      

How Can I Build a Resume When I Have Nothing to Put On It?

Dear Lifehacker, I'm looking for work, but my resume is pretty bare. I've only worked in a few places, I'm not so sure about my references, and I'm worried what I have won't stack up against other candidates. Can I still build a good resume that'll help me stand out? Read more...

What Should I Do If My Credit Card Gets Hacked?

Dear Lifehacker,I recently discovered several unauthorized charges on my credit card. I called the credit card company and they're investigating, but what other steps do I need to take to protect myself? Read more...

What Do I Do When Someone Has a Domain Name I Want?

Dear Lifehacker,I'd really like to register the domain name for my last name, but it's already taken. The frustrating part is that the person who owns the domain name doesn't seem to be doing anything with it. Is there anything I can do? Read more...

Ask LH: How Can I Consolidate All My Different Notifications?

Dear Lifehacker, While trying to be an informed person in this digital age, I am rapidly becoming overwhelmed. I am currently getting my different news types (social/business/general) via Facebook, Twitter and RSS in Outlook, I find it to be a real mission to keep on top of it. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Should I Return My FitBit Force?

Dear Lifehacker, In December, I decided to import a FitBit Force from the US, via a mail forwarding service. Of course, FitBit have now issued a recall, and I received an email from the US product safety commission to return the item. Show More Summary

Can I Learn How to Play an Instrument Online?

Dear Lifehacker,I've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but I can't afford private lessons. Plenty of people have told me I can learn on my own with online tools, but I have no idea where to start. How would you suggest I learn how to play? Read more...

Ask LH: What Should I Do If I Break My Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m clumsy. I dropped my phone and broke its screen badly. The problem is I don’t have the money to spend on a new phone right away. What are my options? More »      

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