5 Brain-Teasers That Broke The Internet

5 Brain-Teasers That Broke The Internet

Every now and then, someone comes up with a question or problem so divisive that it starts an online debate that rages for days, or even weeks. (Some even last for centuries, like the “duck or rabbit” image above.) Here are five puzzles that teach us a lot about how…

How To Virtually Try On Lipstick Using Pinterest

How To Virtually Try On Lipstick Using Pinterest

If you’re in the market for a new shade of lipstick, now you can try some options out on Pinterest. Interest launched a new makeup try-on tool this week that allows you to take different lipstick shades out for a spin without leaving your house.

Is A Vegan Diet Best For Athletes?

Is A Vegan Diet Best For Athletes?

A plant-based diet can be a fine way to eat, whether you’re an athlete or not. A Netflix documentary called Game Changers argues that it’s not just fine, but that it’s better and that meat is harmful in some way. That’s not what most nutrition experts say, so let’s take…

How To Make A Pan Sauce (AKA Jus)

How To Make A Pan Sauce (AKA Jus)

When I first started cooking for myself and others, I considered a steak dinner to be the epitome of sophisticated adult-ness, especially when served with an aggressively tannic bottle of red wine. I wasn’t bad at making the meal, but one element always eluded me: The freaking pan sauce.

How To Use A Semicolon Correctly

How To Use A Semicolon Correctly

The semicolon may have a reputation as being the most aloof and intimidating of all punctuation marks. It’s stronger than a comma but lacks the finality of a period. In any case where you might want to use it, you don’t actually have to use it. So why bother? That’s…

Learning The Backup Lesson – The Hard Way

Learning The Backup Lesson – The Hard Way

Today is a big day for me. It’s my last official day at Lifehacker. Over the last couple of years I’ve done my best to inform you all and help you solve various problems and challenges. So, I figured for my last feature article in this stint as a contributor…

Reminder: 20 Minutes Of Exercise A Day Is Enough

Reminder: 20 Minutes Of Exercise A Day Is Enough

It seems like one of the major reasons people don’t like to work out is the amount of time it takes to do so. However, a study in the Journal of Physiology suggests you might be able to get all the exercise you need in just 20 minutes if you’re…

Why Your Kid’s Bedroom Needs A Wall Calendar

Why Your Kid’s Bedroom Needs A Wall Calendar

When the three-year-old starts asking in February, “How long until Christmas?” you know you’ve got a problem. Around that age, they’re old enough to anticipate and look forward to things like holidays, birthdays and vacations. But they’re not old enough to have a grasp on how long “10 months,” “18…

How To Choose A Portable Air Conditioner

How To Choose A Portable Air Conditioner

During Australia’s particularly hotter months, those living without air conditioning can’t just rely on a cold change to sweep through before bedtime, making broken sleep in hot muggy bedrooms annoyingly regular.

Find A Hobby That Gets You Off Your Smartphone

Find A Hobby That Gets You Off Your Smartphone

Every day, I try to do at least one activity that is both engaging and smartphone-free—and if it’s social, that’s a bonus. Sometimes it’s group exercise class at the YMCA. Sometimes it’s choir rehearsal. Sometimes it’s as simple as spending an hour reading a physical book.

The Best NBN Deals You’ll Find Right Now

The Best NBN Deals You’ll Find Right Now

Fun fact: there are over a hundred NBN providers. These can range from small mom-and-pop style businesses to behemoths like Telstra, and then there’s everyone in between. While this might sound overwhelming, more telcos means more competition. And more competition means better prices.

What To Do If Your Kid Hates Crust

What To Do If Your Kid Hates Crust

My son, like many children, has had an ongoing love-hate relationship with bread crust. More emphasis on the hate, though, especially recently. When he was a toddler, I avoided them completely by making his sandwiches on “sandwich thins.” But that only worked if I was able to find the variety…

Fact Check: Does Stuart Little Drive A Toy Car Or A Miniature Actual Car?

Fact Check: Does Stuart Little Drive A Toy Car Or A Miniature Actual Car?

As you can expect, there’s lots of strange bullshit trending on Twitter at the moment: World War Six, for example, the coronavirus, all kinds of miserable bullshit. There’s also another Tweet that’s generating an awful lot of likes—maybe not quite the scale of the global disaster ones, but still—and it…

How To Spot Fake Coronavirus Facts

How To Spot Fake Coronavirus Facts

With the novel coronavirus outbreak occurring in China, the internet has been a great way to communicate awareness about the spread and how to minimise the risk of contracting it. But it’s also revealed some of the darkest aspects of the web, including the spread of misinformation and outright false…

Invite MSG To Your Super Bowl Party

Invite MSG To Your Super Bowl Party

I have ceased to give a single damn about the game of football, but it would be dishonest to deny that the Super Bowl is among the holiest of food Holidays. All the greats—wings, pizza, nachos—are in attendance (sometimes in one hot dish!). It’s a delicious day, but there’s one…

Why Do You Leave Your Car Unlocked?

Why Do You Leave Your Car Unlocked?

Cars have locking doors for a reason. They are there to keep you in and other people (or bears) out. But there are still people who leave their unattended cars unlocked and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why.

Grab Windows 10’s Latest Update To Fix This File Explorer Bug

Grab Windows 10’s Latest Update To Fix This File Explorer Bug

Microsoft’s November update for Windows 10 (version 1909) added a new quick-search bar to File Explorer that was meant to help users find files on their PC. The only issue is that it didn’t work very well at launch. Numerous bugs made using the search bar much more difficult than…

If You Have Travel Insurance, Always Keep Your Receipts

If You Have Travel Insurance, Always Keep Your Receipts

Over on Elliott Advocacy, one reader shared how a simple insurance mistake cost her roughly $US6,000 ($8,888) in hospital fees. According to the reader’s account, she tripped over a chain while on holiday in Mexico, which, in an incredible series of events, resulted in an ambulance ride to a local…

Update iOS To Block More Location Tracking On The iPhone 11

Update iOS To Block More Location Tracking On The iPhone 11

iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 both dropped yesterday, adding some convenient features and fixing a number of bugs (which we’ve listed below). iPhone and iPad owners can start the update by going to Settings > General > Software Update on their devices, though users who have enabled auto-updates likely already…

Document Your Baby’s First Year Of Life With ‘1 Second Everyday’

Document Your Baby’s First Year Of Life With ‘1 Second Everyday’

Yes, it’s cliché to exclaim that kids “grow up so fast!” But it’s become a cliché because it’s true. Especially when it comes to babies, the developmental changes children undergo from birth to one year old are staggering and can seem to happen miraculously overnight, even though you just spent…

To Help The Bushfire Recovery, Pull Out Weeds

To Help The Bushfire Recovery, Pull Out Weeds

Many Australians feel compelled to help our damaged wildlife after this season’s terrible bushfires. Suggested actions have included donating money, leaving water out for thirsty animals, and learning how to help the injured. But there is an equally, if not more, important way to assist: weeding.

The Best Workout Routine For Losing Weight

The Best Workout Routine For Losing Weight

Some people exercise solely to improve and maintain an already-fabulous physique. Others just want to make their bodies look presentable by shedding visceral fat. If you’re looking to get your BMI down as quickly and efficiently as possible, this explainer from an exercise physiologist will help to steer you in…

Here Are Stan’s Best Tricks And Shortcuts

Here Are Stan’s Best Tricks And Shortcuts

Australian streaming service Stan has been loading up their programming with tons of great TV shows and movies as of late, with a strong focus on exclusive content and Originals. If you’ve recently jumped on board (Preacher or Twin Peaks draw you in?), you might not be familiar with all…