The Three Most Effective Interval Workouts

When it comes to cardio, high-intensity interval training gives you the biggest bang for your buck: a short sprint-based workout improves your health as much as a longer, low-intensity slog. But should you pick the workout with the 20-second bursts or the one that has you sprinting for three minutes? Here’s how to choose.


Skip The Alcohol Before Bed To Sleep Better

You probably feel groggy and grumpy on Monday mornings. Sure, that’s partly because Monday sucks, but if your idea of relaxing on the weekends include having a couple of beers before bed, that alcohol could be screwing up your sleep.


A Woman's Guide To Learning To Love Masturbation [NSFW]

So many of the women in my sex therapy practice complain that they don’t like masturbating. I’m a huge proponent of masturbation, and have seen the ways that it can transform women’s lives with more pleasure, more orgasms, better body confidence, and more fun! Nobody’s going to force you to put your hands down your pants, but let’s talk about how to enjoy masturbation if you never have before.


The Price Of Healthy Living: Is Allen's Killing Off Its Classic Lolly Range?

According to a report in the Herald Sun, some of Allen’s most beloved lollies are facing extinction as the company looks to “streamline its portfolio”. Confectionery on the chopping block includes Green Frogs, Marella Jubes, Spearmint Leaves and possibly even Sherbies (no!). The death of these iconic favourites is a stark reminder that the war on sugar is not without its causalities: namely, diehard lolly fans like me.


The Best Workout Program Is The One You Actually Enjoy

We’ve written about a lot of workout options here on Lifehacker: from quickie options to gamification theory. But the best workout of all, according to experts, is simply whichever one you enjoy — because that’s the one you’ll stick with.


Nekoze For Mac Uses An Adorable Cat To Improve Your Posture

OS X: Odds are you could probably improve your posture a bit while you work, and Nekoze is a fun little app that will help you do it. Nekoze takes the form of a cat that keeps an eye on your posture while you sit at your desk. If you slouch too much, the cat will flash a warning on screen, telling you to sit up straight.


The Only Time It's Safe To Refreeze Thawed Meat

Raise your hand if this has happened to you before: You took some meat out of the freezer to defrost, only to never get around to cooking it. You can still save the meat and refreeze it — but only on one condition.


Why Does Australia's Flu Season Always Seem To Be Getting Worse?

Although we know influenza viruses circulate in temperate, populated parts of Australia every winter, predicting the precise timing and relative intensity of flu seasons is a fraught undertaking. Still, this doesn’t deter people from making predictions. And when predictions mainly rely on data from notification of influenza cases to health authorities, each year seems more dire than the last.


Reminder: You Have To Register Separately To Donate Your Organs (And You Probably Should)

A friend of mine reminded me recently that simply having a driver’s licence doesn’t mean that you’ve been properly entered for organ donation. It’s a step that so many Australians should — but don’t — make.


How To Hack Your Entire Life With Vegemite

You could spread Vegemite on toast. We’re just putting it out there as a wacky possibility. It turns out, though, that there’s all sorts of crazy ways to use the popular breakfast spread. Here are some non-food uses for Vegemite that the internet swears by — from a WD-40 substitute to a DIY hair conditioner.