Lauren Black

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Master Your “Body Clock” to Eat, Sleep, and Work More Efficiently

<i>Why are so many Olympic records broken in the afternoon? Does the body perform differently at this time of day than say, early morning? The team at</i> …

Lifehacker Pack for Chrome: Our List of the Essential Extensions

GIF<p>Google’s Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It’s tough to sift through the …

4 Ways to Cut Down Your Stuff Without Going Insane

You may not be a capital-H hoarder, but chances are you've got more stuff packed away than you really know what to do with. If it's time to reduce the clutter, start here.<p><i>Lars Plougmann/Flickr</i><p>I recently read an article on Lifehacker Australia about the process of downsizing your home—and how to do …

Minimalism

The Renovations That Up Your Home's Value (and the Ones That Don't)

Is digging up the backyard to put in a pool worth it? What about upgrading a tired-looking kitchen with gleaming marble countertops? And what about …

Home Improvement

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

Psychology

12 Sweeteners You Should Know (PHOTOS)

A century ago, sweets got their treacly punch from ingredients like honey, molasses or even table sugar. Today, a glance at the ingredients on the packaging of any number of goods yields names like agave, aspartame and stevia. Some are described as "natural," others "artificial." Why? What's the …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …