How To Wrangle A Toddler And A Newborn At The Same Time

How To Wrangle A Toddler And A Newborn At The Same Time

With the exception of one (very) long weekend as a foster parent, I’ve never parented a toddler and a newborn at the same time. But that very long weekend did give me a (relatively) brief glimpse into how utterly crazy and exhausting it would be. We put so much emphasis,…

Don’t Follow ‘Breaking News’ Twitter Accounts

Don’t Follow ‘Breaking News’ Twitter Accounts

When events are happening fast, like during last night’s protests against police violence in Minneapolis, misinformation travels fast, too. Check your sources, and don’t trust accounts whose reason for existing is simply to spread “breaking news.”

Stop Force Closing Your Apps

Stop Force Closing Your Apps

Many of us have become accustomed to constantly force closing apps. We were told it helps improve battery life and makes our phones run faster. But the truth is, it can actually have the opposite effect.

Add Pancake Batter To Eggs To Make A Superior Omelette

Add Pancake Batter To Eggs To Make A Superior Omelette

I feel like I am the last to know that IHOP puts pancake batter in their omelettes. (Did you know? Why didn’t you tell me?) Usually I’m pretty good about this kind of thing, but somehow this particular chain restaurant hack slipped right past me. Luckily, this oversight was easily…

10 Exercise Myths That Refuse To Die

10 Exercise Myths That Refuse To Die

Finding clear, definitive facts about healthy exercise can be difficult. The exercise industry is a multi-billion dollar business, built partially on selling gadgets and supplements to people desperate to lose weight or look attractive. Meanwhile, good workout plans and simple truths lurk in the background waiting for their time to…

How To Make A Workout Playlist Actually Works [Infographic]

How To Make A Workout Playlist Actually Works [Infographic]

It’s no secret that the right kind of music can help you exercise: it can assist everything from synchronising your steps to galvanizing you to push past your physical limits. But first you need a good, solid playlist. The following infographic from fitness app maker sworkit explains what you should…

How To Bring Outside Activities Indoors

How To Bring Outside Activities Indoors

So far, my son’s camp for June has been cancelled, and I expect July and August to follow suit eventually. We’ve cancelled two long weekend trips. The public pools are closed and our backyard is too small and too sloped for anything resembling a decent pool. I will continue to…

Put Hash Browns Inside Your Breakfast Sandwich

Put Hash Browns Inside Your Breakfast Sandwich

I am fanatically passionate about breakfast sandwiches. I love how customisable (and therefore deeply personal) they are; more than any other food, a person’s breakfast sandwich order tells you a lot about their character. Mine says one thing loud and clear: This bitch loves potatoes.

How To Handle Your Pet’s Anxiety

How To Handle Your Pet’s Anxiety

If your pet has been acting odd lately, you are not alone. Pandemic era pet owners have reported an array of strange new behaviours in their cats and dogs. Unusual hissing and growling, clinginess and disruptive behaviours such as attacking furniture, spinning, excessive grooming, increased vocalising and scratching seem to…

How To Share Your Location With Google Plus Codes

How To Share Your Location With Google Plus Codes

When you need something delivered or need to call for help you probably give the person on the other end of the line your street address. What do you do if you’re somewhere you don’t know the address, or a place that doesn’t have one? Google is currently rolling out…

Is Facebook’s New CatchUp App Worth Trying?

Is Facebook’s New CatchUp App Worth Trying?

Facebook recently released an early version of CatchUp, an audio-only chatting app with one useful feature: Users can see when their contacts are available to chat, and strike up conversations (or group calls) with a single tap.

Thin Burgers Are Better Than Thick Ones

Thin Burgers Are Better Than Thick Ones

Burgers have gotten out of hand. Not only are bistro pubs and hip bars topping them with everything from avocado to pork belly (both of which detract and distract), but the patties themselves are just too darn thick. A burger is not a steak; a burger is a sandwich, and…

Exercise Vs Dieting: Which Is More Important For Weight Loss?

Exercise Vs Dieting: Which Is More Important For Weight Loss?

