Riding your bike is a great way to get exercise and help the environment at the same time. Unfortunately, it can be perilous if cyclists and drivers do not practice safety and consideration. This is especially true at night. That's where Monocle comes in.
It's not hard to see why some kids might mistake concentrated laundry detergent pods, which are relatively new on the market, for delicious candy. Almost 3,000 kids have eaten them and suffered vomiting, diarrhea and other ailments as a result. I saw a few articles over the weekend warning parents to keep them out of kids' reach and wanted to spread the word.
Baby gates are perhaps the final frontier when it comes to products for children that are functional and beautiful. We've all grown so accustomed to the bland, bordering-on-institutional look of them that it kind of feels like how things should be. Safety comes first and we seem to collectively accept that it's okay if safety products are also ugly.
We've been chatting quite a bit about online security lately. Today, I'll be diving a little deeper with one of the tips that we offered earlier in August, two-step verification. Think of this post as sort of a security PSA, hopefully convincing you to take the extra precaution to protect your personal information...
We've talked before about simplifying your life by paring down your email addresses to two, but today we're going to encourage you to use at least four. Why? Read on for the details as to why we've had a change of heart.
Securing your identity online is a must-do. But if you've already updated passwords, use dual authentication on your GMail and have secured your financial information through third party services — is there something even more extreme you can do?
Never underestimate how useful it is having a flashlight around during a lights-out emergency. Whether you're stuck at night with a flat, trying to find your newly adopted kitten hidden in the backyard, peeking inside your computer case, or inspecting the plumbing underneath the kitchen sink during a 2am leak, having a proper flashlight on hand is a necessity. Shine the X5's LEDs for up to 85 hours of use (17.5 at full power) at up to 31 lumens, with an aerospace grade anodized aluminum body made Tonka tough. Add one to your emergency kit at home and in your car...you'll thank yourself when you most need it.
Bikes are a graceful, efficient mode of transport, but bike helmets, until now, have been awkward and clunky. Luckily Swedish design students Anna and Terese decided to improve the conventional design (and eradicate helmet hair forever) by inventing an invisible helmet. Want to know how it works?
As I was sending an extension cord out of the bathroom window to get a fan to reach into the yard this weekend, it occured to me: There's probably a set of guidelines for the proper use of extension cords, and this is almost definitely against the rules.
It happens. Whether illness, injury or just annoyance, at some point or another you're bound to find yourself rooting around in the medicine cabinet for supplies. In my case, most recently, it was to find the first aid kit when a friend's kid gashed his head on our brick patio (we are so NOT child proofed).