How to Keep Your Shower Clean

It’s really easy to ignore your shower until it turns into a disgusting cesspool of mould. I’ve been guilty of doing this in the past, but in the long run it’s so much easier (and less gross!) to keep up with cleaning your shower than to try to dig your way through the gunk later on. Here are some low-effort tips for keeping your shower clean enough that you won’t need to spend forever scrubbing it down.

How to Keep Your Shower Clean

Buy a hair trap for your drain

If you have long hair, you’ll know the gradual water pooling that means your drain’s getting clogged and you’ll soon have to spend an afternoon clearing that shit out. A hair trap like this one will slow down how quickly your drain gets clogged with hair. It won’t catch 100% of hair, but when you see how much hair it catches you’ll pat yourself on the back for making the investment.

Clean the shower during your shower

There are a few advantages to this. Firstly, the grime gets steamed during the shower so it’s softer and easier to remove. Additionally, cleaning the shower is kind of gross, so you can clean yourself right afterwards. You also don’t need to worry about your clothes getting wet or stained from the cleaning products. Keep your cleaning supplies in a shower caddy for easy access….

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5 Websites to Follow If You Like Doing Things

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Sometimes it’s nice to uncurl yourself from that blanket nest on your couch, brush off the nacho crumbs and actually leave the house and do stuff. If you ever get gripped by the desire to breathe some fresh air in the company of some other people you can tolerate, here are some websites to get some ideas from.

Time Out

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Best For: City and suburb guides, events

The good ol’ classic. The London edition has been around since 1968 so it has chops. It’s worth subscribing to the newsletter so you get a tasty digest delivered at the end of each week telling you what to do on the weekend.

Concrete Playground

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Best For: Keeping up with all the local hipsters

There’s this thing I like to call “the Concrete Playground effect”, where a new bar with a kooky niche is mentioned on Concrete Playground, and you’ll have to make a note for a date in 3 months’ time in your diary to visit it because that’s how long it takes for the hoards of bearded twenty-somethings to subside.

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How to Study Anything Online for Free via MOOCs

How to Study Anything Online for Free via MOOCs

Technically we have all the information we’d ever want at our fingertips thanks to the Internet and our benevolent overlords Google, but sometimes it’s easier to learn things when it’s presented nicely in bite-sized chunks, instead of the often incomprehensible vortex that is Wikipedia. This is where MOOCs come in.

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. While university educations are usually expensive, MOOCs get around the money issue by delivering course materials through video lectures and multiple choice quizzes, with some peer-graded assignments and discussion boards. It’s like going to uni, if you could go to uni from bed.

MOOCs are offered by prestigious universities like MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Berkeley, so you don’t have to worry as much about reliability as you would if you’re trying to learn economics from 30 different YouTube gurus. MOOCs are usually free if you just want to learn, but often if you pay a smallish fee, you can get an official certificate showing that you completed the course. Most courses are self-paced, and the lectures can be downloaded for offline viewing.

Where do I find a MOOC?

Here are some useful sites for finding MOOCs:…

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How to Work Out Who to Vote For

How to Work Out Who to Vote For

It's federal election time again in Australia, thanks to the double dissolution. If, like me, you've completely given up on following politics, you're going to be confused as hell when you step into ...

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The Ultimate Banana Muffin Recipe

I always seem to end up with over-ripe bananas (never any other type of fruit, no idea why!), so I'm constantly looking for creative ways to use them up. Banana muffins are my default, and while not ...

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I Fucking Love: CashRewards

I'm assuming since you use the internet, you also like to buy things on the internet. I'm also taking a massive leap of faith and assuming you also like free money (let's be honest, if you don't, ...

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I Fucking Love: Travel Spin

Travel Spin is the online equivalent of throwing a dart/kitchen knife/syringe at a map of the world, or spinning a globe and stopping it randomly. It'll choose a random destination for you, and ...

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2 Ways to Fold a Plastic Bag

2 Ways to Fold a Plastic Bag

Now that you know you should save up your plastic shopping bags either to reuse or recycle, here are two ways you can fold them into a dense little manageable pile so they don't float around like ...

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8 easy ways to reduce waste

8 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste

Amidst all this election campaign carbon tax chest thumping, the Sydney Morning Herald released this disturbing article. A remote monitoring site in Tasmania has reported that the carbon dioxide ...

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How to Jump Start a Car

How to Jumpstart a Car

When you'll need to jump start your car If you car won't start (it makes a pathetic "clearing its throat" noise or just whirs and clicks a little when you turn the ignition), you probably need a ...

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3 Quick Recipes with Pantry Staples

3 Quick Recipes with Pantry Staples

Maybe it's because I grew up during the Y2K panic, or because my mother likes to buy a year's worth of whatever's on special, but it's my firm belief that you should always have enough pantry staples ...

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5 Tips for Better Sleep

5 Tips for Better Sleep

I have a passionate love affair with my bed - it's so difficult to escape its caresses in the morning! It's a little easier if I've had a good night's sleep though. Poor sleep also makes your brain ...

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How to make brown rice 1000x tastier

Brown rice is boring as batshit. It doesn't have the street cred of activated buckinis or the ability to transform you into Wonder Woman like quinoa, and it takes fucking forever to cook. White rice? ...

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