The Difference Between Pandemic, Epidemic And Endemic

The Difference Between Pandemic, Epidemic And Endemic

A lot of words we’re not used to seeing have popped up in recent months as the coronavirus outbreak worsens globally. Three of those words include pandemic, epidemic and endemic and while some of us likely think they have similar meanings, the words in fact represent distinct stages of a…

Cherry Tomatoes Are The Perfect Tomato For Right Now

Cherry Tomatoes Are The Perfect Tomato For Right Now

Given that the goal right now is to stay inside, some people have developed a bunker-like mentality, spending most of their grocery budget on canned, frozen, or dried foods. Due to its limited shelf life, fresh produce isn’t getting a ton of love these days, but next time you make…

These Chrome Extensions Will Declutter Your Overflowing Gmail Inbox

These Chrome Extensions Will Declutter Your Overflowing Gmail Inbox

The deluge of emails never ends. Even with ample quarantine time, tidying up your Gmail account and reaching inbox zero feels like a far-fetched fantasy, but it doesn’t need to be one: There are a number of excellent (and mostly free!) third-party browser extensions that will help you sift through…

These Emergency Coffee Creamers Might Be Hiding In Your Pantry

These Emergency Coffee Creamers Might Be Hiding In Your Pantry

If you’re not a black coffee drinker, you might be struggling just a little right now, especially if you’re not a fan of non-dairy powdered creamer. After all, not only are you stuck at home, but you could be stuck at home with another person, and that person might be…

Don’t Host Happy Hour On Your Company Zoom Account

Don’t Host Happy Hour On Your Company Zoom Account

After a long day of awkward virtual meetings and scrolling through increasingly apocalyptic headlines, hanging out with friends on a Zoom call might be the closest thing to normalcy you’ll get all week. But using your company account to circumvent the 40-minute time limit on free calls is a pretty…

How To Quickly Make Animated GIFs From A Screen Recording

How To Quickly Make Animated GIFs From A Screen Recording

Sometimes, it’s a lot easier to record yourself doing something and send it to a person than attempt to describe it for them and watch them struggle to do it themselves. At least, that’s how I feel whenever I’m trying to explain a PC setting or otherwise troubleshoot a friend’s…

Take A Virtual Trip To Disney World

Take A Virtual Trip To Disney World

If, a few weeks ago, you’d told your kids that you were all going to TAKE A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD and then added the caveat, “from the comfort of our own home,” chances are there would have been a mutiny. But, as we all know, things have changed. Standards…

Do Homemade Face Masks Help Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus?

Do Homemade Face Masks Help Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus?

You’ve probably seen the calls for DIY fabric face masks for hospitals and care facilities in recent weeks, and if you have a sewing machine perhaps you’ve made some yourself. Now there are suggestions that maybe all of us should be wearing masks. If we do, homemade fabric masks could…

You Should Definitely Fry Any And All Leftover Chicken Skin

You Should Definitely Fry Any And All Leftover Chicken Skin

I have never anyone who doesn’t relish eating the skin off of a roasted chicken. (This includes my mother.) Crispy skin, whether fresh out of the oven or off the Costco rotisserie spit, is one of the highlights of poultry consumption. Those who leave it behind are fools.

Get Your Kid Into Poetry With These Books

Get Your Kid Into Poetry With These Books

The poems we read over and over again in our childhood can stay with us for the rest of our lives. April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., which makes it a good time to introduce your kids to the wonders of poetry. But the fact that so many…

After Dark Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today

After Dark Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today

With new rules stopping non-cohabitating partners from physically meeting and many of us home alone, it might be time to consider adding a toy or two to your ‘self care’ regimen. There are lots of options for everyone, including great toys for couples that can be remotely controlled. Here are…

Six Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today

Six Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today

Another day, another day of confinement and restrictions. If your home is like mine, you’ll be looking for ways to entertain the kids, stay productive and tinker around the house. Today’s deals will help you stay fit, entertain the kids and make your time at home just a little more…

