Notable PDF Edits PDFs From Within Chrome

Chrome: Notable PDF is a Chrome extension lets you edit PDF files from within the Chrome browser. This extension works offline, too, so it’s a great add-on for Chromebooks.


Three Ways Your Personal Photos Are Vulnerable To Hackers

Recent reports of celebrities having nude or risqué photos of themselves leaked online highlights the serious risk of hackers getting access to our personal pictures.


Taming The Mammoth: Stop Caring What Other People Think

It’s part of the universal human experience: an irrational and unproductive obsession with what other people think of you. But with a little thought and perspective you can learn to rein in your self-conscious paranoia and better express your true self.


Why Being Idle Can Lead To Better Thinking

Studies show that people would rather do something — anything — than be alone with their thoughts. The idea that doing something trumps doing nothing is no new phenomenon. But it’s through reflection, daydreaming, and introspection that we make sense of information and experiences and come up with new insight and ideas.


Build Trust With Others Using The Johari Window Model

Teams work best together when the individuals trust each other, but building trust can be difficult. The Johari Window model is a tool you and another party can use to share information about yourselves in order to build stronger, more trusting relationships.


Briefly: Hula Hoop Madness, Ed Husic Vs. Australia Tax, Diet Hacks

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Scientists empirically discover the best cheese for pizza, Ed Husic comes out swinging against anti-piracy laws, watch a girl dance with 30 hula hoops at once.


Why We Fail To Turn Intentions Into Actions

Take a moment to think of a task you wish to accomplish in the next three months. It should be something specific like clearing out your backyard, or completing an online course, so that you could judge, definitively, if and when it has been completed. As you think about it right now, how likely would you say it is that you will finish the task by the end of spring?


Road Sign Mistake Reminds Us Why Accuracy Matters

We spend most of our time at Mind Your Language pointing out common spelling and grammar mistakes. Sometimes it’s worth reminding people of the consequences of a lax attitude to careful writing. This is one of those times.


You Might Enjoy An Experience More The Longer You Have To Wait For It

Most people believe buying experiences instead of possessions will bring you more satisfaction in the long run. But that doesn’t mean you have to hurry — a recent study suggests that the longer you have to wait for it, the more you’ll enjoy it.


Decryptolocker Saves You From Cryptolocker Ransomware

Cryptolocker is a nasty piece of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds them ransom. If you don’t pay for a code to unlock the files, you don’t get them back. FireEye and Fox-IT recently launched a tool to help users get their files back.