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Io9 News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker io9 io9 How to Ditch Big Brother and Disappear Forever Jason Fitzpatrick 10/28/11 1:30pm 265 23 Edit Promote Go to permalink So you've decided you want to drop off the map and leave Big Brother behind. It's harder than ever in our always-connected world, but if you're ready to plan your big vanishing act, here are a few tips to get you started. Advertisement Top 10 DIY Hacks That Could Poke Your Eye Out Whitson Gordon 2/05/11 9:00am 74 2 Edit Promote Go to permalink Most of the DIY projects we feature around here are simple and uncontroversial. However, in honor of the Anarchist Cookbook 's 40-year anniversary , we've decided to share our top 10 DIY projects that you may not want to try at home. Learn to Code: The Full Beginner's Guide Adam Dachis 1/31/11 10:00am 142 71 Edit Promote Go to permalink If you've been looking to learn how to code, we can help you get started. Here are 4.5 lessons on the basics and extra resources to keep you going. How to Hack Your Brain Adam Dachis 1/31/11 9:00am 188 19 Edit Promote Go to permalink You are not who you think you are. Your personality and identity is significantly more malleable than you realize. With a few simple tricks, you can exploit your brain's innate functionality to change just about anything about yourself. Here's how. Why You Learn More Effectively by Writing Than by Typing Melanie Pinola 1/21/11 1:00pm 121 6 Edit Promote Go to permalink The act of writing helps you clarify your thoughts, remember things better, and reach your goals more surely . Here’s a look at the science and psychology behind writing, and why the pen may be mightier than the keyboard. How Can I Get My Appetite Under Control After Eating Twice as Much as Normal? Adam Pash 1/04/11 12:30pm 190 3 Edit Promote Go to permalink Dear Lifehacker, Over the holidays, I let my food consumption get out of control. Now I'm trying to get my appetite back to normal, but my stomach's stretched out and I'm hungry all the time. What can I do? Nice Home Theater! We'll Help You Set it Up Bryan Gardiner 12/25/10 3:00am 114 4 Edit Promote Go to permalink Christmas victory! You've just obtained the final component for your ideal home theater set-up. Now it's time to hook everything up and turn your living room into that badass entertainment zone you've always envisioned. We'll guide you through the basics. FAQ: Compromised Commenting Accounts on Gawker Media Management of Gawker Media 12/12/10 10:57pm 3 Edit Promote Go to permalink On December 12th, we discovered that Gawker Media's servers were compromised, resulting in a security breach at Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, and Fleshbot. If you're a commenter on any of our sites, you probably have several questions. The Ultimate Black Friday Gadget Cheat Sheet [Updated] Adam Harris & Jesse Martinez 11/25/10 4:00am 278 3 Edit Promote Go to permalink For this year's ultimate Black Friday deals roundup , head to our constantly updated 2011 guide right here . How to Fix Your Relatives' Terrible Computer Kevin Purdy 11/24/10 5:00pm 555 4 Edit Promote Go to permalink Drop your bags, fix a drink, and grab the Windows CD—it's time for the holiday ritual of fixing up your relatives' computer. Here are some tips and downloads to keep handy while you're cursing all the auto-starting crapware. Top 10 Tips for Better Writing Whitson Gordon 11/13/10 9:00am 72 3 Edit Promote Go to permalink Writing is a great way to express yourself, work through your own thoughts, and all-around exercise your brain. In honor of NaNoWriMo and writing week here at Lifehacker, here are some of our favorite ways to improve your writing. What Alcohol Actually Does to Your Brain and Body Kevin Purdy 11/09/10 9:00am 455 6 Edit Promote Go to permalink Alcohol, like caffeine , has an enormous reputation but loose understanding in popular culture. Learn how it's absorbed and how fast, why it's essential to reality TV altercations, its paradoxical sexual effects, and its life-lengthening potential, whether red wine or Bud Light. Why We Hack: The Benefits of Disobedience Adam Dachis 10/26/10 9:00am 134 7 Edit Promote Go to permalink Sometimes disobedience is necessary and good when rules fail us, and it’s at the core of why we hack. Hacking is a means of expressing dissatisfaction, confounding the mechanism, and ultimately doing better. Here’s why it’s so important. Four Reasons Why You Choke Under Pressure (and How to Avoid Them) Sian Beilock 10/21/10 9:30am 39 3 Edit Promote Go to permalink In her book Choke , author Sian Beilock examines the science behind why we choke under pressure. Here, Beilock explains a few of those reasons, and offers a few solutions. Advertisement Ditching Cable for the Web: How Much Can You Save Buying, Renting, or Streaming TV Kevin Purdy 10/19/10 9:00am 558 2 Edit Promote Go to permalink Ever wonder if, for just you