Develop Mental Toughness By Keeping Your Duties Visible

Mental toughness is something we can all benefit from. John Corcoran at The Art of Manliness suggests displaying your different duties — or job descriptions — to yourself so you can be the soldier of your own life and keep strong.


Why Your Phone Can't Get A Signal When You Get Off A Plane

Ever lost a call the second you walked off a plane? Or noticed that your phone can’t seem to find anything to connect to in the first place? Wired took a look at why that is.


WineGlass Uses Your iPhone's Camera To Rate Wines

iOS: Feel overwhelmed by the wine list at a restaurant? Wine Glass scans the wine list for you and offers suggestions on which wines to order.


Create An 'Invitational' Elevator Pitch To Advance Your Career

Elevator pitches are those 30-second (or 128-word) opportunities to talk about yourself and why you matter. At a new job, consider giving the target of your speech a specific invitation to seek you out for your skills.


Briefly: New Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer, Mir Mine Gallery, Cheap Games

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch an extended five-minute trailer to Guardians Of The Galaxy, inside the biggest man-made hole on Earth, get six Square Enix video games for $1.


Online Bargains For Hump Day (If You Act Fast)

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include 20% off at JB Hi-Fi, cheap Square Ennix games and a $459 website-building course for free. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Which Cheap Smartphone Should You Buy?

A flagship smartphone usually costs somewhere in the region of $800, with some models creeping closer to one grand. That’s just silly money! If you’re willing to forgo the latest wizz-bang features — most of which are useless gimmicks — it’s possible to snag a cutting-edge phone for well under $400. Here are five of the best cheapskate-friendly models on the market.


Cloud Providers Won't Be Cutting Prices To Reflect A Lack Of Carbon Tax

Australia’s recently-repealed “carbon tax” had a direct impact on power prices, and power is one of the biggest components of data centre operating costs. But if you think that means cloud computing prices are about to fall, think again.


Research Shows That Seven Hours Of Sleep Might Be The Sweet Spot

Eight hours of sleep. Six hours of sleep. Seven hours of sleep. It seems like every year we see a study that claims that some amount of hours is better than another. The Wall Street Journal collects together a few studies that show data suggests that seven hours might be the sweet spot these days.


'The Point Of Life Is To Get S**t Done And Be Happy'

Here at Lifehacker, we may not always look to musical acts for our productivity tips (although there are exceptions), but Kanye West might have just summed up the entire point of lifehacking in general. Speaking to GQ, Kanye West dropped a number of memorable quotes.