When Someone Owes You Cash, Consider What Else They Can Offer

You have to be careful when lending money, even to close friends. If you’ve loaned money to someone in your life, and they’re struggling to pay you back, consider asking for a valuable favour instead.


Most Popular Windows Posts Of 2014

We have to wait until 2015 for the next new version of Windows, but there was plenty of news on the Windows front nonetheless. These are the 10 most popular Windows posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


Briefly: Win A 20th Anniversary PS4, New Game Of Thrones Footage

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Win a 20th Anniversary Limited Edition PlayStation 4, last-minute Christmas gift ideas for girlfriends, new Game Of Thrones Season 5 footage.


Calculate How Much Of Your Savings A Big Purchase Is Before Buying

The first step to making a purchase is usually to ask whether you have enough money to cover it. However, a better and more financially conscious question might be how much of your life savings you’re giving away.


Hump Day Deals: $200 Off JW King George V Scotch, Humble Bundle Winter Sale, $24 Tigerair Fares

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: 60 per cent off board games, 44 free Kindle ebooks, Humble Bundle’s massive winter sale. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Improve Your Hand-Eye Coordination And Athleticism With A Tennis Ball

Your vision is closely tied to how well you move — your flexibility, strength, pain tolerance and so on. This simple exercise could help you strengthen your eye muscles and improve your movement at the same time.


Develop Stronger Accountability By Refusing To Use 'Viable Excuses'

Using too many excuses can eventually catch up with you in a bad way. Even using legitimate excuses too often can create a habit of always finding something to fall back on. By stopping the use of excuses, you can become more responsible and accountable.


Ask Two Irrational Questions To Persuade People To Do What You Want

Persuading someone to do what you want isn’t easy. Writer Daniel Pink points out that the real trick is to get someone to articulate their own reasons for doing something. One way to do that is to ask a couple of irrational questions.


Xbox Live Users Are Finally Getting Local Servers

Happy Christmas, gamers! Microsoft has announced it will be bringing locally-hosted multiplayer Xbox Live services to Australians, starting today. The dedicated Xbox Live servers will provide increased reliability and stability to a range of Xbox One video games, including Forza Motorsport 5, Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.


Add Continuity Support To Older Macs With A Bluetooth Dongle

Continuity is one of the cooler sets of features in OS X Yosemite, but it’s limited to newer Macs that support Bluetooth LE. Now, you can easily add that feature to your older Mac with a Bluetooth dongle and a bit of software.