Mark Meiklejohn

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Ask an Expert: All About Getting Better Sleep

Insomnia can be very frustrating and we've all been through it—staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night, hoping to catch a few winks before …

Daily Session: Bigger Triceps in 30 Minutes

Say you hit traffic on the way to the gym and you're left with only 30 minutes to get a full arm workout in. Instead of sitting in your car thinking …

The Extreme Fat-Loss Circuit

If your goal includes six-pack abs, then your workouts are going to have to become metabolic at some point. This means complex moves performed for …

Bodyweight Exercise

Put Some Useful Information on Your Desktop

Generally speaking, you pick an image for your desktop so that it looks good. But what if you can have a nice aesthetic <i>and</i> some helpful information? …

Stop Overtaxing Your Attention Span to Help Strengthen It

We've talked about ways to improve your attention span in the past, but before you change anything else, there's one thing you can do that will make …

Don't Learn to Code: Learn to Work With Technology

Everyone wants to learn to code these days. It seems to be a skill we're now considering indispensable. But what favors do you do yourself by …

Communicate Better with Your Significant Other with These 10 Rules

No matter how smart you think you are, communicating with your significant other is never easy. That said, it's not impossible, and according to The …

How to Feel Confident Sharing Your Creative Work In Public

Putting yourself on the line publicly with an idea you've hatched or art you've created is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here is a …

How Can I Keep My Exercise Routine In the Winter?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Throughout the year, I've been pretty good about keeping up my exercise routine of jogging, cycling, and other outdoor activities. …

Camping

Fix Bad Habit Relapses with a Postmortem

Sometimes we try a technique or two to fix a bad habit and we fail. We attempt diets and exercise routines that don't work. We move on to the next …

Sherlock Holmes

Increase Savings with a Cyclical Mindset Towards Time

Think of time as a set of cyclical experiences instead of a linear goal-oriented approach. That shift in your mindset could end up increasing your …

Reframe Your Goals by What You Want to Feel, Not Accomplish

You might know how to achieve your goals, but that doesn't mean your goals are correct for you in the first place. Take some time to rethink your …

Time Management

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams' Two Rules for Happiness

We're all just trying to lead a happy life and while the characters in cartoonist Scott Adams' comic strip, Dilbert, don't seem to have a clue on how …

"It Takes 20 Years to Build a Reputation and Five Minutes to Ruin It"

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." - Warren Buffet<p>It's a …

The Key Components of an Effective Apology

We're human, so we mess up from time to time. Apologies can set things back on the right course, but only if they're well-communicated. Psychologist …

Stop Bullying Yourself to Become a Better Parent

We tend to be our worst critics. We should be doing more, performing better, and never missing a beat. Unfortunately for parents, in pushing and …

Parenting

How Do I Deal with a Frustratingly Dumb Coworker?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have a coworker who, for lack of a better word, is really stupid. He asks me how to do the same thing several times per day, …

Self-help

The Future of Car Hacking

The future holds a lot for the motor vehicle, with the beginnings of 3D printing already taking root in households, plenty of Bluetooth gadgets allow …

The Essential Kitchen Skills No One Taught (but Everyone Should Know)

Most of us never get a crash course in how to cook or find our way around the kitchen. We learn from others: friends, parents, cooking shows, or …

Alton Brown

How to Manage Holiday and Family Stress with Mindfulness

This is the time of year when many families come together, for extended gatherings or just a get-together or three. And as wonderful as that may be, …

How to Host an Awesome Party on a Budget

You don't have to empty your wallet or set up a special savings account just to invite your friends over. Whether you're planning an informal get …

Why We're So Materialistic, Even Though It Doesn't Make Us Happy

No matter who you are, it's easy to get a little caught up in the idea of getting new <i>stuff</i>. Here's a look at <i>why</i> your brain is so materialistic and …

When You Feel the Need to Be Liked, Do Nothing

Nothing puts people off more than desperation and inauthenticity. You don't want to choose what you do in life and who you spend your time with based …

Self-improvement

How to Get Your Kids to Go the F*** to Sleep: An Age-by-Age Guide

Nothing ruins a good night's sleep like a child. Whether you're concerned about your teenager's dark under-eye circles or your toddler is the cause …

Writer Pro Is a Minimal Text Editor with a Powerful Set of Tools

Mac/iOS: ia Writer is one of the more popular minimal text editors out there, and Writer Pro for both Mac and iOS is something of a step up from …

Set Up Opening and Closing Rituals to Form Better Habits

When you are looking to form a new habit, it might be wise to set up rituals to start and stop, says Hannah Braime, author of The Ultimate Guide to …

Productivity

Use the FEAR Method to Overcome Your Own Fears

Speaking in front of a crowd, giving an important presentation, going to a job interview—they're all stressful and they can trigger anxiety and fear …

4 Unconventional Ways the Internet Can Help You Land a Job

With thousands of new people entering the job market daily, you need to tap every available resource to stand out. The internet can help you hack …

Design Your Home Bar with Ergonomics (and Guests) In Mind

If you're putting together a home bar, you're probably thinking about the essentials you'll need, but not necessarily how it's laid out and where in …