Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

We showed you how to develop powers of observation, discussed how to find a job after life in the adult entertainment industry, and we rounded up the best productivity apps for your Android tablet. Kick off your Monday by checking out the 10 most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week.

  1. Ask LH: Should I Mention My Adult Entertainment Career On My Resume? Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently 26 and the only work I’ve ever done since I turned 18 is in online adult entertainment. It paid great money: far more than my friends made in their full-time jobs and working far less hours. I studied a Bachelor of Commerce and finished in 2008, but stuck with my adult career. But now that I’m getting older I’m looking for other work.
  2. The Biggest Problems With Each Cloud Storage Service (And How To Fix Them) Cloud storage services are terrifically useful, but none of them are perfect. FixYa’s Cloud Storage Report identifies the biggest problems users have with Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Box and SugarSync and what you can do about those issues.
  3. How To Develop Sherlock Holmes-Like Powers Of Observation And Deduction If there’s one spy skill we all envy, it’s the Sherlock Holmes-like ability to quickly read a situation and come up with a theory that explains it (like the toothpaste stain that reveals your co-worker overslept, or the nervous twitch that shows your friend drank too much). Fortunately, anyone can hone these same skills, and it isn’t that hard. Here’s how to do it.
  4. Five Best Earbuds Solid sound doesn’t have to come at the expense of portability. Earbuds used to get a bad rap for offering lacklustre sound, but they’ve come a long way and many can seriously compete with their over-ear cousins. Some even offer noise isolation and super-comfortable fits. Here’s a look at five great earbuds.
  5. Five Free Wi-Fi Security Mistakes To Avoid Cafe or conference, we’re all happy to lap up free Wi-Fi. However, the benefit of being connected comes with a responsibility not to do something stupid while you’re using an unknown provider. These are five mistakes everyone should avoid when grabbing a little free connectivity.
  6. Why Intensity Is The Key To Health And Fitness Less than 40 per cent of Australians achieve the minimum amount of physical activity recommended by government and professional organisations. This contributes to the fact 60 per cent of Australians are overweight or obese. Exercise and Sports Science Australia (and similar organisations overseas) recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days of the week, adding up to 150 minutes a week. The most commonly reported barrier to reaching these targets is a perceived lack of time. So it’s important to maximise the benefits of exercise in what little spare time we have. But how can we get the most out of our exercise sessions? And is there a way to get enough exercise to stay healthy without spending 150 minutes a week?
  7. Best Android Tablet Apps: Productivity Android tablets can run any Android software, but they really shine with tablet-specific apps and programs that can take advantage of the bigger screen. All week, we’re rounding up our favourite Android tablet apps. Today: productivity apps.
  8. How To Tell When You’re Being Followed And Get Away Safely There’s little more frightening than the sneaking suspicion that someone may be following you, whether it’s on foot or in a car. Here’s how you can tell whether that person behind you is watching you as much as you’re watching them.
  9. Planhacker: Ultimate NBN Guide, November 2012 Living in an area where the National Broadband Network (NBN) has already rolled out? You have a lot of potential providers to choose from. In our most comprehensive Planhacker ever, we’ve rounded up 383 plans on offer from 20 providers in a custom spreadsheet that makes it easy to find the ideal option for you. We’ve identified all the main issues you need to consider before signing up and the pros and cons of each offer, and picked out the best-value plans in a range of categories. Get connected!
  10. How To Detect When Someone Is Lying (And Get Them To Tell The Truth) Lies are inevitable, but getting duped isn’t. When you’re in the presence of a liar, you can often uncover the truth by paying attention to very specific non-verbal cues. You just need to ask the right questions and observe their body language to catch them in the act.

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