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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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Your work posture, lack of lighting and too-long workday are major health risks. Change your habits before it's too late. Too little light is a possible cause of headaches. To work comfortably on a computer, you need enough ambient light that the screen isn't the brightest element in the room. A laptop is a very cramped work environment. It's much more ...


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I don't know if most people knew about this remedy to avoid houseflies already. Using plastic water bags to keep away flies. My friend has a grocery store and I have seen him hanging half filled plastic water bags on the entrance of the store. I didn't know the reason behind this until now but after searching about it I got this. There are at least two ...


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One of my lifeguarding buddies shared this one with me. Just turn your head sideways (so your ear is facing the ground) and jump up and down a couple times. Comes right out, and it works pretty quick, usually on the first jump or two.


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Qick and easy Hold the glasses in front of a white paper or wall until the sun (or a far away window) is in focus. Measure the distance (in metre) between the glasses and the paper. Divide 1 by this value to obtain the glasses dioptre. Physics behind this Reading glasses are similar to a thin looking glass. The same optical rules apply to them: Source: ...


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The best way is usually just to create your own score and snap it. We have to halve potassium citrate effervescent tabs tablets at my job (hospital pharmacy), and they're far too big to fit into a splitter. The best method we've found is to use a scalpel, and create a thin score along the tablet. Then we put on gloves and break it by hand. To create the ...


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What you could do: How to Heal Chapped Lips Without ChapStick: Stay Hydrated. The thirstier you are the drier your lips will be. Also, try to stay in rooms that aren't dry, but this is not always realistic. Never lick your lips. Licking your lips and adding other water-like items just dry your mouth out more. They work for the time that it takes them to ...


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This would also depend on the amount of sugar you're using per cup. Maybe reduce the consumption by half and replace the other half by hot water, soup and herbal tea?


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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 also helps me feel full sooner). But I also drink when I get up to grab a cup of coffee after bathroom breaks (handy cycle - drink more, use the bathroom ...


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From Instructables: Take a bandaid and cut the ends up to the gauze in half. Then lay the bandaid flat and put the finger on it wrapping the wings around it. Do it to both sides of the bandaid and then it should fit on your finger like a little hat. Make sure the finger, scissors and bandaid are clean. Use disinfectants and cut the bandaid in the package....


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I have some very hard pills, and scoring them just doesn't help that much. The way I split them works better: Start by scoring the pills. Next, straighten out a staple, paper clip, or piece of wire, and tape it to the table so it doesn't move around. Place a pill on top of the wire so it's balanced, scored side up, with the score going right over the wire. ...


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Here are some tips for you to get water out of ears. An easy way is to chew or yawn. If you want to use gravity, there should be some steps: Tilt your head sideways Hold the ear that the water got into parallel to the ground Place the palm of your hand against your ear Press it hard for a couple of seconds After that, remove your hand quickly. The fluid ...


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In addition to Paparazzi's obvious but necessary "clean them in warm soapy water" periodically... We get the same thing with re-usable SodaStream bottles which are only ever plain water, fizzed. If you have a smell that still hangs around after washing properly, then try filling with a solution of Bicarbonate of Soda & let stand overnight. Leave the ...


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If you use extra wide bandaids, you stick the bandaid lengthways along the front and back of your finger. The sides of the bandaid will wrap around the sides of your finger and stick to each other.


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The best right now fix I've had is to wash your face and keep rinsing with clean water for a few minutes. This helps with the itchy eyes and removes irritants from your skin. Any other area of the body you can wash also helps. Best if you can actually take a shower and change into clean clothes, but the face wash is best for situations where that isn't ...


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At a pinch, for small cuts and bruises, consider making a make-shift plaster with a small piece of tissue paper held down with sticky tape (any kind). If you don't want the tape to stick to your skin, wrap the tissue paper all the way around (say) the finger, and wind the tape around the tissue paper. The tail end of the tape should be stuck onto the head ...


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You can iron paper bills, like the American ones, on rather high heat. Just the same iron you use for your clothing, at the hottest setting, but no steam. It will kill all viruses. Plastic bills can be hand washed, with the same soap you would use on your hand, you can dry them the same way you dry your hands, with a clean cloth or even the hot air dryer ...


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I have a friend who wears a SCUBA mask with a HEPA filter on it when the birch trees are active. He looks like Darth Vader, but he experiences no allergies.


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I have myself gone through the same problem last year. So, as per my personal experiences, I will suggest you few methods: Using Carnivorous Plants: Adding a few carnivorous plants such as Venus Fly Trap or pitcher plant near the infested area can also help in controlling the fly infestation. They are slow but they work. Using Lavender Oil Repellents: ...


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If it's a small cut in the webbing the most important thing is, to keep the wound moist and pliable, so the stretching doesn't crack it open all the time. This is what keeps the wound from healing properly. Also you want to keep any infection at bay as this slows healing and is also plain annoying at a place like that. The best solution I know of isn't ...


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I have the same problem a few years back when I started working in front of my PC, every day I feel very much headache. The things that I tried to get rid of this are: I went for my eye checkup and found that my eyesight got affected, so the ophthalmologist told me to use specs. You have to be very specific about choosing you lens, he told me to use anti-...


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Don't sit on your bed while working with a computer, but put the computer on a desk and sit down on a chair. Respect the distanct between the screen and your face (ideally this distance is longer than the length of your arm). Make sure that your eyes are on the same height as the top of your screen. Keep out with fans and/or airconditioning: those tend to ...


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Any clean cloth will do. Best is washed at 90C or boiled. If in doubt iron it at high temperature. Tear into suitably sized strips. Use just like ordinary bandages. To fix it you can use duct tape or some other similar robust tape.


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I have been known to use cotton balls. Matter of fact, many hospitals / emergency rooms use these after they stick your arm after doing a blood draw. Just take the cotton ball and use with tape. This works very well and it's extremely cheap. A great benefit is that many households already contain both items anyway - so it's also convenient. Optional You ...


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Free Clinics offers free as well as sliding scale services for limited income individuals. First Opinion allows you to text available 24/7 for free with a doctor. It is a one-time fee of $39 for their extended service which includes prescriptions, labs, ability to send photos and more. Best of luck.


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The jury is still out on the effects of tea or coffee. Some studies indicate that drinking up to four 250-ml cups per day of coffee or of tea may actually be good for health, e.g. decreasing likelihood of diabetes. That said, it depends on the individual -- if it makes you jittery or your employer is concerned about excessive absence from your desk (both for ...


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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' or something similar that isn't easy to guess by others. Every time you unlock (which would be a good number of times, I suppose), you'll have to enter the ...


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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 more water: Make it a habit first thing in the morning First thing upon waking (after using the bathroom, brushing my teeth, letting pets out), I force ...


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Not really a hack. Clean with soap and water. Leave it open and let it dry thoroughly.


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I saw a good one where you take a water bottle and cut it in half. Then take the top half, invert it, and place it into the bottom half. Place a small amount of beer/juice/etc. in the bottom. The flies will go in and will often not be able to escape.


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