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Betternet Is A Free, Unlimited VPN With No Registration

Windows/iOS/Android/Chrome/Firefox: A good VPN is a handy tool. A free, unlimited one is even better. Betternet aims to make using a VPN (as well as my wordplay) dead simple.

Why Mosquitoes Like Some People More Than Others

You might’ve experienced this before. You hang out outdoors with a group of friends, but you alone leave with multiple mosquito bites while everyone else gets away scot-free. What the heck?! This video explains why some people are just mosquito magnets, and what you can do about it if that’s you.

How The Impact Bias Affects Your Expectations Of Happiness

One of the odd quirks about human psychology is how bad we are at predicting our own future emotional states. We think good news will make us dramatically happier and a catastrophe will drag us down indefinitely, but the truth is much more counter-intuitive.

'Wanting Is An Option Your Mind Provides, Not An Order You Have To Follow'

There’s a fundamental difference between “want” and “need,” and it all comes down to choice. As difficult as fighting off your wants may seem, it can help to remind yourself that you’re the one calling the shots.

All The Ways Birth Control Pills Can Affect Your Sex Life, For Better Or Worse

The Pill has become one of the most popular, and most effective birth control methods. But messing with your hormones can alter your sex life in positive and negative ways. Here’s what you need to know, as a pill-taker or as the partner of one.

Free Games Friday: Torque Burnout, Star Wars, Tales From The Borderlands

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.

How To Optimise Your Hotel Room To Get A Good Night's Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep at a hotel can be hit and miss. Sometimes there’s unexpected noise or the air conditioning isn’t working and you have to improvise fixes to your hotel room to get a good night’s sleep, as travel writer David Farley found on a recent trip to Bangkok.

Video Briefly: Jean-Claude Van Damme Kills 393 People, Water Droplet Porn, Terrible Wargaming Trailer

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers: A video of Jean-Claude Van Damme demolishing a ton of people over his 25 year movie career, a hypnotic video of a water droplet wrapping itself around a sheet of plastic and the awful trailer for Master Of Orion.

Streamline Your Budget With These Excel Shortcuts

There are plenty of awesome online tools to help you manage your budget, but there’s nothing wrong with good, old-fashioned Excel, either. And these shortcuts can help make your spreadsheet budgeting a little easier.

How To Move Through The Bush Like An Apex Predator

Ever wanted to be “vewy, vewy quiet” outdoors? Whether you’re hunting rabbits, playing paintball or preparing for the coming Apocalypse, it’s a skill that’s handy to learn. Thankfully, it’s not that difficult to master. This guide contains everything you need to know.

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