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For immediate relief, there are two similar things that I will try. First, I take a hot shower (make the shower as hot as you can withstand). Make sure to breath in and out deeply to fill your nasal passages and your lungs with steam. If that doesn't immediately make me feel better, I will also use a pot of boiling water. Just boil the water, drape a towel ...


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This is happening because there is a gap of space between a corner of your keyboard and the desk. Your goal, as you may have guessed, is to remove this gap. A general solution is to look around you and find a material that can do this. Look around you for something with the following qualities: Small. As thick as the gap. Solid at room temperature, ...


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The cause for the pain from spicy food is often something called capsaicin (which is in chili). Other possibilities include piperine (pepper) or Isothiocyanate (wasabi and related) Capsaicin is not soluble in water, and drinking water just spreads it through your mouth further. Instead it's soluble in fat and fat-based lotions. The same applies to the other ...


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Your sinuses are suffering from vasodilatation or nasal congestion. There's nothing to blow out that will unblock them because the passages themselves are shrinking due to the blood vessels increasing in size, and the nasal passages shrinking as a result. Normally your sinuses do this throughout the day following a nasal cycle that allows one side to rest ...


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I know this sounds crazy but I swear it works: As long as there is no metal on the shoes (tips of shoelaces, ringlets around lace holes, etc.), put the shoes in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Then take them out and immediately put them on your feet with thick socks on and tie them as tightly as possible. Walk around until the shoes completely cool down....


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Open the window on the passenger side door for about 2 inches. Rapidly open and close the drivers side door a few times. The opening and closing of the doors makes sure the air gets pushed and pulled out of the car. On a hot day, most of the heat forms by getting trapped inside your car. So when the cars inside air gets to be the same temperature as the ...


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For quick pain alleviation, put a cold, wet rag on the eye. This won't last, but what will is washing your eye out with milk. Get about a fluid ounce of milk (if you have a shot glass, fill that up). Whole milk works best, but 1% and 2% should also work. You can flush out your eyes with this milk. Rest the cup of milk on the bone at the base of you eye. Pour ...


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Even when minding clothing and footwear, an insulated wooden floor can still give me static shocks. For me there are two definitive methods: Make sure the area you touch is as large as possible the moment you touch it (before stepping out of the car, I put my calf to the bottompost of the door. It helps with discharging even through my pants); so don't put ...


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Instead of a decongestant take a cheap anti-histamine like diphenhydramine (Benadryl). In addition stopping the flow of mucus, the first generation anti-histamines make you so drowsy you'll have hard time staying awake even if you wanted to.


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A very easy method I've found is to eat marshmallows. You can use several mini ones or one or two big ones. Chew the marshmallows in your mouth, so that it becomes a sticky glob. Then swallow the glob. It should be sticky enough to grab the fishbone and drag it down your throat. A variation of this is to use bread and peanut butter. Put peanut butter on a ...


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You could use: Picture Link. Sponges. I have learned to use large sponges and double them up to make softer cushions. You can also wet the sponges to make them more comfortable and cool. These are also cheap and they can attach to pedals in may different ways: plastic ties, glue them, rubber bands, etc. Here is a Instructable on how to do it, if you are ...


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As a former taxi driver, I used to have to carry a day's cash intake on my person, at least long enough to take it to the bank and deposit most of it. I routinely found it more than I could close inside my wallet, especially after I switched to a tri-fold type. My solution was to carry my cab fares and the day's starting wad (enough to change a $50 for a $...


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Stay hydrated before you go -- this can only help. (But not so hydrated that you have to stop to do your... er, business.) Stop at a rest area and sit with your eyes closed for a while. (I've done this, but it may not be a good idea) Close one eye at a time for short periods (<3 sec.) when you are the only car around. (i.e., you're not merging on the ...


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Remove, pepper juice no. Deactivate pepper juice effects, yes! A method that I've personally seen work in an extreme case is : Mash bananas and rub onto affected areas - typically eyes and area around them. Apparently ripe bananas work better Q: Does it work? A: Oh yes! This was used on the advice of friends from India. It worked - story below. ...


