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Dear Lifehacker, I recently changed careers and now work from home for half the week. How do you plan your eating? Any meal or snack suggestions to keep my energy up and minimise chair flab? I don't want to raid the fridge every time I get munchy, but I don't have a lot of time to cook big breakfasts and lunches either.

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There are good hacks, and there are bad hacks, and at this online publication, we like to give you the good ‘uns. A good hack should make one’s life easier, whether that’s through using a common object in a new way, streamlining a process, or solving a problem you didn’t know you had. I’m not sure this DIY extruder meats those criteria.

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With obesity on the rise, so too is the diet and weight loss industry, currently valued at US$70 billion in the US alone. But most of us are still confused about the factors that lead to weight gain. Three commonly attributed factors are our genes, our microbiome (gut bugs) and our energy intake (kilojoules). So let’s examine how much each of these is to blame.

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If you've visited Amazon since it launched Down Under, you've surely seen the adverts for the Echo smart speaker range. With multiple versions to choose from, there's a lot for prospective buyers to unpack before making a purchasing decision. Here's a rundown of each model, with links to buy.

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What could be more intimately a part of you than a work of body art permanently inked into your skin? You probably assume that the tattoo on your body belongs to you. But, in actuality, somebody else might own your tattoo.

Recent lawsuits and events have shown that tattoo artists and companies can have intellectual property rights in tattoos worn by others, including both copyright and trademark rights.

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A large chunk of Apple’s audience is already lighting their bank accounts on fire in anticipation of all the neat new gear they can start preordering this week. That’s just the way it is, and partly why Apple can afford to do things such as build sprawling buildings in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Market research form J.D. Power has been looking into the Aussie credit card market, looking for the company that offers us the best credit cards. But the bad news from their study is that most of us are pretty clueless when it comes to the specific terms and conditions card issuers put on us.

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Game development and design is a growing industry in Australia that attracts some of the best design and programming talent around. Game design and development is offered by many universities and other institutions as a course and there are lots of studios bobbing up, producing games for various platforms. What kind of salary can you pull as a game developer or designer in Australia?

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Ruby chocolate, if you listen to the hype, is a gastronomical miracle. Not a flavoured chocolate - a new type of chocolate, the first new chocolate type discovered in 80 years, adding to the traditional canon of milk, white and dark. But what is it actually? And where can you get it in Australia if you do want to try it? We've got the deets for you right here.

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There are a number of different ways to unlock an Android smartphone or tablet. In fact, you probably have a favourite one you’ve been using for as long as you’ve owned your device. We’re all creatures of habit, but you might want to consider other unlocking methods that might be more secure, convenient, or expedient.

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Our state and territory police officers do one of the most challenging and dangerous jobs there is. One each shift, they don't know what they are going to face and they often work long hours on a rotating shift system. Do they earn a salary commensurate with those conditions? Here's a look at the salaries for police across the country.

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Although housing prices, according to some analysts, are cooling off, it's a fair bet that many of us are putting aside a significant portion of our salary on mortgage payments. We've crunched some numbers to determine where you should live if you want to have as much income left as possible once the bank takes their slice.

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Spanking the monkey. Adjusting the pink curtains. Jerkin' the gherkin. Slapping the oyster. Beef strokenoff. While we all love a good euphemism for masturbation, it's not something that most people talk about freely. This has given rise to a lot of misinformation, particularly when it comes to health. So is self-gratification good for you? Or do abstainers have the right idea?

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The experience of having periods varies between women. They can be light and completely painless for some, but completely debilitating for others. Is it normal to have painful periods on a regularly? Let's find out.

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You're standing in a department store, boutique or sportswear outlet and you've picked out the perfect ensemble for your big night out or so you can look good and feel comfortable while working out. Then the little voice in your head asks - how did my new clothes get here? It turns out, you can find out a lot about how your clothes are produced and what impact their manufacture has on the environment.

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Video: There's nothing like cracking a cold beer, but what if your six-pack isn't chilled? You've got to find a way to get those brews frosty, lest you face the horror of a lukewarm libation. That's why we're trying a couple of methods to cool your beer quickly.

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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...