Lookback Options: Our Nine Favourite Posts From Last Week

We post a lot of articles here at Lifehacker. Even if you visit the site on a daily basis, there are bound to be a few stories that slip by your radar. Lookback Options collects nine highlights from the week that was. Click on the headlines to see the stories you missed out on!

Each week, we bring together nine of our favourite posts from the Life, Work and IT Pro categories. Some of these stories proved exceedingly popular with readers while others simply contain good, useful content. If you missed them first time around, we guarantee they are worth reading.


Aroma, Palate, Mouthfeel: An Introduction To Wine

Nobody likes a wine snob. Even wine snobs don't like other wine snobs. Wine, on the other hand, is great. If you've always wanted to learn more about the art of fine wine, without the pretentious glass-swirling and aggressive posturing that comes with it, then Lifehacker's easy introduction to wine is for you. In the first part of our comprehensive guide to Australian wine, we introduce you to the basics of how wine is made and decipher some unusual words you may encounter in your local bottle shop.

Is It Legal To Kill Aggressive Magpies?

Spring is finally upon us, but so is the dreaded Magpie season. Those ruthless swooping demons are extremely aggressive during this time of year as they defend their nests with gusto around gardens, schoolyards and parks. So is it legal to kill one of these angry birds before it pecks an eye out?

Taste Test: KFC's Original Recipe Tenders

Today, KFC officially launched the Original Tender: its first new permanent chicken product in nearly 15 years. As the name implies, Original Tenders are boneless strips of chicken breast flavoured with KFC's Original Recipe. Last week, we served a bucket to our co-workers to find out what they thought of the new product. Read on for the full Allure Media verdict.

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: Top 10 Video Games That Movie Buffs Can Enjoy

Plenty of video games are "cinematic". But only a handful actually make you feel like you're in a movie. The following games tick all the same boxes as a great blockbuster — from compelling characters and unforeseen plot twists to relentless action and heart-stopping set pieces. (Some even contain romance and nooky!) If you've exhausted your Netflix binge-list or just feel like something a little more interactive, these ten video games contain everything a cinephile needs.


iOS 9 Actually Makes The iPad Usable For Work

IOS 9 Actually Makes the iPad Usable for Work

Since the iPad's launch in 2010, people have debated whether it's an amazing productivity tool, or a toy for games and movies. With iOS 9 though, the iPad's usefulness is a bit clearer. Apple brought some much needed productivity features to the device (not to mention a whole new iPad made specifically for work), so I spent a week working from mine to see if it's actually a pleasant experience or not.

How To Avoid Turning Into A Jerk When You're Surrounded By Jerks

How to Avoid Turning Into a Jerk When You're Surrounded by Jerks

Working in retail, I still remember one of my worst customers. He went to hand me what I thought was a five dollar bill for a ten dollar product. I politely said, "Sorry, the total is actually ten dollars." He pulled apart two bills, which I didn't notice were stuck together, and slowly counted, "Five...ten. Do you speak English? Do you know maths?" I was fuming, but I said nothing. I was, however, short with everyone else that day, until a friend asked, "what's your problem?" The problem was: I let that jerk turn me into a jerk, too.

How To Use A Simple Pocket Notebook To Improve Your Life

How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Improve Your Life

It's really hard to believe, but I have to say that one of the most — and possibly the most — profound changes I've made in my life over the last several years was the simple decision to start carrying a pocket notebook and a pen with me wherever I go. Unless I've made a mental miscue when swapping out a finished notebook or something, I do not leave the house without my pocket notebook resting in my hip pocket or my shirt pocket, with a trusty pen right there beside it for jotting notes.

IT Pro

Four Ways Hollywood Gets Hacking Hopelessly Wrong

Hollywood has had a long history of misrepresenting hackers. They are usually depicted in TV shows and movies in two ways: A bunch of nerdy weirdos with no life or miracle workers that can penetrate highly secure IT systems by maniacally pounding on a keyboard. But what are hackers really like and what do they actually do? We find out.

How To Become So Good At Analytics Your Boss Can't Fire You

Analytics and big data are a potentially lucrative career path, but what should you do to ensure that you keep one of those roles? Here are some simple tips to make sure you’re indispensable.


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