The Seven Types Of Emails And How To Deal With Them

We all deal with inbox overload every day, whether it’s messages from work or suspicious salutations about a surprising inheritance. But you can categorise all the emails you receive into seven basic categories to more easily process them without taking all day.

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?

Google Now Can Provide Countdowns To Major Holidays In Reminders

Keeping track of holidays can be tricky. Google Now is making it a bit easier by giving you countdowns to holidays it recognises.

What Professional Organisers Really Do, And How They Can Help

When you hear “professional organiser”, your favourite reality TV shows about pack rats and hoarders may pop to mind. Professional organisers definitely help those people, but there’s much more to the profession than that. Organisers can help those of us too busy, too confused, too tired or too stressed to deal with our own clutter. Here’s what professional organisers really do and how they may be able to help you.

Briefly: Jurassic World Trailer, EA Origin Sale, GTA V Goes FPS

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: EA’s Mega Origin sale, Grand Theft Auto V in first-person mode, new Jurassic Park movie upsets dino-nerds.

Schedule To-Dos In Advance Only When You're Certain To Complete Them

Although skipping a task deadline that you’d set for yourself might seem harmless, the small failures can slowly drain you of motivation to stick with your original plan. Don’t bite off more than you can chew in a single day.

Briefly: World's Longest Zipline, Cheap Casio Watch, 50% Off Arctic Travel

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get $200 off Casio’s limited-edition F1 EFR-537RB-1A wristwatch, the world’s longest zipline roller-coaster launches in Australia, get 50% off Arctic travel.

Create Your Own Music Sleep Timer Or Alarm With Tasker

Android: You might wish your favourite music app had a sleep timer option to turn the music off after a set amount of time, or you may resent having an extra alarm clock app on your phone just so you can wake to your favourite music. There’s no reason to download special apps for these features when you can just set them up with Tasker.

Productive People Are Never 'Free'

Being truly productive is about more than just getting the things you need done each day. To be at your most productive you need to use all of your time to the fullest, and in that way you never really have a time when you’re “free”.

Avoid Being Late For Meetings By Scheduling Your Time Backwards

It’s OK to be late every once in a while, but when it regularly impacts you and others around you, it’s time to fix it. When you know you have to be somewhere at a certain time, count backwards from that point and plan your schedule as honestly as possible.