Just because someone is evil doesn't mean they can't teach us something worthwhile, and the millionaires of the world are no different. Even though you may consider some of them evil, there's no doubting that they know how to amass a fortune. With that in mind, here are just a few of the most applicable tips from evil millionaires (money laundering not covered or implied).
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We all like free stuff, but it often comes at a hidden cost: you become the product. If you stop asking companies for handouts and mooch off of your friends, you can get even better benefits with practically no sacrifice.
Some people call it their battlestation; others call it their command centre. In honour of Evil Week, we're going to call your home office setup your secret lair. Here are some of the best DIY projects and gear you can use to keep it safe, secure and stocked for whatever nefarious plan you may cook up next.
If you're looking to do evil for the long term, it's time to start looking at a career. While bank robberies and kidnapping are great on a freelance level, you can't start a family with that type of lifestyle. With that in mind, let's take a look at the best careers for evildoers who are looking to really settle in and master their craft.
Have you ever wondered why characters like Hannibal Lecter are so compelling? Almost despite ourselves, we're drawn to them regardless of their deeply evil nature. But they have a charisma that's born from an unshakeable sense of self-confidence. It allows them to feel free to be themselves with apologies to no one. Luckily, you can develop the confidence of a serial killer without sacrificing any of your moral standards.
Yearly train tickets are a good way to avoid the weekly queue. They can also save you quite a lot of money, although they're far from cheap. Depending on where you alight from, a yearly ticket can cost upwards of $1000. If you're not concerned about breaking the law, you could potentially follow this extremely evil hack and pay a lot less.
Arduino fans, this project turns TVs on when you want them off. It makes a perfect April Fools' Day joke or gag gift -- or, in the spirit of Evil Week, use it anytime of year to drive people crazy. You can hide it in something inconspicuous, and assuming you already have an Arduino and tools, it costs next to nothing to make.
Information is knowledge, and knowledge is power. If you want someone to rally to your cause, support your position or put you in a position of authority, you need to be able to back up your positions and sway others from theirs. The trouble is not every point has supporting data, and not every opinion is swayed by facts. That doesn't have to slow you down though. Here's how to find data to support any point, even the ones you disagree with, so you can better inform your own.
OK, if you don't think our Evil Week suggestions so far have been nasty enough, or you just don't like the increasing prominence of Halloween in Australia, this will appeal. Instead of handing out lollies to costumed kiddies, prepare a letter for the fatter specimens to give to their parents explaining what terrible human beings they are.
There are a number of virtues we consider the hallmarks of "the hero"L honesty, justice, bravery and so forth. We instill these values in younger people, as parents and teachers; we inscribe them in institutions and within ethics. Indeed, there is an entire rich moral system, commonly known as Virtue Ethics, which encourages striving toward these kinds of virtues.
We all have that one friend who is ridiculously prickly when it comes to movie spoilers. You know the type we're talking about -- the moment anyone brings up a movie they haven't seen, they fly into an indignant, teeth-gnashing rage.
Even if the "spoiler" is insignificant to the plot, they'll still relentlessly guilt-trip you and try to make you feel like a thoughtless monster. We think this behaviour needs to be stamped out. With extreme prejudice.
It's Evil Week here at Lifehacker, and we're sharing plenty of techniques for bringing a little evil into your life. But there's one question we're really curious about. What's the most evil thing you've ever done?