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

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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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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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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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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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How can I relieve the itchiness from a mosquito bite?

I suffer quite regularly from mosquitoes bites in my home because I live in an area with many places well suited for them to breed; Stagnant bodies of water. Are there any quick and easy methods to ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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 ...