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Always keep one bottle of water in the refrigerator (or freezer if you prefer a block of ice that will thaw throughout the day). When it's time to go somewhere, swap your room temperature bottle for the cold one. Before you argue that it doesn't answer the question, remember this is LifeHacks SE not Physics SE. This takes less than 10 minutes, doesn't ...


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Submerge the bottle in a bucket of ice water [1]Fill a bucket with ice water and add a pinch of salt, which helps the water absorb the heat energy from the can or bottle. Wrap your bottle in a wet paper towel and put it in the freezer [2]The wet paper towel outside the bottle will utilize physics to help transfer heat energy outside the bottle more quickly.


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Ah, this is an age-old question! In times of yore, folks would use a bed warmer to hold hot coals with which to quickly heat their beds. Hot coals are generally useful things to have around; you may remember them from such well-received answers as what is the fastest way to toast bread and the upcoming "How do I quickly obtain a delicious steak at 3AM?" ...


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If you need to rapidly cool beverages that are still sealed in cans or bottles, put them in a mixture of water, ice, and salt. Once the beverages are submerged in the mixture you can stir them to have them cool even faster. The salt melts the ice faster cooling the water more quickly. This only takes a few minutes to cool you beverage. I've heard this from ...


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Use gloves that don't cover your fingers. (Something like these; they're also used by some when playing the piano.) Intermittently move one hand to under the blanket to warm it up. Increasing circulation can also help keep your fingers warm. To do this, take a walk every now and then.


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Vacuum the vents The fans are designed to keep the components of your laptop cool. When the inside gets inevitably dusty, the fans have to work harder to be less effective. In the worst of cases, it'll look like this: In most laptops, using a vacuum from the outside will be strong enough to get most, if not all, of the dust. If you're comfortable doing so, ...


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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 out of the car. On a hot day, most of the heat forms by getting trapped inside your car. So when the cars inside air gets to be the same temperature as the ...


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That's the dew freezing on. If you throw a waterproof cover over the windshield, hardly any dew will accumulate, and the problem will be mostly nil. The closer the cover hugs it the better.


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Not sure if this is a life-hack answer but... Just cook it at a lower power setting for a little longer. For instance rather than 3 minutes on high, try 4 minutes on medium. Or you could consider thawing the burritos first: The easiest way would be to store them in the refrigerator rather than the freezer if you expect to use the whole package within a ...


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Keeping cool: Main reason of feeling warm is not with the heat but with humidity. Keep a cold water bowl, may be flower pool in your room where air circulates. Also your pour the ice water in a tray and keep near the window. It sucks the heat when it evaporates. Here We can use any book or sheet for blowing air like hand fan, this makes the process fast. ...


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IDEA #3: You can also try making a cheap 5-gallon bucket Air conditioner. Check out this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSLbpAwibg *Someone commented on why this would not be good. IDEA #2: Now that you added the fact there's no window in the room I have another idea. How about you move the computer outside of the room and just run a longer ...


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First, we must know why laptops overheat. All of the equipment inside a laptop, processors, RAM disks, hard drives, etc., work really hard, so the computer gets hot. Most computers have a cooling system on the bottom, but when the computer is on your lap or a table (mostly your lap) the vents of the cooling system get blocked, so the laptop overheats. ...


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Install voice dictation software, some of it is really rather good once trained, and get a headset with a microphone and headphones, (not in ear ones), this will help keep your ears warm as well - you can then keep your hands under the quilt most of the time.


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One method that works really well for flat things (like steaks) is to place them on a frying pan or baking tray, unheated. The metal conducts heat into the food really quickly. This should work for other flat objects too.


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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 this, but it may not be a good idea) Close one eye at a time for short periods (<3 sec.) when you are the only car around. (i.e., you're not merging on the ...


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Get an old blanket and lay it over the pizza boxes on the seat, covering the sides of the boxes if possible. If the blanket is large enough, fold it first so that you have 2 or 4 layers keeping your pizza hot. I have found this to be more effective than insulated bags, especially when the blanket is doubled up. *(Old blanket so that if there is sauce/...


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Methods I use with quotes from WikiHow: Pour the contents from cup to cup. This may take sometimes. Chilling the mug beforehand works wonders. Take your drink and pour it from one cup to the other cup. If your cup goes higher, then more air will go through it, making it colder. Don't make your cup go too high, after pouring, it might bounce a few ...


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I also faced similar problem when I was in Rajasthan last year. You can use following tips to make your life a bit easier: Do whatever you can to prevent excessive heat build-up in your room. During the hot daytime use blinds to keep out sunlight and keep the windows closed if the temperature outside is much hotter than inside. At night time, if the ...


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Science to the rescue! 3M makes a type of insulating window film similar to saran wrap but thicker and designed to be applied with a hair dryer so it shrinks to be perfectly clear around your window frames. At about $15 for 5 windows, it fits your cost parameters too.


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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 the cool bag under your clothes and use your body heat to get it to temperature. It shoud warm up quite fast as the bag ensures that a comparatively thin layer ...


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The keyword is dissipation. What you want is a large amount of liquid on the right temperature. The larger the amount, the better (a large amount of liquid heats up less quickly because there's more to heat up. If it heats up too much, it isn't cooling much.). The relative heat of the cans will be dissipated by the liquid. It's important the cans are ...


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Cover your windshield with aluminium: Applied on a windshield, your car will look like this: It will prevent any dew freezing on in most scenarios (it won't work against heavy snowfall and blizzards, naturally). However, even if a lot of snows falls on top of it, removing the cover will still take care of most of the freezing.


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I do not think keeping the heat off until the engine got warmer would help. I would suggest a plug in engine warmer, they are cheap and easy to install. They cut the warm up time for your engine by half or better and also help preserve your engine in really cold climates. Parking in the sun if you can also helps.


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Warm some water on the stove to wet down your hair and maybe take a sponge bath. Use deodorant, wear clean clothes.


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I'm a pizza shop owner. I often sell "half baked" pizzas to customers who want to finish baking it at home. Ten minutes in the oven and you have a wonderful pizza shop flavor and the warm pizza you are craving. Ask your favorite shop to "half bake" your pie for you or come to my shop and I will fix u up;)


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Make coffee ice cubes and keep in the freezer, that way you won't dilute your coffee when putting them in. If you have your coffee in a mug with a sealable lid then shake it, once the cubes are in, for even cooler coffee. Alternative: you could choose to drink ice coffee. Answers on other Stack Exchange sites: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...


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You can improve your bucket by: insulating with aluminum foil and/or using a cooler insulated with Styrofoam. draining the ice as soon as water has accumulated. And if you make your own ice make sure to: boil your water before freezing it to remove air bubbles and make it denser. add 1 tsp. (6 g) or more of salt to a gallon (3,78 l) of boiled water before ...


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Get yourself a set of sunglasses of which the actual lenses can be replaced. Popular low-cost sets have 3 different colors: black, orange and transparent. The black blocks 90% of the light, the orange about 40-50% and the transparent 10%. That 10% is negligible for sight, but it does keep the dry air away. I usually wear them while biking, which seems like ...


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