Google Revives My Maps So You Can Create And Share Custom Maps

Today, Google unleashed a new, overhauled version of its well-loved (and little-known) custom maps tool, called My Maps. It’s pretty powerful and cool.


Wrap Kitchen Tongs In Cardboard Tubes For Clutter-Free Storage

Kitchen tongs are awesome for many purposes, from squeezing citrus to grabbing hard-to-reach items. But they can make a mess when stored in a drawer. A simple cardboard tube is the answer.


Show Appreciation For Your Partner With Specific Praise

When we’re dating, we’re often very detailed in our observations of our partner. We’re specific in our appreciation of the person’s appearance or deeds. As we get used to the relationship, we’ll forget that specific praise. You can end up taking them for granted, so you might consider going back to those old ways.


Keep Baked Goods From Sticking With Homemade Pan Grease

Perhaps you grease pans for baking with butter or oil, or perhaps you’ve discovered the joy of special baking sprays. This homemade baker’s goop works even better, it’s cheaper, and it couldn’t be simpler to make.


Hold Weekly Meetings To Manage Money With Your Partner

It’s common to fight about money in a marriage or partnership. A survey found that couples who live together argue about money three times a month. To avoid bickering about money, financial blog Ready for Zero suggests weekly budget meetings.


Why Moving Community TV Online Is A Bad Idea

Last week, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that community television broadcasts will be pushed online at the end of 2015. Turnbull’s announcement came as a surprise to many of those working in community television, so what’s the likely impact of this transition on the industry?


Observe The 'Burger Flipping' Rule To Keep Your Spending In Check

Financial independence is a fancy phrase that essentially boils down to “Money doesn’t rule my life.” While some might interpret that as being rich, it can also be as simple as living within the means that could allow you to take any job. Even flipping burgers.


Ask LH: Is The Nexus 5's Camera A Deal-Breaker?

Hey Lifehacker, My sister needs a new smartphone. I think the Nexus 5 is the best spec phone for a very reasonable price, but she wants a phone that has a really good camera for taking impromptu photos or videos when she does not have her actual camera with her. How much has the Nexus 5 camera improved since the initial problems and updates? Or should she just switch to the dark side and be ripped off by Apple for the sake of a decent camera? Any thoughts?


TacitoHealth Is An All-Inclusive Health-Tracking Dashboard

Android/iOS: TactioHealth creates a report of your health risks and statistics, based on details you add manually or through wearable fitness gadgets.


Taste Test: McDonald's Sweet Potato Wedges

For a limited time, McDonald’s is offering a fresh take on its beloved French Fries in the form of thick-cut sweet potato wedges. So how do these eccentric chippies taste? They say if it ain’t broke…