Most Popular Desktop Antivirus Application: Avast! Free Antivirus

A good antivirus tool doesn't have to cost a ton of money, and it doesn't have to drag your system down either. Last week we asked you for the best, then looked at the five best desktop antivirus applications. Now we're back to crown the crowd favorite. » 7/23/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Graduate School

We've discussed some important things to know if you're headed to college, but if you're headed to grad school, the game changes. In many fields, it's all but required, and even if it's not, it might be necessary to distinguish yourself from the competition. If that sounds familiar, here are some things we wish we… » 7/23/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Rotate Your Everyday Household Items for a Fresh Look and Even Wear

Odds are you have a few favorite items in your home: Your usual plates and favorite mug, or favorite sheets and blankets. The Kitchn has a simple way to keep your home from feeling stale (and beat the urge to buy new things) and to make sure everything wears evenly over time: Rotate those favorite items regularly. » 7/23/14 7:30am Today 7:30am

Read Carefully Before Signing Up for Debt Settlement Programs

Debt settlement is supposed to be a lifeline for people struggling with money. However, even legitimate programs with good intentions can leave consumers with more debt than they started with, according to a new report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Read carefully before handing over the reins to your debt. » 7/23/14 6:30am Today 6:30am

Apple Opens OS X Yosemite Beta to the Public, Sign Up Now

OS X Yosemite, the upcoming version of Apple's operating system, won't launch until the fall, but if you're interested in trying out its new features now, you can sign up for Apple's public beta today. The beta was previously limited to developers and dev accounts, but now it's open to the first million users who opt… » 7/23/14 6:20am Today 6:20am

Pyrus Organizes Multiple Projects, Makes Working with Others Easier

Pyrus is a webapp that makes it easy to organize multiple projects at the same time, bring in others and have them collaborate with you, manage due dates, set deadlines, and more, all from the same window. Think of it like Gmail for project management, with a dash of Google Wave for good measure. » 7/23/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

Probably specifically for things like remotes, but if you're traveling you probably have a clear plastic baggie in your luggage anyway (the TSA insists on it anyway for toiletries) or at least some cleaning wipes in your bag somewhere (they're useful for lots of things) so eh, why not tidy up. » 7/22/14 7:50am Yesterday 7:50am

Glassdoor's Job Explorer Finds Jobs You Didn't Know You Qualified For

Glassdoor took the wraps off their new Job Explorer today, a webapp that lets you search for jobs that your skills qualify you for that you may be overlooking. The tool also features a map that shows where you can find work with your skills, anywhere in the country, based on specific openings available right now. » 7/22/14 6:00am Yesterday 6:00am

How Can I Get My Boss to Let Me Wear Headphones at Work?

Dear Lifehacker,
I work in an open office environment, and I'd really like to put on my headphones and focus to some music while I work. I'm worried my coworker or boss might think I'm isolating myself, or not being a "team player" though. How can I explain I'm trying to be productive without coming off like I'm being… » 7/21/14 10:00am Monday 10:00am

Dietbet Puts Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, with Friends

A little social support goes a long way towards making positive changes, but putting something on the line helps too. Dietbet does both, and lets you combine your efforts with friends. You put some money into the collective pot, everyone commits to a goal and a period of time to complete it, and the people who make… » 7/21/14 7:30am Monday 7:30am

Avoid Phrases Like "I'm Swamped" to Keep Your Stress Level Down

Regardless of whether you're actually busy at work, as soon as you get wrapped up in phrases like "I'm swamped" or "I don't have time for that," you almost certainly will be. As soon as we convince ourselves that we're underwater, our stress levels shoot up to match our perceptions. » 7/21/14 6:30am Monday 6:30am

Peggo Converts YouTube Videos to Audio for Offline Listening

Web: Peggo is a simple web service that takes your favorite YouTube videos, whether they're music, podcasts, or other programming, and saves them as audio files so you can listen to them later or offline. It even removes silence to keep filesizes small, and normalizes volume so you don't get surprised if you're… » 7/21/14 6:00am Monday 6:00am

Five Best Desktop Antivirus Applications

Good browsing hygiene and "common sense" only get you so far on the internet. A good antivirus utility is worth keeping in your pocket in case either of those two things fail you (as they have been known to in the past) or someone less tech-savvy asks you for a good tool. This week we're looking at five of the best… » 7/20/14 8:00am Sunday 8:00am

Notes for Gmail Gives You a Scratchpad for Emails and Threads

Chrome: Notes for Gmail is a Chrome extension that lets you add a note to a message as a reminder for the next time you look at it, or add a digest of everything important from a whole email thread. Think of it as post-it notes for your email. » 7/18/14 5:30am Friday 5:30am

Hopper Flight Explorer Helps You Plan in Advance for Deals on Airfare

We've mentioned before that one of the best ways to save on airfare is to be flexible. If you're planning a vacation and know where you want to go and what you want to do, just not when you want to leave, the Hopper Flight Explorer can help you pin down the best time to vacate based on your budget. » 7/18/14 5:00am Friday 5:00am

Free Sleep Sounds Plays Soothing Sounds to Help You Relax or Doze Off

iOS: If you could use a little help relaxing or falling asleep, Free Sleep Sounds for iPhone offers a library of nature and other soothing sounds to help you relax after a long day, de-stress during a break, or fall asleep at night. You get long, real recordings too, not short loops, and a sleep timer so your phone… » 7/18/14 4:30am Friday 4:30am