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How to increase road-walking shoes' durability…

I usually walk about 2km every day on roads. Shoes last less than two years. I am aware that most manufacturers suggest that shoes should last about 500 miles (800km), which corresponds approximately ...
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T Shirt Microfibres/Lint

Not sure if anybody can help with this, but I have some basic t-shirts from H&M and Uniqlo and both seem to produce an unreasonably large amount of what I can only describe as small microfibres. ...
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How to clean “reddish/ brownish” grime/ deposit marks from the edge of a Zojirushi Water Boiler

I have an older version of one of these: https://www.zojirushi.com/app/product/cvdcc For taking care of them, the standard procedure is to run them in "cleaning mode" with a full tank of ...
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Storing unworn shoes for years

I have a pair of shoes from Crocs that I like the design of, and am thinking of getting a second pair in case they get discontinued or significantly altered. Does anyone have ideas/experience for ...
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Is chocolate really good for the brain? [closed]

I read many books of food, many of them say the chocolate is good for brain. and I want to know whether it is really good for brain. is there any technical analysis of the its chemical composition to ...
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How to wash a shirt with foam inserts?

I am a first-time buyer of boohoo clothing and the shirt I purchased comes with foam inserts to keep the shape of sleeve. The inserts are stitched in and are not removable. Since it is foam I assume ...
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How to get wood varnish stains out of a white bathtub?

I recently moved into a new place but apparently some builders who were there poured their excess wood varnish into the bathtub (geniuses) and now my white bathtub is full of yellow stains from the ...
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Limousine services have bogus addresses? [closed]

Ok, this is kind of a weird question, but I am asking how to find a good car service by Google Street View and looking for some help with some "anomalous" results. So, the story is that I ...
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How do I stop 2FA pest attacks?

So apparently this is a new game that kids are doing. First they find a valid cell phone number that receives texts, then they start spamming it with 2FA requests with fake facebook/google account ...
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Shaving my head

I'm going bald and, consequently, I'm thinking of shaving my head. I suffer from ingrown hairs and cannot shave my face with a razor. Any advice?
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How to test health of rechargable batteries

I came across this answer How do I test rechargeable batteries? to the question of how to test rechargeable AA batteries and plan to try it. What I am wondering is how to apply this to other types of ...
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Neckties curling in the tip area

How do I un-curl the tip area of my necktie? Or, is there something I can sew onto tip area of necktie to keep it straight?
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What kind of audio captcha should I use against cold calling?

Having a landline is starting to turning to be constantly harassed by cold callers these days. So I’m thinking about making incoming calls landing on a voicemail controlled by a custom computer script ...
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Where can I buy 'rubber bands' that are extremely long-lasting? [closed]

Where can I buy rubber bands that are extremely long-lasting? I want 'rubber bands' that are highly elastic that I can use to hold random objects together for say 5 or 10+ years. Do such things even ...
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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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Statistical Reliability of a Particular Train Arriving at a Particular Station on Time

I need to make an appointment in a distant city and I want to take the train and have a good probability of arriving on time. How can I find the probability of the Amtrak train arriving on time, 15 ...
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What's an effective way to label cell phones?

Situation I have a fairly large collection of cell phones that I manage. I'd like an easy way to label the back of each one with its phone number. I realize the phone numbers are easily accessible in ...
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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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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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Why do my erasers get very soft?

I’ve been able to find a lot about fixing hardened erasers but I usually have the opposite problem, they get too soft. Sometimes chunks come off, sometimes it’s like string cheese. What can I do to ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

I commute to my office in my bike, and after cycling 40kms, my clothes will be soaked. I change vest and shirt, but pants and underwear will be soaked, which is uncomfortable. I would like to change ...
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Best way to remove dry seal on paper?

For example I've already tried putting a towel in between the paper with dry seal and flat iron, it makes the job done but Im still looking for easier way
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Is there a efficient way to clean pencil script on papers in bulk and reuse it?

I like use paper to write down my todo list, meeting notes etc and I use pencil to write. I later digitalize these notes. Is there a machine or mechanism by which I can erase it in bulk? So that I ...
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Pacifier clips that won’t come off easily

Our son keeps on pulling his pacifier and losing it. The clipper seem to be the problem as he can jerk it off easily. Is there a way to make it hard so he doesn’t pull it off easily? Someone suggested ...
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How to slightly shrink a film canister?

I have the standard 1.25" film canister, but I need to make it slightly smaller, around 2-3mm smaller. Is there any way to do this? I need to keep the tube light-proof(no light leaks)
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How can I remove the orange color from my shoes midsole?

I have a pair of sneakers which are white and one time I put them in a black garbage bag with my other shoes . After a couple of days I saw orange colored spots and dots on one of my sneakers midsole ...
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How to improve the ability of reading documents on monitor screens?

