winterhacker

How To Get Ready For The Ski Season While Stuck In The Office

The white stuff is finally falling in the Snowies and Alpine types are getting ready to strap on their boots and skis and head for the slopes. But sitting in an office one day and plummeting down a mountainside the next is asking for injury. Experts recommend six weeks of preparation, so here’s how to get thighs of iron and buns of steel and get the most out your winter holiday.


Keep Your Toilet Seat Nice And Warm With Socks

Winter weather can make going to the bathroom a little unpleasant. Even in a heated household, toilet seats can get a bit chilly. The solution? How-to illustrator Yumi Sakugawa suggests sliding on some socks.


Treat Sore Throats And Coughs With This DIY Syrup

The winter seasons brings the inevitable coughs and sore throats. For milder symptoms that don’t warrant a trip to the chemist, this formula for DIY cough syrup has you covered.


Use Candles And Flower Pots To Heat A Small Room More Effectively

Candles are far more effective for lighting than heating. However, with a heat-resistant container and a couple of flower pots, you can turn those candles into a space heater.


Ask LH: ​How Can I Protect My Skin And Eyes From The Biting Cold?

Dear Lifehacker, I love being outdoors, but not in winter. The cold and biting wind turns my face red, tight, and sore. Even my eyes are dry! What can I do to protect myself in this harsh environment?


Make 'Instant' Hot Cocoa From Real Chocolate

Cup of hot chocolate sound good to you? This video from America’s Test Kitchen shows you how to make your own “instant” hot chocolate from real chocolate.


How To Beat The Winter Blues When You Work From Home

Every year as the hours of sunlight lessen and all vitamin D has escaped from sallow skin hidden by layers of thermals, the urge to slump into hibernation can be all-consuming.


Delicious Dishes You Didn't Know You Could Make In A Slow Cooker

You’ve probably heard about slow cookers, and how they can save you time and money in the kitchen. Most people use them for slowly-simmered soups and stews — but did you know you can make cheesecake in your slow cooker? What about barbecue ribs? Let’s talk about some unexpected, delicious meals that are surprisingly slow cooker-friendly.


Leave Soft Drink Bottles Out In The Cold To Make Your Own Slurpees

Live in one of those parts of Australia where the temperature regularly drops below zero? (Hi Canberra!) Make the most of it by turning soft drink into a slurpee without the use of a freezer.


Ask LH: How Can I Keep My Exercise Routine In The Winter?

Dear Lifehacker, Throughout the year, I’ve been pretty good about keeping up my exercise routine of jogging, cycling, and other outdoor activities. But I know that when winter comes in full force, I’ll struggle to get outside. What can I do to keep my routine when it’s freezing outside?