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    7 Things That Will Definitely Cure Your Never-Ending Boredom

    Too Hot To Handle is not another cooking show, I can tell you that much.

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    1. Watch Too Hot To Handle.


    If you're reality TV trash like I am, you've got to get your eyeballs on this brand new gem by Netflix. It's packed full of ridiculously good looking singles who can't keep their hands off each other, only the point of the game is that they must refrain from touching inappropriately. The penalty is a blow to their $100K prize money and as you can probably imagine, things get heated in more ways than one. I definitely recommend this show to anyone who wants instant entertainment.

    Watch it on Netflix.

    Alternatively, if you're more of a documentary person rather than a reality TV one, The Test on Amazon Prime Video is an excellent piece of content. My colleague, Josh, highly recommends it for both those who love cricket and those who don't. It gives you an insight into the scandal surrounding Australia's cricket team after the incident in South Africa and everything that's happened since then. If you don't have an Amazon Prime Video account you can sign up now for free and enjoy the streaming service for 30 days.

    2. Read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini.

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    I wasn't planning on picking up this book until my sister forced it into my hands. After I started reading, I couldn't really stop until I started sobbing on a packed train and realised that this was probably a book to be reading in private. The story follows a girl called Mariam and the trials and tribulations she faces in her life in Afghanistan. It can be a little bit heavy, but it'll absolutely eat up a lot of your time.

    Buy the paperback edition from Amazon Australia for $14 or the Kindle edition for $8.56.

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

    3. Download Golden Thread Tarot.

    Golden Thread Tarot

    If you're one of the people who have recently become more interested in spirituality and your destiny, but don't want to deal with learning how to use a tarot deck at the moment, this app is perfect for you. You can draw daily cards which will give you an idea of what kind of energies surround you each day and slowly learn about what they all mean before you decide to get a deck yourself.

    Get it on the App Store or the Google Play Store.

    4. Have an at-home hotpot party.


    I can't be the only one that's getting tired of eating roast chicken and pizza, so if you're feeling the same way, try your hand at making more exciting food, like hotpot! I used an instant hotpot base by Little Sheep, which was absolutely delicious but you can also make your own with this Tasty recipe. Gather add-ins like coriander, spiring onions, napa cabbage, bok choy, seafood, dumplings, protein and a bunch of vegetables and make your own sauces with sesame oil, soy sauce, ponzu sauce and whatever else you enjoy.

    When you've got your ingredients ready to go, get yourself a portable hot plate and enjoy!

    5. Play Cooking Frenzy.

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    Promising Review: "Absolutely love this game. It's the right amount of easy fun and time pressure that keeps me coming back for more. Even though it has in-app purchases you can 100% enjoy the whole game without having to spend any actual cash. I've had the game for about two weeks and have already sunk several hours into it and you know what? I feel no shame. it's great fun, its lighthearted and it's a welcome distraction."

    Abigail Molloy

    Get the game from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

    6. Listen to This American Life podcast.

    This American Life

    Promising Review: "I love the variety of stories that This American Life covers, especially because despite being an American podcast, it tells tales from all over the world. You will never get bored and there's always something for everyone. Ira Glass has a ridiculously soothing voice, so it's also perfect to listen to when you're winding down. There's an episode a week, but if you download their app you can listen to their entire catalogue of content."

    Madena Siddiqi

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

    7. And finally, follow Ailie Banks (@ailiebanks) on Instagram.

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    If you haven't heard of Ailie Banks and her incredibly book called The Book Of Bitch you definitely have a hole in your life that needs filling immediately. You can read a post my colleague wrote about the book here! Ailie is an illustrator from the Blue Mountains in NSW and her feminist aesthetic is all want in my life.

    When you're done scrolling through Ailie's stunning designs, check out her shop where she has a pack of cards ideal for exploring your astrological chart called The Zodiac Pack that you can pick up here.

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