Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted hidden Google features, 20-minute exercise plans, iGoogle replacements and one man's attempt to sleep like Superman. Kick off your Monday by checking out the 10 most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week.

  1. The Best Google Features You’re Not Using Google is a vast machine with all sorts of apps, programs and tools. A lot of these — like Gmail and Google Docs — are clearly useful and loved by many. But hidden inside Google’s network are some awesome, lesser-known gems that can make your life easier.
  2. Paint Decorative Accents Using An Overhead Projector As A Stencil Looking for a way to liven up your home’s walls? You can easily and inexpensively paint decorative accents if you have access to an overhead projector. Just photocopy the pattern you want onto a transparency and project that onto the surface you want to decorate.
  3. Sleeping Like Superman: Can I Survive For A Month Sleeping Two Hours A Day? For one month Kotaku editor Mark Serrels intends to sleep using the Uberman Sleep Schedule. Instead of one eight-hour block of sleep, he will have six 20-minute naps spread evenly throughout the day. Madness, panic attacks, zombie sleep walks, catastrophic failure. These are all very real possibilities. This is Sleeping Like Superman.
  4. What’s The Worst All-Office Email You’ve Ever Encountered? Copying a message to everyone in the office is bad behaviour and a career-limiting move, but often produces amusing results for those of us looking on. What’s the most extreme example you’ve experienced?
  5. 20-Minute Daily Exercise Plan For People Who Are Too Busy To Work Out You lead busy a life and finding time to stay healthy is tough. Fortunately, all you need is 20 minutes of exercise per day to get fit. If you don’t have the time to go to the gym every day, here’s how you can get in shape quickly from just about anywhere.
  6. 10 Ways To Speed Up Your Slow Technology As fast as your technology may have been on day one, it’s probably not quite so speedy now. That doesn’t mean you can’t restore it to its former glory. Whether its your desktop, laptop or mobile device, here are 10 great ways to speed up your slow technology.
  7. Top 10 Pointless Single-Purpose Appliances That Are Cluttering Your Kitchen From hot dog cookers to doughnut makers, we’re easily talked into buying kitchen appliances that perform just one task, or grabbing a novelty gadget for someone else as a gift. Chances are they’ll be wasting space in cupboards before the month is out. Here are 10 of the worst offenders, and what you should be using instead.
  8. Two Excellent, Customisable Start Pages Worth Trying As iGoogle Replacements Google may be shutting down the super-customisable iGoogle start page, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck without your daily dose of news and other widgets. Here are two great alternatives to iGoogle that you can use as your new do-anything start page.
  9. Sleeping Like Superman: I Sold My Soul For Alf Pogs I was aware of it in the beginning, but somehow I forgot. I was aware the night before my last eight-hour sleep, when I curled up beneath my sheets. At that point I remember specifically thinking to myself: “tomorrow you can’t do this”. Or the night after that. Or the night after that.
  10. What To Check To Make Sure Your New Gadget’s Screen Doesn’t Suck The quality of the display on a smartphone, tablet or laptop is one of the most important purchase considerations. (After all, you’re going to be staring at the screen for hours.) Laptop Magazine highlights six signs that a screen isn’t up to par.

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