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Moto 360 Smartwatch, What We Know So Far

The Moto 360 smartwatch is expected to be made fully official at the Google IO developer conference later this week. We already know some of the …

Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.<p>It’s simple enough: Set …

HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion First

What would it take to get people actually buying smartwatches in droves? Could FASHION be the answer? A new odd trio aims to find out, with HP teaming up with fashion flash sales site Gilt and designer Michael Bastian (via Fashionista) to create a smartwatch that looks smart, too, if you’ll permit …

For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done (Infographic)

If you never start, you’ll never have a chance to fail. But you’ll never have a chance to succeed, either.<p>So stop pretending you haven’t failed by not trying. Stop procrastinating and go for it. Your dilly-dallying around, your excuses, your poking, playing, puttering and loafing about aren’t …

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How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

A Man Penned A Furious Open Letter To Russell Brand After The Actor’s Protest Ruined His Lunch

Last week, actor-turned-revolutionary icon Russell Brand made news yet again when he got into it with Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK’s Independence Party, on the BBC’s <i>Question Time</i>. Brand accused Farage of, among other things, drinking too much, and Farage has since responded that Brand is the …

Anna Kendrick On That One Time Chris Pine Almost Killed Her

Photo: Getty Images<p>With the release of <i>Into the Woods</i> just a week away, Anna Kendrick is sparing no detail about her time as Cinderella, and that includes the role's real dangers. During her appearance on <i>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</i> last night, the actress told the host about the time her costume …

Micromax and Cyanogen launch Yureka: 5.5-inch, 64-bit, selling for $140

Micromax’ first phone released under the Yu brand launched today in India, bringing solid specs and Cyanogen at a price tag of approximately $140.<p>Called Yureka, the 5.5-inch smartphone will go against other budget-minded devices available in India, including phones from Xiaomi and OnePlus, as well …

Grandma Pie May Be The Best Thing To Ever Come Out Of Long Island

There's nothing quite like a thin-crust slice of pizza. The crust, both soft and crisp, isn't too thick, and lets the sauce and cheese take center stage. Although it's thin, the crust is crucial, and once you've had perfect crust like the kind you'll find at New York City's Motorino or Brooklyn's …

Fifty Shades beats Star Wars into second place in trailer wars

It is reportedly on course to be the most-watched trailer of all time after picking up more than 50m views in its first few days of release. But the teaser for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been beaten into second place for the most popular trailer in 2014 by the debut glimpse of …

How 'Star Wars' nearly ruined Natalie Portman's career

Currently, everyone’s collectively excited for John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac. They are the newcomers to the Star Wars universe, and most assume that landing high-profile gigs in "The Force Awakens" can only boost their individual careers. Well, Natalie Portman would like to …

The Best Diner In Every State

Diners are an American tradition, and everyone thinks his or her hometown's greasy spoon is the best.<p>For this list, we scoured Yelp reviews, local newspapers, and culinary awards to find the most popular and beloved diner in every state. We defined diner as a restaurant whose primary purpose is …

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The Shazam Effect

Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits. This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?<p>In 2000, a Stanford Ph.D. named Avery Wang co-founded, with a couple of business-school graduates, a tech start-up called Shazam. Their idea was to …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

Where Is America's Real Youth Rebellion?

Never has a time been more ripe for protest. Never has a generation seemed so ambivalent about it.<p><i>Published in the November 2014 issue</i><p><b>The dream of wild rebellion rises</b> and falls like clockwork. In every generation, the youthful cries for personal freedom coalesce, at one moment or another, at one …

5 immigration myths debunked

President Obama is taking executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.<p>His plan has been a tough sell to the American people, especially with the new Republican-controlled Congress. But many experts agree that some of the arguments against immigration are based …

25 Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Get You Through Dinner With Your Family

If returning to your hometown, having dinner with your extended family and eating yourself into a food coma aren't your bag, Thanksgiving can be a little uncomfortable. Luckily, these comedians know exactly how you feel.<p>We rounded up 25 of the best musings on Turkey Day so you can crack a smile …

Your Elite School Is Not Worth The Cost, Studies Say

The cost for a college education has risen to the astronomical, resulting in debt that haunts young people after graduation like a ghost bent on dragging them to a Dickensian poorhouse. It’s forcing us to ask, “Is it worth it?” Especially if the school of choice is an elite institution, is the …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

What's New on Netflix Streaming in December 2014

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How do you sell God in the 21st century? More heaven, less hell

A couple of years ago, a Chicago-based corporate-identity consultant Chris Herron gave himself the ultimate challenge: rebrand hell. It was half gag, half self-promotion, but Herron took the project seriously, considering what it would take for a place like hell to become a premier destination in …

Yes, newsrooms are shrinking — but journalism is growing

The latest wave of buyouts has hit the <i>New York Times</i> newsroom, with the paper essentially paying about 100 staffers to leave, by compensating them …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …