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The Challenge Of Getting Rid Of Stuff

I have more things than I need. Over the last several years, I’ve made a conscious effort to pare down my possessions. Yet when faced with throwing out an old board game, I naturally can’t help but think I might need it some day. Why is it so difficult to get rid of stuff?


The Red Flags To Look Out For When You Start Dating Someone

The first stage of dating someone can be exciting, invigorating, and intoxicating — but it can also be perilous if you’re not careful. If you see too many of these red flags flying instead of fireworks, you might want to look for love elsewhere.


Free Games Friday: Alto's Adventure, The Mesh, Ultimate Briefcase

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.


Free Apps Friday: Louvre HD, Space Camera, DreamZ

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.


Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Valentine's Day

Just because you’ve waited until the very last minute doesn’t mean you don’t care. Well, it kind of does actually — but your better half doesn’t need to know that. Here are some quick-fix Valentine’s Day gifts that should help to keep you out of the dog house.


Followit Is Like Instagram For Property Hunters

Followit is a new app for Android and iOS that pitches itself as the Instagram of real estate. Instead of following friends and celebrities, you follow houses in specific streets and suburbs where you want to live. Here’s how it works.


Revealed: The Germiest Surfaces In Hotel Rooms [Infographic]

Ever wondered what germs are lurking around in your fancy hotel? Here are the most bacteria-ridden surfaces in three-star, four-star, and five-star hotel rooms, based on laboratory research.


Ask LH: What's A Good Non-Alcoholic Beverage For The Evening?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m in my forties and have drunk alcohol all my adult life. I’ve decided to quit drinking after starting a relationship with a teetoller whose ex was an alcoholic. I would like to replace the drinks I enjoyed in the evenings with non-alcoholic alternatives. Can you suggest healthy drinks for me to try?


Why Girls Need More Sunscreen Than Boys

The “slip-slop-slap” mantra is something all Australian parents need to instill in their children. However, depending on the gender of your child, it may be more important to “slop” than to “slip”. According to new research, the majority of girls’ clothes sold in Australia leave them dangerously exposed to the sun.


Toast And Season Your Rice Before Boiling For Unbelievable Flavour

Rice is tasty enough on its own, but with a few tweaks, you can take it from tasty to damn delicious. For example, next time you make rice, try toasting and seasoning it beforehand.


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