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Briefly: DIY Kissing Scrub, Humble Bundle Sale, Tears Under The Microscope

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The best games from the Humble Store’s DRM-Freeeeeedom sale, create your own sweet lip scrub for soft kisses, the science of human tears laid bare.


Escape Room Tips From An Escape Room Minion

Escape rooms are a worldwide phenomenon, and although Australia is a bit late to the party, the craze is starting to catch on in a big way. As someone who’s seen many, many games played over the last six months, I’ve noticed which teams and techniques work best. Here they are.


How Much Do Financial Incentives And Production Methods Affect Your Product?

Scrum Board picture by Shutterstock

Starting in October of 2014, a group of statisticians have been analysing one of the biggest surveys of the game development industry ever undertaken. After putting elements like Agile, Scrum, and Waterfall, as well as various financial incentive schemes under the microscope, the extent to which they affect the final product might surprise you.


Who Has A Problem With Whom?

Who has a problem with the word “whom”? For whom should we devote grammar lessons? Who talks ill of the English language? Whom should we throw in jail?


Ask LH: Is There A Way To Watch Netflix Offline?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a Netflix subscriber and avid user. However, when I am without an internet connection (such as on a plane) I find I have nothing to watch. Is there a way that I can save Netflix shows and movies locally to my device for offline viewing? If not, since I am a paying Netflix subscriber, would it be wrong for me to torrent Netflix Original content? Thanks, Netflix Addict


Australia's Chief Scientist Explains Why We Need To Prioritise Science Research

Professor Ian Chubb holds the office of Chief Scientist for Australia. In the following article, Chubb responds to the Science and Research Priorities recently announced by the Federal Government. According to Chubb, our nation needs to get its research priorities right — and it’s up to the science community to make the case for more investment.


The Ten Tastiest Burger Joints In Australia

There’s no room in life for sub par burgers. If your local takeout shop isn’t cutting the mustard, you need to upgrade to a tastier establishment immediately. According to TripAdvisor’s customer review data, these are the best ten burger places in Australia. (Note: The following descriptions and photos may cause extreme taste-bud torture. You have been warned!)


App Deals: Lifeline, The Last Warlock, Modern Combat 5: Blackout

Today’s best deals include Lifeline on Android, The Last Warlock on iOS and Modern Combat 5: Blackout on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


New Smoking Bans Hit NSW Today

Smokers in NSW will be prohibited from lighting up in outdoor dining areas from today onward, and it might be worth taking a few steps to the side — those in breach can be fined $300.


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Australia’s unhealthiest fast food, advice on watching the Venus-Jupiter conjunction and female masturbation tips. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week: