How To Force Yourself Off Your Computer

How To Force Yourself Off Your Computer

Whether we’re not paying attention or we just don’t want to deal with the world, we all have those moments when we realise … we’ve been on the computer all day. When this happens, you can beat yourself up for your lack of willpower (or sheer laziness), or you can…

Flip Phone Showdown: Motorola Razr Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Flip Phone Showdown: Motorola Razr Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung’s February 11 “Samsung Unpacked” event featured several new devices, including its next attempt at a foldable smartphone: The Galaxy Z Flip. Unlike the Galaxy Fold’s vertically folding screen, the Z Flip folds horizontally like old-school flip phones—not to mention Motorola’s recently released Razr smartphone.

How To Have A Sensory-Friendly Movie Theatre Experience

How To Have A Sensory-Friendly Movie Theatre Experience

Movie theatres can be an overstimulating experience for just about anyone. There’s the larger-than-life action, the permeating smell of buttery popcorn and the volume cranked up to a ridiculous level. But for a child who has sensory processing disorder—or who is sensory-sensitive for other reasons—it can be such an overwhelming…

How To Stop Your Smartphone From Tracking Your Fitness

How To Stop Your Smartphone From Tracking Your Fitness

You can tell it’s January from all the gym selfies, fitness tracker screenshots, and overly-enthusiastic photos of carb-less meals filling your social media feeds. While you may have decided to put your concentration elsewhere instead of your daily step count, your phone has a different idea.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Range: What Aussies Need To Know

Samsung Galaxy S20 Range: What Aussies Need To Know

Samsung’s latest flagship phone range is finally upon us. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra come packed with oodles of next-gen features – including 5G in all but the lowliest models. Here are the specs, pricing and release date for the Samsung Galaxy S20 in Australia.

What Causes The ‘Dadbod’ (And How To Reverse It)

What Causes The ‘Dadbod’ (And How To Reverse It)

Ah, the “dadbod”. A recently-coined term, it describes the body of a man whose belly suggests that he’s had a few thousand beers during grand final season. Now, he’s not “fat” by any means. In fact, his broad shoulders suggests that he balances his pizza intake with bench presses and…

These Date Night Activities Are Better Solo

These Date Night Activities Are Better Solo

I do not love dating, but I love going on dates. The problem with dating is rarely the actual date, but all the stuff that happens before (like finding someone to date) and after (getting that person to date you again or leave you alone) can really suck. Common date…

How To Join A Group Fitness Class Alone

How To Join A Group Fitness Class Alone

When you suffer from social anxiety or just generally dislike being around people sometimes, going to the gym can feel pretty uncomfortable. You might make accidental eye contact with strangers in mirrors or exchange head nods of mutual acknowledgment with that one person who spotted you on the bench press…

Stop Eating Lunch At Your Desk

Stop Eating Lunch At Your Desk

Eating lunch at your desk seems like a good idea. After all, you get more work done, show your coworkers how hard working you are, and you still eat enough to fuel the rest of your workday, right? Wrong. Here’s why you need to stop eating lunch at your desk.

How To Avoid Couples On Your Solo Holiday

How To Avoid Couples On Your Solo Holiday

I’ve been single for the majority of my adult life, and it’s never stopped me from travelling. I backpacked across India alone; I’ve gone on cruises alone; I visited both Disneyland and Walt Disney World alone (and will be writing about how to do a solo Disney trip later this…

Why Chrome Is Going To Start Blocking Some Of Your Downloads

Why Chrome Is Going To Start Blocking Some Of Your Downloads

When Google Chrome starts blocking your downloads in a few months, know that it’s nothing personal; the browser is just doing its best to keep you safe. You should also know that Chrome isn’t flawless, and you should still be running regular antivirus and antimalware scans—and avoiding shitty websites and…

Unpacked 2020: Samsung’s New Hardware Explained

Unpacked 2020: Samsung’s New Hardware Explained

Samsung held its annual Unpacked event this morning, where it announced a boatload of new products—including three versions of its new flagship device, the Galaxy S20, and yes, a new version of its foldable phone, this one called the Galaxy Z Flip. I went to San Francisco’s Palace of Fine…

How To Join The Great Backyard Bird Count

How To Join The Great Backyard Bird Count

Get ready to count some birds, because Audubon’s Great Backyard Bird Count starts this Friday, February 14, and runs through Monday the 17th. This is a beginner-friendly event, even easier to join than the Christmas bird count.

