How to Pass Your STEM Course Exam: A Hackerspace Guide

Great things happen when you – the Lifehackers – set your hive mind to something. You provided expert advice on winning at a sales job. This exam season, procrastinate a bit by reading our crowd-sourced study tips. Or share your own; help someone else pass their science/technology/engineering/math final. » 11/28/14 12:40pm 11/28/14 12:40pm

Why Are Your Bike Brakes Garbage? Six Possible Reasons

If your road bike's caliper brakes just aren't up to scratch, not even the best bike helmet in the biz will save your poor noggin. Here are six issues you should regularly check for, and how to address them. » 10/28/14 5:10pm 10/28/14 5:10pm

This Trick Stops Cranks from Eating Your Pants as You Cycle

I have personally lost track of the number of pants that bicycle cranks have shredded, or at least branded irreparably with that dreaded chainring tattoo. Instead of securing your pant leg with a goofy elastic or wearing skinny jeans, however, you can simplify your bike's drivetrain and fashion a custom chain-guard by… » 10/03/14 5:50pm 10/03/14 5:50pm

6 Things Learned While Working A Call Centre Job

Working in a call centre is nobody's dream job, but for some of Generation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ it is a grim fact of post-college life. For five years I answered phones for the kind of conglomerate your typical American multi-national outsources jobs to. These are some of the things I saw and learned. » 6/30/14 6:50pm 6/30/14 6:50pm