Focus On Hard Work To Address Accomplishments Without Being Boastful

Most of us have a tendency to diminish our accomplishments. Someone congratulates us, and we tell them “ah, it’s no big deal.” We don’t want to seem boastful. But it’s OK to address your wins, and you can do it modestly by focusing on your hard work.


Joinery 101: Make Dovetail Joints For A Prettier Look

Dovetail joints are, in my opinion, the prettiest of joinery techniques. They provide incredibly strong joints that, if done correctly, don’t even need glue to hold them together. However, they also require much more skill and precision to create than other joinery methods.


'Paying Your Dues' Is About Experience, Not Pointless Suffering

The traditional work ethic says you have to “pay your dues” to get ahead. But often this means enduring useless hardships just for the sake of enduring them. Rather than a pointless rite of passage, think of paying your dues as gaining experience.


Briefly: Best Contact-Storing Apps, Aussie Robot Wars, 360-Degree Oculus Rift

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers, including: The best apps for storing all your contacts, download the original Syndicate strategy game for free.


Build Your Own Wooden Garage Storage Shelves

When you don’t have a lot of storage space, your best bet is to build up. You can purchase steel and plastic shelves from your home improvement store, but the steel shelves are expensive and heavy, and the plastic shelves can sag and fall apart. Take some time to build your own shelves from wood, and you’ll have a fully customisable and solid storage solution.


Hump Day Deals: Free Online Courses, Cheap Wine, 50% Off Power Tools

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Get 50 per cent off Black & Decker gear at Super Cheap Auto, save up to $500 on free online Udemy courses, get a free trial of Australian Netflix for three months. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Froth Milk Easily With A Tea Infuser

Frothy, foamy milk is a delicious add to your morning (or anytime) cup of joe. If you don’t have a milk frother on hand, you can use a handheld tea ball infuser to get the job done.


Smartphone OS Share: Android Tops, iOS Surging

The success of iPhone 6 led to a healthy chunk of market share for Apple’s iOS in 2014, but in terms of total phones shipped, it’s still very much an Android world.


Instantly Add An App Or File To The Mac Dock With A Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to add a file or application to your dock, you can always just click and drag it over. Or, as OS X Daily points out, you can just use a keyboard shortcut from Finder.


Keep Kids Stain-Free During Mealtimes With IKEA Sealing Clips

Once kids reach the age of two they are considered too old to wear a bib — and yet most of them are still incredibly messy eaters. Here’s a cheap solution from IKEA Hackers that will help to keep stained clothing to a minimum.