You wanted health advice, education, home burger cooking, property investment tips, and better passwords. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body, And How You Can Counteract It
Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 per cent. You’re shaving off seven years of quality life. You’re also more at risk for certain types of cancer. Simply put, sitting is killing you. That’s the bad news. The good news: It’s easy to counteract no matter how lazy you are.
- Make Your Own In-N-Out Burger At Home
Iconic US burger chain In-N-Out Burger has opened a temporary pop-up restaurant in Sydney, but that’s not much help to the rest of the country. Get the same experience by making your own Double-Double burger at home.
- Plan Your Free Education At Lifehacker U
It’s Australia Day and you may well be doing interesting things with BBQs, beer and bacon. You might also be cursing the weather. Regardless, time off gives you time to reflect on what you don’t know. Why not improve your life with a free online course? We’ve rounded up some of the best current options from around the globe. Welcome to Lifehacker U.
- Which Suburbs Are Best For Property Investors?
Generous tax concessions and a widespread belief that investing in property is the safest choice mean that owning a rental property is a popular choice for Australians. But where should you buy a house to get the best returns?
- Kogan Now Selling iPhone 4S, MacBook Air
Online retailer Kogan’s expansion into mass market brands continues, with the site now offering the MacBook Air, iPhone 4S and Toshiba and HP laptops online. How do the prices stack up?
- Fill In Job Application Salary Requests With $1
Filling out an online application is never an enjoyable experience, but one of the trickiest questions you run into is when it asks for your current or requested salary. Instead of entering in a number and hoping it works, career coach Robert Hellmann tells Forbes it’s best to write in $1.
- Ditch Hard Drive Clutter With An Organised, Automated Home Folder
Your home folder is the base of operations on your computer, where you throw every document, app installer, photo and other file you’ll need later. So why does it look like it’s been ravaged by a virtual tornado? Here’s how to organise all of your documents so you never have to rummage through a mess of files again.
- App Deals: iPhone, iPad, Android, WP7
SmartNotes for half price on iOS, PERFECT Web Browser for just $1.99 on iPad, MobileBiz Pro discounted on Android, Smart Dialer discounted on Windows Phone 7, plus lots more in today’s app deals roundup.
- How To Look Your Best In Photos
A lot of us hate having our picture taken, but family members and friends insist on doing it anyway. If you freeze and then end up looking like a deer in the headlights in every photo, there are a few things you can do to prevent that from happening.
- How To Build A (Nearly) Hack-Proof Password System
It seems like every day there’s fresh news of a site or service being hacked. The intruders make off with usernames and passwords, and even if they’re encrypted the service forces users to change them. Here’s how you can fight back and avoid hassles when the next hack happens.