How To Stop Pretending And Actually Enjoy Art

You might roll your eyes when your in-laws want to visit the art gallery. You might also get anxious and start thinking of things to say so you don’t look dumb. But art doesn’t have to be a chore. Here’s how you can better consume art so you can have a shot at enjoying the experience.


Ask LH: How Can I Scan Multiple Photos At Once?

Hi Lifehacker, I am scanning hundreds of family photos on a flatbed scanner and there are often six on the flatbed at once. Is there any software which will save each photo as a separate file during the scan, rather than having to rotate, crop and save each photo manually?


The Chicago Winter Home Screen

Winter can be miserably cold, but the dusky, muted colours can be calming and pleasant. That’s the inspiration for this design from My Color Screen user duotoned.


The High Orbit Desktop

Flickr user Thomas put this desktop together to celebrate the successful Orion test flight last month. A great, simple wallpaper and a few well-placed skins, and we feel like we’re in orbit too. Here’s how he set it up.


This Video Shows How To Get The Right Exposure With Your Camera

Want to take better pictures? Proper exposure is a critical part of that equation. The video above from Canon and photographer Arthur Morris teaches us settings to use for our DSLRs and how to use histograms.


Get Rid Of Annoying Parts Of Firefox's UI With This Add-On

Not everyone can jump into the guts of their browser and tweak it using custom-made extensions or add-ons. While it gives you the most power, you have to get familiar with your browser’s way of doing things, not to mention figuring out the API. At least for Firefox, you can try UI Eraser, which lets you surgically hide user interface elements.


30 Different Ways To Tie A Tie, In Videos And With Knot Ratings

You know there are multiple ways to tie a necktie, from four popular styles to this basic five-second method, but there are a whole lot of other tie knots that can up your fashion game.


This Guide Teaches Designers How To Set The Mood With Lines

Designers have a tough job, conveying ideas without words. While there are loads of elements that come together to make great images work, designer Zeven Design has created an excellent and thorough guide to one of the most essential pieces: lines.


The Black Material Home Screen

There’s something to be said for simplicity. Today’s design sticks to a basic palette, but still manages to include plenty of information with a layout that conveys some depth.


The Limbo Desktop

Reader Jayesh wanted a desktop that was playful, but also helped him get things done. He took his love of Limbo (the game, not the theological concept) and put together this desktop, symbolising the struggle to get things done while simultaneously putting all his tools at his fingertips.