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Build A Classic Adirondack Chair And Enjoy Lounging The Rest Of Summer

When the Adirondack chairs hit the lawn, you know summer has officially started. These classic beauties can be expensive to buy, but are actually easier to build than you think.

The Ten Grossest Lifehacker Taste Tests

Lifehacker has indulged in some highly unorthodox taste tests over the years. From bacon milkshakes to placenta pizza, we’ve stuck a lot of weird and horrifying things into our mouths. To round off Friday, here are ten of the grossest gastronomical nightmares to squelch into our office. (You might want to read this one on an empty stomach.)

Give Superior Handshakes By Keeping Your Drink In Your Left Hand

Whether you’re at a big networking event or just a party where you don’t know anyone, you’re bound to meet someone and shake their hand. One simple trick will make sure your handshake is never off-putting.

Ask LH: Why Do Some Foods Have No Marked Expiry Date?

Hi Lifehacker, On a recent visit to the supermarket I noticed a tin of tuna I picked up did not have an expiry date. On further inspection, neither did any of the other tins either. Isn’t it mandatory to display the expiry date on food items in Australia? If not, how can you when it’s about to go off? Are you supposed to just guess?

Taste Test: The Pumpkin Pie Recipe Every Australian Should Try

Pumpkin pie. It sounds weird to anyone born in Australia, where pumpkin is reserved for soup, roast dinners and occasionally for mixing in with mashed potato to make it a little bit healthier. We certainly don’t see it as a sweet food, much less a dessert, though as it turns out pumpkin pie is actually a delicious dessert that every Australian should try at some point in their life.

Pre-Chill Your Esky To Keep Drinks Cool Longer

Eskies are designed to retain temperature. Obviously, this is why they’re so great at keeping our drinks and food cold. And pre-chilling your esky can help keep it cool longer.

The Easiest Way To Clean A Public BBQ

You know the last time you cleaned your own BBQ, but if you’re grilling in the park, you can’t be sure when that public BBQ last got a thorough scrubbing down. Next time you head to a cookout at the park or camping, here’s how you can clean that BBQ easily.

2015 Is Set To Be The Hottest Year Ever

2015 will likely be the hottest year on record, according to a preliminary analysis released by the World Meteorological Organization. Worldwide temperatures are expected for the first time to reach more than 1℃ above pre-industrial temperatures.

The Best Way To Clean A Paint Brush With The Least Amount Of Thinner

Video: They say painting is all about the prep, and maintaining a clean paint brush will ensure your next paint job starts out right. The meticulous approach shown here uses the least amount of paint thinner and maximizes it’s effectiveness.

Turn Orange Peels Into Cheap, Disposable Bird Feeders

Building a bird feeder is a great all-ages project, and turns your yard into a visually stunning and environmentally friendly refuge. It’s easy too: all you need is an orange, some yarn or twine, and some birdseed.

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