Our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Geeks

Our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Geeks

Buying gifts for some obsessed with pop culture is both a blessing and curse. On the one hand, you know exactly what they’re into. On the other hand, how can you narrow down giant franchises like Star Wars or the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a single geeky gift? With that…

How to Decorate for the Holidays When You Don’t Want To

How to Decorate for the Holidays When You Don’t Want To

Some people strung up their holiday lights on the heels of the first brisk breeze this spring, desperate to begin absorbing the joy the season brings them. For others, the thought of transforming the house into a red and green winter wonderland — or even hanging a single ornament —…

Don’t Use Your Oven’s Self Cleaning Function

Don’t Use Your Oven’s Self Cleaning Function

Ovens tend to get a lot of use during the holidays, and between drips, drops, and turkey basting spills, they can get fairly dirty. And they may not get cleaned very often — in a survey by the American Cleaning Institute, 69% of participants agreed there are areas of the…

Make Your Own Irish Cream Immediately

Make Your Own Irish Cream Immediately

There are two types of people in this world: People who would be put off by the question “Ever drink Bailey’s out of a shoe?” and people who watched The Mighty Boosh in their early 20s. If you’re not familiar with pre-Great British Bake Off’s Noel Fielding, all you need to…

You’re Not Cooking With Spring Onions Enough

You’re Not Cooking With Spring Onions Enough

I’m keen on green onions. The lazy “and the wise” man’s onion, spring onions are versatile, dirt cheap and easy to deal with, and they should be a staple in everyone’s kitchen, beyond their typical use a garnish. For those who aren’t familiar, spring onions are young onions, harvested before…

8 Ways to Get Your Kid to Read More

8 Ways to Get Your Kid to Read More

Not only do many kids stop reading for fun around age 9, we’re also in the midst of a pandemic that brought much of their learning into the virtual space. That has many parents and educators worried about the potential for a “COVID slide,” in which some kids fall behind…

How to Clean Your Coffee Grinder After You’ve Used It to Grind Spices

How to Clean Your Coffee Grinder After You’ve Used It to Grind Spices

Freshly-ground spices simply taste better than their powdered counterparts, but in order to use freshly-ground spices, one has to actually grind them. If you are the kind of person who has a dedicated spice grinder: Great. I love that for you. But some of us don’t have room for two…

How to See the 1960s Rocket Booster That Will Fly by Earth Today

How to See the 1960s Rocket Booster That Will Fly by Earth Today

The 1960s were a time of great technological optimism and international competition, and space exploration was reason — and the venue — for much of it. Yet everything futuristic will one day pass into history, and it turns out that some of the 20th century’s most sophisticated rocket technology is…

Your Checklist for Planning a Covid-Safe Road Trip

Your Checklist for Planning a Covid-Safe Road Trip

As restrictions ease around the country and the prospect of travel beckons, many of us will be planning road trips for the holiday season. To ensure your trip is memorable in the best rather than the worst way, here are some things you and your fellow travellers can do to…

The Best Budgeting Apps To Help Aussies Save Money

The Best Budgeting Apps To Help Aussies Save Money

Sticking to a rigid bugdet, especially in the face of tempting sales, is a tricky business. If you’re anything like me, you’ll give yourself a savings goal, and stick to it for a while – only to eventually forget about it completely and go back to your regular habits. It’s…

The Two Best Things to Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce

The Two Best Things to Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce

I fully planned on buying a turkey breast for my downsized Thanksgiving this year, yet when it came time to order the main course, my brain shut off, muscle memory took over, and I ordered a whole bird. Luckily, it was only a 5 kg bird, but 5 kg of…

How Much Money Can You Make on TikTok?

How Much Money Can You Make on TikTok?

Can you make a living off of TikTok? Yes, but it ain’t easy — the viral video platform offers limited ad revenue to its creators, so you’ll need to rely on sponsored posts, merchandise, and thousands of followers before you can quit your day job.

Don’t Mix Your Cleaning Products

Don’t Mix Your Cleaning Products

Mixing flavours and functions is a basic skill in cooking: Add lemon juice for acid, parmesan for umami, you get the idea. But with cleaning products, combinations aren’t just the sum of their parts. Some can be harmful to your health. While it may be tempting to throw a cocktail…

Don’t Sleep on These Cyber Monday Bedding Sales [UPDATE]

Don’t Sleep on These Cyber Monday Bedding Sales [UPDATE]

Is there anything better than fresh sheets? Fresh, top-quality sheets, probably. I wouldn’t know, because I’m usually opting for the reasonably priced a-okay bedding options to avoid paying a mint. That’s about to change, however, because Cyber Monday sales are here (or they’re on their way) and there are loads…

The Best Cyber Monday Deals That Are Still Going Strong

The Best Cyber Monday Deals That Are Still Going Strong

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2020 sales frenzy are finally coming to an end. Or are they? It turns out that plenty of online stores – both in Australia and abroad – have extended their deal offerings, with some even increasing their discounts. Here are the best Cyber Monday deals you…

Marinate Your Leftover Chicken in Onion Dip

Marinate Your Leftover Chicken in Onion Dip

As many of you will surely know at this point, we’re suckers for a cooking hack here at Lifehacker. Have you seen our potato hack bible? It’s a thing to behold. Anyway, I have a pretty incredible addition to bring into the mix for you today. If you’ve found yourself…

Download These Free Plans for DIY Home Shelving

Download These Free Plans for DIY Home Shelving

There has already been a significant surge in people taking up various home improvement projects throughout the pandemic, and that’s likely to continue throughout the holiday months. As long as we’re stuck at home, we might as well make it a little nicer. Not everyone has the time or budget…

Use 2FA to Stop This New WhatsApp Account Attack

Use 2FA to Stop This New WhatsApp Account Attack

A simple but noteworthy attack is making the rounds on popular chat service WhatsApp. It’s incredibly easy for someone to pull off — all they need is access to a single account that has you listed as a contact. And if you’re susceptible to a bit of social networking, said…

The Best Black Friday Offers on Activewear and Sports Gear

The Best Black Friday Offers on Activewear and Sports Gear

Nothing gives you the motivation to workout more than fresh activewear. Now that Black Friday 2020 has officially kicked off, it’s the perfect excuse to add a few more pieces to your sportswear collection. A new pair of runners, some fresh leggings, even muscle recovery devices – there’s no shortage…

These Are the Best Black Friday Deals for Nintendo Fans

These Are the Best Black Friday Deals for Nintendo Fans

With so many deals being thrown around during Black Friday, trying to sort through all of them to find what you want can be a bit overwhelming. To help you get straight to the best Nintendo deals available, we’ve sorted through everything for you already. eBay’s Nintendo Switch bundle deal…