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Five Things I Learned From Being A Pickpocket Victim

Yesterday afternoon, while boarding a train at Circular Quay station, a stranger plucked my wallet straight out of my back pocket. I never felt a thing. Within ten minutes, they had already used my credit card to make a fraudulent transaction. Here are five hard lessons that the experience taught me.


Why Do Oil Prices Keep Going Down?

Global stock markets have been in a tailspin this week. And the sinking price of oil received at least some of the blame. Producers keep pumping more oil, even as prices are falling to fresh 12-year lows every day. What’s driving this?


Test Drive Taste Test: KFC Go Buckets (In A Car)

The Go Bucket is the latest potted poultry creation from KFC’s food innovation labs. As its name implies, it is a single-serve takeaway bucket designed for snacking on the go. KFC is marketing this product directly at motorists — which sounds both dangerous and potentially illegal. Nevertheless, we decided to taste test the entire range as the Colonel intended: behind the wheel of a moving car.


Aukey Magnetic Car Mount Review: A Dead Simple Mount For Any Car

You wouldn’t think a smartphone car dock would elicit strong opinions, but I am here to tell you that you are incorrect. I have been searching for a car dock that would hold my ever-bigger phones without being more annoying than it’s worth. The Aukey magnetic car mount handles the task flawlessly.


The Best Cheap/Free Museums To Visit In America

If you’re planning a trip to the US, museums are a great, relaxing way to learn about the country’s history. They can also be a frugal way to spend an afternoon — many American museum admission prices are cheap or better yet, free. Cheapism offers a list of highly affordable museums in every US state.


How To Assemble The Perfect Backpack [Infographic]

If you’re planning a backpacking adventure, luggage is one of the most important things to get right. With a good bag in tow, you can save yourself a great deal of unnecessary hassle and stress further down the line. This infographic covers everything from internal and external frames to sizing, weight and carry-on restrictions.


How To Score A Flight Upgrade: 12 Proven Tactics

What’s better than a fabulous holiday overseas? A fabulous holiday that kicks off with a complimentary upgrade so you don’t have to endure the journey in cattle class. Here are 10 tried and tested ways to make that more likely.


The Babaali ASP-008 Is A 'Smart Helmet' With Rear-View Assist

There is no shortage of bicycle helmets with smart-branded extras. Usually it’s a music speaker or “gamifiaction” app that actually makes riding less smart and more dangerous. But helmet manufacturer Babaali is offering something that could actually prove useful: a Google Glass-style eyepiece that gives you a live video stream of everything behind you.


Should You Buy A Dash Cam?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, video of the unbelievably stupid things you see on the road is priceless. But can dash cams actually help you out in a sticky situation? Here’s how to decide whether you should get one, along with the laws and insurance factors you need to be aware of.


How To Pack For A Weekend Trip

Last weekend I went to Hudson, NY, to enjoy some really good food. I took my good old


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