Overcome TV Show Binge-Watching With A Lesson In Plot

When it comes to the ease of streaming entire TV series, I think many of us can attest to experiencing “just one more episode” syndrome. If you can’t seem to stop your TV show streaming marathon, learning about the plot lines that hook you in can help you break away and get some decent sleep.

Focus On Short-Term Feedback To Create Long-Term Habits

When trying to encourage good behaviour, we like to appeal to a sense of future. “You need to save now for your retirement.” However, if you really want to change behaviour, most of us will probably need some kind of short-term feedback.

Briefly: Batman Vs. Superman, Cheap Business Shoes

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Foxtel Play comes to Xbox One, three must-have Android apps, get a free PS4 with Sony Xperia Z3 pre-orders from Virgin Mobile.

Focus On Opportunity, Not Excuses, When Reaching Financial Goals

Ever read a success story or a bit of financial advice and said: “that’s great, but it won’t work for me”? Focusing on what doesn’t work for you won’t get you very far. To better reach your financial goals, focus less on those excuses and more on making opportunities.

How To Perfect Your Work/Life Balance (Without Quitting Your Job)

This week, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) made headlines around the world for quitting his $100 million job to spend more time with his family. Mohamed El-Erian made the decision after his 10-year old daughter presented him with 22-point list outlining all the events he had missed during the past year. Here are ten life/work hacks you need to try before your own kids guilt-trip you out of a job.

Self Destruct Automatically Deletes Files After A Set Period Of Time

Mac: Chances are that you don’t need to keep all your files around forever. If you’re looking for a simple way to delete files on a schedule, Self Destruct uses OS X’s tagging system to automatically destroy files.

Say No To New Projects When You First Get Back From Holidays

Getting back to work after a holiday is tough, and it’s even worse when people are hounding you to get started on something. Levo League suggests you say no to any new projects for the first day you’re back to maintain your sanity.

Create Your Own Google Calendar Door Sign

One of the nice things about Google Calendar is the fact you can share your schedule with other people. However, if you’d prefer a more real-world solution, DIY enthusiast Alex Forey shows off how to create a little sign for your door.

Free Telstra Wi-Fi Hotspots Coming In November

Telstra will be switching on its first Wi-Fi hotspots this November as part of a nationwide trial that is set to include 1000 locations before Christmas. The first batch of hotspots will be located at payphone sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and Canberra. For the rest of 2014, access will be free.

Elevator Pitch: Best Exhaust

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Mike Glew from Best Exhaust.