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Will Public Humiliation Improve The Quality Of Australian Drivers?

There are all sorts of ways that you could go about improving the general quality of drivers on Australian roads. Is public shaming really a good way to go about it?


Bing2Google Redirects Windows 10's Bing Web Searches To Google

Windows 10 brings a ton of sweet new features. Among them, you can now search the web directly from the Start menu. However, it will always use Bing. The Bing2Google extension for Chrome will redirect your searches to Google instead.


How To Treat The Three Most Common Types Of Headache

We all get headaches from time to time. In fact, nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.


Use A "Bad Cop" When Negotiating To Help Make The Hard Calls

The hardest part of any negotiation is being tough. You want to make a demand or refuse a concession, but don’t want that refusal to shut down negotiations. In those cases, having someone to play “bad cop” — even someone who’s not there — can help.


Interstitial App Install Pesters Don't Work

If you’re designing a mobile page and you have an app for the site, the temptation to throw that detail into the reader’s face is rather compelling. The app is better and the readers will appreciate it, right?


How To Identify A Narcissist (Before They Burn You)

A constant need for validation. A willingness to control people. A ruthlessness in getting their needs met. These are just some of the psychological traits that point towards a narcissistic personality disorder. Disturbingly, they are also common among people who succeed in business — and it usually isn’t a coincidence. Here are 15 signs of narcissism combed from psychology literature that you really don’t want to encounter in a boss or co-worker.


Australia Post: Regular, Priority And Express Post Probably Don't Mean What You Think

Australia Post offers a variety of different postal tiers depending on your needs. It’s worth looking at the fine print of what those tiers actually mean, however, especially as “Priority” mail can be anything but a priority to Australia Post.


Cupertino Nightmares: 15 Apple Business Practices To Avoid

Apple is one of the most reputable tech companies in the world with some of the highest paid interns. Working there must therefore be a dream job, right? Wrong. Over on the career community site Glassdoor, there are plenty of complaints and horror stories from current and former Apple engineers, developers and project managers. Here are some of their chief bugbears that other businesses would do well to avoid.


Six Stupid Things You Shouldn't Do When Dropping Your Kids Off At School

Is there a more dangerous profession than “parent taxi” when it’s school pickup time? Here’s what not to do when you’re dropping the kids off to learn.


Carbon Tax Repeal: Why The Promised Household Savings Never Came

The removal of the carbon tax was meant to save the average household about $550 per year. 12 months on, have we got our savings? An analysis by the Herald Sun newspaper says no. In any event, trying to measure the savings from the carbon tax is a mug’s game. Here’s why.


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