Ask LH: How Can I Learn To Write More Neatly?

Hi Lifehacker, Do you have any suggestions for learning how to write more neatly? As an adult it seems difficult to find tutors or classes that specialise in neatness for handwriting — there are plenty for children though. Is it just a matter of getting a blank exercise book and writing every day?


How To Handle Big Time Mess-Ups At Work

To err is human, but sometimes when we realise we’ve handled something badly at work, we find ourselves at a loss to how we should deal with it. Here are the steps you can take to pick up the pieces and limit the long-term damage as much as possible.


Write 'Morning Pages' By Hand Every Day To Boost Productivity

Author and journalist Julia Cameron claims the secret to a productive day is actually a simple routine. Every morning, take a pen and three blank pages and write down whatever you want to fill those pages.


Create A Chrome Search Shortcut With A Right Click

Chrome: Many of you probably know how to search a specific site within the Chrome Omnibox using keyword bookmarks. You may not know that you can actually do it from lots of sites with a simple right click.


Your Day Job Isn't An Excuse To Not Pursue Your Passion

Most creative minds in history did not have the pleasure of sitting around only working on what they wanted. They had day jobs — just like you — because they still had to put food on the table, but that didn’t stop them.


Briefly: Where The Robot Jobs Are, Ultimate Camera Buying Guide

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including which jobs the robots will take first and everything you need to know about buying a new camera.


Lifehacker's $13,000 Dell Workstation PC Giveaway: Tell Us How You Work To Win!

Do you use a high-performance PC for work? Tell us how you use it, and thanks to Dell and Intel, Lifehacker has almost $13,000 of Precision workstations up for grabs. You could win a Precision M3800 performance laptop with Core i7 quad-core processor (valued at $4,000) or a Precision T3610 workstation PC. With six-core Intel Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro graphics, this desktop is worth $8872. Ready to boost your computational power and maximise work efficiency? Enter to win here.


If Your Method Of Taking On A New Habit Isn't Working, Flip It Around

Sometimes the ideal way to take on a new habit or goal is trying the complete opposite of what you imagine is the best approach.


Trim 'Ego Commitments' From Your Life And Get Back Some Time

Many of us take on responsibilities because they provide us prestige or recognition. If you have time constraints, consider dropping a few of these. Jeff Haden writes over at LinkedIn that dropping these “ego commitments” is an easy way to increase your productivity.


Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught In School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally taught in a formal setting. Here are some of the subjects and skills we wish we’d learned in school. (You can still learn them now. It’s never too late!)