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Preschoolers Top College Students in Figuring Out Some Gadgets

Young children--just 4 or 5 years old--may be better at college students at catching on when it comes to operating mobile apps, remote controls, and other tech gadgets that often leave adults scratching their heads and fumbling through manuals. According to new research from the University of …

You Can't Love the Planet if You're Not Outside Enjoying It

Recently, I sat down with the head of kids' books from <i>National Geographic</i> to learn more about the "nature deficit disorder" that many children experience and discuss how we can get outside more often this summer and all year long. As a mom of two and lover of the outdoors, Jennifer offered a ton of …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

This Simple Move Will Boost Your Deadlift and Squat

If you want to lift more weight in every workout, make this exercise part of your routine<p>You're probably tempted to skip your warmup, but the supine march and press is one move you shouldn't pass over before a heavy lifting session.<p>"The simple exercise prepares your body for big lifts—like the …

Workouts

The 5 Secrets of Effective Body-Weight Training

You don't have to lift weights to get fit. Just push yourself. Discover five ways to turn your body into the most effective muscle-building tool on the planet<p>Warning: your whole concept of strength training is about to change. How can we be so sure? Because for years, fitness insiders have told men …

Scientists Have Induced Lucid Dreaming with Electric Shocks

We're one step closer to on-demand dreaming you can control, after a recent study showed that applying a mild electrical current to the scalp can …

Consciousness

3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day

These three moves will help you look better and feel better<p>There are some exercises that you just can’t get enough of. Three such examples: wall slides, thoracic rotations, and single-leg hip raises.<p>Unusual names, yes. But while you may not be familiar with these moves, chances are, you should be …

FarFaria Brings Hundreds Of Children’s Books To Android

FarFaria, the children’s subscription-based e-book service which recently raised $3.25 million in Series A funding, is now bringing its e-reader to Android users, with the launch of a smartphone and tablet-compatible application on Google Play. Users – and by users, I mean parents like me who don’t …

The Best Anytime Workout

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10 rapid-fire fat-burning workouts

Spring is the perfect time to start transitioning your workouts, weaning off your muscle-building regimen in favor of cutting fat and unsheathing …

‘Apple TV Air’ Concept Turns Apple’s Black Box Into A Dongle

The last Apple TV concept we saw had us swooning for a redesigned Apple remote/gaming pad, but if Apple decides to reduce the Apple TV’s size to take on the Chromecast and the new Roku stick, this Apple TV Air concept from Curved might be spot on.<p>Rather than running an HDMI cable to Apple’s little …

480GB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive? Yes Please

I use flash thumb drives for precisely one purpose these days – taking a PDF boarding pass to the local print shop. That doesn’t stop me being impressed with Edge’s new DiskGo Sonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive, though, which is a super-fast SSD drive in the form of a USB stick.<p>I doubt I’ll be getting one …

WD Makes First Portable Thunderbolt Hard Drive

At last, a portable Thunderbolt drive that leeches its power from the Thunderbolt connector itself, just like a USB drive. And you can’t even lose the cable for WD’s new My Passport Pro – it’s built into the unit itself.<p>The drive comes in 2TB and 4TB sizes, with two spinning hard drive platters …

Parent’s Guide: Make your iPad Kid safe

I love the iPad. Especially when I can palm it off to my daughter at 7am on a Saturday morning to catch a few more moments of shut eye before I have to face the day. However, in the back of my sleep fuddled mind, I’m worrying. What if she stumbles upon a scene from RoboCop (the original) on …

Photo Editing

It's time for teachers to wake up to neuromyths

Over recent years a new industry has exploded that sells educational interventions purportedly based on neuroscience to schools. In 2006 a paper …

Tough Treadmill Workouts That Will Kick Your Ass

Stuck inside for your run? These 6 routines are anything but run-of-the-mill<p>If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever.<p><b>Turn Up Your Tempo</b> Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set …

The Best Moves for a Hard Core

Chisel your middle and sculpt real-world strength with these three exercises<p>Shredded abs might boost your attractiveness quotient, but that's not their primary purpose. In everyday life, your core has one directive: to stabilize your spine. That makes the three exercises below the ultimate gut …

What Should I Know About Kayaking in the Everglades?

<i>A:</i><p>There’s something <i>Pac-Man</i>-esque about floating through the saw grass–lined sloughs and mangrove stands of South Florida. Like the classic arcade game, the Everglades are filled with mazes and monsters to challenge even the most seasoned paddlers. But if you can navigate the tides and the …

The Perfect Home Gym

Cardio: Rev Your Engine<p><b>1.</b> Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer: Thanks to the pivoting frame, the Rock and Roll mimics the road, so both your legs and your cycling-­specific core muscles get a workout. ($579)<p><b>2.</b> Crossrope ­Complete set: ­Seven interchangeable ropes, from two ounces to three pounds, …

How to use the power button in OS X Mavericks: It's just like your iPhone and iPad now

If you've upgraded your Mac to OS X Mavericks, you may have already noticed that the physical power button behaves differently when pressed than it …

Building a solar power generator - Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

• Fetch a small solar panel from market. The solar panel must be one rated and more than 12 volts. You can find the solar panel in an RV or marine …

To DIY For: 25 Wall Art Gifts You Can Make

If you got excited when you saw this list of 100 wall art DIY projects or couldn’t wait to try our wire wall writing project then you’ll love our latest roundup. These 25 projects are present-perfect and will make any friend or family member thrilled. Not to mention you get the added bonus of …

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2013

We cover a ton of DIY projects here on Lifehacker and they're easy to miss or forget about unless you're working on a project right then and there. …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

How To Make Ginger Ale - Sweetened Naturally

<b>When I was younger</b>, I never understood why people enjoyed ginger ale. I thought it had a funky taste and I didn’t appreciate the overly-enthusiastic …