We all know about using the recycling bin and using reusable grocery bags, but how else can we live our values at home — whether they’re environmental, political, religious, moral, social, or otherwise? Sam Davidson and Stephen Moseley tackle the question of living according to your values in their book New Day Revolution, along with dozens of tips for bringing positive action into every part of your day. The winner of today’s contest will receive a copy of the book, plus an environmentally-friendly coffee mug and a bag of Fair Trade coffee... More »
Summer’s almost over, folks! I don’t know about you, but my summer was go! go! go! the whole time. Between the kids being off school, writing a ton (here and elsewhere), finishing up and self-publishing a book, keeping the house in order, looking for a new house (looks like we found one!), and of course, working my day job, I’m bushed. Time to relax! Ah, but how? It can be hard to find your way to relaxation bliss when you’re on the run all the time. There’s always that nagging feeling that,... More »
Welcome to Day 2 of the Lifehack Great Big Summer Giveaway. Today, let’s talk about organizing your home. Keeping your house, apartment, shack, or cardboard box organized and presentable is a constant struggle for most of us. There never seems to be enough space for all our stuff – and if we do find a place to put everything, we can never seem to find it again when we need it. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to win a year’s subscription to The Clutter Diet and you’ll have professional organizers on-call 24... More »
Let’s open the Lifehack Great Big Summer Giveaway with a big question — and a big prize! How about a 1-year subscription to The Clutter Diet? The Clutter Diet puts a team of Professional Organizers – including our own Lorie Marrero, creator of The Clutter Diet – at your disposal to help you whip your house into shape. For a full year, the winner will receive access to the entire Clutter Diet program, including: Unlimited access to the Clutter Diet team via their message boards A weekly plan of action to keep... More »
49 Shares It’s here, folks: The Lifehack Great Big Summer Giveaway! We’ve got some great sponsors, great prizes, and some great contests coming up over the next couple of weeks. “Home/Work” is the theme of the giveaway, and over the next two weeks we’ll be asking you, Lifehack’s readers, to tell us how you manage the tricky feat of keeping your home life and your work life organized, productive, and in balance — and sharing some ideas of our own. For the next two weeks, we’ll run a giveaway every weekday, with tons of... More »
As much as I like to read Stepcase Lifehack on my iPhone, the default design is not totally suitable to its viewport. Thanks to the wordpress plugin, WPTouch, now Lifehack has a slim, fast-loading theme for iPhone! The frontpage has a list of articles. You can see the latest articles along with essential information such as number of comments, author and categories. Once you go into a specific article, the content fits onto your screen perfectly, from portrait to landscape. To access it, use your iPhone and navigate to http://www.lifehack.org in Safari.... More »
31 Shares There’s still time to sign up as a sponsor of our Great Big Summer Giveaway. We’ll be giving away a prize (or prize package) a day for two weeks in August, with the theme of “Work-Life Balance”. The first week, we’ll be giving away prizes related to the home and relaxation; the second, prizes that help people work better, faster, or just with more style. We’ve had a great response from potential sponsors, but there’s still room for a few more. Our Sponsors So Far Take a minute to visit some of... More »
27 Shares It’s summertime, and the living is easy. Your daddy is rich and your ma is good looking. What could be better? How about a Great Big Summer Giveaway here a Lifehack? We’re organizing a big shindig for August, just in time for Back to School and the Christmas rush, when pulling it together for the crazy fall is on everyone’s mind. Do you or your company have a product or service that can help people become more productive, better organized, stronger leaders, more financially secure, or happier and better balanced? If so,... More »
Does anyone use FriendFeed? It’s a new service to keep track, discover and discuss information among friends. If you have registered an account, join me there. Also, leave your username in the comment below so we could follow each other. I have created a room for Lifehack which allows you to share lifehack related resources between us. Let’s see how useful are the resources shared there and I may consider to integrate the resources feed into this blog.
25 Shares I founded Lifehack.org in May, 2005, as a place to share the little tips and tricks, or “hacks” — that I and others had discovered to make their work flow a little more smoothly, a little more quickly, and little higher quality.
The results are in — we have our winners for the lifehack.org “Spread the Love” contest. We ended up with just shy of 50 entries, 50 great posts on relationships — between friends, between lovers, between ideas, even between people and their pets. While we weren’t judging entries (the were chosen at random from all the valid entries), it was nice to see so many people respond with such great stories, advice, and ideas. The winners were: First Place: Maggie of “Little House in the City” won a copy of SmartDraw, a... More »
You have one day left to enter our February giveaway for your chance to win one of these great prize packages: First Prize – One Winner: 1 ea. SmartDraw, Facebook App Creator for Bloggers subscription, WeekDate planner, and Zen to Done. Second Prize – Three Winners: 1 ea. Facebook App Creator subscription, WeekDate planner, and Zen to Done. Third Prize – Five Winners: One copy of Zen to Done. To enter, write a blog post on the topic of “relationships” — between people, things, ideas, organizations — and add a link in... More »
Because we love you, lifehack.org is hosting a very special giveaway this month. The theme for February is “relationships” — between people, between ideas, between creators and their audiences, between businesses and their clients, even between you and your time. We’ve got some great stuff to give away.
We hve a winner in our fifth and final drawing for a db clay “puzzle” wallet: Srećko. Srećko’s advice for creativity: Someone said (and many people share this opinion) that a person cannot create anything new or “not already seen”. I agree with this, but you can copy from the things that hadn’t appeared in human world. Copy colours from insects, sounds from forest springs (meaning that you will have to get outside:). Anyhow, the best thing for being creative is being pleased with what you do, and to maintain this just... More »
David Sellers is the winner of this week’s drawing for a free db clay wallet. His advice to budget-minded folks everywhere: “wishing for more just drains what you have.” Well, now he has a db clay wallet, so even if he accidentally wishes for more and it hopefully he won’t have any need to wish for more. You still ahve one more chane to win. Be sure to enter our Grand Finale for your chance to win a one-of-a-kind, limited edition, hand-printed db clay “Puzzle” wallet.