Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.
If you have bitten off more than you can chew, things can get stressful very quickly. Instead of hitting the panic button, Whitney Johnson—co-founder of investment first Rose Park Advisors—suggests relying on S.O.S: Stop, Organize, Secure.
Web/iOS: You can never be too careful when it comes to contagious diseases, and Sickweather feeds the hypochondriac in you by sending alerts when you are near a place where someone has reported an illness.
When you're out hiking and need a small backpack for an emergency, a pair of pants can be quickly turned into a carrier with some extra cord or string, letting you carry your water bottle, lunch, or small supplies. Here is Ludvicka's Instructables guide:
It's no secret that long flights lead to stiff joints and sore muscles, but packing a tennis ball in your carry-on luggage might just give you the relief you need. It's TSA-approved, so don't worry about taking it with you.
Android: There are times when you want to show people something on your mobile and physically hand over the device, but you want to be sure that they don't go through your phone. Screen Lock is the simplest way to do that.
Sour cream and cottage cheese have a short shelf life, usually 7-10 days after being opened. But if you want to store one of them for longer, then all you need to do is invert the container and keep it in the fridge, says the One Pot Chef.
Between shirts that don't stay tucked in, shoes that slip on and off, and zippers that get stuck every which way, it's a wonder we humans still wear clothes. Here are our top 10 clothing annoyances, and their clever solutions.
A recommendation on LinkedIn is a great way to increase your chances of getting hired
2013 was a great year for our Hive Five feature, where we ask you for the best tools in a category, highlight the top five, and then challenge you to vote to determine the best or most popular. We covered a lot of ground this year and highlighted some great gadgets, apps, and tools. Here are the most popular Hive Fives of 2013.
Our bodies require a lot of upkeep, and the mouth is far from an exception. Taking care of our teeth and gums can have a significant impact on our lives. This weekend, take some time to make sure you're not neglecting anything important and getting the best dental care available.
"If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out… Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier." - Randy Pausch
Great discussions are par for the course here on Lifehacker. Each day, we highlight a discussion that is particularly helpful or insightful, along with other great discussions and reader questions you may have missed. Check out these discussions and add your own thoughts to make them even more wonderful!
A lot of people complained and Microsoft listened. The company brought the Start button back in Windows 8.1. But the button doesn't have to stay there in your taskbar— there are hacks to re-hide it. The Super Users at Stack Exchange are here to help.
When you have a great idea, the first thing you want to do is share with people. Sometimes, people hate it. But as Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North
iOS: Fitness trackers are pretty easy to come by these days, but not many of them help you use the information they gather to get you to eat the right foods. Fuel My Run is a pretty simple app that tells you when to eat and drink.
When you're hit with inspiration it's easy to just dive in and get to work. Other times, it takes a bit of effort to get yourself going. For those projects that you're not sure about, author Todd Henry suggests that you start every project with the "Five W's" to really ensure success.
Record breaking low temperatures are hitting the country, and the bad news is that they'll last into next week and are just getting started. If your home's heating system isn't up to snuff (or, if non-existent—hello Californians!) we recommend you check out these two space heaters, which we selected after 20 hours of research and testing by a physics PhD.
Do you laugh in the face of danger and love beer? Happy day, then! Here's a cool DIY for you: Switch out your boring glassware and make drinking glasses out of beer bottles.
It's not often you can get one of the best SSDs on the market at just a hair over $.50 per gigabyte. It's not exactly cheap, but it's one of the best upgrades you can make to your PC (or Playstation
At the risk of stating the obvious, the past handful of years have been difficult for a lot of people. Even with many economic indicators on the rise, it often feels like we're still on shaky ground. How about you?
Once you have kids, you no longer have the luxury of spending hours playing video games. That is, unless you get them to play with you...but not really.
You'd think it would be a simple task, but smartphone wallpapers can be surprisingly difficult to pick out. Here's how to pick one you'll actually keep around for a while.
In advance of Computer Science Education Week, which kicks off on Monday, Code.org has brought together some of the biggest names in the tech industry to teach everyone to code. All it takes is an hour to start learning.