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Cats are great. They're awesome cuddlers and are cute as heck. But sometimes they're also jerks. Like when they step all over your face in the middle of the night. So, you close your bedroom door and they meow and scratch until you let them back in. Here's how to get them to stop so you can get some sleep.

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Ever wondered what Harry Potter would do if he wasn’t the Chosen One, and just worked in a coffee shop? Or if Iris West was the one struck by lightning instead of her fiancé? Or maybe Luke Skywalker decided to take after his mother and solve problems diplomatically, while his more emotional sister took up her father’s lightsaber? Then try the world of fan-fiction - an online community fanbase that is built on this idea of what-ifs.

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A sleepy industrial park in the inner west of Sydney is a world away from remote Birdsville, Queensland and the 100 or so locals who call it home: about 2-3 day’s drive with the sun in your eyes. But this is where the voyage begins, as finishing touches are made to KFC’s full-blown original recipe big rig. Dubbed “The Colonel”, it’s ridiculous and over the top.

There’s a slide on the side. A festival within a festival headed to the Big Red Bash — the world’s most remote music festival that sees Birdsville’s population grow to over 7000. All in the shadow of a giant red sand dune on the edge of the Simpson desert.

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The end of financial year (EOFY) is almost upon us. For many, this means a nice little return on the taxes you paid over the previous year. Unfortunately, it also means a slew of approved Federal taxes will be taking affect from July 1 2017. Here are the tax changes, policy tweaks and new levies that will be affecting your wallet from next month — for better and worse.

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For the last four years, Microsoft has been fighting a battle with the US courts over the right for law enforcement to access data held in servers that are outside their physical jurisdiction. The battle concerns the email account of someone involved in a drug trafficking investigation. The US Government argues that they have jurisdiction as the data can be accessed by the click of a mouse from within the USA. Microsoft says that since the data is in Dublin, Ireland the US government lacks jurisdiction.

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In my humble opinion, a perfectly cooked steak is the finest meal there is. This remains true even if you're vegetarian. Sorry. Unfortunately, the "perfectly cooked" part is easier said than done, especially when it comes to thicker or oddly shaped cuts.

If your steak always comes out too tough or unevenly cooked, this infographic can help — it provides pointers for nine popular cuts of steak, from beef rump to filet mignon.

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Sure, event photographers are great, but what about all those pictures your wedding and party guests are taking on their smartphones? Tracking down all those great images can be a huge pain after the event, but it doesn't have to be. If you get your guests to download this app first, you'll get all their photos instantly, and everyone can still snap pictures using the regular camera app on their iPhone or Android device.

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Dear Lifehacker, My laptop is hotter than the surface of the sun. No, seriously. It's a tad old, but I'm not ready to get rid of it yet. Unfortunately I can't use it without feeling like it's going solar on my thighs. Is this something I should be worried about, and how can I fix it?

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According to a 2013 Yale study, when facts seem to contradict your political opinions, your brain will work so hard to protect your beliefs that you'll do worse at maths. And surprisingly, the effect is stronger on people who are usually good at maths.

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If you were in any doubt about the level of business acumen possessed by the leaders of many of Australia's largest retailers then the last week or so will have confirmed your expectations. Despite what many retailers think, Amazon's big advantage is not price - it's service. But events of the last week seem to have confirmed that Australian retailers are clueless when it comes to reacting to a changing market.

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It's the time of year that every PC gamer either loves or dreads (depending on the size of their bank balance.) Yup: the Steam 'Summer' Sale is back! The first round of Steam sales have already gone up and there are some killer deals to be had - you can score up to 90 per cent off. Let's take a look at the highlights!

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Our world moves at a breakneck pace, making it easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. That's why it's important to find time to take care of yourself — even if you only have a few minutes here and there. Thankfully, Aura's meditation teachers and therapists had our busy schedules in mind when making Aura Premium, a science-backed mindfulness tool to help you give anxiety the boot.

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More and more Australian homes are shunning free-to-air TV, which is understandable considering the drivel pumped out by the commercial networks and their general contempt for viewers. Even so broadcast television is still a mainstay in many lounge rooms, with FreeviewPlus making it easier to find those hidden gems.

Its streaming video service has undergone a Netflix-style makeover, making it easier to find something decent to watch on free-to-air television. Here are our first impressions.