How To Make An Easter Dinner With Just A Few Ingredients

How To Make An Easter Dinner With Just A Few Ingredients

Easter is this very Sunday and, like most days, you’ll probably want to eat that day. You might even want that meal to feel a little special, and that’s valid. In these chaotic yet surprisingly dull times, a little specialness is required, and that specialness might as well take the…

How To Politely Get Out Of Eating Food You Don’t Like

How To Politely Get Out Of Eating Food You Don’t Like

Being a gracious dinner guest means finding polite ways to navigate prickly parts of the event — whether that’s minimising awkward conversations or finding the right way to pass on a dish that makes your stomach churn. If you’re headed to someone else’s home for holiday feasts this year, here’s…

How To Wear A Face Mask Without Fogging Up Your Glasses

How To Wear A Face Mask Without Fogging Up Your Glasses

If you are new to wearing a face mask and wear glasses, you may have noticed a problem: foggy lenses. To help prevent the spread of coronavirus what was once an issue for those in certain professions is now affecting the rest of the world.

It’s OK To Drink Cold Coffee That Isn’t Cold Brew

It’s OK To Drink Cold Coffee That Isn’t Cold Brew

Cold brew coffee has been the frigid ice queen of the caffeinated world for some time now, but I think it’s finally safe to admit that it just isn’t for everyone. Not only does it usually have more caffeine than other coffee (which is bad for those of us with…

How To Make Pesto From Kitchen Scraps

How To Make Pesto From Kitchen Scraps

In terms of savoury no-cook sauces, it’s hard to beat pesto. You can spread it on bread, toss it with grilled vegetables, drizzle it on fish, or use it as a pasta sauce. Though it’s usually made with fresh basil, it can actually be made with almost any green thing,…

The Fastest NBN Plans, According To Netflix

The Fastest NBN Plans, According To Netflix

A Netflix binge is one of the more demanding ways you can use your internet connection, and it sure sounds like we’ll all about to be streaming a lot more in the near future. If you’re not confident in your connectivity, you may want a more robust plan to keep…

Clean Your Damn Condiments

Clean Your Damn Condiments

Not to get all “change your entire life with one weird trick,” but I really do think cleaning the gunky, crusty, drippy lids and sides of your various condiments is a tiny hack that can enhance your mood and improve your overall sense of wellbeing.

Find The Best Video Chat App With This Mega-Guide

Find The Best Video Chat App With This Mega-Guide

I’m tired of answering the question, “Which video chat service should I use?” I don’t know which is the best one, because I don’t know what your specific needs are or how much annoyance you’re willing to tolerate—here’s looking at you, Zoom’s 40-minute-cutoffs—to achieve picture-perfect videoconferencing for you and your…

Stop The Spread Of Bad Information By Adopting WhatsApp’s Policy

Stop The Spread Of Bad Information By Adopting WhatsApp’s Policy

Convincing your friends and loved ones to stop spreading bullshit online feels like a Sisyphean task—one you probably gave up on years ago, thanks to a particular charged political moment that set us all down the path to social Hell. In these times, I think it’s important to consider the…

How To Cope With Pets During Quarantine

How To Cope With Pets During Quarantine

We’ve made it through weeks of figuring out how to spend far too much time with the people we supposedly love, but what about the non-people we actually love?

Let Kids Practice ABCs With Magnets And A Cookie Sheet

Let Kids Practice ABCs With Magnets And A Cookie Sheet

There are two things that are universally loved by toddlers: Playing with stuff they’ve pulled from your kitchen cabinets, and magnets. Which is why, if you’ve got some letter magnets and a cookie sheet (plus a Sharpie marker), you’ve got a new activity to keep your little kid busy for…

Are Micro-Workouts Effective?

Are Micro-Workouts Effective?

