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Don't Use Sarcasm In Conversation Until You Trust Each Other

Sarcasm is a great way to diffuse a negative emotion, but it’s easy to go overboard. The Wall Street Journal suggests you stick to only using sarcasm when you’re close with someone to avoid potential confusion.


The Best Way To Close A Paint Can Without Making A Mess

After a long day of careful and deliberate painting, the last thing you want to do is get paint in places it’s not supposed to be. This easy trick will ensure that paint doesn’t go shooting everywhere when you close the lid.


Free Games Friday: Metro Wars, Hatchi, Pac-Man 256

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Video Briefly: New Star Wars Trailer, Metal Gear Solid Explained, Colossal Machines

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the new Star Wars movie trailer released on Instagram, Metal Gear Solid’s plot explained in 12 minutes, big machines and the creation of a cello.


Fix A Cracked Pie Crust With A Bit Of Flour And Water

There’s nothing worse than rolling out a beautiful pie crust only to have it crack during baking. It turns out that there’s a super-easy fix, and it doesn’t require any extra dough.


Revealed: The 23 Worst Airlines In The World

Skytrax has released its annual world airline star ratings, which are recognised as a global benchmark of airline standards. Once again, the industry’s worst performers have been named and shamed with a star rating of two or lower. Here are the worst offenders that you will probably want to avoid while travelling abroad.


Advil Beats Panadol For Pain Relief

Advil, Panadol and aspirin all claim to treat minor aches and pains, but they’re not interchangeable. Ibuprofen (the ingredient in Advil) works the best in most cases — but all three are probably less effective (and less safe) than you’ve been assuming.


Google Teaches App Developers How To Disable Apple's Ad-Blocking Security Feature

With the impending rollout of iOS 9, Apple will be implementing its App Transport Security (ATS) feature which brings in new standards for apps to ensure they are safe to run on iPhones. Problem is that it takes time for developers to comply with the ATS standards. As such, ATS will block in-apps ads for those that don’t meet the new standards, which will impact revenue for developers. Google has now come out with a short-term fix for this.


Perform Quick Calculations And Conversions In Windows 10's Taskbar

Quick: How many grams are in an ounce? How many euros is $1 worth? What’s the square root of 65? Windows 10’s search in the taskbar can answer these and similar questions.


Free App Friday: Gymster, Yummly, Pizza Navigator

Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week’s highlights.


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