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Wired's Garth Sundem sat down with the Robert Bjork, director of UCLA's Learning and Forgetting Lab, to discuss how you can best "[pack] things in your brain in a way that keeps them from leaking out". What he learned? A lot of our basic assumptions are wrong.
Whether it's dingy, limp vegetables, limp salad, lumpy gravy, or gummy rice, even the best of us can succumb to simple, common cooking mistakes because we're not paying attention, using crappy ingredients, or just don't know any better. Thankfully this list from the folks at Cooking Light magazine walks us through over 40 common cooking errors that many people make, as well as how to fix them and save your taste buds.
You may think you know the best way to keep your kitchen clean, remember how to put on a fitted bed sheet, or spit used toothpaste into the sink, but there are better ways to do all of these things and more and you can learn them all from one video in 60 seconds. When you watch the video above, you'll learn the following tips and tricks: Need help waking up in the morning?
The moment you get effortlessly lost in work goes by any number of names: focus, concentration, escapism, flow, and countless others.
Dear Lifehacker, I've heard people murmur about "private" BitTorrent trackers and how they're so much better than sites like The Pirate Bay, but I don't really know what a private tracker is . Does it just increase my privacy?
Android phones are spectacular little devices because they're able to so much that others simply can't, but one big snag in that greatness is that many of those best features require that the phones be rooted . Whether you plan on installing custom ROMs or not, you may want to root your phone just to use the great apps that require root access. Here are the ten most essential apps available for Android that require root.
You've got a career, friends, family, and a mountain of other responsibilities that have a monopoly on your time. So how, amidst all those time-consuming responsibilities, do you find time to learn something new or tackle a passion project? Photo by blodgett esq .
Meat, especially steaks, can be expensive budget busters.
Bell peppers and onion rings make ingenious ring molds for eggs in the skillet. Not only do they impart wonderful flavor to the egg and keep the egg contained, they also look so beautiful. The Apron Strings blog shows off this simple technique.
WD-40 was first used by the military in the '50s to clean up Atlas missile parts.
I like oranges, but don't like getting my hands sticky with orange juice afterward.
You no doubt already know the importance of setting aside money for emergencies , but with regular savings account interest rates so low today, it may seem like you may as well keep your money under your mattress.
Often times, we have mixed feelings about our jobs and a hard time figuring out whether to stay or look for a different position. If you want to do some soul-searching, ask yourself the 10 questions on this career cheat sheet.
Android: Readability has always been a great way to strip articles of their web formatting for easy reading, and now you can extend that convenience to Android. You can save your articles from anywhere, and read them offline on any Android device—no ugly ads or web formatting in the way.
Dear Lifehacker, It seems like every large company I have to deal with these days is more interested in getting me off the phone and telling me that there's no one who can help me than they are in keeping their customers. When I call my cable provider, my cell phone company, and even my bank, they all run me around for even the simplest questions. I've all but given up hope.