Consider Inflation if You're Still Scared Of Investing

Investing is an important part of building wealth, but it can be intimidating. There’s a lot to learn, there’s upfront work, and then you have to worry about the risk. If you’ve been putting it off for these reasons, consider what inflation is doing to your nest egg.


Shirt Happens: We Test Threadsmiths' Liquid-Proof Clothing Range

There are few things as mortifying as getting a big coffee stain on your shirtfront just before a big meeting. Aussie startup Threadsmiths believes it has come up with a solution in the form of the Cavalier T-shirt: a new type of clothing material that supposedly can never be stained. We thought we’d put Threadsmiths’ claims to the test via a variety of heavy-hitting liquids including wine, coffee and beetroot juice. Here is the video. (Safety goggles may be required.)


Turn Cheap Cupcakes Into 'Icing Burgers'

Cupcakes and hamburgers are two of the finest creations devised by humankind. So why not combine them into one mouth-watering delicacy? This clever food hack will turn your cupcakes into eye-catching hors d’oeuvres fit for sophisticated noshers. (And no, it doesn’t involve mixing confectionery with dead animals.)


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

Today’s best deals include Nexus Triangles for Android, Dodo Master for iPad and Translator for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Bop.fm Integrates YouTube, Spotify And Soundcloud Into One Player

iOS: Bop.fm is a great way to easily share music across services on the web. Its new iOS app makes listening on the go a heck of a lot easier too.


This Infographic Is A Cheat Sheet For Clever Microwave Uses

We might forget occasionally how powerful microwaves are. Not only can they heat food quickly, but they’re useful for a variety of other tasks. This graphic shows you several examples of both.


The Proper Way To Make Your Bed, The Navy SEAL Way

Crisp hospital corners and tightly pulled covers are the cornerstones of a well-made bed, as every military cadet soon learns. Make your bed well enough to bounce a quarter off of with this illustrated guide, care of Esquire and Admiral William McRaven.


Reduce Impulse Clothing Purchases With The 'Three Outfit' Rule

If you find a clothing item you like in a shop, but it it doesn’t go with anything you already own, you’re just digging yourself a hole. The “three outfit” rule keeps your clothing purchases in check.


When Someone Owes You Cash, Consider What Else They Can Offer

You have to be careful when lending money, even to close friends. If you’ve loaned money to someone in your life, and they’re struggling to pay you back, consider asking for a valuable favour instead.


Calculate How Much Of Your Savings A Big Purchase Is Before Buying

The first step to making a purchase is usually to ask whether you have enough money to cover it. However, a better and more financially conscious question might be how much of your life savings you’re giving away.