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    How To Maintain Your Friendships

    How To Maintain Your Friendships


    It's easy to be there for friends and family members during the Big Life Events, like weddings, milestone birthdays, or a new job. These are big-ticket happenings that don't take too much effort on our part, that allow us to show...

    It's easy to be there for friends and family members during the Big Life Events, like weddings, milestone birthdays, or a new job. These are big-ticket happenings that don't take too much effort on our part, that allow us to show our appreciation for our friends simply by showing up. While those moments can certainly be meaningful, it's all of the small, seemingly insignificant moments - the maintenance - that build your rock solid, true friendships to begin with, and add depth, comfort, support and beauty to our lives. More »
         
    YouTube Roundup: Last Week's Best Online Videos

    YouTube Roundup: Last Week's Best Online Videos


    Here are last week's best online videos, including. Stranger Things. Season 3 trailer, I Hate The Tour De France, Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America?, Doctor Who. Series 11 Teaser, Kylie Jenner's 23 questions and heaps...

    Here are last week's best online videos, including. Stranger Things. Season 3 trailer, I Hate The Tour De France, Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America?, Doctor Who. Series 11 Teaser, Kylie Jenner's 23 questions and heaps more! More »
         
    Is It Legal To Collect Seashells In Australia?

    Is It Legal To Collect Seashells In Australia?


    Beachcombing for rare and beautiful seashells is a popular pastime for many Australians. But have you ever stopped to consider the legalities of your collection? Contrary to popular belief, you can't just pick up and take home...

    Beachcombing for rare and beautiful seashells is a popular pastime for many Australians. But have you ever stopped to consider the legalities of your collection? Contrary to popular belief, you can't just pick up and take home any shell that takes your fancy. Here are some of the rules you need to follow. More »
         
    Here's Everything The ATO Will Be Targeting This Year

    Here's Everything The ATO Will Be Targeting This Year


    Each year, the Australian Tax Office sets its focus on particular areas they'll be honing in on as they review tax returns and where we're trying to reduce our taxes. This year is no different with cryptocurrency earnings, money...

    Each year, the Australian Tax Office sets its focus on particular areas they'll be honing in on as they review tax returns and where we're trying to reduce our taxes. This year is no different with cryptocurrency earnings, money made from new platforms like Uber, home office expenses and work-related claims on their hitlist. More »
         
    Book Deal Of The Week: The Nowhere Child By Christian White

    Book Deal Of The Week: The Nowhere Child By Christian White


    Every week, our friends at Booktopia highlight an exclusive book deal for Lifehacker readers. This week. The Nowhere Child by Christian White. For a limited time you can save 26% on the RRP (and also get a signature from the...

    Every week, our friends at Booktopia highlight an exclusive book deal for Lifehacker readers. This week. The Nowhere Child by Christian White. For a limited time you can save 26% on the RRP (and also get a signature from the author!) More »
         
    Use This Tip To Avoid An Accidental Instagram 'Like' 

    Use This Tip To Avoid An Accidental Instagram 'Like' 


    Social media stalking might be creepy and a waste of time, but most of us are guilty of it at one point or another. That's why, after our latest "How to hide your accidental 'like' on Instagram" post, we were intrigued by this...

    Social media stalking might be creepy and a waste of time, but most of us are guilty of it at one point or another. That's why, after our latest "How to hide your accidental 'like' on Instagram" post, we were intrigued by this even more efficient tip coming from one of our readers. More »
         
    18 Ways To Improve Your Resume [Infographic]

    18 Ways To Improve Your Resume [Infographic]


    There's no shortage of resume advice on the internet, much of which you can find on this very website. The following infographic takes a scientific approach to improving your resume with 18 insights plucked from studies and...

    There's no shortage of resume advice on the internet, much of which you can find on this very website. The following infographic takes a scientific approach to improving your resume with 18 insights plucked from studies and surveys. More »
         
    MyRepublic Busted For NBN Fine Print

    MyRepublic Busted For NBN Fine Print


    NBN provider MyRepublic has been ordered by the ACCC to pay penalties totalling $25,200 for alleged false or misleading representations about its NBN service performance. The ACCC said MyRepublic marketed its NBN services using...

