Front-seat car passengers often enjoy resting their feet on the dashboard. It's the ultimate pose for grooving to music in and just seems like a fun, chilled-out thing to do. Unfortunately, in the event of accident it can also result in serious injury - and airbags just make things worse.
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It happens with parents all the time. They sign little Everett up for kids' soccer and he's good. Really good. So they put him in soccer camps, goalkeeper clinics and spend every weekend lugging coolers and lawn chairs to his soccer games all over the state. They start daydreaming about professional contracts and how he might even become the next Mark Schwarzer. Good thing they discovered his perfect sport so young, right?
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.
The ACCC is taking Thermomix to the Federal Court with accusations the company behind our favourite hot wet rice has been a more than a bit dodgy when it comes to Australian Consumer Law. Allegedly, Thermomix made customers sign non-disclosure agreements - stopping them saying anything bad about Thermomix - before they could get a refund on recalled products that were causing serious injuries.
For some of us, the modern workplace is like a second home, where most of our waking hours are spent. Whether you have a cushy office job or a physically demanding one, the more time you spend at work, the more likely it becomes that you may succumb to an unexpected workplace accident or medical emergency. Worse still, you could even lose your life. We look at the ten most common types of workplace injuries -- and how to avoid them.
Around 432,700 Australians -- or 1 in 45 -- have suffered an acquired traumatic brain injury in their lives. Some eventually die as a result, and those who do recover often exhibit lingering effects. It's a serious public health issue that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about protecting your head.
Dear Lifehacker, I need advice about a friend who likes to do dangerous DIY work around his house. He recently did major plumbing work without having a licence (the main water line from the street to his house). He's now installing an electric stove in his kitchen also without a licence. Should I dob him in? I'm afraid that something terrible may happen in the future from a botched job.
Pulling a muscle sucks, and figuring out if it's an actual strain that needs attention sucks even more. We've all experienced strains, cramps, soreness and general tightness, but it doesn't help that these all seem to cause varying degrees of similar pain. Here's how to tell if it's really a pulled muscle and what you can do about it.
Practising a healthy mindset doesn't just strengthen your brain -- it may protect your body from injury, too. Runners in a recent study were more likely to develop overuse injuries like tendinitis if they were hard on themselves after bad performances.
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.
The Crashed Car Showroom is a temporary storefront in Sydney conceived by the NRMA Insurance Research Centre. As its name implies, it's dedicated to road safety and the dangers of driving via an assortment of technological displays -- including a crash test dummy simulator that straps you into a hydraulic car while wearing an Oculus Rift VR headset. Read on for a tour of the showroom floor.
In the ultra-macho action flick Rambo III, there's a famous scene where the titular hero seals a gaping shrapnel wound by cauterising it with fire and gun powder. Awesome, eh? But how feasible is this DIY surgery in reality? This video from The Medicine Journal explains the circumstances where it might not be such a bad idea.
The High Court of Australia has ruled that a public servant who injured herself while having sex "on the job" is not eligible for compensation. The woman was injured when a motel light fixture fell on her and a male colleague mid-coitus. While originally winning the case, the decision was overturned on the grounds that the woman's injuries were not caused in the course of her employment. In other words, if you manage to get lucky during a work trip, you might want to keep the gymnastic horseplay to a minimum.
Each spring during breeding season, Australia's magpie population declares war on humans -- leading to a flurry of surprise attacks on unsuspecting cyclists and pedestrians. If the idea of getting pecked sets your heart racing, this iPhone app from a Lifehacker reader should help to reduce your stress levels.