Ask LH: Is There Really A Benefit To Special Exercise Clothing?

Dear Lifehacker, I exercise a few times a week and sometimes when I’m at the gym I see people all tricked out in crazy-looking clothing. Is there really a benefit to wearing anything beyond some shorts and a cotton t-shirt?


Conquer BYOD By Treating Everyone As External

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are often focused on defining exactly what employees can and can’t do. In some cases, it may be more helpful to stop drawing that distinction between internal workers and external users.


How To Virtualise Android On Your PC So You Can Try Before You Buy

You probably know that you can run a desktop operating system in a virtual machine for testing. You can do the same thing for Android, and it’s a great way to test out a phone before you buy it. Here’s how to set it up.


Create Reminders And Calendar Events From The Google Search Bar

As long as you’re logged in to your Google account, creating new reminders or appointments on your calendar is as easy as visiting the Google homepage and typing into the search bar. You don’t have to open reminders specifically, or go right to your calendar — Google will handle the rest.


Sanitise Or Quarantine Your Hotel Room's TV Remote Before Using It

We’ve mentioned how dirty remote controls are, and they may not be cleaned very often — if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants’ germs before using it, but there are other options too.


Book An Anti-Procrastination Appointment To Tackle Unwanted Tasks

We all have some tasks we like to avoid, like getting paperwork in order. But they still have to be done. Asian Efficiency recommends scheduling an anti-procrastination appointment with yourself where you do nothing but that task.


How To Say What You Really Mean At Work (And Be Heard)

Navigating conversations in the work place can often leave you dealing with “fake talk” and useless jargon to avoid conflicts and difficult topics, but sometimes you need to speak up and be heard.


The Simple Renovations You Can Do In A Rental Bathroom

If you live in a rental, your landlord may be reluctant to spend money on expensive upgrades, even if they’re necessary. But a few simple and cheap steps are all it takes to make a huge improvement.


Carry A Different Credit Card Than Your Spouse While Travelling

Nothing can ruin a holiday like having your wallet or purse stolen. Minimize the hassle of being without a credit card by carrying different cards than your spouse.


Estimate The Right Condom Size With A Toilet Paper Roll

When it comes to having safe sex, most advice regarding condoms ends as “use them”. However, improperly fitted condoms can be drastically less effective than the right one. They can slip off, break or get lost inside a partner. To help estimate what size you need, use a toilet paper roll.