How To Build An Emergency Budget (And Why You Need One)

You’ve probably heard of an emergency fund. It’s a small cushion of savings to help you stay afloat in case of a financial crisis. For some emergencies, it also helps to use an emergency budget — a deflated spending plan to make sure the money in your fund lasts as long as possible.


Reminder: Facebook Messenger Shares Your Location With Every Message

You’re probably aware that Facebook collects a lot of information about you, and if you’re using the mobile Messenger app, that includes your location data as well. A new Chrome extension called Marauders Map lets anyone you’ve sent a message see that location information all at once.


Run The True Race Distance By Following The Shortest Path

You probably ran more than 5km in your last 5K, and so did most of the runners who were out on the course with you. There’s a trick to running the shortest possible path in a race, and it’s not cheating.


Three Ways To Use Those Forgotten Vegetable Tops In Your Food

The last time I bought carrots, the cashier asked if I wanted the tops ripped off. “Almost everyone says yes,” he told me — and the reality is that you’ll often struggle to even find them with the tops attached. That’s too bad, because many vegetable tops are both completely safe and delicious to eat. Here are three preparations worth trying.


Stop Talking And Start Listening To Become More Persuasive

When you want to change someone else’s point of view, it’s easy to assume that if you talk enough, people will listen. Often, that’s not the case, though. In reality, if you want people to come to your side of an issue, it helps to listen to theirs first.


What Are The Worst Porn Moves To Try In Real Life? [NSFW]

Last month we covered how to have a healthy relationship with porn. A lot of you showed up in the comments to talk about your personal relationships with porn, and how it has affected your sex lives. It should come as no surprise that porn can contribute both positively and negatively to real-world sex.


Have A Plan Z For Peace Of Mind

We all have a plan A for life, and maybe even a plan B. But knowing your “Plan Z”, your last resort option, can help motivate you to go after what you really want from life.


Briefly: Uber Wars In Queensland, Witcher 3 Sex Scenes, Best Drives In Australia

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Uber’s battle with Queensland regulators and all the Witcher 3 sex scenes.


Give Yourself A Financial 'Mission' To Save Like A Soldier

When you’re in the military, saving money is different from most people. Often, expenses are accounted for and you don’t usually have the freedom to blow through cash. If you’re a civilian that needs to catch up on savings, “deploy” yourself for a set period to save like soldiers do.


Hump Day Deals: Cheap MacBooks, 85% Off At OzGameShop

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include get $350 off Macbooks, cheap Darling Habour luxury getaway, up to 85% off video games at OzGameShop. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.