The Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

While the US is getting its Thanksgiving on, we’re thankful every day for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!). Here are our favourites.


Four Reasons Why You Should Read Literature

You can probably remember the feeling of discontent that came when you were assigned literature to read in school. It’s hard to find the desire to read old books about old topics when there are exciting new things happening right now, but here are four very big reasons why you should anyway.


C.S. Lewis On Reading Literature: Those Who Don't Inhabit A Tiny World

It should come as no surprise that C.S. Lewis, the world-renowned author of The Chronicles of Narnia series, believes that everyone should read books. Reading gives you the ability to see an infinite number of perspectives all while remaining yourself.


Don't Look For Perfect On A First Date

A lot of us go around trying to find that perfect somebody. Yet the person who completes you probably isn’t nearly as perfect as you might hope. Use your pessimism to set realistic expectations about the people you date.


Fix Yosemite Wi-Fi Issues With A Terminal Command

OS X Yosemite has had a slew of issues with Wi-Fi, namely that connections are randomly dropping out or slowing down. If you’re affected by this, developer Mario Ciabarra has a Terminal command that will fix the issue.


Have More Meaningful Conversations To Avoid Burning Your Bridges

You’ve probably heard the saying “don’t burn your bridges before you cross them”. Usually, it’s a caution against doing things like suddenly quitting while telling your boss what you really think of him. Sales professional Tom Powers writes on LinkedIn that “burning bridges” is more often a slow burn that happens in small ways over time.


Briefly: Batman Vs Darth, Steam Sale, 17 Pics That 'Broke' The Internet

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 17 pictures that blew up the internet in 2014, 78% off Amiga/C64 emulators, who would win in a fight between Batman and Darth Vader?


The Limefuel Rugged Keeps Your Gear Charged, Can Take A Beating

Battery packs are easy to come by, but it’s more difficult to find a battery pack that will keep your gear charged, charge it completely if it’s low on battery, and still be sturdy and well-built enough to go with you anywhere. The Limefuel Rugged fits the bill perfectly. Here’s why.


Ask LH: Should I Lie About Having A Job?

Hey Lifehacker, If I’m looking for work, is it better to lie and say that I am currently employed, or should I fess up and say that I’m not? I wonder whether it looks better to a prospective employer to say that I am already employed.


Better Diary Makes It Easy To Track And Review Your Journals

Android: We know that keeping a journal has benefits to your health and creativity. Better Diary, unlike most apps, is geared towards self-reflective journalling.