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Briefly: Mythbusters Q&A, Candy Crush Fashion, GoalControl-4D Explained

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The tech behind FIFA’s World Cup goal detection system, Miyamoto tries out virtual reality, Aussie interview with Mythbusters’ Jamie Hyneman.


10 Stubborn Sex Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked

Perhaps you’ve heard that size matters, women are naturally more bisexual than men, or that tantric sex means everlasting orgasms. None of these things is entirely true. Sex has been around forever, but we’re just starting to understand it. Today we’re debunking 10 of the most common sex myths to set the record straight.


No, Bitstrips Is Not Spying On You For The NSA

People believe dumb stuff. One dumb thing they believe? That Bitstrips — those mildly-irritating cartoons being shared a lot on Facebook right now — are actually a secret spying tool for the US National Security Agency (NSA).


Ask LH: How Can I Prove Anti-Tax Conspiracy Theorists Are Wrong?

Dear Lifehacker, Over the years I have heard various whack-job anti-government conspiracy theorists and their ilk talk about income tax being illegal. They mention things like “Income has never been defined under Australian tax law”, which apparently means we can claim we earned only chickens, conches, ceremonial wreaths or whatever, and apparently this befuddles the taxman into not being able to actually charge us anything. Is there any truth in this, or can it be easily debunked? Cheers, Tax Time Truth


Four Key Tax Myths Busted

Preparing for your tax return can often seem like a tedious chore, but if you fall for these common misconceptions the task can be even harder. Let’s bust some common tax myths.


Briefly: Watch The Jobs Trailer, Australian Data Retention Plan Put On Ice, Mythbusters Turns 200

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Australian Data Retention plan swept under the rug, Steve Jobs movie gets Ashton-packed trailer, Mythbusters celebrates 10th anniversary with episode #200.


Six Myths About Vaccination And Why They're Wrong

Recently released government figures show levels of childhood vaccination have fallen to dangerously low levels in some areas of Australia, resulting in some corners of the media claiming re-ignition of “the vaccine debate”. (You can check how your postcode rates here.) Well, scientifically, there’s no debate. In combination with clean water and sanitation, vaccines are one of the most effective public health measures ever introduced, saving millions of lives every year.


Common Tech Myths That Cost You Money

Ever scoff at someone for buying refurbished? Or found yourself spending $50 on an HDMI cable? We all hear (and spread) tech myths, but in some cases those myths end up costing you a lot of money. It’s time to debunk the myths that drain your hard-earned cash from your wallet.


Seven Productivity Myths Debunked By Science

The end goal of productivity tips is to spend less time doing the things you have to do so you gain more time for the things you want to do. But if you follow every morsel of productivity advice you encounter, you’ll end spend more time moving papers and emails around than actually getting anything done. Need to simplify your routine? Let’s put an end to some common productivity myths once and for all.


10 Myths About Sleep Busted

Sleep is a mysterious process, and that means it’s the subject of many untruths and much ill-informed wishful thinking. If you’re trying to improve your quality or quantity of sleep, don’t fall for these myths and you’ll be well on the way.