Ask LH: Can I Warm Up Before I Reach The Gym?

Dear Lifehacker I enjoy going to the gym, and recently I’ve been trying to upgrade my warm up. But I’m wondering: how close to the workout does the warm up have to be? Am I OK spending some time warming up at home and then heading to the gym, or will the effect wear off?


The Best Cities Around The World For Working From Home

If you’re able to work from home or remotely, you have more flexibility when it comes to deciding where to live. But not all cities are friendly to telecommuting. This filterable list from NomadList ranks cities for cost of living, internet speeds, weather and more.


How To Give Yourself A Career Tune-Up

There’s a point in every career where we get a little lax. We’re not engaged with our work, we don’t stay in touch with referees, or we forget to keep our resume up to date. Here’s how to give your career a tune-up and keep your professional life humming along smoothly.


Taste Test: What Does 'Green' Coke Made From Stevia Leaves Taste Like?

Coca-Cola Life is a new “mid calorie” soft drink for health-conscious cola fans who don’t like the taste of Diet Coke. It’s hero ingredient is Steviol Glycosides, a natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant and mixed with sugar. In addition to containing fewer kilojoules, the end product also has a unique flavour that’s quite unlike any artificial sweetener I’ve tasted. Read on for the full Lifehacker verdict.


Learn The Basics Of Colour Theory To Know What Looks Good

Colours are important to making things look good, whether it’s the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone instinctively knows that orange and blue is a perfect combination. If you can’t trust your own judgement, understand and rely on the basics of colour theory to always pick the right colours.


Make Your Own Instant Noodle Cups For Healthier, Tastier Lunches

Do you love a cup of soup and instant ramen as much as we do? Here’s a DIY way to get your noodles fix while also upgrading it to be more delicious and packed with fresh ingredients.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Quick Control Panel on Android, Art History Interactive on iOS and Tab Player on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Premium Computer Fans Tested: Do They Keep Your Computer Cooler?

The fans that come with your computer are probably bland and cheap, so you may be tempted to buy something a little nicer. LinusTechTips tested premium Noctua fans to find out if they actually kept their computer cooler or quieter.


Watch Out For A Non-Solicit Clause In Your Employment Contract

Employers tend to find all sorts of ways of restricting your activities after you leavea company. Watch out for a non-solicit clause in your next employment contract.


'Pre-Draft' Emails To Save Your Coworkers Time

Many emails we send ask the recipient to contact a third party on our behalf. If you include the suggested text, you’ll save everyone time and get the email out faster.