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Breathtaking Illustrations Show The Splendor Of Ringed Planets

Is there any more beautiful than a ringed planet? It's like an instant signifier of an exotic, non-Earth world. And the sight of a ring floating …

A Twirling Timeline of Fictional Time Travel

If all time travelers existed in the same timeline, it might look something like this infographic, which outlines which time traveler arrived in …

Better Naps, Short Links, and Speed Reading

Readers offer their best tips for getting your full nap time, sharing selected content on web pages, and speed reading web pages.<p>Every day we receive …

Beyond the Basics: Six Tips for Better Formatting in Microsoft Word

If you've worked with Word much at all, you know how frustrating it can be getting formatting just the way you want it. While you can't remove all of …

Personal Zen Scientifically Reduces Anxiety in 25 Minutes

iOS: Psychology professors have made a new game, Personal Zen, can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals. All it takes is playing the free game for …

Top 10 Ways to Beat a Bad Mood

Feeling grumpy? It happens to the best of us. Stress is one thing, but some days, your brain just decides it's in a bad mood and it feels impossible …

Self-help

Can I Learn How to Play an Instrument Online?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but I can't afford private lessons. Plenty of people have told me I can learn on …

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Peel Ginger with a Spoon

Ginger is already pretty difficult to peel with its irregular shape. Trying to remove the skin without taking any excess ginger with it is even …

How to Manage Finances When You’re Shacking Up

So you and your partner have decided to move in together. Fun times, but be prepared for inevitable money issues. Cohabiting can be complicated, …

How to Use Pushbullet to Bridge the Gap Between All Your Devices

Pushbullet, the service that acts as a bridge between your mobile and desktop OSes, sets the gold standard for developer updates. If you haven't used …

The Untold Legal Drama Of Coyote v. Acme

Back in 1990, in an awesome piece for <i>The New Yorker</i>, author Ian Frazier told the—shall we say—little-known story of Wile E. Coyote's endless legal …

Awesome recording of space sounds exactly like a tropical rainforest

Birds singing, frogs croaking, animals walking, the sound of rain hitting trees, ponds, and the wet soil—if you listen to this video with your …

The Wristworn Underwater Jetpack: Okay, Aquaman, Now We Get It

For all we know, the personal jetpack that will let you fly through the air like an eagle may never become a reality. So this X2 Underwater Jet Pack, …

How to Brine Your Turkey

Bone up on your brining skills before Thanksgiving with our easy-to-follow video<p>With Thanksgiving mere days away, we’re starting to have stress dreams—you know, like the one when you’re in the final exam for a course you don’t remember taking. Or when you’re about to brine your bird and you have no …

How to Carve a Turkey for Thanksgiving

Watch this video and you'll be a turkey-carving master in less than five minutes.<p>After you've mastered the classic roast turkey recipe and made all of your favorite side dishes, it's time for the moment of truth: Do you know how to carve a turkey for Thanksgiving?<p>If you can carve a chicken, you can …

11 'Hunger Games' Power Breakfasts for the Girl on Fire

Surviving the Hunger Games is no easy feat—especially if you haven't eaten a good breakfast. Here's 11 recipes to keep the odds ever in your favor<p><b>Katniss Everdeen</b> is back, and in <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,</i> premiering today, she is offered the worst kind of do-over: a second chance in the …

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Finnish science fiction anthology

Desirina Boskovich writes, "It Came From the North, my brand new e-anthology of Finnish speculative fiction, is now available from Cheeky Frawg …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Lemons, in Season in December

Tips for buying, storing, and cooking with lemons, in season in December.<p>Thankfully, lemons are readily available throughout the year—it would be hard to imagine grilled fish without a spritz of lemon or a citrus-less drink in the summertime. But, like almost all produce, lemons <i>do</i> have an actual …

Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie: Every Holiday Ingredient in One Pie

This pie has every holiday ingredient imaginable: spices, maple syrup, pumpkin, chocolate, and (of course) booze<p><i>It’s hump day. Why not celebrate with something sweet? Welcome to Baking Wednesday.</i><p>Our test kitchen has done it again. They've put every ingredient you've ever wanted and made it into one …

A Nuclear Whiskey Sour for Happy Hour

This extra-sour whiskey sour, infused with tangy tamarind, is sure to become your new go-to cocktail.<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, “The Happy Hour.” It’s Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Remember <i>that kid</i> in elementary school who used to eat only sour candies like Warheads or Sour Patch …

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen<p>If the thought of going to a crowded mall and picking out the perfect present for everyone on your list is stressing you out, just don't do it. Make your friends and family thoughtful gifts …

D20 ice-molds

Thinkgeek sells a set of silicone D20 ice-molds for $12. I've never had good luck with two-part molds, but that product-shot is pretty spectacular, …

Sassafrass: choral folks songs about space and Icelandic mythos

Sassafrass is a choral folk group who perform heartstoppingly beautiful songs. The songs are composed by Ada Palmer, who also happens to be a …

Rare Manhattan Project Photos Show The Birth Of The Atomic Age

The Department Of Energy posted 21 photos onto its Flickr page a few weeks ago about Chicago Pile-1, the site of the first human-made, …

5 shows to binge-watch this holiday weekend

<b>"Reign," "The Blacklist," "American Horror Story: Coven," Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."</b><p>These shows will help you have fun with — or avoid — your family<p>Neil Drumming<p>November 28, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. For many, that implies a long weekend spent among friends and family. Regardless of …

Blade Runner animated as 12,000 hand-painted watercolor paintings

The <i>absolutely stunning</i> work of Swedish artist Anders Ramsell, who painted each frame as a 1.5 x 3cm work of art. It's taken him a while to complete …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Phonar: a massive, free photography class

Jonathan Worth sez, "Four years ago when I first opened my photography classes online the big issue was 'free' - if you 'give your classes away for …

A Rechargeable Sous Chef Whose Only Job Is To Stir

When you're racing to get dinner on the table, the last thing you need is to get stuck at the stove stirring the gravy. And while few of us can …

What Your Email Signature Says About You

What you type in your email says a lot about the kind of person you are—but what you add at the bottom of every message can be just as revealing. …