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Ask LH: What's A Good University Laptop?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m just starting my second year of university and my home laptop is too bulky to take with me. I’m on the hunt for a secondary laptop but since I’m a full-time student, I’m on a bit of a budget. I don’t have too many...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Should I Contest This Traffic Fine?

Dear Lifehacker, I received an infringement from the police for not stopping at a Give Way sign which I didn’t notice was there. However, I believe another involved driver was at fault. When I attempted to turn right, the other car wasn’t there. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Should I Simultaneously Apply For Multiple Jobs At The Same Company?

Dear Lifehacker, A company that I’d love to work for has two positions open — one I’m underqualified for and the other I’m overqualified for. I’d obviously prefer the higher paying position but am keen to join the company in any role. What’s the best way to apply for both positions without damaging my chances at either? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Train Myself To Obey My Alarm?

Dear Lifehacker, I find it difficult to wake up in the morning and rely heavily on phone alarms. However, I find myself semi-consciously turning them off. I’ve been known to hit the snooze button without even realising it. Is there something...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Are Livescribe Recordings Ever Illegal?

Dear Lifehacker, Can you tell me what is the legal status for using a Livescribe smartpen in meetings, etc? The pen uses a specific note pad to take handwritten notes and it can also record what is said for later reference. I read somewhere that it’s against the law to record conversations without permission. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Stop My Fitness Tracker From Waking My Partner?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve recently started using a fitness tracker which comes with an inbuilt vibration alarm. This is great, as it means my girlfriend doesn’t get woken up by the noise of my alarm. (I work morning shifts.) However, we like to snuggle while sleeping, which means my wrist is usually buzzing against her ribs or in her ear. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Are Vietnamese Pork Rolls Unsafe To Eat?

Dear Lifehacker, On the weekend it was reported that scores of people contracted food poisoning from a South Sydney bakery. (Story here.) The culprit is believed to have been a Vietnamese-style pork and chicken roll. This isn’t the first time these products have caused a health scare: something similar happened in my home town last year. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Should The Australian Flag Be Banned As A Fashion Item?

Dear Lifehacker, with Australia Day around the corner, lot of people I know will be showing off their Aussie pride by draping the flag over their shoulders, homes and vehicles. However, I read somewhere that this was getting banned, which sounds very un-Australian. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Remove Mould From A Picture Frame?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a picture printed onto canvas and behind a glass frame on the wall of our outdoor area. The problem is that the glass gets condensation which has caused the picture to become slightly mouldy. How do I get rid of this mould without damaging my canvas print? And how do I stop it from happening again? More »      

Ask LH: Is It Possible To Remove Mould From Painted Canvas?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a picture printed onto canvas behind a glass frame on the wall of our outdoor area. The problem is that the glass gets condensation which has caused the picture to become slightly mouldy. How do I get rid of this mould without damaging my canvas print? And how do I stop it from happening again? More »      

Ask LH: Should I Be Drinking Coke Zero Or Coffee?

Dear Lifehacker, I drink one can of Coke Zero each day and close to two litres of water. I drink the Coke for the caffeine as I do not like coffee. Could you supply some nutritional info on the differences between coffee and Coke Zero? The benefit for me is the caffeine. More »      

Ask LH: Should I Lie About My Employment Status To Land A Job?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently looking for work after a stint of unemployment. Is it better to lie and say that I am currently employed, or should I fess up and say that I’m not? I wonder whether it looks better to a prospective employer to say that I am already employed. More »      

A Letter To My Baby Boy: What It’s Like To Be Human

Dear Baby Boy, You’re in for a wild ride in this life that you’ve only barely embarked on. I know... The post A Letter To My Baby Boy: What It’s Like To Be Human appeared first on Lifehack.

Ask LH: Can I Access My Stan Account From Overseas?

Dear Lifehacker, I just joined up to Stan and intend to watch it on my iPad. I’m going overseas for three weeks to the USA at the end of next month. Can I watch Stan on my iPad while I’m overseas? More »      

To My Single Mom, Here’s What I Want To Tell You For So Long

Dear Mom, This is my last winter break at home before I go back to school for my final semester.... The post To My Single Mom, Here’s What I Want To Tell You For So Long appeared first on Lifehack.

A Letter To My Toxic Parent

Dear Mother, I’ve written, edited, deleted, and rewritten this about four times now, struggling to find the words I want... The post A Letter To My Toxic Parent appeared first on Lifehack.

Ask LH: Where Are The Advanced File-Sorting Options In Windows 10?

Dear Lifehacker, Is there any way of advanced sorting files in Windows 10? For example, I want to sort by file type first, then by Name then by Date. Using the shift click function doesn’t seem to work for me. Please help! More »   ...

Ask LH: Am I Allowed To Secretly Film Roommates Suspected Of Stealing?

Dear Lifehacker, I live in an apartment with three flatmates and I suspect one of them may be stealing from me. The problem is, I don’t know which one! Am I allowed to set up a surveillance camera without telling them? What are the laws around this? More »      

Ask LH: Is My Office's Unfiltered Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Dear Lifehacker, When refilling my water bottle in the office, does it really matter if I use the normal tap or the filtered water tap? I’m assuming the origin of the water is the same. More »      

Ask LH: What Online Dating App Is Best For Me?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been looking at getting back into the dating game, but trying to figure out what service is going to be best for me is proving to be really difficult. Which dating app should I use? 31, single with married friends. Dating is hard these days! More »      

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