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      How to Watch the ‘Allen v. Farrow’ Documentary Series in Australia / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 07:01 · 1 minute

    Warning: This article deals with the topic of sexual assault and may be triggering to some. If you or someone you love is in need of support, you can reach out to the team at 1800 RESPECT .

    Four-part HBO original documentary series Allen v. Farrow is turning a lot of heads at the moment. The production, which is the work of award-winning investigative filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, takes a deep look into one of Hollywood’s most notorious stories.

    What’s the documentary series about?

    In a statement on the news, Binge writes that the documentary covers:

    “The accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then seven-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow; their subsequent custody trial, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter, Soon-Yi; and the controversial aftermath in the years that followed.”

    As the Sydney Morning Herald reports, Allen has long denied the claims and was not charged with any crimes, however, these events have followed the family since.

    Where can I watch Allen v Farrow?

    Foxtel and Binge are set to fast track the series of episodes to Australian televisions on Monday, February 22nd. If you don’t have a Binge subscription, you can sign up for the streaming service here .

    Where to find the Allen v Farrow trailer?

    The series is expected to be a raw and likely quite affecting look into a decades-long story, and the media coverage that surrounded it. HBO has released a trailer for the documentary that you can check out below:

    While it’s yet to be seen by audiences world-wide, it’s expected this documentary series will gain a lot of attention once it has been released. The production is currently sitting at an 85 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and The Sydney Morning Herald has published an insightful piece on what to expect.

    So, mark your calendars, friends. This is one to keep an eye out for.

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      Sennheiser’s Momentum Headphones Are 50% off Today / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 06:11 · 2 minutes

    Do you need a new pair of headphones and love a bargain? Well, good news, because Amazon are running a sale on Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless Headphones , discounting them by an impressive 50% off their RRP – from $499, down to $249.

    There’s one catch: you have to be a Prime member to get this deal. However, Amazon does offer a free 30 day trial for Prime, so you can always sign up, buy the headphones and then give your subscription the flick afterwards.

    Released back in April of last year, Sennheiser’s Momentums are lightweight wireless earbuds with active noise cancelling and passive noise isolation. As far as in-ear headphones go, they’re one one of the best performing products on the market.

    You can get 7 hours of playback from Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless earbuds, which can be extended to a total of 28 hours via the charging case. The earbuds offer touchpad controls and a range of customisable playback options that are available via Sennheiser’s Smart Control app.

    Dropping almost $500 on any pair of earbuds can feel a bit daunting, but at half off, this is an offer you can’t refuse.

    This article has been updated since its original publication.

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    Sennheiser’s high end Momentum noise cancelling wireless headphones are also on sale for Prime members . These headphones are currently going for $399, down from $599 – so you’ll save $200 off the RRP.

    These over ear Momentum are one of the best sounding headphones currently available on the market. If you consider yourself an audiophile, you won’t be disappointed by these. The quality and clarity of audio playback is incredible, with well performing active noise cancellation to boot. They’re quick to pair via Bluetooth, and maintain a strong connection.

    If the Momentums are a bit out of your price range and earbuds aren’t your thing, you can also pick up a pair of Sennheiser’s 450BT noise cancelling wireless headphones for $179, down from $299. The Sennheiser’s 450BT are solid mid-level headphones, and a good bargain for the price. Again, this deal is only available if you’re a Prime member .

    There’s also a few deals going for the range of EPOS/Sennheiser gaming headsets. Both the GSP 350 and GSP 550 gaming headsets are on sale. The 350 has had its price slashed by $120 , and is now going for a steal at $99, while the 550 has been reduced by a huge $200 down to $199. Both of these premium headsets come with a Dolby 7.1 surround sound feature, and connect to your PC via USB.

    The GSP 601 gaming headset is on sale for $229, so you can save $90 off the RRP. This headset has some impressive noise isolation, and uses a 3.5mm input jack, so you can connect it to your console (including the PS5 and Xbox Series X).

    Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims and user reviews on Amazon.

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      An Expert’s Guide to Mastering Dirty Talk / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 06:07 · 3 minutes

    Sex can, at times, be an awkward area for people. That’s normal, and nothing to be embarrassed about. If there are areas you’re curious about but haven’t ever felt brave enough to try – sex toys for example – it can feel daunting at first.

    But fear less, folks. Because here at Lifehacker, we want to clue you up with all the tools you need to learn about new areas in a safe and comfortable setting.

