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Turn Your RFID Train Pass or Travel Card Into a Keychain

GIF<p>Most train and transit systems these days accept refillable, RFID travel cards that you buy once and refill electronically anytime they run low. …

Reply Now for Gmail Reminds You to Respond with Colored Timestamps

Chrome/Firefox: Sometimes, small apps add a feature that changes how you use a technology. Reply Now is one such extension that turns Gmail's …

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of …

Hiring Challenged? Sift for These 17 Worst (and 15 Best) Resume Phrases | Inc.com

"I'm a real go-getter who always thinks outside the box, demonstrates thought leadership, and proactively motivates myself!" If this sentence made you cringe, you're not alone. These phrases come from the new CareerBuilder survey on the best and worst résumé terms.<p>The company surveyed 2,201 hiring …

Employment

There's No Excuse for Not Backing Up Your Computer. Do It Now.

At least once a month, some friend or family member asks me how to recover data from a failed hard drive. I help them as best I can, but in my head, …

Positive Thinking

Beyond the Basics: Six Tips for Better Formatting in Microsoft Word

If you've worked with Word much at all, you know how frustrating it can be getting formatting just the way you want it. While you can't remove all of …

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I know…four days in and I’ve already jumped the healthy bandwagon. Will you forgive me for taking a one day break? Because these Slow Cooker Beef …

Manage Your Tab-Hoarding With This Chrome Extension

Tab counts can quickly get out of hand–sucking up precious CPU resources and making it virtually impossible to find those Winter Olympic wipeout …

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Short</b> …

50 Of The Best Online Courses And Resources For Learning Web Design

Interested in learning how to build websites or improve your web design skills? There is a wealth of resources for you (including our own night …

Who Is On My Wi-Fi Shows You Who Else Is Using Your Network

Windows: Whether you're troubleshooting poor performance on your own wireless network or trying to figure out how overloaded the hotel Wi-Fi is where …

Five Sauces Everyone Should Know How To Make For Endless Meal Options

"What's for dinner?" might be the most dreaded question of everyday life. Even if you have a lot of ingredients on hand, you have to figure out what …

Don't drown in email! How to use Gmail more efficiently.

I usually I blog about Angellist, Startups, Founders, the Future and especially Metrics but I have shown this “lifehack” to so many people that I …

Productivity

Ringer Customises Your Phone's Ring Settings, Links To Calendar Events

Android: One of the best features of Android is how finely you can tweak notification settings. An XDA developer created Ringer to provide a stack of …

SodaStream’s CEO on Turning a Banned Super Bowl Ad into Marketing Gold

Photography: Jonathan Bloom/Getty Global Assignment<p><b>The Idea:</b> SodaStream was near bankruptcy when Birnbaum joined it, in 2007. He believed that the carbonated beverage industry was ripe for disruption—and that meant going after Coke and Pepsi. What happened was a big surprise.<p>During the 2013 Super …

Use The Power Of Science To Make The Perfect Crackling Pork

A very avid pork eater and blogger has claimed to make the perfect crackling pork, harnessing thermodynamics and doing away with several ago-old …

Drug Test

“OK,” the doctor said when we settled into his examination room. “What do you want to be?”<p>I looked confused, so he explained.<p>"You want to be bigger? Leaner? Faster longer or faster shorter? More overall endurance? You want to see better?"<p>"See better?"<p>"Human growth hormone does that for some people. …

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4 Great Alternatives to 4 Overhyped Headphones

Shopping for headphones is like shopping for wine.<p>1) Everyone has an opinion, but few people really know what they’re talking about.<p>2) Buy something …

Amazon WorkSpaces Hits iPad

Three weeks after Amazon announced Amazon WorkSpaces for AWS customers to create virtual desktops on various devices, the e-commerce giant has now launched an app specifically for iPad users.<p>Amazon WorkSpaces was unveiled at AWS re:Invent last month, and basically recreates the desktop experience …

Fix Your Computer Hunch And Other Posture Problems In 30 Seconds

This one exercise can greatly improve your mobility and flexibility -- and cure the many ills that come from sitting hunched in front of a screen all …

15 Insanely Great Pearl Jam Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Listen to lesser-known gems from the band's catalog<p>15<p>Pearl Jam are back this month with their 10th album, <i>Lightning Bolt</i>, and an American arena tour. …

Decrap Uninstalls All The Bloatware On Your New PC Automatically

No one likes bloatware, especially on a shiny new laptop. If you find wading through the program manager in Windows tedious and annoying, Decrap will …

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After Passing 1M+ Users, PasswordBox Closes $6M Series A To Scale Its Team & Hook Into Biometrics

PasswordBox, a password manager startup that lets users generate, store and protect multiple strong passwords to skip the need to memorise them, has closed a $6 million Series A round, led by Omers Ventures.<p>The round also includes strategic Silicon Valley angel investors Mark Britto, CEO of …

Ask LH: How Can I Take Control And Host My Own Photos Online?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to share my photos with friends, but I'd prefer to create my own portfolio and gallery rather than trust the Facebooks and …

A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

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Trackthisforme Tracks Anything You Want

Need to track your weight, height, water intake, backup bubblegum stock, fingernail length, the number of times your dog poops per day or how many …

EveryGuyed Guide: Know your necktie knots.

Make An Automatic Water Dispenser Bottle For Pets

You can't always stick around to keep your pet's water bowl full, but you can build a clever contraption that will do the job for you. You just need …

Feed Pets On Demand With A Raspberry Pi-Controlled Food Dish

If you're away on holidays, or you just have to work late, you don't have to worry about your pets going hungry at home. This Raspberry Pi-controlled …