Catch Up On The Best Lifehacker Stories You Missed Over The Break

I’m back at the Lifehacker desk after a Christmas/New Year holiday, but that doesn’t mean we stopped publishing over that time. Here are the best stories from the last fortnight you might have missed.

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Seven 52-Week Challenges For An Incredibly Productive Year

Get the new work year off on the right foot by taking up any (or all) of these challenges.

Most Popular Lifehacker Posts Of 2013

Over the last two weeks of December, we rounded up the most popular Lifehacker stories of 2013. Here are all those posts in one easy-to-digest list.

Porridge Life Lessons: What I Learned In A Year Of Eating Oats

Kotaku editor Mark Serrels explains how porridge revolutionised his life. This is not an exaggeration.

Plan Your Free Online Education At Lifehacker U (January 2014 Edition)

The latest in our regular Lifehacker U roundups highlights the best free courses available online. If your resolution for 2014 is to learn something new, this is the place to start.

Why You Think You’re Great At Everything, Even When You Suck

Don’t feel bad about your high opinion of yourself — you can’t help it.

How To Pick The Perfect Computer Monitor

The right screen can make a big difference to your productivity. Here’s what you need to know.

Seven Clever Ways To Use Your Phone’s Camera For More Than Just Photos

Pretty pictures are fine, but your smartphone camera has a lot more potential.

Where Digital Fails: The Pitfalls Of Ditching Your Physical Media

Digital media is great in terms of storage space, but there are downsides to your all-binary entertainment future.

How To Stop Google+ From Taking Over All Of Your Google Apps

Feel like Google is trying to force you to use Google+? There are still ways to avoid it.

Our Summerhacker 2013 series

Many of us are back in the office, but that doesn’t mean the hot weather has stopped. Check out our Summerhacker posts for tips on staying cool.