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Kahoot - 10 Free Public Games

• Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system<br>• Create and play quizzes, discussions and surveys using any device with a web browser<br>• Motivate …

Freebies

Official: NY prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.<p>The 12-member group is in addition to the …

Crime

The Cheat Sheet

Rights & Freedoms

iOS 8 How-to: Customize and disable the contacts section in the multitasking interface

Multitasking dramatically got redesigned with iOS 7. With iOS 8, Multitasking added a shortcut to the people who are most important to you. In this how to, I will discuss customizing the people that appear at the top, using multitasking to contact your important people, as well as disabling it.<p>By …

How Do I Ask Someone to Be My Mentor?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I understand how useful it is to have a mentor, or someone whose experience I can benefit from. Once I've found someone though, how …

Mentoring

19 Reasons To Start Running

You can probably come up with countless reasons for why you just can't run. You don't have enough time or enough energy or the right neighborhood or the right sports bra. You don't have the body or sturdy enough joints or the desire to compete in a race. You're just not crazy enough to be a …

So You Have a Reciprocating Saw—Here's What Else You Need

We love playing with power tools. But buying a tool isn't the end of the story—to get the most out of the tool and to keep it in working shape, you'll require a few extras.<p><b>Reciprocating saws cut through just about</b> everything short of a rock. It's the go-to tool for remodeling and demolition. With a …

EcoVent Will Give Every Room Its Own Temperature

Why should everyone in your home have to agree about where to set the thermostat?<p><b>Dipul Patel was just trying to save some</b> money for his wedding when he went around his house closing the heating vents. The problem came when he forgot to open them, accidentally leaving his poor mother to shiver …

Install an Electrical Outlet With Built-in USB Ports

Don't let those bulky USB adapters, like the big box at the end of your iPhone charger, hog your outlet space. Put in a power outlet with USB ports instead. Here's how.<p>I have a whole bunch of devices that are charged via USB, so I'm thinking about installing an electrical outlet with built-in …

The 10 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Buying your first home is an intimidating enterprise. If you're thinking about taking the plunge, then check our list of what not to do.<p>Buying your first home is an intimidating enterprise. If you're thinking about taking the plunge, then check our list of what not to do.

Real Estate

So You Have a Gas Engine String Trimmer—Here's What Else You Need

We love playing with power tools. But buying a tool isn't the end of the story. To get the most out of it, and to keep it in working shape, you'll need a few extras.<p><b>To gear up for the outdoor season, you've</b> just bought a gas-engine string trimmer, or maybe you're taking your old one out of storage. …

9 Backyard Builds to Make for Your Kids

Why buy these backyard classics when you can hand-make something they will treasure for years to come? If you've built a chessboard, birdhouse, and clock, but still want to do some DIY projects with your kids, try these.<p><b>Tree House</b><p>If you were lucky enough to have one when you were a kid, then you …

Kids

Instant Ice-Cold Beer in 3 Easy Steps

No one like waiting around for a beer to chill. So gather these simple household products and get ready for an insta-cold one.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>• Can of gas duster<p>• Can of beer<p>• Pliers<p>• Nail or screw<p>• Cigarette lighter<p>• Plastic container with lid<p>• Duct tape<p>• Kitchen gloves<p><b>Directions</b><p><b>STEP 1</b><p>Scrounge a …

25 Great Tool Gifts for DIYers and Dads

Because tools always make a great gift.<p>If you have someone in your life who loves making and fixing things, these are 25 ideas for the holidays that are sure to go over well.

Make Your Own DIY Box-Fan Beef Jerky

There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.<p>There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.

5 Storage Hacks That Will Give You Zen

How To Fix a Car Paint Scratch

Scratches, chips and other imperfections are just about unavoidable, but a careful repair job can be almost totally invisible. Here's how to fix a paint scratch on your car, step by step.<p>Options for paint repair range from simple tinted waxes and As-Seen-On-TV miracle pens to multistage treatments …

How to Thwart 5 Digital Snooping Threats

High-tech surveillance is so pervasive that you'd have to unplug everything to avoid it, but that doesn't mean you can't arm yourself with smart strategies to shut down digital snoops.<p><b>ONLINE HARASSMENT</b><p>We're human, so exchanging salty words online is bound to happen. But according to Michelle …

Privacy

100 Skills Everyone Should Know

How to Make Your Own Ringtones

Why use your phone's default ringtone options when you could create your own? Follow these steps to make your smartphone recognize your DIY files as ringtone options.<p>I want to make a friends home guitar recording my ringtone, but when I load it onto my phone, it doesnt show up as a ring option. Is …

Junkyard 101: How to Find Cheap Car Parts

Your local automotive graveyard can be an intimidating place, but it's a great source inexpensive parts and unusual finds. PM tells you what to know before you go.<p><b>The North American junkyard is a magical</b> place if you're a penny-pincher, gearhead, professional widget collector, or just bored out of …

DIY

10 Useful Tools You Can Make From Recycled Parts

Don't just toss out broken saw blades, busted mirrors, and scrap wood. The trash lying around your house and your shop has uses you may never have imagined.<p>Don't just toss out broken saw blades, busted mirrors, and scrap wood. The trash lying around your house and your shop has uses you may never …

The Joy of Soldering: How to Get Started

Becoming a master of the melting, flexing, and gluing powers of solder can help you start building your own electronics.<p>Becoming a master of the melting, flexing, and gluing powers of solder can help you start building your own electronics.

How To Extend Your HDMI Cables

HDMI cables have simplified our electronic lives, but things get tricky when those cables have to cover a long distance.<p>Let's give the HDMI cable some credit. It helped clean up the tangled mess of wires behind our TVs, gave us a way to quickly link a stunning range of devices with a new generation …

Wireless

How to Restore Your Data After a Hard Drive Crash

So you remember to back up your data before a hard drive crash. Congratulation. But now it'd time to get down to the hard work of restoring your data. Here's how.<p><b>When my computer wouldn't boot for the</b> second time in one week, I knew the end was coming for the 4-year-old PC. It was hard to diagnose …

Operating Systems

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

4-Week Chest Specialization

Here's what you need to know...<p>With a traditional bodybuilding split, you'll only train your chest once every five to seven days, meaning you're …

Subpar

10 TED Talks Every Guy Should See

Become a fan of TED Talks and you’ll quickly get sucked down a rabbit hole of videos, podcasts and mind-expanding information. They can expose you to …