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Waking up in the morning when standard alarms fail

I think this might be the most effective way:
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How do I get a sound every 25 seconds

A battery operated bluetooth speaker on the odd platform where you can't get power. Then inside, plugged in if need be, something that can play to the speaker. This could easily be a phone since it ...
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What are some good strategies for dealing with the end of daylight saving time?

Try using light therapy to give you more energy and help your circadian rhythms. There are many options for S.A.D lights. Your doctor may be able to recommend a particular one for your lifestyle. Some ...
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How to wake up without waking up other people in the same room

Drink lot of water before sleep, so you could wake u on the morning by call of natural (biological ). It won't disturb any one but you. Water is good for everything.
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How to accurately set the date on an analog watch?

The problem is that you know what time of day it is when you set the watch, but the watch doesn't. The trick is to do it in reverse and let the date be the basis for the time of day. It's a three-...
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11:30 AM and 12:30 AM, which one is behind?

Try reading 12:30 am as 0:30 am. Lifehacked!
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How to reset sleep schedule

As Bamboo mentioned, You cannot realistically expect to be doing physical activity, at 10PM and come home, eat, then pass out easily, especially if you nap during the day. Think of it this way, a ...
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I have a regular analog clock. I want the hands to glow. Stickers? Paint?

Phosphorescent paint can only store enough energy for a few hours. To last longer, a source of energy is needed. Years ago, before the dangers of radiation were realized, radium or other radioactive ...
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What are some good strategies for dealing with the end of daylight saving time?

The only option to make it not dark when you leave work is to leave early (or work from home). Depending on where you live, that would probably happen a few weeks later anyway, since sunset will be ...
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Knocking in a cricket bat

It’s been a long time since I’ve played cricket and even longer since I bought a new bat. But the last bat I bought they had a rolling machine to do it for you. Took less than 15mins. Alternatively, ...
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How do I get a sound every 25 seconds

Simple sound hack: For a few dollars ($25 - $30) buy a battery-operated voice recorder (new or used) for the task. They will operate for a while with new batteries and are completely self-contained. ...
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How do I get a sound every 25 seconds

This suggestion is seriously on the DIY side of things, but has quite a bit of practicality to it. The typical microwave oven with a turntable within will have a motor that operates at six revolutions ...
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How do I get a sound every 25 seconds

First I thought of using a smartphone app like "Metronome Beats" that I found on my phone. But loosing a phone might be too expensive. The app allows a minimum of one click per minute when ...
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What is the easiest way to count down 60 minutes?

Before the exercise, determine your resting heart rate. Find a nice, restful spot and sit/lie there. Count the time using your heart rate.
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How to accurately set the date on an analog watch?

The hour hand on your watch passes 12 twice a day. On only one of these passes will you see a change in the date showing in the date window. You can hence know whether your watch is showing an AM or a ...
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What is the quickest way to defrost a frozen chicken breast?

Miracle Thaw is a thickish piece of aluminum with a non-stick coating that you heat up with warm water and put frozen meat on. Hmmmm.... If only I had something like that in my kitchen already that I ...
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How to wake up without waking up other people in the same room

Some people are lighter sleepers than others. Just getting out of bed may actually wake her - regardless of how you're woken up. Everytime there's movement in my bed, it wakes me, so you're probably ...
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Fast and Easy way to put-on pants (that need a belt)

I believe the difficulty is with your technique of buckling the belt not with threading the belt through the belt loops on the trousers. After you first thread the belt into the belt loops around the ...
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Fast and Easy way to put-on pants (that need a belt)

I'm assuming this is related to nursing or medical procedures, rather than servicing people too lazy to buckle their own belts. This means you have some latitude with positioning your patient. Start ...
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Fast and Easy way to put-on pants (that need a belt)

Suspenders seem to be the obvious answer. solution 1: Suggest to the people under your care to use suspenders instead of belts. That way, no extra tools needed on your part. solution 2: If they don'...
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