How (Not) To Defuse An Argument

The art of arguing is something surprisingly few of us choose to master, despite it being a skill that 100% of us could use in our lifetime. It’s not taught in school, and popular media seems to promote one-upping each other in an argument, rather than an ‘everyone wins’ approach. The School of Life’s Youtube channel goes through a few different ways an argument can play out in a relationship, and a few things to watch out for.


Heat Up Lasagna In A Pan Instead Of A Microwave

If you have some leftover lasagna, your first instinct might be to throw it in the microwave to heat it up. If you slice it and fry it up in a pan, you’ll upgrade your leftovers.


Most Popular Travel Posts Of 2014

Whether for commuting, interstate business trips or overseas pleasure jaunts, a little organisational savvy (and the right tech) go a long way towards making travel more enjoyable. These are the 10 most popular travel posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


The First Parking Spot You See May Be The Most Efficient Spot To Take

When you’re trying to find a parking spot, a common tactic is to spend a lot of time and energy to find the closest spot to the entrance. It’s more likely that taking the first spot you see is really the most efficient approach.


Repair Damaged Brick With A Chisel And Mortar Mix

Brick and mortar is a solid building material, but it won’t last forever. Here are the basics for “tuckpointing”, the process of repairing and rebuilding a brick wall.


Invite A Friend Out To Lunch To Collect On A Loan

We’ve all had that one friend who never seems to pay us back. Instead of bugging your friend, go out to lunch and bring up the loan when the bill comes.


Most Popular Health Posts Of 2014

Staying healthy requires a combination of knowledge, determination, planning and the occasional helpful gadget. These are the 10 most popular health posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


Hone A Knife On The Rough Edge Of A Vehicle Window

If you’re out fishing, hunting or camping, a decent knife is essential. If you haven’t honed the blade in a while, you can do it along the top edge of your vehicle’s window.


Is It Legal For Australian Pilots To Take Selfies In The Cockpit?

Last week, Quartz published an article showcasing photographs pilots have taken from the cockpit of aircraft to post on Instagram. As explained in the story, by taking these photos — many of which appear to have been snapped during flight, take-off, or landing — pilots are violating the rules of the air. This is certainly the case in the United States and the European Union, for example, but what about elsewhere?


Build A Spy Camera Inside A Coffee Cup

Need to take some secret spy photos? Make shows off a simple way to build a spy camera inside a coffee cup using an Arduino.