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Ask LH: How Can I Get The Smell Of Smoke Out Of My Things?

Dear Lifehacker, We recently moved my father into a long-term care facility. There are a number of wonderful things he wanted my sister and I to have and to share with our children. The trouble is that he was a lifelong smoker and everything reeks from years of smoke. We want to keep these things, but the smell is just awful. What can we do? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Improve My Posture At Work?

Dear Lifehacker, I work in a typical 9-to-five office job. I can tell my posture isn't ideal and I catch myself slouching all the time. But when I try to consciously sit up straight, it quickly becomes uncomfortable and I slip right back to where I started within the hour. Do you have any beginner-friendly tips for easing myself into better posture habits? More »      

Ask LH: What Should I Do When An Online Buyer Claims I Sold A Defective Product?

Dear Lifehacker, Recently I sold a mobile phone that was is full working order to someone. I tested it prior and all was good. Within a few hours the buyer was claiming there were problems with the phone which I totally refute. First...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is Fruit Juice 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 lemonade or cola? Or do I really need to quit? (I mainly drink bottled '100%' apple juice and OJ.) More »      

Ask LH: Do I Need A Licence To Sell Homegrown Fruit And Vege?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been tossing up the idea of selling the homegrown vegetable and fruit produce from my garden. I was thinking about local farmers' markets and cafe's. I was wondering what regulations and permits I would need to be aware of. Could you help me? More »      

Ask LH: Are Drones Being Banned In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been hearing reports that the Australian government is all set to ban drones at the commercial/hobby level. Is any of this true? If they're banned, what happens to the drones I currently own? More »      

Ask LH: Can You Really Get Fined For 'Jaywalking' In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I was reading recently about a guy who crossed the road (not at an intersection) in front of a police car and they fined him for jaywalking. I was wondering what exactly constitutes jaywalking in each state? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Fix My Phone's Poor Battery Life?

Dear Lifehacker, The battery in my phone is dying. Should I buy a battery replacement, a phone case with an in-built battery or an external USB charger? More »      

Ask LH: Should I 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: Am I Allowed To Booby Trap My Thumb Drive?

Dear Lifehacker, I always take my thumb drive wherever I go. I'm also a bit absentminded. I want to guarantee my thumb drive gets returned to me if I ever lose it. My idea is to have malware hidden on the drive in a specific folder labelled 'porn101' or 'myprivatefiles'. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is It Possible To Score Cheap Disneyland Tickets Online?

Dear Lifehacker, I recently booked a family holiday to Tokyo and thought I'd play Super dad by showing my boy Disneyland for his birthday. My question is this. In this day of online discounts and virtual coupons, is there a cheap way to get in the park? We're there end of August. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Earn More Frequent Flyer Points?

Dear Lifehacker, I am starting to collect points from different airlines. I am starting to sign up to credit cards as a part of my effort to do so -- Amex has been rewarding because we can transfer the points to Singapore Airlines, Etihad, and so on. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Do You Remove Those Tiny Shell Fragments From Raw Egg?

Dear Lifehacker, What's the best way to get those little bits of egg shell out of a cracked egg? Sometimes I try to be cool by cracking eggs with one hand, but if my attention lapses for a second a bit of egg shell can escape into the bowl of shelled eggs. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is Netflix Increasing Its Prices In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I just read that Netflix is planning to increase its prices on weekends. How does this work and will Australian customers be affected? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Train Myself To Be More Punctual?

Dear Lifehacker, Lots of people are chronically late, and one big reason is the habit of always trying to do 'one more thing' before heading to an appointment. I suffer from this, and I've asked enough people to know that I'm not alone. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is Netflix Really Increasing Its Prices On Weekends?

Dear Lifehacker, I just read that Netflix is planning to increase its prices on weekends. How does this work and will Australian customers be affected? More »      

Ask LH: What Happens If A Buyer Claims I Sold A Defective Product?

Dear Lifehacker, Recently I sold a mobile phone that was is full working order to someone. I tested it prior and all was good. Within a few hours the buyer was claiming there were problems with the phone which I totally refute. First...Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Turn Down Free Food?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been employed as a fly in-fly out (FIFO) worker for a year. In that time I have gained over 10 kilograms and with little time to exercise due to the schedule, I'm worried for my future health. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Make My Workspace More Inspiring?

Dear Lifehacker, I read somewhere that a creative workspace can lead to higher productivity and wanted to know if it's true? I work in a boring office job (it pays the bills) but I'm a creative type at heart. My question is, how can I add creativity to my corner of a boring workplace to inspire myself (preferably without getting in trouble)? More »      

Ask LH: Can Australia Make Me Pay Traffic Fines If I Live Overseas?

Dear Lifehacker, I live in the USA. I was driving in Australia last Autumn and got four tickets in the course of one day from highway cameras equalling $1000 in fines. I can't afford to pay this, so I haven't. Is there any recourse that the AU government can take against me back in the USA? More »      

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