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To Find Out if Your Potential Boss Will Be Any Good, Ask This Question

Job interviews are a delicate balance between selling yourself and your skills, while also evaluating the company and your potential new boss. As many people have found out, even if you land what you thought was your “dream job,” if you work for someone who turns out to be a…

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NBN Showdown: Telstra vs. Optus

Telstra and Optus are some of Australia’s largest internet providers, but they both sit toward the more premium end of the pricing scale. Spending a little more can net you some perks like more reliable peak hour speeds, but if you’re going to drop top dollar on your internet plan,…

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If You Compliment People at Work, Use This Rule

If you’re one of the people out there bemoaning the fact that you “can’t even compliment someone at work these days without them taking it the wrong way,” take note: Clever Twitter user Marissa Lingen has found a solution. She suggests using the word “snazzy” when remarking on your colleagues’…

How to Make Extra-Creamy Potato Salad With Less Mayo

No single ingredient ignites recipe culture wars quite like mayonnaise. As someone who happily licks it off the spoon, my “too much mayo” threshold is all but nonexistent — but the vast majority of people feel quite differently, especially when it comes to potato salad.

How to Block Windows 10 Updates for As Long As You Want

I don’t generally recommend putting off system updates for too long, but there are good reasons why you might want to be wary of major feature updates for Windows 10. Microsoft’s track record at delivering flawless updates that won’t bork your system is spotty (to put it nicely), and it’s…

Everything You Need to Watch Netflix in 4K on Your Mac

Several Mac desktops and laptops have all the hardware they need to stream 4K HDR video from services like Netflix, but they’ve been hamstrung by Safari’s limited video codec support. Luckily, Apple is updating its stock browser with support for the HEVC codec so users can finally watch 4K HDR…

Your Visual Reminder That Covid Is Way More Than the Flu

People die of the flu sometimes. People die of COVID-19 sometimes. People die of suicide and drug overdoses and heart disease and a lot of other things. So if there haven’t been many COVID-19 deaths in your community yet, maybe you’ve convinced yourself that the coronavirus is about as deadly…

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4 Things We’ve Learned About Coronavirus That Make It Unusual

It is now almost six months since the world became aware of coronavirus, or COVID-19, and almost four months since the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic. As the number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus grows, so does our knowledge of how it spreads, how it affects the…

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How to Tell If Your Eggs Have Gone Bad

Eggs are one of those great versatile foods that’s great to keep in the fridge for last-minute meals. But part of being a refrigerator staple is that sometimes we can forget about that carton we bought a few weeks ago. No one likes a rotten egg, so how can you…

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What to Do With Your Stuff If You’re Moving Abroad

Last week I asked Lifehacker readers to share their most pressing questions about about moving abroad. More than a few of you wondered: What the heck are you supposed to do with your stuff if you want to move abroad?

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Browse Faster With Chrome’s Hidden Android Tab Strip

I’m a tab junkie, but what keeps my Android version of Chrome neat and clean is the fact that switching between different websites I’ve opened up is an annoying, ugly affair. Instead of a lovely-looking tab, you must click on  an ugly box that then dumps out all of your…

Remove These 25 Android Apps That Steal Facebook Logins

Google has removed 25 malicious apps from the Google Play Store after the French cybersecurity firm Evina discovered they contained Facebook-hacking malware. That means it’s time once again to check your Android device to make sure you didn’t foolishly (or accidentally) install a crappy app.

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Learn How to Teach Your Kids Life Skills With This Free Webinar

Most parents are probably burnt out right now on reviewing maths facts and vocabulary words. I, personally, have been mostly focused on making sure my nine-year-old continues to read consistently and gets outdoors enough; beyond that, fine, play Minecraft. But one way we could be taking advantage of this winter…

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The Best Remedies for Common Headaches

Whether it’s the pulsating pain of a migraine or the behind-the-eyes pressure of sinus congestion, nobody likes a headache. And if you suffer from them, you may need to cycle through a dozen different treatments to find one that works. The thing is, headaches — and their causes — are…

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How to Make Chicken Salt, The Great Aussie Spice

Order some hot chips from a fish’n’chip shop in Australia and you’ll be graced by the quintessential Australian spice: chicken salt. If god forbid your pantry’s run out of this great spice, there’s a super easy two-minute tutorial by YouTube channel Free To Cook to save you from having to…

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Do Pickles and Pineapple Belong on Burgers?