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What can help the pain to disappear? Something cooling. So breathe through the mouth, eat something cold, e.g. youghurt. Or drink some cold water. Or Coca Cola :) Also, as wikihow.com states, you can try: Sucking an ice cube Sprinkling powder sugar on your tongue. Eating a spoon of honey Opening a 1,000 IU Vitamin E capsule and spreading the oil on the ...


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What has worked for me is drinking some cool milk or eating bread. The water usually doesn't help me; sometimes it even makes it worse.


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Here are some methods I use: Cutting the Onion under water that is laced with vinegar or other acids or even just plain water helps sometimes to. I find it stops the onion smell from reaching me completely and saves my eyes. Some articles say use running water, but nobody has money or water for that. Tested: The Best Tear-Free Tricks for Cutting Onions ...


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Keep all the slices together while cutting, then put the slices away on the another cutting board; put your hands on the onion like this or in some other way (that can keep the slices together), like: source If it won't stop your tears at all, it will at least decrease their amount :) Another tricky approach: put a blower near your cutting board, ...


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You've almost given the answer in your question: If you have a starting headache due to little water or food, then your best option is to drink and/or eat. Neither pills nor lifehacks should be used instead of drinking or eating. And then it's another story what to drink or eat if not regular drinks or meals are available, or if the headache comes from ...


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We can very easily make our special fingertip bandaid from a standard bandaid by using a clean pair of scissors (consider rinsing the scissors in desinfenctant (e.g. alcohol) or heating is shortly with a lighter before use). Then we can cut out a trapezoid shape at the long sides of the bandaid to leave the pad in the middle, and to obtain lateral plaster ...


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I found standard cylindrical earplugs are prone to falling out because they are too long: they protrude from the ear, so every time you move your head on the pillow, the earplugs are pushed sideways. I solved this by cutting them in half, making 2 short cylinders. Note: this works well in my case. If you roll up the earplug and insert it completely into ...


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I have found that heating a metal teaspoon and pressing it against the bite provides almost instant and permanent relief from the itching (the redness and 'bump' will remain while the wound heals). Heat a teaspoon by pouring some hot water over the spoon side. I use boiling water from a kettle (which is WAY too hot) but allow it to cool down for several ...


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If you were to put cash in your wallet like in the picture you've provided, the thickness of cash in the fold of the wallet makes it difficult to close. Alternatively you could invest in a money clip these hold you cash tightly together, when folded in half you can fit a wad in either side of the wallet compartment. You could also use a paperclip, but if you ...


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I've been using a tip I found in a comment on Lifehacker.com. Before touching metal with my fingers, I now tap it with the back of my hand, so that the electricity discharges through the back of my hand. I feel it much less that way, because there are a lot fewer nerve endings.


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General considerations General measures for successfully removing splinters are: Take it easy - in a hectic rush the splinter may break and will then be much harder to remove. Do not put pressure on it as it only will push it deeper into your skin, or even it may break. Try to find out what material the splinter is. In case the splinter is not easily ...


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The easiest way is to eat a banana, it will help slip down the bone stuck in the throat. I'm referring to this article from ER Centers of America, Inc.


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As a variation on "rubber platform pedal" I can suggest a very minimalistic solution of rod-only pedal. I have seen many people ride like that, both barefoot and with sandals/flipflops, in poorer countries/areas purely because their "rubber platform pedals" have broken off, I have also seen hipsters ride that due to the minimalistic look (viewed from the ...


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Why don't you put one cloth (little bit thick just like towel) flat on your table and then put your keyboard on it. If it works then great but if it wobble again then fold cloth from that end where it is wobbling and then you will get leveled keyboard easily and you can adjust by your own. This is the only simple way to stop keyboard wobbling. Here is the ...


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I've been an eyeglass wearer and headset (as well as hearing protection) user for about thirty years. Here's what I've learned: Frame thickness Everything depends on the thickness of the arms of your glasses. Thus if you have another set of glasses with thinner frames, you might want to wear those with the headset. Otherwise, of course, this point isn't ...


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A completely electricity-/stove-free method would be storing the baby milk not in rigid bottles, but in zip-lock-type baggies as they are sold for storing expressed breast milk, for example. Slip the cool bag under your clothes and use your body heat to get it to temperature. It shoud warm up quite fast as the bag ensures that a comparatively thin layer ...


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