How To Organise Your Own Pokémon Hunt

How To Organise Your Own Pokémon Hunt

You won’t be surprised to learn that, during this time of pandemic crisis, my son has disappeared into the Pokémon Sword game on the Nintendo Switch. But as we talked again and again about the creatures and battles, inspiration struck for a way to take his on-screen adventures offline—and the…

Ask A Mental Health Expert About Navigating Life In A Pandemic

Ask A Mental Health Expert About Navigating Life In A Pandemic

As we all navigate life in a pandemic, one of the pressing questions is how to prioritise our mental health in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Given the rapid changes to our lives, the worries about a crashing economy, as well as the nonstop worries about keeping our loved…

How To Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps

Between long grocery lines, heated competition for delivery slots and the blessed arrival of springtime weather, you may be tempted to try your hand at growing your own vegetables. You and everyone else: There’s also been a run on seeds. Luckily, many vegetables you take home from the produce section…

The Best Workout Videos To Do Alone

The Best Workout Videos To Do Alone

There’s nothing like a YouTube video when you want to do a workout but just want everybody to leave you the heck alone. No passers-by on the footpath, and you can even ignore the people you live with if you find a room to yourself and close the door. Ahh,…

How Are You Improvising A Home Gym?

How Are You Improvising A Home Gym?

Life’s tough right now if you’re missing the gym, and we’re all finding creative workarounds to deal with it. Just among my friends and the folks I follow on Insta, I’ve seen people squatting their pets, their children, bags of kitty litter and weirder stuff still. I’ve seen pull-ups performed…

Check Out This List Of Educational Livestreams For Kids

Check Out This List Of Educational Livestreams For Kids

Every day, we hear about a new educational livestream that our kids could or should be tuning in to. Virtual museum tours and visits to zoos and science demonstrations—even virtual gym classes. The resources are out there; the challenge is keeping them all straight.

How To Hire A Virtual Babysitter

How To Hire A Virtual Babysitter

How’s all that simultaneous “working from home” and “parenting” going for you? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just, you know, get a little help from a babysitter now and then? We don’t even care about date nights anymore; it would just be nice to not have to be…

The Best Way To Conceal Dark Spots And Blemishes

If there’s one makeup technique that separates pros from amateurs, it’s complexion work. Convincingly faking perfect skin with makeup requires a working knowledge of colour theory, lighting, skin types and cosmetic formulations — not to mention a lot of experience.

The Simplest Video Chat Apps For People Who Struggle With Tech

The Simplest Video Chat Apps For People Who Struggle With Tech

Social distancing is crucial to reducing COVID-19’s infection curve and keeping us safe, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sure, we have things like social media, video chats, and a bevy of entertainment options available to us at any time, but it’s harder for people who lack the technological skills…

How To Take Time-Lapse Pictures Of Your Plants Growing

Plant life comes at you fast; before you know it that little sprout is a full grown monster plant, desperate for a bigger pot. If you’re a green thumb type who’s fascinated by your plant’s progress, here is the perfect way to document every tender unfurling.

Check Out Elmo’s Pandemic ‘Playdate’ Special

Check Out Elmo’s Pandemic ‘Playdate’ Special

The pandemic is a scary and confusing time for even the most grown, rational and aware among us. Imagine how jarring it must be for toddlers, who used to go to daycare and Grandma’s house and the library and now … everybody lives in the computer. Luckily, they still have…

What All This Stress Is Doing To You

What All This Stress Is Doing To You

Weeks into the pandemic, many of us are operating in survival mode. Actions as simple as going to the grocery store or speaking to a stranger face-to-face have taken on new and ominous significance. Our anxiety levels are through the roof. This raises a concerning question for the future: Yes,…

How To Stop Twitter From Sharing Your Data With Advertisers

How To Stop Twitter From Sharing Your Data With Advertisers

Know before you tweet: Twitter now sells more information about your activity on its platform to third-party advertisers regardless of which privacy options you turn on or off. Users signing onto the service were recently greeted with a push notification informing them that the company changed its privacy policy and…

Now Is The Time To Buy A Refurbished Mac Mini

Now Is The Time To Buy A Refurbished Mac Mini

If you’ve been pondering the purchase of a Mac mini but hesitating because of the price, Apple is currently making it that much harder to resist the temptation to click the buy button: The company has finally dropped the 2018 Mac mini into its refurbished store, which means you can…

How To Not Get Lazy In Quarantine

If you’ve found your daily routine upended by physical distancing, you may be tempted to treat every moment as a staycation. It would be so easy to sleep 14 hours, eat junk food, and let your beard grow out.

How To Spot A Fake Coronavirus Expert

How To Spot A Fake Coronavirus Expert

Here’s the thing about a pandemic: it’s everywhere. Everybody wants to read something reassuring. Everybody wants to say something useful. Everybody thinks their perspective matters. And most of us should just shut up so we can hear the actual experts speak.

Use This ‘Official’ Form To Change Your Pet’s Name

Use This ‘Official’ Form To Change Your Pet’s Name

If you’re isolating yourself at home with your kids—along with one or more animals—you may have decided that now’s as good a time as any to change your pet’s name. Maybe you never really loved the name to begin with, and now that you’re all in close quarters all day,…

Do This Tonight: Mutual Masturbation

In case the title isn’t clear, mutual masturbation is when you and your partner masturbate in front of each other. I think it’s one of the most underrated sexual acts; very few people do it, but it can be one of the most erotic experiences you’ll ever have.

How To Take A Virtual Holiday

How To Take A Virtual Holiday

Between fielding conference calls and tearing through quarantine snacks like we’re running some kind of pandemic stress-marathon, many of us could use a break. That’s not exactly the easiest thing to find when you’re stuck at home—especially if you love to travel. If your preferred form of self-care is venturing…

Are Left-Handers Better At Sports?

Are Left-Handers Better At Sports?

Being left-handed, I’m keenly aware when something isn’t friendly to the 10 per cent, so to speak. Fortunately, it’s not so bad these days, but when faced with scissors, old can-openers and even writing with a pen, you’re reminded that your view of the world is a bit different. But…