    NBN provider MyRepublic has been ordered by the ACCC to pay penalties totalling $25,200 for alleged false or misleading representations about its NBN service performance. The ACCC said MyRepublic marketed its NBN services using statements such as “up to nbn100 Speed Tier” and “nbn50 Speed Tier” but that fine print disclaimers were ineffective as they were not prominent and did not provide clear information. More »
         
    Test If You're A Good Driver (And Get Free Gift Cards If You Are)

    Test If You're A Good Driver (And Get Free Gift Cards If You Are)


    Want to drive safer but always end up getting distracted by your phone? With the news that using your phone while driving will soon be punishable with far stricter penalties, you may want to correct those bad habits. But would you...

    Want to drive safer but always end up getting distracted by your phone? With the news that using your phone while driving will soon be punishable with far stricter penalties, you may want to correct those bad habits. But would you trust a phone app to help you use your phone less while driving? More »
         
    Work During Your Hours Of Peak Productivity

    Work During Your Hours Of Peak Productivity


    You probably have a list goals you’re itching to accomplish and habits you’d love to cement into your daily routine. Of course, these monumental tasks and projects will take some time, but it’s better to know when you’re...

    You probably have a list goals you’re itching to accomplish and habits you’d love to cement into your daily routine. Of course, these monumental tasks and projects will take some time, but it’s better to know when you’re most likely to get them done to keep yourself from struggling on a huge task at the end of the workday. More »
         
    How Can I Improve My Heart Rate?

    How Can I Improve My Heart Rate?


    Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isn’t so simple. Exactly what should a healthy person's heart rate be? And what affects it? Let's take a look at the...

    Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isn’t so simple. Exactly what should a healthy person's heart rate be? And what affects it? Let's take a look at the science. More »
         
    Ten Clever Ways To Save Money Every Day

    Ten Clever Ways To Save Money Every Day


    Money-saving tactics can often be unrealistic or forced. Fortunately, there are also easy ways to spend and save money every day. Here are 12 everyday tactics backed by financial...

    Money-saving tactics can often be unrealistic or forced. Fortunately, there are also easy ways to spend and save money every day. Here are 12 everyday tactics backed by financial experts. More »
         
    Almost Everything You Use Was Designed With This Software

    Almost Everything You Use Was Designed With This Software


    There are a bunch of things we take for granted each day. We pick up our smartphones to check messages or play games. We get in our cars and drive off trusting that it will work as we expect and the building we work in won't...

    There are a bunch of things we take for granted each day. We pick up our smartphones to check messages or play games. We get in our cars and drive off trusting that it will work as we expect and the building we work in won't collapse. In the past, the designs of those, and thousands of other objects and devices we take for granted, would have been drawn with the complex calculations undertaken by engineers. Today much of that legwork is carried out in software. And it turns out many of the things we depend on where designed using an application called Altair. More »
         
    NBN Rollout: What Happens Next?

    NBN Rollout: What Happens Next?


    The National Broadband Network (NBN) should be built and fully operational by 2022, having cost about $50 billion. The question will then be whether the government should retain the NBN or sell it...

    The National Broadband Network (NBN) should be built and fully operational by 2022, having cost about $50 billion. The question will then be whether the government should retain the NBN or sell it off? More »
         
    Taste Test: Mad Mex's Vegan Cheese Vs Real Cheese

    Taste Test: Mad Mex's Vegan Cheese Vs Real Cheese


    Mad Mex is going full vegan, with dairy- and lactose-free cheese now available at all Australian restaurants. (Best of all, it's currently free to add to any menu product.) Mad Mex swears on the eyes of orphan children that its...

    Mad Mex is going full vegan, with dairy- and lactose-free cheese now available at all Australian restaurants. (Best of all, it's currently free to add to any menu product.) Mad Mex swears on the eyes of orphan children that its new product looks like real cheese, tastes like real cheese and melts like real cheese. We conducted a blind taste test to uncover the truth. More »
         
    Which Area Of IT Is Best For My Career?

    Which Area Of IT Is Best For My Career?


    If you’re considering a job in information technology, or want to progress your current IT career, you’re likely onto a lucrative gig. Jobs in IT are often ranked some of the most in-demand in Australia -- and they're also...

    If you’re considering a job in information technology, or want to progress your current IT career, you’re likely onto a lucrative gig. Jobs in IT are often ranked some of the most in-demand in Australia -- and they're also among the best paid. So what do you need to get ahead? It’s not as simple as turning up and collecting your six-figure salary. More »
         
    What Parents Need To Know About Musical.ly

    What Parents Need To Know About Musical.ly


    A dad named Jack R. says just about every week, his 9-year-old son asks if he can use the app Musical.ly. His son's best friend has been telling him that everyone at school has an account. After hearing the kid beg all summer,...

