5 Tips To Lower The Cost Of Your Bills

5 Tips To Lower The Cost Of Your Bills

As the unemployment rate leaps to 6.2% among Australians, the ability to renegotiate bills has become a necessary skill as we ride out this pandemic. We’ve partnered with Bankwest to provide a series of banking no-brainers to help you better manage your money. So, to give everyone the best shot…

Shaken Campari Is a Perfect One-Ingredient Cocktail

Shaken Campari Is a Perfect One-Ingredient Cocktail

There are many ways to enjoy Campari — in a Negroni, with Fernet, with soda and a strip of lemon zest — but none are quite as refreshing as Campari all by itself, but you’ll need to shake the living daylights out of it.

How Macgyver Is Inspiring Doctors During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How Macgyver Is Inspiring Doctors During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, health workers globally have been concerned about inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment, ventilators and other essential items of medical care. So many have created workarounds to fill the perceived gap between what they have and what they need. Those of us who grew up…

How to Use Shortcuts in iOS

How to Use Shortcuts in iOS

The Shortcuts app is a powerful automation tool that could help you optimise your life and save a lot of time on everyday tasks. In the video below, I share some ways I use Shortcuts and the resources I used to learn more about them.

If Someone in Your Home Has COVID-19, Do These Things First

If Someone in Your Home Has COVID-19, Do These Things First

If someone you live with has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or seems very likely to have it (for example, if they are awaiting test results), you suddenly have an important job: Take care of the person, while reducing the risk that they’ll transmit the virus to you or to anyone…

How to Choose a Movie to Watch Without a Family Fight

How to Choose a Movie to Watch Without a Family Fight

When it comes to entertainment options in Quarantine Times, my wife and I are spoiled for choice. We don’t have cable, but we do subscribe to (or have access to passwords for) Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max and the Criterion Channel, not to mention the abundance of free…

Perk Up Your Iced Coffee With Cocktail Bitters

Perk Up Your Iced Coffee With Cocktail Bitters

We have already established that cocktail bitters go beyond the cocktail. They bring depth to lemonade, flavour to royal icing, and sophistication to potato salad. It should come as no surprise then that they’re also very good in iced coffee.

Learn the History of Juneteenth in 2 Minutes With This Video

Learn the History of Juneteenth in 2 Minutes With This Video

Though it’s very much in the public consciousness this year, Juneteenth is not a new concept. The day commemorates the end of the Civil War and the freeing of enslaved black people throughout the U.S. Confederacy, and it has been celebrated for generations. Juneteenth is also not a “black holiday,”…

How to Disable Bing Search in Windows 10’s Start Menu

How to Disable Bing Search in Windows 10’s Start Menu

I previously used a clever hack to block Bing from appearing in Windows 10’s built-in search results, but reinstalling the OS and patching it with the May 2020 update brought Bing back. I’m not against anyone who wants this experience baked into their operating system, but for those that don’t,…

Is It Legal for South Australia to Open Its Borders to Some but Not All?

Is It Legal for South Australia to Open Its Borders to Some but Not All?

In one relatively short section of the Australian Constitution, section 92, you will find this phrase: […] trade, commerce, and intercourse among the states […] shall be absolutely free. You would think there is not much in it, but it turns out this section is one of the most litigated…

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Debt

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Debt

When it happens, it happens fast: One day you’re feeling in control of your debt, but the next thing you know, you’re feeling overwhelmed, panicky, and downright guilty.

Make Hot Pot in Your Pressure Cooker

Make Hot Pot in Your Pressure Cooker

Whether you call it “hot pot” or “steamboat,” the Asian cooking method of simmering thinly sliced meat, seafood and a wide variety of vegetables in a pot of broth makes for a fun and delicious familial eating experience. The literal hot pot of broth is placed in the centre of…

Block Political Ads on Facebook With ‘Social Fixer’

Block Political Ads on Facebook With ‘Social Fixer’

For those of you still Facebooking, get ready for the best news the platform has dropped in ages. If you aren’t already sick of all the political advertising blowing through your feed, you will be soon — unless you take advantage of a new feature that will hide every political…

How to Watch the NRL 2020 Season, Online and Free

How to Watch the NRL 2020 Season, Online and Free

Despite the looming threat of coronavirus in Australia, the NRL 2020 season has returned albeit without a crowd. With a huge number of live sports around the world cancelled as coronavirus spread, the NRL and its football rival AFL are some of the only ones to since return. With many…

