Last Week's Top Ten Posts

You wanted drastic measures for late friends, better takeout breakfast and online privacy protection. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Fix Your Chronically Late Friends By Going Radio Silent
    Sometimes people are late for various reasons, and that’s understandable. Some people are late all the time, and that’s just disrespectful. If you have a chronically late friend you’d like to fix, here’s a clever method to make them show up on time.
  2. The Complete Takeaway Breakfast Nutrition Guide
    You’re running late to work and it’s cold; grabbing a quick hot takeaway breakfast is all too tempting. That decision is yours, but you should know the nutritional consequences. Check out Lifehacker’s comprehensive nutritional listing of breakfast options from major fast food chains.
  3. Top 10 Simple Privacy Tricks Everyone Should Use
    Protecting your privacy on the internet these days seems like a hefty undertaking, but there are a few things you can do to protect your privacy with just the click of a button. Here are our favourite super-simple tricks.
  4. The Most Common Regrets People Have On Their Deathbed
    There may be no better way to learn about life than by listening to people who are facing death. A palliative nurse has posted the top five regrets people have in the last few weeks of their lives — lessons for us all now.
  5. Avoid Overspending At Restaurants By Knowing Their Tricks
    Eating out can be fun, but it’s easy to splurge and end up with a higher bill than you necessarily expected. Sometimes this is your fault, but sometimes you’re lured in by tricks they pull to get you to spend more. Here are a few of the most common traps and how to avoid them.
  6. Motivate Yourself To Wake Up With A DIY Money-Shredding Alarm Clock
    You’ve tried waking up with loud noises, and multiple alarm clocks, but you just can’t motivate yourself to wake up. If you’re looking for some motivation, this DIY alarm clock will slowly shred money until you get out of bed to stop it.
  7. No Luggage: What Everyone Can Learn From Luggage-Free Travel
    I spent last week on the road with nothing but a BlackBerry Torch and some essential toiletries for No Luggage Week — an experience that proved both liberating and productive. Few people would ever duplicate the exact experience, but it does have plenty of lessons for anyone who travels regularly for work.
  8. What Is Google Up To In Australia Right Now?
    Some of the technology Google develops in Australia is very successful (think Maps). Some of it ultimately falls by the wayside (think Wave). But what are the boffins in Google’s Pyrmont office working on right now?
  9. Umbrella Etiquette: Four Things To Remember When You’re Using A Brolly
    As rainy days become more prevalent, taking an umbrella with you makes good sense, but too many umbrella owners don’t stop to think about how their behaviour impacts others. Make sure that staying dry doesn’t ruin the day for everyone in your vicinity by remembering these simple guidelines.
  10. What You Can Learn About Money Management From The BRW Rich 200
    The BRW Rich 200 represents just 0.009% of the Australian population, so the chances of you joining their ranks are, frankly, miniscule. But you can learn some useful pointers about increasing your wealth from their experiences.

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