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Most Popular Health Posts Of 2014

Staying healthy requires a combination of knowledge, determination, planning and the occasional helpful gadget. These are the 10 most popular health posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


For A Good, Free Work Communication Tool, Pick Up The Slack

There are a few team communication tools out there, as decentralised work becomes more common. Slack is a new one from the co-founder of Flickr, Stewart Butterfield, and has already become quite popular without needing the advertising budget of Hipchat.


Is It Legal For Australian Pilots To Take Selfies In The Cockpit?

Last week, Quartz published an article showcasing photographs pilots have taken from the cockpit of aircraft to post on Instagram. As explained in the story, by taking these photos — many of which appear to have been snapped during flight, take-off, or landing — pilots are violating the rules of the air. This is certainly the case in the United States and the European Union, for example, but what about elsewhere?


Why Creative Conflict Can Be A Good Thing

We have a natural urge to make things more comfortable for ourselves. And as we get older, we apply that to the people around us — why spend time with people we disagree with? Or frustrate us? But creative work is a boiling cauldron of personality and methods, and if you achieve the right mix, it might not be the best idea to mess with the formula.


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.


Most Popular Top 10 Posts Of 2014

What’s better than a top 10 list? A top 10 list of our best top 10 lists. These are the 10 most popular top 10 posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


Video Briefly: Community Channel, Danthology 2014, Top Gear Christmas Special

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 2014′s best pop music mashup, Tesla Model S versus Ferrari 575, Top Gear’s 2014 Christmas special.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Gangstar Vegas, Aces of Steam and Hodor Keyboard. Download them all without spending a cent!


Pick Up A Last Minute Christmas Gift At Dick Smith

There are some great savings on offer this weekend: On Saturday you’ll score 10% off Kindle and fitness tech, and all weekend you can take advantage of 10% off Samsung tablets. Perfect for those last minute pressies – you won’t want to miss out on these deals!


Plan A 'Fancation' Based Around Movies Or TV Shows With This Infographic

I apologise for writing “fancation”, let’s pretend that didn’t happen. But visiting the locations associated with your favourite movie or TV show can make for a great holiday. This infographic highlights four options worth considering.