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Why Cocktails Are Served In Different Sizes And Shapes Of Glasses

There’s no reason for you to have a dozen different types of glasses on your home bar, so why do bartenders serve cocktails in so many different types of glasses? Well, this video from PBS’s IdeaChannel explains where all those glasses came from, and whether they matter.


Teach Your Kids To Stop Interrupting You With This Technique

Kids are impatient little buggers who don’t realise they’re being rude when they interrupt you while you’re having a conversation. Here’s an easy technique that will teach children a better way to get your attention.


10+ Dishes And Drinks Everyone Should Know How To Make At Home (Including You)

Whether you have trouble boiling water or you know your way around an immersion circulator, there are some foods that everyone should know how to make, either because they’re delicious, they’re easy, or they require skills that will benefit you as you learn your way around the kitchen. We asked some professional chefs (and the Lifehacker team) what you should be able to make, no matter who you are, and how.


Learn How To Weave Bacon With This Video

Weaving bacon strips together is the best way to get more bacon flavour out of every bite of your BLT or burger. If you’ve never woven bacon (or a basket) before, this video will show you how to do it.


Make Sturdier Wood Joints By Using Hot Glue As A Clamp For Wood Glue

Wood glue is designed to hold strong and create long-lasting wood joints, but it takes a while to dry. Hot glue, on the other hand, hardens almost instantly. The combination of the two makes for a perfect method of building sturdy wood joints.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

Remembering Prince in 11 songs you may not have known he actually wrote, all about galaxies that eat each other, Shakespearean vacation destinations, the science of boredom, and more in this week’s edition of Thinking Cap!


How To Be An Audiophile On The Cheap

You love music, but even if you consider yourself a true audiophile, the cost of high-end sound can be, frankly, a little absurd. We talked with a handful of audio experts to find out how to get audiophile-calibre sound without emptying your savings account. Here’s what they had to say.


Your Guide To The Strange World Of Alternative Flour

Flour isn’t just made from wheat. Not only are there “alternative” grain flours, some are made with nuts, legumes and even spuds. They may seem reserved for the gluten-free, health-conscious set, but when used well wheatless flours can be amazing. We’ve rounded up a few, and some delicious ways to use them.


The Best Low-Maintenance, Pet-Friendly Houseplants

As much as I love plants, I’ve never had many for two reasons: I’m terrible at keeping them alive and I have pets. A lot of plants are either toxic to my cats or they just require too much maintenance. Recently, though, I vowed to finally bring some greenery into my space without poisoning my pets. Here are some solid options I found.


Six Historical Aussie Recipes For Mother's Day [Infographic]

Most Aussie mums have a signature dish that their family just can’t get enough of. Depending on what decade you grew up in, this could be anything from a decedent bacon stir-fry to a humble nettle soup. This infographic from Over60 highlights six classic dishes that you might want to surprise your mum with this Mother’s Day.


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