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In 2017, Lifehacker readers clamoured for information about Amazon's arrival in Australia, wanted to hear all about the same-sex marriage survey and absolutely loved streaming all of the years big events. It was a huge year for sports, especially, with the Australian Open, Mayweather v McGregor and the Ashes. Of course, Lifehacker readers still wanted to know how to get around those pesky ISP blocks and which VPN to use too.

These were our most popular posts in 2017.


2017 was a tough year for many of us, and what better way to get through these past twelve months than by getting it on? Here, in no particular order, are the posts that offered up some helpful tips (and blessed distraction) this year.


We've been through a lot this year, from politics wearing on our mental health to wellness purveyors trying to sell us stuff we don't need. Here are some of our best health how-tos, explainers, and mythbusters of 2017.


Everybody needs a little guidance sometimes, and this year we spent a good chunk of time dishing it out. Whether you're doing some travelling, saving money, seeking your life's purpose, or wondering if you should send that dick pic, here's our best advice of 2017.


From apps that manage your subscriptions to ways to keep your phone alive when the battery has seen better days, the tips and tricks you can use to get the most out of the technology you use on a daily basis are all right here, and 2017 was chock full of 'em. Start 2018 on the right foot with some of Lifehacker's best tech posts of the year.


Everyone has to eat, we want to make sure you're eating as deliciously as possible. Here are some of our favourite food posts from 2017, in no particular order.


The holiday season can be a saccharine overload - consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she'd never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny had, like so many of us during the holiday festivities, merely overindulged - in her case with an eggnog/barbiturate cocktail.

One jury found Claus guilty. Another found him innocent. Sunny died, still in a coma, in 2008. A very good movie, Reversal of Fortune, was made about the whole thing. It's a much better movie than Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, or any other Christmas movie I can think of except maybe Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.


2017 was stacked with TV shows you did love - Stranger Things returned, Big Little Lies had people talking and I've heard enough about Twin Peaks from our Managing Editor to last me a lifetime. Crazy that with all this great TV, no one talked about Young Sheldon, right?

Here's eight TV shows you might have missed this year (this list definitely doesn't include Young Sheldon).


I don’t know that 2017 was that bad, was it? Haven’t we reached some sort of terrible plateau where each year just remains as horribly bad as the last? Or are we sinking ever further?

I don’t know.

This isn’t about that. This is about all the good things I enjoyed in 2017.