Dyson's New Filtered Hand Vac Is Designed To Suck Your Mattress Clean

Most of us are happy to take an ignorance-is-bliss approach to the cleanliness of the mattress we sleep on every single night. But the truth is, your bed could be swarming with millions of feasting dust mites leaving a staggering amount of droppings behind. So now you understand why Dyson’s created a new hand vac… » 4/16/15 3:05pm Thursday 3:05pm

The Mint Breathalyzer Can Detect Both Dehydration and Bad Breath

The term breathalyzer is most commonly associated with a device used by law enforcement to measure someone's blood alcohol content after they've been pulled over. But with a few tweaks made to the chemicals used in a breathalyzer's sensor, the device can also be used for detecting other problems. Instead of measuring… » 1/05/15 8:03am 1/05/15 8:03am

If a $4,000 Toothbrush Doesn't Make You Happy, Nothing Will

How much was the last toothbrush you bought? Probably not enough to be worth remembering. That sort of casual indifference to your toiletries is a kind of luxury for those without any luxuries at all. More specifically, for those without a $4,000 toothbrush staring them in the teeth every morning. » 10/06/14 12:00pm 10/06/14 12:00pm

What's The Best Electric Toothbrush?

If you skimp on something, don't let it be a clean mouth. Most people don't brush their teeth well enough, or for long enough, and a good electric toothbrush can help you make up the difference. Lifehacker has put together some tips for getting a good brush, and Gizmodo and Lifehacker have both covered some of the … » 9/17/14 2:45pm 9/17/14 2:45pm

OK Cupid on Oregon and Vermont's Shared Porn Interests, Shower Hatred

With enough data, even the most seemingly random, disconnected sequence of events can be teased apart and explained through the power of statistical analysis. And thanks to the reams upon reams of data points collected through his hit dating website, OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder explores the kinks, tendencies,… » 9/11/14 2:50pm 9/11/14 2:50pm

A Woman Replaced Her Soap With a Daily Mist of Bacteria—And It Worked

Since we dirty buggers have already made the case against antibacterial soap, it's time to consider the case against all soap. And showers. Basically all hygiene as we know it in the 21st century. In the latest New York Times Magazine, Julia Scott gives up soap for a mist of bacteria usually found in dirt—and finds… » 5/22/14 2:20pm 5/22/14 2:20pm

Shaming Soap Alarm Won't Turn Off Until You Wash Your Hands

If you're someone who regularly washes your hands after going to the bathroom, statistics say that at least one of the people sitting on either side of you does not. And since personal hygiene clearly isn't motivation enough for these bathroom bandits, Safeguard is resorting to good, old-fashioned public shaming to… » 4/24/14 11:20am 4/24/14 11:20am

A Nick in Time: How Shaving Evolved Over 100,000 Years of History

Removing unwanted body hair has been a part of human hygiene since the dawn of history. Over the centuries, this practice has served to denote everything from high-ranking social status to acts of contrition. And as the tradition of shaving has evolved in step with global culture, so too have the tools of the trade. » 3/18/14 2:20pm 3/18/14 2:20pm

This Connected Bluetooth Toothbrush Will Nag You More Than a Dentist

We all know we should be brushing more diligently several times a day, but without our dentists regularly shaming us into better oral hygiene, that rarely happens. So a Paris-based company called Kolibree has created what it claims to be the world's first app-connected toothbrush that will encourage better brushing… » 1/05/14 7:00pm 1/05/14 7:00pm

When the Next Flu Pandemic Hits, Keep Your Smartphone to Yourself

At the end of World War I, tens of millions of people died in just a few short years. But these deaths had nothing to do with the bullets and bayonets that had taken so many lives in battle. It was, instead, the Spanish Flu, which killed off about 5% of the world's population from 1918 until 1920. Were a similar… » 10/14/13 2:59pm 10/14/13 2:59pm

The Next Best Thing to Showering With a Dental Hygienist

Until we're all able to shower from bed, Waterpik's new Showerpik is the next best thing for simplifying our morning routines. It works like any other Waterpik, blasting the spaces between your teeth clean like a dental floss fire hose. But since it taps into your existing shower head you don't need to keep a… » 7/17/13 9:09am 7/17/13 9:09am