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Check This Out: Mornings

You step outside, finding the usually bustling streets peaceful and empty. Despite a weather forecast pushing 80 degrees, the air is refreshingly cool. And while your schedule is filled with work, errands, and work that’s basically just one big errand, in this little moment you have no responsibilities at all. What is…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Sorry, Winter Mornings Won’t Get Brighter Until January

If you’re eagerly awaiting this weekend’s winter solstice because it’s the shortest day of the year—and thus every day after that will be a teensy bit longer—I have some bad news: while the total day length will get longer, sunrise will actually keep getting later for a while, meaning we’ll have even darker mornings. Read […]

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Take Advantage of the Time Change to Start Working Out Early

I’m a reluctant morning exerciser. I hate waking up at 6, but my day goes better when I get my workout in early. This week is a special week, then, for folks like me (and commenter Sailor Jupiter, who thinks like I do). The time change has gifted us with an extra morning hour. Waking […]

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Take Advantage of the Time Change to Start Working Out Early

I’m a reluctant morning exerciser. I hate waking up at 6, but my day goes better when I get my workout in early. This week is a special week, then, for folks like me (and commenter Sailor Jupiter, who thinks like I do). The time change has gifted us with an extra morning hour. Waking […]

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Take Advantage of the Time Change to Start Working Out Early

I’m a reluctant morning exerciser. I hate waking up at 6, but my day goes better when I get my workout in early. This week is a special week, then, for folks like me (and commenter Sailor Jupiter, who thinks like I do). The time change has gifted us with an extra morning hour. Waking […]

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If You’re Lazy, Show Up Early to Work

Recently, the editorial staff of Lifehacker and our sister sites needed to congregate in the office at 10 a.m. sharp. The people announcing this thanked us for showing up “at such an ungodly hour.” I grinned and arrived, as I usually do, at 8:55ish. I’m regularly the first Lifehacker staffer in the office. Partly…Read more… […]

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Create a Morning Checklist for Your Older Kid, Then Get Out of Their Way

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received for getting my then-preschooler out the door in the morning was to create a visual checklist to guide him. I made a clip-art timeline with a toothbrush (brush your teeth), a sweater (get dressed), a bowl of cereal (eat breakfast) and a newspaper (fetch the […]

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