safety

Facebook Safety Check Confirms You're OK During A Natural Disaster

Facebook announced a new feature today that allows users that are in an area affected by a natural disaster to check in and let friends and family know they’re safe. The feature uses whatever location information you’ve given Facebook.


This Video Explains How Microwaves Are Safe (Even When Running)

We’ve all heard the tales of our cancer-causing cooking boxes we keep in the kitchen, but they really aren’t dangerous to be around when they’re running. Craig Benzine from the Mental Floss YouTube channel takes a look at the classic myth in this video.


Know When You Shouldn't Drive Your Car

I’ve got one kid who drives and one who’s about to and I noticed something important about driver education classes (and other kids’ parents, to be honest). They never teach when you shouldn’t drive your car.


The Best Way To Hold Your Hands During A Plane Crash

We’re probably all familiar with the brace position — that curled-up posture passengers are advised to adopt in the event of an emergency plane landing. The details of the proper way to get into that position, however, might not be universally known.


Get Your Dog To Come Back By Running The Other Way

No matter how well you train your dog, they sometimes slip away from you. You try to get them back, and they just don’t want to come. One Quora user has a solution: run the other way.


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?