Form Burger Patties As Gently As Possible For A More Satisfying Crust

By “as gently as possible”, America’s Test Kitchen means packing the ground meat as if you’re “cradling a newborn baby”. Here’s what that means.


The Essential Tools You'll Need For DIY Plumbing

It never hurts to be prepared by having the tools on hand to deal with any basic updates or repairs around the house. Here are the tools you should consider owning for basic plumbing work.


Ten Simple Tips To Make Food Taste Better

Sometimes it’s the small touches that make the biggest difference when you’re in the kitchen. Here are some simple tips from America’s Test Kitchen for prepping, cooking and seasoning designed to boost flavour in everyday cooking.


10 More Ways To Infuriate People On Social Media

Earlier in the week, we looked at ten social media faux pas that were guaranteed to annoy your followers — from “sexy” selfies to endless fitness updates. Sadly, we barely scraped the bottom of the barrel. Against our better judgement, here are ten more ways to be a horrible person on Facebook, Instsgram and Twitter. If you indulge in any of these practices, you’ve clearly taken “Evil Week” too far.


Learn To Clean And Distill Dirty Water

Survival skills can save your life in an emergency. Prepare yourself for not having access to clean water by learning to distill dirty water.


Be The Hit Of Halloween With This Glue Gun Cobweb Shooter

No full-scale Halloween celebration is complete without cobwebs. Spread them into every nook and cranny of your haunted house with this glue gun cobweb shooter.


Keep Your Drill Bit From Slipping On Tile With Painter's Tape

You only get one shot when drilling into tile, so you’ve got to make it count. Mark your spot with painters tape applied in an “X” pattern to keep your drill from slipping and scratching your tile.


Ask LH: Why Is My Organised-At-Work Partner So Hopeless At Home?

Dear Lifehacker, My husband is fantastic at taking up work and IT hacks but is lacking in the “life” department. How can someone so good at career stuff be so bad when it comes to household chores?


Taste Test: We Feed McDonald's Steak McWrap To A Professional Food Critic

The Steak and BBQ McWrap is the latest addition to McDonald’s premium “Real Choices” menu. It’s main claim to fame is the use of real rump steak which is supposed to transform Aussie lunches from “ordinary to extraordinary”. To put these lofty claims to the test, we enlisted the taste buds of Simon Thomsen, a professional food critic who has sworn off McDonald’s for decades. Things get a little messy.


The CIA Escape And Evasion Survival Bag

CIA agents need to be prepared for everything, and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but it includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.