The Highland Home Screen

If you’re a fan of mountain landscapes and calming colours, this home screen is for you. The design employs colours used in the background image to give the UI a soft tint.


Decide If A Meeting Is Worth It With These Four Questions

Not every meeting needs to be a meeting. Some cold have just been emails or even a quick message. Before you schedule (or attend!) a meeting, ask yourself these four questions to determine if it will really be worth your time.


Why We Spell 'Focusing' And 'Focused' With Just One S

Focusing and focused are words that cause frequent spelling confusion. Do they have one S or two? And why?


The Best Way To Pack A Suitcase

Sure, it’s tempting just to jam it all in there and jump on the top. But a little careful planning can make your packing much smoother. Here’s how.


The Tea Towel Is The Germiest Thing In Your Kitchen, So Wash It Already

A recent study on food preparation found that lots of people aren’t very careful about avoiding foodborne illness, and contaminate all sorts of surfaces in the kitchen. The dirtiest item on the list? Tea towels.


Ask LH: How Can I Stop Getting So Embarrassed When I Do Something Stupid?

Dear Lifehacker, Every time I do something embarrassing, I find myself frozen in terror. Sometimes it’s warranted, but other times I feel like I’m just dwelling on something that doesn’t matter. How can I stop freaking out at every little misstep?


The Bright White Swedish Workspace

Today’s featured workspace looks immaculate, with its pristine white walls, simple white desk, and wood accents. Those skylights help too.


Minority Report’s Science Advisor Explains The 'Workplace UI' Of The Future

John Underkoffle is the CEO of Oblong Technologies; a telecollaboration company specialising in non-traditional user interfaces (UIs). He was also the brains behind the “spatial operating environment” in the science fiction film Minority Report. Since then, Underkoffle has turned his movie magic into a commercial reality for conference room collaboration. In the very near future, he believes everyone will be touching the air like Tom Cruise to get stuff done in the office. Here is his ethos.


Eat High-Cellulose Vegetables To Suppress Hunger And Stay Full

There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and hunger when you’re on a diet. Expanding your tummy through voluminous food, however, can help keep your grumbling stomach at bay.


How To Deal With Science Deniers

Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination denial, preventable diseases are making a comeback.