Don't Look For Perfect On A First Date

A lot of us go around trying to find that perfect somebody. Yet the person who completes you probably isn’t nearly as perfect as you might hope. Use your pessimism to set realistic expectations about the people you date.


Have More Meaningful Conversations To Avoid Burning Your Bridges

You’ve probably heard the saying “don’t burn your bridges before you cross them”. Usually, it’s a caution against doing things like suddenly quitting while telling your boss what you really think of him. Sales professional Tom Powers writes on LinkedIn that “burning bridges” is more often a slow burn that happens in small ways over time.


Learn To Read Emotions By Watching Micro Facial Expressions

Reading body language helps us understand when people are offended, enthralled or anything in between. An article on Inc only discusses the basic emotions, from happiness to contempt, with an illustrated guide to recognising them.


Telstra's Freedom Prepaid Plan Now Has More Data (But You Can Still Do Better)

We used to recommend the old version of Telstra’s prepaid Freedom plan as one of the best options for mobile phone users, until a change in the conditions earlier this year eliminated the ability to add extra data without having to pay a king’s ransom. Now Telstra has increased the available data on its Freedom plan, is it worth revisiting?


Facebook Launches Privacy Basics To Help You Learn How It Uses Your Data

Facebook has announced that it plans to update its terms of use and privacy policies at the start of next year. Coinciding with this change, the company has introduced Privacy Basics to help you understand how to stay private on the site and how Facebook uses your data.


Ask LH: Can I Switch My Phone To Another Network?

Dear Lifehacker, Last year, I received a Samsung Galaxy smartphone while on a Telstra contract. My question is, can I use it with an Optus SIM card, or do I have to buy a completely new phone?


Start Difficult Emails Off Right With These Templates

It can be tough putting together the perfect cover letter or following up on a job interview in the right way. Forbes has 27 pre-written email scripts to start you off on the right track. All you have to do is personalise it and fill in the details.



How To Prevent People From Knowing When You've Seen A Message In Apps

It seems like every messaging app these days, from iMessage to Facebook, insists on sending “read receipts” letting people know that you’ve seen their messages. This can be annoying. Here’s how to turn off the feature in some of the most popular apps.


Get Lollipop's Incoming Call Banner On KitKat And Earlier Versions Of Android

Android: Lollipop’s new incoming call banner slides in from the top of the screen when you get a call, instead of kicking the current app to the background. You can get it now, even without Lollipop.