Paper Towels Versus Hand Dryers (And Which Is Actually More Hygienic)

There’s a lot of debate about which method of drying your hands is actually the cleanest. This video explores the benefits of both and explains which one actually helps keep your hands the most clean.


How To Ditch Carbs With A Spiralizer

The spiralizer is the latest gadget taking healthy kitchens by storm — it turns vegetables such as zucchini, carrot and sweet potato into noodles, tagliatelli and even “risotto” rice. If you’re doing low-carb, gluten-free, raw or paleo, or just hate vegetables, it could be the device for you. Here’s how you can replicate grain-based pasta and rice with a fraction of the carbs and calories.


Use If-Then Statements To Exert Better Self-Control

Self-control is hard to learn. Keeping yourself on task, forming a habit, or even just avoiding certain foods sometimes feels impossible. Over at The New York Times, author Pamela Druckerman suggests using if-then statements to rein things in.


Choose The Right Mattress For Your Sex Style With This Guide

Not all mattresses are made equal. Likewise, not everyone has sex the same way. If you’re wondering whether a particular mattress can handle how you conduct your business, sleep blog Sleep Like the Dead has your back.


Quickly De-Wrinkle Your Shirt With A Spray Bottle And A Fan

If you’re a member of the “no iron” club, there are plenty of methods to keep wrinkle-free. This trick speeds up the classic spray bottle technique.


Ask A Colleague For A Copy Of Your Non-Compete Agreement If You Lose Yours

Many of us had to sign a non-compete agreement when we started a job. Some of us lost that precious document and aren’t sure of the exact restrictions when we leave. Instead of tipping off human resources about your intention to quit, try asking colleagues hired at the same time for a copy of their agreement.


Briefly: $300,000 Free Range Egg Fine, iPhone 6 Meets Angle Grinder

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including a free-range egg provider copping a $300,000 fine and a company paying $10,200 for using the wrong mailing list. Plus: attacking the iPhone 6 with an angle grinder. Yeah.


This Phrase Will Help You Negotiate Better Discounts

It’s beneficial to embrace the art of negotiation. Skilled negotiators often earn higher salaries and get bigger discounts. But if you’re insecure about your haggling skills, it might help to follow a script. Next time you’re looking for a better offer, consider the following phrase: “I’m sorry, you’ll have to do better than that.”


How To Use A Fake Name On Facebook Without Getting Flagged

Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there’s still a risk of getting caught. Here’s how to fly under the radar if you need to.


Use Afternoon Rituals To Disconnect After Work

It can be difficult to leave work at work. Apartment Therapy recommends using rituals to disconnect from your work day.