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How To Have A Social Life If You Don't Work A 9-To-5 Job

If you work a job that is outside the traditional 9-to-5 schedule, it can be challenging to maintain current relationships and create new ones. Here are some steps to take to keep a thriving social life despite your work.


How To Work From Home Effectively When You're Short On Space

Working from home — every day or just now and then — can be great. However, not all of us have huge home offices that are perfect, productive retreats. If you don’t have a lot of room to work, here are some tips to help you get things done.


Taste Test: The DIY KFC Double Down Dog

Over the past few days, you may have seen the above monstrosity pop up on your social media feed. It’s known as the KFC Double Down Dog: a cheese-smothered hot dog stuffed inside a deep-fried chicken patty. Like moths to a flame, we were irresistibly drawn to this greasy portent of mankind’s destruction: it was something we just had to try ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s currently only available in the Philippines. Time for a little DIY innovation, methinks…


How To Make The Most Of Your Momentum When Getting Things Done

Momentum is a key force in your productivity. It’s the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling teeth. You can structure your day so that you build momentum and ride it out strategically.


Will Rural Subsidies Make The NBN Affordable?

The rules around the NBN have moved rapidly over Christmas. On December 14, the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, released new rules requiring all providers of high-speed broadband services to be vertically separated. These rules were aimed at TPG, which was rolling out fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) in urban apartment buildings. FTTB would compete against the NBN and potentially undermine the ability of the NBN to use high city prices to subsidise the bush.


Your TV's Advanced Picture Settings, Explained

HDTVs come with all kinds of advanced settings designed to “improve” the picture, but most of them are just marketing gimmicks. In fact, your picture will actually look better with some of them off. Here are some of the settings you’ll find in the advanced menu, and what you should do with them.


How To Save Money When Travelling To Any Destination

Spending a lot of money on holidays doesn’t mean you will have a better time than someone who spends less. I’ve been travelling the world for close to a decade on a budget and found that following a few simple tips makes it easy to travel on a budget and still have an amazing trip.


How Your Fitness Band Can Help You Lose Weight

The makers of the fitness band Jawbone UP have released news customer data that reveales the habits of the UP community’s biggest weight losers. If you’re trying to tame your summer paunch, the following behaviours and activities might be worth pursuing — whether you own a fitness band or not.


How To Stay Focused And Engaged In Long Meetings

Meetings are an inevitable part of the job for many people, and sometimes you know you’re going into a meeting that will drag on and on. How do you prepare yourself to be engaged and alert? Here are a few methods to survive those long-haul meetings.


Charge Your Phone In Half The Time: Quick Chargers Explained

If you bought a phone in the last year, it might have included some kind of quick charger. Here’s how they work to charge your phone in half the time of a typical charger.