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How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don't Match

Why do people who consider themselves good communicators often fail to actually hear each other? Often it’s due to a mismatch of styles: To someone …

4 gluten-free products worth a try: A trio of snacks and beer

With all the new gluten-free products on store shelves, it can be hard — and expensive — to figure which ones are good. We're here to help, with an occasional group of things we've tried and liked. Here are a trio of snacks and a beer that made the cut:<p><b>Glutino Gluten Free Sesame Pretzel Rings.</b> To …

FDA Sets Rules for What Can Be Called 'Gluten-Free'

Good news for people who like grocery shopping, have celiac disease or who have issues with carbs: the FDA has decided which foods are allowed to be …

What It's Really Like To Be A Vegetarian

Are you sure you're getting enough protein?

33 Rad Supplies That Will Make You Pumped To Go Back To School

Whether you're a teacher, a student, or just someone who appreciates a truly A+ pen, this stuff will make sitting in a classroom all day so much more appealing.

How Can I Improve My Short Attention Span?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I find myself getting bored with even simple things. Sitting in a meeting or class, going to the movies and sitting in one place for …

One Year at My Standing Desk

Over the past 12 months, standing desks went from popular life hacks meme to eyeroll-inducing sign of a certain type of tightly-wound techie, similar …

The Science Behind the Perfect Workspace

Your desk shape, workspace layout, furniture, and even the color of your office all affect how you work. 99U took a look at the studies showing what …

Productivity

30 Historical Photographs That Will Shock & Amaze You

<i>Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it - Edmund Burke</i><p>In an era where every product is disposable, where the news cycle operates in 30 …

16 Reasons You Should Spend Less Time On Facebook

Because you’re procrastinating doing work that is relevant to your life.<p>Because you don’t actually care about 75% of the people on your …

21 Things Apple Employees Discover On Your Devices

Taking your computer in for repair can be so frightening. I mean first of all, all of your life and data and pictures and songs and illegally …

How To Not Be A Slave To Technology

The way we work just isn't working. Perhaps nobody knows this better than Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project and author of Be Excellent At Anything, who has built his career around transforming the way we live, work and use our energy.<p>In our "culture of distraction," many of us live and work …

Pope Francis In Brazil

Is this the pope of the poor? Can he help mend Brazil’s ragged edges?<p>Pope Francis rides in his popemobile in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. (Victor R. …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs]

IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning …

Weather

All Your Tablet Needs Now Is a No. 2 Pencil (Stylus)

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Think back to your Kindergarten and First-grade years — did you learn to write using the big, thick pencils? I did, and I …

Solar pays

Redditor Tufflaw has been running a central air-conditioning system "24/7" during the New York heatwave. But the bills were offset by 26 home solar …

Real food: Not just for fancy people

In a recent cover story in the <i>Atlantic</i>, David Freedman scolds writers Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman for their misguided, faddish, foodie ways. …

Los Angeles School District Plans to Rollout iPads to All Its 640,000 Students

Image Source: http://www.larkin.net.au/blog/2013/03/01/vic-ipad-workshops/<p>Wow. More details have come out this week on the massive iPad rollout by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The country’s 2nd largest school district will get free iPads in the hands of 31,000 of its students this …

Los Angeles

How Apple Gets At-Home Workers To Work

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ashley Verrill is a software analyst for Software Advice, as well as the Managing Editor for the Customer Service Investigator blog.</i><p>When a leaked memo broke the news earlier this year that Yahoo was ending its work-from-home program, CEO Marissa Mayer was both lauded and lambasted for …

How Can I Reduce the Risk of Data Corruption and Loss on a USB Drive?

<i>You know what sucks? Putting your resume, portfolio, essay, photos, whatever, on a USB stick, bringing the stick to the print shop, and discovering</i> …

Top 10 Office Decluttering Tricks

Clutter can really influence the way you work. If you're too disorganized, everything competes for your attention and makes it hard to work, not to …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Android: If you …

Resist the Temptation to Deflect Compliments

Many of us, myself included, brush aside compliments in a subconscious effort to be self-deprecating, but this behavior actually does more harm than …

Self-help

How to Go Gluten Free - Part 1: In the Head

Part 1: How to go gluten free? It all starts upstairs!<p>So you just got the word you have to go gluten free for life. I assume you’ve been diagnosed …

Why Most Introverts Are Successful Entrepreneurs

<i>Editor’s Note: One only need to look to famous introverts like Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steven Spielberg, J.K. Rowling, Eleanour Roosevelt, Rosa</i> …

Did a Slave Process the Shrimp in Your Scampi?