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Do You Know How Much Your Boss Earns?

Speculation about salaries is a common topic of workplace chatter. And there’s one topic that often stirs up particular emotions: how much does the boss earn?


What Should Lifehacker Investigate At Data Center World Asia Pacific?

Data Center World is one of our favourite IT industry events, and we’re looking forward to covering the Asia-Pacific Symposium event in Melbourne from 1-3 September. It’s still not too late to register and attend, but if you can’t make it, we’d love to know what data centre issues you’d like to see covered.


What Historical Productivity Tips Would You Like To See?

It’s fun sometimes to tap into the past and look at productivity tips from people in history. While you can’t always recreate those tips for yourself, it’s nice to know exactly how others got things done. So, we want to know: which historical figures would you to see tips from?


Do You Check Email Immediately After Sex?

We’re all relatively glued to our phones, and in many of our jobs email is a critical communication tool. A new study by the folks behind MyMail revealed something interesting — nearly 10% of us check our email immediately after sex. Does that sound like you?


How Do You Stop People From Stealing Your Food From The Shared Fridge?

Lunch (and other food) thievery seems to be a rampant problem in many offices and other places with a communal fridge. You could use a thief-deterring, fake, mouldy sandwich bag, or lace your food with laxatives, but maybe there’s a less extreme method. What’s yours?


Is Android Wear Enough To Get You Interested In Wearables?

Recently, Google announced the first commercially available Android Wear devices. So far, wearables haven’t been too useful, but is Android Wear enticing to you?


Do Step Counts Motivate You?

In a recent article for the New Yorker, David Sedaris describes his loving relationship with his Fitbit and how it motivates him throughout the day. So, we want to know, do you feel step shame? Do those step counts actually motivate you to leave the house and walk?


How Can Lifehacker Help Improve Your Life?

Most of us are not leading our ideal lives. We aren’t happy with the money we make, we spend too much time at the jobs we don’t like, and we give in to daily stressors far too easily. But these things aren’t the reasons we’re unhappy — they’re the symptoms.


Who Needs A 1TB Broadband Plan?

It’s a familiar complaint: you’re only part way through the month and you’ve already used up your download limit, leaving you with either a slow shaped connection or big excess usage fees. But just how large an allowance do you need? Is 1TB more than enough for most of us?


Copying Data From NAS To NAS

I recently acquired a new NAS. My first taks was moving data from my old NAS to the new one. But it wasn’t as easy as I expected