We Answered The Most Googled 'How To' Questions

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Google Trends just released its Year in Search 2017, including the top 10 "how to" searches. As it turns out, Lifehacker has answered eight out of 10. And those last two weren't really relevant to Australians.

Google Trends

  1. How to make slime: We have the Nickelodeon original recipe for you (vanilla pudding, applesauce, green food colouring and oatmeal).
  2. How to make solar eclipse glasses: You don't want to make your own glasses. (And for another few years, you don't need to.) But here's where to buy them, how to watch without them, how to recycle them, and how to avoid fakes.
  3. How to buy Bitcoin: We've explained how to buy it, how to buy a little each month, how to mine it (join a mining group), and how to lose it.
  4. How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor: This doesn't matter any more, but we covered how to watch the fight in Australia and the cheapest ways to watch.
  5. How to make a fidget spinner: We prefer fidget cubes, but here's how to make a giant fidget spinner.
  6. How to watch the solar eclipse: The 2017 eclipse wasn't visible in Australia, but here's where to find the next one.
  7. How to freeze your credit: Nailed it. And we told you how to unfreeze it.
  8. How to play Powerball: We didn't cover this, as the big Powerball frenzy that took place in the US this year wasn't a thing in Australia. But we have covered casino gambling and the psychology of casinos. Remember, gamble responsibly.
  9. How to screen record: iOS 11 does this natively, but Android users have A-Z Screen Recorder. Macs can use Quicktime or the free app Screeny. We collected five popular options for Windows and Mac, and showed how to record your screen with YouTube. You can also record or stream video games, or record a Chrome session.
  10. How to lose belly fat fast: Careful what you Google, because everybody is lying about how to flatten your belly. You can't target fat loss to a specific area; you can only lose weight overall, and tone your belly muscles. It won't happen fast. It might change your life, but only from the inside.

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