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How to turn a router into a range extender

We've previously spoken about using DD-WRT on a router in order to take advantage of its in-built VPN capabilities. DD-WRT, in case you missed it, is …

Is Coconut Water the Best Drink for Weight Loss

For sure—coconut water is far better than synthetic sports drinks and sodas—it’s free of health-harming additives and corn syrup, and is a natural …

Nutrition

Social Security Spousal Benefits: 5 Shocking Facts You Should Know

Image: SSA.<p>Millions of workers expect to enjoy Social Security benefits after they retire. Yet Social Security also provides benefits to the spouses of many of those workers, and for millions of families, Social Security spousal benefits make a substantial impact to their overall income in …

Retirement

How To: How & Why to Use Avocados in Desserts Instead of Dairy

Here's a fact that everyone knows: avocados are delicious in guacamole, salads, and sandwiches. Here's a fact that's less commonly known: avocados …

You Can Cut The Bottom Off A Hanger, Then Easily Transform It To An Incredible Storage Solution

by Tahlea Jankoski 6/23/2015<p>Over the years of living in a home, it can be difficult to stay organized around the house. All of the "stuff" you own …

10 Unique Ways to Use Pegboards In Your Home

Organizing, decorating, and so much more: Here are 10 ways to renovate your home with pegboards.<p>Organizing, decorating, and so much more: Here are 10 ways to renovate your home with pegboards.

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire In Four Easy Steps

If it weren’t for the tripwires of human behavior, becoming a millionaire would be a pretty easy path to follow.<p>It’s mostly math and good habits.<p>So when I came across this piece on nowitcounts.com, a Web site for investors over 50, I saw a clear message: If you save consistently, the miracle of …

Retirement

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

Apps

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

Personal Finance

Remodeling 101: 6 Considerations For Lava Stone Countertops

Drawn to natural stone but also a fan of color? Until recently, the options in the countertop world were limited, but of late, lava stone countertops …

Kitchens

10 Foods You Should Resolve To Eat More Of In 2015

Each year, millions of people make New Year's resolutions that revolve around food. The only problem is that most of those resolutions are focused on keeping foods <i>out</i> of their lives, when really they should be focused on getting more foods <i>into</i> their diets.<p>Resolving to exclude great foods from your …

The Coffee Contessa

Making soap from soap scraps is an easy way to recycle your soap remnants. We are going to talk about three ways to go about making soap from soap …

Chocolate-Covered Grapes: Why Haven't You Been Eating These?

She's done it again. Molly Yeh of the food blog My Name is Yeh has shared yet another recipe that's made our jaws drop and our stomachs grumble. Lucky for our waistlines, this particular recipe also happens to be healthy because it's basically just grapes. Well, there's the chocolate that's …

Ultimate Desserts: The Best Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Mmm, dark chocolate mouse. It is definitely delicious and most definitely gourmet. But, did you know that you can enjoy a fancy, rich and luscious …

The Bizarre World of Cruise Ship Kitchens

<i>Photo © Carey Jones</i><p><i>By Carey Jones for FWx</i><p>Throughout its history, cruise ship fare hasn't exactly had the best reputation. (You can thank budget cruise lines with their endlessly dull buffets for that.) But in today's world of restaurant geeks and <i>Food Network</i> obsessives, cruises have to cater to …

25 Ways to DIY a Dreamy Baby Room

When you saw the first sonogram, your heart melted. Everything changed when you became a parent, including a newfound love for everything baby and a to-do list that would realistically take longer than nine months to complete. Now that you’ve shared the big news, nailed <i>the</i> perfect name and filled …

Crafting

5 Things You're Doing Wrong With Food

These quick and easy fixes can make a big difference in your health.<p><b>1) You're peeling kiwis.</b> Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and DNA-repairing antioxidants, but if you're still peeling the skin off, you're missing out on a lot of the nutrition value. Recent studies …

Whither the Breadfruit?

By James McWilliams August 1, 2014<p><i>Whither the breadfruit?</i><p>Marguerite Girvin Gillin, <i>Breadfruit</i>, ca. 1884<p>There’s such a thing as the Breadfruit Institute, and there should be. Researchers consider the species a “NUS”—“neglected and underutilized species.” But Ian Cole, the Breadfruit Institute’s …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team

56 million credit cards were compromised in a recent hack on The Home Depot. Now, <i>The New York Times</i> is reporting that the company dismissed and largely ignored concerns put forth by security researchers as far back as 2008.<p>Former members of the company's cybersecurity teams spoke to the <i>Times</i>, and …

The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

We’ve walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we’ll update periodically as prices and components change—we’ll walk …

What Hardware Upgrade Will Best Speed Up My PC (If I Can Only Afford One)?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I only have $X to spend, so I can only make one upgrade to my PC. Should I upgrade my RAM/hard drive/processor/video card or my …

The End of Food

Has a tech entrepreneur come up with a product to replace our meals?<p>In December of 2012, three young men were living in a claustrophobic apartment in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, working on a technology startup. They had received a hundred and seventy thousand dollars from the incubator Y …

Superfoods

Never Fail Tuna Patties Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Combine 1st 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl.<p>Add corn flakes til you no longer see any liquid in the mixture, but more is usually better.<p>Divide into 4 …

Recipes

Hallelujah, there’s a $30 bluetooth module for wearables on Kickstarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: MetaWear<p>Do you own a smart watch yet? What about some smart jewelry? LED-embedded clothing that communicates with your …

Wearable Tech

Instead Of Giving Google Your Data For Free, Now You Can Donate It For Good

The GoodData is a co-op that aims to allow people to take control of their data and harness what it’s worth–for a good cause.<p>The Internet knows everything about you: where you shop, what you like, your age, race, the sex stuff. The Internet also knows how to make money from what it knows. Every …

Nonprofits