Normally I prefer to read the document on paper ( I can highlight, take notes...), however, it means that I need to print the documents out. Therefore, I intend to change to adapt to reading on ...
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How do I prevent clothing from getting stained in the washer or dryer?

We get stains sporadically appear on specific articles of clothing. The stains appeared on brand new Patagonia brand sweater that we washed for the first time as well as an older t-shirt. The other ...
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How to extract 100% of liquid from a mixture of solid and liquid?

I have prepared a herbal oil by heating coconut oil with a set of local herbs for quite a good amount of time. The mixture at last, consists of solid and liquid. Solid particles are burnt left overs ...
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My shoes have dyed a different colour after cleaning

I have a pair of shoes (Nike squash type) that needed a clean. I used Daz powder and a baking soda mixture to clean away the grass and mud stains. They came up fine but after drying I noticed that the ...
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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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Corroded iPhone Lightning connector

How do I fix the lightning connector (not the cable) of my iPhone which I believe is either corroded or covered with carbon?
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A Way To Fix Shrunken Clothes

When I started washing my clothes a long time ago, I washed my mom's hoodie (yes, it is this critical!) and I didn't know that putting it into the dryer would shrink it. Is there a way to undo this?
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How to heat milk without scalding?

Does anyone have a lifehack for heating milk without scalding? I make paneer two or three times a week and it's a real pain cleaning that scalded milk from the bottom of the pan every time. The two ...
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Tablet for treadmill

I think of using a tablet to play or work while walking a treadmill. The treadmill's has a dedicated place for an mp3 player, ipod or a tiny smartphone only . I have 10 inch tabled with a base, and 13 ...
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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 chicken moist from previous night?

When there are leftovers, they are placed in the fridge or kept in the microwave; but they lose their moisture? In the morning, be it chicken, take away chicken or rice! How can one keep the food from ...
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How to check if a condom might be defective before using it?

Condoms don't give 100% protection and can break, that's a known fact. I would like to know, are there any ways/hacks to check a single condom (before using it) and see if it might be defective and ...
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Clothes are still dusty after full cycle

Ok, this issue plagues my life. It's been months I haven't had clean clothes, it's not a joke. I'm in quarantine and work from home. My clothes remain dusty even after: Manual Shaking Washing+Drying ...
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Is there any way to fix these keys?

I have 2 malfunctioning keys in my laptop's keyboard. First I tried to buy replacement keys online, but they are only available in foreign countries and charges are too high. Then I tried to buy a ...
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Car brush extendable jam(can't be retracted)

I have a a car brush that I use to clear snow on the windows during the Winter. You can see one the that look similar in the following picture: Both the bottoms can't be pressed down and so the brush ...
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How to get rid of bad breath while fasting?

Fasting causes bad breath, and as a muslim I fast these days. It is permissible to brush your teeth whilst fasting but it does not help. I think the bad smell has nothing to do with mouth and is ...
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How can I find out who owns a painting? (legally)

Here is a challenging problem: I want to find out who owns a painting. The painting in question is a minor work by an important European impressionist-era artist. If it were to be auctioned today, it ...
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Hack to indicate a forward slash or backslash in a filename when those are reserved characters?

In some common operating systems, including Windows, both the forward slash and backslash are reserved characters that cannot be used in filenames. Yet sometimes one has a good reason to want to ...
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How would you have a rewarding snack like cookies locked away, and only accessible at a certain time each day?

The goal is to get myself out of bed each morning, AND to prevent myself from eating too many cookies, but also to reward myself with a cookie every so often. If I have a reason - "You can eat a ...
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Apply a rubber or other insulating layer to a metal watch band

I have a new watch with a steel wristband (or strap). I had a few similar ones in the past. From that experience, the strap gets dirty and is very difficult to clean due to its complicated shape with ...
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How to “fix” my muddy backyard

1 year before: we bought a house ~5 months later: The backyard is muddy I figured that the problem was the elevation, it looks something like this (\_), since its flat in the front, it got messed up ...
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How to extract coffee grounds from used Nespresso capsules?

I drink about 100 cups of coffee per month... and now I'd like to find a practical way of getting the coffee grounds out of the used Nespresso capsules - so that I can use it as a fertilizer!
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How to tuck in shirt if waist is too small?

My body shape makes it very hard for me to tuck any shirt in my pants. My waist is very small, around 27 inches resting which is a size XXS, but my shoulders are between size medium and large (mens). ...
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Removing Blu-tak from rubber

I trod in some Blu-tack. It is now stuck into the tread and to the rubber sole of a very expensive pair of shoes. Using the shoes with the Blu-tack still adhered to the sole is not really an option; ...

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