How Self-Control Works, and How to Boost Your Willpower by Better…

If we were entirely logical, we'd be able to abandon our bad habits, curb temporary moments of insanity, and practice self-control. Our logic is paired with emotion, however, and sometimes our emotions motivate us to make poor decisions. That's where self-control comes in. Here's a deeper look into how self-control… » 5/17/11 4:50pm 5/17/11 4:50pm

Defend Your Desktop Against the Forces of Evil with These Superhero…

In a world of computer viruses and spyware, a mere human doesn't stand a chance. That's why this week we're providing your desktop with some superpowers-or at least the illusion of them, thanks to these wallpapers. Check them out on [Lifehacker] » 5/04/11 2:57pm 5/04/11 2:57pm

Download the Entire Archive of Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day…

Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day archive is a packed with awe-inspiring, high-resolution images of space that, incidentally, work great as desktop wallpapers. But NASA doesn't offer an easy way to grab everything. Command-line tool wget to the rescue! » 3/02/11 8:48pm 3/02/11 8:48pm

5 situations where it's better to tell than show in your fiction

One piece of writing advice gets held up as more sacred than any other: Show, don't tell. But this maxim can ruin your story-telling, if you treat it like a law. Here are five situations where telling is actually better. » 10/08/10 3:10pm 10/08/10 3:10pm