Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts
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You wanted . Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. The Unique Difficulties That Women Face With Weight Loss
    If you’re a woman who has tried to lose weight, you may have noticed something: it’s hard. Much harder than simply cutting your calories and watching the weight fall off.
  2. How To Watch The Oscars In Australia Right Now
    The 87th Annual Academy Awards are happening right now, with American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash battling it out for Best Picture honours. Here are the various ways to watch it live.
  3. Picking Up Your eBay Purchases At Woolworths
    Woolworths has announced a partnership with eBay which will let you pick up purchases from the supermarket giant and from Big W stores, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to grab every one of those Pokémon collectibles you impulse ordered when you pop by Woolies to grab some milk. Here’s what you need to know, as a buyer and a seller.
  4. Why ‘Eat Less, Move More’ Is The Least Helpful Diet Advice Ever
    If you’re overweight, you’ve probably heard the adage just “eat less, move more”. Unfortunately this saying will do nothing to help you progress. Here’s why.
  5. Australian TV Networks Are Sick Of Not Offering HD On Their Main Channels
    One of the most frequent complaints we hear about TV in Australia is the fact that the main channel for each network is standard definition (SD), while high definition (HD) broadcasts are only found on secondary channels. Turns out TV networks are nearly as unhappy about that as you are.
  6. Half The People Who Can Get The NBN Haven’t Done So, And We Judge Them
    I suspect most Lifehacker readers would race to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) if they had the option. Turns out the general public is a little bit slower getting on board.
  7. Rules To Remember When You Visit A Nude Beach
    When it comes to nude beaches, there are some simple rules of etiquette that transcend borders. This video from the folks at Rev3 breaks them all down nicely.
  8. Find Out If You’re Eligible For Free Microsoft Office In One Mouse Click
    Microsoft’s online eligibility checker for free Office 365 is now available for Australian students and teachers. To find out if you qualify, simply type your school-provided email address into the task bar. If you school email is valid, you’ll automatically receive a free download link. Too easy!
  9. How Much IT Contractors Get Paid Across Australia
    Contracting as an IT pro can still be lucrative, but it does depend on where you live. New data suggests that you’re going to earn a lot less in Victoria than South Australia — but you’ll still typically get twice the hourly rate of a permanent employ. Plus: which roles are the most likely to be hired?
  10. 10 Signs Of A Toxic Boss
    The new boss proved an able negotiator, winning himself an outsize compensation and benefits package. They even bought him a mansion. But at his first and only party for employees, he roped off most of the interior and installed backyard porta-potties.