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10 Cool & Unique Songs To Wake Up To

Need some motivation and/or energy when you wake up in the morning? What better way than via some <b>cool wake up songs</b>! Music can definitely help you …

Top 10 Ways to Hack Your Car

You spend an awful lot of time in your car every day, especially if you have a long commute—so why settle for what you're given when you can make it …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

9 sexy storage solutions for small spaces

Some may not think of smart storage as sexy, but it's positively titillating for those of us living in tiny apartments! Whether you're looking for a …

Five Truths That Make Saving for Retirement Less Scary

Let’s get the <i>really</i> scary truth out there: CNN estimates that half of Americans are saving nothing for retirement. Half of Americans aren’t saving a …

DIY Rolling Pegboard Tool Storage

As we've mentioned in some of our earlier posts on tool storage, when designing your own system there are two opposite poles you can lean towards: …

How to Improve Your Home Cooking with the Power of Science

Cooking is chemistry, and every time you set foot in your kitchen, you walk into a laboratory, packed with high-tech gear and stocked with supplies, …

Food Preservation

How Logs Are Turned Into Boards, Part 1: Plainsawn

<i>This is the first post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers</i> …

Need a Factory? Here's How to Find One

An online directory may be your new best friend.<p>Finding a factory to make products in the U.S. often involves attending trade shows, combing through print brochures, or relying on word of mouth. Enter Maker's Row, an online directory of some 1,500 domestic factories.<p>On the site, which was launched …

Manufacturing

Infographic: Over 300 Fruits On One Mouthwatering Map

You know your plums and pears, sure. But what about pomelos, pawpaws, and gacs?<p>I’ve never met a fruit I didn’t like. Seriously. Grapes, bananas, apples–all friends of mine. Even you, honeydew. But what about the fruits that exist beyond the orderly, hand-piled troughs of the supermarket? What are</i> …

Food

How Can I Get Started with Home Automation?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I want to set up some basic home automation tasks but I've never done anything like this before. How do I get started? For that …

Raspberry Pi

Bootstrapping a Services Business: 3 Simple Steps

My self-funded company was named one of the fastest-growing in the San Francisco Bay Area. And bootstrapping is even easier now.<p>Sixteen years ago, I bootstrapped a services company with a partner who lived 3,000 miles away. We both worked from home. We had pre-owned Macs and fax machines, existing …

Small Business

Designers: Learn To Code! Here’s How To Start

When you start experimenting with code, you find that the new tool helps you do your job better. Just think of it like getting punched in the face for the first time–once it happens, you realize it’s not that bad.<p>A friend, formerly a competitive fighter, once asked me: “Have you ever been punched …

Photoshop Tutorials

4 Short Stories that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>“There’s always room for a story that can<br>transport people to another place.”<br>―J.K. Rowling</i><p>Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short …

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

Native Americans

How Exercise Affects Your Body (and How to Pick the Right Workout)

We all know that exercise is good for you, but when you understand <i>why</i>, it makes getting off the couch and into the gym a lot easier. Here’s an …

A guide to buying bulk foods for your family, to save resources & money

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Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2013

Your education doesn't have to stop once you leave school—freedom from the classroom just means you have more control over what you learn and when …

Study: Extreme Mothering May Harm Moms and Kids

Mothers who look at parenting as if it’s an extreme sport may be doing more harm than good; both to their kids and themselves. At least that’s the …

9 Sustainable Fashion Brands That Produce Ethically in Bangladesh

With the death toll from the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh topping 800, calls to boycott the Western brands and retailers linked to the …

Fair Trade

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out …

Project Management

Green Building for Beginners

Green building websites can be confusing. One site might tell you that a green home should include spray foam insulation, a tankless water heater, …