    Today, I want to chat about dirty talk. Of all the sex topic areas, this can be one of the most intimidating for people because well, you’re using your words.

    So, to offer a bit of a soft landing for people diving into this area for the first time I sought out the expertise of Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, Christine Rafe of Good Vibes Clinic .

    Here are her tips on mastering dirty talk.

    It doesn’t need to be reserved for the bedroom:

    Rafe explained to me that you can experiment using dirty talk in all kinds of settings. It doesn’t need to be when you’re in the bedroom, and it also doesn’t need to be reserved for when you’re in the middle of a sexual encounter.

    “Dirty talk is not just for when you’re in the act, you can dirty talk – whether in person or not – at any time [with consent]. Dirty talk that happens long before and long after a sexual encounter helps to fuel the desire for future encounters with that person,” she said.

    Make your dirty talk personal:

    One of the easiest ways to explore dirty talk, Rafe shared, is by expressing what you like. It’s a great way to build up communication around sex, and it’s also going to sound pretty damn hot.

    “Dirty talk is even sexier if it’s about something that you actually know about your own body or experience,” she said.

    “Knowing about your own pleasure and arousal, and then verbalising this to your sexual partner will increase your enjoyment and educate them on your unique sexual pleasure.”

    Examples like “I love it when” or “it makes me feel X when you Y” are good jumping-off points.

    Practise makes perfect – yes, even with dirty talk:

    The only way to get better at something is by practising, people. Rafe told me:

    “As with any assertive sexual communication, I always encourage my clients to identify things they would like to say, and practice saying them alone – or with a trusted friend or therapist – outside of the moment.

    “Talking dirty, particularly for beginners, can feel awkward and clunky because we are not socialised in a world where expressing our sexual desires is learnt or encouraged. By practising, we can desensitise ourselves to any deep-seated shame, embarrassment or awkwardness we associate with the words or actions by repeating the phrase 10 (or more) times. Get comfortable saying things on your own first, and it will come across even more natural in the moment.”

    Finally, don’t do anything you’re not into:

    Just because you’re experimenting sexually doesn’t mean you need to feel uncomfortable. Remember, you’re there to have a good time.

    On this, Rafe stressed that mutual respect has to be present at all times.

    “You may have a sexual partner who really wants you to dirty talk as they enjoy it,” she said.

    “That’s great, but if you really don’t feel comfortable doing it, and you don’t have an interest in exploring it, kindly express this to the sexual partner. We do not need to be interested in the same things as those we are currently sleeping with. If you don’t feel comfortable but you want to try, use the other tips I’ve mentioned to develop your own dirty language, then put them into practice and see how you go!”

    In the end, with any sexual exploration, the name of the game is your enjoyment. So, keep these tips in mind and see how they work for you. Happy chatting!

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      Golden Gaytime and Coco Pops Have Joined Forces for the Ultimate Snack Mash-Ups / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 05:43 · 1 minute

    In news that will probably brighten up your day considerably, iconic FMCG brands Golden Gaytime and Coco Pops have decided to combine forces and produce a couple of blended treats.

    The ice-cream and cereal brands have given birth to a couple of particularly tasty-sounding snack options that I imagine Aussies are about to go wild for.

    Those would be: Coco Pops Golden Gaytime flavour cereal and Coco Pops flavoured Golden Gaytime .

    Give me a rundown on the Coco Pops x Golden Gaytime pairings

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    Coco Pops and Golden Gaytime; a couple of flavours that likely hold a place in every Australians heart, have met in the middle and are reinventing their well-loved food products with a fresh new twist.

    The new take on the classic Coco Pops cereal recipe – Coco Pops Golden Gaytime flavour cereal – will combine those chocolaty bites we’re so familiar with with “golden toffee-vanilla deliciousness,” the team at Streets and Kellogg’s has shared.

    And the Coco Pops flavoured Golden Gaytime takes “Coco Pops chocolatey cereal flavoured reduced-fat ice cream” and has topped it with “Coco Pops flavoured biscuit crumbs”.

    Tell me that doesn’t sound like a party in your mouth? I’m salivating just thinking about it right now, especially the ice cream.

    When can you get your hands on these babies?

    While neither of these drool-worthy products is sitting on shelves just yet, you won’t have to wait all that long to enjoy the chocolatey-honeycombey creations.

