Big topics on the agenda last week included Android Kit Kat, last-minute election issues and running tops. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How Voting For The Senate Works In Australia
The record large Senate ballot papers have probably already annoyed many early voters. Their great length — over a metre in NSW and Victoria — will soon annoy many more voters. However, the real annoyance will come if new senators with very little popular support get elected.
- Takeaway Truth: McDonald's Son Of Mac And Angus Mac Burgers
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: McDonald's new Son Of Mac and Angus Mac Burgers.
- The Coalition's Internet Filter Plan Debacle
Just two days before the election, the Coalition has announced it will introduce an internet filter that would be switched on for all broadband services and mobile devices by default should it win. Then it changed its mind.
- How To Avoid The Most Common Awkward Conversation Mistakes
Making conversation seems easy enough on the surface. You talk and they talk back, right? But then you find yourself in one of those awkward situations where you're just staring at someone you barely know and you have to figure out how to keep the conversation interesting. Here are the most common mistakes we all make and how to avoid them.
- How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits
Taking a nap is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street Journal offers recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap and when.
- What Do Australians Actually Think Of The NBN?
It goes without saying that the National Broadband Network (NBN) — regardless of who steers the rest of the build — is a major infrastructure project for Australia. And we all know its cost, technical configuration, corporate configuration, end-user value-proposition, economic benefit, social benefit and roll-out pace have all been subject to claim and counterclaim. But what do the people who will actually be using it think?
- Five Things I've Learned Since I Started Running
I spent the first 40 years of my life never having run more than 400m in my life. But I decided to take up running two years ago. Since then, I've done a bunch of research about exercise, recovery and improving performance. Here's what I've discovered.
- Plan Your Free Online Education At Lifehacker U (September 2013 Edition)
Education isn't tied to school, university and certification courses — there are dozens of great ways to get educated online. Spring into action and gain new knowledge with our latest Lifehacker U listing of some of the best free classes available online.
- Why Android Kit Kat Is Going To Confuse People
Google has revealed that the next version of Android will be named Kit Kat, rather than the anticipated Key Lime Pie. We're fans of the new name (Key Lime Pie was a very US-centric branding for starters), but it's already created one huge potential source of confusion: how to correctly spell it.
- Five Tricks I Used To Beat My Unhealthy Eating Habits
I was an active kid growing up, so I didn't worry much about food until I left home for university. I began experimenting with different eating habits to find the balance between being healthy and not entirely sacrificing foods I loved.