How to Stay Safe in Restaurants and Cafes

How to Stay Safe in Restaurants and Cafes

Now we have fewer cases of COVID-19, and restrictions are lifting, many of us are thinking of rejuvenating our social lives by heading to our local cafe or favourite restaurant. What can we do to reduce the risk of infection? And what should managers be doing to keep us safe?

15 Surprising Things You Can Make In A Rice Cooker

Despite its name, the rice cooker is not a single-minded kitchen unitasker. Sure, it’s the easiest way to make perfect rice, but that’s not all it can do. Here are some reasons to invest in one or use yours more often.

Soak And Freeze Bamboo Skewers For Grilling

Soak And Freeze Bamboo Skewers For Grilling

Eating food off of sticks is particularly fun and throwing a bunch of kebabs on the grill is an easy way to make that happen. But skewers made of bamboo can split or char, and burnt splinters are not appetising. A little soak can help, but one has to remember…

Use A Spoonful Of Shrimp Paste When You Can’t Find Anchovies

Use A Spoonful Of Shrimp Paste When You Can’t Find Anchovies

Yesterday I found myself in quite the umami conundrum. I’d set out to make homemade caesar dressing, and had all the ingredients—lemon juice, parmesan, egg yolk, garlic—but found that my pantry lacked canned anchovy fillets, the briny backbone of the dish.

Rent An Uber For $50 An Hour In Select U.S. Cities

Rent An Uber For $50 An Hour In Select U.S. Cities

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways, including how we get around. This is especially true for people who don’t have a car and rely on public transit. Four months ago, we may have taken the subway to run errands, or Amtrak for a quick trip,…

What We Know About Disney World’s Reopening In July

What We Know About Disney World’s Reopening In July

As of mid-March, all of the Disney theme parks and resorts around the world have been closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as some U.S. states begin the process of reopening, Walt Disney World in Florida has announced its plans to welcome people back to the Happiest Place on…

How To Schedule Tweets On Twitter’s Website

How To Schedule Tweets On Twitter’s Website

Twitter finally added the ability to schedule tweets from its website. People have requested this feature for the better part of a decade, and you can now schedule all of your brilliant thoughts and witticisms throughout the day instead of just posting them at weird hours of the night.

How To Know If You’re Relying Too Much On Sleep And Anxiety Medications

How To Know If You’re Relying Too Much On Sleep And Anxiety Medications

We are all dealing with enormous amounts of stress right now, which is resulting in a lot of anxious, sleepless nights. For many, this has meant turning to anti-anxiety medications or prescription sleep aids. In the past few months, prescriptions for anti-anxiety and sleep medications have increased, to a point…

Fix Your Crappy Phone Photos With This Powerful App

Fix Your Crappy Phone Photos With This Powerful App

Your phone’s camera is more powerful than ever, but they are far from foolproof. It’s always discouraging when you think you’ve lined up the perfect shot, only to discover that you messed up something—your composition, your white balance, or who knows what—and you have captured a less-than-perfect rendering of a…

How To Install The Windows 10 May 2020 Update If It’s Missing

How To Install The Windows 10 May 2020 Update If It’s Missing

The Windows 10 May 2020 update is here, but it might not be here for you. Yes, it’s another rollout. Yes, we typically recommend you hold off on installing major Windows 10 updates until plenty of other people have “tested” them to make sure you’re not about to get hit…

Try This Easy Mulled Wine Recipe For Cold Nights

Try This Easy Mulled Wine Recipe For Cold Nights

Winter’s about to hit and the last thing you want to do is drink a cold bottle of red. The problem is: you love red wine. As does any sensible person. Fortunately, there’s a way to enjoy a nice Merlot or Cabernet, while also warming one’s cockles: spicy, delicious mulled…

The Comprehensive Guide To Quitting Google

Despite all the convenience and quality of Google’s sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with its often fishy privacy policies and wary of its looming shadow over the internet at large. If you’re ready to ditch Google, or even just reduce its presence in your digital life, this guide…

How To Create A Simple Plant-Watering Schedule

How To Create A Simple Plant-Watering Schedule

As an elder millennial, it goes without saying that I’m into plants. I have five on my office desk (one is a small fishbowl with two Marimo moss balls). But I don’t just go on autopilot and water ‘em every Friday. Plants don’t like that, preferring a more personalised schedule….

