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Buy or Build: 15 Desks We Love

With each passing year, more and more people work from home at least part of the time. Technology makes telecommuting easier than ever— so the home …

Furniture

16 Inspirational Backyard Landscape Designs As Seen From Above

Backyards offer a place to relax, play, and socialize. No matter their size, they’re a great way to get in touch with nature without leaving your …

Landscaping

Make This Delicious Four-Minute Lemon Cake In Your Microwave

A deliciously light and citrusy lemon cake doesn’t have to take a ton of time in a hot oven to bake. This lemon cake takes about four minutes, and …

Top 10 Books To Read Recommended By Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, And Elon Musk

Want to know what goes on inside the minds of billionaires, global leaders, and game-changers? Read what they read. We’ve compiled the top 10 books …

The Best Aeropress Method from the 2015 World Aeropress Championships

It’s no secret that we adore the Aeropress coffee maker here at Lifehacker and one of the reasons is just how many variables you can tweak to make a …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

The Basics of Five Popular Coffee Brewing Methods

There are a number of options for making a great tasting cup of joe, but those options can differ quite a bit. This infographic runs down the basics …

Coffee

14 Ways To Be A Healthyish Eater Right Now

Tried and true but manageable tips to help you become healthyish.<p>Responses have beed edited for clarity and length. Social image by Lauren Zaser from here.

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Mindfulness

Valuing your time over money may be linked to happiness

<b>(CNN) —</b> Would you prefer a more expensive apartment with a shorter commute or a less expensive apartment with a long commute?<p>That's one of the many real world questions researchers at the University of British Columbia asked more than 4,600 participants in the latest study on happiness.<p>The …

Happiness

Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life

I'm often asked for medical advice by friends, family members, even new acquaintances: What about this diet? What should I do about this symptom? What about <i>this</i> medication?<p>People are usually disappointed when I don't share their enthusiasm about the latest health fads. Members of my family, in …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

100 Amazing Mini Habits That Will Make 2016 Awesome

Today I'm sharing with you my top 100 tips on work and life.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>Over the …

Motivation

The 10 Best TED Talks of 2015 | Inc.com

If you follow my column, you know I'm a huge fan of TED. Billed as the nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading," TED's short presentations can teach you a lot about the current state of business and technology and where we're heading as a society. They also inspire continued …

Public Speaking

16 Things to Do by December 31 to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2016 | Inc.com

Whether you're in the office or working from home, this can be the most productive week of the year--the phone's not ringing, your workload is lighter, and you can actually hear yourself think.<p>But, because the pressure is off, it's easy to squander the last three days of the year. You pop out to …

Productivity

10 productivity apps you should use daily

Get stuff done.Thomson Reuters<p>We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and …

Apps

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

The Ultimate Guide to Going Paperless

Before I realized my need for a paperless lifestyle, I had to reach an organizational breaking point. You know that point where everything feels like …

Productivity

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

Literature

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

TED Talks

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Positive Thinking

Bosch invents new electric car battery to double mileage

The cheaper battery could be lucrative as more people turn to electric cars in the aftermath of the Volkswagen emissions scandal<p>German electronics firm Bosch says it will have a solid state battery on the market by 2020 that will double the range of electric cars at half the cost of today’s …

Having babies when you're young is the way forward

Older mothers may now outnumber young ones, but starting in my twenties worked for me<p>Last year, Kirstie Allsopp hit the headlines when she urged young women to ditch university and have a baby by 27. “We should speak honestly and frankly about fertility and the fact it falls off a cliff when you’re …

Pregnancy

Paper's new iPhone app can replace your Moleskine

Even without an official iPad stylus (until yesterday, that is), FiftyThree's Paper for the iPad was one of the best apps out there for showing just how good Apple's tablet was for creating beautiful artwork, either with your finger or the company's Pencil accessory. The app has changed over the …

The UK's budget bucket list

Those great, trip-of-a-lifetime adventures – think Grand Canyon, Great Wall of China, or the Galapagos – often tend to be a bit, well, long haul. But, do these destinations, as spectacular as they are, somehow overshadow some of the wonderful places on our own shores? In a word, yes, according to …

The best cookbooks of all time, as chosen by the experts

Prue Leith has said that cookery books are obsolete – but these chefs and food writers beg to differ. Raymond Blanc, Claudia Roden and others reveal the essential books every cook should own<p>Writer and chef Prue Leith made waves last week when she said that contemporary cookbooks are now destined …

Books

19 books by CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From the memoir of a former gang member to an analysis of the most efficient hiring methods, here are the best leadership books from people who …

Market Capitalization

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

Productivity