    Coco Pops Golden Gaytime flavour cereal will be hitting supermarkets from 22 February 2021 and Coco Pops flavoured Golden Gaytime ice cream can be found in supermarket freezers from 01 March 2021 and in select convenience stores from 15 March 2021.

    If you’d like to read more about our thoughts on popular snacks, check out our write up on assorted KitKat flavours here , and on Domino’s new and very interesting sausage sizzle pizza flavour here .

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      The Best Running Headphones That’ll Suit Every Style and Budget / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 05:26 · 3 minutes

    Talk to anyone who runs regularly and they’ll tell you how important music is. Finding the right songs and using them as motivation can take your run from painful to powerful. Finding the right music to motivate you is only one part of the puzzle. The other part is finding the best running headphones to support you.

    To save you the trouble of scouring the internet, we’ve tracked down the best running headphones of 2021 according to customer reviews. There’s something out there to suit every runners style and budget, it’s just about finding what’s right for you.

    Apple AirPods, $209

    AirPods are a highly popular option among runners. Given their shape, they can fit snugly inside the ear and rarely fall out when moving around during workouts. The sound quality is great, as is the battery life – the fact that they’re one of the best wireless running headphones is just an added bonus.  All round, they’re a great option for running enthusiasts.

    Sennheiser Sweat and Splash Resistant Sport Headphones, $105

    The best feature of these headphones is undoubtedly the sweat and splash resistance. If you’re known for going hard on a run, they’re a great option for you. They also have a 6-hour battery life if you’re more of a long-distance runner.

    AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Waterproof Headphones, $249

    If you hate feeling like there’s something covering your ears while running, these are the perfect headphones for you. Weighing in at only 26g, it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all while still being able to enjoy your favourite music. Once fully charged, the AfterShokz will give you up to 8 hours of playing time.

    Adidas Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Sports Headphones, $234.27

    If you’re someone who prefers to have the added comfort of a full-headphone, the Adidas model is great for you. With waterproof, splash-resistant and washable ear cushions, they really do provide everything you need during a workout.

    Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones, $323.55

    These are at the higher end of the price point but it’s entirely justifiable given the sound quality. These wireless running headphones come with a charging case similar to AirPods, which provide more than 24 hours of play time when utilised. Adjustable ear hooks allow the device to fit snugly over your ears while delivering a sophisticated sound quality.

    Jaybird Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for Sport, $186.98

    These sweat and waterproof headphones are perfect for runners. The ultra foam tips are entirely adaptable to individual ears, allowing them to mould to your exact shape for maximum comfort. If you’re always known to run come rain, hail or shine, these can adapt to any weather condition.

    Bose SoundSport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, $189.95

    The Bose Soundsports have been a continued fan-favourite for quite some time now. Delivering a high-quality audio experience with wireless convenience, this model can deliver up to 6 hours of battery life along with being sweat and weather resistant.

    There you have it, the best running headphones of 2021. There’s nothing left to do but hit the pavement and press play on your favourite song. If you have any other favourites, be sure to leave them in the comments.

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      You Can Score 35GB of Mobile Data for Just $15 Right Now / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 05:22 · 1 minute

    Want a solid mobile data recharge for cheap? Amaysim – who are powered by the Optus 4G Plus Network – are currently offering a half-off deal on its 35GB prepaid plan.

    With this discount offer, you’ll only have to pay $15 per recharge for the first three recharges you make with Amaysim. A recharge for the 35GB Amaysim plan would normally cost $30, so with this half-off deal you can save $45 over those first three recharges.

    An Amaysim recharge lasts 28 days, so as long as you don’t hit your data cap, you can get close to three months of discounted prepaid data. And since it’s a prepaid plan, that means you won’t be locked into any contracts so you’re free to go elsewhere once the discounted recharges finish.

    This offer is available until February 28.

    How do Amaysim’s prepaid plans compare to other mobile plans?

    For $15, Amaysim’s 35GB prepaid plan is great value for money.

    Most mobile plans sit in the $35 range, and can net you between 35GB to 50GB of data. If you desperately need as much data as you can possibly get, you might be best grabbing Circles.Life’s 50GB data plan for $22 per month.

    Amaysim isn’t the only telco that has slashed 50% off of its prepaid plans. Earlier this week iiNet released a half off deal across all of its prepaid plans , which means you can score 25GB of data for only $15.

    In terms of value, that’s not as good as Amaysim’s discount – but if you’re someone who only needs a small amount of data each recharge and aren’t too keen on paying for the extra you aren’t using, iiNet’s plans are worth looking into.