Thaw Frozen Meat With A Little Vinegar

Thaw Frozen Meat With A Little Vinegar

My freezer is an inefficient piece of garbage, and any steak, chop, or chicken thigh I freeze ends up enrobed with a layer of frost. The meat is technically edible, but it does not taste that good. This is why I’ve had a single frosty pork chop hanging out next…

These Are The Cheapest iPhones You Can Buy Right Now

Buying a new iPhone doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, and I firmly believe that most people don’t need to spend $1,500 or more on the latest and greatest model. In the video above, I compare the three cheapest iPhones that Apple currently sells.

How To Set Benchmarks As A Beginning Runner

How To Set Benchmarks As A Beginning Runner

If you’ve taken up running recently, you probably find it exciting to learn what you’re capable of. But if the only goal you know is running continuously for three miles—the famous “couch to 5K”—you may find yourself wondering: Is that all there is?

You Don’t Always Know Who Is High Risk

You Don’t Always Know Who Is High Risk

States are racing toward reopening and more of us are planning to go back to work and resume some of our normal activities, but nothing about the coronavirus itself has actually changed. It’s as virulent and deadly as ever, and even if the risk that hospitals will be jammed with…

Make A Ramos Gin Fizz Without Exhausting Your Arm

Make A Ramos Gin Fizz Without Exhausting Your Arm

There seem to be two somewhat opposing quarantine states of being: extremely lazy and obnoxiously productive. For the most part, I fall into the first category; I favour buying bread instead of baking it and drinking wine instead of mixing martinis. But recently I decided I wanted a project, a…

What To Do If Your Old LiveJournal Password Was Leaked

What To Do If Your Old LiveJournal Password Was Leaked

I love getting emails from Firefox Monitor that tell me my email was found in a brand-new data breach. Adding insult to injury is when it’s an email for a service I haven’t used for a decade. And the Triple Crown of this scenario is when that service is Livejournal—you…

Today I Discovered The Horrors Of ‘Keto Crotch’

Today I Discovered The Horrors Of ‘Keto Crotch’

The ketogenic diet (or ‘keto’ for short) involves the eradication of most carbs from your diet in favour of proteins and fats. It has exploded in popularity among women in recent years, with multiple mummy blogs singing its virtues. However, there’s a slightly icky side-effect you may wish to ponder…

Thin Burgers Are Better Than Thick Ones

Burgers have gotten out of hand. Not only are bistro pubs and hip bars topping them with everything from avocado to pork belly (both of which detract and distract), but the patties themselves are just too darn thick. A burger is not a steak; a burger is a sandwich, and…

You Should Make Sausage Ball Waffles

You Should Make Sausage Ball Waffles

I have been doing two things during quarantine: making sausage and (less successfully) reorganising my kitchen. The former has become an obsession—I’ve nearly perfected my breakfast sausage—but the latter led me to a forgotten collection of bright blue Jiffy boxes, including but not limited to a biscuit mix. Obviously, everything…

Make Lazy Creamed Spinach With Processed Cheese

Make Lazy Creamed Spinach With Processed Cheese

Steakhouses, with their prime cuts and endless side dishes, have always felt special to me. Choosing your sides and salad dressing can feel just as important as choosing your steak, and cultivating a steakhouse moment at home requires similar decisions. A baked potato is a given, but throwing together this…

Instead Of Finding The Perfect Work Setup, Try Moving Around

Instead Of Finding The Perfect Work Setup, Try Moving Around

Are you having a hard time getting comfortable in your impromptu home office? We’ve absorbed this idea that there is an ideal “ergonomic” setup, and that if everything is properly supportive and set to the right height, we’ll never be uncomfortable again. But what if sitting in the One Correct…

How To Mentally Prepare For Re-opening

While many of us may have become comfortable with this “new normal” during the pandemic, it can seem overwhelming to head back outside with regions beginning to reopen.

How To Jailbreak Your iOS 13.5 Device

How To Jailbreak Your iOS 13.5 Device

Jailbreaking your iPhone was popular in the early days of iOS, but Apple got better at clamping down on the practice and the iOS jailbreaking scene went stagnant. Until now, that is. iOS 13.5 has been successfully jailbroken, meaning mods and customised themes can finally be installed on newer iPhones…

Activewear Under $100 to Keep You Warm This Winter

Activewear Under $100 to Keep You Warm This Winter

Nothing beats full-length leggings or joggers and cosy sweatshirts to stay warm when you’re going for an outdoor workout or just want something comfy to wear at home. With temperatures dropping and winter just around the corner, we’ve got a list of activewear for both men and women under $100…