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When It Comes To Wedding Gifts, Stick To The Registry

You may be incredibly close with the bride and groom, but that doesn’t mean you should stray from the registry in an attempt to give something more personal. Recent research suggests doing so sends the wrong signals.


Find The Perfect Beer Pairing For Your Pizza With This Visual Guide [Infographic]

Beer is great and pizza is amazing. When you have both at the same time it’s one of the best meals known to man. Still, the subtle, nuanced flavours of different beers can be even better with the right pizza pairing. This infographic from Chicago’s Home Run Inn Premium Pizzeria compares 30 different types of pizza and tells you what beers go best with each.



The Secret To Making Deliciously Crisp Homemade Pickles

There’s nothing like a crisp, delicious, fresh pickle, whether you prefer yours kosher, half-sour, or sweet. But making sure yours are crisp and crunchy starts with the cucumber — a crisp pickle demands a crisp cucumber, and nothing less will do. Here’s how to make sure you get the best ones.


Skip The "Separate Bowl" Step In Most Recipes To Save Some Dishes

When you find a recipe online, it’s not uncommon for it to include several “in a separate bowl” steps that use more dishes than you need to. In most cases, you can probably skip that and use the same bowl or pan you’re already cooking in.


Freeze Tofu For A Firmer, Chewier Texture

If you cook tofu regularly, you know that even buying the extra firm tofu at the store means it will still be a somewhat liquidy and soft — such is the nature of uncooked tofu. But if you want a tougher, less silky texture for cooking, try freezing it.


How Food Manufacturers Pick Expiration Dates And What They Really Mean

No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily — but we certainly do. Australians discard up to 20 per cent of the food they purchase, which equates to one out of every five bags of groceries they buy. Plenty of that food is discarded while still safe to eat.


Build Your Own Pro Photo Lighting Setup With LED Shop Lights

Video: Professional lighting for photo studios can cost a pretty penny, but if you’re just starting out, you don’t have to drop that much cash (if you even have it to start with). In this video, photographer Joe Edelman shows you how to build an all LED setup on a budget that performs as well as pricier gear.


Seven Foods You Can Eat To Neutralise Garlic Breath

A bad case of garlic breath can ruin a date, even if you both have it. These foods, if eaten after a garlic-y dish, might be able to save the day.


Pepsi Max Is Changing Its Name To 'Pepsi Zero Sugar'

Pepsi Max will soon be dead. In a bid to reverse tanking sales, PepsiCo has made the unusual decision to re-brand the diet soft drink as “Pepsi Zero Sugar”. Apparently, a significant segment of the population didn’t realise is was sugar-free so they’re spelling it out on the label. (With any luck, this will mean an end to those stupid “live life to the max” adverts. Hurrah!)


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