You wanted to make a better first impression, take life advice from Bill Gates and sample that KFC burger. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- The Science Of First Impressions (And How To Use It To Your Advantage)
If there's one thing I've learned over the past five years of working as a journalist, it's that success can come down to the two seconds after you first meet someone. First impressions can make or break your career.
- Taste Test: The DIY KFC Double Down Dog
Over the past few days, you may have seen the above monstrosity pop up on your social media feed. It's known as the KFC Double Down Dog: a cheese-smothered hot dog stuffed inside a deep-fried chicken patty. Like moths to a flame, we were irresistibly drawn to this greasy portent of mankind's destruction: it was something we just had to try ourselves. Unfortunately, it's currently only available in the Philippines. Time for a little DIY innovation, methinks…
- Free For All: Google Earth Pro Dumps $US400 Subscription Fee
It's always nice when a company transitions a product from paid to free, with Google today removing the price tag from Google Earth Pro. This means features including high-resolution images, movie creation and map making are now available to anyone who downloads the application.
- Improve Your Posture With These Exercises From The Army Field Manual
Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practising these exercises from the Army Field Manual. Good posture is a habit that pays off over time.
- Why Your Muscles Get Sore (And What You Can Do About It)
When you're struggling to walk down the stairs the day after a tough workout, should you view your soreness as proof you worked hard, or as a sign you overdid it? The truth is somewhere in between. Let's learn about where soreness comes from and how to keep it from making you miserable.
- Bill Gates Explains How To Succeed
Microsoft founder and mega-philanthropist Bill Gates took part in his third Ask Me Anything session on Reddit earlier today, and shared his thoughts on everything from Microsoft's new Personal Agent technology to why programming is still a solid career choice. We've picked out his most pithy pieces of advice — tips you can use even if you're not a billionaire.
- A Sex Therapist Explains How To Communicate Better In The Bedroom [NSFW]
Talking about sex isn't easy for most people, even with a partner you love. You probably feel uncomfortable openly discussing problems in the bedroom, which is why Vanessa Marin, a sex therapist, is here to help.
- Ask LH: Will Netflix Or Stan Or Presto Or Quickflix Let Me Download Shows For Offline Viewing?
Hey Lifehacker, I'm currently running a Quickflix trial and I'm considering testing out Stan. But I've realised that one of my main reasons for downloading movies via torrents is because I can download during my ISP off-peak period, then watch them during the evening. Streaming movies during the evening eats all my ISP quota. Is there any way to get around that?
- Charge Your Phone In Half The Time: Quick Chargers Explained
If you bought a phone in the last year, it might have included some kind of quick charger. Here's how they work to charge your phone in half the time of a typical charger.
- Why Breakfast Is Not The Most Important Meal Of The Day
If you've read into health and fitness at all, you've probably been seen variations of "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", "eat breakfast to kickstart your metabolism" or perhaps "skip breakfast and die". As it turns out, all of that is probably wrong.