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Pasta burns alright, so you can use some non-cooked spaghetti noodles to reach those hard to reach candles.


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Tear off a strip of paper: Twist it tightly: Light it: Light the candle: Scream frantically as the flame reaches your fingers lick the thumb and forefinger of your other hand and use them to pinch out the flame: The trick here is twisting the paper: the tightness of the twist determines the speed at which it burns. If it's burning too fast for you to ...


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You can use a bigger lighter some matches. some long matches.


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Here's a list of things to do to insure that you get the most out of your razors: Clean out the hair and other gunk right after you use it. This will help prevent corrosion and build up of material on the blades. You can do so by running it under some water, making sure to aim the water down both sides and up the blades, and mixing in some small taps ...


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Try turning your candle upside down, so the flame from the lighter goes straight up to the wick.


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Using duck tape, tape a match to a chopstick. Light the match, and then light whatever you need to light.


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One way of extending the lifespan of steel wool is to put it in a ziplock bag and then put it inside the freezer. The ziplock bag reduces the oxygen it is exposed and prevents it from touching anything else in the freezer, while the freezer's low temperature reduces the rate at which it oxidizes further. Whenever you need to use it, just take it out of the ...


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One trick that I've discovered is to shave with the edges, not the center of the blade. Look at an old blade and notice that the center is worn, but not the edges. Thus, any wear that you can move to the edges is essentially extending the life of the blade. Shaving with the edges is especially easy to do on the moustache, sideburns, and adams apple areas. ...


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To keep your disposable razors sharp for weeks: Shake the water out and dry it using some cloth Sharpen it using the inside of your underarm by pushing it in the 'wrong' direction. (This also takes away some moisture and provides corrosion protection from a little bit of skin grease). Put it away and make sure that the blades are protected Before using the ...


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The connection between the wire and the headphone plug is a very high-stress area, so the degree of flex the wire experiences at that point is substantial. Better-quality headphone will typically include a rubberized extension along that connection to spread out the load, but if that does not solve your problem, you can make a more substantial reinforcement ...


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If the connection between your headset and phone is prone to break, add a short headphone extension and use that as a sacrificial part that can be replaced easily once it wears out. Look for an inexpensive extension in the shortest length you can find. They are much cheaper to replace than a high-quality headphone. Product search: Short Headphone Extension ...


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I've never tried this, but you could dry it thoroughly with a blow dryer before you put it again. That should remove all the water from it and limit or prevent rusting.


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A plastic toothpick keeps your razor efficient over time. It may damage the blades, but it makes the razor feel like new. I shave every two days, which tends to make the hair accumulate no matter how much water, shaking, scrubbing against old fabric, and tapping I did. Whenever the razor efficiency feels like meh, use the pointy head and scrap between the ...


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Shave with an electric razor prior to using the blade. I have thick beard growth and need to shave more than once per day to stay clean shaven. For me, an electric razor isn't enough to do the job on its own, but if I use it prior to using a disposable, it limits the amount of "work" the disposable has to do. It hurts less, and as a side effect, the ...


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Using a standard disposable lighter like the one pictured in your question. Use your index finger to strike it, you can hold the lighter with your thumb and middle finger at the base, while holding the gas on with your index finger. This gives you about 2 more inches of reach with decreased risk of personal burns, no added expense for a special lighter and ...


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Using a grill lighter (long neck) or fireplace matches will give you the required distance.


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In addition to everything else, soften your beard. I found that shaving in the shower after my beard was well-soaked and clean was less resistance for the blade. I could get more shaves in the shower than over the sink with hot lather and brush. I think the shave was better, too. I think that the less resistance allows the blade to hold its edge longer. ...


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I used to have the same problem, but now it's solved. If you've been getting the headphones with straight mic jack, and you like to wrap it around your phone, I suggest you getting your new headphones with an "L-shaped" mic jack. This way, even if you wrap your cord around something, it follows the direction at which the mic jack is bent by the L-shape.


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There are a couple ways to reduce the brittleness of the covers. What you need to understand: Manufactures will usually make the covers with some blend of rubber, silicone or some other soft man made synthetic. After time and/or use the rubber will dry and become brittle leading to a failure. To try and prevent this, you will can try the following. Reduce ...


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You can use any of the following: Salt: Add a tablespoon of salt to the wash, and the chloride will help our clothing pack a colorful punch when it comes out of the dryer. Chloride found in salt actually helps to seal the color in backpacks, thus keeping it from fading. COLD WATER: Washing backpacks in cold water will not only help you cut down on your ...


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The best way to check if food is spoiled is to use your sight and smell. The first thing you will notice about spoiled food would be the off smell. If you can't smell anything strange or unusual then check for foreign colours and objects on the food. The second way to check is by your gut feeling. If you think the food is off then it probably is !


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Individual white pages work well for glass cleaning wipes (along with Windex or equivalent).


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Stop over-thinking it and just join them. You have a common interest already in that you are all at the same institution, just join in the conversation. My grandfather gave me some advice which always seems to work. Listen to a conversation where a number of people are all talking about the same thing. They will all have their own view point. If you ...


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After shaking as much water as possible, you could bathe them in some strong alcohol like methylated spirits or isopropanol. In theory this should make them dry of water and the alcohol would evaporate quickly. If you keep the alcohol in a sealed container, it should be usable many time although it would become diluted very very gradually.


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I've found that keeping my safety razors submerged as recommend by another poster significantly lengthens their usable lifetime. Mineral oil definitely works, but it can be a bit messy. I keep my blade submerged in a small cup of rice instead, which also works well and I find to be easier to work with.


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I just use the bottom of a lollipop stick. You have to do it quickly and dip it in water though, because it's pretty flammable


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