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We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who've begun working for themselves. From app developers, to freelance writers, business consultants, creative producers and startup founders, there's no shortage of people willing to take large calculated risks in the name of sculpting their own self-employed dream careers.

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Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with Jamie Leach, CEO of Gruntify.

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End-of-year holidays are a great opportunity to reset your professional batteries. Unfortunately, the break never seems to last long enough, leading to an ultra-reluctant return to work. Instead of keenly tackling new projects, you're left feeling flat and fatigued - which is obviously a bad way to start off the new year. This infographic explains how to overcome your post-holiday blues and get back into a productive mindset.

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Just like with regular employees, the professionalism and likability of managers can vary greatly - some are excellent at their jobs while others are truly terrible. Either way, there are a few things you just shouldn't say to your direct superior. After all, they ultimately hold the keys to your future in the company. Aside from the obvious — like profanity and insults — here are the words and phrases you should never utter to your boss.

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We've known the National Broadband Network (NBN) plans to be structured around five "tiers" of connectivity based on download and upload speeds offered by NBNco. It appears the company has renamed the plans and taken one of the tiers out. Here's what you need to know.

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Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.

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For all the promise of "world class" internet speeds, the National Broadband Network (NBN) can be decidedly underwhelming for some. By nbn's own admission, some connections are no faster than ADSL2. Thankfully, there are a few hacks you can employ to boost your current NBN speeds by a significant margin; even if you're already on 100Mbps. Here's what you need to know.

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The start of a new year is a time when jobseekers flood the market. If you're looking for a new job, you might want to suss out just how much competition there is out there in your line of work. Here's a list of professions that are in high demand in 2017.

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At the end of last year, the Federal Court ordered ISPs to block five popular torrent websites including The Pirate Bay, TorrentHound and IsoHunt within 15 business days. Foxtel and Village Roadshow initiated the court case in a bid to curb piracy.

Torrenting itself is completely legal and it's not all that difficult to circumvent ISP blocking of torrent websites. For instance, you can do it through a VPN, which often requires a monthly subscription fee. Here are some ways to gain access to blocked torrent sites for free.

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Almost every job interview ends with the same question: "Do you have any questions for us?" It goes without saying that you don't want to draw a blank here - but you also don't want to ask the wrong question and invalidate the rest of the interview. This hack from the archives explains the best way to respond.

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You wanted bad interview etiquette, mortgage calculators and the best films of the 21st century. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week.