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    I Found Some Great Ways To Kill Time This Week So You Don't Have To

    Uploading your consciousness into virtual heaven? Why not.

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    1. Watch Upload.

    Amazon Prime Video

    Upload is a new series on Amazon Prime Video from the makers of Parks and Recreation and The Office. It's a lighthearted version of Black Mirror, where our protagonist, Nathan, chooses to have his consciousness uploaded into a virtual version of heaven run by a major corporation after a bad car accident. Though the show itself is funny and an easy watch, it does cover important things like the deterioration of our environment, income inequality and, of course, privacy issues.

    Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

    2. Read The Twilight Saga.

    Summit Entertainment

    If you don't know yet, Stephanie Meyer has finally decided to bless us all with Midnight Sun 12 years after she shelved it. Midnight Sun is basically a retelling of Twilight, but from Edward's perspective. And who doesn't want to know what was going through his mind during all of Bella's shenanigans? The book will be released on 4th August, which means you have all the time in the world to catch yourself up.

    If you don't have your old copies anymore (guilty), you can get the paperback edition of Twilight from Amazon Australia for $16.59 or the Kindle edition for $4.99.

    Alternatively, you can listen to it on Audible with a free trial.

    3. Check out Pictures of Paintings.

    Pictures of Paintings

    Pictures of Paintings is a website that was recommended in the comment section of our last entertain yourself post by musicantics. It's a website that allows you to virtually visit an art museum and enjoy artworks from around the world that have been photographed and retouched by the website's creator. It's an excellent way to simulate going outside and a fantastic pass time if you're a fan of art.

    Visit the virtual gallery here.

    4. Make TikTok Recipes.

    @aristern3 / Via, @chefcuso / Via

    If you've heard of dalgona coffee, you've heard of TikTok recipe trends. People on TikTok have been posting delicious recipes left and right and they're usually super easy to make. They'd have to be, considering each TikTok video is only 15-60 seconds long.

    Here are 21 recipes you can start with, which were rounded up by my colleague Rachel, before you dive into the cooking hashtag on the platform.

    5. Download Picture This.

    Picture This

    Picture This is an app, which is perfect for anyone who has an interest in plants. It enables you to have a world of information at your fingertips just by taking a single photograph of the plant you're interested in finding more about. If you're harvesting plants while on a walk, be sure to ask permission from the owner of the plant and always replant something else when you take to ensure you're not damaging the environment.

    Get it from the App Store.

    6. Listen to Duncan Trussel Family Hour.

    Duncan Trussel Family Hour

    Last week, I told you to watch The Midnight Gospel, which is the visualised version of this on Netflix. But since then, I've listened to the podcast itself and I'm even more impressed. There are over 300 episodes to listen to and I highly recommend hitting play while on a walk, when you're doing housework or even for something to listen to before you drift off. Each guest is more interesting than the last and you won't regret hitting subscribe on this one.

    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and anywhere else podcasts are available.

    7. Follow Elly Malone (@ellymalone) on Instagram.

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    Elly is an illustrator, designer and painter from Melbourne who obviously shares the same undying love for Dua Lipa that I do. Her work is vibrant, colourful and you'll stop and stare whenever you encounter it on your Instagram feed. After seeing her aesthetic via her personal Insta, it's no surprise that I want to fill my entire wardrobe with clothes from her online store. Her prints are interesting enough that a stranger will most definitely stop and tell you how much they love your t-shirt, which is the kind of compliment I live for.

    When you're done scrolling through her Instagram page, shop designs at her online store.

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