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25 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dogs

Most people know not to feed chocolate to dogs. But did you know many other common foods in your fridge and larder are equally poisonous to canines? Everything from orange peel to toothpaste has the potential to make your dog seriously ill — in the wrong circumstances, it could even…

How To Make ‘Rick And Morty’ McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

It’s no secret that Rick and Morty fans are obsessed with McDonald’s “Szechuan Sauce”, a limited edition Mcnugget dipping sauce that came out in 1998 to promote the Disney film Mulan. If you want to find out what all the fuss is about, this DIY recipe is pretty damn delicious….

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PSA: Always Ask For Fresh McDonald’s Fries

There’s nothing quite like McDonald’s French fries straight from the fryer — they’re moist-yet-crunchy, deliciously fresh tasting and almost too hot to eat. The same can’t be said of older batches. To put it bluntly, they taste like cheap, soggy cardboard with some salt sprinkled on top. If you’re unlucky…

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Start Preparing for NaNoWriMo Now

Even under normal circumstances, early planning for major events is critical to their success. This year, of course, we are in far from ordinary circumstances, which makes it that much more important for writers to begin planning for National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short — NaNo, for even…

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Stop Partying in Your Airbnb

We’re many months into a global pandemic (have you heard?) with no end in sight, and while it shouldn’t need to be said, please: stop throwing in-person parties. And definitely don’t throw a party at your rented Airbnb — if you do, you could be banned from booking with the…

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Use These 4 Tips to Master Digital Communication

At one time or another, we’ve all gotten that text, email or instant message from a colleague that made us question everything. Even though we know it can be difficult to convey tone in writing, we still may analyse every word and punctuation mark trying to find clues. Along the…

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How to Use Storytelling When Facts Fail to Convince Someone

Not all arguments are worth your time and energy. In some cases — like when someone fundamentally disagrees with you — there’s nothing you can say or do to change their mind. But in other instances, it’s entirely possible to make your case and get someone to agree with (or…

How to Deal With This TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube Data Breach

An improperly-secured cloud database has exposed personal information for over 235 million TikTok, Instagram and YouTube accounts. The Hong Kong-based company Social Data was unknowingly storing the data in a database without proper password protection, meaning anyone could pop in and see it. Ugh.

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How to Display a Collection Without Looking Like a Hoarder

For a long time, collecting was considered just another hobby. The question on the playground wasn’t if you collected something, it was what you collected. And it wasn’t limited to scratch-and-sniff stickers, unusual-looking rocks, and coins that grown-ups told you would be valuable one day — adults were in on…

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How to Get Real-Time Fire Updates From Google

Fires are a necessary and natural part of the bush lifecycle, but recent years have seen a drastic increase in the number and severity of uncontrolled wildfires during the summer months — ask any Australian or Californian about that. Thankfully, new tools in Google Search and Google Maps can keep…

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This Video Will Train You to Hold Your Breath for a Crazy-Long Time

As a lifelong asthmatic, I am the least-likely person to win a breath-holding contest (which is fine because it means I am also the most likely to win the “coolest person you know” contest, because there is nothing more badass than getting winded after a light jog on a cold…

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Read Books With NetGalley Before They Hit Print

In my pre-Lifehacker days, I was a content creator for the nation’s largest bookstore chain — I’m sure you know the one — and coming to the office each day was like Book Nerd Christmas: My mailbox was constantly overflowing with packages from publishers containing advance reading copies (or “ARCs”)…

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Inception Remains a Very Complex Film a Decade On

Ten years on from its release, and hitting cinemas again, Christopher Nolan’s Inception still puzzles and intrigues. It is one of those films in which you discover something new each time you watch it. Or, more likely, it makes you reinterpret what you thought you already knew. Nolan’s oeuvre builds…

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Afterpay Day 2020: Here Are The Best Deals

Afterpay Day 2020 officially started this morning at 8am so it’s time to start adding all the items to cart that you’ve had your eye on. The two-day shopping event offers Aussies up to 70% off top retailers across fashion, tech, homewares and more. It officially ends at 11:59pm on Friday…

What to Know About Storm Terminology

It is only mid-August, and several major tropical storms and hurricanes have already hit different parts of the United States. In fact, the country has already set a record for the highest number of named storms occurring by early August (nine). While there’s been some action in the usual spots…

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The 9 Convenience Foods I Buy Over and Over

Just because I am capable of cooking most things from scratch does not mean I always want to. I am also not immune to the charms of boxed, canned, frozen, or otherwise processed and prepared convenience foods, particularly when they possess certain qualities that just can’t be replicated outside of…

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At Least Patrick Stewart Is Still Reading Sonnets to Us

It can feel like there is very little to celebrate: We can’t throw birthday parties or wedding receptions or even go out to see a movie on a Friday night. Our kids haven’t been within six feet of their friends in five months, sports are weird, and we’ve got a…

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How To Improve Your Sexual Stamina With A Fleshlight

It’s time to get frank, blokes. Do you orgasm more quickly than you’d like to? Is it causing you (or your partner) anxiety or frustration? Then don’t fret, take action. The great news is that there’s a really simple way to do something about it – and the even better…

Remove Ads From Android TV’s Home Screen While You Still Can

The latest Android TV Home update adds a new “Cinematic Highlights” section to the Android TV home screen. This new tab — which is now one of the first you’ll see in the interface — auto-plays ads for new shows and movies. If that annoys you, you still have an…

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You Should Absolutely Add Corn Milk to Your Coffee

I have found a new reason to get up in the morning, and that reason is sweetened condensed corn milk. “What the fuck is that?” you may ask. It’s exactly what it sounds like — sweetened condensed milk that has been infused with the greatness of corn.

Reminder: 20 Minutes Of Exercise A Day Is Enough

It seems like one of the major reasons people don’t like to exercise 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 willing…

How To Schedule Text Messages On Android

Whether you have friends or family members who work and live different schedules than you, or you find yourself sending more “happy belated birthday” messages than you’d like, having the ability to schedule text messages ahead of time is an incredibly useful feature. Unfortunately, only certain Android smartphones let you…

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How to Watch the NBA 2020 Season: Live, Online and Free

While the threat of coronavirus remains, sports are finding new ways to return. The latest one to make that return is the world-famous NBA league, which has now entered the playoffs stage. Here’s how you can watch it down under. It all started on 11 March when the NBA made…