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Ask LH: How Can I Overcome My Fear Of Failure At Work?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a habit of coming up with an idea, and then not actually following through with it. I have a specific project that I have really wanted to do for a long time, but I have never actually made an effort to make it happen. I think my main reasons for not doing this are fear of failure and a general sense of being easily distracted. What are some good ways to force yourself to see a project through to completion, despite fear of failure? Thanks, Long Deferred


Ask LH: Will Setting Up A Dummy Security Camera Void My Insurance Claim?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up some security cameras to deter would be thieves but they cost an arm and a leg. I’ve checked out some dummy ones, and must say they look extremely convincing. My question is, if I install fake security cameras and get robbed, would it give my insurance company an excuse not to pay me?


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted every piece of iPhone 7 news, NBN mudslinging and one journalist’s thoughts on RUOK day. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:


Ask LH: How Do I Ask Someone To Be My Mentor?

Dear Lifehacker, I understand how useful it is to have a mentor, or someone whose experience I can benefit from. Once I’ve found someone though, how do I ask them? Do you just email them and ask, or is there a better way to make your case? Sincerely, Desperately Seeking Senpai


Ask LH: Do I Need To Poop Every Day?

Dear Lifehacker, According to Metamucil and other high-fibre products, I’m supposed to squeeze out a Number 2 once per day to remain “regular”. Personally, I don’t go that often and I don’t seem to be suffering for it. So here’s my question: Is remaining “regular” actually important to my health, or is it just a ploy to sell supplements I don’t need?


Briefly: New PlayStation 4, No Man's Sky Hacks, Best Olympic Moments

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: PS4 Slim spotted in the wild, eight useful No Man’s Sky hacks, the best moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Ask LH: Are Short IT Courses Worth It?

Dear Lifehacker, I am in a bit of a life/career rut at the moment and want to develop some new skills. I have been stuck in retail for years but I would like to kick start a career in IT. I have been looking at some RMIT short courses which look like they will provide me with some great resources. Upon completion of these courses you obtain statements of participation. My question is: will these matter to potential future employers come interview time? I don’t want to waste my time and money!


Hump Day Deals: Half-Price Earphones, 90% Off TigerVPN, Free Burritto

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Get 50% off in-ear headphones at JB Hi-Fi, eBay’s latest 20%-off technology deals, get $60 off Samsung’s virtual reality headset.


Ask LH: ​How Can I Protect My Skin And Eyes From The Biting Cold?

Dear Lifehacker, I love being outdoors, but not in winter. The cold and biting wind turns my face red, tight, and sore. Even my eyes are dry! What can I do to protect myself in this harsh environment?


Ask LH: What Do I Need To Know When I First Move Out Of Home?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m planning to move out of home for the first time with some mates into a rental property. Do you have any tips for someone living out of home for the first time? And can I customise my house without breaking the lease? Thanks, Rental Virgin


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