How to Tell If That New COVID-19 Story Is Worth Getting Excited About

How to Tell If That New COVID-19 Story Is Worth Getting Excited About

Maybe someday there will be a vaccine or a miracle cure for COVID-19. But if that occurs, it will not be immediately obvious from a news story that’s trumpeted across your TV or your social media feed. Big, important-looking studies come along all the time, and most turn out to…

Stream Music From YouTube With These Mac Apps

Stream Music From YouTube With These Mac Apps

Google has made it harder to use YouTube as a music player over the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. A number of the extensions and apps that allowed you to stream music from YouTube without watching videos slowly went away into the ether. At the same…

How to Ask Your Airbnb Host for a Discount

How to Ask Your Airbnb Host for a Discount

Maybe you’re not into the idea of venturing too far from home yet, but you’re ready for a road trip and a change of scenery. Great — but look twice before you book your accommodations. You may be able to save a bit of money you can put back into…

Make a Bellini With the Juice From Canned Peaches

Make a Bellini With the Juice From Canned Peaches

The peaches in canned peaches are technically the same clingstone specimen you can buy fresh at the grocery store, but they are very much their own, unique product. Canned peaches are more supple and slurpable then their fuzzy counterparts, which sounds off-putting but is actually delightful. I could slurp those…

How Chrome’s Short URLs Can Increase Your Security

How Chrome’s Short URLs Can Increase Your Security

Google might soon truncate the full address of websites you visit. By only showing the domain name of a website in the address bar rather than the full URL, Google’s move could actually help people increase their security when browsing the web. And you can try this feature out right…

Ditch These Racist Terms From Your Tech Vocabulary

Ditch These Racist Terms From Your Tech Vocabulary

The tech industry has a lot of work to do in the fight for racial justice and equality. But while hiring black employees and other under-represented minorities in the field is crucial, there are subtler issues that need to be addressed, too. That includes reflecting on and changing the racially…

How to Tenderise Your Meat Without a Mallet

How to Tenderise Your Meat Without a Mallet

I am a fan of pounded meat. Whether it’s a chicken breast that’s been thwacked into tender submission or a crispy breaded pork schnitzel, I am delighted by the flat, supple results one gets from the application of a little violence. Most people prefer to pound their meat with a…

Start a ‘Conversation Journal’ With Your Kids

Start a ‘Conversation Journal’ With Your Kids

When I was in high school, I had a notebook that I passed around with two friends. We’d each take turns writing in it, handing it off in the hallways between classes like one endless spiral-bound note — texting before there was texting. We’d draw pictures, we’d complain about how…

Learn to Code With This PC Role-Playing Game

Learn to Code With This PC Role-Playing Game

I’ve tried to learn programming languages on my own using a bunch of different apps and online classes, but TwilioQuest might be the most fun I’ve had while trying to learn code. It started out as a game-like tutorial for developers to learn Twilio’s communication APIs, but expanded beyond its…

Stop Your Glasses From Fogging With This Kind of Mask

Stop Your Glasses From Fogging With This Kind of Mask

Wearing a protective face mask is a crappy but necessary part of life right now — and that annoyance is perhaps strongest for wearers of glasses. The mere act of breathing (something that most experts consider to be quite important) shoots hot, wet air directly upward out of the mask…

How to Protest, With Activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers

How to Protest, With Activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers

What are our rights when it comes to protesting? How do we protest safely and effectively during this pandemic? We answer these questions and more this week with help from activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers. L.A. is a veteran grassroots organiser with over 35 years of experience in political…

How to Make Scrambled Eggs Perfectly, Every Time

How to Make Scrambled Eggs Perfectly, Every Time

It’s easy to make scrambled eggs but to get them right each and every time is kind of difficult. You don’t want them to be rubbery, runny or dried out because that’s your breakfast or brunch ruined for the day. Don’t worry though, we’re going to show you how to…

Lovehoney’s EOFY Sale Is an Absolute Scorcher

Lovehoney’s EOFY Sale Is an Absolute Scorcher

Like every retailer under the sun, Lovehoney is throwing an End Of Financial Year (EOFY) sale with up to 50 per cent off on a huge range of toys, lubricants, bondage gear and lingerie items. If you’re an adventurous shopper, their hot ticket items are going to please you plenty.

Dark Rum and Campari Love Each Other Very Much

Dark Rum and Campari Love Each Other Very Much

A few years back, I heard someone refer to St. Germaine as “bartender’s ketchup.” That really stuck with me. The elderflower liqueur was near-ubiquitous in the late 2000s, popping up on trendy cocktail menus everywhere and dominating nearly every drink it graced. I never got wildly into St. Germaine, but…