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DIY Insect Levitator Brings Weird Experiments to Your Home

If you've ever dreamed of suspending a spider in thin air or floating an ant in midair (and who hasn't?), new research has your back.<p>In a new …

Levitation

27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Give 'em a shot!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

14 Recent Scifi Films That Didn't Need Big Budgets To Be Amazing

Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong …

Horror

Learn the Basics of Music Theory With This Interactive Tutorial

As a fan of music, I’d love to learn how to make a song. Devoting time to learning music theory, however, isn’t exactly on my list of priorities. …

11 Amazon Prime movies you should definitely download

Looking for some primo Prime films you can take with you for offline viewing? Here's our picks of the best in Amazon's library.<p>Back in November, Netflix made headlines for finally offering subscribers the option to download movies and TV shows for offline viewing. But guess what? Amazon Prime Video …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

A Dutch video spoofing Donald Trump is going viral

In the customary speech given before a crowd of disputed size, Trump kept his trademark rhetoric strong: Put "America first."<p>According to Dutch TV personality, Arjen Lubach, though, this message had a hidden meaning for the rest of the world: "I will screw you over big time."<p>Given that possibility, …

The Best Music Of 2016, Broken Down By Genre

Ranking the best albums of the year is a tedious exercise. Taking everyone’s opinions into consideration, and determining what kind of critical statements you want to make as a site are part of the process, but I’ve always been of the mind that choosing only ten or twenty albums to define a year …

2016 Movies: 11 Most Underrated from ‘American Honey’ to ‘A Monster Calls’ – Variety

Although 2016 is a record-breaking year in ticket sales at the U.S. box office, that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, it’s the best …

Box Office

The Top 10 Workout Songs of 2016

<i>Flickr: Mysza831</i><p>The most consistently striking aspect of this year's top workout songs is their consistently slower tempos. For many folks, "workout music" is interchangeable with "club music." To that end, it's natural that--as club music's emphasis has transitioned from high energy beats to …

The best albums of 2016 you almost certainly won’t hear on your Spotify shuffle

The internet has made more music instantly available to more people than ever before. But it’s also made it possible for everyone to focus their attention on the same thing at once (which can make annual “best of” lists a bit homogeneous). Nothing against David Bowie or Beyoncé, but the uniformity …

Flexible Task List Is the Simplest Excel Template for Time Tracking

There are some excellent time-tracking apps out there, but if you prefer the comfort of good old Microsoft Excel, here’s some good news. A Redditor …

Software

Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese "Furoshiki" Folding Techniques

Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and …

Crafting

This Is How You Fight Fatigue—Without Caffeine

<i>Why am I always tired?</i> Have you asked yourself this question yet today? Yeah, us too, along with millions of other Americans. In fact, a survey found …

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Apps

This All-In-One System Rescue Toolkit Automatically Repairs Your PC

We highlighted Paul Vreeland’s System Rescue Toolkit a few months ago, but now he’s built a new, “lite” version that packs most of the same tools and …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, set out to simulate the effects of a …

Oxford University

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Make your own Febreze, no benzisothiazolinone required

<i>Instead of buying cheap, mass-produced gewgaws to give out this season, show your loved ones you care with a little DIY. During Grist’s 12 days of</i> …

8 foods to help you sleep

According to a recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 63 percent of Americans say their sleep needs are not being met during the week. Whether your lack of shut-eye is due to a difficult job, a stressful environment or jet lag, not getting enough quality sleep can lead to serious health …

10 Novels That Will Scare The Hell Out Of You

As a kid I was obsessed with an abandoned house in the cow pasture across the street from my friend Anna's house. We never went inside, but just walking by was enough to freak me out. tThe roof caved in on the stone walls, every window was a punched-out eye, and I knew that if there was a murderer …

Horror

Amazing Avocado Pizza Recipe That You Won't Be Able to Resist

Ingredients<p><b>For the dough:</b><p>2 packets (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1/4 cup olive oil (plus more for brushing)<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>4 cups all-purpose flower (plus more for work surface)<p><b>To Serve:</b><p>Sweet onion (or pearl onion), shaved very thin<p>Olive oil<p>Salt<p>2 ripe Haas avocados, sliced …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Santa Cruz

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Supermarkets and restaurants serve up more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it never makes it to a stomach.<p>With consumers demanding large displays of unblemished, fresh produce, many retailers end up tossing a mountain of perfectly edible food. Despite efforts to cut …

How to make money from your smartphone pictures

Smartphone camera technology continues to improve, and you benefit by getting high-quality smartphone pictures. But what if there were a way to sell those beautiful shots? There is! Mike Gutkin, research scientist and avid photographer based in New York City, makes money from selling his smartphone …

5 Surprising Things You Can Do with Vinegar

There are some products hiding in your pantry that can actually be useful for multiple everyday things. I'm not talking about mayonnaise hair conditioning treatments, but rather real cleaning and cooking hacks that everyone should try -- and it starts with a bottle of vinegar. This product is not …