Dedicate Time For Friends To Avoid Perpetual Catch-Ups

We meet new people as we try out new workplaces, social activities and hobbies. It’s natural to want to divide your time among all these people, but not all of them provide the same fulfilment and joy that you get from spending time with close friends.


Give Yourself 'Distraction Passes' To Work Without Temptation

Distraction is focus and productivity’s worst enemy. However, quickly indulging the distraction, or simply having the option to, could be the best way to rid you of your impulses and get back to the task at hand.


Most Popular Money Posts Of 2014

You work all night and work all day to pay the bills you have to pay — but there’s a better way. These are the 10 most popular money posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


The Office Gift Wine Picker Chooses A Great Gift In Three Questions

Whether you’re shopping for a boss, a client, or a friend, a bottle of wine makes a great gift. Choosing that gift however, can be tricky. The folks at VinePair put together this simple, hassle-free questionnaire to help you choose a great bottle for anyone on your list.


Season's Greetings: Get The Apostrophe Right

As is traditional for Mind Your Language, we end the year with a festive reminder. When you write Season’s Greetings in an email or card, remember to include the apostrophe.


Most Popular Career Posts Of 2014

From finding a job to nabbing the best salary, we’ve offered plenty of advice to improve your work situation. These are the 10 most popular career posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


Make A Good First Impression By Saying Who You Help, Not What You Do

When you meet someone for the first time, either in a business or social setting, the question of what you do for a living is guaranteed to come up. You can make strong, lasting impressions by answering that question just a little differently.


At Christmas Time, Check Your Power Boards And Double Adaptors

With Christmas lights and glowing decorations already up in houses across the country, this is the time of year that we bring out those rarely-used extra power boards and overload them with double adaptors on top of other adaptors. The ACCC wants you to check those boards for defects, though, with over 200,000 unsafe power boards and double adaptors sold across Australia within the last few months.


Keep Gravy Warm And Smooth For Hours In A Thermos

We won’t pretend it happens often, but Christmas is one of the few occasions where you might end up having to transport gravy. If that happens, your secret weapon is a simple thermos. It will keep the gravy warm until it’s ready to serve.


How To Avoid Food Poisoning At Summer Picnics

Warmer temperatures and eating outside go hand-in-hand, but picnics can sometimes lead to nasty surprises. Food poisoning is unsurprisingly more common in summer months.