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Holden “not blindly chasing market share”, says boss

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The chairman and managing director of Holden, Mark Bernhard, has made it clear that sales numbers are not the be-all and end-all for the Aussie arm of General Motors. Bernhard, who has been in the top job at Holden for about 15 months, made it clear that the brand is moving away from the plan […]

Security Experts: Turnbull's Hacker Recruitment Drive Will Cause Headaches For The Government

Last month, the Turnbull government announced a $230 million Cyber Security Defence Strategy which would potentially enable the country to strike back against foreign cyber attacks. Consultants have now warned that recruiting hundreds of cyber security contractors could be problematic. Here’s why. More »      

Report: Drake and Rihanna Are Secretly Dating

1 hour agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

RiRi's just workin' her single life, or so she told Ellen in February. But it turns out that might not be the case these days; a source told People that Rihanna and Drake have been secretly dating for months. Drake came onstage with Rih Wednesday night in her L.A. show ... More »

My Sort-Of-Blonde Ambitions

I'm now blonde, and I'm having more fun. Well, sort of blonde. My normally black hair is now many shades lighter, with a warm undertone and a noticeable amount of yellow. Instead of going to a salon, I did it myself a couple weeks ago after putting it off for quite awhile. Show More Summary

East Asia Trio Agree to Boost Maritime Security

 Foreign ministers and defense force chiefs from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines signed a joint declaration on maritime security on Thursday, calling

Somalia: IMB Warns Vessels to Remain Vigilant Despite Drop in Piracy

 The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned foreign vessels to remain vigilant when sailing in the Horn of Africa, despite a lull in piracy incidents in the region.

MPA Conducts Ferry Evacuation Exercise To Test Emergency Preparedness

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) held a half-day ferry evacuation exercise today to test the readiness of various agencies to respond to

Gay Traveler's Guide to Fort Lauderdale

Although it can often be overlooked in favor of Miami, its southern neighbor, Fort Lauderdale stands out as one of the nation’s top 10 LGBT destinations. If that’s not a surprise, you might be one of the million-plus LGBT travelers who visit greater Fort Lauderdale every year; if that statistic is news to you, then you’ve got a lot to learn. Show More Summary

Mother’s Day

Perfume PosseMother’s Day Well, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. My mother has been dead for over two decades, so I will obviously not be shopping, just remembering. I can remember a gift that my siblings and I got together to give her one… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseMother’s Day

How I Succeeded: FileMaker's Joel Katz

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Joel Katz from FileMaker. More »      

Another state could put its restaurant inspectors on the streets

Office building owners on Poydras Street in New Orleans are worried about losing tenants and lease payments over Louisiana’s worst state budget crisis in 30 years. Like nearby Mississippi, where some state restaurant inspectors have already lost their offices and are working from their personal cars and homes, state government in Louisiana is way short... Continue Reading

U.S. and Canada agree their food safety systems are comparable

The United States and Canada have comparable food safety systems, a fact that has now been officially recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The food safety systems for Australia and the European Union are likely coming soon. The U.S. and New Zealand have had an agreement that their systems are comparable since... Continue Reading

E. coli consultant escapes federal prison time for falsifying tests

The consultant who in 2010 said beef he tested was E. coli free when it wasn’t got off Thursday with one year of home detention, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He’ll also have to pay a share of $307,000 in restitution. The 68-year-old Jim Johnson, surrounded by about two dozen... Continue Reading

Where in the world does lightning strike the most?

In a new study using 16 years of satellite data, NASA reveals that the number one spot gets almost 300 thunderstorms per year; these other hotspots are wild as well.

It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building

The Farm From A Box system is designed to feed 150 people per year, and includes drip irrigation, all of the tools, and its own renewable energy setup.

Even in polluted cities, it is still better to bike and walk

A new study looks at the risk from air pollution, and finds that in most places the benefits of active transportation outweigh the risks.

No joke: Comedian Louis C.K. quits the Internet - CNET

Technically Incorrect: The comedian says the Web made him constantly upset. He says he's learning the joys of putting down his phone and listening to his kids.

Life is Short. Buy the Sad Boots.

If grief were a color, it would be slate. Not an angry obsidian black, or a peaceful dove grey, but that shapeshifting silver somewhere between black and white, a stormy sea that some days seems blue, others almost brackish, depthless and impossible to truly describe. If it were a shape, it would be a spiral, […]

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