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Hacks related to warming up or cooling down people, places, or things.

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Preventing glasses from fogging up when wearing scarf

Wearing a scarf, ski mask, or neck warmer over your nose in winter helps to keep you warm! The problem is that if you wear eyeglasses, the moment you exhale, all of that moisture seems to all end up ...
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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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How to not feel so sticky after swimming?

So I'm taking swimming lessons, and the place where I swim in hot as hell inside unless you go swimming. However, when I'm done swimming and showering, my shirt's top feels damp, and I feel so sticky. ...
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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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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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Get Just a Portion of a Block of Frozen Pasta

My wife and I cooked too much elbow macaroni one night, so we put it in a gallon freezer bag in the freezer. A few days later when I took it out, it had formed a solid mass the size of an eggplant. I ...
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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 to make milk (cardboard container) ice cold fast?

For me, it's impossible to drink milk without it being cold. And sometimes, I'm about to enjoy a bowl of cereal and milk, but I find out there's no milk in the fridge, which means I have to get one ...
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How to keep leftover pizza tasting fresh

Whenever I order pizza, I always have some leftovers. I'll usually have them in the next day or two, but they never taste as good. I don't know if it's how I store the pizza (in aluminum foil in 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 do I make my room or even an apartment warmer/cozier?

I'm currently living in an apartment paid by the company I work for, It's a 3 bedroom apartment, and each room has a bed for whoever is staying/living at the moment, the apartment tends to get really ...
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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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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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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 quickly thaw accidentally frozen milk?

Some spots in my refrigerator are colder than others, and sometimes I accidentally put milk in a spot that is cold enough to freeze it. Now I have a gallon or half-gallon of frozen milk, and want to ...
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How do I quickly thaw the ice in frozen pipes?

I sometimes visit a relative's house, and sometimes her water pipes are frozen. Is there a way to quickly thaw them, insulation aside? I'm not looking for a permanent solution, I am just looking for a ...
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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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Preventing ice build up

I have the problem of frost protecting our berry crop with irrigation sprinklers and the process works well if I could only figure out a way to keep the sprinklers from icing up while they are working....
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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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Removing a planter from inside a planter

Last winter, my mother stored a couple of planters by putting one inside the other. The planters are embossed with a decorative pattern on the outside and smooth on the inside, with an inward-curving ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to test if humidity meter works

I bought a digital humidity meter and it reads between 55%-65% everywhere in my house. It's surprising that it's this high. Is there anyway I can verify it is working accurately? Even if I bought a ...
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Fix airflow in our apartment

This is the basic layout of our apartment (not exactly to scale): |==========--------====---------------------======| | | | | | | ...
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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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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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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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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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Using a floor fan and AC units in circus to cool a room

I have an air conditioning unit hooked into a door on full blast, but it is still hot in the room I am in. I also have a floor fan (~3 ft diameter). I am wondering if it is better to have the fan on (...
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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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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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Practical method to form/shape nalgene bottle

About a year ago, I lost my Eddie Bauer water bottle, similar to this one: I've been trying to find a replacement, but it seems they've discontinued the model. With that in mind, I'm planning on ...
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How do you make your beverage ice cold much quicker? [duplicate]

When I put my beverage in the freezer, I have to wait at least an hour or more for it to get ice cold. Is there a hack to make your beverages ice cold within a much shorter time?
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How to fight the heat during summertime? [duplicate]

So it's summertime now, and it's gettin' real hot where I live ! What do you do to cool down the room, or just stop being hot, without having to spend hundred of dollars on air conditioning ? 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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What can I use to keep a smartphone cool while recording 4k video?

My smartphone (Sony Xperia Z5) gets very hot while recording 4k video (around the CPU area). Is there anything I can use to keep it cool? I don't want to put anything on directly on the phone, but ...
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Is it possible to use aluminium foil as heatsink? [closed]

We all know that aluminium foil is far cheaper than heatsink. In some cases aluminium foil works like a heatsink. So I want to use aluminium foil instead of heatsinks
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How to cook without using electricity or gas?

What are the legal methods of cooking which doesn't involve electricity or gas (or at least without paying for it)? I'm looking for life hacks which allows me to cook by using alternative source of ...
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How to cool water inside an evaporative cooler [closed]

The temperature in our area is 34 C at noon time. I have an evaporative cooler. But I am not satisfied with it. But when I pour some water from my refrigerator, it will give nice cool air. But it is ...

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