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Questions tagged [comfort]

Hacks related to staying comfortable, reducing pain, and/or improving ergonomics in various situations.

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Making a comfortable noise-canceler

As someone who is oversensitive to touch, I find headphone to be painful. I can't wear an "on-hear" headphone and even the "around-hear" can be painful if I wear them for too long. Worst, if I need to ...
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How to minimise food spitting from sneezing

I experience this embarrassing scenario of sneezing while my mouth is full with food, and it has been happening again quite often recently(Well count myself unlucky, even when I took a friend's advice ...
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How to change an unfair situation in an online community? [closed]

I have tried to post in a Reddit subdirectory and I got censor. I disagree with their rule and tried to have a private conversation with the mods and I got ban. I created a public post on their ...
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Method for discouraging my bad habit [closed]

I have a probably-not-dangerous habit that I'd like to break. I've heard of people wearing a rubber band on their wrist and stinging themselves with it when they catch themselves doing something they'...
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Sitting pillows of a couch keeps moving from place

I have a couch, and the sitting pillows always move from their place after a few days and I need to rearrange them. I thought about using a strong velcro, but I'm not sure it will do the work. Any ...
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How to make a bee go away from me?

If a bee is circling around me, how can I make it go away, without killing her (including letting her sting me)? Today it happened (it wasn't the first time), and the bee was around for 10 minutes ...
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How to hide rough finished laminate/sunmica edges on furniture

I have recently did the furniture on my home. And they have not did the perfect job. All the sunmicas have rough edges at all the bends. They look very bad. Whole wardrobe and all the drawers have the ...
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How to make sure face is not ugly without any mirror/smart phone?

The though of the presence of food items on lips or near to them after eating, presence of mucus after bathing or while suffering with cold bothers a lot. Sometimes I realize about their presence ...
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How to keep together two mattresses placed side by side?

I have a sofa bed that can be used either as a single bed, or as a double bed when I unfold the bed frame. I generally use it as a single bed: it is more convenient and allows me to have more space in ...
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How to fix earphone foam

I'm looking for a cheap alternative to the foam earpads that come with earphones, as mine have mostly fallen apart. I need some ideas or experiences from users to be able to do so. I ordered a pair, ...
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Tie 350ml liquor bottles to a string or chain?

I'm dressing up for Halloween and my costume requires me to tie a couple of empty 350ml bottles to something I can wear around my neck. They have to be well secured. The bottles look something like ...
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How to comfortably carry a pen drive in any attire without risk of physical damage?

I often find pen drive necessary with me at all times. However, I'm having trouble finding an appropriate way to carry it with me. Earlier, I used to keep it in my wallet. But carrying the wallet in ...
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Avoiding trousers to get wet

When using trousers in bathroom, the leg part of my trousers are always wet after touching the floor. How to use trousers in bathroom without wetting the trousers?
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How? Vertically holster electric shaver & beard/ hair trimmer suspended, maybe using shelf over bathroom counter?

Bathroom counter, with electrical socket, mirror & glass shelves on adjoining wall. Also, electric shaver at bottom of pic on Counter Electric trimmer, depicting shape etc Now, based on ...
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How can I reduce the itchy portion of growing a beard?

So nearing my thirties I'm finally reaching the point in my life where I have enough facial hear to grow a beard and it actually grows fast enough that I wouldn't be waiting several years to ...
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How can I identify a pure cotton cloth?

Yesterday, i went to shop but all of the shirts of that shop was labelled with 100% cotton tag. But It don't seem to be truly 100% cotton if i touch them.
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

I live in a room where there is a transparent glass covered slot (above the door ) , i want to cover it up but I don't want to opaque it completely as it is the only way it wakes me up in the morning ...
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How to keep yourself warm

I commute early morning in bus and train which means waiting and I live in Europe so it mean minus degrees. I m wearing jeans and formal shirt with jumper/sweater on top and runners as footwear. Even ...
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Jury-rig a walker for outdoor activity that might involve reaching

TL;DR: I want to aide my mobility-limited father in modifying his walker, so it still provides some stabilty and support even when he momentarily removes his hands from it. Backstory My father is ...
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How To Keep Sleep Mask On While Sleeping

I have a Lewis N Clark sleep mask with a 3/4" elastic strap around the back. Trouble is it keeps falling off halfway through my sleep. If I tighten the strap then it presses uncomfortably around my ...
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How to avoid embarrassing situations when I have sweaty hands?

I suffer excessive sweating in my hands, and that causes me embarrassing situations like, when I shake hands with others, being asked to fill a paper form (and return it soaking). Of course, I can ...
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How can I sleep on my back instead of my side or stomach?

How can I fall and stay asleep on my back instead of my side or stomach? I have a hard time falling asleep on my back and even when I do, I always wake up on my side or stomach.
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How to add a Headrest to this chair?

I have this chair: Here's me sitting on the chair: Pardon the pixelated face :) So, my question is how do I add a headrest to this chair? My neck starts hurting after long time sitting on the ...
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Hacks to reduce pain due to a injection [closed]

I recently got bit by a dog. So, I am being given an injection everyday. It is causing a great pain . Are there any hacks to reduce this pain???
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How to bandage my finger tip with an ulcer?

