I'm Sarah Basford, Lifehacker's New Staff Writer

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I’m Sarah and I’m the new writer at Lifehacker (as well as Gizmodo and Kotaku.) In my 25 years on the planet, I’ve learnt a thing or two about life hacks so I hope to be able to impart some of the wisdom I've picked up from the many, many dumb things I’ve done in life.

Before starting my role here, I worked in a bunch of writing roles. For two years, I was the Content Producer at Student Edge and I wrote about everything from a pseudo investigative report into who exactly was behind Australia’s fake space agency, ARSE, to ranking my favourite outfits worn by Killing Eve’s fashion icon, Villanelle. Prior to that, I wrote a few things for The BRAG and was the head honcho at my uni’s student magazine.

But, my time as writer hasn’t been without a good share of old-fashioned internet hate, which I love to tell people about…

I once legitimately referred to Sonic the Hedgehog as a 'speedy mouse' and had to issue an update and apology to all the stans I subsequently offended. Among that and being written about by the anti-fan club on the “world's most viewed” blog on climate change denial, I’ve built up a bit of a resilience so feel free to @ me if you don't like my tips on how to slice garlic like an experienced nonna or where to find the most reliable VPN provider.

Mostly, I’m excited to get started on filling up my Lifehacker portfolio with lots of handy tips to up your life game so get ready to have your life… hacked.


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