The average person requires eight hours of sleep per night to stay happy, healthy and fully recharged for the day ahead. Unfortunately, our work commitments and social life often get in the way. This infogaphic from bed specialist SleepyPeople lists 11 "sleep hacks" you can employ to get by on less shuteye each day — without affecting your health.
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Sydney is commonly cited as one of the world's most expensive cities to live in. While Melbourne certainly isn't cheap, it is widely considered to be more affordable than its NSW rival. If you're considering pulling up stumps and moving to the Windy City, you're probably wondering just how much money you'll save on day-to-day living. Here's an infographic that compares the key cost differences between Melbourne and Sydney.
A quick power nap can determine the difference between staying productive or coasting through the day like a brain-dead zombie. But how much rest do you actually need to boost your energy levels? What are the best times of the day to score some quick Zs? And how does your circadian rhythm fit into it all this? This information-packed infographic from Art Of Wellbeing explains all.
None of us like to think about our death or the death of a loved one, but it's important to prepare for it. You don't want to be stuck trying to get into a loved one's Gmail or Facebook account to shut things down. This graphic shows you what you're in for, and what you and your loved ones should have ready.
By rights, this story should have been written half an hour ago. Instead, I was looking at Game Of Thrones memes about Bran Stark and playing Rolling Sky on my mobile. Such are the perils of procrastination.
If you never seem to get things done on time, you're probably suffering from a productivity problem of one form or another. Fortunately, it's not difficult to yield more out of the workday via a few tried-and-trusted adjustments. This infographic provides 11 caffeine-free tips.
Hot chips come in many shapes and sizes. Some people prefer thick 'n' chunky steak fries. Others are more partial to the classic French fry. More still prescribe to crinkle cut (these people are weird). Whatever your chip preference, this algorithm will ensure they turn out perfectly, every time. (Micky Mouse/Amphibious Landing Craft shape not included.)
There are many ways to manage and reduce daily stress. Unfortunately, most of them require a significant time commitment. If you're already overworked and struggling to keep on top of things, all that "wasted" time will leave you feeling more haggard than before. With that in mind, here are eight de-stressing techniques that only take around 15 minutes to pull off.
Human adults are supposed to eat at least two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables per day to keep healthy. But what constitutes a "serve"?
This can be difficult to calculate, especially when it comes to small fruits and diced vegetables. This infographic explains how to work out your portions.
Like most hobbies, gaming has its own subset of deeply annoying fans. We encounter them on a daily basis, be it through Twitter, online games or godawful IRL debates. Here are seven of the most infuriating types: from "the nostalgic" (who insists everything prior to 1990 is a bona fide classic) to "the contrarian" (who just wants to hate on Naughty Dog and Ocarina Of Time.)
One of my favourite guilty pleasures is to read a novel set in the city I'm visiting whenever I travel abroad. Good fiction might not be as practical as a Trip Advisor guide, but it does help to immerse you in your destination - especially if you're stuck in business conferences and hotel rooms the whole time.
With that in mind, here are 150 award-winning books set in 150 countries - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Pour over coffee is an intriguing alternative to the drip method or French press. As its name implies, it involves pouring small amounts of water through coffee grounds using a carafe and special kind of kettle. This infographic breaks down everything you need to know about brewing coffee the old way.
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 be looking for across a variety of exercise rituals and disciplines.
The company behind the National Broadband Network (NBN) wants you to know that the project has finally reached the half-way point, with approximately 50 per cent of Australians now able to connect. If you're still waiting for the NBN in your area, you probably want to know how this percentage breaks down in each state and capital city. This infographic provides some (but not all) of the answers.