    A dad named Jack R. says just about every week, his 9-year-old son asks if he can use the app Musical.ly. His son's best friend has been telling him that everyone at school has an account. After hearing the kid beg all summer, Jack finally decided to download it onto his own phone and sign up himself so that he could look into the privacy settings and "see how stranger-danger it was." When he entered his gender (male) and birthday (he's 32), Jack says he was bombarded with content he never expected. More »
         
    How To Go Incognito On Instagram

    How To Go Incognito On Instagram


    This week Instagram started rolling out a feature that shows your friends when you're currently using the app via a green indicator...

    This week Instagram started rolling out a feature that shows your friends when you're currently using the app via a green indicator light. More »
         
    How To Make Your Wi-Fi Router As Secure As Possible

    How To Make Your Wi-Fi Router As Secure As Possible


    Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure — even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based interfaces — most people probably don't tweak many options after purchasing a new...

    Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure — even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based interfaces — most people probably don't tweak many options after purchasing a new router. They log in, change the name and passwords for their Wi-Fi networks and call it a day. More »
         
    Edit Typos In Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension

    Edit Typos In Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension


    For someone who writes for a living, my Twitter feed has an embarrassing number of typos. I typically notice them the second after I hit post and am immediately faced with the decision "Do I delete this tweet and pretend it never...

    For someone who writes for a living, my Twitter feed has an embarrassing number of typos. I typically notice them the second after I hit post and am immediately faced with the decision "Do I delete this tweet and pretend it never happened or just roll with the typo?" More »
         
    Today I Discovered That N64's Goldeneye 007 Was Never Meant To Have Multiplayer

    Today I Discovered That N64's Goldeneye 007 Was Never Meant To Have Multiplayer


    Some of my earliest gaming memories involve getting all the neighbourhood kids together for a game of Goldeneye 007 on our shiny new Nintendo 64. remote mines, Facility, first to ten kills. I feel like most kids with a N64 or with...

    Some of my earliest gaming memories involve getting all the neighbourhood kids together for a game of Goldeneye 007 on our shiny new Nintendo 64. remote mines, Facility, first to ten kills. I feel like most kids with a N64 or with access to one would have wasted many hours on this game throughout the years - so I was surprised to find that Goldeneye's incredible multiplayer mode was never actually meant to be in the game. More »
         
    A Guide To Reusable Supermarket Bags

    A Guide To Reusable Supermarket Bags


    Reusable supermarket bags are environmentally friendly, but only if you actually use them, many times. And you're probably not using the crappy "reusable" bags you got from your local Coles or Woolworths, which sit in your kitchen...

    Reusable supermarket bags are environmentally friendly, but only if you actually use them, many times. And you're probably not using the crappy "reusable" bags you got from your local Coles or Woolworths, which sit in your kitchen cabinet until you eventually throw them out. More »
         
    How A Smartwatch Can Make Parenting Easier

    How A Smartwatch Can Make Parenting Easier


    I didn’t buy a smartwatch because I thought it might make parenting easier — I bought it because it was cute and shiny and I like new toys. (I owned a Casio calculator watch long before they were popular. Oh, wait. They were...

    I didn’t buy a smartwatch because I thought it might make parenting easier — I bought it because it was cute and shiny and I like new toys. (I owned a Casio calculator watch long before they were popular. Oh, wait. They were never popular.) It’s been fun to fiddle with — I can change the watch face and check the weather and I no longer have to get off the couch just to look up the date. What’s surprised me the most, though, are the ways in which this little device is helping me be more present and less stressed with my kids. Here’s how it can be used for good. (Note. I have an Apple Watch, but these features are available on most smartwatches.) More »
         
    Six Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today

    Six Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today


    G'day! Here are some cracking online deals for Lifehacker readers, including. get Google Earth Pro for free, Middle-Earth. Shadow of War for $20, free Macca's coffee and...

    G'day! Here are some cracking online deals for Lifehacker readers, including. get Google Earth Pro for free, Middle-Earth. Shadow of War for $20, free Macca's coffee and more! More »
         
    The Five Apps I Always Download First

    The Five Apps I Always Download First


    I recently set up a new computer from scratch and had to get it up and running so that I could use it as quickly as possible. That meant only installing the bare necessities up front. That made me stop and think for a moment -...

    I recently set up a new computer from scratch and had to get it up and running so that I could use it as quickly as possible. That meant only installing the bare necessities up front. That made me stop and think for a moment - what are the must-have apps that I need in order to be productive as soon as a computer is set up? More »