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The Average Mortgage Closing Costs in Every State

Your home is probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy, but it’s the small expenses that may catch you off guard. Closing costs can add up fast. And just like home prices, they vary depending on where you live. Read more...

23 Horror Stories From The Worst Airlines In The World

Last week, Skytrax named and shamed the world’s worst airlines via its annual Star Ratings report. Airlines that received two stars or less were found to be below average in multiple categories and generally sucky across the board. But...Show More Summary

“My Car Is My Home, the Planet Is My Backyard”: On the Road with Bruno Caumette

For almost two decades, Bruno Caumette has made his home in a Toyota Land Cruiser. He's been around the world once and is currently working on his second voyage. His stories are touching—and his photos are incredible. I was born in France, but by now I’ve spent as much time outside of my birth country than in it. Show More Summary

Research Tool Demonstrates How Your Facebook Likes Reveal Your Personality

Facebook is full of tools that claim to tell you about your personality. Obviously, most of them are crap. However, the University of Cambridge has created one that analyzes your Facebook likes to reveal the kind of demographic information the company can learn about you. Read more...


“Make a budget” is one of the most often repeated personal finance tips but, just like “eat more greens”, very few of us actually follow it even though we know it’s good for us. The reason, of course, is that unless you’re someone who...Show More Summary

Xposed Framework Finally Gets Full Release for Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1

Android (root ): Xposed, the awesome framework that allows you to roll your own customized version of Android, has finally reached a full, stable version for the newest Android versions. Read more...

Five Mind Tricks That'll Make Your Food "Taste" Better

If you’re worried about impressing someone with your cooking skills, or you’re trying a new recipe for the first time, there are some mental tricks you can use on others to make your meal seem better than it really is. Here are five of the most effective. Read more...

10 Things To Remember If You Love A Sociopath

We see plenty of depictions of sociopaths in fiction, but they tend to be fairly two-dimensional characters and often play... The post 10 Things To Remember If You Love A Sociopath appeared first on Lifehack.

15 Things People Who Grew Up With a Single Parent Understand

In recent times, the numbers of single parent home keep soaring.  It is tough and intense living in the home... The post 15 Things People Who Grew Up With a Single Parent Understand appeared first on Lifehack.

Briefly: Nexus 5 Rumours, Cauliflower Pizza, Halo 5 Intro

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Delicious low-carb pizza recipe, Nexus 5 rumour roundup, Halo 5’s stunning video game intro. More »      

The Best Desk Porn From IKEA's 2016 Catalogue

By now, you all should have received this year’s IKEA catalogue. If your district is still on the waiting list or you have a “No Junk Mail” sign festooned to your letterbox, never fear: we’ve assembled a gallery of the best new desks and work-friendly tables for you to feast your eyes on. Just don’t stare too hard — you might go blind. More »      

Malware Targeting Jailbroken iPhones Steals Apple Accounts In Australia

A new family of malware that targets ‘jailbroken’ iOS devices has been discovered and it has already stolen over 225,000 Apple accounts across 18 countries including Australia. Dubbed KeyRaider, it has resulted in anything from abnormal app purchases using stolen Apple accounts to iPhones being held for ransom remotely. More »      

Elevator Pitch: Locomote

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Philip Weinman from Locomote. More »      

How Bad Credit Accumulates (And How It Can Affect Your Life)

As we march forward into a new financial year, many Australians are beginning to wonder what their credit reputation is like — something that isn’t always 100% clear. This infographic from Credit Savvy breaks down the dos and don’ts that can affect your credit rating over the course of a year. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Mute My Facebook Video Uploads?

Dear Lifehacker, I made a peaceful video of clouds on my phone and put it on Facebook. However, when I viewed it there was a bunch of talking and car noises in the background. I want it to play in serene silence. Is there any way I can delete the sounds so I can put it back on Facebook? More »      

Five Megatrends Keeping IT Business Leaders On Their Toes

In a recent study by Tech Research Asia for NetApp, 468 business and IT leaders across Australia and New Zealand were asked what megatrends they thought would be the most disruptive to their organisations in the long run. While these...Show More Summary

The Simple Back to School Bag

It’s back to school time, and as most students know, that means it’s time to get your bag as light as possible. Pharmacy student and Everyday Carry reader Eric Shen shares his bag. Read more...

The Best Indoor Plants For Australian Offices

Adding a few plants to an office has been shown to make employees more productive. Despite this, many Australian offices remain flora-free. To kick off your own workplace greenery efforts, here are 10 plants recommended for Australia (with pictures). More »      

Patch a Torn or Damaged Underwire Bra with Moleskin

When the fabric gives and an underwire pokes out from your bra, it can be painfully distracting, to say the least. For a quick fix, apply moleskin (available in first aid kits or a pharmacy) to put the wire back in place, stop the stabbing, and save your bra. Read more...

No one likes getting turned down.

No one likes getting turned down. Today at Lifehacker: After Hours, it’s time to stop sabotaging yourself and make your partner feel special. Read more...

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