How Parents Can Ask for More Flexibility at Work

How Parents Can Ask for More Flexibility at Work

It’s interesting how much we used to talk about the need for work-life balance, back when things were actually kind of balanced. Sure, many of us were stressed and spread thin in pre-pandemic times, but there was a set time for work and a time for family and a time…

How to Recycle Your Mattress and Other Awkward Items

How to Recycle Your Mattress and Other Awkward Items

Hello, hack fans! I’m not sure if you’re aware, but this week is National Recycling Week, so I thought I’d load you up with as much recycling info as humanly possible. A little earlier on we looked at how to dispose of batteries the correct way, and before that, we…

10 Reality Shows to Get You Through the Summer

10 Reality Shows to Get You Through the Summer

With coronavirus still a problem in many parts of the world, it’s time to hibernate with all of your favourite things. For me, that’s reality television, which has been my comfort blanket since March lasted seven months long. There’s so much to be learned from reality TV, like a ridiculous…

How to Effectively Summarise Important Information for Your Boss

How to Effectively Summarise Important Information for Your Boss

Whether you’re asked to brief your boss on important issues or data, or if you simply need to communicate a complex idea to them in a way that’s respectful of their (and your) time, it can feel as though you’re put on the spot. The concise bullet points you organised…

The Best Alternatives to Google Photos

The Best Alternatives to Google Photos

The day has finally arrived. Google has flipped the switch on Google Photos from “free” to “paid.” Soon, you’re going to have to subscribe to a Google storage plan to use the service if, or when, you fill it up your free storage space with too many photos and videos.

Kiddle Is a (Mostly) Safe Search Engine for Kids

Kiddle Is a (Mostly) Safe Search Engine for Kids

Releasing my son slowly but surely onto the internet is not something I have enjoyed as a parent. But the kid is in fourth grade, and not only does he have to research topics for school projects once in a while, he also needs to learn how to search for…

A Guide To Setting Up Your PS5 Properly

A Guide To Setting Up Your PS5 Properly

In a very exciting day, for those who managed to score a pre-order, the PlayStation 5 is finally out. There’s sure to be much excitement as you unbox your PS5 for the first time. But maybe you’re wondering what you’ll actually be getting with your brand new console, or how…

Why AppleCare Might Be a Good Idea for a HomePod Mini

Why AppleCare Might Be a Good Idea for a HomePod Mini

Preorders for Apple’s brand-new HomePod Mini kicked off last week. If you were one of the many who secured one — shipping estimates are now bumping back to December — you might have been tempted to slap AppleCare into your shopping cart, too.

Yes, Dad Bods Are Hot – Research Proves It

Yes, Dad Bods Are Hot – Research Proves It

Since the 2012 hit film Magic Mike explored the hedonistic lifestyle of men who strip for women, popular culture has exploded with images of sexy, muscular, athletic and shirtless (or pantless!) “hot” men. In our contemporary digital world, pornography and online dating apps offer male bodies to look at in…

Here Are The Best NBN Plans Under $60/Month

Here Are The Best NBN Plans Under $60/Month

Entry-level NBN plans aren’t as common as they used to be, with most providers now focusing on pricier products with unlimited data and faster speeds. Of course, these plans aren’t for everyone. Not everyone needs or wants an expensive NBN connection. What if you just want to stream a little…

The Best PC and Gaming Deals From Click Frenzy 2020

The Best PC and Gaming Deals From Click Frenzy 2020

It’s once again time for another round of Click Frenzy’s huge sales, which means its bargains galore from now until 12:00am on Friday, November 13. From laptops to gaming monitors, games, peripherals, and headsets, you name it and there’s bound to be a nice deal going for it. Check out…

Click Frenzy 2020: Everything You Need To Know

Click Frenzy 2020: Everything You Need To Know

Originally launched back in 2012, Click Frenzy has firmly established itself as one of Australia’s must watch sale events. So far this year, we’ve had both Click Frenzy Mayhem and Click Frenzy Sports sales – but those were just warm ups for the Click Frenzy’s main event of 2020. To…