    You can see how Amaysim’s prepaid offers compares with other mobile plans within the 35GB data range.

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      Add Salt to Your Whiskey for the Best Old Fashioned Cocktail / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 05:19 · 1 minute

    When it comes to the end of a long week, or just a big day, how good is a cocktail? My absolute favourite is an Old Fashioned. Not too sweet, and makes me feel just a tad fancy, especially in a classy glass.

    Now I’m pretty new to making cocktails myself – give it a crack and you’ll soon realise why bars charge 20 bucks a pop for them. But an Old Fashioned is fairly easy. The perfect place to start your celebration.

    It’s basically whiskey, bitters and orange peel. But at a recent event for Westward Whiskey (yes, tough gig I’ve got, I know), I was handed an Old Fashioned that blew my mind. It had one extra ingredient: rock salt.

    (Full disclosure: I usually avoid salt at all costs, but this was a special occasion. A rare treat.)

    The tiny pinch of rock salt completely changed the drink. It was like it brought all the flavours in the glass to a whole new level.

    It also made the cocktail incredibly moreish and I may have guzzled it more quickly than was polite. So be warned.

    Here’s how to make an Old Fashioned with a salty twist



    60mL Westward American Single Malt Whiskey

    5mL raw liquid honey

    A pinch of Olsson’s sea salt flakes

    Half a dropper of Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters

    Orange peel to garnish


    Pour the whiskey, honey, sea salt and bitters into a mixing glass and stir. The put it all into a fancy Old Fashioned rocks glass on a large cube (it’s the fancy glass that makes it extra delicious, if you ask me). Garnish with a strip of orange peel (if that’s not your thing, you can use a cherry to garnish instead).

    That’s it. So simple yet so impressive, and that’s what we love. Cheers!

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      How Do Face Tanning Waters Work and Which Are The Best To Try / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 04:26 · 3 minutes

    Anyone who fake tans religiously will tell you that self-tan has come a long way. Long gone are the days of applying a streaky, orange coat.

    These days, tanning formulas are designed to be a hybrid between skincare and self-tanner, with skin health top of mind. Meaning they often contain a range of skincare actives and ingredients that help nourish your skin while you tan and won’t cause blocked pores. You can also self-tan products like face tanning water that you can add to your everyday moisturiser for a subtle glow.

    Tanning your face is a tricky beast, especially when compared to your body. A lot can go wrong and there are far fewer ways to cover it up when it does. Tanning waters also don’t contain any kind of guide colour (it’s exactly like water, so it’s colourless), so when it comes to tanning your face start slow and build the colour up. You can always apply a second coat. And always make sure your skin is completely cleansed (double cleanse if you have to) before applying.

    Ahead, we’ve rounded up 6 of the best face tanning waters so you can add one to your skincare routine. Glow on, you know you want to.

    Bondi Sands Pure Concentrated Self Tan Drops


    Bondi Sands Pure Concentrated Self Tan Drops, $19.49

    Bondi Sands new Pure Self Tanning Drops combines their iconic golden glow with skin-loving Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, Vitamin C for radiance and Vitamin E for repair. The level of tan is completely customisable, you simply add the desired amount of drops to your regular moisturiser and apply it as usual, within 6 hours you’ll be good to glow. The formula is suitable for all skin types, fragrance-free and dermatologically tested.

    Tan-Luxe The Face Self Tanner


    Tan-Luxe The Face Self Tanner, $59

    Tan-Luxe’s face tanning water gives you the freedom to tailor your tan. Loaded with the highest quality, naturally derived tanning actives (DHA), it gives a natural-looking glow that complements your skin tone. It’s also formulated with skin-boosting properties of Raspberry Seed Oil, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, so your skin feels hydrated and nourished with every application. It also doesn’t smell strongly of fake tan, which is a huge win if, like me, you’re not a huge fan of the smell.

    Eco Tan Organic Face Tan Water


    Eco Tan Organic Face Tan Water, $34.95

    Eco Tan Organic Face Tan Water is a non-comedogenic (read: won’t clog your pores), vegan gradual self-tanning water with non of the nasty stuff. Suitable for oily and blemish-prone skin types, this hard-working formula even helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Made with Vitamin C, it works to protect the skin against visible signs of ageing and helps protect your skin from environmental aggressors.

