learning

How To Blitz Your Technology, Science, Maths And Engineering Exams

With HSC exams coming up, students will be preparing to sit a range of different exams, from English to music to biology to languages. For study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) there are two sets of tactics for preparation: the usual, well-established ones; and the lesser-known but evidence-based approaches that have a powerful impact on learning.


This Video Shows How To Start Teaching Your Kids To Meditate

Meditation could be considered your brain’s scheduled maintenance. It’s not just for adults either.


Why Learning To Play An Instrument Is Good For Your Brain

If you’re looking for an exercise that’s fun, interesting, and will work out your entire brain, grab an instrument and start playing.


Salted Teaches You How To Cook With Videos From Top Chefs

Salted is a new membership program with online cooking bootcamps, courses and tutorials from acclaimed chefs. You can learn essential kitchen skills and recipes, as well as more advanced techniques.


Learn A Foreign Accent By Watching Films With Subtitles

Trying to learn another language? Foreign films can help you learn those words and accents, but a recent study suggests that subtitles can help a lot.


Plan Your Free Online Education At Lifehacker U (September 2014 Edition)

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school — freedom from the classroom just means you have more control over what you learn and when you learn it. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web for the latest edition of Lifehacker U, our regularly updating guide to improving your life with free, online university-level classes. Let’s get started.


Get An MBA-Equivalent Education With These Free Courses

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program — without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools such as Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.


Hold On To Your Inner Student To Stay Relevant In Your Field

There are benefits of presenting yourself as an expert. Confidence in your knowledge affords you respect from peers and clients alike, but it’s more important to stay humble and never stop learning.


Attend Full Classes To Boost Your Chance To Nab An Open Spot

Enrolling in popular university classes can be kind of a crapshoot. If you end up on a waiting list, try showing up for the first couple of classes anyway to boost your chances of nabbing an open spot.


Ask LH: How Do I Ask Someone To Be My Mentor?

Dear Lifehacker, I understand how useful it is to have a mentor, or someone whose experience I can benefit from. Once I’ve found someone though, how do I ask them? Do you just email them and ask, or is there a better way to make your case? Sincerely, Desperately Seeking Senpai