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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: 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 »      

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 »      

Ask LH: When Do We Get The Same-Sex Marriage Survey Results?

Dear Lifehacker, there's been a lot of coverage about the voting and enrolment deadlines for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. However, I'm finding it difficult to get a release date for the results. When do we get to find out which way Australians voted? Is there going to be a huge wait like with the Census? More »      

Ask LH: Can My Employer Force Me To Take Annual Leave During Shutdowns?

Dear Lifehacker, I work for a company that will be shutting down between December 20 and January 12. We have been instructed to take annual leave - 13 days total - during this break. That's more than the half of my allotted leave. Is it legal for a company to dictate when you can take the majority of your holidays? More »      

Ask LH: Do I Need To See A Doctor Before Changing My Diet?

Dear Lifehacker, In the past, I've assumed most doctors are charlatans, and only visited them in matter of dire emergency (needing a sick note for work, week-long flu, etc.). I am now reaching a point in my life where my body and mind are getting older and I am reconsidering past decisions. More »      

Ask LH: What Are My Chances Of Getting A Mini SNES On Launch Day?

Dear Lifehacker, I'm keen to get my mits on the Nintendo Mini SNES video game console, which comes out at the end of the month. I wasn't interested in the NES version, but heard people had a pretty rough time getting hold of one! So my question is. Show More Summary

Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Deal With A Cold?

Dear Lifehacker, what's the best way to deal with a cold? Some people tell me to use drugs, others tell me that stops my body fighting it naturally. Some people tell me to blow my nose, some say that's a waste of time. Should I rest? Should I exercise and sweat it out? What should I be eating? Should I avoid dairy or is that a bunch of bullshit. HELP ME PLEASE. More »      

Ask LH: Should I Replace My Samsung Galaxy S8 With The Note8?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been following the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note8 with keen interest. The Note 5 is the best smartphone I've used but after the Note7 recall, I was forced to upgrade to a Galaxy S8 instead. It's okay, but I really miss the extra screen space and stylus. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Can I Get My P-Plates Faster By Moving Interstate?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m a 25 year old P-plater from NSW who is planning to move to Victoria. If I transfer my license to Victoria, will this subtract a year from my provisional licence? Or do I still need to stay on them for the full 24 months? Which State's set of rules apply? More »      

Ask LH: When Do I Have To Switch To The NBN?

Dear Lifehacker, Optus says it will cut off my home phone and cable internet on September 9 2017. I have to take the NBN. I contacted NBN and they say I have until October 2018 to make a decision. Who is correct? More »      

Ask LH: What Happens To My Credit Card Debt When I Die?

Dear Lifehacker, I'm getting on in life and at this point it seems unlikely that my credit card debts will ever be paid off in full. (I can barely afford the monthly interest repayments.) I also don't own much in the way of assets. So my question is. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Do I Need Council Approval To Build My Kids A Cubby House?

Dear Lifehacker, I recently read about a guy who got a letter from the council saying that he needed to apply for planning approval of a cubby house that he had built in his backyard over 12 months prior. (Apparently it's the same deal...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Are Carport Entrances Classed As Public Driveways?

Dear Lifehacker, I live in the Ipswich area of Queensland and am wondering if a driveway for a multi block of units is classed as a public driveway? The units each have a carport but there is only one driveway which is obviously shared by all residents. Show More Summary

Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Store My D&D Miniatures?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been collecting D&D, Reaper and Pathfinder miniatures for a few years now and have a sizeable collection. But I don't have a good system for storing and/or displaying these miniatures and keeping them dust free. Got any ideas? More »      

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