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Make Creamier Ice Cream With Powdered Skim Milk

Making good homemade ice cream is about finding the perfect balance of ice crystals and creaminess. To give your frosty treat a creamy boost, add in a little powdered skim milk.


The Importance Of Hydration Explained [Infographic]

The Aussie summer might be over, but it’s still plenty hot with temperatures regularly hitting the high 30s from coast to coat. This infographic looks at the various ways dehydration affects your mind and body, along with some tips to up your water intake.


Briefly: HBO Vs. Netflix, Naughtiest Music Videos, Salt Hacker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: HBO takes on Netflix with international expansion plans, the unseen history of Portal’s development, the 63 naughtiest music videos of all time.


Briefly: Beautiful Earth, New Trailers, Tanning Hacker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: watch the latest trailers for upcoming movies (including Ghostbusters and Batman v Superman), the best images of Earth from astronaut Scott Kelly, 12 healthy ways to keep your summer tan.


Why Girls Need More Sunscreen Than Boys

The “slip-slop-slap” mantra is something all Australian parents need to instill in their children. However, depending on the gender of your child, it may be more important to “slop” than to “slip”. According to new research, the majority of girls’ clothes sold in Australia leave them dangerously exposed to the sun.


Stop Working So Much Over Summer Holidays

Summertime means warm weather, enjoying the outdoors and time with friends and family. It’s a chance to stop, slow down and hopefully explore our interests during those long, slow summer days. Still, too many of us are so hopped up on productivity juice that we’re off to summer school, taking extra jobs, or prepping for autumn. Stop that: It’s important to keep the “holiday” in “summer holiday”.


10 Tricks For A Perfect Summer Barbecue In Three Minutes

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to head outside for some fun in the sun. And you know what that means: hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, and more.


How To Pack Your Food For A Mess-Free Picnic

Summer is here, which means there’s a lot of pressure to get out of the house and really enjoy “all of this great weather” through beach days, barbecues, and picnics. However eating outside can be a bit of a hassle. Sandwiches can get soggy, plastic flatware is flimsy, and eating off a plate in your lap can be awkward. With the right recipes and a bit of prep-work, you can have the hassle-free picnic of your Instagram-fuelled dreams.


Top 9 Ways To Beat The Heat

The scorching summer heat is hard on our bodies, our moods, and our electric bills. Don’t let the temperature get you down, though. These ten tips will help you keep cool even if it feels like the sun is out to get you.


Bury Your Esky In The Sand To Keep Food And Drinks Cool At The Beach

Picnicking on the beach is always a fun idea, but an Esky full of snacks can get warm in the sun. Keep your food and drinks cold a little longer by burying your Esky in the sand.


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