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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

How to stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather? Try using Vaseline on your forehead (just above one’s eyebrows). Apply petroleum jelly, lip balm, ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

Sweatbands are available in a number of colours that may match your uniform and be acceptable as an unobtrusive and necessary accessory for unusual weather (work) conditions. They are light, cheap, ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

Wear a bandana under your hat. This way, you are abiding by your employer's wardrobe requirements while still being able to sop up your sweaty head. One advantage of this technique is that you can ...
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How to warm up milk for the baby during a trip?

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 ...
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How to sleep in a hot room?

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 ...
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Keeping small containers cool on long trip

To keep your items cool over 5 to 6 hours you may need an insulating thermal bag designed to keep content at their temperature a bit longer than from a conventional bag. Such bags may be available at ...
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How can I improve air conditioning effectiveness in my old car?

Use windshield shades. Starting with a cooler car reduces the amount of cooling required to get to a comfortable range. You can purchase them from a local automotive retail store or make your own. If ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

Consider using antiperspirant along your hairline and along your forehead above your eyebrows to lessen the amount of sweat from your face. If you weren't aware, antiperspirant is not only used under ...
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What is an inexpensive way to warm my sheets before getting in them?

A really easy and simple way to do this is with a blow-dryer. Almost everyone has one, and you just pick the sheets up and blow hot air between them. It works great, and only takes a minute or two.
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How can I keep an office chair cool enough to avoid causing perspiration?

You can see if you can get a seat mat made from bamboo, like this one They work well for keeping your body cool.
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Bringing the cold water to room temperature

Bring to work sufficient bottles to cover an entire day's supply. Fill them in the evening with cold water. The next day they will be the correct temperature, all day. Repeat by refilling in the ...
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How to sleep in a hot room?

You're probably experiencing the reason air conditioning (cooling) is so widespread in regions where weather gets into the high 30s (C) or higher on a routine basis: regardless of daytime coping ...
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How can I toast chocolate chip bread?

You can toast bread in a flat frying pan on a stove top. Be sure to flip the bread to toast both sides. Some of the chocolate may melt out, but you should be able to scrape it off of the pan with a ...
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How to open car door when lock is frozen?

I hope this is obvious - but you don't mention it in your question: Try all the doors and the boot first. I've usually found that one of the doors will open in this situation. If you have to enter the ...
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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute

Ok so this question has been around quite some time. I'm going to answer anyway since the most effective way - from my experience - hasn't been mentioned yet. There are lots of ways to help you deal ...
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Body temperature, without a thermometer?

Materials Stopwatch Ice cubes of the same volume Measurement tool Silicone ice tray (or maybe a greased up plastic one) Accuracy This test will be highly inaccurate because of all of the ...
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How do I make my room or even an apartment warmer/cozier?

I assume the heat is escaping through the windows - which means they are probably single glazed. Even if they are double glazed, you will get a big improvement by putting plastic film over the ...
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Bringing the cold water to room temperature

Microwave the cold water to temp. The temperature of a water coolers is pretty consistent. If you have your favorite glass or plastic tumbler (a known quantity of water), then you'll get to know ...
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How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?

Cold feet is typically a sign of decreased circulation, so whatever you do should aim at increasing the blood flow and probably generate some heat by muscle movement. The most unobtrusive (but with ...
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How to sleep in a hot room?

Hammocks are probably among the best ways to keep cool and stay comfortable in a warm bedroom without AC. Many many people in Central and South America sleep in hammocks every night, at least in part ...
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Remove ice from freezer surface

I found the answer to my own question. However, it will only work on some brands and models of refrigerator-freezers. LateralTerminal suggested using a brush on a drill. Instead I used what was on ...
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Insulate pot lid

HACK a POT-LID KNOB COZY If you have a single heavy sock from an evil washing machine that stole its mate, cut off the toe and slip it over the protruding knob. The knob will hold the sock toe cozy ...
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How can you stop sweat from running into your eyes while at work in 40+ degree Celsius weather?

Wear something like this *underneath* your baseball cap: Just push it up underneath the front of the cap and pull the cap down as far as it will go over your forehead. If the pad is too big, you can ...
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How can I more quickly warm up the interior of my car during winter?

-30 this morning in Fairbanks Alaska. If you really want to know how to warm and maintain a vehicle during a truely cold winter (not the stuff a lower 48er considers cold) you need to ask an Alaskan ...
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What is the best winter clothing strategy for keeping warm?

I think the top answers already covered most clothing things, but I highly recommend wool and down as they're much warmer for their weight than anything else. My extra cold weather outfit is several ...
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How to quickly warm up a toilet seat

A porcelain toilet feels cold because porcelain is good at transfering heat. You can buy plastic or wood toilet seats: this is a ring that is placed on top of the toilet, and attached to the toilet ...
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How to cool water inside an evaporative cooler

First, measure the water temperature after it's been circulating through the cooler's filter, with the fan running, for a while. You'll find the water cools to the dew point fairly quickly (a figure ...
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Bringing the cold water to room temperature

Mix the two together sequentially. That is, fill it up partially with cold water and finish the rest with hot. After a while you will learn the best point in the cup to stop with one and switch to ...
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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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How to keep yourself warm

Outside or inside? Inside use a blanket. Outside use undergarments. Here in the US we have special material clothes that tight fit to the skin are thin and light yet breathable, they keep in the heat. ...
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