How to Plant Ideas in Someone’s Mind

Good ol’ Evil Week, where we explore the dark side so we know how to beat it. If you’ve ever wanted to manipulate someone so you can get what you want—or detect when someone’s subtly manipulating you—this post is a must-read. It covers popular persuasive strategies, cleverly planting “clues” during your conversations for what you want, and more. Of course, there are more ethical ways to go about this as well.…

 How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

This post from 2013 is both a health and a productivity tip: The amount of time you spend napping will have different effects on your energy and brain power. Posts about sleep in general usually do pretty well in these parts, such as the science of the perfect nap and how to reboot your sleep cycle, perhaps for obvious reasons. Sleep is one of the three pillars of health (along with nutrition and exercise) and most of us can’t get enough of it.…

How to Get a Complete Workout with Nothing But Your Body

Who needs a gym when you can get a full-body workout with no equipment at all? These exercises—covering cardio, upper body, core, and lower body—can be done practically anywhere. (So they’re great when you want to keep in shape while traveling or you don’t have the room or budget for an expensive home gym.) We’ve also posted our own well-rounded Lifehacker Workout if you want more workout ideas or want to get over inevitable fitness plateaus.…

Fix a dent with a toilet plunger

 

Repairing the body of your vehicle seems simple enough but it’s often the most expensive type of repair. Luckily for reasonably sized little dents, which are often the most costly, you can use hot water and a (clean) toilet plunger to suction those dents back in place.…