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You wanted: KFC DIY chicken recipe, how to delete TV shows and movies from your Netflix viewing history and what happens when you fill a car's petrol tank with coke. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

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"I'm too busy!" "I don't have enough time!" "If only there were more hours of the day." It's weird how feeling overwhelmed and busy rarely coincides with getting a lot done. Maybe the problem isn't that you don't have enough time. It's that you don't have enough attention.

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We're now just two weeks away from Superbowl LII, which takes place on February 4. The third round of the playoffs - the NFL Conference Championships - begin January 22 (AEDT). If you're a fan of the remaining teams or just looking to see what America's Game has to offer, then you'll want to catch the NFL playoffs this year - and we've got you covered.

Here's all the ways you can watch the NFL Conference Championships in Australia.

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A long, long time ago, having a good password was all you needed to make sure your Gmail (or other online) account was secure. Now, if you don't have two-factor authentication, or 2FA, then you're missing out on a really simple way to protect yourself. Why, then, do less than 10 per cent of Gmail users have 2FA enabled? Great question.

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If you've been on the dating scene for what feels like forever and you're starting to feel frustrated and disillusioned with it all, it might be time to take a step back and do a little re-calibrating. We project how we feel to others; people can sense your negative outlook from a mile away, which ruins any chance of things working out. It seems counter-intuitive, but the more you act like things are never going to work out, the longer you'll probably be alone.

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You hate it as much as I do: that little box that appears whenever you visit a news site or blog, asking for permission to bug you with notification boxes for stuff you don't care about. Instead of throwing up your hands in defeat and learning to live with the annoyance, you can stop sites from bothering you altogether. Here's how.

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We don't like to admit it, but a marriage (or any long, cohabiting relationship) looks less like an early romance and more like a business partnership. As organisational psychologist Adam Grant and his wife Allison Sweet Grant explain in Redbook, married life involves a lot of compromise and negotiation. They offer four negotiation techniques for avoiding unhappy compromises.

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Viruses don't want to be removed, so the nastier ones will fight to stay put by disabling protection software, cloaking their presence and even generating fake windows and dialog boxes to give you a bum steer. Looks like malicious extensions are getting in on the action too, doing whatever they can to evade uninstallation.

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Facebook, the social network used by, oh, a few billion people, is making a change to its iconic news feed. Instead of being dominated by a mix of links from friends and news stories from pages you like, you'll be seeing a lot more posts from your family and friends in an effort to strengthen personal connections with your social network and ensure the time spent on Facebook is "time well spent". For obvious reasons, many publishers and news organisations are quietly freaking out about what this means for Facebook-driven traffic. But as far as your own preferences, if you still love getting news from your, uh, news feed, and want to keep seeing stories from the sites you follow, you can hold onto that by editing a few preferences.

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When I was a teenager smartphones weren't a thing, and neither was sexting. You aren't exactly going to take some tasteful nudes with a film camera and drop the roll off at your local pharmacy to get developed so you can pass them to your significant other between classes.

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We're fans of password managers here, not only because they help you generate and save stronger passwords, but because they have a few more tricks up their sleeve. If you're using a password manager such as 1Password or Lastpass, you can use it as a digital double for your physical safe box (you do have one of those, right?).

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Android/iOS: Your favourite social network for pretending you have a perfect life is now ready to let everyone know when you're online and lurking. Instagram is adding an activity status indicator to the people in your Direct Messages list, letting you know when they're on and ignoring that last funny video you sent. If you're of the same opinion as me, you're probably wondering how to disable this terrible new feature. Good news, lurkers: You can!

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You did it. You waited out all the announcements during Mobile World Congress and the deluge of new handsets that debuted in the last few months. But now, after upstarts such as Essential have had a chance to shine and giants like Apple and Samsung are done plying their latest wares, there's a big question worth asking: What's the best phone out right now?

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Australia cleaned the floor with England in the Ashes Test series but now, it's all about the One Day International series. Can Australia continue to embarrass the English or will the mighty Poms bring the Aussies back to Earth?

If you're looking to tune in to catch the cricket while you're stuck at work or just want to stream online, we've got you covered. Here's how you can catch the One Day International series live, online and free.

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"We need to refocus the system," is how Mark Zuckerberg explained the dramatic changes he plans to make to Facebook's News Feed in an interview with The New York Times. "We want to make sure that our products are not just fun, but are good for people."

It's as close to an admission as we're likely to get from Zuckerberg about the negative effects his company has had on humanity. Of course, refocusing on "meaningful interaction" (that is, high impact posts from close friends) can only come at the cost of massively reducing the reach of publishers. A small price to pay, perhaps. But I think my own overhaul of Facebook might have Mark's beat.

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If you've been following along with our daily Today I Discovered posts, you would know that I am a sucker for disappearances and weird mysteries. The Lost Colony of Roanoke is certainly one of those weird mysteries. In 1587, John White left the North American Roanoke colony for England. When he returned, three years later - the 115 colonists he left behind had vanished.

We still don't know exactly what happened to them.

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This week, another beloved treasure of the internet closed its doors. The Awl announced it was closing up shop, ostensibly suffering from the economic volatility present in today's "media" industry. In short, they didn't make enough money, and it's probably thanks to ad blockers.

Let this be a lesson to us all: if you want to keep the free content you love alive (or do your part and not actively destroy it) turn off your ad blocker. At least for the blogs you love to read.