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Nine Ways To Improve Small Business Cashflow

There’s a reason they say cash is king: it keeps your business afloat and funds growth. Here are nine simple tips for improving your cashflow.

Briefly: New Interstellar Trailer, Earworm Hacks, Oculus Rift Gets Pollinated

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the latest trailer to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, why catchy songs get stuck in your head (and how to stop it), could Pollen on the Oculus Rift be the future of gaming?

Reduce Drink Dilution With Big-Arsed Ice Cubes

Large pieces of ice tend to melt more slowly when submerged in liquid; especially under normal temperature conditions. In other words, if you want to delay the effects of dilution in your spirit or soft drink, invest in a bigger ice cube rack.

IKEA Just Killed Off The Galant Desk: Here Are Our Favourite Hacks

IKEA is a cruel and fickle creator. After brutally killing off the Expedit shelf in February, the Swedish furniture mogul has decided to consign the Galant desk to the same fate. Production of the Galant has already ceased, with the desk expected to be completely phased out by October. Like the Expedit, the Galant is one of IKEA’s most popular — and hackable — furniture items. To commemorate its passing, here are a few of our favourite Galant hacks — get one while you still have the chance!

How Budget Cuts Have Increased The Risk Of Cyber-Attacks In Australia

You’d struggle to argue that this year’s budget cuts to funding for CSIRO and universities are going to give Australia any kind of advantage in science. It seems that anti-science agenda could also have a direct impact on our ability to deal with online attacks.

Ask LH: What Should I Do If I'm In A Car Accident?

Hi Lifehacker, What’s the procedure if you are in a car accident? And what if the other party does not have insurance?

Can Workstations Work With Hot Desking?

In a hot desking environment, you grab the first available desk and either plug in your own laptop or log in on a standardised desktop. Can that approach be used if you need to use a more powerful workstation computer?

Takeaway Truth: McDonald's McFeast Burger

Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: McDonald’s McFeast Burger.

Will FuelCents Help Slash Your Petrol Bill?

A new fuel discount scheme promises to save you 20c per litre on petrol each and every week. Will it entice shoppers away from supermarket discount schemes, and if so, how?

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include MeteoEarth on Android, Hit ‘n’ Run on iOS, and Dog Tricks HD on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!