annoyances

Jetstar Flight Delays: How To Deal With The Hassle

A computer system outage that means Jetstar can’t lodge any flight plans has stopped all flights by the no-frills airline across Australia this morning, leading to delays across the network and potential hassles for other passengers. Here are some steps you can take to deal with it.


Brayola Finds The Perfect Bras Based On Your Favourite Bra

Bra shopping is such a challenge that when you find a bra that actually fits well, you have to hold onto it for dear life. Brayola aims to end that torture by showing you bras that match your current bras’ style and size.


Shirt Happens: We Test Threadsmiths' Liquid-Proof Clothing Range

There are few things as mortifying as getting a big coffee stain on your shirtfront just before a big meeting. Aussie startup Threadsmiths believes it has come up with a solution in the form of the Cavalier T-shirt: a new type of clothing material that supposedly can never be stained. We thought we’d put Threadsmiths’ claims to the test via a variety of heavy-hitting liquids including wine, coffee and beetroot juice. Here is the video. (Safety goggles may be required.)


Bye Rupert Chrome Extension Blocks All News Corp Australia Sites

Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch hasn’t made himself any new friends with his heartless, self-promoting and inaccurate tweet following the fatal Sydney siege. If you’d prefer not to fill his coffers further, Bye Rupert is a Chrome extension which automatically blocks all News Corp web sites .


A Guide To Talking With Your Hands Without Being Annoying

Some people have a natural tendency to talk with their hands. This will either come off as really passionate and expressive, or really annoying. If you talk with your hands, you should do so without being annoying. This video shows you how.


How To Avoid Embarrassing Yourself On Email

There is a lesson for us all in the continuing revelations from stolen Sony emails being splashed over world-wide media. It is a lesson that Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairperson Amy Pascal could have benefited from before sending emails with racist comments about President Obama. Or an email calling Leonardo DiCaprio’s behaviour “Absolutely Despicable” when he decided to pull out of a planned Steve Jobs biopic.


Make High Heels More Comfortable To Stand In By Shifting Your Weight

Wearing high heels doesn’t have to mean punishment for your feet. A few foot exercises and strategic posture could make standing for a long time in heels (like at a Christmas party) less painful than usual.


Ask LH: Can I Challenge A Speeding Fine If Other Cars Are In The Picture?

Hi Lifehacker, I just received a 3-point speeding fine after being caught by a camera going 14kmh over the speed limit. The 80 suddenly changes to 70 at this area and has a lot of traffic, so it’s easy to miss the sign even when concentrating. If it’s a roadside camera, is it possible to challenge the fine if there are other vehicles in the picture? I’ve read these cameras are vulnerable to mistakes.


Keep Your Face Upright To Make Vomiting Less Uncomfortable

No one likes being sick, but sometimes, you just can’t stop it. The next time you feel like you need to vomit, try facing straight forward (perhaps using a bucket) to avoid uncomfortable drainage in nasal passages.


Find And Sort The Missing 'Exclamation Point' Tracks In iTunes

So you’ve migrated your data to a new computer, or you’ve restored your music from a backup, and some files are missing. iTunes doesn’t have a good way of sorting your library by which files are missing — but this workaround will.