Knives are useful tools for cutting bagels and applying delicious spreads such as peanut butter or cream cheese, but luckily if you are missing this implement, you can still enjoy your bagel with 3 easy steps.
Rip your bagel into dunkable pieces.
Swipe them through the peanut butter or cream cheese.
Cram them into your gullet.
Look around and see if you can spot a letter opener (old usage was "paper knife"). It's likely to be sharp enough, with patience, to cut the bagel, and it will surely work to spread your peanut butter and cream cheese.
Failing that, a plastic fork from the lunch room can probably be used to split the bagel (push the tines in repeatedly along a line where ...
find a piece of plastic like a telephone card or a credit card, abrade the edge against a rough surface like a stone or even bite little dents in it, or use any metal object, and use that to cut. takes 2 minutes.
find a magazine cover, glossy one, or a plastic film, put a book on the bread and use it as a knife, if it's abraded it will be faster.
find a ...
Some toasters in the UK* have a warming rack that can be used to heat bagels, crumpets and the like. The warming rack is a pop-up that allows you to perch your larger items above the slots, to warm the item with the rising heat.
Simple use the warming rack to warm your bagel, and then dip it using @Sterno's method.
*Apparently this also applies to most of ...
First of all, I don't think there's anything you can do to prevent it - you can improve your chances to remember. And so -
Use reminders to remind you to take it at the end of the class
A note in a visible place
Keep something you won't forget near the dongle - such as glasses pouch, keys, wallet etc.
Ask the students to ...
Try an old memory hack called a checklist.
There's a reason that mission-critical personnel use check-lists. Everything necessary is included
Join the club. You're in good company—pilots, organizers, etc. use 'em.
As you are no doubt aware, a checklist is a list of items required, things to be done, or points to be considered, used as a reminder.
As a ...
If you have a smart watch or health watch, those can frequently be used as alarm clocks that vibrate. I find it very effective as something vibrating on your wrist in the middle of the night is quite disconcerting.
Stretch your legs.
Some of the sore or tired feeling in your feet comes from the muscles in your feet moving to compensate for inflexibility in your legs, specifically your shins and achilles tendon. Alternate pointing your toes down and pulling your toes up, several times a day.
One thing that works pretty well for me is putting something on/in in something else I cannot leave without : wrap a list of things around your train ticket; lock the door from inside and put the key next to the object not to forget, put a thing in your shoes...
Even better, as suggested by @papakias, you could stick a post-it on your smartphone.
In pouch of your bag that you put your remote in, in a place that you will see when putting your remote away, leave a note or something that will remind you to grab your dongle and put it in there too.
The simplest way is to find out ahead of time what computers will be used for the next practical and either acquire the same brand/model keyboard to attach to your Mac, or find a computer you can use for typing practice that has the same type of keyboard.
That is to say, the only way to get used to a very different keyboard is spend time typing on it -- and ...
In the olden days, the state-of-the-art reminder hack was a short piece of solid-state string.
Tie the string around your finger to remind you that something must be done and you'll remember to fill-in the details. It's hard to ignore, has no battery issues, it's re-useable, re-cycleable, can't be left behind, and it's as close to you as …
Well, 'nuf said. ...
Take a bite of the bagel, then scoop your finger into the respective peanut butter or cream cheese, and place it into your mouth at the same time you have the bite of bagel in your mouth.
Mash up food in your mouth together. It's a little bit involved, but it is satisfying doing things for yourself!
When you're thinking about outfitting a home office, making that space suitable for audio and video calls is a multi-step process. You need to make sure that you hear the caller, that you are heard clearly, and that your environment is reasonably well-lit.
How do you sound?
You would prefer if people didn't hear everything in your environment, so investing ...
I'll assume the camera is directly in front of you. Position a floor lamp with a transparent/translucent white lampshade a few feet to the left of it, and a foot or two above it. If the light is too straight-on your face will look flat on camera. Since the light will make the lampshade "glow", the light will be softer (instead of a stark bare bulb that ...
I can think of two (or maybe three) options.
1) Buy a clock with a louder alarm. Depending on how loud the alarm needs to be, you might even buy one of those old-fashioned alarm clocks with two bells on the top and a small metal mallet that rattles between them.
2) Buy an alarm clock that uses light instead of sound to wake you up. These are generally made ...
Don't rely on just your muted hearing for the wake-up call. Try a multimedia approach with a timer
An inexpensive electric timer can be set to turn on both a vibrator and a bright light at the same time. The combination will be more effective in addition to anything you're using now.
Put both the vibrator and the lamp where they will disturb you on cue. ...
Your list of factors was lacking NUTRITION which I find affects your overall performance and energy level. That is, your lack of energy level.
Examine your schedule for refuelling yourself in a timely way. Are some times of the day more demanding than others? Do you spread your meals evenly enough to compensate for energy spent and for anticipated demands.
I notice there's a lack of exercise in your schedule; If your body doesn't feel like it needs to push it won't push.
While walking to the bathroom helps you stretch, it won't give you the edge of actually exercising.
Since you have lots of "flexible time", I'd recommend turning your commune into an exercise in itself if possible. This will wake you up, put ...
Unless you learn how to exercise your body properly none of the magical solutions offered will help.
I used to suffer from neck and back pains many years ago starting at my early 40's. At the age of 45 I took up running marathons, then I became an ultra-marathon runner. My regular training schedule is 100 push-ups, 100 pull-ups, 200 squats with 40 lbs ...
What is wrong with you all? Have you forgotten about MacGyver?!
All it takes to solve this problem is one of each of the following:
Once you have secured the above items, follow these steps:
Unwind the paper clip and STAB the bagel where you will begin cutting it. Then proceed to saw your way through it and around it until you ...
Your car keys might work in a pinch (for cutting anyhow). Clean them thoroughly first, of course. For spreading, a plastic spoon works just as well as a knife. Failing that, you can always use your finger for spreading. A bit messy, and unhygienic if others are sharing your cream cheese, but otherwise effective.
If you pinch the bagel with both hands, thumbs inside the hole and fingers around the circumference, then use enought force to break through the crust with your thumbs (those with long nails may find this easier), then pull gently apart, but not completely, you'll have separated a portion of the bagel close to the middle. Rotate your fingers and thumb ...
Besides changing posture as much as possible (fairly obvious and I imagine you want more specific advice), there's a great trick to rest your feet and legs throughout the week: when you sleep, put your feet up on a pillow. The rest you get every night will really make a difference during the day.
Hang an IKEA light weight carpet on the wall in front of you behind the camera and microphone to help with reflecting sound. For decor sake, frame the rug!
See how you sound with SKYPE call testing service. Dial in, speak, and your voice will be played back as it is received. It the best sound-check for the money (free).
You don't want too much sound ...
I used to work as a valet. Wear shoes that support your feet. Flat soles are terrible for comfort. You can put an insert into almost any shoe to make it relatively comfortable.
Additionally, lean against a wall or desk if possible. When standing up straight, the muscles in your feet and legs are constantly making tiny corrections to keep you upright. If ...