Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts
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You wanted budget facts, Netflix sped up and every version of Windows 10. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. How Budget 2015 Will Hit Your Wallet
    The 2015 Federal Budget will cause endless political arguments, but there’s a more important question for most people: how will it affect the money I take home and the amounts I have to spend on essential services? Here’s what you need to know about HELP repayments, the “Netflix tax”, FBT for mobile devices and more.
  2. How McDonald’s Destroys The Good Bacteria In Your Gut
    When Morgan Spurlock famously spent a month eating large portions of McDonalds for the purposes of his documentary Supersize Me, he gained weight, damaged his liver and claimed to have suffered addictive withdrawal symptoms. This was popularly attributed to the toxic mix of carbs and fat plus the added chemicals and preservatives in junk foods. But could there be another explanation?
  3. Netflix Says Australian Internet Providers Are All Too Slow
    Netflix has been very popular amongst Australians since its launch in March — so much so that Netflix itself says the speeds we have on offer from Internet service providers aren’t fast enough.
  4. Odd Jobs: How To Become A Plus-Size Model
    Laura Wells and Jesse McNeilly are an engaged Australian couple who have forged a successful career in the “plus size” modelling industry. If you’re similarly big ‘n’ beautiful, their advice could prove indispensable in landing your first modelling contract. Read on to discover what you need to get started.
  5. How To Minimise Loose Skin During Weight Loss
    There’s nothing worse than working your way through a diet only to end up with skin that hangs like a curtain from a window. Unfortunately, it’s a common byproduct of weight loss. Here’s what you can to minimise the amount of loose skin during weight loss or even improve the issue after you’ve lost weight.
  6. How To Score A Private Jet At Airline Prices [Infographic]
    The miracle of air travel quickly loses its lustre when you’re a frequent flyer — and that includes business flights. If you’re sick of dealing with the hustle and bustle of commercial airlines, perhaps a private jet is the way to go? Despite being a hallmark of cashed-up one percenters, it’s actually surprisingly affordable for canny passengers. This infographic explains how to maximise your savings.
  7. All Seven Versions Of Windows 10 Explained
    When Windows 10 finally appears this year, there will be at least seven separate versions of it available. Here’s what’s on offer in each.
  8. If We Actually Followed The Paleo Diet, We’d Be Cannibals
    The so-called palaeodiet, and now even the palaeo-epigenetic diet, has come under a lot of scrutiny of late for making wild and unsubstantiated claims and for being downright dangerous to our health. I think it’s fair to ask if we’re serious about the palaeolifestyle, then just how far are we prepared to take this obsession with our Stone Age heritage and its claimed benefits?
  9. Taste Test: Homemade Vegemite Chocolate
    As you’ve doubtlessly seen on social media, Cadbury is partnering with Vegemite to create a new chocolate block flavoured with yeast extract. No really. This controversial sweet isn’t set to hit shelves until next month, so we thought we’d beat Cadbury to the punch with a homemade version. We then fed the concoction to our horrified coworkers. Here are their reactions.
  10. How This Playboy Centrefold Transformed Tech
    The November 1972 issue of Playboy magazine is the magazine’s best selling issue of all time. This is not because of the articles, but due to the proliferation of one iconic image from the magazine: that of centrefold model Lena Söderberg.