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Identity Swap: How To Make It As An Independent Illustrator

I’ve been an independent illustrator working in comics for a few years now. It’s a bag on the side of my two “real” jobs: teaching and motion graphics design. The dream was to have the sales of my comics contribute the bulk of my income, but recent events have forced me to consider that limiting my creative outlet to comics is an uphill struggle I may never overcome.

Is It Legal To Sue Friends And Family Over Unpaid Loans?

Your cousin has been having financial troubles and has reached out to you for a lump sum of money to ease the burden. He said he’d pay you back when he is able to. Flash forward three years and his money problems seem to have evaporated but you still haven’t seen a cent of the money he was meant to return to you. Is it legal to sue someone, especially someone you have a close relationship with, over unpaid loans?

How To Get The Jobs That Are Never Advertised

Have you wondered why some people simply seem to get the good projects, promotions and opportunities?

Ten Android Tips And Tricks To Get Things Done Faster

Android is great, but it’s so vast that you might miss a few tips and tricks to speed up your experience. Here are our favourites to get you started.

Revealed: How Australia Consumes Its Porn

Australia loves its porn. Every year, the land Down Under contributes millions of hits to Pornhub. Despite having a smaller population, Australian IP addresses make us the seventh most active country on the site in 2014. To try and figure out how we like it Down Under, Pornhub’s data scientists have plowed into the numbers to figure out exactly what Australia looks for when we want our porn. (Some phrases NSFW.)

Epson WorkForce ET-4550 Printer Review: The Cartridge Slayer

The Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank is a new inkjet printer that eliminates the need for ink cartridges. Instead, it comes with an assortment of pour-in ink bottles that purportedly last for up to two years. We put it to the test to find out whether a cartridge-free printer can deliver on speed and print quality. Read on for the full review.

Why It's Better To Reward Groups Than Inviduals

Virtually everyone lives and works in a team, but there is a tension between what is good for the group and what is good for the individual. Within a group competitive individuals do better but cooperative groups as a whole do better. So who should be rewarded: the individual or the group?

How To Cheat At Board Games

It’s a time honoured tradition that the banker always steals from the bank in Monopoly. Most cheating in board games isn’t anywhere near as brazen. At least, not if you want it to work. Being tricky is tricky. Cheat too often or too heavily and nobody will play with you. Cheat a little and your opponents may not even notice.

How To Completely Destroy The Internet

Remember when Anonymous threatened to destroy the entire internet? We laughed and ultimately their words were just hacker hubris. But it got us thinking — could someone actually destroy the internet? We did some digging, and guess what: with enough effort, the entire thing can be shattered. Physically. Completely. Here’s how to kill the internet.

Introducing Static: A New Podcast With Lifehacker, Gizmodo And Kotaku

This week! Black holes, cancer research, Fallout 4, cable management… and bacon.

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