Month: December 2019

The Year’s Best Advice for Having ‘Big Talks’ with Kids

Best of LifehackerBest of LifehackerWhether we’ve made a complicated recipe absurdly simple, illustrated how to survive a natural disaster, or explained a political crisis in terms even your great-grandma would understand, these are some of our favorite stories from the past year.Back in the day, parents braced themselves for The Talk, which we all know…

Carbon Dioxide Could Make it Harder to Think

Photo: GettyClimate change is ruining our air quality and contributing to a public health catastrophe. But there’s more. Researchers are warning in a new paper that the very greenhouse gas that’s driving most of our global warming—yes, carbon dioxide—is also diminishing indoor air quality. And it may be messing with our ability to make decisions…

Stackable Open Source 3D Printer Enclosure

One of the unfortunate realities of desktop FDM 3D printing is that environmental factors such as ambient temperature and humidity can have a big impact on your results. Even with the exact same settings, a part that printed beautifully in the summer can warp right off the bed during the winter months. The solution is…

The Trump administration’s environmental stocking stuffers

Washington (CNN)While Americans were buying and opening their Christmas presents, the Trump administration’s environmental regulators were wrapping up their work on some controversial issues, including some proposed rollbacks of Bush and Obama-era regulations.Their gifts — which you might have missed amidst the holidays — include policies on energy efficient lightbulbs, water contamination and pesticides. Here…