#lifehacks

Family & Parenting | Kids

Home Storage Solutions for Kids’ Gear

We searched for solutions you need and came up with tips to find creative and budget hacks that'll revolutionize family storage methods.

Psychology | Personality

Your Fear of Confrontation Is Probably Unnecessary

New research from the University of Chicago finds that most people react better to honesty than we expect them to, suggesting that the common fear of confrontation is unhelpful and unfounded.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

25 Brilliant Life Hacks You Need to Try

Keep these life hacks in your back pocket to make everything easier.

Psychology | Personality

How to Stop Taking Everything Personally | Psychology Today

When you engage in this type of thinking, you see yourself as the cause of things you're not responsible for. For this reason, personalization is also a major source of self-blame.

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

Heartfelt Connections - Sharing Meals with the Homeless

Jan Shepherd making the world a better place one person at a time. Document your own efforts using the hashtag #dosomethingheartfelt

News | Animal Links

Survey: Pet Owners Happier, Wealthier, More Fit Than Non-Owners - Study Finds

If you think pets are the pits, you may not be living to your potential. A new survey finds that people who own pets are happier, earn more money, and exercise more frequently than those who don't.

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Most of All, Reduce. | NRDC

Try incorporating these small tweaks into your routine. You’ll throw out less trash, and help fight climate change at the same time.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Fall Asleep Fast

Tired of tossing and turning? Follow these four easy strategies to help you fall asleep faster.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Aching Feet? Try This! - Dr. Weil's Weekend Tip

Give your feet a break with this four-step foot massage recommended by the American Massage Therapy Association. You can do it by yourself or with the help

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done in 2 Minutes or Less | Thrive Global

This '2-minute rule' can help show you how to stop procrastinating and get things done in less than two minutes today. Break free of procrastination.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Your 4 Biggest Fears and How to Overcome Them

A number of different fears hold us back. Here are the four biggest fears. See if you can kick them to the curb once and for all.

Recipes | Recipes

Which Foods Are Actually Cheaper To Make Yourself?

"Making your own" is a big part of home cook culture. One's reasons for wanting to DIY every food thing may vary, but it usually has something to do with taste, health, or cost. Cost-wise, some things are obvious; cooking dinner at home is almost always c

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Simple Mistakes Everyone Makes at the Grocery Store - Thrillist

Most grocery stores aren't going to try actively screwing you... but they all set up situations where you can easily screw yourself.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exists in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Dad comes up with the ultimate life hack for clipping his dog's nails

Pictures of man's new technique for clipping his dog's nails have gone viral on Twitter.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How To Be Resilient

How do we increase grit and persistence? Let's look at how survivors get through the most dangerous situations and learn lessons on how to be resilient.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

30 Practices to Boost Well Being

There is a strong element of choice in our level of happiness. Indeed we do decide to be happy, but that’s only for starters. Then we are challenged to cultivate happiness.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Change Your Roles, Change Your Life

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist performed an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping the…

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

True Happiness comes from within, but why?

Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

9 Ways To Bounce Back The Day After A Crappy Night's Sleep

Really, the most important thing is that next night — it’s what will keep one bad day from becoming a pattern of sleeplessness.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

15 Sneaky Reasons You’re Always Tired

Constant fatigue is a very uncomfortable, but very common, physical state. YouGov’s latest research shows that a significant number of Americans don’t fe...

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Five Secrets to a Stress-Proof Brain

You may want to get rid of stress, but you can’t! But you can learn to accept your stress and transform the way you think about it so you can benefit from its positive aspects.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Feedback Loops: How to Master the Invisible Hand That Shapes Our Lives

We should spend less time letting feedback loops shape our lives in invisible ways and more time designing the feedback loops we want and need.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

5 Personality Traits That Make Life Better

There are many paths to a good life. Some are just more rigorously studied than others.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Your Goals

Motivation is an important factor in accomplishing your goals. Without it, it will be more difficult to find the inspiration to reach for what you initially set your heart and mind to do. Fortunately, when motivation starts to dwindle, there are ways to b

Science & Technology | Technology

iPhone users, this trick is going to change your life

The only good thing about winter's arrival is that people will finally stop saying "winter is coming" every 27 seconds. Seriously, people, just stop it already. It was fun for one season, maybe two, but we're six seasons into GoT not and it's ge

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How to Transform Social Anxiety With One Simple Question

Have you ever done this? You're at the grocery store, holding two boxes of cereal reading the nutrition information, trying to decide which one to buy. U...

