Sanitise Or Quarantine Your Hotel Room's TV Remote Before Using It

We’ve mentioned how dirty remote controls are, and they may not be cleaned very often — if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants’ germs before using it, but there are other options too.


Carry A Different Credit Card Than Your Spouse While Travelling

Nothing can ruin a holiday like having your wallet or purse stolen. Minimize the hassle of being without a credit card by carrying different cards than your spouse.


Ask LH: Does My Driving Ban Apply In Multiple States?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a full NSW licence and just recently was caught speeding in Victoria. I was going 35 km over the limit and I lost my licence automatically for 6 months. The judge told me I was banned from driving in Victoria. Does this mean I cannot drive in NSW also? No one can tell me and on the RTA website my licence details have not changed. I have 2 months to pay the fine. Will the RTA let me know if my licence is suspended?


Get Free Airport Wi-Fi Using Chrome Or Firefox's Developer Tools

With time to kill at the airport, getting online is a great — if potentially expensive — way to while away the hours. But there are a couple of tricks you can use to get free internet access and bypass those paywalls.


This Chart Tells You Exactly How Much Underwear You Should Pack

When you’re packing for a long trip it’s sometimes hard to determine how many pairs of underwear you need. This chart helps you determine the perfect amount by comparing how many pairs, how many days you’re away, and how many washes will be required.


Google Maps Adds Biking Elevation, Voice In Navigation Mode

Android: Google updated its Maps app with a bunch of new features today, including elevation for bicycle directions, voice actions in navigation mode, and a slide-out menu for Your Places.


How To Compare Safety Features When Buying A New Car

If you’re in the market for a new car, you may have seen the term “ANCAP safety rating” floating around. This is a regulatory system that rates the likelihood of a serious injury occurring in the event of an accident. The following guide explains how ANCAP ratings are determined and why you shouldn’t solely rely on them when comparing different car models. We’ve also thrown in some general road safety tips that every motorist should follow.


Two Steps You Can Take To Avoid Germs On An Aeroplane

Travelling by aeroplane is a great way to spread disease. NPR spoke with aviation medicine specialist Dr Mark Gendreau, and there are two things you can do to help yourself stay healthy.


How I Got Over My Fear Of Flying With A Pilot Simulator

I’ve never been a great flyer. It’s not that I’m scared of flying per sé. I just get a bit up-chuckish with turbulence and whatnot. At least, that was until a few months ago when I got stranded on a plane in China for 33 hours following a freak storm over Hong Kong airport. Now my fear of throwing up has evolved into a fully-formed anxiety response when boarding flights. Last week I found a cure for that anxiety, however, and it’s one that everyone can get in on.


Banish Jet Lag With High-Insulin Foods

The human circadian oscillator — or “body clock” — is linked intrinsically to insulin, new scientific research has found. If you’re suffering from jet lag, it’s therefore possible to reset your body clock by eating a large, insulin-releasing meal before going to bed. Sounds good to us!