'Hypoallergenic' Products Can Still Trigger Allergies

If you have sensitive skin, it’s tempting to put your trust in hypoallergenic jewellery or lotions. But the term may not mean what you think: there’s no legal definition of “hypoallergenic”, so it’s entirely possible those products contain something you’re allergic to.


Why Contentment Is More Important Than Happiness

I want to share a personal view of what it is to be happy and how it differs from feeling content. Let me begin with a clinical story.


Make A Quick-Fix Camera Dolly With A Towel And A Book

If you need to shoot a tracking video, you don’t need a fancy camera slider or dolly. You can do a makeshift version in 30 seconds with things in your home: a thick book and a towel.


Ask A Novel, Interesting Question To Remember Names And Introductions

Behaviour expert Jon Levy has a neat trick to remember people’s names and how they first met. Upon being introduced, he seeks to create a memorable moment, usually by asking a question that will have a unique response.


Avast Tops List Of Antivirus Suites That Won't Bog Down Your System

Microsoft Security Essentials long held the title as the most lightweight antivirus option, but with its plummeting ability to protect your system from threats, plenty of challengers have returned to the fore. So which one offers the best balance of safety and speed? The scores are in.


Browsy Is A Fullscreen, Distraction-Free Browser For iOS

iOS: Alternative browsers for iOS aren’t particularly popular, but if you’re looking for something outside the world of Safari and Chrome, Browsy is worth a look.


What You Can Do If You're Having Trouble Meditating

Opinions differ on what constitutes meditation — for some, simply taking five minutes of their day for solitude is enough — but if you’re having difficult getting started, there are a few tips you can try.


Create A Perfect Cheese Plate With This Mnemonic Device 

A cheese plate is a beautiful thing. But if you’re unskilled in the kitchen, you may not know what goes into creating one. To make it easier, remember this mnemonic device: “Something old, something new, something goat, and something blue.”


Remove Leaves Below The Water Line To Keep Cut Flowers Happy

A simple thing like fresh-cut flowers can brighten your mood when at home or work. Prolong their cheery effect by removing any leaves that fall below the water line in your planter or vase.


Get Perfectly Toasted Buns On The Grill With A Wet Rag

Toasted bread elevate your hamburgers to the next level, but when you’re cooking on a grill, you can end up with dry, crumbly buns. This trick with a simple wet rag will make sure they get crispy on the outside and stay succulent on the inside.