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Med students develop knife that can detect cancerous tissues within seconds

Here's one for the medical journals: researchers at London's Imperial College have created a high-tech scalpel that can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue <i>as it cuts</i>. The team calls it the iKnife (intelligent knife), and by analyzing vapors created during electrosurgical …

How to Handle a Micromanaging Boss

Every morning when I arrived at my office, I used to find a to-do list printed out and neatly laid on my keyboard, courtesy of my boss. But this …

Four People, One Salary: How They Spend and Save on $60,000

There's a reason why guests look in the medicine cabinet. (Not you, of course.) It's human nature to want to get a peek at how other people live. It …

Why We Eat Whatever's In Front of Us

In general, we suck at portion control. When food's placed in front of us, we tend to follow mom's advice and clean our plates, even when it's more …

How Do I Correct Someone Who Shares False Information Online?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have a friend on Facebook that tends to fall for a lot of internet hoaxes and misinformation. We aren't close or anything, but I'd …

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite …

Parenting

How I Broke My Addiction to Takeout and Started Cooking at Home

I was never what you might call <i>culinary inclined</i>. In fact, the extent of cooking knowledge I possessed was from my eighth grade home economics class …

Time I

The Best Streaming Music Services You Aren't Using (But Should)

Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already …

Apps

What's the Difference Between All These Running Shoes?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm in the market for some new running shoes and it's incredibly confusing. Will regular cheap tennis shoes be okay? Do I need …

Top 10 Awesome MacGyver Tricks That Speak For Themselves

Some life-altering tricks require a complete how-to guide just to understand. Others are so genius in their simplicity that they speak for …

The Science Behind Why We Procrastinate

Some research says the best way to spark creativity is to walk away and that the best ideas come from those least-expected “aha!” moments. So maybe …

How To Get Your Kids Through the Grocery Store, Meltdown-Free

It’s an inevitability that every parent has to experience. A rite of passage, the “supermarket shakedown” is one that indeed shakes your …

How Can I Record Calls on My Smartphone?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'd like to make recordings of my phone calls with coworkers so we can refer to them for notes later. Is there an easy way to do this …

Four Realistic Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

Last week as I pulled into the gas station, I felt a series of heart palpitations as I read the prices of gas: $4.09, $4.19, $4.29. While I realize …

Relationship Advice I Wish I'd Heard Before Getting Divorced

Divorce is never easy, but it's one of those life events that deserves a serious postmortem examination to figure out what really happened. I went …

You Can Get Things Done Despite Single Point Failures. Here's How

Imagine a scenario where you're full of enthusiasm to start working on a task or a certain part of a project. You're really ready to kick some butt… …

Select the Clothes That'll Look Best on You with the Style Pyramid

We've probably all bought clothing before that ended up sitting in the back of our closets, whether it's because the clothes looked great in the …

10 Annoying Apps We're All Stuck Using (and How to Make Them Better)

Every app has its share of annoyances, but some are so popular that you're just plain stuck using them—either because your friends do, because you …

Use the "Sock Drawer" Method to Organize Your Finances

The idea of cleaning your house, top to bottom, sounds overwhelming. What if, instead of thinking about cleaning the whole house, or even one room, …

How to Use Your Alone Time More Productively (and Actually Enjoy It)

Few people enjoy being alone, or at least feel somewhat socially rejected if they do. Nevertheless, solitude can make you more self-sufficient, add …

Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I love my car, but it's getting on in years. It's paid off, which is great, but even routine maintenance now runs me a few hundred …

Personal Finance

Add New Experience to Your Resume (Without Adding an Extra Page)

So, you’ve spent the last couple of years at your gig honing your skills and getting great experience, and you’ve decided it’s time to move on and …

Back to Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques

While we might associate note-taking with school, it's something most of us continue doing for the bulk of our lives. If your techniques are feeling …

Should I Use a Paper Resume or an Online One?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've heard the paper resume is becoming obsolete and professional landing pages are the way of the future. Does this mean I should …

How To Dine Out with Small Children (Without Losing Your Mind)

Your blissfully child-free friends looked upon you with pity when you told them that you were expecting. “I guess you won’t be going out to dinner …

Parenting

How to Get Subtitles On Your Digital Movies

If you need subtitles on your movies, you can always find them on the DVD, but if you're ripping, downloading, or streaming, things get a bit …

Televisions

Five Tips to Negotiate Better with Just About Anyone

If you think about it, we use negotiation in various ways almost every day. From conflict resolution and dealing with customers or vendors, to …

Work More Efficiently by Identifying Your Unique Working Style

There is nothing more frustrating than listening to people haggle over different definitions of what constitutes "work." Catty conversations about …

Happiness