Rob Whyte

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A Memory Champion's Best Mental Trick for Remembering Where You Put Your Keys

If you’re tired of misplacing your keys around the house, this explosive memory trick will help you remember. All you need is a little imagination.<p>In …

Why Ideas Pop Into Your Head When You're Trying to Fall Asleep

You lay down to go to bed, ready to fall asleep quickly and get a good night's rest. Just as you're about to fall asleep, some thought pops into your …

Consciousness

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your iPhone

With the sun shining and bees buzzing in celebration of spring you've likely started decluttering your closets and basements. If you need a break …

Apps

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Mac

The weather's turning warmer in our neck of the woods, which means it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning. While you're emptying your …

Operating Systems

The Ten Most Common Myths About Your Credit Score

If you watch the Discovery channel as much as I do, then you're probably a <i>Mythbusters</i> fan. And if you're as much of a fan as I am, then you've …

Personal Finance

Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Launches In Hong Kong And Taiwan

Juhuasuan, a daily deals site run under the Taobabo brand by the Alibaba Group, China’s leading ecommerce company, has expanded today to include customers based in Hong Kong and Taiwan.<p>The wider launch, spotted by Tech In Asia, is being operated through a new website (hk.ju.taobao.com) and will …

How Meditating for Eight Weeks Can Boost Your Brain

We've discussed some of the benefits of meditation, including how it can help you at work and relieve chronic pain and stress, but new research shows …

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Parent

Raising a child is full of surprises. No matter how many books, parenting forums, and Dr. Sears articles you read, nothing can completely prepare you …

Is Meditation Really Beneficial, or Is It Just Ridiculous?

I've seen you guys post a few things about the benefits of meditation, and I only have one question: <i>Really</i>? I'm pretty skeptical. Is there some …

Five Best Laptop Stands

Working on a laptop for long hours can be killer on your back, neck, and overall posture. An easy and affordable way to upgrade the ergonomics of …

ProBueno Turns Your Talents into Donations for Your Favorite Charities

Whether your talents involve playing video games, coding and app development, baking cookies, or something else that you're really good at, ProBueno …

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

What's the Best Way to to Sign Documents Electronically (Without Scanning Them)?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm tired of printing out a document and scanning back in just to put my signature on it. Is there a better way to do this? I know …

Money Might Be Ruining Your Mood (Here's How to Stop It)

While it's true that money can't buy happiness, there is no question that it can have a profound impact on your mood and overall quality of life. If …

Top 10 Jankiest Life Hacks That Actually Work Wonders

Sometimes, DIY isn't pretty. In fact, sometimes it's downright ugly and rickety, but it's cheap and it works. Let's give some homage to our favorite …

DIY

Hacker Challenge Winner: Automate Your Hotel Room With Old Key Cards

In last week's Hacker Challenge, we asked you to share your best hotel room hack. We received some great entries, but the winning hack shows us some …

How to Customize Your iPhone's Home Screen and Break Away from the Pack

The iPhone has a pretty beautiful home screen, but it looks the same as every other iPhone out there. If you want a phone that's truly yours, here's …

Seven Under-the-Radar Financial Hacks Everyone Should Know About

Just before the Enron scandal broke, the company's CEO immediately put his money into annuities—in his wife's name. Why? Because those assets are …

What is HDR and When Should I Use It In My Photos?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've got this setting called "HDR" on my phone's camera, but I'm still not sure what it <i>does</i>. It's supposed to make my pictures look …

Mobile Photography

Declutter in Your Life and Embrace Minimalism This Weekend

We all like our stuff, and probably do not want to live out of a suitcase, but there's something to be said for cutting out the unnecessary. You …

Top 10 Ways to Deal with Life's Most Annoying People

Let's level for a second: there are some people in the world that are just plain annoying. From the guy that parks in your spot all the way up to the …

Should I Use Plex or XBMC for My Home Theater PC?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I want to make the perfect home media center but I've come across a very tough decision: should I use Plex or XBMC? I've heard great …

Raspberry Pi