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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.


How To Self-Publish A Book

Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that someone, eventually, might not reject you. But nowadays you can choose to self-publish anything you’d like. Here’s how.


Why Switching From Signatures To PINs Won't Stop Credit Card Fraud

From this Friday, Australian credit card holders won’t be able to use a signature for in-store transactions; you’ll only be able to use a PIN. While that’s an improvement in security, it doesn’t mean the end of credit card fraud — and it shifts more of the onus to individuals rather than banks.


How Big Data Can Help Fix Medical Research

A recent paper in the British Medical Journal suggests that evidence-based medicine is in crisis. Evidence-based medicine is based on the practice of employing treatments that have scientific research that backs up their effectiveness. It is usually set against medical practice that is based on anecdotal experience or simply doing things because that is the way they always have been done.


How To Use Social Media To Grow Your New Business

Social media can be an effective way of marketing your business — but you need to choose the right platforms and the right tools. Get started with these tested and proven methods.


The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Rock Stars

Beyond the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, musicians work their butts off. What you see on stage or hear on your iPod is a distillation of years of hard work. Naturally, they have a lot of lessons we can all learn from to be more productive. Here are a few.


How The Tech Industry Can Attract More Female Employees

Twitter is the latest tech company to reveal figures showing women are still underrepresented in the information and communication technology (ICT) workforce. Men make up 70% of the overall staff and women just 30%, according to a blog post by Janet Van Huysse, the company’s vice president for diversity and inclusion.


Roaming In Tokyo For Free

A couple of years back, I visited Tokyo and was struck by the fact that there was a genuine dearth of “free” Wi-Fi options. I recently returned to Japan’s capital city to see if things had improved.


How To Be More Interesting When Meeting New People

You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the “life of the party.” Neither of those things are necessarily true. If you want to leave a good impression, you don’t have to make sure all eyes are on you. Here are some tips anyone can use in any social setting.


An Experienced Freelancer's Guide To Finding Clients

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When you decide to pursue freelance work, you might not have a clue how to actually find clients. But if you start with research and ask businesses what they look for in freelancers, as well as ask your peers for advice, your network will begin to grow and you’ll already know what clients are looking for.