Everybody has a strong opinion on what makes a perfect burger. Time and again there have been countless debates on the size of the patty, the type of meat used, and whether potato buns are better than brioche buns. There have also been just as many divides on its condiments,…

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Recover Deleted Files With Microsoft’s New Free Windows App

If you accidentally delete a file, all hope isn’t lost. However, assuming you can’t just drag it back out of the Windows Recycle Bin — especially true if you, like me, tend to default to the more permanent Shift + Delete instead of just “delete” — you’re going to have to…

How to Laugh at Depression, With Humourist John Moe

This week, we’re finding the humour in our woes with help from John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. John helps us understand what is funny — and sometimes even good — about depression, how we can recognise depression within ourselves and others and what to do…

How to Enable Facebook’s New Dark Mode on iPhone

Facebook’s iOS app is finally getting an official dark mode. Just like the dark modes in Facebook’s other apps — Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp — turning on dark mode swaps the iOS app’s default white and blue interface with a black and grey theme. And it looks great, and should…

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When You’re Talking on a Zoom Call, Look at Your Webcam

Eye contact isn’t easy for everyone. And now that we’ve been in isolation for months, it can be hard to remember how, exactly, to interact and function in the presence of other human beings. For now, the closest most of us get is on work video meetings, when you get…

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4 Questions You Should Ask When Viewing Coronavirus Maps

Maps have shown us how the events of this disastrous year have played out around the globe, from the Australian bushfires to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are good reasons to question the maps we see. Some of these reasons have been explored recently through maps of…

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Infuse Campari With Frozen Berries

Campari, with its burnt, bitter citrus notes and syrupy character goes great in a spritz, but you can fashion it into a fruity, refreshing after-dinner sipper by shaking it with frozen berries.

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Learn the Difference Between ‘Systemic’ and ‘Systematic’

Given the recent conversations about and demonstrations against racial injustice, the words “systemic” and “systematic” have been popping up a lot, and are sometimes used interchangeably. And while they do have the same root word, they also have different meanings. If you’re not quite sure exactly when to use each…

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Stop Hoarding Apps With the Help of iOS 14

I have a lot of apps on my iPhone. You have a lot of apps on your iPhone. That’s just the of way life in the digital world. It’s gotten so bad that at one point, I had apps on my phone that weren’t even compatible with my iPhone X’s…

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Fancy Up Cheap Potato Chips With Black Pepper

There are no bad potato chips, but some chips are definitely better than others. On the lower end of the spectrum you have thin, flimsy, greasy, super salty generic potato chips: pretty good alongside or in a sandwich, but I underwhelming in a bowl on their own. On the other…

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Install These Underrated Android Apps

The Google Play store boasts more than 2.5 million apps, making it physically possible to browse through — much less install and test — them all. But every now and then, an amazing app appears but misses out on being featured or recognised for whatever reason. To honour them, here…

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Woolworths, Coles Impose a National Toilet Paper Limit Again

It’s been nearly four months since Australia faced the Great Toilet Paper Crisis of March but it feels like it’s happening all over again — Woolworths and Coles are reinstating its loo paper buying restrictions. The supermarket giants both announced Australians will once again need to limit their toilet paper…

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The Best End of Financial Year Sim-Only Phone Plans

The end of any financial year is a great time to bag a bargain, with all sorts of sales on offer as companies seek to shore up their bottom line. Phone plans may not normally be the kind of thing you think about when it comes to tax time discounts,…