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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

How to stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather? Try using Vaseline on your forehead (just above one’s eyebrows). Apply petroleum jelly, lip balm, ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

Sweatbands are available in a number of colours that may match your uniform and be acceptable as an unobtrusive and necessary accessory for unusual weather (work) conditions. They are light, cheap, ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

Wear a bandana under your hat. This way, you are abiding by your employer's wardrobe requirements while still being able to sop up your sweaty head. One advantage of this technique is that you can ...
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Finding primary keyboard keys in the dark - alternative to purchasing adhesive dots

Most ordinary (cheap or expensive) keyboards have a little bump on the home keys. A lot of keys can be found by dead reckoning from there, and the function keys, Esc, etc. on a full sized keyboard ...
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

It is very usefull (and cheap btw) where nothing can be see through it by eyes, but sun (or light from another room) can pass it. So we talking about privacy window films. You can find it (in my ...
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Could I remove the back-light from an LCD screen and let sunlight illuminate it from behind?

You could do that; but, it's much simpler to make a laptop sun shade from a cardboard box. Open the flaps and put the box on its side. Put the laptop inside the box and the shadow will allow you to ...
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Finding primary keyboard keys in the dark - alternative to purchasing adhesive dots

Sometimes, a good hack is a proper solution. Just buy a keyboard with lit keys. You can find plenty of them even at very low prices. If the keyboard is a laptop keyboard (you did not mention) then one ...
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How can I improve air conditioning effectiveness in my old car?

Use windshield shades. Starting with a cooler car reduces the amount of cooling required to get to a comfortable range. You can purchase them from a local automotive retail store or make your own. If ...
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How can I identify a pure cotton cloth?

Simple technique to test natural fibers like cotton and silk against synthetic. Find a thread of the cloth sticking out and using a lighter, burn the end. If it burns to ashes, its is natural. If on ...
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How to make sure face is not ugly without any mirror/smart phone?

Find yourself a wristwatch or bracelet with a polished chrome or mirrored surface. A pair of reflective sunglasses will work in a pinch. This will allow you to look at yourself inconspicuously ...
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How to prevent static electricity/static current

If you have any non-rubber soled shoes, that's going to be an easy place to start. You don't want to be insulating yourself from the ground if you can help it. As far as clothing, try not to wear ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

Consider using antiperspirant along your hairline and along your forehead above your eyebrows to lessen the amount of sweat from your face. If you weren't aware, antiperspirant is not only used under ...
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How to make a bee go away from me?

I disagree with the advice given by @Stan. I have a tried-and-tested technique with bees and wasps which I have been using with complete success for many years. When one of them is buzzing around I ...
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Finding primary keyboard keys in the dark - alternative to purchasing adhesive dots

Glow-in-the-dark paint, such as this, just above or below a key (or if the keys are indented, in the grooves of the letters) might help orient you. Of course the paint needs to be "charged" ...
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How can I wear my headset and glasses in a way that doesn't hurt?

I actually slide a single piece of folded tissue between my frames and my head. works great, and I don't have to have a loose headset.
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How can I wear my headset and glasses in a way that doesn't hurt?

If you have other glasses, this may be your solution: Remove the screws from both temples and set aside. Using the hinge on the glasses as an anchor, replace temples with elastic cord cut-to-size to ...
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How do I get rid of burning toothpaste in my throat?

Short of seeking medical attention, there's little you can do except drink water or gargle. Presumably, as you took the time to write this question, you are in no immediate physical danger. Any ...
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How can I avoid a side stitch while running?

Give it two weeks and the "stitch" should go away with the same amount of exercise. Here's why. The side stitch you are experiencing is actually adaptive. It is the key to fitness. That side stitch ...
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How to compensate for sinking / uneven floor in office

When I was renting my old house I wanted to use one of the guest bedrooms as an office. I didn't want to use one of those plastic mats for my office chair and the floor was a bit unlevel at the wall ...
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How To Keep Sleep Mask On While Sleeping

As I see it, the issue is the mask has only a single strap. I would add an additional elastic strap to go over the top of your head to provide additional stability. Much the same way as a surgical or ...
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

Craft stores, when I was a kid, carried a paint-on glass coating that dried to a crystalline appearance. The colorless variety blocked very little light, but it scattered very effectively -- meaning ...
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Efficient cheap way to make a door top which is glass material blurr for outsiders which prevents peeping

If you need this to be easily removable I suggest you make up a saturated solution of salt and water (keep adding salt until the salt won't dissolve any more) then spray it on the window. When it ...
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How to comfortably carry a pen drive in any attire without risk of physical damage?

Many flash sticks / pen drives nowadays have keyring loops. I simply carry a flash stick on my keyring - like this... As my keys are always in my pocket if I'm outside the house, the flash stick is ...
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How do I get dogs to stop chronically barking?

The key is whether your neighbor wants to try to stop the barking or not. I presume you've mentioned this to the neighbor already - trying to stop someone else's dog from barking is not practical, ...
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How to keep smelling fresh without perfume

The easiest solution is to use personal care products that are appropriate for you, such as deodorant without a smell that bothers you. Antiperspirant is the more common product, but it doesn't reduce ...
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Insulate pot lid

HACK a POT-LID KNOB COZY If you have a single heavy sock from an evil washing machine that stole its mate, cut off the toe and slip it over the protruding knob. The knob will hold the sock toe cozy ...
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Comfortable arm rest

If you need to make the armrest higher, get a pool noodle. Cut to the right length and with a slit, you can slip it on the armrest. Alternatively, there’s pipe insulating foam available at your local ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

Wear something like this *underneath* your baseball cap: Just push it up underneath the front of the cap and pull the cap down as far as it will go over your forehead. If the pad is too big, you can ...
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What is the best winter clothing strategy for keeping warm?

I think the top answers already covered most clothing things, but I highly recommend wool and down as they're much warmer for their weight than anything else. My extra cold weather outfit is several ...
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How can I keep my mouth closed while sleeping?

I have this problem too. This worked for me: Blow nose before falling asleep to have clear nasal passages. Lie on your side with your mouth somewhat pressed into the pillow. For me, the weight of my ...
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