    Bali Body Face Tan Water


    Bali Body Face Tan Water, $29.95

    The Bali Body’s Face Tan Water is a gradual face tanning water that provides a flawless, natural-looking glow to the face, neck and décolletage. Enriched with skin-loving, anti-ageing ingredients it works to tone and hydrate while giving you a good glow, sans sun. It’s natural, streak-free, 100% vegan and suitable for all skin types.

    St Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist


    St Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, $24.49

    Achieve a natural-looking golden glow that lasts for days with just a few spritzes of Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist. This ultra-lightweight transparent mist is infused with 100% natural tanning agents, as well as antioxidants. It’s also got a fresh, tropical fragrance and no tell-tale self-tan smell.

    St Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel


    St Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel, $42.49

    Like the above St Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, St Tropez’s lightweight gel-to-water formula develops into a natural, golden tan in just three hours. You don’t even need to rinse it off. The non-sticky, fast-absorbing gel also provides up to 72 hours of hydration, so your pores won’t feel clogged or tight.

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      5 Ring Lights to Help You Nail the Perfect Selfie / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 04:25 · 3 minutes

    Nowadays, almost every smartphone comes with some kind of “beauty mode” for the front-facing selfie lens. Sometimes it’s filter to try to improve your features, while others have a sliding scale of Photoshop smoothing. There’s a fair amount you can do on-camera to improve your selfies, but you can’t easily modify the level of light around your face. That’s where a halo ring light comes in.

    Human beings don’t actually have flat pancakes for faces, and that’s a big problem if you’re trying to get a perfect snap. Our faces are contoured with bumps and lumps, noses and eyeball sockets and plenty of other places where light can fall unevenly, making us look significantly less attractive. It’s an issue that only gets worse with age, because every wrinkle is also a potential source of shadows. Unless you’re going for that perpetually hungover/sleepy look – and very few of us are – that’s less than desirable.

    A circular ring light – often also called a Halo light – can solve all of these problems by providing a balanced lighting array around your entire face. With LED ring lights, you can also often opt to use colour washes on the light itself, which can be great for accentuating particular features, making the most of your makeup, or just to present you in – quite literally – a new light.

    Everybody wants to look their best in selfies, and this range of halo light options will make your Insta posts pop.

    Neewer Camera Photo Video Light Kit: 18 Inches/48 Centimeters Outer 55W 5500K Dimmable LED Ring Light $85.46

    Neewer’s Photo Light Kit contains everything you’d need to get started taking better selfie shots or making YouTube or TikTok videos. It features a 48cm ring light with 5500K lighting – very bright in lay person’s terms – along with standard orange and white colour filters to let you get your best-looking video the first time out. The included tripod can hold your phone in the middle of the ring for easy shooting or a DSLR, and it comes with a simple Bluetooth shutter so you can quickly take shots or shoot video.

    UBeesize 10″ Selfie Ring Light with 50″ Extendable Tripod Stand $69.99
    UBeesize pitches its 10″ halo ring light as being perfect for live makeup tutorials – or any other kind of live-streaming you’d care to engage in – with a simple tripod and Bluetooth remote also part of the package. The 10″ ring light offers three white colours – warm, cool light and daylight – with 11 different intensity settings for each colour temperature.

    Neewer Table Top 10-inch USB LED Ring Light $27.61

    If you shoot your video from your desk or while sitting down you probably don’t need a tripod, and this is where the smaller Ubeesize Dimmable Desk Makeup Ring Light might be a good match. It’s functionally much the same as the Selfie Ring Light, so you get three colour temperatures and 11 intensities to choose from, but with a smaller and simpler desktop-style tripod that can take up to two kilos, so it’s not just limited to simple smartphone use.

    Neewer Table Top 10-inch LED Ring Light $42.99
    The price is attractive, and while you might think that means Neewer’s Table Top 10-inch Ring Light is super basic, you’re actually getting a fair quantity of features for your money, including three light modes – white, yellow/white and yellow – 10 levels of brightness and a simple desktop stand. It’s pretty clearly built mostly for smartphone use, although it does feature a universal ¼” screw thread for other camera types.

    Neewer Camera Photo/Video 14 inches LED SMD Ring Light $57.99
    If you’ve already got a tripod you’re happy with, Neewer’s larger 14″ halo ring light might be the right buy for you. This kit includes a 14″ 5500K ring light with variable dimming, orange and white plastic filters and its own power supply – a rarity among halo ring light setups that usually presume you’ll use your phone’s charger or a portable battery to give them their glow.

    Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims on Amazon.

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