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The Truth About Bottled Water Expiration Dates (And How Water Goes Bad)

Bottled water is sold with an expiration date on the label, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t still drink it once the date has passed. This video explains how water can potentially become undrinkable, and when it’s safe to drink otherwise.


Ask LH: Can A Former Cancer Sufferer Get Life Insurance?

I had Cancer 17 years ago, treatment went perfectly and I have been clear since. However, now it seems impossible for me to get life or accident insurance, which leaves a big burden for my family if something should happen to me. Is there any way I can get life insurance? I have had letters from doctors, but I always end up rejected on applications. Thanks, David


How To Treat The Three Most Common Types Of Headache

We all get headaches from time to time. In fact, nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.


Avoid Your 'Second Wind' For Better Quality Sleep

You get an early night, wake up at a reasonable hour and you still feel tired. Getting good-quality sleep is more than just going to bed at the right hour — how you drift off and what you do while in bed can affect how you are the next day. So, here are a few tips you can try to wake up feeling more refreshed.


Basic Self-Defence Moves Everyone Should Know

Would you be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? It’s a question most of us don’t want to consider, but violence is, unfortunately, a fact of life. Thankfully, regardless of strength, size or previous training, anyone can learn several effective self-defence techniques. Here’s how to prepare for and stay safe in common real-world violent situations.


Spend More Time With Your Fans Than Your Haters To Avoid Negativity Bias

No matter what you do in life, you’re going to attract a number of people who just hate what you do. This is unavoidable. While you might need to listen to some criticism, it may be best to disproportionately balance time spent with your fans vs. your haters.


Lifehacker 101: Why People Look Sexier When You're Drunk

Anyone who has been in a crowded bar around closing time would agree that the higher your alcohol consumption, the more attractive you seem to find whoever you happen to be flirting with at last call. Just what makes this person suddenly so beguiling?


The Secret To Living Longer: Chocolate, Wine And Sex

Living healthier and longer doesn’t have to mean salads and treadmills. Behaviour expert Mark Stibich recommends a few “fun” healthy additions to your habits and diet that are much easier it follow — including indulging in chocolate and having more sex.


Lifehacker 101: How Well Do Fitness Trackers Work?

Wander into just about any shop and you’ll be bowled over by the sheer range of fitness trackers, all claiming to help you on your fitness journey. But are they actually accurate at tracking exercise? And what kind of features should you look for? This guide will help.


Sleep Calculator Tells You Precisely When To Hit The Hay For Maximum REM

If you’re having trouble mastering your NREM-REM sleep cycle, it could be because you’re choosing the wrong time to go to bed. (Earlier isn’t necessarily better!) This handy web app calculates multiple bedtimes based on when you need to get up.


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