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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

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 ...
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

If you can find some dental floss or thread, you can use that to cut the bagel. Wrap it around the circumference (as in picture), then cross ends and pull through. Bagel ready for the toaster.
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Is there a better way of transporting bagels to work?

Carry them in one of the round boxes blank CD-roms come in sometimes.
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

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 ...
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

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. ...
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Shared tools always getting lost

A place for everything and everything in its place. You mentioned that you tried to use Tile (an audible signal device) to locate items; but, that its efficiency is limited due to the high noise ...
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

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 ...
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Is there a better way of transporting bagels to work?

This one from Tupperware carries bagels. You can look for "bagel container" or similar terms to get more results on similar products. Tupperware bagel container on Amazon A peek of what it looks like:...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

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 - Some ideas: Use reminders to remind you to take it at the end of the class ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

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, ...
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Sleep with earplugs but still hear alarm

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 ...
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Shared tools always getting lost

In the bicycle shop where I work, each tool board has its own colour of tape wrapped around every tool - this helps people to know where to replace tools when they're done using them. Another ...
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How to prevent feet from getting sore after standing all day long

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 ...
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

use a pair of scissors, either as a defacto knife, or in their intended way. give them a clean first!
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

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 ...
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How to set up a reminder for something of which I don't know when its going to happen?

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 ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

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....
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How to get used to a new keyboard in practical exams

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 ...
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Sleep with earplugs but still hear alarm

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 ...
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Career lifestyle - feel tired every afternoon

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 ...
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Remember Appointment - without mobile phone

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-...
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How can I turn an echoey alcove into a home office suitable for video & audio calls?

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 ...
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How can I turn an echoey alcove into a home office suitable for video & audio calls?

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 ...
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Sleep with earplugs but still hear alarm

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 ...
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Career lifestyle - feel tired every afternoon

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 ...
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How to quickly cure the neck and back pain while studying?

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 ...
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Shared tools always getting lost

My suggestion is to duplicate the cheap stuff and everyone has their own personal lockable tool bag/box they are responsible for. The expensive stuff could be tracked via Bluetooth (Tile). If it does ...
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Shared tools always getting lost

The high school where my Dad teaches automotive has a tool room and a tool lady. Students check out tools from the tool lady. During cleanup time at the end of class all tools are returned to her. She ...
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

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: Paper clip Pen Rubber band Once you have secured the above items, ...
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

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 ...

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