Dave Ozment

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Make a "Procrastination" To-Do List with Nice Things for Off Days

The to-do list is something we come back to time and again here at Lifehacker. We have shown you how get back to basics to make your to-do list …

Set Yourself Small Challenges To Overcome Shyness

There's nothing wrong with being shy, but sometimes you can benefit from putting yourself out there—like at a professional function that can further …

Make Yourself "Interruptible" for Better Meetings

Email clutter can mount up at work, so Behance’s William Allen recommends having a face-to-face talk. And no matter how tricky the conversation is, …

The Essential Life Hacking Supplies You Can Get for $1

A life hacker without the proper tools is a bit like Michelangelo with a box of crayons: you can probably make something good, but you're not going …

How to Deal with Judgment and Criticism in a Healthy Way

It doesn’t matter how you choose to live your life—whether you build a business or work a corporate job; have children or choose not to have …

Self-help

Show Us Your Favorite Bathroom Hack

Getting ready for bed. Getting ready for work. Answering nature's call. Caring for your teeth, your skin, your kids, your pets. We spend a lot of our …

Hacking

Five Financial Beliefs I Was Wrong About

Last week my wife was surfing the internet to find out the ideal temperature and cooking time to bake a potato. As she was digging for the …

Choose the Airport Security Line Based on the Number of TSA Agents

Pop quiz, hotshot: You just want to get through security so you can relax at the gate or airport lounge. Which security line do you choose? "Travel …

Flying

"There's Never Enough Time to Do All the Nothing You Want"

We're all busy, and when we're not busy, we're filling our time with other things to do. The above quote from Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill …

How Do You Take Notes at Meetings?

Meetings can range anywhere from useful to awful, but even a useful meeting isn't of much value if you don't have a good way to keep track of what's …

Three Mental Tricks to Deal with People Who Annoy You

Something that we struggle with daily, that eats us up and causes stress and anger: annoying people. You know those people. They cut in line, are …

Self-help

How I Saved $60K for Retirement on a $40K Salary

Want to know my money secret? It’s simple: Trick yourself. Put money aside by pretending that you don’t have it in the first place. That’s what my …

Simplify Haggling by Asking "Is That the Best You Can Do?"

Negotiating is a skill that comes naturally to some and is incredibly uncomfortable to others. Regardless of where you land on the spectrum, though, …

Personal Finance

Reduce Strain on Stripped Screws to Loosen Them Easier

There are no shortage of clever methods for getting a stripped screw out of wood. However, as Lifehacker Australia points out, you can also make it …

Woodworking

Before Buying A Car, Accept That All You Think You Know Is Wrong

<i>Diesels are bad for the environment. The Prius is good for the environment. Bigger is safer. American cars are junk.</i> As someone who constantly gives …

Northern California

Make Better Conversations by Repeating the Other Person's Words

If you want to be great at making and continuing conversations, you have to be a good listener. Barking Up the Wrong Tree's Eric Barker points out …

This Video Shows 11 Travel Hacks for Packing More Efficiently

Dave Hax, "Efficiency Engineer" for Holiday Inn, showcases quite a few tips for smart and efficient packing, including how to fold a suit jacket and …

Hacking

The "Personal Brand" Myth

I was asked recently to do a workshop at a local college on branding. I agreed with the intention of talking about branding as a meta-concept. Little …

Speed Up Google Now with This Simple Tweak

If tapping the search bar and typing a search term inside the Google Search app seems painfully slow on your Android device, you're not alone. …

Get Free Stuff All Year Long with This Master List of Freebie Holidays

Practically every day of the calendar has a "holiday" you can celebrate, from the "Polar Bear Plunge Day" on New Year's Day to "Make Up Your Mind …

"If You Want People to Think, Give Them Intent—Not Instruction"

This quote comes from author David Marquet and focuses on leadership in business, but we can all take his advice when we need help from anyone …

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

Seven Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Married

This month, my husband and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. A dozen years is both a long and a short time to be married, depending on …

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 18th to 25th

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Now that Apple has finished OS X Mavericks, I've looked over the features and I'm not sure if I should upgrade. I don't know if any …

Wash Your Face Once a Day at Night for Better Skin

You wouldn't think face washing would be an exact science, but over at The Wall Street Journal dermatologists suggest that for the best skin, you …

Get a Handle on Your Finances This Weekend

Managing money can get awfully complicated when you have lots of bills to pay and mouths to feed, but you don't have to struggle. A few tips and …

Apologize for Anything Before Asking for a Favor

The next time you want to ask someone for a favor, try apologizing first. Apologizing for what? Anything at all, even the rain!<p>A new study by …

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks

Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more refined searches with Google’s built-in tools, advanced operators, and …

How Office Control Freaks Can Learn to Let Go

An internal battle rages inside many high performers who advance from positions where they thrived as individual contributors to positions that …

Google Drive

Keep Negative Feedback Short to Make it More Effective

We're all going to have to criticize someone at some point or another. While there are a lot of ways to avoid being a jerk, business blog Fast …

Self-help