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Study Stressing You Out? Try Cuddling A Furry Friend

It’s currently “crunch time” at schools and universities around Australia, which means plenty of students are starting to have exam-induced freak outs. If you or your son/daughter are in the midst of a study cram, there is a simple, science-proven remedy that will help to bring stress levels down. It involves whiskers. And fur.

Ask LH: Is A Notepad Or A Laptop Better For Students?

Hi Lifehacker. I will be finishing the HSC soon and starting university next year. For lectures I’m not sure if I should bring an exercise book or my laptop? What is the most common among university students?

Journaley Is A Simple, Free, Private Journaling App For Windows

Windows: There are lots of great reasons to keep a journal, but if you’re looking for the perfect app to help you start, keep your entries organised, add photos and links, and even make it easy to go back and see what you’ve posted in the past, Journaley is a free Windows app that does the trick nicely.

If You're Going To Multitask, At Least Do It Right

“Multitasking” has become a bad word. Most research says that our brains aren’t truly capable of focusing on multiple things at once, but that doesn’t mean multitasking is evil. If you want to multitask, here’s how to get the most out of it.

The Floating, Hand-Crafted Wood, Triple Monitor Workspace

Your desk, bookshelves, and other furniture really don’t need legs, as long as you can bolt them to the wall. That’s the case for this space-saving DIY workspace, with its wall-mounted planks of wood.

GoogleGIFs Extension Animates GIFs On Google Image Searches

Chrome: Google Image Search is a pretty great way to find the right GIF when you need it, but the results don’t actually animate unless you select each GIF at once. The GoogleGIFs Chrome extensions fixes this.

Tweak Hidden Firefox Settings With Free Tool ConfigFox

Braver souls venture regularly into the about:config section of Firefox, but only a few return having made any useful changes. ConfigFox promises to make the life of the casual (and determined) browser tweaker easier by providing a nice user interface and tool set for altering Firefox’s internals.

Why Notepads Are Better For Productivity [Infographic]

Most of us only put pen to paper during the occasional lecture or workplace meeting. The rest of the time, we stick to a mouse and keyboard. This infographic explains why you should make more time for old-school scribbling.

The Lifehacker Work Playlists: Your Ideal Music For Getting Things Done

We asked what music you liked to listen to when you’re getting work done and you delivered. Here are six awesome productivity playlists hand picked by Lifehacker readers.

Slash Keyboard Makes It Easy To Text GIFs, Videos And More From One Spot

iOS: If you want to text someone a GIF or a song, you usually have to copy and paste the link from another app. Slash Keyboard eliminates this step with an iOS keyboard that lets you share GIFs, songs, videos, and more directly from your texting client.

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