If you're testing your hacking skills or trying to learn more about security, your toolkit shouldn't end with your computer. If you're willing to pick up a screwdriver, a soldering iron, or a few other tools, there are several great DIY hacking projects that'll test your mettle and teach you a few things about…
Theremins are super fun production lines of weird squeeps and bloops, the de rigueur sound of kitschy black-and-white sci-fi movies and DJ rave parties alike. Anyone with an appreciation of music, or just noise, should play with one given the chance—and now you can do so from the comfort of your computer, thanks to …
I've interviewed a lot of brilliant people for our How I Work series. Today, however, I'm interviewing... myself. Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks for getting stuff done.
In the past six months that I've been a content crafter at Buffer, I've been writing a lot. I've also been trying to write regularly on my own blog and for my startup. That's a lot of writing. During this time, I've been experimenting with small changes in my workflow, my writing process, and the types of content I…
You’ve probably heard the word “encryption” a million times before, but if you still aren’t exactly sure what it is, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a basic introduction to encryption, when you should use it, and how to set it up.
When you're trying to learn something new, achieve a particular goal, or just get through your everyday routine, it's easy to just put your head down and focus on getting things done. But if you want to really get better at something and think outside the box, The New York Times suggests a learning process called "…
You might say Charles Duhigg is a man of habit, and he'd probably say that we all are. His book, The Power of Habit, examines why we're prone to forming patterns of behavior—both good and bad—and how we can use that process to take the reins on life and work. We caught up with the New York Times journalist to discuss…
Nobody likes hiccups, and pretty much everyone has their own set of homemade remedies for curing them. The BBC takes a look at the two mechanisms that make these home remedies work.
Let's face it: No one wakes up in the morning with a burning desire to buy everyday necessities like pet food, toilet paper, batteries, or diapers. And yet, when you're out of them, your entire world can come to a screeching halt.
Interested in learning how to build web sites or improve your web design skills? There's a wealth of resources for you (including our own night school on the topic). Here, in one place is an exhaustive guide to the best tools around, curated by SkilledUp after reviewing over 140 resources available.
For many men, getting an erection is as simple as breathing. But it's an incredibly complex process involving a precise sequence of psychological and physiological events that can easily go wrong. Here's how erections work — and how science is helping millions of men keep it up.
Here at Lifehacker, we think of ourselves as a home base for the helpful, practical, and productive...and we've never been what you would call "edgy." We've never strayed too far from our more conservative nature. Today, we're changing that.
This week, Ars Technica and How-To Geek released some pretty startling news: a lot of browser extensions are either injecting ads into the sites you visit, or are tracking your entire browsing history—possibly without you knowing. Here's what's going on.
No matter how smart you think you are, communicating with your significant other is never easy. That said, it's not impossible, and according to The Wall Street Journal you can improve your communication with just a few tips.
When you're building or buying a computer, the monitor isn't always high on the list of priorities. But monitors differ just like other hardware, and after all—they're the thing you're going to stare at all day, so it deserves a little thought. Here's how to pick the right one.
For meetings that actually lead to successful outcomes, it's advisable to ask everyone what they see as their necessary actions. Robert C. Pozen, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, expands on this and says there are three questions you should be asking all the participants:
More and more research studies are concluding that regular dinners are the key to a happy, healthy family. Dinnertime is a great time to discuss how well your family is working. The Week highlights an agile approach to this (something we've seen similarly applied to parenting in general).
Most of us stress out about cleaning off our to-do lists, and that's natural. After all, why jot it down if you didn't want to get it done, right? Marissa Mayer, however, Yahoo's CEO and former Google executive, explains that sometimes it's making the list and prioritizing it that's important—not finishing.
Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That's right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people.
With all the buzz about learning to code, I've decided to give it a try. The problem is, I'm not sure where to start. What's the best programming language for a beginner like me?