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Me and my brothers bible study [closed]

I teach my brother about God and I call it bible study. He does not seem to be very interested in it. I can't get him to want to learn more about God and this is very aggravating for me. I try to make ...
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How to get rid of bad breath while fasting?

Fasting causes bad breath, and as a muslim I fast these days. It is permissible to brush your teeth whilst fasting but it does not help. I think the bad smell has nothing to do with mouth and is ...
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How to get ink off a wooden table? [closed]

I got ink on my parent's table and if I don't get it off they will kill me! Help?
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How to get reputation on here? [migrated]

I can't do a lot of things on here because I don't have a reputation. How do I get a reputation?
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How can I find out who owns a painting? (legally)

Here is a challenging problem: I want to find out who owns a painting. The painting in question is a minor work by an important European impressionist-era artist. If it were to be auctioned today, it ...
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Hack to indicate a forward slash or backslash in a filename when those are reserved characters?

In some common operating systems, including Windows, both the forward slash and backslash are reserved characters that cannot be used in filenames. Yet sometimes one has a good reason to want to ...
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How would you have a rewarding snack like cookies locked away, and only accessible at a certain time each day?

The goal is to get myself out of bed each morning, AND to prevent myself from eating too many cookies, but also to reward myself with a cookie every so often. If I have a reason - "You can eat a ...
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Apply a rubber or other insulating layer to a metal watch band

I have a new watch with a steel wristband (or strap). I had a few similar ones in the past. From that experience, the strap gets dirty and is very difficult to clean due to its complicated shape with ...
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How to “fix” my muddy backyard

1 year before: we bought a house ~5 months later: The backyard is muddy I figured that the problem was the elevation, it looks something like this (\_), since its flat in the front, it got messed up ...
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How to extract coffee grounds from used Nespresso capsules?

I drink about 100 cups of coffee per month... and now I'd like to find a practical way of getting the coffee grounds out of the used Nespresso capsules - so that I can use it as a fertilizer!
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How to tuck in shirt if waist is too small?

My body shape makes it very hard for me to tuck any shirt in my pants. My waist is very small, around 27 inches resting which is a size XXS, but my shoulders are between size medium and large (mens). ...
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Removing Blu-tak from rubber

I trod in some Blu-tack. It is now stuck into the tread and to the rubber sole of a very expensive pair of shoes. Using the shoes with the Blu-tack still adhered to the sole is not really an option; ...
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Any quick wins for hyperhidrosis?

I suffer from hyperhidrosis (not excessive), and one of the symptoms is clammy palms. No amount of handwashing will help, within 10 minutes my hands feel clammy again. When I hold my computer mouse, I ...
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Effective ways to dry out books?

I just spilled water on my history textbook. It only hit the first 30 pages and the cover, but I still feel bad that it got wet. Any way to restore it completely so that the wet pages aren't ...
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How to paint a circle pattern on a big piece of paper

I need some ideas on how to make a circle pattern on a large piece of paper, e.g. A0 ISO format. I have searched for a special paint roller online but in my case the circles must be 60mm equaly spaced ...
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How to be alerted when someone enters my room

I sit in a room using my computer with my back to the door and headphones on. I'd like to be alerted when someone comes into the room by some visual indicator (or a noise in my headphones I guess!). ...
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How do I stop my room's lock from being opened with a coin without unscrewing it?

Occasionally when someone comes over, they will open my door with a dollar coin. This is a pain, and sometimes I am working on something private when they open the door. I would like to be able to ...
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How to fairly select participants from a group of unwilling students?

What is the best solution if there are cases like the following: There is a competition at the school that requires each class to send 4 students. In class X, there are no students who are willing to ...
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Sleeping with my mouth slightly open causes my throat to dry out and ache a lot

I have no clogged nose but still my mouth opens ever so slightly during the night and although I don't notice that I breathe through the mouth I have started to notice that my mouth is slightly open. ...
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How to find source of deep humming?

Every few days to weeks, I hear a very deep humming noise. It's so deep that some older people might not even hear it, but just loud enough to annoy me and sometimes even cause headache. It often ...
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Water marks on my TV

My TV, a 65" Samsung HD 7 series has dripping watermarks on it. How will I fix it? Please help. I tried cleaning with alcohol but the drops are still there.
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Adding a temporary door

I host my brother for the weekends sometimes and he sleeps in the basement. There is a doorway by the stairs down to the basement, but there is no door of any kind there. As such, when he's sleeping ...
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How to stop annoying wrong-number phone calls?

I get frequent calls to my landline trying to fax me something. I believe my number is 1 digit off a nearby hospital, and people attempting to fax them things accidentally fax me. The calls during ...
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Keeping Thin Hair Clean For Longer

I am encountering an issue where my hair gets dirty very quickly, only staying clean for the day it was washed. Part of the issue might be that I have very thin, blond (think Nordic European) hair ...
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How to organize food containers better?

We have plenty plastic storage containers for food leftovers, travel snacks, work lunches etc... Currently there's two cube drawers of Tupperware style containers. Oftentimes the lids get separated ...
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How to stop holed paper from tearing

Don't you hate it when you have holed paper in your 3-ringed binder, and you act very careful to not shake the binder, but then on accident, you do? This causes a small tear in a lot of the pages, ...
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How to hide a wet spot during massage?

