Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted to avoid deadly jobs, become happier, find cheap prepaid mobile plans and park on the right side of the street. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Which Occupation Is Australia’s Most Deadly?
    “Kill me now,” is an oft-repeated phrase in stressful workplaces — but which occupation is actually the most likely to cause fatal injury? Here’s a list of the most deadly industries in Australia between 2012 and 2013. If your job is near the top, it might be time for a career change…
  2. The New Dick Smith: Not For Cheapskates?
    If you can’t beat ’em, run in the opposite direction — this appears to be Dick Smith’s response to cheap online shopping, with the company pledging to renew its focus on premium, high-end brands for tech enthusiasts who have fatter wallets. So are these the end times for brick-and-mortar retailers? Or is ol’ Dick actually onto something?
  3. It’s Free Macca’s Breakfast Day And The Queues Are Tiny
    When we heard about McDonald’s Free Breakfast Deal promotion, we were expecting long queues and a lengthy wait. However, you should be served pretty quickly if our local outlet is anything to go by…
  4. Ask LH: Is It Legal To Park On The Wrong Side Of The Street?
    Hi Lifehacker, Is it legal to park a vehicle on the wrong side of the street? It’s customary to park your car so that its left side is closer to the kerb (since we drive on the left-hand side of the road), yet I see so many cars parked pointed the wrong way. I was once told that this was illegal since you have to drive on the wrong side of the road to park it, and then drive on the wrong side of the road again when you leave. Is that the case?
  5. Ask LH: How Can I Make Some Extra Money?
    Dear LH, I’m a single parent, I work a full time job, and travel an hour each way every day. While I do enjoy my job, it doesn’t pay as well as I would like leaving my family with little in the way of spending money after all the bills and general expenses are paid. No promotion opportunities coming up any time soon. What are some things I can do on the side to add to my earnings with minimal initial overhead, and still allow for minding and spending time with my children?
  6. Six Unconventional, Scientific Ways To Be Happier
    Happiness. There isn’t a single human being who doesn’t want it, and for many it is the primary pursuit in life. Conventional wisdom tells us that we need a good job, a great family life and 11.5 months of holiday time to be happy. But we’re going to focus on some lesser known factors of happiness that anyone can apply immediately.
  7. The Truth About Being Broke
    It’s been a long time since I’ve been broke, but I can still remember exactly what it felt like. I can picture all the ugly details of the way I used to struggle: the empty bank account, the awkward moments, the feelings of despair.
  8. Aussie Start-Up Launches ‘Anti-Energy’ Drink
    Koala Karma is a “relaxation beverage” billed as the antitheses of energy drinks like V and Red Bull. In place of caffeine, guarana and other alertness-boosting ingredients, the drink comes with a chilled-out mix of passionflower, hops, chamomile, tryptophan, valerian and magnesium citrate.
  9. Planhacker: Telstra-Based Unlimited Prepaid Plans Compared
    Kogan Mobile has upped the prices on its plans, and those price rises are likely to see many customers looking to switch to alternative options. How does Kogan now compare with the other prepaid offerings on the Telstra network which offer “unlimited” calls: ALDI Mobile, Boost Mobile and Telstra itself? We’ve crunched the numbers.
  10. How To Spend The Day Working In Suitjamas
    What could be better than sleeping in a pair of pyjamas designed to look like a suit? Wearing a pair of pyjamas that look like a suit during an entire working day. This is what happened when I spent a whole day clad in Legendary Suitjamas.