Three Plants That Give You Better Indoor Air

Three Plants That Give You Better Indoor Air

Kamal Meattle used just three indoor plant species to increase oxygen, filter air, and boost general health at a a New Delhi business park. You can use them, too, in any indoor environment. Meattle’s presentation at a TED conference details a large-scale success, using thousands of plants for hundreds of…

This Isn’t Going To End Soon

This Isn’t Going To End Soon

I don’t want to be grimmer than necessary, but let’s get realistic about one thing. If a place said they’re closing for two weeks, or if an April event has been postponed to May, here’s my advice: Don’t count on it.

How To Try Out Edge Chromium’s Latest Features Months Before They Arrive

How To Try Out Edge Chromium’s Latest Features Months Before They Arrive

Microsoft announced a number of fun new features for its Edge Chromium browser today, and they’re mostly rolling out over the next few months. I’m impatient, so I took a look at what’s coming—vertical tabbed browsing, smart copying-and-pasting, password-checking, and organised “Collections”—and found all the extensions and workarounds you need…

Remix Your Board Games With This Free Kit

Remix Your Board Games With This Free Kit

If you’re getting a little bored with your board games (sorry, I had to), the team behind the Board Game Remix Kit—which, as the name implies, provides instructions for new games stitched together from the pieces of others you may already own—just made all of their remix resources free to…

Is Masturbation Good Or Bad For You?

Is Masturbation Good Or Bad For You?

Spanking the monkey. Adjusting the pink curtains. Jerkin’ the gherkin. Slapping the oyster. Beef strokenoff. While we all love a good euphemism for masturbation, it’s not something that most people talk about freely. This has given rise to a lot of misinformation, particularly when it comes to health. So is…

How To Make Canned Beans Taste Amazing

How To Make Canned Beans Taste Amazing

Eating cheaply isn’t as easy as “cooking it yourself”. Besides the cost of the groceries, cooking takes time, and — if you’re working multiple jobs or long hours to support yourself or your family — you might not have an excess of hours.

Six Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today

Six Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today

Whether you’re stuck in the house or have managed to find a secluded spot, away from the masses, there are still some items you’ll need. Whether its a new computer, better toothbrush or a replacement for your favourite barista, we’ve got you covered with today’s deals.

How To Cope With Isolation, According To An Astronaut

How To Cope With Isolation, According To An Astronaut

Feeling stressed and lonely? Of course you are. Now imagine living in a confined space, no bigger than your average apartment, four hundred kilometres above the Earth, for six months to a year.

How To Cope With A Mayo Shortage

How To Cope With A Mayo Shortage

This morning, I heard terrible news. Apparently there is something of a mayo shortage going on right now, with not a jar to be found on the shelves of many stores across the U.S. Luckily, there are many ways to make your own mayonnaise, and I have taken the liberty…

Share Your Desktop With Up To 10 People With This Free App

Share Your Desktop With Up To 10 People With This Free App

Working from home necessitates reliable communication tools, and while it’s likely many of us are participating in more Zoom calls lately, paying for a premium or enterprise-level video conferencing app can be difficult for smaller companies or freelancers. There are several decent video-chatting apps available, but many lack essential video…

Host A Virtual Lunch For Your Kids And Their Friends

Host A Virtual Lunch For Your Kids And Their Friends

If you ask a kid, any kid, what their favourite part of the school day is, you’re likely to get one of two answers: Recess or lunch. Which means, while many kids probably aren’t pining for a good old fashioned maths or social studies lesson right now, they do miss…

Coconut Water Is Not Actually Good For You

Coconut Water Is Not Actually Good For You

In recent years coconut water has left the palm-treed shores of tropical islands where tourists on lounge chairs stick straws straight into the fruit, and exploded onto supermarket shelves — helped along by beverage giants such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.