Have More Meaningful Conversations To Avoid Burning Your Bridges

You’ve probably heard the saying “don’t burn your bridges before you cross them”. Usually, it’s a caution against doing things like suddenly quitting while telling your boss what you really think of him. Sales professional Tom Powers writes on LinkedIn that “burning bridges” is more often a slow burn that happens in small ways over time.


Briefly: Batman Vs Darth, Steam Sale, 17 Pics That 'Broke' The Internet

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 17 pictures that blew up the internet in 2014, 78% off Amiga/C64 emulators, who would win in a fight between Batman and Darth Vader?


Be A Better Host With This Quick Checklist

Having people over can be a wonderful, festive, occasion if you prepare for it properly. These quick checklists are useful reminders for what to clean, buy and write if you have friends and family coming over.


Hands On: Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

Why mow your own lawn when you could get a robot slave to do it for you? That’s the intriguing premise behind the Worx Landroid; an unmanned mowing vehicle that is smart enough to trim your lawn and return to its charging base unattended. We recently put the device through its paces and were pretty impressed with the results.


Music Center Adds Your Music Library To Notification Center

iOS: Music Center is a widget for iOS 8 that lets you browse your entire music library from the Notification Center. Once it’s enabled, you can start playing music without having to open and browse through the Music app.


When Job Referral Fees Go Wrong

Many employers offer a bonus to staff members who help find suitable candidates to fill vacancies, paying out large sums if a suitable candidate is found and hired. It’s a great idea when it works — but it can mess up your personal life if it doesn’t.


The Limefuel Rugged Keeps Your Gear Charged, Can Take A Beating

Battery packs are easy to come by, but it’s more difficult to find a battery pack that will keep your gear charged, charge it completely if it’s low on battery, and still be sturdy and well-built enough to go with you anywhere. The Limefuel Rugged fits the bill perfectly. Here’s why.


Freeze Your Tights To Make Them More Durable

Tights can be very delicate and easy to ruin with a single snag. If you dampen them with water, then freeze before wearing them for the first time, they will last longer.


The Best Spots On A Plane To Avoid Catching A Cold

If you’re flying, you might be concerned about catching something from your fellow passengers. Planes do have plenty of germ hot spots, but you can protect yourself with some basic health tactics.


Ask LH: Should I Lie About Having A Job?

Hey Lifehacker, If I’m looking for work, is it better to lie and say that I am currently employed, or should I fess up and say that I’m not? I wonder whether it looks better to a prospective employer to say that I am already employed.