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How to sleep with a stuffy / blocked nose?

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 ...
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How to sleep with a stuffy / blocked nose?

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 ...
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Stop keyboard wobble due to uneven desk

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 ...
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How to counteract the burning sensation after eating spicy food?

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 ...
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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. Apply petroleum jelly, lip balm, antiperspirant or even lip stick (in an ...
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How can I "wear in" my shoes without wearing them?

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. ...
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How can you get your car as cool as possible on a hot summer day without air conditioning?

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 ...
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Removing Pepper Juice From Eyes

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). ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

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 ...
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How can I avoid getting static shocks in the winter?

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 ...
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How to sleep with a stuffy / blocked nose?

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 ...
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How can I get rid of the tiny fish-bone stuck in my throat upon eating fish?

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....
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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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Removing Pepper Juice From Eyes

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 ...
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Wallet won't close because there's too much money in it

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 ...
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What can I do to stop my eyes from drying out when I'm driving?

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 ...
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How can I relieve the itchiness from a mosquito bite?

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). ...
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How to counteract the burning sensation after eating spicy food?

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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How can I avoid getting static shocks in the winter?

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 ...
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How can I heal a burnt tongue?

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 ...
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How can I cut onions without tearing up?

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 ...
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How can I cut onions without tearing up?

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: ...
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How to quickly remove a splinter

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 ...
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How to quickly cure headaches without medicine

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 ...
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How to put a bandaid on the tip of your finger

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 ...
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Sleeping in a noisy environment

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. ...
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How to warm up milk for the baby during a trip?

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 ...
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Wallet won't close because there's too much money in it

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 ...
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How can I get rid of the tiny fish-bone stuck in my throat upon eating fish?

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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