You wanted management tips, salary guidance and arguments about schnitzels. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- 26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20
Most people learn time management the hard way, by trial and error, working late nights to meet deadlines. Etienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when he was starting into a presentation posted to SlideShare.
- Five Cooking Mistakes We All Make (And How To Fix Them)
Cleaning your cast iron cookware with soap and water? Squeezing every last bit of mince into that pan? Even if you know your way around, there are a few mistakes nearly all of us make in the kitchen. Let's take a look at some common kitchen errors that may plague your cooking, and why they're bad for your food.
- What IT Pro Roles Pay Across Australia
If you're thinking about changing IT jobs for a more senior position, moving to Brisbane may not be your best bet. What do key roles pay in major capital cities in Australia?
- Some Spelling Mistakes Are Permanent
Everyone makes spelling mistakes online, and they're relatively easy to correct. Mistakes on printed signs are a more permanent source of embarrassment, as the above example demonstrates.
- Takeaway Truth: Subway's Three Pepper Chicken
Takeaway Truth is a new occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: Subway's Three Pepper Chicken sub.
- How To Get Cash When You Lose Your ATM Card
It can happen to anybody: you stick your card into an ATM machine to make a withdrawal, only to be greeted by a strange whirring sound or error message. Congratulations: your card has just been eaten. This is annoying at the best of times, but it can swiftly turn into a disaster if you're overseas or about to enter a long weekend. Here's a quick tip to ensure you'll never be short of cash.
- How To Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service With OwnCloud
With so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. Instead of missing out on those great syncing features though, you can create your own cloud storage service that you control with a service called ownCloud. With it, you'll get syncing files, notes, calendars and more. The best part: it only takes about five minutes to set up.
- How To Get Richer By Buying Nothing New
Last October, I participated in Buy Nothing New Month, a global initiative aimed at reducing consumption, promoting recycling and raising awareness of the finite nature of the Earth's resources. For four long weeks, I battled fiercely against my knee-jerk consumerist reactions and attempted to buy absolutely nothing that was new, aside from the obvious necessities such as food, hygiene products and medicines.
- Ask LH: Why Do These Chinese Products Smell So Weird?
Dear Lifehacker, I often buy products from China online. I always get amazing deals with free shipping but one thing that irritates me is the plastic/rubber smell that is associated with most Chinese products. What exactly is that smell? I usually have to aerate the products for some time before the stench has reduced and it is ready for use. Any ideas?
- Five Best Sleep Tracking Tools
Not getting the sleep you need? The key to improving your sleep habits is a mix of good sleep habits and understanding the things that keep you from getting the best sleep you possibly can. That's where sleep tracking gadgets that you wear, and smartphone apps that monitor your sleep cycles, come into play. This week, we're looking at five of the best sleep tracking tools, based on your nominations.