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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Play Music Master

Between iTunes and Spotify, Google's own Play Music can get forgotten about, but it has lots going for it. Whether you're a non-paying user listening …

Terrifying video shows just how distracted teens can be when they drive

Oh man, this video is absolutely horrifying. Put together by AAA, it shows how distracted teenagers are when they drive. You see drivers take their …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

The Cops Don't Care About Violent Online Threats. What Do We Do Now?

<b>I.</b> "Hey Anna, do you like pizza?" I was just sitting down to dinner one evening this past November when I looked through some new Twitter …

Cook Risotto in 3 Minutes and "Ramen-ize" Rice with Baking Soda

The same technique that turns regular pasta into one with the flavor and texture of fresh ramen can upgrade rice dishes as well and even help you …

Top 10 Lifehacker Posts of All Time

Lifehacker launched exactly ten years ago today (happy birthday to us)! In light of the occasion, let's take a look back at some of the most popular …

Top 10

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

Why You Should Be Concerned About The New 'Smart Guns' (Whether You Love Or Hate Guns)

Smartguns, which just entered the market, are firearms equipped with small embedded computers that are supposed to enhance safety by preventing anyone other than authorized parties from firing the weapons, and, in some cases, by ensuring that the guns only fire when aimed at inanimate targets.<p>I do …

Flying Private Is Becoming Affordable

What is your ultimate fantasy?<p>As a travel filmmaker and journalist, mine is the ability to fly exclusively on private jets -- cutting out the hassle of airports, layovers and exposure to germs.<p>And while that dream may not sound attainable for most, it is not far out of the realm of possibilities …

How to Get Into Luxury Airport Lounges for Free

When you hear the word "layover," what do you picture? If you're like most people, you probably imagine expensive food and drinks, spotty Wi-Fi, and …

Now You Can Get Totally Free Voice, Texts, and Data on Your iPhone

FreedomPop's crazy free voice, text, and data plan is awesome, but it's just been limited to Android handsets. Now, it's added iPhone support to its …

5 Painfully Clever Flash Drive Tricks We Wish We'd Thought Of

Most of us see our USB flash drives as expendable, one-trick ponies—good for storing and sharing files and not much else. But with the appropriate …

Spain: Children 'must do housework' under draft law

<b>Spanish children may soon be required to help out with housework, under a draft law that has been approved by parliament.</b><p>The measure, which would be part of a wider child protection law, says that children under the age of 18 have an obligation to participate in all areas of family life. That …

Sanctions

Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

We compiled a list of the top 100 sites across the Web, and checked to see if the Heartbleed bug was patched.<p>The Heartbleed bug is serious. Disclosed less than two days ago, the Heartbleed bug has sent sites and services across the Internet into patch mode.<p>For an in-depth explanation of what …

Information Security

Your Heartbleed Bug Questions, Answered

Multiple popular websites were exposed to a major Internet bug called Heartbleed earlier this week. The bug was discovered by a member of Google's …

How to tell if Heartbleed could have stolen your password, and when it’s safe to change it

As you’ve probably heard, the Heartbleed bug exposes websites that use a popular encryption technology to malicious attacks, and some of your passwords—and personal data—may well have been compromised. The vulnerable software, OpenSSL, is used to encrypt something like two-thirds of all sites on …

Information Security

Dear Men: When Are You Going to Check Your Peers When They Harass Women?

Two days in a row now I’ve logged onto to Facebook and read about two of my friends being violently harassed on the street by men they did not know while others simply looked on.<p>Like many of us who have experienced street harassment, these women were merely moving through their city (both happen to …

Feminism

What I Wish I Could Tell My Teenage Self About Sexual Assault: No, These Things Don't "Just Happen"

A big night out was cancelled on Saturday night, leaving me at a loss of something to do and with the urge to drink gin and smoke handfuls of cigarettes and put two layers of make-up on.<p>In the end, three of us went out, myself, Chris and our friend Joe, and we just popped out to a local pub. The …

Time I

Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people, study finds

Loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity, according to researchers who found that feelings of isolation can have a devastating impact on older people.<p>The scientists tracked more than 2,000 people aged 50 and over and found that the loneliest were nearly twice as likely to die during the …

Watch A Crow Solve A Complex Puzzle

How smart are crows? They are so smart!<p>Crows are smarter than great apes and about on par with a 5-year-old child. We know they (and similar birds) can already complete complicated tasks, like putting a stick through a tube to finagle out food. But in this BBC video, the crow, after thinking it …

Mathematics

Tech Hacks to Stay Connected to Your Long-Distance Love

When work or family needs put significant distance between you and your partner for extended periods, it can put serious strain your relationship. …

Turn Your Old Laptop Into a DIY Hideaway Media Center for TV

Busted your laptop screen or just have no use for the old notebook any more? Snapguide user Vaibhav has a neat DIY project to turn it into a …

10 Fun DIY Doormat Hacks To Spruce Up Your Doorway

I personally find the doormat very important because it’s the element that welcomes the guests into your home and the element that sets a mood and …

Decorations

Top 10 Tips for Making a Basement Feel Bright

If you find yourself in the windowless cocoon of your basement, wishing there was another way to live than burrowing like a mole…there is! There are …

Top 10

Water Features and How to Use them in Design

Water features don’t have to be relegated to outside your home. Bring them indoors for a lovely modern and earthy touch. Here are some fabulous water …

Pallet Addicted – 30 Bed Frames Made Of Recycled Pallets

Pallets are used worldwide for all sorts of interesting and useful DIY projects. For example, wooden pallets are often used for making furniture such …