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Why Fear of Missing Out Is a Good Thing

The fear of missing out (or FOMO) is the feeling of envy and insecurity you have when other people are having positive, exciting experiences in their …

Motivation

Getting The Most Out Of A Low-End Laptop

If you are used to trying to get by with a budget laptop, then you know that gaming on these systems can be an unpleasant experience. Although that …

Top 10 Ways to Break Bad Habits

We all have a bad habit or two we could stand to lose, but habits are hard to break. Whether your bad habit is procrastinating, overspending, …

Self-help

If You Want Become an Expert At Something, Teach it to Someone Else

It seems natural to assume that teaching a skill learning means learning all about it first. Often, however, the best teachers are the ones who don't …

Teaching

How to Develop a Jack of All Trades Mindset and Never Be Bored Again

Being a jack of all trades means never being bored again. It also means building confidence, being adaptable, and being a good leader—but it requires …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Language Learning

Best Motherboards

This page contains our recommendations for motherboards with Intel's mainstream LGA-1151 socket. These include the Skylake family of processors and …

Top 5 Apps for 2014 + Top Xposed Mod of 2014

It’s that time of year where you look back and remember the things that happened during the year. You learn from the bad things, and celebrate the …

Android News

How to Make Quitting Unappealing and Build New Habits

Persistence is an important virtue, but it’s only part of the battle. Sure, you can make it easier to build new habits, but you can also make …

How Realistic Is Multi-Monitor Gaming On A Budget?

Is a triple-monitor Eyefinity or Surround gaming rig just a toy for the rich, or can it be achieved using parts purchased on a shoestring budget? We …

Make Room for Your Passion, Even If It Can't Be Your Job

Passion alone won't bring you success in the field of your choice. In fact, it's pretty unlikely that you'll find a career doing exactly what you …

Master Self-Control by Thinking of Urges as a Passing Wave

Developing self control is not always easy to do, especially when you're trying to change a habit you've developed over time. To help fight your …

Self Control

Don’t Call People Out, Call People Forth

When you get frustrated with someone—be it a coworker, teammate, or partner—a typical reaction is to call them out. Instead of highlighting the …

How "Extreme Reach Barriers" Keep You From Improving Yourself

Achieving a goal takes work, but we often blow that work out of proportion. Ramit Sethi calls these "extreme reach barriers", and these psychological …

I Want to Write Android Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have some background in coding, but I've never touched Android development before. I'd like to get started, but I'm not entirely …

Transform Chrome's New Tab Page With These 5 Extensions

Sure, Chrome's New Tab page is useful enough, and forged from the analysis of millions of user experience clicks, but why stick with what Google …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromecast Master

Got yourself a super-cheap streaming dongle from Google? Or thinking about picking one up? Here are 10 lesser-known tricks and tips that you can use …

Remind People to Wash Their Hands with This DIY Alarm

Let's be real here: everyone should be washing their hands after they use the bathroom. To help remind the forgetful types, this setup lights up a …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

The Helix Desktop

Erelde's Windows desktop isn't full of bells and whistles, just a visually striking wallpaper and a few widgets to help him keep track of a few …

Software

Easy Guide to Installing Android on Your PC

When you hear the word “Android,” you almost automatically associate this with smartphones and tablets baked in top secret Mountain View labs. …

How You Admit When You're Wrong Makes a Difference

Admitting it when you're wrong is always uncomfortable. Knowing when you're wrong in the first place is tricky enough, and then there's making the …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

Productivity

Learn Basic Linux Commands with This Downloadable Cheat Sheet

Master the command line and you'll be able to perform powerful tasks with just a few keystrokes. This cheat sheet will help you remember helpful …

Five Best VPN Service Providers

A VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, is a great tool to protect your privacy and security while you use the internet. Whether you’re at home or using …

Information Systems

Best SSDs

As CPU performance hits new and unforeseen heights, processors increasingly spend time waiting on data from hard drives. This is what makes storage …

The Best Online Lectures and Talks to Boost Your Brain

If you have a little time to spare, there are tons of interesting, informative, and actually useful talks and lectures all over the web that you can …

This Course in Behavioral Economics Explains Why We Do Stupid Things

Humans often act irrationally, making decisions—sometimes important ones—that contradict our best interests. This kind of irrational behavior is at …

Critical Thinking

Mime-O Beefs Up Android's Clipboard with Dictionary, Send to PC, More

Android/Windows/Mac: The clipboard has always been one of the most useful features of every operating system. Mime-O makes it even better by allowing …

Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter (Kit) review

<b>The Good</b> The plug-and-play <b>Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter</b> provides some three times the speed of a regular Ethernet connection. It's affordable, especially when you purchase a kit of two.<p><b>The Bad</b> The adapter is relatively bulky and doesn't have a pass-through power socket.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The …