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What Should I Do With My Old, Orphaned 401(k)s?

Dear Lifehacker, I've worked a few jobs, and all of them have offered 401(k) retirement plans. The trouble is, when I leave a company, that 401(k) is still there and I don't know what to do with it. Now I have three or four from former companies just sitting around. What should I do with them? Read more...

Ask LH: What's The Most Effective Place To Position Toilet Cleaners?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a strange but real question: What is the optimal location to position toilet cubes or other cleaners on the side of toilets? Do they do anything other than change the colour of the water blue? Are the ones you stick to the side of the bowl any better than the hanging caged ones? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Ensure I Get The NBN In My Apartment Building?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m about to go through the dreaded process of moving once again. As renters we’ve applied and been approved for a nice apartment which we’ll move into next week. When going through the process of moving the utilities, I noticed that the area is NBN-enabled according to the NBN Co website. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Get My Calendars To Sync Properly?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m generally pretty organised (full time work and study makes it a necessity) but this is being hampered by the fact that I can’t get my calendar(s) straight. I create an event on my phone that doesn’t come throughShow More Summary

Where Can I Buy Better Tea?

Dear Lifehacker, I know that tea has all kinds of health benefits, and I've always had a taste for it, but I've been drinking the bagged stuff I get in paper sleeves forever. Where do I go to buy better tea? Is it just finding better bags, or should I take the plunge and go loose leaf? Read more...

Ask LH: Why Do We Still Have SIM Cards?

Dear Lifehacker, A friend of mine recently acquired a new phone and had to get a new SIM in the right size. That made me wonder: why do we still use SIM cards? American CDMA phones are SIM-less, so are there any specific reasons why SIM cards are still needed here? More »      

Ask LH: What Happens If A Product Makes Fake Nutrition Claims?

Dear Lifehacker, I am on a calorie-controlled diet and was very excited to discover a delicious product which only contained 432 kilojoules per serve. I was quite sceptical how this product could be so low in KJ as I was still gaining weight on a limited number of calories. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Will Deleting Cookies Make Air Fares Cheaper?

Dear Lifehacker, Someone recently suggested to me that I should block or delete my cookies before I visit an airfares website, with the argument being that the price increases the more times that I visit the site. Is this true? More »      

Should I Let a Certification Expire If I Don't Work With It Anymore?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a few professional certifications that I worked hard to get, but I changed careers and don't use them anymore really. They're about to expire, and I'm wondering: Should I let them expire since I don't work in that field anymore, or should I spend the time and money re-upping them so I stay current? Is it worth it? Read more...

Ask LH: How Can I Keep My Older Car Running Smoothly?

Dear Lifehacker, I have recently purchased a car that is 10 years old and has less than 90,000km on the clock. It runs beautifully and I’d like to try and keep it that way. Besides getting it serviced at regular intervals and not driving...Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Stop Being So Messy?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m messy. There, I said it. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. I guess it’s never really bothered me until recently. Now I can’t stand the sight of my mess, but no matter what I try, I can’t seem to break the habit. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Will The PS4 Version Of Destiny Ruin My Eyesight?

Dear Lifehacker, I am primarily a PC gamer but recently the Destiny Beta came out and I spent a whole week playing my PlayStation 4 and barely touched my PC. During that week of playing the PS4 my eyes would strain and become really sore after long hours of gaming but I rarely got that over the years of PC gaming. Show More Summary

Are Glass Screen Protectors Better Than Plastic Ones?

Dear Lifehacker, I scratched the screen of my last phone and I want to avoid that on my new one. I'm not a fan of plastic screen guards, but I have been hearing a lot about glass screen protectors. Are they better than plastic? Read more...

Ask LH: Can I Take Decent Photos With An iPhone 5?

Dear Lifehacker, I am a keen photographer but have no actual training. All my photos are taken on my iPhone 5, and I’m generally happy with them, outside of extreme close-ups. I often see competitions which have quite strict criteria for the quality of images submitted. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Stop My Earphones From Breaking?

Dear Lifehacker, After going through my third pair of earphones for my mobile in recent times, I was wondering if there is a “preferred” way to keep the phone in your pocket? Do you have the lead facing upwards from the outside of the pocket, or down towards the groin? I’m sick of my earphones not lasting a year before the connection becomes sketchy. More »      

Ask LH: Are Scanned Receipts Valid When I Ask For A Refund?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve recently begun the endeavour to go paperless using a Doxie, Evernote and Google Drive. Loving it so far. My query is about the legality of scanned receipts. More »      

Ask LH: Are Vaya's Plans Worth It?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve seen a lot of advertising for Vaya recently. The plans seem good value, but from what I’ve read the company has rubbish customer service. Do you think they’re any good? More »      

How Can I Get My Boss to Let Me Wear Headphones at Work?

Dear Lifehacker, I work in an open office environment, and I'd really like to put on my headphones and focus to some music while I work. I'm worried my coworker or boss might think I'm isolating myself, or not being a "team player" though. How can I explain I'm trying to be productive without coming off like I'm being defensive? Read more...

Ask LH: When Should I Trust Online Reviews?

Dear Lifehacker, I know a lot of online reviews can be fake, and others are just written by angry people. How can I separate useful reviews from crappy ones? I don’t want to avoid something good because someone lied, but I don’t want to throw my money away either. More »      

Ask LH: Why Would I Need A Credit Card?

Dear Lifehacker, I am 18 and don’t have a credit card. I have no need for one, although my bank keeps suggesting I use one. Is there really any point with Visa debit cards and PayPal? I am scared of getting a credit card as I am currently not in a bad financial situation and don’t want that to change. And why do some people have several credit cards? More »      

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