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Once the next big thing in tennis himself, Mike Belkin knows what lies ahead for Denis Shapovalov

Mike Belkin has been the next great tennis player.<p>He has also seen the next, and the next great tennis player. And he has advice for the current, …

The Seven-Second Rule: How to Avoid Being an Easy Target

<i>It takes a criminal just seven seconds to select their next victim.</i><p><i>So how do you avoid being a target? Enter: Steve Kardian, a self-defense expert with 30 years experience in law enforcement as a police officer, detective, chief investigator and FBI defensive tactics instructor. Through his</i> …

Self Defense

Kim Hughes: 10 dark truths about the life of a bomb disposal expert

British Warrant Officer Kim Hughes received the George Cross in 2010 for heroically defusing seven Taliban bombs with his bare hands in a single day. He talks to Telegraph Men about defusing primal fear, dealing with painful memories, and the danger of developing a god complex<p>1. A black sense of …

Improvised Explosive Devices

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love

In celebration of the architect's 100th birthday, we're taking look at 10 I.M. Pei buildings that we admire.<p>Born in Suzhou, China, on April 26, 1917, Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei grew up in Hong Kong and Shanghai before moving to the United States to study architecture at the University …

An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them

For over seven years, I’ve used keyword research to consistently bring myself and clients valuable, targeted long lasting traffic. It can be one of the biggest land grab opportunities in SEO – if you know the <i>tools to use</i> and <i>how to use the tools</i>.<p>For this piece I’m going to not only share 12 of the …

SEO

The story of how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and led it to rule the world, in 39 photos

Nowadays, Apple is the most valuable company in the world, thanks in huge part to the Jobs' vision.<p>But if you only saw the movie, you got less than half of the story.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was a disaster, chewing through CEOs and delivering one bad quarter of financial results after another.<p>In …

The Average Credit Card Limit in America, by Credit Score

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's probably an out of sight, out of mind thought for most Americans, but credit scores can play an important role in numerous aspects of day-to-day life.<p>Your credit score, sometimes referred to as your FICO score, is normally associated with your ability to get a …

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of business

With the adoption of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our home lives.<p>Many of us also use a smart thermostat to monitor the temperature of our living rooms, and maybe even a smart doorbell to keep an eye on the front porch.

6 Science-Backed Tips to Impress Everyone You Meet

We've all been there. Sitting across from someone we admire, crippled with anxiety because we don't want to do or say the wrong thing, and knowing …

Body Language

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2016

Step-by-step guides are our bread and butter here at Lifehacker, and you seem to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. From start to …

The 25 Best Books of 2016

A collection of the best novels, non-fiction, and memoirs from the past year.<p>At a time when politics have dominated the national conversation in a way that can often feel overwhelming, the best books of 2016 so far have provided escapism and comfort. They've shown us that empathy is a great virtue, …

Google Home review: Smaller, cheaper and smarter than the Amazon Echo

I've been eagerly waiting to try Google Home, Google's answer to the Amazon Echo, since the company announced it in May.<p>Not just because Home is …

Smart Homes

Ten Ways to Ruin A Relationship

Whether on friendship, parenting, or self-care, Dr. Habib Sadeghi’s life tips are pretty much commandments in <i>goop</i>’s book, at this point. Sadeghi, the …

The Micro:bit Foundation wants to help 'tens of millions' of children to code

After being put in the hands of almost one million school children in the UK, the micro:bit is going global. A new foundation aims to put tens of …

9 simple things that are making you dumber

There's no mystery there. Focusing on your faults and bad habits can be pretty depressing, after all. But often, by ignoring the small lifestyle decisions that take a toll on our well-being and health, we're missing the low-hanging fruit of relatively easy-to-implement changes that will make a big …

What researchers learned about hook-up culture from volunteers who drank beer for the sake of science

Why does drinking lead to hook-ups? One theory is that alcohol makes people feel more frisky. Another is that it simply causes people to let loose and act more impulsively, facilitating all kinds of behavior that would otherwise be considered inappropriate.<p>Swiss researchers designed a study to see …

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Self-improvement

'It was a ghost town': Shoppers reveal why they've abandoned Sears and Kmart

Sears' sales have dropped from $41 billion in 2000 to $15 billion in 2015.<p>Kmart, which merged with Sears in 2005, has seen its sales plunge from $37 billion to $10 billion in the same period.<p>In interviews with more than a dozen long-time customers of the two stores, people repeatedly cited the same …

Rewriting the tablet

How Lenovo brought a dream design to life<p>By Dan Seifert | Photography by Sean O'Kane<p><b>Tablets were supposed</b> to be the future. They were supposed to get us off the desk and away from the laptop, and usher us into a touch-enabled world of productivity and entertainment. A dream of computing where our …

Trudeau shows readiness to bolster ties by joining Chinese-led bank

Hours after landing in Beijing, Justin Trudeau signalled Canada is ready to take the first step in a promised "reset" of its relationship with its second-largest trading partner by applying for membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-led institution the United States has …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

12 Mac search tips from a Spotlight addict

Spotlight search is a handy tool for any Mac user, even if you use it only to locate files. If you become familar with these tips they way I have, you can get around your Mac faster -- and without reaching for the mouse.<p>1. First things first: The Spotlight keyboard shortcut<p>You can click the …

San Francisco

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

Raspberry Pi

Android 7.0 Nougat: 11 tips and tricks

From speedier replies, settings and app switching to more emoji, hidden settings and a weird cat collecting game<p>Google’s latest version of Android is already rolling out to the company’s Nexus and Pixel devices and will begin launching on new smartphones starting with the new LG V20.<p>If you’re still …

Batteries

Why the hate-on for Pokemon Go? It's making people healthy

Pokemon Go has inspired legions of haters who can't quite make sense of the augmented reality game.<p>A photo making the rounds on social media shows a …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks