Invert The 80/20 Rule To Identify The Causes Of Your Biggest Problems

We’ve all heard of the 80/20 rule (or Pareto Principle) that says 80 per cent of your success will come from 20 per cent of your effort. The inverse, however, is often true as well: 80 per cent of your problems will come from 20 per cent of your circumstances.


What Necessary Adult Skills Were You Never Taught Growing Up?

When you’re young, you spend most of your time getting an education to help prepare you for being an adult. And yet some things slip through the cracks. What weren’t you taught that you think you should have?


AutoWear Brings Tasker's Customised Voice Commands To Android Wear

Android: With Tasker, you can create a custom Google Now command for just about anything. Android Wear allows you to trigger regular Google Now commands from your wrist, and now Auto Wear allows you to do the same with those custom voice commands.


How We Work 2015: The Complete Series

Over the last fortnight, Lifehacker’s editors, writers and contributors have shared their favourite productivity tips and techniques. We’ve gathered them all together here in one handy location.


Why Thinking Too Long-Term Can Sabotage Your Success

Short-term thinking gets a bad rap when we talk about time management, but if you focus purely on your long-term goals, you might be on the road to burnout. Neglecting your immediate, short-term needs can just stress you out more, despite your meticulous planning.


Memory Map Shows You What's Taking Up Space In Android

Android: No matter how much space you have on your phone or tablet, you’ll eventually fill it up. If you’re running low on space, Memory Map will show you what’s using up the all that storage.


How To Stop Hating Yourself And Start Down The Path To Self-Respect

We’re all prone to a little self-loathing now and again, and sometimes that’s a dark road that can only get worse. Thankfully, it’s not too difficult to fight back if you can get yourself in the right mindset.


John D. Rockefeller's Best Career Lessons

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny his impact. John D. Rockefeller was the founder of Standard Oil, the company started in 1870 that fathered modern businesses like Chevron and ExxonMobil. He was also a notable philanthropist. Here are some of the career lessons we can learn from his life.


How We Work 2015: Whitson Gordon's Favourite Productivity Tips And Gear

Our annual How We Work roundup, where Lifehacker staffers and contributors share their favourite tips and tools for better productivity, concludes with US Lifehacker editor-in-chief Whitson Gordon.


Behind The App: The Story Of AllCast

When was the last time you burned a DVD so you could watch a video on your TV? Or set up a laptop on the living room carpet, cables strewn about, so you could watch a video on the big screen? That’s all becoming old hat, thanks to apps like AllCast.