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Aeronautics

What Am I Entitled To When My Flight Goes Wrong?

<i>A:</i><p>As airlines pack more passengers than ever onto each plane, a single storm can reverberate through the system—leaving flyers stranded as agents scramble to find ever-rarer empty seats on later flights. But you aren't entirely at the mercy of the airlines. Should your itinerary be delayed, …

Flying

The Break-Off Effect

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.<p>At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

Space Travel

Wood Or Plastic Cutting Boards: Which Is Better?

Ask any chef or home cook what the single most important tool in the kitchen is and he or she will almost certainly give you the same answer: a chef's knife. One, dependable all-purpose chef's knife -- and knowing how to use it -- is going to make the biggest impact on your cooking, whether you're …

10 Books to Read Before You Go to New York City

People say New Yorkers are rude or always in a rush, but the truth is that New York is a city of dreamers. Residents come from near and far, drawn by …

Books

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 …

Vibrating Watches, Tiny Chargers, Inverted Umbrellas: The Best Personal Accessories Of 2014

Your holiday gift guide starts here with goodies ranging from tiny laptop chargers to cozy blankets by a former Apple designer.<p>Personal accessories like watches, cameras, and jewelry can seem like unoriginal gifts to give over the holidays. But not if they come with a twist. Here are 15 products we …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

This Is the First Espresso Machine In Space

Finally, a fresh brew in orbit.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Argotec/Lavazza)</i><p>The International Space Station is getting a fresh jolt with the first coffee machine aboard the station. The world of instant powdered coffee is giving way in low earth orbit to freshly brewed Italian espresso.<p>Argotec, makers of many a …

The strange world of computer-generated novels

Welcome to National Novel Generation Month, where the algorithm is the author<p>It’s November and aspiring writers are plugging away at their novels for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual event that encourages people to churn out a 50,000-word book on deadline. But a hundred or so …

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 …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

Longreads Best of 2014: Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Let's make a deal: Amazon introduces haggling for 150,000 items

Would you read 300 words on Amazon? No? How about 250? OK, deal.<p>Amazon has introduced a new system that lets customers offer lower prices on certain …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

Homeland The TV drama accurately presents the mission, intensity, pace, contradictions and complexity of a CIA station engaged in deadly battle, say …

American Apparel Executives Fight For Ousted CEO Dov Charney

More than 30 employees signed a letter to American Apparel's board in support of Dov Charney, who was officially fired Dec. 16. The letter, in full, is below.<p>American Apparel officially fired founder and former CEO Dov Charney Tuesday and named his successor, Paula Schneider, in what seemed like an …

Clothing

Winter solstice 2014: celebrations at Stonehenge – in pictures

Modern-day Druids, pagans and other revellers gather at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain to celebrate the first day of winter – otherwise known as the winter solstice, which is the shortest day and the longest night of the year

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Longreads Best of 2014: Business Writing

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in business …

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

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