Build A Better Budget By Thinking Of Your Money As Someone Else’s

Build A Better Budget By Thinking Of Your Money As Someone Else’s

It’s easier to give advice than it is to take it. You tell your friend she really needs to dump that jerk, but meanwhile, you can’t break things off with your own jerk. Most of us have been there, and that dynamic rings especially true when it comes to money….

The Best Post-Game Snacks For Kids

The Best Post-Game Snacks For Kids

At the end of last autumn, my son participated in a two-day end-of-season soccer tournament. They were long, cold, busy days and a parent of one of his teammates promised them a special snack after their last game of the weekend. That snack, it turned out, was a giant bag…

Netflix Australia Just Got Its Mojo Back

Netflix Australia Just Got Its Mojo Back

Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, Narcos: Mexico: Season 2, Dragon Quest, Love is Blind and a stack of licensed movies. Read on for everything coming to the service for…

Buy The Thing You Love In Every Colour

Buy The Thing You Love In Every Colour

At the beginning of the season, I did a bold thing. I drove myself to Target, I tried on a few different items and settled on a pair of comfortable shorts and a cotton tank top that I proclaimed my “work-from-home outfit of the summer.” And then I bought the…

Cook For Yourself Like You Would For A Guest

Cook For Yourself Like You Would For A Guest

One of the luxuries of living alone is that I am free to eat a pile of shredded cheese and pickles for supper, without my ears being burdened by the opinions of culinary cowards. It is, however, very easy to become lazy when the only person you’re feeding is yourself….

What’s New On U.S. Netflix The Week Of February 10, 2020

What’s New On U.S. Netflix The Week Of February 10, 2020

You know when Netflix refers to something as “a three-week event” it’s got to be big. How big? I’ll be tuning in to former Mr. Jessica Simpson Nick Lachey and his wife Vanessa’s “social experiment” Love Is Blind (Thursday, just in time for Valentine’s Day, lovers!!!) to find out. The…

Download The New Version Of ‘Aerial,’ The Best Mac Screensaver

Download The New Version Of ‘Aerial,’ The Best Mac Screensaver

I couldn’t be more excited to see that there’s a new version of Aerial out, because it really is the greatest screensaver for macOS that you can get—with ScreenMazer a close second. That’s because Aerial allows you to turn your Mac or MacBook into an Apple TV of sorts by…

All The Different Bars At The Gym, Explained

All The Different Bars At The Gym, Explained

The first step in lifting a barbell is loading weight plates onto the bar. At some gyms, there’s only one type of bar, and it weighs 20 kilos, and that’s all you need to know. But that’s not the only type out there, and if your gym has different bars…

Productivity 101: A Primer To The Pomodoro Technique

Productivity 101: A Primer To The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions and get things done in short bursts. If you have a job that expects you to meet deadlines, it’s a great way to get through your tasks. Let’s break it down and see how you can apply it to your work.

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted: what’s new in Google Maps, Android malware alert, dog year’s explained, the best ads from Super Bowl 2020. Finish up your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

How Online Ads Keep Tracking You In Incognito Mode

How Online Ads Keep Tracking You In Incognito Mode

Internet ads are so invasive that we can’t blame you for thinking that Facebook is listening to you talk. It’s probably not, but it is helping ad networks track you across the internet and across your apps. In 2018, tech public policy expert Chris Yiu tweeted 14 different ways that…

How To Decode Your Cat’s Meows

How To Decode Your Cat’s Meows

If you’ve ever owned a cat, you’ll know they’re weird animals. While they prance around like royalty in your abode, they’re often caught doing very strange and out-of-character things. Sometimes this extends to the weird sounds they make without warning and seemingly without reason. Here’s a guide to figure out…

How To Get Stains Out Of Tupperware

How To Get Stains Out Of Tupperware

If you make as much pasta as I do, you’ll know it’s a struggle to get tomato-based sauces out of your Tupperware collection. Many a plastic container have been ruined by the red/orange stains and faint aroma of Napoletana sauce. Fed up with making all my food vaguely pasta-flavoured, I’ve…

Oscars 2020: Watch The Live Stream Here!

Oscars 2020: Watch The Live Stream Here!

This year’s Oscars is not one that movie fans will want to miss with some very interesting choices for Best Picture; including Netflix Original The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the comic book movie Joker. You can watch the whole Oscars red carpet show and…

How To Make Precision Cooked Japanese Omelettes

How To Make Precision Cooked Japanese Omelettes

My love for tamagoyaki has been well documented, as has my antipathy towards single-use appliances. The latter, paired with a very small kitchen, has kept me from purchasing the square pan required for making the little grilled egg squares, which is sad because I love them so.