relaxation

This Music Is Designed To Help You Relax And Sleep

The right kind of music can soothe us into a perfect state of relaxation. Add this scientifically based, hour-long video to your nighttime playlist to get more sleep.


How To Breathe Properly

You might think there’s only one way to breathe — the way you do naturally — but you’d be wrong. Certain methods take more work than others, and you can improve your health by doing it better.


How You Can Learn To Finally, Really Relax

It seems like relaxing is something everyone should be able to do, but those of us who are constantly stressed, are workaholics, or have certain health issues don’t have an easy “off” switch. Relaxation is something we actually have to learn and practise, much like happiness. And, like happiness, learning to relax is extremely important for your health and well-being. Let’s take a look at the ways we can beat chronic tension and finally slow down.


The Busy Person's Guide To Reducing Stress

Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples’ lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems and more. But we’re busy — how do we drop the stress levels down while still getting our jobs done, and taking care of ourselves and our families?


Ask LH: What's The Difference Between All These Types Of Massages?

Dear Lifehacker, I really need a massage, but I’m confused by the dozens of different types to choose from. What’s the difference between a Swedish massage, a deep tissue massage and a Shiatsu massage? How do I know which one to pick?


Why You Should Seek Quiet Every Day

Every day around 3pm, my brain gets weary. I’ve tried numerous techniques to counter this challenge: coffee (especially when McDonald’s is giving away free smalls), splashing cold water on my face, surfing around online, snacking. Yet I’ve found one technique to be the most effective: going for a walk.


Science Explains Why Slacking Online Really Makes You More Productive

If you’re reading this at work in between things you should be doing, or if you like to kill time at the office by heading over to Facebook, Twitter or one of your favourite blogs, good news: that idle time — in moderation — actually makes you more productive by giving your brain a chance to reset. Here’s why.


Ask LH: What Should I Do During My University Break?

Hi Lifehacker, I have just finished my spring session for university, and only have exams to go. I was wondering if you have any tips on things I can do in my university break before I go back in early March? I already have a job and play a sport, but having another 48 hours free a week, I feel like if I don’t have any plans I’ll fritter the time away.


Science Explains Why Social Support Is The Best Cure For Stress

You probably already know that stress is terrible for us, but thankfully there are plenty of things we can do to push back the effect of it. This video from the folks at ASAPScience explains that too much stress can actually be lethal, and sometimes the best way to combat it is a little social interaction.


'There's Never Enough Time To Do All The Nothing You Want'

Everyone is always busy and filling time with things to do. The above quote from Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson reminds us that sometimes it’s best to do nothing at all.