This awesome, I mean disgusting, Petri plate is covered in microbes collected inside a Dyson hand dryer. The photo is grossing out plenty of folks on Facebook, but it doesn't mean that hand dryers should be #outlawed.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Dear Lifehacker, My bathroom at home currently has one of those heat-lamp and light fixtures with an inbuilt vent. The light in the center has died! How do I go about changing this? Where do I buy a new lightbulb that will fit in that? I am completely new to it and have zero experience changing lightbulbs.
The best ways to de-stink your stuff might not be easily available when discretion is the order of the day. If you don't want to leave a bathroom stinking, redditor RatherTall has a quick-fix concoction that he says masks the odours well when you're at someone else's place.
Cleaning up after a shave is a right pain in the bum. No matter how rigorously I rinse and wipe, there are always a few stray hairs that escape my notice (invariably to the vast annoyance of my wife). If you regularly find yourself in the same hairy predicament, here's a foolproof "hack" that will help to keep your sink sparkly-clean.
Humans are generally considered to be the most intelligent species on Earth. And yet, we choose to store our toothbrushes in the same room we shower and defecate in. What's that all about eh? Here's a quick tip that should cut down on the amount of body grime and fecal matter that you (unwillingly) stick in your mouth...
We've got more bathrooms than ever, which means even more places to accumulate junk. To round out our room by room spring cleaning guides, here's some thoughts on bathroom clutter.
Most luxury body scrubs are simply salt or sugar blended with moisturizers. Why spend big bucks on something with such a simple recipe? Culinary blog TheKitchn took the principle ingredients from several DIY body scrub recipes floating around and put them to the test. They tried various mixtures of olive and essential oil blended with brown sugar, granulated sugar, and sea salt. Their findings?
We preferred the granulated sugar mixture. It felt like smooth sand and provided good exfoliation without being too harsh. The brown sugar was clumpy and brown (lemony yellow seemed more aesthetically pleasing). The salt was too abrasive for our skin, although it would be great for calloused heels.
For more information about making and refining your own scrubs, including olive oil selection and mixing ratios, check out the full write-up. If you have your own tips for getting a posh spa treatment with a cold shower budget, sound off in the comments below.Personal Care Kitchen: How to Make Homemade Body Scrubs
The Gomestic blog has a nifty idea for households where bars of soap get used up until they're just little bits that stick around. Grab a busted pair of pantyhose, and then:
Cut the legs off and use (the remainder) to keep all those odd bits of soap that tend to get left in the bathroom. Tie the end and keep it beside the sink for hand washing.
So you're in effect making a DIY loofah for your hands. My house always seems to get hand-crafted soaps around the holiday season, and this is a great way to ensure they see actual use—and see what they all smell like together, also. For more MacGyver-type pantyhose uses, hit the link for 19 more ideas, or try buffing nicked candles and keeping onions fresh.20 Extraordinary Uses for Old Pantyhose