What If You Only Make the Parts of the Turkey You Like?

What If You Only Make the Parts of the Turkey You Like?

It’s accepted culinary wisdom that breaking down a turkey into its various parts and cooking them to their own, unique target temperatures is the best way to prepare the bird. But for a lot us, there’s no reason to buy a whole bird this year at all. If you happen…

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

Are you a coffee obsessive? Well, studies have indicated that the caffeinated drink may be linked to weight loss – we explore further.

You Can Play These Popular Board and Card Games Online With Friends

You Can Play These Popular Board and Card Games Online With Friends

This endless pandemic year has probably put a real damper on your weekly game nights. But now that we’re all facing down a socially distanced holiday season, it might be time to cast your eyes back to those heady early days of March and April, when we were all hosting…

The Fastest NBN 100 and 50 Plans on Offer

The Fastest NBN 100 and 50 Plans on Offer

The NBN is complicated. Buying a fast plan should be simple, but there are so many variables that can affect the speeds you get in practice. Every ISP is technically reselling access to the same network, but the way in which providers like Telstra, TPG, and Aussie Broadband buy capacity…

How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself on Social Media

How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself on Social Media

Though Catholic doctrine considers him the closest to the embodiment of Christ on Earth, the pope is no stranger to human folly. Earlier this week, Pope Francis fell victim to a classic thirst trap on Instagram, liking a racy post on Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto’s page. 

Keep Your Mask Out of Your Mouth With a Mask Bracket

Keep Your Mask Out of Your Mouth With a Mask Bracket

I never minded the feeling of a mask against my lips until I wore one to the gym. Gasping for breath between the clean and the jerk, as one does, I kept involuntarily sucking cotton fabric into my mouth. Not fun.

Help Name the Smithsonian National Zoo’s New Baby Panda

Help Name the Smithsonian National Zoo’s New Baby Panda

In August, the Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed a baby boy cub to the conservatory family. Panda parents Tian Tian and Mei Xiang have had four surviving cubs while at the Smithsonian, and you can watch their new baby on a live panda cam, as well as take part in naming…

How to Talk to a COVID Denier

How to Talk to a COVID Denier

Since March, people throughout the world have been living within at least two separate spheres of reality. One sphere is inhabited by those who have changed their daily habits in light of the global crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, their every action now dictated by a desire to keep themselves…

9 Tips for Perfect Mashed Potatoes

9 Tips for Perfect Mashed Potatoes

I take mashed potatoes very seriously, and I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without them. Over the years, I have developed several methods — “hacks,” if you will — for making the creamiest, dreamiest, most flavorful mashers around, and I’d like to share them with you, friend (because it’s my job).

How to Re-Twist Your Locs at Home

How to Re-Twist Your Locs at Home

Learning to do your own hair is a precious skill these days. Some hairdressers continue to remain closed around the country, and the hairdressers who are taking appointments could be booked for months to come. But twisting your own locs can be like trying to wax your own back: You…

Are You Getting Paid Enough?

Are You Getting Paid Enough?

A pre-pandemic survey revealed that nearly half of Americans thought they were underpaid, and that’s been made worse by COVID, as nearly a third of Americans have lost their job or had their wages cut, according to Redfin. Do you feel underpaid? Here’s some tips on how to make your…

How Do Presidential Transitions Normally Work?

How Do Presidential Transitions Normally Work?

The White House has seen a peaceful transitions of power between outgoing and incoming U.S. presidential administrations throughout history, regardless of any volatility gripping the nation throughout history. Passing the baton of executive power to a new presidential administration has been a hallmark of this country’s democracy; the White House…

Questions to Ask Your Realtor When Selling Your Home

Questions to Ask Your Realtor When Selling Your Home

With home prices up pretty much everywhere, you may have decided to sell your home. To get the most out of your property, you’ll need to hire a good real estate agent who knows how to price a property, market it, and negotiate effectively. To find the right agent, you’ll…

How to Keep Your Best Mate (Dog) From Overheating During Summer

How to Keep Your Best Mate (Dog) From Overheating During Summer

Summer is well and truly here, my Australian pals. Long days at brutal temperatures are set to leave us sweaty and lethargic for months to come. Are you ready? Is your air conditioner ready? As the 2020 State of the Climate report indicated, extreme weather and high temperatures are not…

You Should Add Bitter Bianco to Your Whiskey

You Should Add Bitter Bianco to Your Whiskey

I did not plan to make this drink today. I planned to make a drink that featured a lot of Campari, because I love Campari. But sadly, I am out of Campari. The liquor store is not far, but it is very cold out, and the ever-rising number of COVID…

How to Wash a Weighted Blanket

How to Wash a Weighted Blanket

If you’re someone who, like myself, enjoys the light, reassuring pressure of a weighted blanket, you may notice that yours is looking a little dingy right now. That’s completely understandable. This year — especially the past few months — has been unbelievably stressful.

The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kids Culture: Return of the Niche

The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kids Culture: Return of the Niche

Now that the U.S. presidential election is over, we can all stop pretending we have something in common with half the people in the world and retreat to our own tiny, personal subcultures. With this in mind, check out some interesting narrowcast kid niches from the internet and beyond.

How to Recycle Your Mattress and Other Awkward Items

How to Recycle Your Mattress and Other Awkward Items

Hello, hack fans! I’m not sure if you’re aware, but this week is National Recycling Week, so I thought I’d load you up with as much recycling info as humanly possible. A little earlier on we looked at how to dispose of batteries the correct way, and before that, we…

10 Reality Shows to Get You Through the Summer

10 Reality Shows to Get You Through the Summer

With coronavirus still a problem in many parts of the world, it’s time to hibernate with all of your favourite things. For me, that’s reality television, which has been my comfort blanket since March lasted seven months long. There’s so much to be learned from reality TV, like a ridiculous…

How to Effectively Summarise Important Information for Your Boss

How to Effectively Summarise Important Information for Your Boss

Whether you’re asked to brief your boss on important issues or data, or if you simply need to communicate a complex idea to them in a way that’s respectful of their (and your) time, it can feel as though you’re put on the spot. The concise bullet points you organised…

The Best Alternatives to Google Photos

The Best Alternatives to Google Photos

The day has finally arrived. Google has flipped the switch on Google Photos from “free” to “paid.” Soon, you’re going to have to subscribe to a Google storage plan to use the service if, or when, you fill it up your free storage space with too many photos and videos.