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Top 10 Tips For Hosting The Perfect Get-Together

Whether you’re entertaining for a crowd or just having a last-minute get-together with close friends, the right supplies and tools can make your guests and yourself have a great time. Here are our top 10 entertaining tips.


How To Work From Home In The School Holidays (Without Going Insane)

Running a business from the family home can be extremely challenging — especially during the school holidays. How on Earth are you expected to feed, entertain and supervise your kids while tackling a busy work day? We asked a few home business owners with rugrats to share their survival tips.


Your Horrifying Stories Of Working At Startups

We asked for your nightmare tales of startup employment. Did you ever deliver — sending narratives of woe, scams, drugs, psychotic managers, drinking at your desk and more hookers than a venture capitalist could handle. These are your stories.


Takeaway Truth: Subway Mexican Chicken Flatbread

Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. On today’s menu: Subway’s Mexican Chicken Flatbread (plus taste test!)


Seven Strategies For Dealing With Toxic People

Are there people who constantly criticise you, tell you that you can’t do things, make you feel bad about yourself, even yell at you? These are toxic people. Dealing with them is never easy, but it’s such a difficult problem that it’s worth looking at some strategies you might consider.


What Will Australia's Networking Traffic Look Like In 2019?

Faster? Almost certainly, although fixed line speeds will outpace mobile by a significant factor. Here’s what you should consider when developing projects based on Cisco’s most recent Visual Networking Index.


Revealed: The Unhealthiest Fast Food Products In Australia

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having an occasional fast food blow-out. Some would even argue that it’s good for the soul. However, there are some menu items that are definitely best avoided; especially if you’re trying to lose weight. With that in mind, here are the unhealthiest products from each of Australia’s major fast food chains. (You may be surprised to learn that Subway “beat” McDonald’s.)


How Often Do Australia's Streaming Services Refresh Their Content?

It’s not only the size of the streaming library that counts, but also how often new content joins (or leaves) a streaming service. But how do the various competing streaming services compare?


Why Science Funding Should Go To People, Not Projects

Prominent American biologist Ronald Germain has recently published a remarkable suggestion about research funding in the top bioscience journal Cell. He argues for a switch from a project proposal based system to a people-based system. The phrase you’ll hear a lot more often is “person-not-project”. Here’s how a similar funding model could benefit Australia.


Are Chromebooks Good Laptops For Students?

There’s a lot to like about Chromebooks. They’re budget-friendly, have a lot of options and are powerful enough to get things done. If you’re a student shopping for a laptop for school, they may be pretty attractive. However, for some students, it’s a nightmare waiting to happen. Let’s see where you fall.