We’ve covered lots of ways to cram a lot of stuff in small suitcases , but this video and infographic from Expedia is full of handy packing tips to remember the next time you’re heading out on a business trip—or a well-earned vacation.
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.
If you want the perfect home bar for hosting parties and mixing cocktails, these essentials will cover all the bases.
iOS: Doing the laundry can be confusing if you don’t know what all those symbols on your clothes mean. Why does this bucket have two lines under it? What’s the triangle with two stripes? Just fire up your iPhone and let Laundry Day sort it out for you.
Some people like the sound of running water because it helps them relax. For others, it creates a strong urge to urinate. This is no coincidence, and it happens more commonly than you think—all thanks to the power of suggestion.
Homemade cold brew, multiple Eneloop Power Packs to choose from, and hammocks and beach chairs are just the start of today’s best deals.
There’s something to be said for meticulously planning a vacation escape, picking the right place, the right time, and then going for it. There’s something else for just getting out of dodge after a long, awful week. Here are some tricks to make the latter as luxurious as possible.
Julienne cut fruits and vegetables are perfect toppings for salads, but you don’t need expert knife skills to do it. A mandoline slicer can do most of the work for you, even if you don’t have a special attachment.
A humidifier is an essential purchase for certain homes, but how do you know which one is right for you, or which one can handle your space? Consumer Reports has a comprehensive video buying guide for humidifiers, with a cheat sheet for the right size for a room.
This week we learned about self-defense and how to take a punch (hey, it happens), discussed how cosplay can help confidence in unexpected ways, did some houseplant triage to prevent our plants from dying, and more. Here’s a look back.
Android/Windows Phone/Windows 10: Pomodoro. Kanban boards. Time tracking. Scheduling. If you’re into productivity and a fan of Lifehacker, you know these concepts and how they can help you get stuff done. TimeStats brings them all in one place to make the ultimate productivity app.
Bug repellents aren’t all created equal—some are more effective than others. Last year, Consumer Reports named the top three repellents from their tests but kept the full rankings under wraps for subscribers. Now, to help people who need to fend off Zika , they’ve released the rest for free.
Spouts, pitchers, batter scoops, and other tools make it easy to pour a liquid into a tiny receptacle. But you don’t need to spend on those. Just grab a waxed cardboard milk carton, clean it out, and you’re good to go.