Know When You Shouldn't Drive Your Car

I've got one kid who drives and one who's about to and I noticed something important about driver's ed classes (and other kids' parents, to be honest). They never teach when you shouldn't drive your car. » 10/05/14 11:00am 10/05/14 11:00am

Breakup Splits Walls of Text into Paragraphs

Chrome: It's frustrating when you run across pages of text written by someone who never learned the virtues of the paragraph. The dreaded wall of text can even dissuade us from reading an otherwise enjoyable piece. Fortunately, Breakup is here to help. » 10/04/14 4:00pm 10/04/14 4:00pm

What To Do with Stale Bread

I've recently taken up baking again and I've been making a lot of bread. Though I give most of it away, part of my experimentation is about seeing how long my different breads last and what I can do with it when it goes stale. » 9/12/14 1:30pm 9/12/14 1:30pm

How Can I Get the Smoke Smell Out of Things?

Dear Lifehacker,
We recently moved my father into a long-term care facility. There are a number of wonderful things he wanted my sister and I to have and to share with our children. The trouble is that he was a lifelong smoker and everything reeks from years of smoke. We want to keep these things, but the smell… » 9/12/14 10:00am 9/12/14 10:00am

Keep Baked Goods from Sticking with Homemade Pan Grease

Perhaps you grease pans for baking with butter or oil, or perhaps you've discovered the joy of specialty baking sprays with a little bit of flour built into the mix. This homemade baker's goop works even better, it's cheaper, and it couldn't be simpler to make. » 9/11/14 1:00pm 9/11/14 1:00pm