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Ask LH: Do You Really Need To Safely Remove USB Thumb Drives?

Dear Lifehacker, I have never used the Safe Eject option when removing USB drives from my laptop. Instead, I just yank it out once the files have been transferred or saved. I'm pretty certain I'm not in the minority here. Is this bad? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Access Blocked Piracy Sites And US Netflix?

Dear Lifehacker, Is it possible to get around the government's blocking of illegal torrenting and streaming sites? Also, what about US Netflix? As far as I can tell, it should be legal to access this content if you pay for it. More »      

Ask LH: Is It Legal To Install A Camera In My Swimming Pool?

Dear Lifehacker, Is it okay to have cameras installed in home swimming pools? I want to rig one up for a variety of purposes, but don't want to get fined for doing so! Any advice? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Hack Into My Cheating Husband's Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, How can I hack into my husband's phone? He keeps putting a pattern lock on it. I think he's messing around! Please help! More »      

Ask LH: Are Vietnamese Pork Rolls Healthy?

Hey Lifehacker, how healthy do you think those $4-5 Vietnamese pork rolls are? They're so cheap and delicious, I wonder if the salads counteract the white bread and salty meat enough to justify having them several times per week. More »      

Ask LH: What Promotional Merchandise Should My Company Buy?

Dear Lifehacker, Would you be able to suggest some merchandise to put my small business logo on? (Aside from the obvious calendar and business card options.) I want something useful like a mug, but that's cool/quirky enough to stand out and be noticed. The aim is to get people talking about our brand without having to spend a fortune. Any ideas? More »      

Ask LH: Does Bad Broadband Make My Computer Run More Slowly?

Dear Lifehacker, To what extent does a "slow" internet connection affect operating system and application response times? My work connection is much faster than my home connection, and it often feels like the same machine is slower at home. More »      

Ask LH: IT Diploma Or Entry-Level Position?

Dear Lifehacker, I am looking for some career advice. I am currently studying a Certificate III in IT Networking and Digital Media. Without talking myself up too much I am doing well and really enjoying it. It is only a six-month course and is about to finish. I would like to do the diploma course which is a further 12 months. More »      

Ask LH: Can I Negotiate My Salary After A Job Offer Is Already Made?

Dear Lifehacker, I have applied for a position internally with the company I already work for. The application process requests you to supply an "asking salary". My application was successful after several rounds of interviews but I was not given any information around salary, so I assumed my asking salary had been accepted. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Do I Sell My Bitcoin In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I bought bitcoin through Coinbase, now I am told I can't yet sell digital currency in Australia. Is this so? If not, is there a way in which I can transfer my bitcoin to another exchange to be able to sell it? More »      

Ask LH: How Do I Prepare For A Bushfire?

Dear Lifehacker, I live in regional NSW in an area that’s prone to bushfires. I read that the dry winter that we’ve just had will leave the area I live in with an above average risk of bushfires this season. I’ve cleaned my gutters and cut back the trees but what else should I do? Is there any way I can stay in my house during a bushfire? More »      

Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Juggle Competing Job Offers?

Dear Lifehacker, I've recently relocated to London for a year or two and am looking to start work. Most of my applications have been via recruiters who have responded with a range of roles. I'm interviewing for a couple of jobs thisShow More Summary

Ask LH: What Are Some Good Coding Sites For Teenagers?

Dear Lifehacker, I'm a teenager in year 10 and I've started looking at things like programming and coding. I was wondering if you could tell me how to get started with programs like C and Python? I've struggled to find helpful tutorials online for teenagers. More »      

Ask LH: How Do I Get My Genome Sequenced?

Hello Lifehacker, my family has a history of health problems with liver disease being a real issue, so I was recently looking into getting my entire genome sequenced to see if I was prone to the same thing? I have heard that this will...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is My Web Browser Tracking Me?

Hi Lifehacker. When I was looking for browsers I discounted a lot because I didn't know who made them and what information they collected and how trustworthy they are. Could a dodgy company be selling information I entered into my browser, or my browsing history? Should I reconsider Opera? How do all these companies making browsers make money? More »      

Ask LH: Is Fruit Juice Good Or Bad For You?

Dear Lifehacker, My friend keeps telling me to stop drinking fruit juice because "it's basically just sugar". She also claims it's just as bad as Coca-Cola. I've done some online research but can't find a definitive answer on this. Surely juice is healthier than sugary colas? Or do I really need to quit? (I mainly drink bottled '100%' apple juice and OJ.) More »      

What You Eat Matters! Use Myfitnesspal to Keep Track Of Your Eating Habit

It’s easy to remember what you had for dinner yesterday, but what if I asked you what you ate last... The post What You Eat Matters! Use Myfitnesspal to Keep Track Of Your Eating Habit appeared first on Lifehack. Use MyFitnessPal to record your caloric intake, keep track of exercise, and notice habits that may be keeping you from being healthy.

Ask LH: What Tax Rules Do I Need To Know For A Second, Overseas Job?

Dear Lifehacker, I recently was lucky enough to land a contractor job as a remote QA tester for a company in Canada. My questions are to do with tax. I will be paid for the hours I put into this job on top of my normal income. What forms...Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Keep Spiders Away?

Dear Lifehacker, Recently I have been confronted with a staggering number of various spiders. I am not bothered by the majority of them, but red backs, funnel webs and other poisonous specimens are a little unnerving. What's the best thing to repel or kill them, other than straight poison from the hardware store or a large boot? More »      

Stop Waiting For Your Dream Job and Go Ask For It

If you were looking for a new job, how would you go about finding one? Instinctively you’d probably start off... The post Stop Waiting For Your Dream Job and Go Ask For It appeared first on Lifehack. Don't wait for your dream job to find you. Take initiative and make it happen!

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