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Just Use Frozen Fruit in Your Sangria

There is a lot of fruit in season at the moment, but you will not find it in my sangria. Peak-season produce can be a little pricey, but mostly it just feels disrespectful to obscure the flavour of a perfectly ripe, sun-kissed and (possibly) freshly picked blackberry or peach with…

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Waffled Frozen Pierogi Are the Perfect Depression Food

I have been experiencing some mood issues recently, which isn’t really that unique or surprising. Lots of people are feeling shitty right now, because things are shitty. Both anxiety and depression can affect one’s relationship with food, and my job as a food writer does not exempt me from this.

We’ve Rounded Up 16 Of The Best Gifts Under $100

Keen to show a special someone how much you care without hearing the distant cries of your wallet? Aren’t we all. To prove it’s entirely possible, we’ve rounded up 16 gifts under $100 that are sure to win their heart and make their life that little bit more enjoyable.  Koko Black The…

How to Ask For a Refund for ‘Fortnite’ V-Bucks

Epic Games is currently suing Apple and Google over their alleged monopolistic practices on their various app stores and both companies have banned Epic’s most popular game, Fortnite, from their respective app stores for trying to skirt around the cut each company takes from in-app purchases.

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Download NASA’s New Batch of Stunning Images of Mars for Free

It has been 15 years since NASA launched their Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and it continues to provide us with spectacular images of the Red Planet. To celebrate this anniversary, NASA has released a new batch of images from the MRO, including some of the most detailed shots we’ve seen…

Why Are Siri Suggestions in Safari So Strange?

Search suggestions can be great, hilarious, and horrible all at once. The intent makes sense: Save you a few keystrokes by giving you that which you were surely meaning to type in before you even finish the phrase. And I think we can all agree that saving time and keystrokes…

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Beware of Fake COVID ‘Studies’

Seeking out information about COVID-19 online means wandering through a wild morass of truth, speculation and outright lies. It’s important to start with trusted sources and see what they’re saying, rather than assuming that just anything you come across is legit. Some of what’s out there is misinformation, pushed by…

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Why You Should Freeze Tomatoes Without Peeling Them First

“Too many tomatoes” is not a problem I am currently facing, as I lack a garden in which I can grow any tomatoes at all (a far worse problem than having too many, I think). But I do know a lot of people who who are currently overwhelmed by the…

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Keep Your Glasses From Fogging Up With a Bit of Shaving Cream

Years ago, we shared a tip from one of our readers, CraXyOW3, who offered up an effective method to keep glass from fogging up via the application of a bit of shaving cream. Of course, back then we were concerned about bathroom mirrors and being blinded upon stepping into a…

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You Should Be Using These 5 Google Chrome Plug-Ins

Google Chrome is the world’s most popular web browser, commanding about two-thirds of the market. In addition to being a fast browser with great standards compliance, it’s also highly customisable and can be extended with free plug-ins. But first you need to find them. Here are five Chrome plug-ins you…

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Strain Your Eggs Before Poaching or Frying

We commonly think of an egg as having two distinct parts: the white and the yolk. It is (of course) much more complicated than that. There’s rarely any need to think about all 15 parts of the egg, but considering both portions of the white — the exterior albumin and…

Solve Complex Equations By Scanning Them With These Google Apps

A new Google Lens feature is on the way that helps students learn maths and STEM-related topics. To use the new “Homework” search mode, all you have to do is scan the equation you need help solving. It will be available in the Google Lens Android app and via Google…

How to Boost Your Qantas Points for Future Travel

We’re all dreaming of where we’re going to go when we’re able to travel again, to reconnect with family and friends, or even just for a change of scenery from the four walls of our own homes, so here are some ways to boost your points balance to use towards…

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How to Find a Psychologist Who Does Telehealth Appointments

It’s a tough time for everyone right now but for people facing mental health issues, the COVID-19 pandemic and all its roll-on effects have only escalated those feelings. Fortunately, there’s a tool available to help you search for psychologists offering telehealth appointments around Australia. The coronavirus pandemic has affected Australian…

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Poach Your Corn in a Buttery Milk Bath

Every year, I get on social media and shout about how you don’t have to cook corn, and then I eat a lot of raw corn (mostly in “salads” that are actually just bowls of corn with seasoning). But I am not above a cooked ear or seven. I like…

How Long Will Your Freezer Stay Cold After Power Goes Out?

I believe ruminating on worst-case scenarios is often unproductive, but I also was a Boy Scout and the motto “Be Prepared” is an indelible part of my psyche. One of the best ways to “be prepared” for any kind of emergency is to have extra food stored in your freezer….