Questions tagged [comfort]

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

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How to build a practical, inexpensive DIY air filter for 3" x 40" opening

Due to centralized boiler room heating, getting my apartment to a comfortable temperature requires opening my living room window about two to four inches. Filling this open gap with an air filter is ...
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How to Vertically holster beard-hair trimmer & electric shaver, and suspend it using a 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 to minimize the sound of my laptop fans

I need to make sure to connect my monitor to my laptop, whilst it is quiet enough for me to work. I'm thinking of getting a 4 meter cable so that I can place the laptop under a nearby couch, whilst in ...
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How can I add a headrest to this office chair?

I must have headrest added to this chair. The attachable type that can be purchased online would not work on this type of chair. Any help is appreciated. I need it to look nice for office ...
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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 prevent super glue from getting on my fingers?

I was just wondering if anyone knew of anyway that I could manage to prevent getting super glue on my fingers while using it. I need to use super glue to fix a few things that my children have broken ...
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Hack to make a chair harder to recline

I've got this chair, whose back* can recline - but does so even with the slightest weight against it, so in practice I just can't sit straight. *: Actually, the recline involves the back and the arms. ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather? I work at an outdoor mall and must wear a uniform and we are not to alter our wardrobe while on shift! ...
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Making a cane grip

A family member uses a wooden cane with a curved end like the stereotypical shepherd's crook, an open semicircle. There is no grip on it and the wood is uncomfortable to lean on all day. What might ...
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Comfortable arm rest

I already brought a chair and the chair is doing well for my purposes. But, an issue is that is has fixed arm rests. For my height, I cannot able to keep my arms comfortably. There is atleast 5 cm gap ...
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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 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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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?
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How to quickly warm up a toilet seat

In the winter, the porcelain toilet seats can get extremely cold and are just unpleasant to sit on in the event that 'doody' calls. Is there a quick way to warm up the toilet seat to make it more ...
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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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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

I find that in the summer your feet overheat and this makes it uncomfortable to wear shoes when riding a bike. As long as there is a covering covering the dangerous areas of a bike you can ride ...
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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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How do I live with noisy neighbors?

The situation I live in a small appartment in a densely populated building (6 floors, 24 apartments per floor). I have no furniture. I work on the floor. I sleep on the floor. My downstairs neighbors ...
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Removing Pepper Juice From Eyes

I was wiping my eyes with my hands as they felt itchy and I immediately felt a sharp, burning sensation and realized that I let pepper juice (jalapeno) get into my eyes. I went to the sink and tried ...
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Could I remove the back-light from an LCD screen and let sunlight illuminate it from behind?

I like to use my laptop outdoors, but it's often so bright outside that I can barely see my screen - even with the brightness turned all the way up. I've often wondered: What if opened a LCD screen ...
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Sound insulation over laminate flooring?

We recently moved in a new property it's a two bedroom flat with laminate flooring in the entrance hall and in the lounge. I bought a rug but downfloor neighbors complain when our children play, run ...
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Insulate pot lid

Is there something I can add to the knob on my pot lid to insulate it from the heat so I can pick it up ? I currently have to use a pot holder to check on my chile, etc.
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How to reduce accidentally pressing the right-button on a trackball?

Instead of a computer mouse, I use a trackball for a pointing device. I find that it is much healthier for my wrist, elbow, and shoulder. The only downside I experience is that I often accidentally ...
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How do one remove a muscle pain relieving patch or sticker without picking up leg hair?

How do one remove a muscle pain relieving patch or sticker without picking up leg hair? Or at least relieve the pain of picking? It is really painful.
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Stopping my shirt from falling up when I run

I like jogging to school - it's good exercise, and it makes me wake up in the morning. I have to run with my (moderately heavy) school bag on, and my bag makes the back of my shirt ride up as I run. ...
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Make a home massage bed alternative without drilling a hole in the bed?

For a professional massage, a massage bed with a hole for facing down and breathing is used. Is there any way to make one for our bed without drilling a face hole? For example, I tried to use an ...
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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 make it completely opaque as it is the only way it wakes me up in the ...
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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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Stop waking up with a crushed ear?

Sometimes when I sleep on my side, I wake up with terrific ear pain from my ear cartilage being crushed against the pillow overnight. Is there something I can use to protect my ear from being crushed ...
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Get Shampoo and Conditioner Out of My Eyes

I, and many others, have got shampoo and/or conditioner in our eyes while taking a shower. Opening your eyes will burn your eyes even more. So that means water won't help. Wiping your hands to get the ...
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What are some useful excercise which I can do to prevent back pain?

I work on desktop everyday in my office and due to this I am suffering from lower back pain. I want to know if I can really get relief from back pain by doing some form of exercise. And which physical ...
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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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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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How to quickly remove a splinter

Whenever I get a splinter, I have trouble getting it out. I pinch and pull at it. I bite it. I usually can't get it out for a while. When I can't get it out, it hurts to put pressure on the spot ...
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How to prevent my new shoes charging me? [duplicate]

I got already a few ideas from How can I avoid getting static shocks in the winter? . But I think my question is still diferent in the solution being asked for, as a) I am well aware of what causes ...
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How to keep smelling fresh without perfume

I have a unknown allergy to perfumes. My breathing gets blocked from my nose up if someone near me wears perfume. I am okay with mild to low perfume. But sometimes I feel I am not that fresh, and ...
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How to prevent static electricity/static current

I had been getting very much of static current to a point where I am afraid of touching things. Even the shock had me overturn my coffee mug on me and my laptop. But now I am afraid of touching a ...
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Prop up tablet computer angling display downwards

I like watching videos on my tablet computer while lying down on my sofa. In order to see the display without being forced to watch sideways or getting a kink in my neck, I have to hold the tablet in ...
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How to sleep with a stuffy / blocked nose?

I'm just getting over a cold, but my nose remains very stuffy / blocked. This makes sleeping difficult: I toss and turn or simply can't fall asleep at all. I've tried blowing my nose and using various ...
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How can I "wear in" my shoes without wearing them?

I have a new pair of leather shoes, and "wearing them in" promises to be uncomfortable for a little while. In the past, I've tried to solve this problem by wearing my shoes, which isn't preferable ...
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How to prevent headphones from getting entangled? [duplicate]

As a lot of people, I am using headphones daily in order to listen music, as I don't plan to buy bluetooth one, I was wondering if you had any lifehacks to prevent them from getting tangled everytime ...
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How do I get dogs to stop chronically barking?

I have a neighbor that never shuts up their hunting dogs, and they bark constantly day and night. Is there a device or life hack to make dogs shut up? I would like to try more passive approaches 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 can I increase my eating speed?

My eating speed is not as fast as normal people. In parties and other events I can't eat according to my need because of speed issue. In friends circle when we eat something they make fun of my eating ...
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How can I save my season dresses properly without any wardrobe and box?

I live in a little room don't have enough space for any wardrobe and box for saving clothes. I face difficulty when season off and I did not save my season dresses properly. So I waste a huge ...
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How to keep kajal stay in place?

I have bulging eyes so whenever I put kajal in my eyes it spread around my eyes and it looks bad.How can I keep kajal stay in eyes and do not spread.
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How can I tight jeans without stitching it?

As some of my jeans are loosed and I have to tight all these so I Can wear these again. Is there any other way to tight jeans except stitching?
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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 counteract the burning sensation after eating spicy food?

Last month I bit into an unlabeled pepper that turned out to be a cayenne pepper. I spent the next two hours dunking my head into a sink full of water while my mouth burned, my eyes teared up, and my ...
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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 ...