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Talk Like You're Reciting Phone Numbers For Perfect Speech Pace

Many of us rush through speeches because public speaking makes us nervous. You need to speak slowly for a good speech. To get that right, talk at the pace you would when telling someone a phone number.


I'm Confident Your Confidant Isn't My Confidante

In The Sound Of Music, Maria has confidence in sunshine. I have rather less confidence that everyone is clear on the difference between confident, confidant and confidante.


Ask LH: Why Doesn't Everyone Sell Phones Outright?

Dear Lifehacker, I had to buy an iPhone 6 for work the other day, but I kept running into brick and mortar stores that refused to sell me an iPhone 6 unless I bought one on a plan. Are they allowed to restrict the sales of a hardware device unless they strong-arm me into a contract?


Vodafone's New Prepaid Plans: Everything You Need To Know

Vodafone Australia is revamping its prepaid plans, expanding its data inclusions and maintaining its focus on international calls with a temporary offer of unlimited calls to 10 international destinations one one plan. Here’s what you need to know.


Optus Carrier Aggregation Means Faster 4G In Capital Cities, Eventually

Optus has switched on LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation for 4G customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. That means potentially faster data speeds — but only if you have a phone that can take advantage of it.


Take A Few Seconds To Meditate Before You Pick Up The Phone

Meditation can be very beneficial, but most of us struggle to find the time. Next time the phone rings, take a few breaths before you answer.


Boost Your Charisma By Being More Attentive

We all understand the importance of social skills, but charisma can be a tough one to adopt. Lifehack.org recommends focusing on presence.


Ask LH: If I've Dropped My Phone, Does That Void Subsequent Warranty Repairs?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with a cracked screen and its earphone jack recently broke. I’ve been told that because the screen is broken the warranty is void and they refuse to repair the earphone jack. Is the warranty really void?


Avoid 'Global' Labels In Arguments That Undermine Conflict Resolution

In a relationship, arguments are normal. The goal, however, should be to finish the argument and solve your problems. Using “global” statements that describe a problem with a person’s character (as opposed to actions) undermine resolution.


Everywhere In Australia Opening Early To Sell You An iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6 Plus

If you want an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and haven’t already pre-ordered one, the only way to get your hands on one on launch day, Friday 19 September, will be to hit an Apple store or a phone retailer. Here’s a complete list and map of all the stores that are opening early to sell the device.