I am a 37 aged female, diagnosed with Scleroderma aka CREST. It is a bit complicated to explain, but my body produce too much "calcium" under my nails that is very painful. If I get an ulcer, it will ...
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What are easiest way to make slime? [closed]

What are some easiest way to make slime (especially India) I have tried with simple glue and water but didn't work
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How can I increase the size of a baseball cap?

My mom recently bought a baseball cap for me but the problem is that it fits my head, but it's a little too tight. I think that if I keep on using the cap, it will eventually expand. Does anybody ...
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Restless leg remedy

I have been suffering from sciatica, for which I am taking medication on advice of my doctor. Whilst the pain is now minimal, I have an almost uncontrollable urge to walk briskly and keep my left leg ...
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Fishbone stuck in throat [closed]

I have had a fishbone stuck in my throat for 4 months. I have visited a medical center for treatment but the doctor said there is no visible fishbone in my throat, but it's already been 4 months I ...
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How to compensate for sinking / uneven floor in office

I rent an office on the 2nd floor of a 2 story building. The carpet is the standard blue you find everywhere. Certain sections of my office floor are slanted downwards with some sections (mostly the ...
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How to reduce eye strain caused by constant exposure to computer screen?

When I am using my laptop for more than an hour or two, I get some eye strain. Is this a common problem for computer users? What should I do to prevent being affected?
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Turn down the noise [closed]

I'm trying to turn down the noise in whatever environment I am using some earplugs I got from Amazon. It has the best rating compared to it's comfortability. Even as this is so, I can still hear noise ...
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How to turn Non-Backlit Keyboard to a Backlit Keyboard for laptop?

I have a laptop with non-backlit keyboard. Are there any hacks available so that I can view the keys in dark?
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How can I avoid a side stitch while running? [closed]

I've been running to stay in shape for about a year and a half now, and sometimes this comes and goes. My left side tends to get a pretty painful ache from that exercise, and it takes a bit to go away....
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Storing bags while in the city

When visiting the city from the suburbs, I'll often spend most of the day there, shopping, eating and engaging in similar fun activities. I'll usually take a backpack in which might have water in it, ...
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How do I get rid of burning toothpaste in my throat?

Problem I was brushing my teeth when a bit of toothpaste was on my lip and about to fall, I inhaled really hard and it when into my throat. My throat now burns and it feels like I have a sore throat ...
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How can I improve air conditioning effectiveness in my old car?

Assuming that the system is working properly, has enough refrigerant, fins are not bent, cabin air filter clean (or not on this model), how can I get better results in a very sunny and hot climate? ...
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

While erasing stuff written using a chalk on a blackboard, with a duster, it is commonly observed that a lot of chalkdust is released in to the air, some part of which is inhaled (largely) by the ...
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How can I make a bandaid only cover my fingernail?

I'm wanting to find out how I can place the bandaid to only cover the finger nail and not the finger tip. If the bandaid is covering my finger tip, it's really hard to use my mac trackpad!! Any tips?
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Wallet won't close because there's too much money in it

I know carrying around this much cash is not a good idea and it is better to use card instead but is there a hack to close a wallet full of cash so it could fit in my pockets?
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How to warm up milk for the baby during a trip?

Especially during winters, it is necessary to warm up the baby's food to room temperature, relatively quickly. We usually end up hunting a restaurant or a cafe with a microwave/hot water (and ...
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How can I wear my headset and glasses in a way that doesn't hurt?

I recently bought this Corsair Gaming Headset. I also wear glasses, which have thick library temples. It sometimes feels a bit uncomfortable when I'm wearing the headset, and the glasses' temples ...
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Earbud wiring setup to avoid yanking laptop / tablet when fall asleep

I listen to audio before bed. I'm going to use a earplugs/earbud hybrid like this to listen to audio: http://www.amazon.com/Plugfones-Contractor-Improved-Headphones-Protection/dp/B00RC301N4/ref=...
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How could you get a chair with very high arm rests with large surface area parallel to ground?

Imagine this: - Sit upright in a chair - Stick arms out to the side so your upper body forms a T - Using your biceps, bend your elbow 90 degrees so your fists are pointing in front of you That's ...
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Bedtime remote tied to wrist to mute/shut down computer

I like to listen to audio from long youtube videos or youtube playlists before bedtime. I'd like a remote tied to my wrist that I could use to turn off the laptop, decrease the volume, and mute ...
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In ear headphones are painful to wear, increase comfort or convert to earbuds somehow?

Update: I just sucked it up and used the tiniest tip. It was never particularly comfortable but I got used to it. Used them for a couple years for running. They broke (accidentally snapped a bud in ...
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What to do with wet socks?

During the rainy season I often step in a puddle and get wet socks. I normally just change them when I get home but this seems like a waste and causes me to do laundry more frequently. Is there a way ...
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How to sterilize/clean a cut/abrasion without causing pain

Small cuts and abrasions can be very painful to clean. How might one clean such a wound without causing undue pain, while still effectively sterilizing it? Attempts so far that have caused pain: ...
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Removing instant adhesive from skin

Recently, I bought a powerful instant adhesive: But after its use, I found my skin covered with a layer of adhesive liquid. I tried to remove it by rubbing my fingers on a rough surface, washing with ...
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How can I keep my mouth closed while sleeping?

I have a habit of breathing through my mouth and keeping my mouth open while I sleep. I am trying to get over that habit. How can I prevent this?