How to Transport Makeup Without Breakage or Spillage

How to Transport Makeup Without Breakage or Spillage

You’re getting off the plane and you head to the bathroom to freshen up. You open your makeup bag, reach in, and end up with a colourful hand painted in sparkling eyeshadow and some kind of goo. Is that… facial wash? It is. You didn’t pack your makeup correctly, and…

How to Predict ‘Animal Crossing’ Meteor Showers to the Second

How to Predict ‘Animal Crossing’ Meteor Showers to the Second

One of the easiest things to predict in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the weather — and I’m not just talking about when it’s going to be a lovely sunny day on [your island name here]. With a brand-new data-mining hack, you’ll be able to know exactly when rainbows and the…

You Can Waffle Onion Rings Straight From the Freezer

You Can Waffle Onion Rings Straight From the Freezer

Eaters of onion rings have, at one point in their lives, bitten into an onion ring only to have the onion portion slide out of its crunchy home. It’s not the worst thing that can happen, but it is pretty frustrating, as the soft onion and fried batter are supposed…

Let Your Kids Have ‘Video Sleepovers’ With Their Friends

Let Your Kids Have ‘Video Sleepovers’ With Their Friends

Kids are missing out on lots of conventional social interactions with their friends right now, but we’re also getting pretty good at figuring out pandemic variations on the classics. “It’s Better Than Nothing” should be everyone’s mantra by now, which is why I’m going to recommend that you let your…

How to Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse Video of the Sun

How to Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse Video of the Sun

As children, we were told not to stare (or even look directly at) the sun because it could hurt our eyes. Sure, that makes sense, but it also adds to the mystery of the sun. We know it’s bright, but what exactly does it look like? Thanks to NASA, you…

Slip Into the Work Week With a Soviet Spritz

Slip Into the Work Week With a Soviet Spritz

I have been ordering a lot of wine (and caviar) during quarantine, mostly from Kachka, a Russian restaurant just a few blocks from my apartment. Kachka’s wines are interesting, unexpected, and almost entirely from the Balkans. Then there is Сове́тское шампа́нское, the “Soviet Champagne” that is definitely not Champagne. It…

How Do You Move Your Desktop Computer Without Breaking It?

How Do You Move Your Desktop Computer Without Breaking It?

I try not to move if I can avoid it, which is why I’ve stayed in the ultra-expensive Silicon Valley — while working remotely for Lifehacker — instead of living like a king in an affordable, smaller town somewhere. When I do move, I take particular care of my desktop…

Why Victoria’s Coronavirus Contact Tracing Teams Are Under the Pump

Why Victoria’s Coronavirus Contact Tracing Teams Are Under the Pump

The emergence of significant community transmission of COVID-19 in Melbourne over the past week is greatly concerning to the whole of Australia. Earlier this week, Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton said the state was struggling to cope with the volume of contact tracing required for more than 2,500 people…

You Should Grill More Chicken Hearts

You Should Grill More Chicken Hearts

I have never shied away from a visceral meat-eating experience. I find eating bone-in chops and steaks, offal, and even a literal face all deeply enjoyable. Bone-in steaks are a little pricey for everyday consumption, and faces take a lot of prep — but chicken hearts are cheap, easy to…

How to Successfully Start a New Job Remotely

How to Successfully Start a New Job Remotely

It’s hard to think of any professions that haven’t been impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Whether you lost your job, transitioned to working from home or have had to follow new protocols as an essential worker, most people have seen significant changes in their work lives in the past…

How to View 3D Dinosaurs in Your Own Home

How to View 3D Dinosaurs in Your Own Home

Remember when we told you that you could view 3D animals in your own home using Google and a smartphone? Well, now you can do the same thing with your favourite Jurassic World dinosaurs, such as the velociraptor above who visited my sun porch today.

Wait, Are We Going to Have Two Pandemics?

Wait, Are We Going to Have Two Pandemics?

