Questions tagged [comfort]

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

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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 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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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 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 can I get rid of the tiny fish-bone stuck in my throat upon eating fish?

My dinner is a fried Milkfish. While I am eating a portion of this fish I feel a tiny bone is stuck near my throat. What are some effective ways of removing this?
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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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Stop keyboard wobble due to uneven desk

I've just acquired and finished setting up a new wooden plank computer desk. Upon finishing the new setup I naturally went to use my keyboard and noticed that the wooden planks aren't exactly flush ...
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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 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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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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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 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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What can I do to stop my eyes from drying out when I'm driving?

When I'm driving in hot weather I use the air conditioning to keep cool. This keeps most of me comfortable, but it dries out my eyes no matter where I point the blowers. I then have to turn the air ...
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How to put a bandaid on the tip of your finger

I've had this problem a lot. I cut the tip of my finger on something and it starts to bleed. I try to put a bandaid on, but it just doesn't fit on right. The sides poke out and it just looks and feels ...
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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 can I heal a burnt tongue?

A lot of times, when I have some super nice food in front of me, I eat rather fast, without waiting for it to cool down, thus burning my tongue. How can I heal this kind of burn?
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How to get rid of mosquitoes without electricity?

In the summer we used to start fans or cooler while sleeping, but sometimes due to some technical issues at night we have no electricity, so our fans and cooler stop working at that time. I am ...
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How to quickly cure headaches without medicine

I've experienced this sometimes when I go for hours without water or little food and suddenly I experience a headache that gradually gets worse as time goes on. Until now I used to just pop a pill and ...
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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 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 do I read without getting getting a neck cramp?

Whenever I read, I get neck cramps. I tried looking down at the book, I tried lying on my stomach and looking forward at the book, but I still get cramps. Is there a trick to not get cramps?
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Typical problem in boom headset

I have bought a boom headset, I used it for an hour and obviously my ears started to heat up and end up with a lot of sweat. How to avoid these heating up?
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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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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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Any tricks for treating a blister so I can go running without it reappearing?

I often go running, but if I am not careful, I can end up with a blister on my toe similar to this. Using the recommended first aid treatment of draining and treating the blister, I find that it often ...
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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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How to ease upset stomach when hungover?

Ended up drinking a bit to much last night and have been severely hung over for the past 3 hours. I can deal with the headache (sunglasses, OTC pain meds, hot shower, etc) but this upset stomach is ...
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Avoiding sunlight in school assembly area

This is my school's assembly area : The place is generally used for the assembly and various other things. But the problem is that it receives a lot of sunlight and it is difficult to use it during ...
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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 stop red marks from wearing ballerina shoes?

Above is a picture of what the shoes look like. The back part of these shoes have hurt my ankle many times and left a red area that I don't know how to heal. Is there a way to prevent these marks ...
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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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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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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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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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Fast and Easy way to put-on pants (that need a belt)

Problem: I get a lot of people dressed and when I do most of them wear belts. I usually have to put the belts on myself, but my arm span sometimes doesn't cover their waist so I have to dodge around ...
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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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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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How to dry out a wet backpack

I use my backpack a lot and the weather has gotten very rainy. How do I dry it out so I can use it again in a couple hours? So far I try to leave it on a wooden chair close to a heater and unfold it ...
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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 do I scratch the middle of my back in a car?

I always seem to get an itch right on the middle of my back when I am driving alone - hence there is nobody to help me with this issue. How can I relieve this itch in the middle of my back while ...
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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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Alternatives to sleep masks and black-out curtains

Note - This is not a duplicate of How can I effectively black out my room for sleeping, cheaply and such that I can still open the curtains during the day? because I don't want to black out my room ...
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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?