Home Improvement | Household Tips & DIY

7 Ingenious Money Saving DIY Lifehacks You Can Apply Right Now - Secrets

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Who doesn’t love saving money, especially when it’s on boring household things that you don’t want to buy but have to buy? These hacks are awesome for sparing some cash on everyday necessities like food and bills so that you have more to spend on your craft supplies or whatever it is that you really love.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

5 Shocking Truths about Freelance Blogging

Freelance Blogging has become the epitome for both young and experienced writers. It has created its own medium and thought catalog so writers can be more established in an easier way. But how convenient is it for the writer with no knowledge of life hacks?

Psychology | Psychology

A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you - The Washington Post

We believe that the opposite of focus— daydreaming, goofing off, spacing out— is to be avoided. Worse yet, having problems focusing is seen as an obstacle to overcome and even as pathological. Self- help books and productivity bloggers strive to keep us on task with advice and hacks.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

9 Little Hacks That'll Turn Your Crappy Day Into A Happy One

hether you love your job or are searching for a new one, there will be those inevitable days when you arrive at the office and feel a little blue.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

27 Chicago hacks to make your life easier

From the booze to the blues, city life in Chicago has its perks, but to live here like a boss, it helps to know some shortcuts and tricks. After moving to Chicago,...

Travel | Travel

How to Survive Long Road Trips Without Going Crazy

Long road trips can be a blast—or they can be boring, exhausting endeavors. Here’s how, with a bit of preparation, you can make sure you survive your trip with your sanity intact.

Style & Fashion | Hair!

12 Mindless Ways You're Ruining Your Hair!

Dirty utensils—brushes, combs, straighteners, curling irons—recycle grime into fresh, clean hair, which can irritate your scalp and clog pores on your head. and for the love of god, please get rid of those things when they pass their expiration dates (yes, those exist).

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas (And Not Enough Time) | James Clear

Ideas are like rose bushes: They need to be consistently pruned and trimmed down. And just like a rose bush, pruning away ideas -- even if they have potential -- allows the remaining ideas to fully blossom....

Science & Technology | Technology

This Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

Learning even just the basics of photography takes a bit of work and one of the more complex ideas is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. German photography blog Photoblog Hamburg has a graphic explaining how it works.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Here’s How to Strike Up a Conversation With Almost Anyone | TIME

Personal relationships are essential in today’s business world. The best entrepreneurs seem to have an innate ability to connect with strangers in any situation. They’re able to find common ground and build rapport with others almost instantly.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Sink Smarts: 30 Awesome Life Hacks - mom.me

Here are 30 days worth of tips that will have you working smarter, not harder in 2015

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How to Hack Whole Foods

If you're one of those people who complains that Whole Foods is too expensive... you are probably a lot of fun at group dinners. But also, you're doing it wrong! You don't have to spend a whole lot of money to get a ton of great food, as there are plenty of ways to maximize your experience and become one of the many people you see in Whole Foods every single day.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

A list of household lifehacks to make your time at home more enjoyable.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

27 Chicago hacks to make your life easier

From the booze to the blues, city life in Chicago has its perks, but to live here like a boss, it helps to know some shortcuts and tricks. After moving to Chicago,...

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

25 Life Hacks For The Modern Gentleman - Business Insider

There are certain things every guy should know. From such kitchen knowledge as how to properly cook a steak or pour a cocktail, to a fashion sense like how to match your dress shoes to your suit and how to get the right haircut, these tips will make every guy's life a little easier.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Clever hacks, tips, tricks for restaurants and bars

Do these things, and waiters will give you free stuff, and try and date you or whatever.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Google—and some rivals—want to tame your inbox, calendar and more

Science & Technology | Tech

How to charge your phone with a 9-volt battery - Boing Boing

The Crazy Russian Hacker makes a cell phone charger with a 9 volt battery. [via]

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

3 Amazing Mind Tricks That Will Help You Remember Small Details | TIME

Here are three tricks to remember information, especially at seminars and conferences

Miscellaneous | Guy Stuff

How to Iron a Shirt in 90 Seconds: The GQ Eye

You can have a wrinkle-free button-down in less time than it takes to pick the pants to go with it. GQ creative director Jim Moore shows you how, step-by-step STORY: The Smart Man's Guide

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

100 Year Old Life Hacks That Still Work Today - Gallaher Brand Cigarette Cards

You'll be amazed by how well these old-timey tips hold up. - Gallaher Brand Cigarette Cards #life hacks, #lifestyle, #people, #wins, #history

Food & Drink | Food & Stuff

Here Are 21 Food Tricks That Totally Change Everything!

Making food can sometimes be boring – but we found 21 food tricks that will turn any meal into an awesome experience!

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Harvard Business Review: How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

It shouldn’t involve email. If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: mise-en-place.

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you’re a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you’re just not willing to kick. Fortunately,...