You wanted insights into science, earnings, YouTube policies and IKEA diets, plus a healthy selection of Lifehacker packs rounding up the best software. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- The Five Dumbest Science ‘Facts’ Believed By Australians
A new national science literacy survey has produced some embarrassing results, including the whopper that more than 25% of Australians think humans co-existed with dinosaurs. Here are five shocking misconceptions unearthed by the survey (along with some essential links to help you bone up on your science knowledge).
- Banned From YouTube: Common Slip-Ups
There are lots of reasons why your video might get pulled from YouTube and not all of them are blindingly obvious. Here are some common violations that could see your clip pulled from the site by Google.
- Can You Live On A McDonald’s Wage In Australia?
A much-discussed article doing the rounds this week examines how much a McDonald’s worker can make in a full-time job in the US and whether that would constitute a viable living wage. Does the same logic apply in Australia?
- Why I’ve Stopped Relying On Online Reviews For Everything I Buy
When it’s time to make a big purchase, most of us rush to the internet in search of reviews and comparisons, so we can spend our money wisely — but then we often rush out and buy something without actually trying it. Here’s what I’ve started doing instead.
- Lifehacker Pack For Android 2013: Our List Of The Best Android Apps
There’s no shortage of great Android apps. Because the ecosystem is so popular (and growing!) there are more worth looking at every day. In our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for Android, we’re highlighting the best apps to help you stay connected, stay informed, stay productive and get things done.
- Lifehacker Pack For iPhone 2013: Our List Of The Best iPhone Apps
The iPhone has the largest selection of apps in the mobile sphere, but that means it’s also the most frustrating platform when it comes to making worthwhile choices. For our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for iPhone, we’re highlighting the apps that help you stay productive, connected, informed and entertained.
- What I Learned From A Week Of Eating Nothing But IKEA Food
When I announced my plan to eat only food sourced from IKEA for an entire week, most people had a simple reaction: “Why?” Leaving aside the two obvious answers (“meatballs are awesome” and “I’m a strange guy”), I figured the experience might actually offer useful lessons. These are those lessons.
- Takeaway Truth: KFC’s Parmy Stacker Burger
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: the KFC Parmy Stacker.
- Lifehacker Pack For Mac 2013: Our List Of The Best Mac Apps
Every day brings new apps to Mac OS X. Few are gems, but some stand out from the crowd and deserve to be on every Mac owner’s machine. In our fifth annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac, we’re highlighting the best downloads for better productivity, communication, media management and many other tasks.
- How To Write A Resume That A Recruiter Will Notice And Love
Working with a recruiter can gain you access to vacancies that might not show up through other channels. Need to make sure your resume stands out to a recruiter? Recruitment expert Irene Kokov explains what you need to do.