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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Car Repairs

Car repairs can drain your wallet fast, but you can do a wide range of repairs yourself, regardless of your technical skill. We’re not just talking oil changes; provided you can hold a spanner, you can fix everything from fuel filters to alternators. We’ll detail the tools necessary for your DIY toolkit, where to turn to for help when you’re making the repairs, and how to tackle some of the most common car problems yourself.


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.


Briefly: Best Audiobooks, New Nerf Guns, Fitness Trainer Tips

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 10 brilliant audiobooks that can teach you a new skill in less than a day, what it’s like to play games for a living, the science of nuclear missiles.


Unlock A Door With An RFduino And An Apple Watch

If you’ve ever wanted to magically unlock a door with a quick tap on your wrist, this DIY project is for you. Using an RFduino and some special door components, Marc Jensen, James Squires and Shawn Roske at Make came up with an interesting use of the Apple Watch.


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.


Modify A Cheap Metal Work Cart To Organise All Of Your Hand Tools

Wheeled work carts are great helpers in a work shop, but the large open trays are difficult to organise without spacers, and tend to accumulate random tools. With a few DIY trays and holders, you can turn that work cart into something much more useful.


Tip Tester: The Best Ways To Keep Fruit From Browning

Fresh fruit and veggie slices are a delicious and healthy snack, but some of them really bum me out by turning brown and mushy. This struggle is nothing new, and the internet is full of ways to prevent it, but it’s hard to know which method is worth your precious time, which is why you’re lucky I’m around.


This DIY Band Saw Sharpening Jig Saves Your Blades (And Money)

Stop buying new band saw blades every time you hit a nail or a staple. You can sharpen your existing blade easily with this DIY band saw sharpening jig.


Learn How To Build Your Own Plyometrics Box For Working Out At Home

Buying fancy plyometrics exercise equipment online can cost a fortune, but this DIY box will save you a lot of money. It’s perfect if you want to get buff and save some cash.


Ghostnote Adds Contextual Notes To Any Program In OS X

Mac: Sticky notes are a common way to keep notes, and Ghostnote takes that idea to the next level. Ghostnote allows you to attach notes directly to applications, folders, files and websites.


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