When getting a massage, sometimes the way the massagist touches my body results in spontaneous and unwanted arousal, which then might result in a visible wet spot on the underwear. (Not ejaculaton, ...
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How can I hold two cylinders together and be able to release them?

I have two cylindrical (metallic) objects, of different diameters but both above 0.5cm and under 2cm (actually it's a bit more complicated but let's leave it at that). Their lengths are at least 0.5m ...
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What can I use to replace a button battery cover?

I have lost the battery cover on my mini tens machine and the machine wont work without it. The machine isn't sold anymore so I can't get a replacement part.
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Indoor comfortable stairs to run

Okay, so weird question. I like to run on stairs for exercise. The building I work in has a very nice arrangement for this--it is a 5-storey building with indoor, heated and air-conditioned, slightly ...
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A housemate-moving-things-around-in-my-room-to-unnerve-me situation: concealed camera and dummy camera as a way forward?

Two months ago, my housemate started moving things around in my lockless room while I'm at work to unnerve me to get me to leave. It became worse and worse for a week or two until one day the live-in ...
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What are some ways of temporarily relieving toothache until getting to the dentist?

Sometimes getting to the dentist today is just not possible, and painkillers just don't touch it. I found myself in this situation, and in desperation I ran to the fridge, grabbed a carton of milk, ...
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Prevent surgical mask from riding up

Due to covid I'm now required to wear a surgical facemask in communal areas for work. The one we have look like this: I have the problem that the mask often rides up until it nearly covers my eyes ...
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How to resolve rubber feet coming off a trackball pointing device?

I use a trackball as a computing pointing device (see this Lifehacks SE questions for the model and a couple photographs). The rubber feet on the bottom of the trackball frequently come off during ...
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Dish soap nozzle build up

How to prevent dish soap bottle from getting clogged by dry soap at the tip of the bottle. The tip of the bottle keeps getting clogged from dry soap substance.
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How to avoid doing dishes (after microwaving food)

So if I put a dish in the microwave, is there a way to avoid getting the plate dirty so I don’t have to worry about doing dishes? I was thinking stuff like french fries, pizza variations (bite sized, ...
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My son's socks are stiff

My son's socks are soaked from his working everyday. I turn them inside out wash them in cold water add fabric softener vinegar detergent and they still come out stiff at the toes. Any suggestions?
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How can I pick an old Dexter brass privacy door handle with a sliding latch?

The lock is a couple of tabs that protrude from the door handle ring(part behind knob that is flush against door). You slide the tabs parallel to the floor to lock and unlock. On the knob on the other ...
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Best glue to fix stripped frying pan lid knob?

I have a frying pan with a metal lid. The lid has a small threaded post sticking out of the top of it onto which a wooden knob is screwed. The threads inside the knob have become stripped so the ...
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How do I refold a paper reference guide when I can't tell what order the folds go in?

I can fold the vertical crease in the center, but after that I have no clue how to fold it back to how it was, along the folds it already has. Is there some method I can use to figure out how to fold ...
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Question on Increasing Longevity of Laptop Batteries

Is it possible to make my laptop charger only charge when the battery is almost dead? Then, once it is fully charged to not activate charging again until it becomes close to dead again? Would that ...
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How to conceal a mop outdoors to make it look aesthetically more pleasing?

I want to place a mop outside, but I don't want it to look like an eyesore. How can one conceal a mop outdoors to make it look aesthetically more pleasing? I would like the mop to take up as little ...
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Coping with the dynamic loudness inequality of a Zoom classroom

A Zoom elementary-school class can be heard in my home every weekday. The teacher and most kids sound fine. But one or two kids either have poor-quality/faulty hardware, or their microphone preference ...
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How to attach information to physical objects?

Some objects deserve supplemental information, to be used together with the object. If the information is small, a marker or label is sufficient: one can write "Take with food" on a bottle ...
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How to give eye glasses “rear mirrors”?

I want to put "rear mirrors" on my glasses to be able to somewhat see behind me without turning my head (my eye sight should be good enough to roughly see without the lens). I'm thinking of ...
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Get a rough idea of power consumption in a heater

I have a 2.5Kw ceramic fan heater which recently appears to be outputting less heat than it did when it was new. My theory is that there are 2 separate heating elements because there are 2 heat levels ...
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Secure weather stripping against cat

Early in her life, our cat devised a brilliant method to ask to come in. She plucks the weather stripping at the edge of the door. This sends a surprisingly sonorant POP throughout the house that can ...
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Cancelling echo in a recycled phone microphone-speaker set

The speaker and microphone of my Android phone have stopped working, but the headphone jack still works. I don't want to always use a headphone, so I removed everything from a discarded non-smart ...
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Solution for balancing laptop on pointy surface

I am trying to make my laptop sit nicely on top of a pointy surface, and not really managing it. As you can see from the image, the piano I have doesn't have a natural place for a laptop to sit. The ...
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How to use a stuck deodorant stick?

I tried to use a brand new deodorant, and turns out it's stuck: it's just not possible to turn the wheel in the bottom of the deodorant in order to push it upwards. The wheel is jammed completely and ...

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