Chicken is delicious, but when you're cooking and storing it at home, you'll want to err on the side of caution, unless you find salmonella particularly scrumptious. If you've been playing your poultry-based food safety by ear... well, don't do that. Do these things instead.
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Almost every job interview ends with a variation of the same question: "Do you have any questions for us?" It goes without saying that you don't want to draw a blank here. However, you also don't want to ask the wrong question and invalidate the rest of the interview. This hack from the archives explains the best way to respond.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
There are many ways to take a good photograph: positioning and lighting, compelling subject matter and decent equipment can all play a role. However, it's also possible to boost the quality of your photos via a few simple tricks. With that in mind, here are 21 camera hacks from the Lifehacker archives - from candid photography tips to cheap DIY accessories.
They say a picture paints a thousand words. Unfortunately, Channel 9's cricket commentators seem to have taken this as a personal challenge - there is no escape from their inane chatter, "hilarious" banter and shameless plugs. Thankfully, it's possible to sync your TV with radio's more intelligent and reserved commentary, thus granting you the best of both worlds. All you need is a radio, a Windows PC running VLC Media Player and a stereo cable.
DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware that works with most WLAN routers. Once equipped, it provides entry-level routers with a level of control normally only found in models that cost $600 or more: everything from broadcasting a stronger signal to remotely accessing your home computers. Here's how it works.
Since it launched in 2015, the Australian version of Netflix has been adding a steady stream of content each month. (You can see what's coming in November here.) While the selection of movies and TV shows is getting better, it still pales in comparison to the US version due to national licencing deals. Here's how to get the whole US catalogue in Australia -- without getting slugged by the exchange rate.
Nobody likes being stuck inside a hot car -- it can leave you feeling suffocated, dehydrated and uncomfortably sticky in a matter of seconds. While most vehicles now come equipped with air conditioning, it can still take a tortuously long time to expel all that hot air; especially if you're sitting in the back seat. These tricks from the Lifehacker archives will dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes to cool your car's interior.
They say that your eyes are a window of the soul -- so it's best not to frame them with the unsightly dark rings of a corpse. If you feel perennially exhausted and bleary-eyed, these tried-and-tested maintenance tips will help to keep your peepers looking fresh (even when you feel like death warmed up.)
There are many bad things about the cold weather this time of year -- freezing toes, getting out of bed in the morning, walking to the bus stop after work. Those of you with gardens may be more worried about what the cold can do to your plants, however. Protect your precious plants from the cold using just a bucket of warm water, with this classic hack.
Kickstarter is a dangerous place full of (what appear to be) shiny, shiny toys. How do you know what projects will give you said toys, and how do you know which will end in extreme disappointment? We've dug up an easy list of questions that'll help you decide the viability of any crowdfunding campaign.
Everyone gets curious sometimes -- whether you're wondering if your Facebook friend is on the market, or trying to incriminate a cheating ex, it's inevitable that you've thought about checking your friends' Tinder status at least once. While the old method for finding friends who use Tinder no longer works, you can now do this from right within the app.
Some people who have an Apple ID will never use it to purchase anything -- sticking instead to the free apps on the service. If this is the case, why do you always have to add a credit card just to set up an account? It's not easy, but a workaround does exist to create an Apple ID without entering your credit card.
Buying alcohol is one of the hardest parts of planning a party, whether it's a barbecue with your neighbours, a sedate dinner party or a raging birthday party that's set to continue into the early hours of the morning. Luckily, this easy formula is a simple way to work out how much booze your guests may be consuming.