Denied Automatically Skips Music You Don't Like In Spotify

Mac: Music streaming service Spotify is awesome, but it has one problem. When you’re listening to compilations or radio, you sometimes come across artists you hate. Denied fixes that by creating simple rules.


The Best Ways To Waste Time Productively

Sometimes you need to take a break from work, but you don’t want to just waste time doing nothing at all. Productive procrastination is a great in-between solution.


Remember The 'Losada Ratio' For Giving Feedback

Most people know about the feedback sandwich: compliment, criticism, compliment. Many managers overuse that scheme, and the Losado Ratio may be a better alternative.


The Blurred L Home Screen

Android: While their styles have become more similar lately, Android and iOS are pretty distinct. This home screen design bridges the gap between the two, utilising the frosted, layered themes of iOS, combined with Android’s new material approach for a unique look.


Stick To Your Goals With An Anti-Charity System

If the carrot doesn’t work, it’s time for the stick. Instead of rewarding yourself for meeting your goals, pay an “anti-charity” money when you cheat on your resolutions.


Find Your Life's Work With A Quick Email

One of the biggest challenges people have is finding their career path — just figuring out what to do in life. A possible solution (or at least way to get closer to an answer): Ask the people closest to you.


Briefly: iPhone 6 Plus Reviewed, Warner Bros Game Sale

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Gizmodo Australia getting hands-on with the iPhone 6, cheap Warner Brothers Games and the tell-tale signs of Bachelor addiction.


Learn Some Local Slang For Major International Cities

We’ve mentioned before that knowing a few words in the native language can help improve your travel experience. Knowing some of the local slang can help, too — though it’s a bit tougher. Natalie Holmes at Conde Nast Traveller lays out local slang for a few major international cities.


Talk Like You're Reciting Phone Numbers For Perfect Speech Pace

Many of us rush through speeches because public speaking makes us nervous. You need to speak slowly for a good speech. To get that right, talk at the pace you would when telling someone a phone number.


Make An MP3 Player Out Of An Old Cassette

MP3 players aren’t nearly as popular as they used to be, but Instructables user BrittLiv’s MP3 player-inside-of-a-cassette is cool enough that it might be worth making regardless.