You wanted to waste phone scammer time, learn to meet new people and the truth about IT support and the McFeast. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Keep A Phone Scammer Occupied For As Much Time As Possible
Phone scammers pretending to be from Microsoft/Telstra/whoever to scam information and infect your computer are parasites, criminals and public nuisances. If you have the time to spare, keeping them on the line as long as possible is an easy way to improve the world for everybody.
- How To Be More Interesting When Meeting New People
You might think that being interesting is an innate talent, or that it means you have to be the "life of the party." Neither of those things are necessarily true. If you want to leave a good impression, you don't have to make sure all eyes are on you. Here are some tips anyone can use in any social setting.
- The Five Worst Things About Working In IT Support
IT support can be an incredibly rewarding job if you like people and solving complex problems. Equally, though, it can downright suck.
- Takeaway Truth: McDonald's McFeast Burger
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: McDonald's McFeast Burger.
- Ask LH: Will The PS4 Version Of Destiny Ruin My Eyesight?
Dear Lifehacker, I am primarily a PC gamer but recently the Destiny Beta came out and I spent a whole week playing my PlayStation 4 and barely touched my PC. During that week of playing the PS4 my eyes would strain and become really sore after long hours of gaming but I rarely got that over the years of PC gaming. The PS4 uses one of my PC monitors so it can't be the peripheral. Do you know what it could be?
- How Much Sleep Do You Need To Feel Normal And Healthy?
Getting "enough sleep" is a weird concept, considering that everyone is a little bit different. What does science have to say on the matter? Just how much sleep should you be getting? And what the hell is "sleep debt"? This video explains all.
- IKEA Just Killed Off The Galant Desk: Here Are Our Favourite Hacks
IKEA is a cruel and fickle creator. After brutally killing off the Expedit shelf in February, the Swedish furniture mogul has decided to consign the Galant desk to the same fate. Production of the Galant has already ceased, with the desk expected to be completely phased out by October. Like the Expedit, the Galant is one of IKEA's most popular — and hackable — furniture items
- Is Sydney's 'My Food Bag' Service Worth The Money?
My Food Bag is a new food-and-recipe delivery service that provides all the ingredients needed to make home cooked dinners, five nights a week. Unlike similar services, the emphasis is on good eating rather than weight-loss or convenience — each meal is prepared from scratch by the customer using 100% raw produce. Last week, we signed up for the service's maiden bag to see if it was worthwhile. Here are our initial thoughts.
- How To 'Smash' Your Burger For Maximum Flavour
There's something aesthetically pleasing about a perfectly formed hamburger patty; especially when it has those little symmetrical grill marks. However, it turns out that smashing your patty during the cooking process actually imparts more flavour. Check out the video to see how it's done.
- How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health
Over the last half century, the global food industry has profoundly changed the way we eat. While we understand how these dietary changes have impacted physical health, their effect on mental well-being is only now being realised.