Questions tagged [comfort]

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

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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 can I avoid getting static shocks in the winter?

Some days, it feels like everything I touch gives me a shock. Car door, metal sink, even the dishwasher. What can I do to reduce static shocks?
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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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What is the best winter clothing strategy for keeping warm?

What life hacks you can apply to make you warm? In example heated clothing, what kind of layers of fabric to use to keep you the warmest, own inventions, etc. So in general, what is your best winter ...
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How can you get your car as cool as possible on a hot summer day without air conditioning?

Assuming your air conditioning doesn't work, how can you get the interior of your car to cool down? Especially in traffic jams, where the car isn't moving very quickly. I want to cool the interior ...
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How can I cut onions without tearing up?

Whenever I'm making something that has onions in it, I always have to cut the onion and go through tearing up and stinging eyes. I've seen on the internet that chewing gum makes you not tear up, but ...
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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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Sleeping in a noisy environment

I recently moved into a shared house with 3 other roommates (4 if you count the couple as 2 people) on the main floor. It's also close to a busy street. At night the noise sometimes disturbs me. ...
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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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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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Friendly way to get rid of screeching birds

So I live in an apartment building attic and there's a bird nest right outside, on the roof. They probably just hatched eggs because they screech and scream like they're dying all from 05:00 till 08:...
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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 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 ...