Misunderstood Money Maths: Why Interest Matters More Than You Think

Interest is quite possibly the most complex bit of maths that the average person has to use every day. Like the Force, it can be used for good or for evil, and it binds the galaxy together.


Life360 Helps You Stay Connected With Your Travel Partners

iOS/Android/Windows: When you travel with friends or a partner, it’s important to have time apart so everyone can engage in the activities they want. However, this can make it difficult to meet up later on. Life360‘s app helps you easily see each others location.


Make Your Walkway More Visible With Glow Paint And Rocks

Rocks are cool enough on their own, but with just a little help you can make them even more useful. Add a little glow-in-the-dark paint, for example, and you can create a glowing guided walkway.


Curb Impulsive Shopping By Saving As Much As You Spend

If you’re an impulse shopper and you want to do something about it, consider impulse saving. Each time you make an impulsive purchase, put that same amount into a savings account.


Why Taking A Vacation Might Be The Best Way To Improve Productivity

Daily optimisation techniques that help you produce better work and live a better quality of life can be very helpful to your to daily living, but we often get caught up in the work and forget to relax. In fact, we drastically underestimate how much we need breaks. Real breaks.


Find A Devil's Advocate To Argue Against Your Ideas Early

Anyone who’s watched an episode of House knows the value of constructively poking holes in an idea. When you have an idea for a project, find someone who’s willing to argue against it early on to refine it.


Focus On Habits, Not Hypotheticals, To Save More Money

If you want to save more money, it’s helpful to focus on your actual spending habits. Personal finance blog Afford Anything points out that many people believe they’re saving money on things they would never buy in the first place.


Draw A Perfect Circle With A Speed Square

A speed square has many obvious uses for marking up your building materials. Here’s a small hidden feature you may not know about: it can also draw perfect circles.


Balancing Paid Gigs With Passion Projects: Three Questions To Ask

I like to write, and I like to make money. Sometimes, those two interests overlap. Most of the time, I find myself struggling to balance passion projects with paid work. When you’re freelancing, it can be a challenge to decide which gigs are worth your time. A fellow freelancer recently offered a solution: ask yourself the following three questions to decide on a gig.


Video Briefly: Space Lamb Chops, Mean Tweets, Top 5 Pranks Of 2014

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Beyonce’s 7/11 music video, watch a lamb chop float 25,000km above the Earth, amazing Chernobyl drone footage.