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Boost Your Credit Card Rewards by Learning Merchant Category Codes

One perk of using credit is that you can accumulate rewards like airline miles and cash back. However, those points vary by where you go, and the …

FitStar launches first app with NFL star Tony Gonzalez, creates customized exercise videos on the fly

Exercise apps are a dime a dozen and the fitness training video market is even more saturated. New comer FitStar sees an opportunity to blend the two forms with an application platform that's part video CMS, with a special twist. The first app being offered, FitStar: Tony Gonzalez, creates a …

Create Multiple "Tablet Stations" with Command Hooks

Pick up a few inexpensive command hooks and you've got an instant holder for your tablet in any (or every) room of your house.<p>This comes in very …

Maintain Three Credit Cards to Boost Your Credit Score

Common logic suggests that keeping multiple open lines of credit can hurt your credit score, but under the right circumstances you can benefit. …

Add New Experience to Your Resume (Without Adding an Extra Page)

So, you’ve spent the last couple of years at your gig honing your skills and getting great experience, and you’ve decided it’s time to move on and …

Should I Use a Paper Resume or an Online One?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've heard the paper resume is becoming obsolete and professional landing pages are the way of the future. Does this mean I should …

Turn an IKEA Lamp into a Multi-Positional iPad Holder

Pair a $9 desk lamp with an iPad bracket and you've got a convenient way to read or watch on the iPad handsfree.<p>You might use this simple hack to …

Paint Window or Sliding Door Locks to See If They're Locked from Afar

If your windows or sliding doors have locks that slide vertically or horizontally, a simple paint trick will help you tell at a glance and from a …

The Best Things to Buy in May

Spring is a great time to stock up on some new furnishings and other household items, especially in May. Here are the best things to buy this …

Get Rid of All Kinds of Hard Water Stains with Vinegar

Got hard water crust all over your home? Use that miracle cleaning (and cooking) fluid, vinegar to get rid of it pronto.<p>Alice on the Thrifty and Chic …

Pre-Moisten Soil Before You Dig or Weed to Avoid an Aching Back

Now's the time everyone's thinking about working in their gardens, but few of us look forward to the hard work of digging and weeding. Make it easier …

How To Properly Fold a Burrito So it Doesn't Lose its Filling

Cinco de Mayo is almost here, which means it's time to knock piñatas, drink margaritas, and wrap burritos. But don't just dump yummy stuff in a …

Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Tech

We technophiles picked an expensive hobby to pursue, but that doesn't mean you can't cut a few corners. Here are the best ways to save money on tech …

Identify Your Financial "Microdecisions" to Save Money

On any given day, we might face hundreds of tiny financial decisions that aren't very meaningful on their own, but can add up over time. As much as …

Organize Small Cords with Springs and Magnets

We've shared countless methods for managing your cables, but if you have one that you need to unplug or move around frequently, your best bet might …

Learn to Use a Safety Razor and Never Buy Overpriced Blades Again

If you're still using expensive cartridge razors and getting ripped off with each purchase, or worse you're still using disposables, it's time to …

Five Tips to Negotiate Better with Just About Anyone

If you think about it, we use negotiation in various ways almost every day. From conflict resolution and dealing with customers or vendors, to …

You've Started Self-Tracking. Now What?

According to figures published recently by Pew Internet Research, only 46% of people who track some aspect of their health say that it has changed …

How Bad Posture Can Affect Your Attitude

We've heard countless times that good posture and ergonomics are necessary when you're working at a computer, but what exactly happens when you don't …

What Should I Do If I Injure Myself Exercising?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I think I pulled a muscle in my leg while running the other day. I can still walk, but sometimes it hurts and my leg feels weak. I …

Turn Your Someday List into Research Tasks to Avoid Clutter and Guilt

A "Someday" or "Someday/Maybe" list is a great place to keep all those tasks you want to consider for later. Unfortunately, this list can quickly …

The Financial Moves You Should Make in May

With the winter chill in the rearview mirror, we're psyched to finally head outdoors and take advantage of sunnier skies and brand-new blossoms. But …

Tap Into Your Phone Line for Emergency Power During Blackouts

When the power gets knocked out, you might think you're out of luck if you need to make a call on your cell phone. However, Make shows off how to …

26% of People Have Errors on Their Credit Reports, So Check Yours Now

A recent FTC study of nearly 3,000 credit reports uncovered some alarming news that could be costing many of us a lot of money. More than a quarter …

Before You Ask for a Raise, Answer the Questions on Your Boss' Mind

When you want a raise, you do yourself a disservice if you don't step into the shoes of your boss. While you may feel you deserve the money, or …

How To Accept and Decline Job Offers

You’ve made it to the end of your job search and you’ve managed to receive at least one offer. Perhaps you’ve even received two or more offers, …

This 7-Minute, Research-Based Workout Exercises Your Whole Body

Don't have an hour or even twenty minutes to exercise each day? You might not need it. This routine of 12 exercises is a complete workout based on …

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