How Your Smartphone Can Be Good For Your Mental Health

When it comes to mental health, technologies such as smartphones and social media networks are almost always discussed in terms of the dangers they pose. Alongside concerns expressed in the media, some experts believe that technology has a role in the rising rates of mental health problems. However, there is also evidence to suggest your smartphone could actually be good for your mental health.

Master Many Foreign Languages By Thinking Like An Actor

For those of us who aren’t polyglots, learning multiple foreign languages seems like a huge intellectual feat. BBC interviewed people who know 20 or more languages and found some common traits among them, including the ability to behave like a cultural chameleon.

The Coolest Android M Features Google Didn't Announce

Yesterday, at Google I/O, Google announced Android M and teased us with a bunch of cool features. Android M is already available for download on some devices, so there’s even more to discover in the preview. Here are just some of the sweet features that Google didn’t announce.

NOVA's Evolution Lab Is An Interactive, Guided Tour Of The Tree Of Life

If you’re interested in biology, or are just curious what humans have in common with a mushroom, or how a bacteria could possibly be related to dinosaurs, the NOVA Evolution Lab is a crash course. You’ll learn how living things are related, what DNA is and how it works, and hear from biologists working in the field.

Briefly: New Scrabble Words, Aussie Movie Frenzy

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including new words for Scrabble and the best Aussie movies to watch this weekend.

Makerbook Is A Huge Collection Of Free Resources For Creative Projects

When you’re working on a big project, tracking down free assets is often key to keeping costs down. Makerbook is a collection of places where you can find free assets, including mockups, audio and image.

Be Proud Of Your Side Gig To Be More Productive

If you have a second job, you might feel embarrassed by it. However, if you’re open about your work, you’ll be able to spend your time as efficiently as possible without stressing over others finding out about your side gig.

All The Important Stuff Google Announced At I/O 2015

Today, Google kicked off its I/O conference with the traditional keynote full of new product announcements. Here are all the most interesting things Google revealed.

Inbox By Gmail Is Now Available Without An Invite

Today, Google finally stripped Inbox of its invitation requirement. If you’ve wanted to get in on the email-as-a-to-do-list action, you can now sign up for Inbox directly.

All The New Features Of Android M

Today, Google announced the developer preview of the newest version of Android. The new version, Android M, will be out later in the year. However, those with certain Nexus devices can download the preview starting today. Here’s what you can expect in the next version of Android.