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Ask LH: How Can I Use Short Work Breaks Effectively?

Dear Lifehacker, I work in a call centre and always have bits of spare time between my calls. It adds up to a lot of time wasted per day but the time between calls isn't huge. Are there any things I can be doing to further myself in this time? Maybe learning a language? I'd be interested in what ideas you guys might have! More »      

Ask LH: Why Isn't Channel Nine Working?

Dear Lifehacker, I keep getting signal drop outs several time a day on my TV. It only seems to affect Channel 9. This has been going on for months. The drop out is long enough that when it returns, the programme has already moved onShow More Summary

Ask LH: How Do I Report A Shop For Selling Off Food?

Dear Lifehacker, I bought some pork rolls and fried pork cakes from an Asian grocery shop in April. I did not check the expired date until my family finished the first fried pork cake. I then saw on the label "use by 24FEB2017". I called the shop today and the staff there did not say sorry to me but spoke to me as if that is not their responsibility. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Which Visa Does My UK Girlfriend Need To Work In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been in a long-term relationship with a UK national for two years. She wants to come to Australia on a one-year work visa so we can spend time together before I move to the UK. However, she gets a bit confused by our government sites. Show More Summary

Ask LH: What SIM Should I Buy For My iPad In Europe?

Dear Lifehacker, I will be in Spain, France and Italy for five weeks starting May 1 with my iPad Air (iOS 9.3 ). My iPad has no sim installed but can take one. What do you recommend as to a sim to buy? I need to access email, and suss out local info maps, timetables etc as we go around. NO Skype or movie music downloads. More »      

Ask LH: What Size Monitor Should I Buy?

Dear Lifehacker, I recently installed a new graphics card and realised that my monitor, which uses VGA and a DVI-I converter, won't plug into the graphics card's DVI-D port. Instead of buying a DVI-D converter, sounds to me like this is a good opportunity to invest in a new monitor with HDMI. Any recommendations around the $400 mark? More »      

Why You Need to Start Drinking in the Shower

Drinking in the shower is a pastime that much of the Lifehacker staff holds near and dear to their heart. The popular beverage of choice for such an activity? Beer. Also, coffee and maybe a fancy cocktail. Here’s how you, too, can enjoy one of the greatest and most simple pleasures of your adult life. Read more...

Ask LH: Is It Possible To Access A Blocked Torrent Site?

Dear Lifehacker, I work for myself but the landlord of my building provides my internet. Previously I have been able to download using torrents, but they have recently started blocking me. Is there a work around? More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Improve My Posture In The Workplace?

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: Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy S7 Or Galaxy S8?

Dear Lifehacker, My Samsung Galaxy S6 is getting a bit sad looking so it's time for an upgrade. I'm a huge fan of this phone series and want to get another flagship model. Do you think I should buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8? Also, are there any "must-have" features for the S8 that I need to know about? More »      

Ask LH: How Long Will I Be Suspended For Drug Driving?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been caught driving with an illicit substance in my system. it was a saliva test and it came back positive. This happened in NSW and I have now moved to Queensland. I have to go to court next week. If I'm disqualified for whatever period, what happens to my licence in QLD? More »      

Ask LH: What's The Minimum Employable Age In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I'm 13 and I want to start looking for a part time job. What is the legal age limit that I can start working? Where should I be looking when I don't have any experience? More »      

Ask LH: Will Setting Up A 'Dummy' Security Camera Void My Insurance?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up some security cameras to deter would be thieves but they cost an arm and a leg. I've checked out some dummy ones, and must say they look extremely convincing. My question is, if I install fake security cameras and get robbed, would it give my insurance company an excuse not to pay me? More »      

Ask LH: How Much Does The Average Wedding Cost?

Dear Lifehacker, My boyfriend just proposed to me and we're planning to get married in the Spring. However, neither of us have any idea how much weddings cost. While I would love a dream wedding with all the trimmings, the reality is we don't have heaps of money to burn. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Report Underpaid Work Anonymously?

Dear Lifehacker, I have recently taken on a new job and began frequenting a nearby cafe. The cafe employs a lot of people from overseas and after talking with a few of them, I discovered they are being grossly underpaid, and mostly paid cash in hand. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is Safe For Kids?

Dear Lifehacker, My daughter's primary school is in the midst of a craze. All her classmates use the app on their parents' phones to create musical duets and share videos. My daughter doesn't want to be left out, but I have read disturbing reports about the safety of the app, particularly when it comes to online predators. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Is The App Safe For Kids?

Dear Lifehacker, My daughter's primary school is in the midst of a craze. All her classmates use the app on their parents' phones to create duets and share music videos. My daughter doesn't want to be left out, but I have read disturbing reports about the safety of the app, particularly when it comes to online predators. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Will Smoking Ruin My Looks If I'm 'Hot'?

Dear Lifehacker, I've been a smoker since I was 14. I'm now 22 and I consider myself to be smoking hot (pun intended). I've heard that smoking cigarettes can age you prematurely. However, judging by the before-and-after photos I've seen,...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Do I Need To Reimburse My Tenant's Rent If They Move Out Early?

Dear Lifehacker, My tenant gave the required 28 days notice and paid the rent but moved out before the final date. I did the final inspection five days before that final date and since he had vacated, I moved back in. The tenant is now...Show More Summary

Ask LH: Should I Use A VPN Or DNS Proxy For Streaming?

Dear Lifehacker, Everyone in my house loves to stream movies however I want to ensure they're doing it safely. Should they be using a VPN or a DNS when streaming? If so, any that you can recommend? More »      

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