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Ask LH: Which Laptops Are Good Choices For School?

Hi Lifehacker, Next year the school my sons attend is introducing a BYOD policy, so I have to buy laptops or tablets for each of them. They both have desktops at home.


Omnistat Puts A System Monitor In Your iPhone's Notification Center

iOS: Sometimes, you just want to know everything that’s going on with your iPhone or iPad. Omnistat is an app that does just that. It gives you lots of info about your device, and it displays it all right in the Notification Center.


Identify And Avoid 'Ah, Screw It' Moments To Form Better Habits

Making new habits is difficult because it forces our brains to alter what comes naturally to us. Naturally, this leads to moments where we say “Ah, screw it” and go back to our old ways. Identifying when these happen can be key to overcoming them and sticking to the habit.


Master Self-Control By Thinking Of Urges As A Passing Wave

Developing self control is not always easy to do, especially when you’re trying to change a habit you’ve developed over time. To help fight your desire and stay the course, think of desire as a wave that builds and eventually passes by.


How 'Extreme Reach Barriers' Keep You From Improving Yourself

Achieving a goal takes work, but we often blow that work out of proportion. Ramit Sethi calls these “extreme reach barriers”, and these psychological barriers can shut down a goal before you even start.


How Inbox By Gmail Works, And How To Use It Productively

Last week, Google released a brand new email manager called Inbox. If you’re new to Inbox or just confused about what it does and how it works, here’s what we’ve found after a week of using it.


I'm Slava Rubin, CEO Of Indiegogo, And This Is How I Work

Over the past few years, crowdfunding has changed the ways both amateurs and professionals approach their passion projects. From art and cinema to prototyped tech products, there’s no limit to range of projects that have found life on sites like Indiegogo.


The Secret Powers Of Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome’s address bar doesn’t seem to offer much at first glance — type in a URL and you’re taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use it.


WikiTweaks Adds Pop-Up Summaries, Removes Clutter On Wikipedia

Chrome: Wikipedia is a useful tool, but its navigation hasn’t changed much over the last few years. WikiTweaks gives you some new options to play around with.


Analyse Your Flawed Beliefs To Achieve Your Goals

We all hold ourselves back by staying within our comfort zones. By analysing your current beliefs, you might be able to shift them and break free of the ones that cage you.