Ask LH: How Can I Stop Games From Ruining My Eyes?

Hey Lifehacker, I have been an avid gamer for many years and unfortunately my eyes have deteriorated because of this. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for software or hardware to encourage me to take breaks for my eyes?


How To Be More Interesting When Meeting New People

You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the “life of the party.” Neither of those things are necessarily true. If you want to leave a good impression, you don’t have to make sure all eyes are on you. Here are some tips anyone can use in any social setting.


Poach Eggs In A Pan (And Cook Many Together With Cups)

You probably reach for a saucepan when you need to poach eggs. America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) recommends a pan instead, in this video guide on how to poach eggs perfectly.


The Inspirational Workspace

Hang up some motivational posters and you’re not only decorating your office, you’re also encouraging yourself to be more productive every time you’re in that space. Hand lettering artist Sean McCabe’s workspace is a testimony to the power of words and design.


The Big Red Desktop

Sometimes simple is the best way to go. While a lot of our featured desktops offer attractive wallpapers and well-placed skins, this one takes a simple motif and runs with it. It only displays the most basic information, and that’s all DeviantArt user sharmander3 needs. here’s how it’s all set up.


The Many Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers

It may sound like the last thing you want to do, but The Art of Manliness explains why you should grab your shower cap, bite your lip, and jump into an ice-cold shower.


Find Out Your Uber Passenger Rating With This Script

Uber is a great way to get a ride without having to hail a taxi. When you finish a ride, you get a chance to rate your driver and your experience. However, the drivers get to rate you too. Here’s how to find out your rating, which is normally a closely-guarded secret.


Vegan/Teetotaller Warning: Some Long-Life Juices Contain Beef And Alcohol

Most people realise that long-life juice contains extra ingredients that nature never intended. As it turns out, this includes traces of meat and alcohol. No really. Juice manufacturer Golden Circle recently admitted that it uses alcohol-based flavours and a clarifying agent derived from beef for its long-life juice range. Personally, when I order “cow juice” I expect to be served a glass of milk.


Hack An IKEA Table To Store Your LEGO

What’s better than modifying IKEA furniture to better suit your needs? Modifying IKEA furniture to better suit your LEGO needs.


Ask LH: Can I Take Decent Photos With An iPhone 5?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a keen photographer but have no actual training. All my photos are taken on my iPhone 5, and I’m generally happy with them, outside of extreme close-ups. I often see competitions which have quite strict criteria for the quality of images submitted. Can phone cameras actually take decent photos? Is it possible to tell if they’re any good on the device itself, or do you need them How can you tell the quality of a photo without a program like photoshop. And does editing the photo with filters reduce the quality?