You wanted George RR Martin, the Australian Kindle store and better resumes. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips From 'Game Of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin
Last night, A Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House to discuss his popular fantasy series, the spin-off HBO TV show and his craft as a writer. Below are ten kernels of wisdom that could help budding authors write their own fantasy saga. (Surprisingly, 'take your time' isn't one of them.)
- This Model Resume Will Help You Score Your Dream Job
Need to put together a resume but feeling overwhelmed by all the possible advice? This model resume highlights numerous key elements that can help your resume stand out from others.
- Amazon Australian Kindle Store: Everything You Need To Know
Amazon is making its biggest push yet into the Australian market, launching an Amazon.com.au site for its Kindle content, offering pricing for books and apps in Australian dollars and opening up its Kindle Directing Publishing self-publishing platform to local authors. What does the change involve and is it worth switching to the Australian store? Find out in our in-depth launch guide.
- How Long Your Hard Drive Is Likely To Last
No physical storage medium lasts forever, and hard drives in particular can die rather unexpectedly. But how long can you expect your drive to live? Five years? Fifty? Backblaze has crunched some numbers to find hard drive failure rates.
- The Science Behind Posture And How It Affects Your Brain
I'll confess up front: I have terrible posture. It's been bad since at least high school. It's one of those things I keep in the back of my mind as something I know I should do but never get around to, like eating more vegetables and sending more postcards.
- ALDI's Special Buys Weekend Sale: How Do The Deals Stack Up?
This Saturday (16 November), ALDI is having a sale on various tech and lifestyle items as part of its 'Special Buys' promotion. The deals on offer include mountain bikes, tablets, e-readers, Windows 8.1 touch screen laptops, smartphones and pool cleaners. Here are a few products that caught our eye for one reason or another.
- Why Tea Is So Good For You
Tea isn't just a comforting and pleasant beverage, it also has remarkable healing properties — so much so that it's deemed a sort of "wonder drink" that may be even healthier than drinking water. Here are all the ways drinking tea can lead to a healthier, longer life — and how to maximise both the enjoyment of the drink and its health benefits.
- Top 10 Life Lessons From Simon Hackett
Internode founder Simon Hackett was appointed to the board of NBN Co today, which sounds a very sensible move given his extensive experience in the ISP sector. To celebrate, here are 10 key lessons (for both business and life) from Hackett's career to date.
- The Most Effective Way To Get A Bartender's Attention In A Crowded Bar
When everyone is competing for the bartender's attention, you'll need a strong strategy to get served first. Behavioural researchers have studied the best and worst tactics to use when ordering a drink.
- Ask LH: Does Australia Have Black Friday Deals?
Hey Lifehacker, I know Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up soon in the States. Does Australia have any similar deals days and are they worth holding out for?
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