What To Do with Stale Bread

I've recently taken up baking again and I've been making a lot of bread. Though I give most of it away, part of my experimentation is about seeing how long my different breads last and what I can do with it when it goes stale. » 9/12/14 1:30pm Friday 1:30pm

How Can I Get the Smoke Smell Out of Things?

Dear Lifehacker,
We recently moved my father into a long-term care facility. There are a number of wonderful things he wanted my sister and I to have and to share with our children. The trouble is that he was a lifelong smoker and everything reeks from years of smoke. We want to keep these things, but the smell is… » 9/12/14 10:00am Friday 10:00am

How Do You Stave Off a Cold?

Getting more sleep is one of many techniques you can use to boost your immunity and help avoid getting sick. But, at some point, it happens to all of us. What do you do to help stave off a cold once you realize it's coming? » 3/28/14 11:30am 3/28/14 11:30am

The Best Tools Hidden in Windows' Command Line

While it may not always be the best choice in Windows, there are certain things you can only do from the command line. We've talked about a few command line essentials before, like using tracert to troubleshoot a flaky Internet connection and using recimg to create a custom Windows recovery image. Here are a few more… » 3/28/14 8:00am 3/28/14 8:00am

Track What You Waste Time On Right Alongside Your Accomplishments

We all have those little time wasters in our lives. Perhaps you turn the TV on while getting ready in the morning and get a bit too sucked in. Or maybe you start your day with emails when diving into a project would be better. You can identify and then eliminate those time-sucks simply by keeping better track of them. » 3/26/14 11:30am 3/26/14 11:30am

How You Admit When You're Wrong Makes a Difference

Admitting it when you're wrong is always uncomfortable. Knowing when you're wrong in the first place is tricky enough, and then there's making the right apology. But how you handle your admission can make a big difference. » 3/25/14 11:02am 3/25/14 11:02am

Gmail's Adding a Thumbnail View to the Promotions Tab, Sign Up Here

If you use Gmail's tabbed interface and have the Promotions tab enabled, that tab could get a little prettier in the near future. Gmail is currently field-testing a thumbnail view of the Promotions tab and you can sign up to try it out. » 3/25/14 9:30am 3/25/14 9:30am