From a $600 media centre to the price of tinned tomatoes, we had you covered. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- This Infographic Reveals The Secrets Of The Happiest Couples
Valentine's Day is next week. Whether or not you celebrate the occasion, this infographic from happiness training app Happify could help you improve your romantic relationship. It sums up several important findings from studies on what makes couples happy.
- Build The Perfect Media Centre For $600
Chances are your home theatre system is a mess, with multiple devices hooked into it your TV (Blu-Ray player, laptop, digital tuner and the rest). Here's how I rolled all those devices into one awesome media centre that costs less than $600 to build.
- How To Avoid Getting Those Last Drops Of Urine In Your Pants (For Men)
Guys: tell me if this sounds familiar. You're going to the bathroom, everything is going fine, and as soon as you've…stowed everything, your body decides to rebel and release its last few drops of urine into your pants. Next time, try this trick.
- Employ The 'Rule Of Three' For Daily, Weekly And Annual Productivity
Planning your goals is one step of being productive, but it's just as important to review those goals, set sub-tasks and provide context with larger objectives. Be Limitless shares a productivity trick to do all this: The Rule Of Three.
- Why Imported Tinned Tomatoes Are So Cheap
Tinned tomatoes are insanely cheap. I routinely purchase a 400 gram tin of store brand tomatoes for 60 cents, even though they're imported from Italy. How is that possible? A recent government investigation provides some clues — and suggests prices might be about to go up.
- How To Watch Game Of Thrones In Australia Without iTunes
When Game Of Thrones returns to Australian screens in April, you'll no longer have the option of buying the episodes on iTunes shortly after transmission. Here's what you can do instead.
- Turn An Old PC Into A NAS, VPN Or Media Streamer With Amahi
If you have an old computer with some life left in it, or you're building a do-it-all home server, Amahi is the perfect utility for the job. Amahi can turn any PC into an at-home VPN and a NAS for all of your files. Here's how.
- Why Westies Can't Afford A Healthy Lifestyle
New research into the distribution and affordability of nutritious foods has found that struggling families in Greater Western Sydney are being 'priced out' of healthy eating. Low-income households would need to spend nearly half of their weekly income to buy a grocery basket of healthy and sustainable foods. By contrast, higher income families spend less than 10 per cent of their weekly income on the same produce.
- Six Ways We Blow More Money Than We Should (And How To Stop)
We all know the feeling after booking a flight to the beach or downing the second glass of post-raise celebratory champagne — we're ready to spend. Opportunities like this are around every corner. But tempting situations, whether a friend brandishing a weekend getaway or a store window showcasing the tablet of your dreams, don't have to be a bad thing for your money.
- Why You Shouldn't Put Your Address On Your Resume
Standard resume templates usually include a location for your address at the top. AvidCareerist's Donna Svei points out, however, how filling that area out can actually work against you and decrease your job opportunities.