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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

Pasta burns alright, so you can use some non-cooked spaghetti noodles to reach those hard to reach candles.
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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

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 ...
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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

You can use a bigger lighter some matches. some long matches.
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Keep razor usable longer

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 ...
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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

Try turning your candle upside down, so the flame from the lighter goes straight up to the wick.
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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

Using duck tape, tape a match to a chopstick. Light the match, and then light whatever you need to light.
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How can I extend the life of steel wool used for cleaning?

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 ...
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Keep razor usable longer

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 ...
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Keep razor usable longer

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 ...
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How can I increase durability of my headphones?

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 ...
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How can I increase durability of my headphones?

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 ...
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How can I extend the life of steel wool used for cleaning?

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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Keep razor usable longer

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 ...
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Keep razor usable longer

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 ...
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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

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 ...
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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

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

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 ...
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How can I increase durability of my headphones?

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 ...
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Charging Port cover on devices - How to Improve resilience and prevent breakage?

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 ...
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How can I prevent a new canvas backpack from fading its color over time?

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 ...
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How to fix a ballpoint-ink pen that is dry

Poor Performance Lifehack: When a new product ceases to perform as advertised, it is defective and should be replaced with a working model by the retailer/seller. The possibility of drying so rapidly ...
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How to fix a ballpoint-ink pen that is dry

If there is sufficient ink in the pen, one can put applied physics to work to your advantage. Consider to attach the pen securely with a strong cord. Start with about 2 meters or so and spin the loose ...
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How to determine if expired food is still good without eating

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 ...
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Best and highest use of last year's phonebook

Individual white pages work well for glass cleaning wipes (along with Windex or equivalent).
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How i join a group of my classmates?

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 ...
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How can I extend the life of steel wool used for cleaning?

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 ...
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Keep razor usable longer

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 ...
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What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

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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