Use Your Chair for a Home Workout

Use Your Chair for a Home Workout

Welcome to the last of our fitness challenge posts for the month. I hope you’ve enjoyed these mini breaks from your day, even though they’re sometimes a little silly. Today, I have a challenge that’s even sillier: put something other than your butt on your chair.

Apply to Adopt a Mutt for National Mutt Day

Apply to Adopt a Mutt for National Mutt Day

Dog lovers rejoice — it’s National Mutt Day! Created in 2005 by animal rights advocate Colleen Paige, the twice-a-year holiday (celebrated July 31 and December 2) is meant to celebrate the mixed-breed dogs in our lives.

How to Secretly Open iMessages Without Triggering Read Receipts

How to Secretly Open iMessages Without Triggering Read Receipts

We’ll be the first to say that being worried about someone knowing if you’ve read their text message is a little ridiculous. Reading the message is the whole point of texting, and yet…we can also admit there are strategic reasons why you might want a message to appear unread.

This Free macOS 8 Emulator Lets You Play ‘Oregon Trail’

This Free macOS 8 Emulator Lets You Play ‘Oregon Trail’

macOS 8, not to be confused with OS X 10.8 — which you’re probably much more familiar with — is a 1990s-era operating system that found a home on ancient Apple systems with decidedly old-school names, such as “Power Macintosh” and “PowerBook.” But now, you can use it for free…

How to Host a Listening Party on Spotify

How to Host a Listening Party on Spotify

Sure, you and your friends might be spending your quarantine going through everyone’s queue on every streaming service that exists. And that’s all well and good, but what if you’re not in the mood for movie night? What if you just want to rock out with your buddies while remaining…

Why Young Australians Are Earning Less

Why Young Australians Are Earning Less

That COVID is hurting young workers more than older ones is widely recognised. What’s less well known is that even before COVID-19, in the decade leading up to it, incomes for young people (aged 15 to 34) were falling in real terms while incomes for others continued to climb. A…

Chill Your Cereal Bowl in the Fridge Overnight

Chill Your Cereal Bowl in the Fridge Overnight

I honestly have a hard time trusting people who claim to not like breakfast cereal. It’s one of those foods that has been engineered to get people to eat it — it’s basically kibble for people! — and those who insist they are unaffected by flavour science are very suspicious…

How to Watch Movies With Your Friends on ‘Movies Anywhere’

How to Watch Movies With Your Friends on ‘Movies Anywhere’

Movies Anywhere recently rolled out a new “Watch Together” feature that lets multiple people meet for a synchronised movie night over the internet. The new feature works on your desktop or via Movies Anywhere’s iOS, Android and smart TV apps, and all movies on the service are available for group…

Will This TikTok Cereal Box Hack Solve All Your Breakfast Problems?

Will This TikTok Cereal Box Hack Solve All Your Breakfast Problems?

A viral hack has been circulating on TikTok for a while now. In the countless videos of the #CerealBoxChallenge (does TikTok use hashtags? I am old…) people show how, instead of using the tabs built in to a cereal box, you can fold down the sides and top to make…

Are We Doomed If We Don’t Curb Emissions by 2030?

Are We Doomed If We Don’t Curb Emissions by 2030?

Humanity is not doomed, not now or even in a worst-case scenario in 2030. But avoiding doom — either the end or widespread collapse of civilisation — is setting a pretty low bar. We can aim much higher than that without shying away from reality. It’s right to focus on…

How to Tell When a Place is COVID Safe in NSW

How to Tell When a Place is COVID Safe in NSW

New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian has called for more businesses to register as COVID Safe, as the state recorded 19 new cases of coronavirus in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday night. Berejiklian said: If I walk into a venue and I’m not comfortable with how COVID safe that…

That Viral Video About a COVID-19 ‘Cure’ Is Wrong

That Viral Video About a COVID-19 ‘Cure’ Is Wrong

There’s a viral video out there — removed from many platforms, but there’s a good chance you’ll see it soon if you haven’t already — in which a doctor standing in front of the Supreme Court steps claims that “you don’t need masks” because “there is a cure” for the…

Only Pay for Amazon Prime When You Need It

Only Pay for Amazon Prime When You Need It

When you think of what it costs to get fast delivery through Amazon Prime, you probably think of the annual membership fee of $59 — and that might be just too high for you, especially if your renewal is coming up but you’ve recently experienced a pandemic-related layoff. On the…

Should You Sign Up for Chromebook’s 100GBs of Free Dropbox Storage?

