Briefly: Game of Thrones Meets Amazon, goCatch Two-Up Discount

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Amazon Prime’s HBO shenanigans and a goCatch ANZAC discount.


The Pivotal Technique Cuts The Crap Out Of Learning How To Change

Figuring out a plan for your life and where you want it to go is literally impossible. Even if you can decide what you want, mapping out all the steps is a gargantuan task that will necessarily change. Skip the superfluous stress by identifying two simple, key points: where you are and where you’re going.


Turn A Recliner Into The Ultimate Desk Chair

Comfort is key when you’re spending long hours in front of the computer. Hack a La-Z-Boy (or other recliner) into a rolling desk chair, and your back might thank you.


10 Tasks You Should Never Put On The Back Burner

When things get busy, we all have tasks we put off. Sometimes, items end up delayed out of necessity. If you are putting off the right things, it can be a good move to reduce your workload. But if you procrastinate on the wrong tasks, you might be setting yourself up for trouble later. So, what tasks should you avoid putting on your back burner?


How I Work: Jimmy Soni, Managing Editor Of The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is, of course, one of the landmark blogs of the internet, and it has grown into a diverse outlet that covers everything from politics to entertainment to local news. Overseeing the editorial operation is Jimmy Soni, whose own work has been featured in The Atlantic, Politico and more. We caught up with Jimmy to learn how he manages his workload and the HuffPo empire.


How To Set Up MAME On A Mac

Earlier in the week, we responded to an Ask Lifehacker question about some possible uses for an unused Mac Mini. A few comments wanted to know how to set up MAME on a Mac.


Five New Ways To Improve Your Life

Improving your life isn’t always a matter of making big complex changes: often it’s the small incremental steps that add up. Here are five new techniques that you can apply to make life better.


The Ideal Status Length Is 100 Characters For Twitter, 40 For Facebook

No one wants to read a social media status that feels like a book. According to Buffer, there might be “ideal” lengths for getting the most responses.


Hide And Show Desktop Icons On OS X With An Automator Service

A cluttered desktop is not only distracting, it can slow down your Mac. If you want to temporarily hide your Mac’s desktop icons, you can do so with a simple AppleScript and Automator.


Build A Mobile Electronics Prototyping Kit Inside A Suitcase

Not everyone has a lot of space to build their DIY projects, which is why Digital DIY forum member Baldor decided to build one into a suitcase. It includes a set of breadboards, voltage regulators, voltmeters, development boards, and a layer with various cables and power supplies.