Briefly: Calvin And Hobbes' Life-Hacks, Allergy Trigger Guide, 2DS Gets Roasted

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Bill Watterson shares his life lessons in comic book form, five unlikey allergy triggers to look out for this spring, the internet reacts to Nintendo's 2DS announcement in typical biting style.

  • Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes is one of the world's most beloved comic series — it follows the heart-warming adventures of a boy and his stuffed tiger/imaginary best friend. If you're a fan, you need to check out this brilliant Zen Pencils strip which is based on a speech Watterson gave at Kenyon College about how to live a fulfilling life. The illustrations look exactly like Calvin & Hobbes comic. Bless.
  • Qantas is once again giving away complimentary frequent flyer memberships on its website. "If you're Australian resident 16 years of age or older you can receive complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, saving you $82.50. Simply complete the following online application form and you will receive your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number instantly, so you can start earning Qantas Points straight away." [Via OzBargain]
  • The HTC One Mini smartphone is coming to Telstra and Vodafone from 17th September and early October, respectively. Telstra will offer the phone on its $60 24 month plan for a total contract minimum of $1,488. The phone can also be bought outright for $480. Vodafone has yet to reveal precise pricing or availability details. You can find out more about the One Mini at HTC's website.
  • PopSugar Health & Fitness has published a guide to the allergy triggers to watch out for this spring. From bathroom mould to oil burners, some of the culprits may surprise you.
  • Earlier today, Nintendo announced a brand new version of its popular DS console; the Nintendo 2DS (you can read up on the new version here). The reaction on social media to the chunky, unfolding device has been mostly negative; head over to Kotaku to see some of the funnier GIFs and tweets.


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