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Required Reading: 10 Books We Read For Class That Will Change Your Life

No summer, no matter how sunny and fun-filled, can last forever, as kids must painfully remember every year with the return of back-to-school shopping and early-morning alarms. Now that back-to-school season has rolled around once again, kids everywhere are engaging in a time-honored ritual: …

Eight Small Financial Changes That Yield Huge Results

Saving a lot of money is like trying to run a marathon. If you dwell on how long the race is, you might not even get off the couch. But if, instead, …

Use Your Hand as a Guide to Portion Control

If portion control is part of your diet struggle, the best tool you have to judge whether there's too much food on your plate is one you already have …

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What Should I Look for on a Nutrition Label?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've always been told to look at nutrition labels, but I totally don't understand what I'm looking at. Is there something in …

This Infographic Shows You What Documents to Shred, Scan, or Store

It's tempting to just save all your documents, or at least scan them before you get rid of them. Unfortunately, the choice isn't quite that easy. …

Infographics

How Can I Fall Asleep Faster?

<i>The latest sleep research has revealed a good night's rest is more important than we ever thought. Sleep doesn't just reinforce memories and make you</i> …

Top 10 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Doing What You Want

Ever feel like your brain is out to get you? Like it's convincing you to do things that aren't actually in your best interest? Our brain is a funny …

Tie Your Shoes in Two Moves For the Fastest Knot

If you need to tie your shoes and haven't a second to spare, YouTube user Hank shows how to tie a workable knot so quickly it seems like …

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56 Life Hacks to Help You Win at Winter

Do you ever feel like cold weather gets the best of you? Here are some ideas for facing Old Man Winter and winning, even when it's cold and miserable …

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Dan Tappo's seven-year-old son has a "mini-museum" of curios he's collected ("rocks, fossils, marbles, old film canisters"). For Christmas, Dan's …

Seven Retailers That Let You Stack Coupons

Even though I run a coupon website that I started 12+ years ago, I've never stacked coupons before. This is mainly because I had no idea which …

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Khaki Lackin'!

Khaki Lackin’!<p>Oh I didn’t think it could get better than flesh colored yoga pants, but apparently flesh colored tiny-ass khaki shorts seemed to have …

Video: Fire-ant colony + molten aluminum = incredible art | NOLA.com

Fire ants are pretty cool creatures -- I mean, aside from the fact they crawl all up your leg and give no warning of their presence until the team …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

iGrow: a helmet that cures baldness (and plays music) Sometimes a gadget comes along that leaves you baffled at how such a thing can actually exist. They are either incredibly good, or shockingly bad. It’s hard to know which category iGrow fits into, since it looks like something that would be laughed out of the Dragon’s Den studio, yet promises boldly to solve a problem that blights the lives of millions of men. Paul Davies takes a look... http://fw.to/EIrP2NL

24 Ways to Add One Year (or More) to Your Life

<b>1. Stand up while reading articles like this one ...and (especially) while watching TV.</b><p>Australian researchers determined that every hour of …

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now

Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you</i> …

Self-improvement

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

Too<p>lazybusy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a …

Fitbit Force fitness and sleep tracking watch officially announced, launching soon for $130

Well, Fitbit had a little trouble keeping the wraps on its Force activity tracking watch. But the company is ready to officially unveil its latest wearable and plans to launch it in the coming weeks for $129.95. The Force borrows heavily from the aesthetic successes of the Flex, with its clean …

SeaOrbiter: Help Build This Space Station of the Sea

Changing Planet<p>SeaOrbiter, the first space station of the sea, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to finance the construction of the ‘Eye’ of the vessel, to start in spring 2014. Each person’s chance to own a small part of SeaOrbiter.<p>Often compared to <b>Star Trek’s Starship USS Enterprise</b>, …

Why the Rent Feels Too Damn High—in 1 Graph

The young and poor who rent their homes have been crunched both by rising housing costs and falling incomes.<p>During the tech boom, rents and incomes rose together. After the tech bust, they came apart, with the median cost of rent (in orange) continuing its upward trajectory, even as the incomes of …

America’s Economy Is Officially Inside-Out

This is the first generation of Americans in modern history expected to enjoy lower living standards than their forebears. It is the first generation in modern history whose life expectancy is dwindling. It is the first generation of modern Americans whose educational attainment is declining. It is …

Fix Your Computer Hunch and Other Posture Problems in 30 Seconds

This one exercise can greatly improve your mobility and flexibility—and cure the many ills that come from sitting hunched in front of a screen all …

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36 Vintage Images That Are The Very Definition Of WTF?

Many of you love our story featuring 38 Of The Most Unexplainable Images On The Internet, so today we thought we'd take you back before the advent of …

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

5 Easy Tips for Being a Successful Landlord

This may come off sounding a little harsh, but I believe the vast majority of landlords out there are absolutely terrible.<p>I'm not just referring to the way they treat their tenants, though that is a problem as well. I'm talking about the way they run their business. I believe being a landlord gets …

Horizon: Where 4X strategy meets Babylon 5

L30 Interactive's turn-based 4X (explore, expand, exploit and exterminate) strategy game, <i>Horizon</i>, will have two playable modes: Classic mode, which plays like a traditional 4X strategy game, and Scenario mode, which the developer says is inspired by the story-driven moments from science fiction …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …