How To Figure Out Your Monthly Food Budget

How To Figure Out Your Monthly Food Budget

Some recurring expenses in your budget are the same each month, which makes them easy to anticipate. But some budget lines are harder to keep consistent — food, for instance. Food is a necessity, after all, but it’s possible to spend way more than you need to. With some research,…

Don’t Get Weighed Down By Idea Debt

Don’t Get Weighed Down By Idea Debt

What’s the biggest goal on your to-do list? Is it a cross-country move to your dream city? Opening a business? Starting your own blog? Now, consider: Why haven’t you checked it off your list yet?

The Best Podcasts For Discovering New Music

The Best Podcasts For Discovering New Music

I like to discover my music anywhere but the radio: playlists, TV soundtracks, best-of lists, subway bands, TikToks, overheard songs in bars and stores and coffeeshops… and podcasts. What a fantastic medium for trying out new music. A music podcast is like your favourite radio show on demand — and…

How To Get Android 10 On Your Samsung Galaxy S10

How To Get Android 10 On Your Samsung Galaxy S10

One of the bummers of buying a non-Pixel Android smartphone is that you are beholden to your manufacturer for Android updates. In other words, Google devices typically get giant upgrades like Android 10 first, and you have to sit and be envious until you get your shot—possibly months after the…

What Does A ‘Normal’ Vagina Even Look Like?

What Does A ‘Normal’ Vagina Even Look Like?

Women’s genitals are as diverse as our faces, as you can see in the Labia Library photo gallery. We are accustomed to some faces being accepted as “beautiful”, and know that the standard varies across time and culture. We may be less familiar with the idea that similar judgements are…

Judge Dredd Is Basically Non-Fiction Now

Judge Dredd Is Basically Non-Fiction Now

The character of Judge Dredd was designed to be satirical, depicting the ultimate draconian cop. The world he inhabits was extremely authoritarianism, with strict laws against outsiders, walls around cities and rules that deny people basic rights. Um.

Crazy Hack: Make Ice Cubes Faster By Using Hot Water

Crazy Hack: Make Ice Cubes Faster By Using Hot Water

Disaster strikes when you’re in the middle of a cocktail party and discover that, to your chagrin, you’ve forgotten to refill the ice tray. No worries, try this neat party trick: use hot water to quickly make some ice cubes.

Use Kurt Vonnegut’s Happiness Trick

Use Kurt Vonnegut’s Happiness Trick

English has no precise antonym for “complain.” All the closest verbs require an object: you can praise a thing or compliment a thing, but you can complain, full stop. Whatever the opposite would be, Kurt Vonnegut says you should do it. It will make you happier.

How To Get A Quick Yoga Fix [Infographic]

How To Get A Quick Yoga Fix [Infographic]

Practising yoga offers many benefits to your health and general wellbeing – but who has time to join a class? Between work, family and social engagements, there’s simply no room for stretchy exercises down the park. Fortunately, it’s possible to pack the mental benefits of yoga into just 10 minutes…

The Best RSS Readers And News Aggregation Apps

The Best RSS Readers And News Aggregation Apps

A few days ago, I asked you for your favourite news aggregator apps. We got tons of responses, but it was pretty clear which apps were going to be our top recommendations within the first batch of comments. Without further ado, here are the best RSS readers/news aggregators, plus a…

You Should Add Lemon Zest To Pancake Batter

You Should Add Lemon Zest To Pancake Batter

I am an unapologetic champion of baking mixes. Baking from scratch is great, and if you have the time and resources to do so, go for it. But mixes are one of the first modern hacks, and their introduction helped lighten the workload of (mostly) women performing unpaid labour in…

Delete These 15 Dodgy Android Apps ASAP

Delete These 15 Dodgy Android Apps ASAP

Security firm Sophos has discovered 15 dodgy Android apps on the Google Play store that have been downloaded more than 1.3 million times. Once installed, the adware-riddled apps do not show up as icons in the launcher making it difficult to find and eradicate them. Here’s the full list.

Australians Love Their Fuel Cars

Australians Love Their Fuel Cars

In several speeches of late, Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisted with a straight face that Australia is doing its bit on climate change. The claim was swiftly and thoroughly debunked. The truth is the Morrison government is piggybacking on the efforts of others, to varying degrees of success.

Everything We Know About Google Pixel 4

Everything We Know About Google Pixel 4

We’re still more than two weeks away from the official Google Pixel 4 launch but she’s been a very leaky ship. There’s been a bunch of promising leaks, some of which have already turned out to be true, so let’s round them all up to see what’s most likely in…

How To Make Boxed Mix Brownies Taste Homemade

How To Make Boxed Mix Brownies Taste Homemade

Boxed mix brownies are pretty much flawless. Not only can you get a whole batch for less than five bucks (the price of a single fancy bakery brownie), but they consistently bake up with perfectly shiny crusts, chewy edges, and fudgey centres.

How Traditional Japanese Swords Are Made

How Traditional Japanese Swords Are Made

Japanese sword making is a tradition that goes back centuries, and one that’s carried on to this day. Each sword can take over 18 months to create, requiring an astonishing degree of dedication and skill. The resulting blades can be worth thousands of dollars.

How To Stream PS4 Games To Any Android Phone

How To Stream PS4 Games To Any Android Phone

Hey Android fans, I know you’re probably tired about all the fun iOS users have been getting up to with that new-fangled Apple Arcade, but there’s some good gaming news coming your way, too. Sony’s newest firmware update for the PlayStation 4 makes it possible to use the PS4 Remote…

How To Come Down From A Cannabis High

How To Come Down From A Cannabis High

With laws around marijuana use in Australia changing in recent times, we’re bringing you the best hints and tricks to help you navigate the waters of high tide. I don’t use weed, but the one time I did I ended up in an emergency room.

How To Stop Amazon Employees From Watching Your Cloud Cam Recordings

How To Stop Amazon Employees From Watching Your Cloud Cam Recordings

A recent report from Bloomberg explains that Amazon employees in India and Romania use Cloud Cam recordings to “train” the device’s AI so it can more accurately discern security threats—like someone smashing a window, for example—from mundane activity. While potentially creepy, it’s not unheard of; For all the existential fear…

Watch Out For Scams Targeting Cash App Users

Watch Out For Scams Targeting Cash App Users

Money transfer app Cash App gives away money on Fridays. If you follow the company on Twitter or Instagram, you may have entered by responding to a #CashAppFriday post with your user ID for the app.

SHOPPER ALERT: Black Friday Just Came Early At Big W

SHOPPER ALERT: Black Friday Just Came Early At Big W

Big W is slashing prices to survive. The company recently announced plans to shut down 30 stores around the country, with the first outlets set to close their doors in the west of Sydney. Perhaps not unrelatedly, Big W is throwing a big online clearance sale with up to 95%…