You’re wasting half your work day goofing off because there just isn’t enough to do — and it’s driving you crazy. Here’s how to make a change so you’re not just killing time on Facebook waiting for the clock to strike five.
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If Rambo was a real person, the standing military press would be his favourite weight training exercise. A variation of the overhead press, it derives its name from its use in the military as a strength indicator.
If you want to get in shape, the military press is definitely a move worth mastering, as it targets the shoulder, upper arm and leg muscles simultaneously. Here's how to do it correctly.
As I was picking the letter for this week’s edition of Ask Lifehacker, I was reminded of how happy I am that my house has solar panels. This means I can leave most of my devices on during the day, charging away, and not feel guilty about how much electricity I’d be wasting otherwise. But what about the devices themselves? Should I be leaving them on so much?
When the boss says “I have a problem,” my ears perk up. Melissa can’t get her Gmail to load no matter what she tries — an issue that’s been plaguing her for months. It’s a peculiarity that makes me go “hmmmm,” since I never have issues loading Gmail.
If you’re a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex “normally” last? A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Well, here's your answer...
Most of the 24 million annual visitors to Queensland don’t notice the series of seemingly innocuous yellow buoys at many popular beaches. Beneath the waves lies a series of baited drumlines and mesh nets that aim to make Queensland beaches safe from the ominous threat of sharks. However, there's no hard evidence that shark nets or culls make Australian beaches safer.
Water can’t exactly go bad, if what you have is truly just water and it’s in a sealed bottle. There aren’t any nutrients for bacteria to eat, so it’s not like you can get food poisoning. So why does bottled water have a “best by” date on it?
It's officially Spring, which means the return of 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?
When you find a bit of mould on food, it might seem like it's OK to salvage some of it because the mould doesn't cover the whole thing. That seems like the logical step, right? It turns out that's not true for a lot of foods, like bread, because the mould can hide deep in the surface where you can't see it.
Dear Lifehacker, Today my manager told me that, rather than paying me a bonus each quarter, she would prefer to incorporate that bonus into my base salary moving forward. I fear this puts me in a bad position for negotiating a salary increase this year. Am I better off asking to keep the bonus and then negotiating a pay increase or should I accept their offer of incorporating the bonus into my base salary?
All of the major PC makers including Samsung, Lenovo, Asus, Razer, HP and Dell have started to offer high-end OLED laptops. Unlike a conventional LCD display which relies on a backlight to illuminate the screen, each individual pixel on an OLED (which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode) emits its own light and can be independently brightened, dimmed and powered off fully to achieve perfect black, improved contrast and more vivid colours.
So what are the pros and cons of buying a laptop with an OLED display? Dell's XPS 15 is the first OLED laptop to hit the Australian market so I took one for a spin to find out.