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Build Your Own Ambient Lighting System with a Raspberry Pi and XBMC

TVs that create ambient light behind the screen can make movie watching a bit more immersive, but it's kind of expensive to do. Blogger Christian …

Spend Time Developing Your Career Skills to Avoid Getting Fired

Prior to 2008 (when I made the decision to write for a living so that I could have a much more flexible schedule for my family), I held a job in a …

How to Talk About Sensitive Topics So That People Will Listen

The way we talk to people about making changes in their lives has a huge impact on whether they will be open to our feedback. Whether you’re …

Mental Health

How to Defeat Bad Breath Once and For All

It’s embarrassing when someone points out that you have bad breath or politely offers a mint with a knowing smile. There is very little you can do …

Dentistry

Take a Standing Break Every 20 Minutes to Keep Your Body Healthy

At this point we're all aware that we sit way too much and we need to stand up and move around to stay healthy. If you're looking for some exact …

Pomodoro Technique

The science of learning new languages

I’ve been attempting to learn French for a while now, and it’s a slow process. It’s all much harder this time around than it was to learn English, my …

Language Learning

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but …

How to Detect When Someone's Lying (and Get Them to Tell the Truth)

Lies are inevitable, but getting duped isn't. When you're in the presence of a liar, you can often uncover the truth by paying attention to very …

Psychology

Catch a Lie in an Email or Text Message by Looking for These Red Flags

Catching a liar in person usually just means looking for a variety of nonverbal cues, but that's not as easy when it's written in a text message or …

Wall Street

Build an All-In-One Raspberry-Pi Powered Portable PC

Lifehacker reader rocky.colt.tumtum tipped us off that he was building a Pi-powered portable PC, complete with multiple USB ports and a 2TB drive, …

Remember the 7 Cs to Communicate More Effectively

Your day is most likely filled with constant communication. Weblog Mind Tools offers a communication checklist to help ensure that your emails, phone …

Communicate

Write About These Three Things Daily to Take Command of Your Life

We've talked about the many benefits of journaling, but author Chris Crowley says there are three specific things you should write about every day: …

Writing

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating …

How to Securely Erase a Solid State Drive on Mac OS X

<i>Does your computer have a solid-state drive? All new Apple laptops come with SSDs, and you better be careful what you do if you want to erase it.</i> …

Operating Systems

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Have a Roman Holiday, Minus the Italy

You don't have to travel to Italy to enjoy a Roman holiday—learn to make this classic cocktail at home.<p>Hey, if we had our way, we'd be on the next plane to Italy, dreaming about pasta, Vespas, and really great espresso. But we can't always get what we want—can we? We'll take what we can get, and in …

51 Mother's Day Breakfast & Brunch Recipes For an Easy Gift

From french toast to fail-proof frittatas and all the rosé spritzers in between, we've got you covered.<p><b>Everyone knows that Mother's Day is all about brunch</b>. Oh, right, and showing your mom you really appreciate everything she's done for you. Even after that thing last Thanksgiving. Our favorite way …

9 Ways to Hack Your Morning Routine

Rise and shine!<p><b>1. Follow your biological clock.</b> No, not the one that your grandchild-hungry mother-in-law insists is ticking furiously. Get in the groove of your circadian rhythm by following this rule of thumb: Count 7-8 hours back from your ideal wake-up time, and go. To. Bed. Keep it consistent, …