Twitter, Facebook and social media in general have been talked about on the web for some time now and is a much talked about topic in the mainstream media recently. Although we have yet to add those wonderful icons that represent Facebook and Twitter on Stepcase Lifehack, we do have a presence in both Twitter and Facebook platforms and we want to let our readers know and invite you to join us on there. Here’s quick run down of our channels: @lifehackorg on Twitter We are currently using the Stepcase Lifehack account... More »
The new issue of Productive Magazine is out, featuring an interview with Canadian Coach of the Year Michael Bungay-Steiner, author of Find Your Great Work. The other stories in this issue include: Alex Fayle, “The Number One Spot Is for Losers” Art Carden, Review of Making It All Work Laura Stack, “I Spend Waaaay Too Much Time On…” James Mallinson, “The 5 Big Reasons Why You Fall Off the Productivity Wagon” Alex Shalman, “11 Practical Ways to Jump Out of a Lazy Rut” Mike Vardy, “The Vacationary” Thomas Groel, “10 Signs You... More »
Congratulations to Sandy177, who was randomly selected as the winner of a copy of Wisebread’s book 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget. Thanks to everyone who entered, and especially thanks to all of you for providing great tips on living well while spending little. If you haven’t already, check out the comments on my review of the book and read 118 great tips from your fellow Lifehack readers!
Productive Magazine , the free online magazine founded by Michael Sliwinski of Nozbe that had its debut at the end of last year, has finally released its second issue. Along with a great interview with Guy Kawasaki and articles by a number of top productivity bloggers, issue #2 features an article by yours truly on setting SMART goals, which I’ve talked about often here at Lifehack. Visit the website at productivemagazine.com and download it in PDF format for free! Here’s the complete table of contents: Michael Sliwinski with Guy Kawasaki, “The Art... More »
Stepcase Lifehack is partnering up with Moleskine and Hong Kong retailer city’super/LOG-ON to give you a chance to show us – and the world – what you can do with a Moleskine notebook. Moleskines are the notebook of choice for creative professionals around the world, and have become a symbol of latter-day nomadism – nobody carrying a Moleskine is ever without a place to capture their most brilliant thoughts! To celebrate the intimate relationship between lifehacking digital nomads and the Moleskine notebook, Moleskine, Stepcase Lifehack, and city’super/LOG-ON invite you to enter the... More »
24 Shares A very merry Christmas to all our celebrating readers. And to everyone else, may the holiday season bring you light, peace, wisdom, and joy. Whatever your faith, or lack of faith, let us join together with a wish for peace on Earth and goodwill among all humankind.
We have completed the first version of Lifehack app for iPhone and it is now waiting for approval from Apple. It will be a free app and now you can read our how-tos and improve yourself while commuting. Think of it like the NYTimes app but for Lifehack.
Summer’s drawing to a close and so is the Lifehack Great Big Summer Giveaway. The entries are all in, the tips are all blogged, posted, tweeted, and FriendFeeded, and I’m working my way through the drawings. Here, then, are the winners of the contests from Week One of the Great Big Summer Giveaway. Remember, all winners were chosen by random drawing, not according to the quality of their entries. How do you balance your work and home life? Prize: One-Year subscription to The Clutter Diet The Clutter Diet puts a team of... More »
It’s about time to wrap up the Lifehack Great Big Summer Giveaway, and we’ve got a gorgeous leather laptop bag from Sports Accessories to wrap it up with. And since you’re bound to have some space left in the bag, we’ll throw in a $100 Amazing gift credit from the folks at Ubernote so you can fill it up with books (or whatever). Last week, I asked what your favorite books are for relaxing with on a summer day. This week, I want to know what your favorite work-related books are: your... More »
Yesterday, I asked you about the hardware and software you use to get things done. TOday, I want to expand on that: How have the new web technologies – social media, web 2.0, interactivity, cloud computing, etc. – affected the way you do your job? Or even created your job? Today’s winner will be ready to attack the Web with two years of web hosting from powerMonster and a copy of PhraseExpress to automate repetitive tasks. monsterSlayer! powerMonster offers web hosting with quality, service, value, and integrity. With three data centers around... More »
Computers. If you work – heck, if you live – in these times, you gotta use them. You gotta master them. More often, it seems, computers master us. Perfectly competent, intelligent people shudder at the thought of backing up their files, configuring their email clients, or setting up a website. Today’s prizes are meant to make your computer easier to use, and to make you more productive. ActiveWords turns every word you type into a potential command, allowing you to lookup information, launch programs, or even set up series of actions that... More »
Everyone has a set of hacks or little tricks that help them get their job done a little more quickly, a little more cheaply, or with a little more fun. For example, I’m a writer, so it’s crucial for me to always have a pen with me. To make sure I don’t catch myself without one, I put pens everywhere – in my pockets, in my shoulder bag, in my car, on my desk. If I could, I’d put one in my wallet! Well, with today’s prize, I can put a pen... More »
Welcome to Week Two of the Lifehack Great Big Summer Giveaway. Last week we talked about home life, relaxation, and generally getting things together outside of work. This week, we’re going to the office, or wherever you work, to get your best ideas about making your work life work for you. Today, I want to talk about style. Fashion, personality, creative expression – all the things that we bring to work – even if they’re not actually part of our work – that let everyone around us know who we are. What’s... More »
Nothing says “relaxation” more than a good book. Whether it’s a fascinating account of the lives or events of long ago or far away (or maybe just across town), or a fantastic voyage to other worlds, or a careful description of the latest scientific discoveries, let me lose myself in a good book. Summer is especially good for reading (though if you live in a state with “weather”, winter’s are pretty good too – long nights, raging snow or freezing wind outside, a fire on the hearth, a lap blanket, it doesn’t... More »