Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

We discussed whether it was legal to keep something sent to us by mistake, looked at why a daily vitamin won’t help your health, and showed you the newest Gmail and Google Drive tricks. Kick off your Monday by checking out the 10 most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week.

  1. If A Store Sends Me Something By Mistake, Must I Return It?
    What’s more thrilling than receiving your online shopping order? Realising that you’ve accidentally been sent something extra in the same package and haven’t been charged for it. But can you legally keep it? In Australia, the answer is “maybe” — but you have to go about it the right way. Here’s how.
  2. The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Everything
    Great insight moves your career, organisation or business forward. The problem? Most people are terrible at asking questions. Learn from the pros how to do it right.
  3. Why A Daily Vitamin Won’t Help Your Health
    Forget an apple a day, vitamin manufacturers would have you believe it’s important to take daily vitamins to boost your health. And a surprising proportion of Australians do.
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  5. What To Do Before Bed And After Waking Up For More Daily Energy
    Getting a good night’s rest and starting your day with energy is about the best thing you can do for yourself, but it’s a tall order. With a few small adjustments to your morning and nightly routines, however, you can feel more awake and active each day.
  6. Five Best NAS Enclosures
    There are plenty of NAS (network-attached storage) enclosures which you can load with hard drives to create effective centralised storage for your home network. All promise to keep your data accessible and backed up for redundancy on multiple drives, but which ones do the best job? Here are five top picks based on your nominations.
  7. Add A RAM Disk To Your Computer For Faster-Than-SSD Performance
    Need more computer speed? Even if you’re already rocking a fast SSD (one of the best upgrades you can make), you can still improve your computer’s performance by adding more memory and turning it into a RAM disk.
  8. The Newest Gmail And Google Drive Tricks
    Gmail and Google Drive are both popular choices amongst Lifehacker readers. The Google Australia team recently shared a list of some of the changes to those products over 2012 with us, ranging from big additions to small tweaks. Ready for an update? Let’s review.
  9. Are Egg Yolks Bad For You?
    Eating egg yolks is similar to smoking for the damage it does to your arteries, according to a Canadian study published in the scientific journal Atherosclerosis. But how seriously should you take this finding?
  10. Hack Your Life In One Day: A Beginner’s Guide To Enhanced Productivity
    So you’re sold on the idea of “life hacks”, but every time you go to change your passwords or make a to-do list, you become overwhelmed. This simple guide will get you started with the most essential life hacking tools in just one day.
  11. An Employer’s Opinion On How To Quit Your Job
    Whether you’re moving on to a greater opportunity or leaving because you’re totally fed up, the time will come when you have to quit your job. It can be stressful and scary, so preparation is key. Here, entrepreneur Akhil Gupta shares his tips on leaving the right way, from the employer’s point of view.

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