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What is the quick remedy when we burn our taste-buds while consuming a hot drink?

Sometimes, without knowing the temperature of the hot coffee or hot water, we burn our taste-buds by sudden take of hot drinks. This causes our taste-buds in the tip of the tongue burn and for the ...
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How to microwave flour tortilla without making it wet

I sometimes make homemade burritos, with a mix of fillings wrapped in a flour tortilla, and I reheat the leftovers in my microwave for later meals. By the time the fillings are near the temperature I ...
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How to “recharge” sodium acetate hand warmer without a stove?

I have a pretty standard hand warmer with the metal discs in them to activate them - I did some research and found out that they are Sodium Acetate hand warmers and the disc is used to 'freeze' the ...
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Hygrometer reading goes down when temperature goes down [closed]

I bought a ThermPro hygrometer to monitor the humidity in my room. I have a piano that needs 40–50 RH. What's strange is that each time I let cold air in the hygrometer reading goes down. That's ...
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How can I keep 2 blankets together on a bed?

I try to use two blankets in the winter when it gets cold, but tossing and turning separates them. In the morning, I'll often wake up with one at the foot of the bed. Is there any trick to keeping ...
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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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Body temperature, without a thermometer?

Even though I think everyone should have one, but some don't. So my question is, how can someone check their body temperature for a fever without using an oral thermometer? Is there a life hack for ...
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How can I more quickly warm up the interior of my car during winter?

In the winter, after turning on the ignition, it takes approximately 15 minutes for the vents in my car to begin blowing hot air. Before that time, the vents blow cold air even if the "heat" setting ...
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Make icepacks for a coolbag/coolbox

I'd like to make some extra icepacks to put in my coolbag. The 2 commercial icepacks it comes with don't maintain the temperature for long enough, so I've tried supplementing them with plastic bottles ...
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Fix air flow in single window gallery apartment

In the so called gallery apartment of my friend the hot and bad air accumulates in the upper area in which the bed room is located. The gallery bed room is stacked on top of the bath room and has no ...
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What should I do without hot water in the shower?

I just woke up, it's -20 degrees Fahrenheit outside, I have to be at work soon, and now I just found out that the hot water heater isn't working, so the water is freezing cold! I'm smelly as can be ...
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How can I keep pizza warm on the trip home?

Many of you know that problem, after work you go and get some "Pizza to go" from the Italian restaurant. When you arrive at home it is not really warm anymore no matter whether you put it in a bag or ...
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Household reference for measuring accuracy of an oral (digital) thermometer?

I purchased a $10 Relion 2-second digital oral clinical thermometer and it appears to be completely unreliable. It is off 0.5 - 1.0° F on successive measurements (even with proper delay) and ...
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How to cool the top floor of a 3 storey house?

I live in a house with 3 storeys. There are two bedrooms (including my bedroom) on the top storey i.e. 2nd floor, and 2 on the bottom storey i.e. ground floor. The living room and kitchens are on the ...
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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 can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

I’ve got the kiddie pool out for my toddler this summer. The water from the garden hose is freezing cold though. I’m looking for a way to easily warm up the water a bit. The warmth doesn’t need to be ...
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How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?

Sometimes when the weather is cold, my feet feel cold and uncomfortable while I am sitting at my desk. How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?
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Where should a fan be aimed for maximum cooling of a room with one opening?

In a hot, closed room with just one opening (say, the door), where should a moveable fan be aimed for maximum cooling of the room. What is the science behind it? For example since hot air rises...if ...
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How can I keep an office chair cool enough to avoid causing perspiration?

I'm in an office environment. Like many office workers, I have a chair! When I'm sitting in said chair, my body heat seems to get absorbed by the glorious, cushiony, cloth-covered padding I'm sitting ...
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How to hard-boil an egg in the microwave safely?

It's quite dangerous to hard-boil an egg in the microwave as it may simply explode and making a big mess. Cleaning the microwave after that kind of accident to avoid a bad smell can be a miracle. Are ...
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Fix screws of lens using fingernail polish or loctite adhesive

Approximately, three months ago I install a lens on a camera (in a road). Now, I find that the screws of lens are loosen. I guess that it caused by temperature variation and vibration (because of a ...
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What is an inexpensive way to warm my sheets before getting in them?

In the winter we keep our house colder than we do in the summer. As a result, my sheets are always colder than I'd like them to be before I get in them. I sleep in my boxers regardless of the time of ...
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Prevent headache due to heat

My body is quite sensitive towards high temperature, be it indoors or outdoors. Whenever it becomes hot, and if I am in a place even for a few hours, with no fan/AC, I get a severe headache that lasts ...
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Storing herbs, spices, coffee and tea in my Florida van? Temperature inside insulated bag inside insulated freezer

I live in South Florida where the summer sun has no mercy. I drive a new van and I've taken steps to keep the inside cooler during the day. I live in the van for weeks at a time and need to store ...
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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute

It is too hot here. Nearly touching 40°C. And I cant afford to buy an AC or a Cooler right now. So, what would be the best substitute which I can afford or can make by my own?
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Any Hacks to control Central Cooling System at workplace /office?

