These Anxiety Dog Beds Are to Pups What Weighted Blankets Are to Humans

These Anxiety Dog Beds Are to Pups What Weighted Blankets Are to Humans

If you’ve recently become a dog owner, you’ve probably learnt that, like you, your furry friends can suffer from anxiety, too.  Anxiety is common among dogs for a number of reasons — some are anxious due to situational circumstances like separation anxiety (especially after spending all that time at home…

How to Make a Restaurant-Quality Baked Potato

How to Make a Restaurant-Quality Baked Potato

There are few sides as satisfying as a baked potato. These fluffy, warm, cosy delights are well-loved by foodies all over, so mastering the art of cooking them is a truly valuable skill. In order to deliver on this task, however, you’ll need a couple of things. A love of…

Why Your Gaming PC Got Worse After the Latest Windows 10 Update

Why Your Gaming PC Got Worse After the Latest Windows 10 Update

According to numerous reports, Windows 10 updates KB5000842 and KB5001330 cause annoying performance bugs for games running in windowed modes. Per Microsoft’s patch notes, “a small subset of users have reported lower than expected performance in games after installing KB5000842 or later updates. Most users affected by this issue are…

You’re Probably Using Too Many Paper Towels

You’re Probably Using Too Many Paper Towels

Paper towels are just another form of non-recyclable paper waste, and you’re probably using them way more often than you need to. On average, according to the U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS), some 45.3 million Americans use eight or more rolls of paper towels a month. As…

Teach Your Kids How to Respond to TikTok ‘Challenges’

Teach Your Kids How to Respond to TikTok ‘Challenges’

Every few months, news of another dangerous TikTok “challenge” circulates that horrifies parents everywhere. From the “Skull-Breaker Challenge” to the “Benadryl Challenge,” kids are always finding new, perilous ways to dare each other into harming or even killing themselves. The latest recirculation is called the “Blackout Challenge,” in which a…

Get Easier-to-Understand Results With ‘Simple English Wikipedia’

Get Easier-to-Understand Results With ‘Simple English Wikipedia’

Wikipedia is one of the internet’s last bastions of freely accessible public information, and since it’s relatively unspoiled by the type of polarization common on social media it can feel refreshing to research anything from the mechanics of aircraft toilets to Alexander the Great without being bombarded by trolls or…

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Parent

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Parent

Raising a child is full of surprises. No matter how many books, parenting forums, and articles you read, the truth is that nothing can completely prepare you for it. After become a parent, though, I now have the gift of hindsight, so here’s what I would say if I could…

Boost Your Iron Intake With These Simple Diet Changes

Boost Your Iron Intake With These Simple Diet Changes

A drink with your breakfast, lunch or dinner can make your meal more enjoyable. But have you considered whether your drink of choice may affect the way your body absorbs the nutrients in your food? Dietary factors that can increase the uptake of other nutrients are called enhancers, while those…

Add a Little Lillet to Your Gin And Tonic

Add a Little Lillet to Your Gin And Tonic

The G&T is a garden drink, best consumed while lounging among pretty flowers and in verdant fields (or backyards), preferably while wearing a fun sundress. (They’re also a very good hot tub drink — they seem hydrating even though they are the exact opposite.)

How to Start Learning to Skateboard as an Adult

How to Start Learning to Skateboard as an Adult

Skateboarding has never followed a rulebook, which means that on some level, a piece about learning how to skate probably defies its countercultural roots. And though it’s fostered the growth of a global community, skating is a solitary sport, which is probably why it’s become a newfound pastime for adults…

How an Anti-Mask Screed Got Spun as a ‘Study’

How an Anti-Mask Screed Got Spun as a ‘Study’

A recent paper in a journal called Medical Hypotheses has made the argument that maybe we shouldn’t be wearing masks. It cites year-old research, from before we understood the pandemic, and its arguments don’t hold together. But it looks like a scientific study, and it’s been shared on social media…

Download the Best Pandemic Party Game for Free

Download the Best Pandemic Party Game for Free

Stop what you’re doing, install Steam on your desktop or laptop PC (if you haven’t already), and go hit up the store page for Quiplash. That’s Jackbox Games’ delightfully fun “submit answers to a prompt and everyone playing votes on what’s funny” experience that’s been a mainstay of many a…

What’s Open Over the Anzac Day Weekend This Year?

What’s Open Over the Anzac Day Weekend This Year?

Anzac Day for 2021 is this coming Sunday. For some, that means a long weekend and for others, it simply represents a day to pay your respects over the course of a regular old weekend. Irrespective of whether or not your state or territory is set to recognise Anzac Day…