The next time you have trouble falling sleep, skip the warm milk and head for the egg carton instead. Eggs contain tryptophan; an amino acid that acts as a natural sedative. They also encourage the production of insulin, which helps neural pathways get tryptophan to the brain.
John Lunn has participated in hundreds of hackathons in his time and is also the global director of BattleHack, one of the biggest hacking events on the map. This makes him a pretty good authority on what works and what doesn't. We asked John to share his expertise on what makes a great hackathon. Here are his top tips.
Practising gratitude is one of the surefire ways to increase your happiness. But just thinking grateful thoughts might not be enough. One study suggests we should focus on the imminent end of the things we're grateful for — to boost our happiness and enhance our gratitude.
According to a Reuters report, Britain's Interior Minister Amber Rudd, said "It is completely unacceptable, there should be no place for terrorists to hide. We need to make sure organisations like WhatsApp, and there are plenty of others like that, don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other. We need to make sure our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted WhatsApp".
Dear Lifehacker, In both my work and personal life, I'm supposed to delegate responsibilities to others. Usually, this is great, because it helps get things done, but some of my co-workers and family just don't do a good-enough job, whether it's incomplete reports or lousy laundry skills. Outside of doing everything myself or firing/no longer working with these folks, what can I do?
Travelling light is the way to go if you want to skip baggage fees. Plus, it's just easier to get around when you're carrying less junk. With that in mind, what are some travel items you always bring but never need?
Amazon's anticipated entry into the Australian market is expected to have a massive impact on local retailers like Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and Big W. Credit Suisse released a report last week that suggested Amazon's entry could be rated as somewhere between "Catastrophe" and "We're all going to die". But is it all Amazon's fault?
When I was 16, my French class was fortunate enough to visit France. We immediately went to the Louvre upon arrival in Paris, but I was so wiped out by jet lag, I sat down and fell asleep. The spot I had chosen, however, was actually an ancient work of art. Here's what would have happened had I broken it.