safety

This Illustrated Guide Shows You How To Properly Perform A J-Turn

If you haven’t heard of a J-turn, you’ve at least seen one in TV shows or movies. A J-turn is when the driver pulls away from something in reverse, swings the car around, and then drives forward in the same direction. This guide explains how to do it.


Be Wary When Airlines Offer You A Replacement Suitcase

If your suitcase gets damaged at the airport, it’s not uncommon for staff to offer an on-the-spot replacement. It turns out this can be a bad idea. Earlier today, a Sydney Airport customer was accidentally given a replacement bag that contained 230 grams of plastic explosives. Oops.


Wear A Wedding Band For Safe Travelling, Even If You Aren't Married

Women are at high risk when travelling alone, even locally. Lifehack.org recommends wearing a gold band on your ring finger to deter possible threats, even if you’re not married.


Improve Your Self-Defence Moves With This Groin Attack Video

The groin, as you all know, is one of the most sensitive areas of the body — and, therefore, one of the best areas to target in self-defence. How you execute that groin attack, however, can make all the difference.


Ask LH: What Should I Do If I'm In A Car Accident?

Hi Lifehacker, What’s the procedure if you are in a car accident? And what if the other party does not have insurance?


Add A Power Tool Holster To Your Ladder To Prevent Falling Tools

When you’re using power tools on a ladder at home, the last thing you want to do is have one fall and hit someone below. Instead of creating a hazard by setting it on top, add a holster to the side of your ladder for safer storage.


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.


Keep Your Home Child-Safe With This Room-By-Room Infographic

Whether you have kids living at home or just the occasional child visitor, you should know about your home’s danger zones. This infographic takes you room by room in the house to identify hazards.


Give Your Electric Garage Door A Safety Checkup With This Test

You should do a thorough check of your electric garage door, even if it appears to work every day without a problem. A couple of minutes is all it takes to check that your garage door’s sensors work correctly and don’t pose a danger to children or pets.