How to Maximise Your Bounty of Crispy Turkey Skin

How to Maximise Your Bounty of Crispy Turkey Skin

One of the great things about eating birds is getting to consume their (hopefully) crispy, (ideally) well-seasoned skin. But some people, like my mother, don’t appreciate this gift. (This ended up working out well for me as a youth, as I could steal all the skin from the rotisserie chicken…

Don’t Make Fat Jokes Ever, Especially Not in Front of Your Kids

Don’t Make Fat Jokes Ever, Especially Not in Front of Your Kids

This pandemic has gifted each of us our own cornucopia of physical and mental garbage: anxiety, isolation, depression, inertia, and insomnia, to name a few. For some, it also led to the more frequent consumption of less healthy (read: comfort) foods. And that indulgence (which, frankly, we deserve) has led…

How to Dispose of Dead Batteries the Right Way

How to Dispose of Dead Batteries the Right Way

It’s coming to the end of the year, which means it’s getting to that time where many of us will be attempting to navigate the piles of crap we’ve accrued over the months. No? Just me? Okay then. In any case, when the urge to attack a major clean comes…

Why Your ‘Check Engine’ Light Is On

Why Your ‘Check Engine’ Light Is On

Driving a car is one of those things that works best when you don’t have to worry about how everything works. You have enough to pay attention to on the road without having to worry about what’s going on under the hood. But then one day you’re driving home, minding…

Just Microwave Your Sweet Potatoes

Just Microwave Your Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving dinner is not the easiest, so I’m always looking for ways to decrease both the stress felt and the effort exerted in its preparation. One of the easiest ways to do this is to cook your sweet potatoes (or yams) in the dang microwave. Unless you are making sweet…

What to Know About the Latest Coronavirus Vaccine Results

What to Know About the Latest Coronavirus Vaccine Results

Pfizer and BioNTech announced today that their vaccine candidate appears to be 90 per cent effective at preventing COVID-19 in the volunteers in their study. It’s encouraging, but there’s still a long way to go between this and an actually effective, available vaccine.

You’ll Want to Make This Spicy Cranberry Mustard All Year Long

You’ll Want to Make This Spicy Cranberry Mustard All Year Long

I have always felt that cranberry sauce is bigger than Thanksgiving. Though it plays an important role on turkey day — ensuring our palates don’t get oversaturated with salt, fat, and sage — the sweet, tangy condiment can be used to balance rich, savoury foods all year long. It’s especially…

What Celebrating NAIDOC Week Looks Like In 2020

What Celebrating NAIDOC Week Looks Like In 2020

Not that you need reminding, but 2020 has sort of done a number on almost every event in the calendar. We’ve had to adjust and delay in the hope of maintaining any sense of normalcy at those occasions we value.   What we haven’t done – thankfully – is let…

Is Text-Based Therapy Effective?

Is Text-Based Therapy Effective?

Living with mental illness looks different for everyone, but for many people, there are periods of time when your anxiety and/or depression symptoms are worse than others. One minute I’ll be typing away feeling neutral, and then the feelings start trickling in. (I picture it being like that older couple…

How to Properly Dispose of Grease and Oil

How to Properly Dispose of Grease and Oil

If you are in the habit of cooking delicious food, you probably cook with some kind of fat. And whether you’re making olive oil-fried eggs, fries cooked in beef tallow, or extremely bomb chicken nuggets, you’re going to find yourself with a certain amount of leftover cooking fat, which needs…

How to Mix Vintage and Modern Home Design in a Way That Works

How to Mix Vintage and Modern Home Design in a Way That Works

Gone are the days of going to a traditional furniture store, seeing a floor model room setup you liked, then buying it and recreating the look lamp-for-lamp in your own home. Now, our homes are carefully “curated” in a way that’s supposed to reflect our personal style and philosophy —…