There are some skills you hope you never need to use, but having them could be a matter of life and death.
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When I get bored at the chemist, I buy gimmicky stuff I don't need. That's how I finally discovered liquid bandage, which it turns out I do need, because it's great for small cuts, blisters, and any cut on my hand. Liquid bandage replaces a normal bandage with a layer of clear liquid applied directly to the wound.
Stings from a Portuguese man o' war are as common as they are dangerous, yet there's a lack of consensus over the best way to treat these painful pricks. New research published in the journal Toxins reveals that stings from the man o' war (Physalia species) shouldn't be treated any differently than stings from jellyfish, a conclusion that upends conventional wisdom. And no, peeing on yourself is not recommended.
NSW is currently shivering its way through one of the worst cold snaps in memory. Last night, Sydney temperatures dropped to 10 degrees or under - which was a rude shock after weeks of balmy Autumn weather. While we haven't reached frostbite season yet, it can never hurt to be prepared. This infographic explains what to do when Jack Frost tries to bit your nose off.
The best way to avoid swallowing fish bones is to pick them out before cooking, but sometimes you'll miss one. If it gets stuck in your throat, this sweet trick will help it move along.
You already know it's good to keep your CPR chops up to date so you can help a human, but dogs and cats can benefit from CPR too. The guidelines in this video might just save your furry friend's life.