Some words and phrases sound like they should be interchangeable, or are so similar it's hard to tell the difference between. But in the complicated world of English grammar, even these subtle differences can change the entire meaning of a word. Here are 12 common words you need to be careful about mixing up.
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Unless you're flying first or business class, airplane coffee is generally not the best quality cup you'll ever have - but it's still a nice little comfort in what can be an exhausting way to travel. Some airlines serve better coffee than others - but do you know what brands your favourite airlines serve? Here's a list of 44 airlines across the world, and what kind of coffee they're pouring into your little paper cup.
Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips. Chances are you've had to deal in spreadsheets for as long as you've been able to rest your hands on a keyboard. Here's some Excel techniques that will come in handy for any one strapped to an office desk throughout the day.
It can be difficult to grasp how long fifty years are without context. So when you hear that the number gets filed away as "a long time" which isn't helpful at all if you've also filed away a millennium as "a long time". Being told a styrofoam cup takes fifty years to decompose is easily forgettable. Being told that a styrofoam cup takes the lifetime of an African elephant to decompose is a fun little bit of trivia.
At the end of a long day you're tired, you're lethargic, you just want to fall into the warm embrace of a couch and flick on the sports channel. Or National Geographic. Or that one with all the Real Housewives programs on it. You want to feel happy.
The key to feeling good at home isn't just about how much TV you can binge watch from the couch - it's about how you design every room of your house.
Netflix has become synonymous with streaming movies and TV shows easily and cheaply, but Australians have access to a wide range of services that do the same thing: Stan, Amazon Prime Video and Foxtel Now are the obvious ones, but there's also ABC's iView and SBS OnDemand - two options that let you watch for free. When you vie for the Streaming Throne, you either win or you die. There is no middle ground.
So which service is King?
Ever wanted to hang off a big hog with your 24-inch pythons like our mate Hulk Hogan, brother? Of course you have, brother. If you've ever wondered about which exercises you need to do to grow those biceps, triceps and forearms - look no further, brother. Here are the best exercises to master those arm muscles.
There have been 18 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stretching all the way back to 2008's Iron Man. The all-consuming Marvel juggernaut begins to reach its conclusion with Infinity War, which sees a big, bald purple man take on basically every single actor in Hollywood for control of the universe. If you can't remember everything that's happened up to this point - this graphic is the perfect way to remind yourself.
Managing Editor of Lifehacker, Mark Serrels, has probably put more oats into his body than should be physically possible. He swears by the stuff. I always thought that the preparation time was just a little too much for me. However, after reading this guide, I am beginning to consider oats as great breakfast option.
On the back of the news that Victoria will be banning plastic shopping bags, I wondered how much plastic is actually in the ocean. I always hear big, crazy numbers and I've certainly seen the pictures but what is the reality? The science? How does it affect ocean life?
This infographic explains.
In the era of 'fake news' and 'anti-vaxxers', being able to detect the difference between Good Science and Bad Science is critical to see through the nonsense. This 12 point guide is an excellent overview of how you can spot any untruths that you might see floating around your social media pages, you know, like how injecting bicarb soda cures cancer (it doesn't).
You probably don't think of running as a dangerous exercise, but it's an intense activity and injuries are common, especially for beginners who push themselves too hard. This graphic from Strength Running shows how you can prevent running injuries.
In this weeks AFL Grand Final, a traditional Victorian team - the Richmond Tigers - will take on a plucky interstate team - the Adelaide Crows. But up until 1990, the AFL wasn't even known as the AFL - it was the Victorian Football League. With the expansion into New South Wales in 1982 and then Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia, the AFL was born. This infographic shows just how big the sport has become.