Should You Sign Up for Chromebook’s 100GBs of Free Dropbox Storage?

One of the best parts of buying a Chromebook is perusing all the deals Google dumps on top of your purchase. (You do know about the deals, right?) Admittedly, a number of these “perks” are actually extended or souped-up trial offers aiming to get you hooked into a subscription you…

Send and Store Huge Files for Free With Telegram

Send and Store Huge Files for Free With Telegram

Yes, Telegram. You probably know it as a chat app some use in place of — or to supplement — standard iOS or Android messaging apps. I’m a geek, and I don’t really use anything but the typical ones, but there’s at least one other great reason to try Telegram…

Tame Your Anxiety With a Simple Breathing Exercise

Tame Your Anxiety With a Simple Breathing Exercise

Many of us — maybe especially lately — have experienced a heart-racing feeling of anxiety that causes us to sweat, tremble and perhaps even breathe harder. But it turns out our instinct to pant when we’re stressed has an adverse effect.

The 8 Best Apple Watch Alternatives of 2020

The 8 Best Apple Watch Alternatives of 2020

Apple has been dominating the smart watch game for some time now, but it’s not the best option for everyone. In fact, if you don’t own an iPhone then it’s of little to no use. Don’t fear, this doesn’t exclude you from the smart watch crew. There’s a whole world of watches to be discovered outside of Apple, and we’ve rounded up 8 of the best.

How to Watch the AFL 2020 Season, Online and Free

How to Watch the AFL 2020 Season, Online and Free

The AFL 2020 season has returned after a few months of coronavirus-related setbacks. The format may be different to previous seasons but it’s still easier than ever to watch. When did the AFL 2020 season return? The AFL 2020 season returned to screens on Thursday 11 June when bitter rivals…

How Are You Fighting Quarantine Cooking Fatigue?

How Are You Fighting Quarantine Cooking Fatigue?

When my city first started to close up back in March, I went to the restaurant supply store and loaded up on pasta, canned tomatoes, eggs, onions, several non-perishable staples and lots of hot sauce. I thought we were looking at a month or so of staying inside and I…

How to Create a Learning Space for Kids at Home

How to Create a Learning Space for Kids at Home

There is a very good chance our kids will spend at least part (or most, or all) of their week learning virtually from home after the school year starts back up this fall. And although we managed to make it through the spring with makeshift learning spaces where they completed…

Does Your DIY Face Mask Actually Work?

Does Your DIY Face Mask Actually Work?

If a surgeon arrived at the operating theatre wearing a DIY mask they had made that morning from a tea towel, they would probably be sacked. This is because the equipment used for important tasks, such as surgery, must be tested and certified to ensure compliance with specific standards. But…

Check on the Parking Situation for Group Holiday Rentals

Check on the Parking Situation for Group Holiday Rentals

It’s apparently the “winter of the road trip,” because that’s our only travel option. And for a lot of people, this means driving somewhere (likely remote) and renting a house or apartment from Airbnb or another home-share app. Ideally, you’d be travelling with the people in your “quarantine bubble,” but…

Start a ‘Friendly Fridge’ to Feed Your Neighbours

Start a ‘Friendly Fridge’ to Feed Your Neighbours

If you’re looking for a way to support your community in these pandemic times — or if you have the luxury of having extra grocery money or leftover fruits, veggies and other ingredients that you don’t want to go bad — put them to good use by starting a free-for-all…