Recently, headlines warned of a new flu virus with “pandemic potential,” based on a study of viruses on pig farms in China. There’s no need to immediately start freaking out, however: While it’s always a safe assumption there will be another pandemic someday, this one is not cause for concern…

NBN Showdown: Telstra vs. Optus

NBN Showdown: Telstra vs. Optus

Telstra and Optus are some of Australia’s largest internet providers, but they both sit toward the more premium end of the pricing scale. Spending a little more can net you some perks like more reliable peak hour speeds, but if you’re going to drop top dollar on your internet plan,…

The 13 Best New Features of Android 11

The 13 Best New Features of Android 11

The Android 11 Beta was initially slated to launch in tandem with Google’s annual developer’s event, but the world had different plans for this year’s software update. Despite the lack of fanfare, Google has now released the first public beta for Pixel users, leaving enough time to get the kinks…

How to Make Extra-Creamy Potato Salad With Less Mayo

How to Make Extra-Creamy Potato Salad With Less Mayo

No single ingredient ignites recipe culture wars quite like mayonnaise. As someone who happily licks it off the spoon, my “too much mayo” threshold is all but nonexistent — but the vast majority of people feel quite differently, especially when it comes to potato salad.

How to Block Windows 10 Updates for As Long As You Want

How to Block Windows 10 Updates for As Long As You Want

I don’t generally recommend putting off system updates for too long, but there are good reasons why you might want to be wary of major feature updates for Windows 10. Microsoft’s track record at delivering flawless updates that won’t bork your system is spotty (to put it nicely), and it’s…

Everything You Need to Watch Netflix in 4K on Your Mac

Everything You Need to Watch Netflix in 4K on Your Mac

Several Mac desktops and laptops have all the hardware they need to stream 4K HDR video from services like Netflix, but they’ve been hamstrung by Safari’s limited video codec support. Luckily, Apple is updating its stock browser with support for the HEVC codec so users can finally watch 4K HDR…

Your Visual Reminder That Covid Is Way More Than the Flu

Your Visual Reminder That Covid Is Way More Than the Flu

People die of the flu sometimes. People die of COVID-19 sometimes. People die of suicide and drug overdoses and heart disease and a lot of other things. So if there haven’t been many COVID-19 deaths in your community yet, maybe you’ve convinced yourself that the coronavirus is about as deadly…

How to Avoid Using Plastics in Your Daily Life

How to Avoid Using Plastics in Your Daily Life

There’s no doubt plastics pollute the environment but we seem to keep this fact at arm’s length given our continued reliance on plastic products. But considering its Plastic Free July, there’s no time like the present to try and rectify our actions. The stats from WWF are upsetting. On average,…

What to Do With Your Stuff If You’re Moving Abroad

What to Do With Your Stuff If You’re Moving Abroad

Last week I asked Lifehacker readers to share their most pressing questions about about moving abroad. More than a few of you wondered: What the heck are you supposed to do with your stuff if you want to move abroad?

Browse Faster With Chrome’s Hidden Android Tab Strip

Browse Faster With Chrome’s Hidden Android Tab Strip

I’m a tab junkie, but what keeps my Android version of Chrome neat and clean is the fact that switching between different websites I’ve opened up is an annoying, ugly affair. Instead of a lovely-looking tab, you must click on  an ugly box that then dumps out all of your…

Remove These 25 Android Apps That Steal Facebook Logins

Remove These 25 Android Apps That Steal Facebook Logins

Google has removed 25 malicious apps from the Google Play Store after the French cybersecurity firm Evina discovered they contained Facebook-hacking malware. That means it’s time once again to check your Android device to make sure you didn’t foolishly (or accidentally) install a crappy app.

Learn How to Teach Your Kids Life Skills With This Free Webinar

Learn How to Teach Your Kids Life Skills With This Free Webinar

Most parents are probably burnt out right now on reviewing maths facts and vocabulary words. I, personally, have been mostly focused on making sure my nine-year-old continues to read consistently and gets outdoors enough; beyond that, fine, play Minecraft. But one way we could be taking advantage of this winter…

The Best Remedies for Common Headaches

The Best Remedies for Common Headaches

Whether it’s the pulsating pain of a migraine or the behind-the-eyes pressure of sinus congestion, nobody likes a headache. And if you suffer from them, you may need to cycle through a dozen different treatments to find one that works. The thing is, headaches — and their causes — are…

How to Deal With People Who Undermine Everything You Do

How to Deal With People Who Undermine Everything You Do

Years ago, a friend introduced me to someone who asked what I did for a living. “I work on an online video series,” I said. It was hard work, it required lots of planning, researching and interviewing, and it was how I paid the bills. My friend chimed in, “She’s…

What Coronavirus Restrictions Change From 1 July

What Coronavirus Restrictions Change From 1 July

The first of July marks the start of a new month but this year, it will also bring something many have been waiting weeks for — a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in some parts of Australia. Since mid-March, Australians have been encouraged — and at times, mandated — to…