10 More Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas (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 10 non-sucky ideas that can be whipped together in under an hour.


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.


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.


Wait For Butter To Stop Foaming Before Sauteing

Here’s a quick tip for knowing when butter is hot enough to saute in: wait until it stops foaming.


Tackle Dirty Dishes In Small Sessions With The 'One Soapy Sponge' Rule

Your dishes are starting to pile up in your sink. Instead of putting off washing them because it seems like too much work, just clean as many as you can with one soapy sponge.


Ask LH: How Can I Deal With Flies, Moths And Other Bugs?

Hi Lifehacker, Bug season is coming again — yesterday I was invaded by two friendly massive flies. I’m living in a share house so my time out of the room is limited. How can I avoid/limit bugs coming into my room? It would be nice to be able to work without the bugs saying hi every four seconds in front of my face.


This Diagram Shows How Restaurant Menus Play Tricks On Your Mind

You may be pledging to eat healthier, but chances are that restaurant down the street has different plans. Restaurants know exactly how to trick your mind into eating the items that make them the most money, rather than the item you may actually want.