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Texting While Driving Will Cost You Six Demerit Points In NSW This Christmas

To paraphrase those old road safety ads, if you text and drive, you’re a bloody idiot. Thankfully, the punishment for this crime is about to be doubled in NSW. During this year’s holiday period, anyone caught using their phone behind the wheel in NSW will receive six demerit points on their licence — up from the current penalty of three points. This means you will effectively lose half your full licence in one fell swoop. Hope that Facebook status update was worth it.

Teleport On iOS Uses Uber To Deliver Your Friends And Family To You 

iOS: You can technically hail an Uber for someone else already, but it can be a long, frustrating process. Teleport on iOS makes it super easy to hail an Uber for someone else and have them delivered to you. They don’t have to sign up, download, or pay for anything.

Pack A Perfect Carry-On Bag Every Time With This Formula

There are a lot of creative ways to pack your carry-on bag, but you can easily break it all down into a simple formula. This number-based packing method will make sure you have what you need in your carry-on, and still have room for souvenirs.

Ask LH: Where Can I (Legally) Ride My Electric Skateboard In Australia?

I am in the market for an electric skateboard and was wondering where I am legally aloud to ride it? There are a lot of bike paths around my home and the commute to work so can it be used on them even if I need to wear a helmet?

Would You Move Someone Else's Motorcycle?

Motorcycles and scooters are becoming increasingly popular and one of the reasons is they’re easy to park. More designated motorcycle parking spots have cropped up around metropolitan areas but some riders will still try to fit their vehicles into any nook they can find (never mind the legalities around that). But if a motorcycle or scooter parks you in, is it okay to move it?

How To Attend A Sales Pitch Just For The Free Gift

There’s a reason the words timeshare and scam often go together: in most cases, buying a timeshare is a bad financial decision. Because of their notorious reputation, timeshare companies tempt you with freebies like dinner vouchers, concert tickets, or awesome vacations. All you have to do is survive a gruelling, high-pressure presentation. If you like playing with fire, here are some tips for making it to the other side without caving — and with your free gift.

Ask LH: Can I Use My Foreign Licence To Dodge A Driving Suspension?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m 29 and have a P1 drivers licence in NSW. I recently had my licence suspended for driving 6km over the limit (harsh I think.) I’m going back to the UK for a month and was thinking of getting my UK licence. If I do come back to Australia, am I able to drive on this licence even though my NSW license is suspended?

How Selfies Can Ruin Your Holiday (And Even Kill You) [Infographic]

Selfies are a thing now and there’s really no escaping it. People just can’t get enough of taking pictures of their mugs, often while they’re on holidays with a beautiful destination as their backdrop. But sometimes people get carried away while trying to take the perfect selfie, which has resulted in a number of deaths around the world, as shown in this infographic from Compare Travel Insurance.

Hello Hipmunk Is A Virtual Travel Assistant, Connects To Your Calendar And Email

Travel planning usually takes a lot of work. Travel site Hipmunk wants to help you with that with its new travel planning assistant called Hello Hipmunk.

Six Tips For Photographing The Leonid Meteor Shower

This week the Leonid meteor shower will grace our skies. A scattering of bright meteors will appear to radiate from the Leo constellation and will be visible right across Australia. The meteor shower activity will peak on the morning of November 18 in the form of a meteor storm. If you’re keen to capture the moment on camera we have a few tips from award-winning photographer Phil Hart to help you take the best shots.

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