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Successful Negotiation Isn't About Being Dominant

Most of us think of haggling as asserting our dominance and showing we’re unafraid to get what we want. But successful negotiation isn’t necessarily about being dominant; it’s about finding common ground.

Deleting Online Accounts: Why You Should Bother To Clean Up Your Clutter

How many online accounts have you got? Note the question is not how many do you use regularly, but how many have you got? Ten? Fifty? A hundred? You might be surprised at how high the number is when you start totting everything up.

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted IT workplace horror stories, a review of Tiger Airways and advice on building your own computer control panel. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

Get More Out Of Boring Lectures By Imagining You're The Teacher

With lectures, you only get out of them what you’re willing to put in. You might be bored by the slides, but that information is still important. If you spend that time thinking from the teacher’s perspective, you might get a better grasp of the material.

Killer Interview Question: Who Is The Smartest Person You Know And How Do They Use Their Intelligence?

This week’s KIQ comes from Lisa Thompson, Commvault human resources director for Asia-Pacific. The aim of this question is to make the interviewee evaluate what ‘intelligence’ actually means and how it is used.

Five Best Budget HDTVs

A great HDTV doesn’t have to break the bank. Sure, you could spend thousands on a panel, but a cheap model will still get you a large screen with great picture quality, solid features and all the connectivity options you require, while still being thin and trim. This week we’re looking at five of the best budget sets; all well under $1000.

Keep From Over-Packing Clothes By Sticking To A Single Colour Palette

When you’re trying to travel light, packing clothes that go well with everything else you pack can save you a ton of space.

Ease Into A Night Of Drinking Beer By Starting With Lighter Varieties

You might think it’s better to start your beer quest with hoppy, flavourful beers that have a higher alcohol content, but you’re doing a disservice to your taste buds for the rest of the night.

How Apple's Mobile Ad Blocking Will Hasten The Death Of Online Advertising

Apple is about to open a new front in the ongoing war against online advertising. The new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, will support ad blocking by Safari, its mobile web browser.

Plump Up Saggy Couch Cushions With Just A Few Buttons

Saggy, uneven cushions are a natural part of an old, comfortable couch. That doesn’t mean you can’t spruce them up though. Give your couch a new lease on life and a fresh look by sewing on a few extra buttons, available for a dollar or two at your local craft store.

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