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The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Artur Avila Is First Brazilian Mathematician to Win Fields Medal

It was pouring rain on a chilly spring day, and Artur Avila was marooned at the University of Paris Jussieu campus, minus the jacket he had misplaced …

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Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is <i>one</i> interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school.<p>That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most …

Why Do We Have Blood Types, Anyway?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don't really know what blood types are for. Do they really matter?<p>When my parents informed me …

Dear America, Here's a Playlist to Make Your July 4th Extra-Patriotic

For a number of months now, we've been posting weekly playlists of new music—which is great, but sometimes circumstances demand something a bit …

Game of Thrones Shows Us How They Do Father's Day in Westeros

The season finale of <i>Game of Thrones</i> aired on Father's Day, and you know what happens in Westeros on Father's Day! The same thing that happens every …

Game of Thrones' Battle of Castle Black Made Us Miss Tyrion and Wildfire

Well, that was no Battle of the Blackwater. Much like in the penultimate episode of Season 2, <i>Game of Thrones</i> put its kaleidoscope of perspectives on …

On Game of Thrones, Tyrion Prepares for Mortal Combat

Ever wondered why they call Petyr Baelish "Littlefinger"? The lands of House Baelish are meager at best, set on the smallest of several narrow, rocky …

Game of Thrones Crushes Our Heart Like a Bug

As Tyrion observes this episode, the idea of trial by combat reveals a great deal about the gods who supposedly demand bloodsport in exchange for …

Tyrion Stands Trial for Being Awesome on Game of Thrones

Although the pieces move forward slightly for Daenerys, Stannis and Theon this week, the episode is really about one thing, and one thing only: Peter …

The Real Power in Westeros Revealed in Game of Thrones

Whether you loved or hated last week's episode, this week you're getting more of it: more quietly interesting conversations that were never in the …

Game of Thrones: You Wouldn't Like Daenerys When She's Angry

At its best, the <i>Game of Thrones</i> TV show is transformative. It takes the biggest limitation of the books–a very small number of point-of-view …

Game of Thrones' Horrible Humans Somehow Get More Horrible

One of the great strengths of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is that it isn't afraid to change. Not only has it killed off some of its most popular characters, but …

That Game of Thrones Scene Wasn't a 'Turn-On,' It Was Rape

<b>Spoilers for last night's Game of Thrones follow.</b><p>In last night's episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the character Jaime Lannister rapes his sister and …

Game of Thrones Gives Us the Best Wedding Gift Imaginable

<i>Spoilers for this episode of</i> Game of Thrones <i>follow, obviously</i>.<p>Finally.<p>This is the episode we've all been waiting for, the great karmic reckoning for …

Game of Thrones Returns to Grown-Ass Dragons and a Broken World

<i>The fourth season of Game of Thrones is finally here, and our resident Westeros fanatic is back to chronicle the TV adaptation of George R. R.</i> …

Walking Dead Recap: The Secret Origin of the Governor

The Governor has always been a self-made man.<p>Before the zombie apocalypse, he was Philip Blake, an office worker who spent his days in a cubicle and …

Walking Dead Recap: Zombies Don't Kill People, Being Stupid Does

As I turned on last night’s episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, my roommate asked me who the villain was this season. “The flu,” I said.<p>He gave me a look. "I …

Walking Dead Recap: Rick Grimes Is Officially the Worst Leader Ever

Rick Grimes is the very worst.<p>If we've had anything to be happy about this season on <i>The Walking Dead</i>, anything at all, it's the fact that Rick has …

Hotel Wi-Fi Sucks: Create Your Own Hotspot Using the Room's Ethernet Connection

From the creepiest $20 per night skid-row flophouse to the presidential suite at Hong Kong's InterContinental, Wi-Fi is now as standard as a toilet …

Our Favorite Flashlights, Cameras, Shoes, and More

Ah, beautiful summer. A time for barbecues, frolicking, the sun's ceaseless rays, the resulting blistering burns, perpetual sweating, sand in …

Game of Thrones Recap: It’s a Nice Day for a Red Wedding

Author: Laura Hudson and Erik Henriksen. Laura Hudson and Erik Henriksen Culture<p>Date of Publication: 06.03.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 …

Recap: The Sacrificial Lamb Does Not See the Knife on Game of Thrones

Author: Laura Hudson and Erik Henriksen. Laura Hudson and Erik Henriksen Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.20.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 …

Recap: In Game of Thrones, the One True God Is Death

Author: Laura Hudson and Erik Henriksen. Laura Hudson and Erik Henriksen Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.13.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:21 pm. 2:21 …

Game of Thrones Recap: There Are No Happy Endings

Author: Erik Henriksen and Laura Hudson. Erik Henriksen and Laura Hudson Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 …

Recap: Everybody Screws Up in This Week’s Game of Thrones

Author: Erik Henriksen and Laura Hudson. Erik Henriksen and Laura Hudson Culture<p>Date of Publication: 04.29.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:28 pm. 2:28 …

Recap: The Ultimate Burn on This Week’s Game of Thrones

Author: Laura Hudson and Erik Henriksen. Laura Hudson and Erik Henriksen Culture<p>Date of Publication: 04.22.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:54 pm. 12:54 …