Another day, another day of confinement and restrictions. If your home is like mine, you'll be looking for ways to entertain the kids, stay productive and tinker around the house. Today's deals will help you stay fit, entertain the kids and make your time at home just a little more comfortable.
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The winter hibernation period is about to end, which means we'll soon have an extra layer of fleshy insulation to shed. One solution is to blow a small fortune on a personal trainer. Alternatively, here are 50 ways to fast track your health that won't cost you anything (and will make you a happier person in the process).
A few years ago, I came to a major crossroads in my life. While work was going OK - I'd left a lucrative but unenjoyable job because I was so desperately unhappy and decided to freelance - my physical, mental and spiritual health were smashed. And, after messing around with my teenage son during basketball training, I spent the next two weeks walking like I'd been shot in the butt, having given my hamstring a decent twang.
Something had to change. On 6 January 2013 I decided to do something about it. Here's how I became a runner.
Kamal Meattle used three just three indoor plant species to increase oxygen, filter air, and boost general health at a a New Delhi business park. You can use them, too, in any indoor environment. Meattle's presentation at a TED conference details a large-scale success, using thousands of plants for hundreds of workers. In any living or working space, though, the three plants—Areca palm, Mother-in-law's Tongue, and a "Money Plant"—can be used to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, remove organic compounds, and generally filter and freshen the ambient air.
Within the last month, life has changed in ways both large and small. What used to be a few news stories here and there about a new virus infecting people halfway across the world is now a global pandemic. Something as simple as visiting a friend, going to the playground with our kids, or even shopping for groceries is now fraught—or impossible. Every day brings new worries, new precautions to take, and new information.
New restrictions announced across Australian states and territories have changed daily routines for millions around the country. While some measures are clear, a number of us still aren't sure exactly what we can and can't do in the times of coronavirus.
Dark Sky just announced it has been acquired by Apple, and with the sale come a few big problems for fans of the hyper-local weather app. First of all, the Android app is going away altogether—for obvious reasons. You can continue to use it until July 1, and subscribers will be refunded any money they’ve spent on a subscription that will soon become worthless.
The screens, they are unavoidable right now. Our kids were probably already getting plenty of screen time before the pandemic swept the world, but now, they’re not just using screens for entertainment. They’re using them to connect with their teachers, to complete their schoolwork and to talk to family and friends.
Microsoft announced a number of fun new features for its Edge Chromium browser today, and they’re mostly rolling out over the next few months. I’m impatient, so I took a look at what’s coming—vertical tabbed browsing, smart copying-and-pasting, password-checking, and organised “Collections”—and found all the extensions and workarounds you need to try these features out right now.
I’ll start by saying: I’m sorry. If you’re a parent of a little kid and you’re stuck at home right now, the last thing you need is for Baby Shark to start playing in your head on repeat. And I know that just seeing that image was enough to press the mental play button. But, if you’re struggling to get your little kids to wash their hands right now, this new video from Pinkfong might help.
Everyone at Lifehacker—along with the rest of the world—is now hunkered down at home, trying to make sense of this new (temporary) normal. So this week each of us recorded audio from our lives to provide a glimpse of what we’re up to. From learning how to work from home with the kids around to cobbling together a makeshift home gym, and finding fun ways to connect with our loved ones, we’re figuring it out one day at a time.
Stack Overflow, the famous “I’ll go there and figure out how to code something if I have no idea how to write it myself” message board beloved by developers worldwide, has finally unleashed its most-requested feature: dark mode.
If you’re getting a little bored with your board games (sorry, I had to), the team behind the Board Game Remix Kit—which, as the name implies, provides instructions for new games stitched together from the pieces of others you may already own—just made all of their remix resources free to download.
Here’s one of their many Monopoly remixes, in case you’re curious about what they have on offer.
Spanking the monkey. Adjusting the pink curtains. Jerkin' the gherkin. Slapping the oyster. Beef strokenoff. While we all love a good euphemism for masturbation, it's not something that most people talk about freely. This has given rise to a lot of misinformation, particularly when it comes to health. So is self-gratification good for you? Or do abstainers have the right idea?