We’re all operating in survival mode right now, and stopping your regular workout routine in the middle of a pandemic is certainly understandable. But regular exercise helps with anxiety, depression and sleep quality, and in the world we are living in, these benefits can make all the difference. If your…

Why Some USB Cables Refuse To Charge Your Phone

Why Some USB Cables Refuse To Charge Your Phone

A cable is a cable is a cable, right? Not quite. While there shouldn’t be any difference from one USB cable over another—it’s mostly the protective covering around the cable and a bunch of marketing—some have found that their Pixel 4 smartphones get fussy depending on which USB cable you’re…

Questions To Ask Yourself To Live A Better Financial Life

Questions To Ask Yourself To Live A Better Financial Life

While there are countless ways to get your finances in order, it all starts with learning what’s important to you and your family: What are your priorities, what are your values? Once you’ve established that, the steps you need to take should become more clear.

Now Is A Good Time To Make A Bunch Of Cocktail Syrups

Now Is A Good Time To Make A Bunch Of Cocktail Syrups

Cocktailing at home requires a few accessories. Beyond a shaker, a stirring glass, a spoon, etc., a home bar isn’t really complete without bitters, citrus, and syrups. The first two are fairly straightforward purchases, but syrups are extremely easy and cost-effective to make at home. They’re also almost infinitely riffable,…

Here’s How Renting Has Changed In Australia During Coronavirus

Here’s How Renting Has Changed In Australia During Coronavirus

With the coronavirus outbreak shutting down Australia for the foreseeable future, many of those already affected are wondering how they’ll continue to pay their rental bills. Federal and state governments have acknowledged this is going to be a problem and have announced some steps to help ease the pressure. Here’s…

Everything You Need To Know About Quibi

Everything You Need To Know About Quibi

Quibi, a new streaming service from Jeffery Katzenberg, founder and CEO of Dreamworks, officially launched today. Unlike most streaming services that are meant to be watched on your television, Quibi is designed to be watched primarily on your mobile phone.

How To Stop Touching Your Face, With ‘Atomic Habits” James Clear

How To Stop Touching Your Face, With ‘Atomic Habits” James Clear

New York Times bestselling author James Clear joins us on The Upgrade this week to help us form important new habits during this panic-stricken time—from grounding daily rituals to finally ditching the habits making us unsafe during the pandemic. James is the author of 2018’s Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven…

How To Homeschool Kids With Special Needs During The Pandemic

How To Homeschool Kids With Special Needs During The Pandemic

Teaching children at home is proving to be a struggle for nearly all involved during the coronavirus pandemic, but this new educational reality is extra tough on one particular population: students who require special education—and their parents.

38 ‘Piracy’ Subreddits You Definitely Shouldn’t Visit

38 ‘Piracy’ Subreddits You Definitely Shouldn’t Visit

You can find just about anything on Reddit, for better or worse. It’s one of the reasons why the site remains so universally popular, as it’s an easy way for newbies to have near-unlimited access to everything that used to be a little harder to find: day-of downloads for new…

A Full-Body Workout You Can Do In Your Office Chair

A Full-Body Workout You Can Do In Your Office Chair

Even if work piles up in the office, you don’t have to completely shove aside taking care of your fitness. This quick workout from DAREBEE can help keep your exercising momentum, or at the very least, offer a nice breather from a stressful day of work. All you need is…

Learn To Squat Better By Practising The Movement Backwards

Learn To Squat Better By Practising The Movement Backwards

Traditionally, you learn to squat from top to bottom, but many variables can limit your ability to squat well or to depth. For some, bad flexibility in the upper back, ankles, hips and calves are to blame, but it’s also insufficient practice. These drills help you work on both.

Make This Simple Lebanese Garlic Sauce And Eat It On Everything

Make This Simple Lebanese Garlic Sauce And Eat It On Everything

If you’ve ever eaten at a Lebanese restaurant, you’ve most likely enjoyed toum, a fluffy white garlic sauce that is usually served alongside delicious grilled meat. I assumed it was made of magic, but it turns out it’s just garlic and oil.