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How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person?

Buy drinks with sugar in a non-can format. If there's a bunch of cans, plus 2 plastic bottles, that's easily distinguishable. What this avoids is having to try each can in turn to see if it has a ...
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How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person?

Just a simple thought: you could use a little piece of string tied to the hole in the tab to mark the odd ones out (that's less work than marking 90% of the cans). Like this (it's Friday afternoon, so ...
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How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person?

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) for an insulin dependent diabetes is a medical emergency, consuming sugar is a matter of life and death. The cans containing sugar should be marked, if the marking ...
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How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person?

There are many good answers here. I'd use that old lifehacks fallback: duct tape. Just wrap a band of duct tape around the middle of every soda that includes sugar. It will be an easy, tactile way to ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Blow across the top of the bottle like a jug in a jug band. If the noise is high, the bottle is full. If the noise is low, the bottle is empty. In between, the bottle is in between. Over time, when ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

If you keep the bottle in the refrigerator like my wife does, when you take it out the condensation on the side of the bottle will tell you the level exactly within a few minutes. In a rush? Breathe ...
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How to restore fizz drink (eg. cola) after accidentally freezing it?

If you do not open the bottle (i.e. don't allow any CO2 to escape), thaw out the bottle so it is liquid again, and then wait long enough, the high CO2/gas pressure will eventually drop as the CO2 goes ...
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What can be used ( instead of / for ) a plastic straw?

My favorite solution is actually no tool - having observed the surge of drinks that get served with a straw, I still remember when it was perfectly acceptable to drink either out of a glass, cup or ...
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How to force myself to drink more water?

Instead of a random timer to remind me to do X I found tying X to another activity Y the most effective solution. For water, I start the day with a glass and drink with meals (which is a start and ...
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How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person?

Braille labels are available — some of them are made specifically for cans. A blind person without the help of a sighted person can take advantage of the difference in density between diet and sugary ...
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How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person?

Is it beyond the realms of possibility to just put the sugar containing drinks cans inside a plastic sandwich bag, ziplock, whatever and tie the top? 2 cans in plastic bags in the cooler doesn't ...
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How to prevents my kittens from putting nose in my coffee

You can drink your beverage out of a to-go cup designed to be covered (usually to prevent spilling hot drinks). They also make more-robust personal tumblers which serve the same purpose, but are ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

With the bottle closed, give it a good shake. With a little practice, you can estimate how much is left by the sound and feel of the sloshing. This method won't be as accurate as a weight ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

Using a common crown cap opener, if you lift just enough for the cap to move (first time or two you'll also hear the hiss of pressure released from inside the bottle), then rotate the bottle relative ...
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How to force myself to drink more water?

This is one trick I picked up from a friend that can be applied to remind yourself of things you tend to forget. If you use a smartphone or a laptop often during the day, set its password as 'water' ...
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What to do with big pieces of chocolate milk powder

At first, I was going to suggest breaking up the lumps in a more scientific way, by splitting them into smaller pieces with something like a chisel. But I have thought of a hack. Pour warm water into ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Use a long straw or chopstick to help measure the contents of your opaque bottle. It will need to be longer than the bottle is tall. Insert the stick into the mouth of the bottle. While a chopstick ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

To acquire a completely unbent bottle cap, break the bottle. This is messy and wasteful, and probably dangerous, but if you shatter the neck of the bottle into small pieces, most of the time the cap ...
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How can I clean a double-layer tea filter?

The answer from DrMoishe Pippik is very good, and will probably do the trick. Also, I would suspect that the "top" mesh is less fine than the "bottom" mesh. Therefore, if you turn the tea filter over,...
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How to force myself to drink more water?

I have this same problem, so I'm glad you asked this question. To be honest, I don't think I can really outdo the answer from Stephie, but I will share with you some things I've done to help me drink ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

You could use a paper sheet to open beer bottle having the non-twist metallic cap. Twist paper, fold it down to form as shown You could open beer bottle as shown The bottle caps will be left back ...
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How to prevents my kittens from putting nose in my coffee

In addition to the purpose-built cups and mugs with lids and covers, here's a Lifehacks answer. (inspired by a Robert Cartaino comment) … Place a small, light-weight saucer or "coaster" on the cup ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

Put it into a big bowl of water. The emptier it is, the higher it will float.
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How to make milk (cardboard container) ice cold fast?

i know this seems a bit simple and slightly suprised that it hasnt been sugested allready. keep one unopened carton in the fridge at all time, this will mean that you will allways have at least one ...
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Would it give me some legal trouble if I use a flask to drink non-alcohol liquid in public?

If by flask, you mean a hip flask- an iconic representation of a character who drinks alcohol to excess/at inappropriate times: Then sure, drinking from one in public is fairly obviously going to put ...
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Which foods or drinks reduce headache?

To mention the medicine: Paracetamol, obviously. Ibuprofene, which works even better for me, but should be taken during some meal. Now to answer your question: Infusions work very well for me. ...
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How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person?

if the cans come in a linked 6-pack, cut up the "linker" that ties them together and leave it on the ones you wish to mark. Or, bend the pull tab partway up on the ones you wish to mark.
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Fastest way to open a shaken bottle of soda without spillage

Swap it for one still in the fridge, and walk away. There is no way to "calm down" a soda quickly after it's been shaken; it'll take a minimum of an hour or so sitting quietly in ...
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How can i prevent a drinking glass from getting knocked over?

First time I ever saw this I thought they were joking. I now have one [no affiliation, I just like it] The Mighty Mug Cannot be knocked over; picks up with no effort. Caveat - it does require a ...
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How can I clean a double-layer tea filter?

No doubt, by now, you have rapped, tapped, blown, washed, rinsed, and repeated. You gave me the idea about burning them, but not with a blowtorch—with chemicals. If nothing else has worked, you can ...
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