Just wondering if there are any hacks to control/alter the thermostat of central/ducted cooling units in my office? The cooling unit keeps throwing cold air all day long and by end of day I am totally ...
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How to keep your hands warm in winter while working on a laptop?

It's really cold here nowadays so I usually have a quilt over me. My problem is that I can't get my laptop under the quilt because I won't be able to see what I'm doing. Because of this, I have to ...
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How can I toast chocolate chip bread?

I bought a beautiful loaf of chocolate chip brioche and I want to toast it: But when I toast it, the chocolate chips melt into my toaster. How can I fix this?
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Detect whether inside of house froze

I spent a week in warmer climes recently. While I was gone I left the heat completely off. I turned off the water and drained the pipes to prevent damage. I put all the houseplants in a small 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 keep a desktop computer cooled down

I've just built a new computer, in which the CPU hits some peak temperatures between 65-85 °C. I've read this which states: Your CPU, meanwhile, shouldn't be hotter than 75°C/167°F. Other than the ...
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How to open car door when frozen with ice?

I went to another country by train and I left my car in a parking space at the train station. Yesterday I came back at night and my car was frozen. My car has a manual key system where you have to ...
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How to heat up burritos, without the frozen middle

When I put a burrito in the mirowave, (I put a paper towel around it), it comes out with the middle frozen. I need a way to prevent this. So far, I have tried: Heating them up longer, making them ...
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How to cool an object coated in a thermosetting substance, without damaging/leaving an impression in the coating?

I've been looking for a way to cool things that are fully coated in a hot substance without damaging the coating. While reading a question about cooling chocolate covered items and how they ended up ...
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Bringing the cold water to room temperature

In my office the water dispenser either gives very hot water or very cold water. So I am forced to mix both to bring the water to normal temperature, or I have to wait for some time to bring it to ...
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How to boil an egg using an electric kettle without a mess?

Boiling eggs in a kettle is a fast and convenient way to cook them, especially if you don't have access to a full kitchen and proper pans for frying an egg (e.g. hotel room). But usually what happens, ...
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Remove ice from freezer surface

I just discovered that my ice cube tray has been leaking. There is significant layer (1/2" thick) of ice underneath it. It's about the same dimensions as the tray (5" x 12"). Is there an easy / quick ...
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Keeping Canned Drinks Cold without Using Ice or Electricity

What's a good way to keep your canned beverage cold - without the use of ice or anything that requires some sort of power source (such as a refrigerator)? We've all been there - in a long road trip, ...
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How to keep the windshield from freezing over?

Winter is coming. And as I don't want to spend time defrosting my cars windshield I would like to know: How can I keep it from icing over every night? I have tried the de ice spray but it is too ...
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Quick way to defrost food?

Frozen food is very convenient, but defrosting it can be a pain in the neck. Normally (especially for small items) I could easily defrost frozen food with a microwave, but I don't own one! Simply ...
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How can I keep my face cool while on the move?

On those hot summer days it can be really hard to keep your face cool while on the go. You can buy portable hand fans, but carrying it around is a real hassle. What can I do to keep my face cool while ...
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Keeping small containers cool on long trip

Writing this out makes me realize how strange it is, but here it goes anyways. I'm going to be visiting another city where they have a store that sells vitamins and supplements that are inexpensive. I ...
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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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Reheating popcorn

I'm talking about real popcorn made in pot, not microwave popcorn in a bag. I like warm popcorn, but sometimes I have too much and I don't want to throw it away so I keep it, but I want to reheat it. ...
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How to sleep in a hot room?

It's 40 degrees celsius / 104 degrees fahrenheit outside and in my room it's 30 degrees celsius / 86 degrees fahrenheit (I don't have air conditioning). How am I suppose to sleep in such a hot room? P....
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How to clean “reddish/ brownish” grime/ deposit marks from the Silicone Rubber lid gasket of a hot water Thermos Flask

How can I clean the grime from this rubberized sealing gasket on my Zojirushi Thermos Flask? This is mostly for hot water sipping, a yogic/Asian practice. The location of its basically where the lid ...
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Oil tank level WITHOUT access to the top of the tank (cannot use a gauge, dip stick, etc) [duplicate]

I recently purchased a split level house with a heating oil tank that is underneath the lower half of the stairs in a cabinet. Because it is in a cabinet, there is no way to access to top of the tank. ...
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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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What is the quickest way to cool down a room-temperature drink without pouring it over ice?

I just bought box of Coca-Cola cans that have not been refrigerated. I have a group of people coming over soon, and I want the Cokes to be cold by the time the group arrives. What is the best method ...