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17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure

Sometimes you need to take a break from work and just veg out by doing something mindless and pleasant. TV or a game of solitaire is good for that, …

Pop Culture

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

New shark species found casually walking across the seabed

Such is the scale of our oceans that it should come as no surprise when new species are discovered. That didn't stop scientists in Indonesia getting very excited about a new type of shark, hemiscyllium halmahera. Belonging to the family hemiscylliidae, the 28-inch long halmahera is a type of bamboo …

10 Dirt Cheap Ways To Make Your Apartment More Presentable

The days of movie posters and tapestries are over. It’s time to give your apartment some personality, but you probably don’t want to spend a fortune. …

I Met The World's Smartest Dog

Chaser isn't just learning objects by name: she's beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.<p>"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is <i>Dan</i>," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and signs her emails as "Pill." Pill is the daughter of …

What's Your Favorite Weather App?

I live in a city where most people consider the weather to be perfect but I actually think that the weather doesn't truly exist here. Whatever, it's …

Creative Dad’s Photography Turns Heads

It’s not unusual for parents to take frequent pictures of their sons and daughters. There are blogs featuring kids around every bend of the web. With …

Photography

Fascinating Behind the Scenes Look at Aviation Photography and Cinematography

Wolfe Air is a company with a very specific niche. It specializes in producing aerial footage for big-budget movie productions, airlines, private …

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Information Systems

The Gear and Apps You Need to Survive the Next Semester

Okay, this is it. Back to school, again. Whether it's your first college semester or you can see graduation on the horizon, these tools will make the …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

How To Successfully Ruin Al-Qaeda's Day On Twitter

J.M. Berger, an analyst and consultant on al-Qaeda and extremist groups as well as author of the book Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, successfully launched an effort to troll jihadists who were using a hashtag to solicit media tips on Twitter.

Social Media

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits

Til death do they part? Primates such as chimpanzees get an evolutionary boost from monogamy, researchers now find.<p>NEW YORK - Whenever a public figure cheats on his wife, pundits can be counted on to trot out the tired old claim that males are simply wired by evolution to be promiscuous.<p>Two studies …

Biology

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

This is Norm, the Most Adorable Pug on Instagram

Jeremy Veach is a 23-year-old photographer from Port Orchard, Washington. Inspired by Maddie (one of the early Internet pet sensations) and Momo …

15 Smart Design Solutions For Small Hallways

The hallway is a transition space, the area where guests are first welcomed when they visit and the space you last see when you leave your home. This …

How to Fight the Embarrassment of Being a Floridian

Years ago, studying a map of the United States, I felt embarrassed when I realized that Florida looked like a dick hanging off the bottom of the country. Nobody seemed to notice it but me back then, and if they did they never talked about it.<p>Well, that's changed.<p>Message boards on social media are …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …

Dessert for Breakfast: Maple Bacon Ice Cream with Waffles

We’ve stirred up the ultimate breakfast treat just in time for the weekend! Maple syrup ice cream with bits of real bacon all over fluffy waffles, we’d even get up extra early for this one. No ice cream maker? No problem. We hacked this ice cream recipe!<p><b>Ingredients:</b> <br>– 1 1/2 cups whole milk<p>– 1 1/2 …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

The 10 best worst horror movies

As we sift through “Sharknado’s” wreckage, a look back at some of the most amusingly awful flicks in the genre<p>WHEN EXTREME SITUATIONS are taken beyond their limits, when the real becomes grotesque, or when good intentions meet bad execution we get <i>camp</i>: the comedy of the ridiculous. The Oxford …

August 2013

Lifehacker - Do everything better

View on Kinja Deals | The Inventory<p>We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.<p>This week we have …

Living Rooms