You wanted sunscreen exposes, Australian ‘secret menu’ hacks and the best of Lovehacker in 2015. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Watch Tonight’s Geminid Meteor Shower In Australia
The Geminid meteor shower is an annual astronomical event where up to 120 meteors per hour can be seen whizzing through the sky. This year’s event is set to be one of the best showings of the Geminids yet, and unlike many astronomical events you may hear about on Twitter, this one is visible in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
- The Beginner’s Guide To Butt Play
You’ve got a butt, but (heh) the odds are that you’re probably ignoring it. Your arse has the capacity to experience a jaw-dropping amount of pleasure, so it’s time to put aside any negative reactions you might have about anal explorations. Whether you’re put off by the taboos, nervous about pain, or just don’t understand the appeal, we’re here to convince you why your arse is worth pampering.
- Most Popular ‘Lovehacker’ Posts Of 2015 [NSFW]
There are few things more important in life than love and sex (it’s what keeps our species going, after all.) It is therefore unsurprising that our hacks and tips in this area proved exceedingly popular with readers in 2015. Here are the biggest After Hours/Lovehacker posts from 2015; from Australia’s porn-viewing habits to giving a knee-buckling BJ.
- Is It Legal To Break A Car Window To Rescue An Overheated Pet?
Picture the scene: you’re strolling down the street on a hot summer’s day when you spot a dog locked in a car, clawing pitifully at the window. It is clearly in distress and the temperature is rising rapidly. Is it legal to break the window, or does the law dictate you allow the dog to die?
- Three Office Rules That Need To Die
Most offices have rules. Some are reasonable while others are just plain stupid and have the potential to make a workplace unpleasant for employees. We take a look at some office rules that need to die in a fire.
- Ask LH: Can My Boss Force Me To Take Annual Leave During Holiday Shutdown Periods?
Dear Lifehacker, I’m saving up my leave for a big holiday in July/August next year. My company has a Christmas shutdown and is forcing all employees to take these days off from their personal annual leave entitlements. However, staff who they deem as essential are able to work on these days and not lose their annual leave. Is this legal and is there any way for those of us that are “non-essential” to combat it as it sounds very unfair? Thanks, Leave My Leave Alone!
- Takeaway Truth: The 2015 Hall Of Shame
Takeaway Truth is a regular Lifehacker feature where we compare fast food advertising images to cold, hard reality. While a little ‘artistic licence’ is to be expected, sometimes the differences are ridiculous. Today, we take a look back at some of the worst offenders of 2015. Feast your eyes if you dare! We’re also running a poll to crown the worst Takeaway Truth product of the year. Cast your vote!
- CHOICE: JB Hi-Fi & Harvey Norman Among Aussie Retailers Stuffing Up Consumer Rights
Maybe you’ve never had a bad experience returning a dodgy TV or gadget. Good for you! Unfortunately, very few of us fall into this lovely demographic and have endured the run-around from both online and bricks-and-mortar stores. Turns out almost half of Aussie electronics retailers are guilty of having staff with no idea of what rights consumers have.
- Do Australian Fast Food Chains Have A ‘Secret Menu’?
For lovers of burgers and fast food, the legend of the secret menu is a tantalising one, promising a secret club of tasty, cheap and ridiculously over the top food. Only one fast food outlet has openly confirmed having a secret menu — and that’s the infamous In-N-Out, which is sadly not available outside of the US (unless you make your own). So how do we go for secret menus here, in the land down under?
- CHOICE: Your ’50+’ Sunscreen Could Be As Low As 29 [Infographic]
Consumer watchdog CHOICE recently conducted tests on six popular sunscreens with a SPF rating of 50+. Surprisingly, only two brands actually met the claimed protection rating, with the others ranging between SPF42 and SPF29. This infographic names and shames the products that failed to deliver on their promise.