You wanted mental toughness hacks, topless sunbathing rules and tips for keeping cool in the summer heat. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Is It Legal To Sunbathe Topless In Australia?
Picture the scene: You’re sunbaking on a secluded stretch of beach with your boyfriend. Nobody is around, so you decide to remove your bikini top and work on your all-over tan. Did you just break the law? Or do conservative ninnies need to mind their own damn business?
- Eight Signs That You’re Smarter Than The Average Person [Infographic]
If you really want to find out how smart you are, try taking the Mensa IQ test. (Anything over 109 is considered above average, while less than 90 means you probably don’t read Lifehacker.) In the meantime, here are eight behaviours and attributes that are often found in highly intelligent people. How many boxes did you tick?
- How To Stay Cool While You Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep on a hot day is no easy task, especially without air conditioning, but there are plenty of things you can do to beat the heat. This graphic from the folks at the Sleep Matters Club is packed with tips — some of which we’ve mentioned before — to cool off and get some rest.
- Cultivate Mental Toughness With The Navy SEAL’s ‘40% Rule’
Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient. It’s also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.
- We Talked to An Ethical Hacker, Here’s What We Learned
Believe it or not, not all hackers are malicious. Ethical hackers are experts hired to support organizations and governments and keep their systems secure. These ethical hackers provide expertise to protect citizens and regular people from malicious hackers. We recently sat down with one to learn more about the most effective tactics and strategies you can use to protect yourself from malicious hackers.
- Ask LH: How Can I Hack Into My Cheating Husband’s Phone?
Dear Lifehacker, How can I hack into my husband’s phone? He keeps putting a pattern lock on it. I think he’s messing around! Please help! Thanks, Suspicious Spouse
- Nexus 5X Review: A Pure Android PC For Your Pocket
It’s been a long wait, but LG’s latest addition to the Nexus fold has finally arrived. The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch Android smartphone that retains the lean operating system and zippy performance of Google’s other first-party devices. For Android fanatics who crave speed and instant software updates, it’s a logical — and affordable — phone upgrade.
- The Best Ways To Get A Bartender’s Attention (Without Being A Jerk)
Getting the attention of the bartender at your favourite watering hole can be a daunting task, especially after work or on the busy weekends when everyone’s out for a drink or three. To make it a little easier, we sat down with a couple of bartenders who have been slinging drinks for years to get the best tips. Here’s what they suggested.
- The Macca’s All-Day Breakfast Is Finally Happening
Back in July, we reported that McDonald’s was serving an all-day breakfast menu at its Wollongong and Illawarra outlets. Following this successful trial, the 24/7 offering is now launching nationwide. Hurrah!
- 10 Expert Hotel Hacks For A More Affordable Holiday
As Hotels.com’s regional director for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Katherine Cole knows a thing or two about the hotel industry. Travelling on a fortnightly basis to all corners of the globe, she’s stayed at hundreds of hotels and has learned a few tricks along the way. We asked Cole to share her top hotel hacks with Lifehacker readers, from the best time to book your hotel to the hidden costs you need to watch out for.