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Ask LH: Is 'New Car Smell' Dangerous To Your Health?

Dear Lifehacker, After doing my research and crunching the numbers, I’ve purchased a brand new family car — a Subaru Forester. One factor I didn’t consider is the potential toxicity of the “new car smell”. I can’t find any recent research in this area, but I wanted to know: Are 2016 cars still susceptible to the same problem? Will the new car harm my infant baby? Am I going into overdrive and worrying about a non-issue? Also, if new car smell is dangerous, how can I reduce or eliminate the risks?


These Countries Follow The 'Six Month Rule' For Passports

If your passport is set to expire soon and you have travel plans, you’ll want to watch out for the “six month rule”. Many countries require a six month buffer on your passport’s expiration date.


Trail Wallet For iPhone Helps You Stick To Your Travel Budget

iOS: Sticking to a travel budget isn’t always easy. Souvenirs, good food and breathtaking sights are all tempting, and after all, you’re on holiday, right? Trail Wallet can rein you in, and helps you track and stay within your trip budget.


Britain Votes To Leave The EU, Here's What Happens Next

Britain looks on course to leave the EU. This is having an immediate effect on markets. It will have immediate political ramifications too. David Cameron will, fairly soon, need to decide if he can continue in his role as British prime minister. Here’s what you need to know.


Ask LH: Can I Still Contest A 'Final' Fine Demand In Court?

Dear Lifehacker, my husband recently received a final notice from SDRO for an offence from five years ago for parking his motorbike in his residential area for longer than allowed. He didn’t receive any notice on the spot and moved house soon afterward (he updated his address on the RTA website.) He never received any notice whatsoever, until now. Because it was a final notice he was no longer eligible to contest it in court.


The Beginner's Guide To Picking The Perfect Bicycle

Up until recently, I’ve been riding the same bike I got for my 10th birthday. It took me from point A to B, but it was definitely time for an upgrade. As a total beginner, I discovered picking the right bike isn’t as simple as I thought. From frame size to extra features, here’s how to find your perfect ride.


Motorcycle CRASH Cards To Be Made Available To NSW Riders

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road. If you’re a long-time rider, chances are you’ve been involved in at least one motorcycle accident in the past. Some of them may be minor but in case of a serious accident, quick medical attention could save your life. Hornsby Shire Council has worked with emergency services agencies to provide cards to NSW motorcyclists that contain vital information for paramedics that are called out to these kind of accidents. Here’s what you need to know.


Here's What Happens To Your Checked Bags When You Fly

Video: Unless the airline loses it, you probably don’t give much thought to what happens to your luggage after you check it in. If you’re curious about the process, though, this video breaks it down.


Modern Atlas Helps You Plan Your Trip And Learn About Your Destination

iOS: Modern Atlas is one of many trip-planning apps that can organise what you want to see, do and eat during your next holiday. Its focus is on the research portion, and gives you a ton of information about your destination that you can use to plan the perfect trip.


RoutePerfect Plans Your Dream European Trip

Web: Holidaying in Europe is popular, but deciding where to go specifically during your trip can be overwhelming. If you have a loose idea, RoutePerfect can help you plan the rest of your itinerary and expose you to spots you may never have stopped otherwise.


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