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Wavemon Monitors Your Raspberry Pi's Wi-Fi From The Command Line

If you’re running your Raspberry Pi in headless mode, it’s difficult to troubleshoot Wi-Fi problems. Raspberry Pi Spy points to Wavemon, a Linux utility that also happens to work great on the Raspberry Pi in the command line.


How To Stick To A Writing Schedule

The more you write the better you get at it. Whether you’re blogging for money or writing for yourself — perhaps for November’s NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month — here are some tips to develop a writing habit.


How To Jailbreak Your iPhone For iOS 8.1

Want to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad and add new features that Apple doesn’t support? Here’s how to go about it with iOS 8.1.


The Difference Between Shame And Guilt, And Why It Matters

Although shame and guilt may seem similar, shame is highly correlated with addiction, depression and aggression. In contrast, guilt is linked to empathy and understanding other perspectives.


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.