Rod Kresge

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Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? – John McWhorter

English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

Taking Out Student Loans? Do It Right With These 8 Tips

Considering that the average student loan borrower graduates with more than $26,000 in debt, you need a strategy to keep your loan debt from ballooning out of control. After all, student loan debt could affect your or your child’s quality of life after graduation.<p>“Every dollar for student loans is …

10 Ways To De-Clutter, Simplify, and Streamline Your Life

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Planned Parenthood Videos Sway Cultural Tides

The “Defund Planned Parenthood” bill failed Tuesday. Senate Republicans don’t currently have the votes they need. This was expected, but it’s still …

How can I find and remove Superfish and similar malware?

Anthony has a new Lenovo laptop and wonders if he should be concerned. Jack Schofield says that’s the tip of the iceberg and everyone should be worried.<p><i>When I started working abroad about three months ago, my company provided me with a new Lenovo laptop. Should I be worried?</i> <i>Anthony</i><p>Everyone should …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Effective Fitness Programming

I remember those bygone days before I knew anything about fitness… it was called “college.”<p>Just looking back on what I did as a freshman makes me shake my head in disgust. I mean, four kinds of curls? Using machines for almost every exercise? Going to failure with <i>everything</i>?<p>Guys, please don’t make …

Notable PDF is a More Advanced PDF Viewer For Chrome

Chrome: Notable PDF is a Chrome extension lets you annotate PDF files from within the Chrome browser. This extension works offline, too, so it's a …

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

It's part of the universal human experience: an irrational and unproductive obsession with what other people think of you. But with a little thought …

The Difference Between Passion and Purpose (And Why You Need Both)

You’ve heard the saying before: “Follow your passion.”<p>Following your passion is big. Passion is what really gets you going. Passion is what fuels you.<p>…

Outsourcing

101 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

This is your chance to live the life you wish you had.<p>You could close down this article right now, pretend that you never saw it, and go on living …

A Beginner’s Guide to Opening an IRA

If you're thinking about saving for retirement, you probably know that an individual retirement account (IRA) is one of your options. But what …

What Should I Do With My Old, Orphaned 401(k)s?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've worked a few jobs, and all of them have offered 401(k) retirement plans. The trouble is, when I leave a company, that 401(k) is …

"Barriers Prove How Badly You Want Something"

In his "Last Lecture," professor Dr. Randy Pausch shares some of his most important life lessons before he died of cancer in 2008.<p>In front of a …

​Consolidate Your Credit Card Gift Cards with Google Wallet

The next time you have a few dollars left on one of those prepaid credit card-based gift cards, consolidate those odd dollars and cents into your …

Mahabis Slippers

Mahabis have reinvented the slippers for everyday adventures. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, the Mahabis Slippers are lightweight and provides …

Change Your Beliefs About Yourself to Form Better Habits

Identity-based habits can be powerful things. Essentially, the beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior. And by focusing on …

Wreck

The 66-Year Evolution of Queen Elizabeth II’s Hats in One GIF

In 1893, <i>The Strand</i> magazine published a story written and illustrated by W. Cade Gall called "The Future Dictates of Fashion," in which an older …

Money Saving Habits That Can Backfire and Wreck Your Finances

We all know living beyond your means and not having an emergency fund can wreck your finances. While most money flubs are obvious, some mistakes …

Personal Finance

A Lightweight, Waterproof Fitness Watch That's Worth the Price

At $250, TomTom's Multisport HRM GPS watch is more expensive than its competitors, but that's because it does so much more. It not only monitors your …

Three Cognitive Biases That Cost You Money, Stress, and Happiness

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky

We've written lots lately about the potentially addictive qualities of sugar and the public policy efforts to limit consumption.<p>Now comes a new study, published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine,</i> which finds that Americans who consumed the most sugar — about a quarter of their daily calories — were twice as …

Stethoscopes Could Soon Be Replaced By Hand-Held Ultrasound Devices, Doctors Say

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/24/2014 08:34 AM EST on LiveScience<p>The image of a doctor with a stethoscope hanging around the neck may seem iconic, but in fact, this image may not last much longer, as hand-held ultrasound devices are predicted to replace 200-year-old stethoscopes in …

The Difference Between Knowledge and Experience

<i>What's the difference between knowledge and experience, and how does you brain process both? Which is more important for creative thinking? Buffer's</i> …

Treat Every Dollar Like a Brick Used to Build Your Future

We all know that we need to spend our money wisely. What may be difficult to keep in mind is that every dollar spent is yet another piece of our …

Get the Keys and Tools You Need in One DIY Multi-Key

A good multitool packs a number of tools into a small device that's easy to carry with you. This DIY multi-key takes that idea and expands it to …

Ring Clock

A couple of years ago Ring Clock, a design project for a competition by Szikszai Gusztáv, became viral after it first went online. Well it seems that …