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The Best Websites to Get Your Retro Gaming Fix

Ready to relive some retro games directly in your web browser? If you’re bored at work and your mind suddenly drifts to those hours you spent …

11 IKEA Makeovers That Look Shockingly Luxe

Here's proof that you can have champagne on a beer budget.<p>Here's proof that you can have champagne on a beer budget.

What to Look for in a Polo Shirt, Based on Your Body Type

The polo shirt is a classic wardrobe piece, thanks to its combination of comfort and “smart casual” style. But no two polo shirts will fit or flatter …

Get Your Car Spotless with This DIY Upholstery Cleaner

You only need a few inexpensive ingredients to make your own DIY car upholstery cleaner and get the inside of your car looking like new again.<p>Those …

Automotive Design

How Tracking What I Do Every Day Helped Me Find Better Work-Life Balance

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who enjoy tracking what they do with their time all day, and the rest of us, who’d rather watch …

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Morning Habits

There are a million and one articles out there about the top habits and the best morning rituals to follow. And that’s awesome, because <b>habits are</b> …

Deepak Chopra

How to Set Up and Use Apple's New Photos App in OS X Yosemite

Last week, Apple released an update to Yosemite that includes a new Photos app . This app is a working replacement for iPhoto, and does much better …

Swifty Teaches You to Code in Swift on Your iPhone or iPad

iOS: If you want to create an iOS app or a Mac app, Apple would like you to use their new programming language, Swift. For those new to coding, …

CH28 vs. Lars Lounge Chair

When Room&Board released their new Lars Lounge Chair, I thought that maybe I had seen it somewhere before. Of course, it borrows heavily from a …

Make a Mini Foundry for Cheap That Can Melt Soda Cans

If you have an excess of soda cans lying around—or just looking for a cool project to work on—this mini foundry can melt metal and doesn't cost very …

Tutorials

Pick the Best Board Game to Play in Any Situation with This Flow Chart

If you've finally got a group together for a game night—or if it's family game time—and you have no idea what to play, this chart can help.<p>The flow …

Lego-Inspired Furniture And Designs With Nostalgic Flair

You don’t have to be a kid to play with Legos although it is a little strange to see an adult doing it. But if you want to rediscover your inner …

This Start-to-Finish Tutorial Helps You Build Your First iPhone App

When you're learning to code, it's best to start with small projects. This tutorial, for example, will get you started with a simple to-do list app, …

iPhone Apps

iOS App Design Bundle: Name your Own Price!

If there’s one thing the world’s most popular mobile apps have in common, it’s that they look great. Designing the perfect interface takes time and requires skill and practice – and our latest bundle includes everything you need to shape a beautiful iOS app.<p>Pay what you want for four top-notch …

I Want to Write iOS Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have a little background in coding, but I'd like to make an iOS app. I'm just not sure where to get started or what tools I need. …

Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free …

Adam Savage's 10 Commandments of DIYing

At this year's Maker Faire, DIY legend and Mythbuster Adam Savage gave a speech with his 10 commandments of making, and the advice he wished he had …

Maker Faire

Artifox's Simple, Elegant Desk 01, Designed for Modern-Day Needs

We've looked at desks designed to cut cable clutter, desks with storage and desks with gutters. But this deceptively-simple-looking desk by Artifox …

BITRI Is A Calendar That Takes You Back to the Future

You don’t need a time machine, all you need is BITRI’s Past & Future calendar to ‘travel’ through time. This is no ordinary wall calendar – the Past …

Furniture

Learn to Become a Phenomenal Storyteller with Pixar's 22 Writing Rules

Storytelling is an important skill, whether you're a professional writer or not. Who better to teach us about excellent storytelling than the …

How to Have Great Ideas More Often, According to Science

Ah, ideas. Who doesn't want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect them to just …

Creativity

The Ultimate Guide To Your Toolbox

Some assembly required? Yeah, right! Here’s the infographic to help you put together all that stuff you scored over Black Friday.<p>The carnage of Black Friday is now over, and as you try to assemble some of those purchases, your toolbox likely runneth over with tiny metal allen wrenches. But what if …

Infographics

Buying Guide: Gear For A Better Shave

Whether you think shaving is relaxing, an art form for you to master, or a miserable time sink, you probably still have to do it, and anything worth …

How to Stay Calm and Not Yell at Your Kids (Even If You're Really Mad)

Ever tried to control your reaction when you were really, <i>really</i> mad? Having good intentions is one thing—reality is quite another. You can think all …

Parenting

The 3 Things YOU Need To Escape Your Rut

Most, if not all of my coaching clients and quite frankly anyone that I speak with can testify to being in or ‘<i>near</i>’ a rut of some kind. Be it their …

10 High Performance Habits That Lead To Success

You can’t expect to <i>get the results high performers do</i>, if you don’t adopt <i>the habits high performers have</i>. When you look at the successful people of …

5 Strategies To Reach Success While Battling Depression

Depression is a challenge, it can affect everyone from your everyday person to celebrities. <i>It’s not a choice to suffer from depression, but there is</i> …

Vincent Van Gogh

The Story of How Ron Paulk Discovered He Had Inadvertently Created a Product Design Hit

As industrial designers, a lot of us dream of having product design hits, where we design something so popular that those royalty checks start piling …

Product Design

10 Easy Pieces: Modular Closet Systems, High to Low

Why does storage sometimes seem like the answer to all life’s woes? Maybe it’s the promise that if we could just get our acts together we’d have time …

Furniture

Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-ToSheryl's BlogSheryl's Blog

<i>The post after this one on “black rust” describes why you should heat the pan before applying oil for seasoning. This helps the seasoning to adhere</i> …