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Fitness

Austrian residential building relies entirely on nature for heating, cooling, and ventilation

Good design really does make all the difference when it comes to energy conservation. This residential building in Lustenau, Austria, has no active, …

Here's How We Can Power 100% of the World With Renewable Energy

By Jeff Masters<p>Here's a 2017 New Year's resolution I'd like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort to invest in a …

The Lifehacker Money Challenge Is Back!

Welcome to the second annual Lifehacker Ultimate Money Challenge. After considering your feedback, we’ve decided to once again challenge you …

10 Bad Habits that are Costing You Money

Have you ever wondered where your money disappears to each month? You work hard; you know you make it—yet it seems as though you never have any, or …

Personal Finance

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

Elizabeth Warren blasts GOP for gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics: “Who thinks we have too many rules requiring government to act ethically?”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has gone on an epic Twitter takedown of Republican corruption<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, whom progressives hope will take the lead in opposing Donald Trump, took congressional Republicans to task using her Twitter account on Monday night for voting to undermine …

Donald Trump

Green roofs cool co-working shipping container office in Brazil

The practice of building with shipping containers has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, with today’s designs continuing to …

Design

What I Learned Tracking Every Mass Shooting in America and Europe in 2016

Now that the project has come to a close, I'm more sad than afraid. I've come to see simultaneous chaos and banality in these incidents, the result of a culture that makes it far too easy for violence-prone individuals to access firearms.<p>A year ago, I did not know much about America's mass shooting …

Guns

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Self-improvement

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Mark Twain

6 habits highly organized people have in common

People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even though they’ve been working at it diligently and have tried many strategies, nothing seems to stick. So how do organized people stay organized? Over the years, I’ve noticed they have six …

Minimalism

Coffee Ice Cubes Recipe

The secret to keeping iced coffee strong<p>With summer coming, nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious iced coffee. Here’s a simple tip to get the …

Green Roof Shows Off Sustainable Living by the Australian Coast

The clients for this sustainably constructed project in Australia worked closely with ArchiBlox to ensure that <b>Avalon House</b> had minimal impact on the …

Design

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Productivity

16 Things My Dad Taught Me About Success

No. 16: "There is always a way. No exceptions. No excuses." Here are the other fifteen. They are equally direct, blunt and just old school enough to be really cool in today's new school world.<p>Most days, I simply want to be happy and feel like I am successful at what I do. Achieving those seemingly …

Self-improvement

This Is How You Wear a Linen Suit

Let Chris Pine show you the way<p>Linen suits in earthy, pale colors are a great idea for summer weddings and other dressed-up, outdoor affairs. They’re cool, comfortable, and gentlemanly. You just need to be careful of one thing: looking like a literal sack of potatoes. Linen is a fabric that will …

Men's Fashion

The Folly of American Air Power: The U.S. Air Force produces only human suffering

America’s superior air power has delivered not victory but carnage, rubble and resistance. Where does it end?<p>In the era of the long war on terror, Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, was a tough day for the U.S. military. Two modern jet fighters, a Navy F-18 Hornet and an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, …

War

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success | Inc.com

All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a relationship. It can keep us stuck where we are.<p>If <b>fear</b> is keeping you from being who you want …

Self-improvement

Taylor Swift Vogue 73 questions video released

Taylor Swift appears on the cover of the latest issue of <i>Vogue</i>, where she spoke about her back-and-forth with Kanye West (“The world is so bored with …

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

11 Crazy Ways The Weather Influences Your Health And Behavior

If you're a human being living on this planet, chances are you've had some opinions about the weather. But the way weather affects you may go deeper than that: The temperature and conditions outside have a direct effect on how you feel physically and mentally, according to a growing body of …

Mental Health

Bill Gates: There's a simple way the next president can create jobs

But exactly how they do that is a bit of a conundrum in a capitalist society, where most of the nation's jobs are in the hands of businesses, not the control of government.<p>The federal government is, of course, itself a very large employer of over 4 million people. Still, candidates don't tend to …

Bill Gates

The alt-right is more than warmed-over white supremacy. It’s that, but way way weirder.

Later today in Nevada, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to deliver a speech on the subject of "Donald Trump and his advisors' embrace of the disturbing 'alt-right' political philosophy" that she characterizes as "embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America which should …

Political Science

Optical illusion: These hearts are all the same colour - so why do they look different to you?

When you look at the image above, what do you see? Most people see alternating purple and orange hearts - but, in fact, they're both made up of the same colours.<p>If you take away the background, here's what you're left with:<p>This optical illusion has been baffling the internet in recent days thanks …

America's 5 Wettest National Parks (and How to Stay Dry)

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing. Sure, it’s a tough-guy cliché that outdoor enthusiasts like to throw around, but …

National Parks

Gay Republican confronts Ted Cruz over same-sex marriage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz cited religious liberty and states' rights when asked by a gay Republican Monday what he would do as president to protect same-sex couples.<p>"What would you as President do to protect me and my husband from that institutionalized discrimination?" …

Republicans

5 Productive Habits to Start Your Day

Kick your day off right with these simple but effective tech-based productivity hints.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Time Management

8 Warning Signs You're Defeated Before You Start Working on Your Goals

Raise your hand if you've failed to follow through with one of your goals?<p>One day you're feeling inspired. Maybe you watched a motivational TED talk or read a blog post that set your heart on fire. You've been wanting to make a change in your life and today's the day you finally decide do it.<p>On day …

Motivation