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Australians toss out thousands of dollars in unused food every year. One of the simplest ways to save money on groceries is to make sure you're not wasting food. To avoid this problem, personal finance site Clark.com suggests keeping a list of stuff you toss.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Most Aussies prefer to crack open an ice-cold beer with their pizza, but wine is arguably a superior beverage choice -- especially in winter. This infographic from food-pairing app Indian Wine List matches a handful of wine grape varieties to palate-matching pizza toppings. Make mine a Pepperoni 'n' Merlot!

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What do professional food critics have that you don't? Besides great jobs, they've developed a knowledge base, refined their mouth mechanics and expanded their vocabulary of food experiences. You can't match them overnight, but you can get started by simply breathing in.

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Virtually anyone can cook a meal, but a good meal generally requires a modicum of culinary expertise. Men's Health suggests applying the one layer rule for better results next time you'd like to treat your taste buds to a delectable dish.

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It's never fun to be a squeaky wheel, but whether you've been served an overcooked, undercooked, or just plain wrong dish, there's a proper and improper way to let your waiter know that you're less than satisfied with what's on your plate.

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Web site OpenTable—the long-running standard for restaurant reservations online—has added a new review system to the site, which aims to filter out fake reviews. We've all researched a restaurant and found that the glowing praise online didn't come close to the actual experience, and often that's a result of inauthentic reviews. OpenTable will only allow diners who ate at a restaurant and booked through their reservation system to rank it, which they hope will result in more accurate reviews. Even if the reviews aren't your cup of tea, we've never featured the very useful OpenTable before, and the free reservation service is a must-bookmark for any foodie.

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US-centric: The food experts at Health magazine have scoured the menus at popular restaurant chains in search of the healthiest foods on the menu, rounding up several healthy menu options at otherwise unhealthy chains. For example, next time you find yourself staring down your fork at a never-ending pasta bowl at Olive Garden, you could opt instead for the low-fat Capellini Pomodoro (644 calories, 14 grams of fat) or the Venetian Apricot Chicken (448 calories, 11 grams of fat). Aside from the Olive Garden, the article runs down and handful of other chain favourites like Denny's, Ruby Tuesday, and P.F. Chang's. We've already covered five fast-food chains you can feel good about, but Health magazine's list offers a few healthy alternatives for sit-down fare. Got your own favourite low-calorie dish at a national chain? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Health magazine names top chain restaurant fare