You wanted hand luggage rules explained, pricing tricks revealed and council cleanups cleared up. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How Every Australian Airline Is Cracking Down On Hand Luggage
Travelling only with hand luggage saves you valuable time, but domestic airlines in Australia are getting much stricter about enforcing their baggage limits. Here’s the current state of play for Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tigerair, and the best tactics to use to avoid unwanted hassles or excess luggage fees.
- You Don’t Need To Spend Hours In The Gym To Lose Weight
When it comes to weight loss, people often think that you need to spend countless hours in the gym, pounding away at the treadmill while you watch reruns of How I Met Your Mother. Not only do you not need much time in the gym, it might be optimal to spend it elsewhere. Here’s why.
- Never Stop Dating Your Significant Other With The 2-2-2 Rule
It’s easy to become complacent in a long-term relationship. If you need a little help keeping the romance alive, follow this rule to keep regular dates.
- How The Last Two Digits Of A Price Can Show You’re Desperate To Sell
Trying to set the price to sell something on eBay or Gumtree? The last two digits could matter a lot more than you realise, as Joshua Gans from the University of Toronto explains.
- Fun Facts About The Female Orgasm, Explained With Science Projects [NSFW]
Wired has put together a great little video about some of the science behind the female orgasm, using fun little science experiments as visual aids. It includes one of my favourite bits of orgasm trivia to share at dinner parties: that a woman’s pain threshold increases greatly during orgasm (yeah, I’m that dinner party guest).
- Ask LH: Is It Illegal To Take Other People’s Junk During Council Cleanups?
Hi Lifehacker, Around once a year, our local council allows residents to put their unwanted goods on their front verge to be collected and disposed of at the local tip. However, there are groups of people that cruise around my street sifting through people’s rubbish and taking away what they want. Is this legal?
- Why Passive Income Is Worth More Than Active Income
When we talk about financial independence, we often emphasise how important passive income is. Passive income makes money for you without effort. However, it can actually be worth more, dollar for dollar.
- Killer Interview Question: How Would You Unload A 747 Full Of Jellybeans?
Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: how would you unload a 747 full of jellybeans?
- The Best IKEA Standing Desk Hacks
We’re big fans of standing desks here at Lifehacker; both for their proven health benefits and boosts to productivity. Unfortunately, they can also be prohibitively expensive. If you’re on a tight budget, here are a handful of IKEA desk hacks that will achieve the same result for a fraction of the price.
- Ask LH: How Long Will My Hard Drives Really Last?
Dear Lifehacker, I know hard drives can fail, but how long do they really last? Will they last longer if I don’t use them as often?