You wanted help with anxiety, buying advice for the new generation of consoles, insight into why laptops fail so often and a rise in salary. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- What Anxiety Does To Your Brain And What You Can Do About It
We all deal with anxiety in some form day to day. But anxiety can be a much stronger, more fearsome force for many people — one that never goes away. What is anxiety exactly, and what's going on in your mind (and your body) when anxiety strikes? How do you cope when it takes hold?
- What Does The ABC Pay Its IT Staff?
Salaries are one of those topics we all love to discuss (unless we're asked to reveal our own). So I won't pretend I wasn't curious about what the senior IT staff at the ABC earn.
- Forget Queuing, Make Your Own In-N-Out Burger
Sydney has been gripped again with In-N-Out Burger Fever, with a pop-up version of the iconic chain showing up at Love, Tilly Devine in Darlinghurst. But don't panic if you can't face the queue or aren't in Sydney — In-N-Out is quite easy to replicate.
- Computer Manufacturers Ranked: How To Pick A Laptop That Won't Fail
With so many options available, picking the right laptop can prove difficult. How do you know you'll end up with a reliable model, or one that will last you at least three years without feeling outdated? While you can't predict the future, you can use information from the past to figure out your best bet before you make your purchase.
- Taste Test: Subway 'Flatbread' Club Sandwich
Subway now offers a lighter flatbread alternative to its traditional bread offerings. The result is being advertised as a "thinner, lighter and flatter" sub — but is it actually any better for you than the original? And what does it taste like? Lifehacker investigates…
- Seven Ways The PS4's User Interface Makes Life Easier For Gamers
Last week, we got up close and personal with the PlayStation 4′s UI and controller. Here are seven inbuilt time-saving hacks that should make your gaming experience run more smoothly than the current generation of consoles.
- 15 Overused Business Words Which You Should Stop Using
Business frequently trashes language. Words are abused and repeated until they're devoid of any actual meaning. Using those terms makes you sound like an idiot. These are the 15 words that are used most often in talking about business — and almost all of them can be avoided.
- Killer Interview Question: Why Shouldn't We Hire You?
Another killer interview question to prepare for. What do you do if someone asks you: why shouldn't we hire you?
- Dealhacker: The Best Xbox One Online Deals (What's Left Of Them!)
If you're planning to buy an Xbox One tonight, the chances of simply walking into a store and snapping one up are debatable at best. Even if you're planning to buy online, there could be a bit of a wait ahead as retailers scramble to replenish their stock. Here's a snapshot of its current availability, with links to the best remaining deals.
- IT Pro Salaries: What You Can Earn (And Why It's Still Low)
A temporary boost in business confidence saw a brief rise in some IT pro salaries in the latest Peoplebank quarterly survey, but that hasn't compensated for an ongoing surfeit of skilled people, meaning salaries in many areas are flat. Here's what is currently being paid, plus the specialisations in highest demand in each state.