Being healthy is simple, right? “Eat less, move more.” That’s easy to say, but practicality is one of the most important things when it comes to health and fitness. Recommendations like this are blanket statements that don’t address practicality — so when it comes down to it, which is more…

Why Your Positive Coronavirus Antibody Test Might Be Wrong

Why Your Positive Coronavirus Antibody Test Might Be Wrong

The U.S. CDC has released new guidelines on antibody testing that note it’s possible for a test that’s 90-95% accurate to deliver incorrect positive results more than half the time. That sounds shocking, but it can be true—and it’s important to understand why, if you’re considering getting tested or have…

Yes, Teletherapy Is Effective, Here’s What You Need To Know

Yes, Teletherapy Is Effective, Here’s What You Need To Know

One of the most wide-reaching side effects of COVID-19 has been its impact on mental health. Understandably, a global pandemic has people dealing with more anxiety and depression than usual—not to mention the additional difficulties it’s causing for people with other conditions like obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

It’s Time To Start A Puzzle Exchange

It’s Time To Start A Puzzle Exchange

Jigsaw puzzle consumption has increased wildly in the era of physical distancing. People stuck indoors with nothing to do have turned to tiny, brightly coloured, irregularly shaped slices of cardboard to provide them with a sense of control over a chaotic world. Retailers can’t keep puzzles in stock, and manufacturers…

Reduce Your Risk Of Coronavirus Exposure With A ‘Contact Budget’

Reduce Your Risk Of Coronavirus Exposure With A ‘Contact Budget’

Now that states are opening up again, and a lot of people are required to report back to work, many of us are being forced to navigate new sources of risk and uncertainty. With that in mind, one epidemiologist, Ellie Murray, has a suggestion for how to think about your…

How To Help Kids Get Better At Video Chatting

How To Help Kids Get Better At Video Chatting

If there’s one thing parents have learned during the pandemic, it’s this: Little kids suck at video chatting. Maybe we already suspected this based on the occasional, disastrous FaceTime or Skype call with out-of-town family. But then we were thrust into this all-online-all-the-time reality, in which video chats feel so much…

How to Drink Coffee the Healthy Way [Infographic]

How to Drink Coffee the Healthy Way [Infographic]

Quitting coffee is not an option for most people. Without it, most office workers would instantly transform into Mad Max marauders hunting for shiny, chrome Delonghis. Thankfully, indulging in a hot brew doesn’t need to be detrimental to your health — in fact, it can improve everything from cognitive skills…

What To Know About That New Hydroxychloroquine Study

What To Know About That New Hydroxychloroquine Study

These past few months, there has been an intense debate over the drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been touted as a miracle treatment for COVID-19. This hype over the drug has come in spite of a lack of strong evidence showing that it works effectively against COVID-19, as well as concerns…

How To Spot A Misleading Crowd Photo

How To Spot A Misleading Crowd Photo

As businesses reopen and people take to the beaches and parks, you’ve probably seen news photos or video that appear to show people packed into dense crowds, blithely ignoring social distancing guidelines. But these photos can be misleading, and it’s thanks to a camera trick.

No, Wearing A Mask Isn’t Dangerous

No, Wearing A Mask Isn’t Dangerous

Myths about masks are running rampant, mixed in with and distracting from the critical advice and facts we all need to know to wear them responsibly. Many of these myths are directly tied to conspiracy theories that fall apart when you take a minute to think about them, but they…

What’s Coming To Disney+ In June 2020

What’s Coming To Disney+ In June 2020

It looks like June is going to be pretty light month in terms of new Disney+ content. The streaming service has released its list of upcoming programming for the month and it’s pretty short, but there are still a few things worth getting excited about.

Use Labels To End The Snack Wars

Use Labels To End The Snack Wars

During this time of social distancing and homebound isolation, the little things have become extra important. A walk through the neighbourhood on a sunny day. Connecting with loved ones over video chat. And making sure your damn brother doesn’t eat all the good cereal again.

Make Stress More Manageable By Thinking Of It As Competition

Make Stress More Manageable By Thinking Of It As Competition

Stress is something we all have at some point, the difference is in how we deal with it. While it’s definitely easy to let stress slow us down or even cripple us when it comes to completing tasks. This week Fast Company published a story on stress and made a…