More Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes (That Don't Suck)

So you’ve been invited to a mate’s Halloweeen party but haven’t worked out what to wear. Don’t panic! You still have time to create an inspired, no-frills costume from stuff lying around the house. Here are some ideas that you should be able to whip together in under an hour.


Use A 'Parallel Goal' To Reach Financial Milestones

Money goals are usually about changing your financial habits, and changing deeply ingrained behaviours can be difficult. To tackle your goal more effectively, consider using a “Parallel Goal” that works in tandem with your original one.


What To Do When You Have Nowhere To Sleep

Sometimes your travel plans just don’t work out and you’re stuck in a city with no place to stay. Maybe the hotel was overbooked or your friends are unexpectedly out of town, and you need to find a last-minute place to sleep. Here are a few options you can try when you need to take a rest.


Clean Your Hardwood Floors And Hide Scratches With Black Tea

Black tea is a tasty, uplifting drink, but it also has other uses around the house. If you have hardwood flooring, you can put together a large batch of black tea to use for cleaning and disguising scratches.


Turn A $30 IKEA Coffee Table Into A LEGO Play Centre

If you’re anything like us, you probably store your kids’ LEGO in a big tub that’s stashed clumsily in a corner of the room. Each play session results in frenzied chaos, with countless pieces strewn across the floor. If you’d like to introduce some order to their bricklaying, this affordable DIY play desk will help to stifle their creation; Lord Business style. It can seat up to four people and comes with inbuilt brick storage and integrated building mats.


How To Downgrade From iTunes 12 Back To iTunes 11

Mac: Not a fan of the new version of iTunes? MacWorld shows you how to downgrade back to iTunes 11 using free software.


Ask LH: How Can I Limit The Time My Kids Spend On Facebook?

Hey Lifehacker, How can I limit the time my teenagers spend on sites like Facebook? Most solutions I’ve found online require software to be installed on individual PCs (which is not ideal at all). The only router-based solution I can find requires me to buy a specific model. Is there any other way to do it?


Taste Test: How To Make A KFC Zinger Double Down King Burger

The KFC Zinger Double Down King is an “all meat” burger comprising cheese, bacon and a beef patty sandwiched between two KFC breast fillets. In other words, it takes the OTT concept of the KFC Double and elevates it to ludicrous proportions. Tragically, the Double Down King isn’t available in Australia, but don’t let that stop you from sampling its colon-clogging delights — as the following taste test demonstrates, it’s possible to build your own. The results are spectacular… and probably a bit lethal.


Coke Life Is Coming To Australia: Everything You Need To Know

Coca-Cola Australia has confirmed that its green-labelled, stevia-sweetened alternative to Diet Coke will be entering the local market — but not until April next year. We spoke to Coca-Cola Australia’s group marketing manager Dianne Everett about what Coke fans can expect from this new soft drink and how it will distinguish itself from the company’s other diet options.


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Today’s best deals include SmartKid Maths on Windows Phone, In Fear I Trust on iOS and My Backup Pro on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!