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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 to prevent feet from getting sore after standing all day long

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

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

I don't know how an app (or anything else) could know where I'm going when I step out the door, unless I tell it. That's why I create documents on my computer with titles like "Packing for a Trip". ...
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How to see inside a sealed document without opening it?

Give it to the police and explain the situation. Walk away. If they were concerned about security they would pay a transport company to securely transport it. Not you.
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Stop headphone cord from tangling

I would suggest using a binder clip and a specific roll up style: Every office has these in abundance. You can easily roll up the ear bud cord using a figure 8 motion using two fingers (index and ...
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How to make dry ball pen work again?

I have always just moistened the tip by licking it just a little and the making small circles on a piece of paper to get it rolling again.
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How to prevent feet from getting sore after standing all day long

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 ...
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How to prevent feet from getting sore after standing all day long

Check out the shoes other people are wearing in the same situation. Go for thick-soled, flat shoes. Running shoes may be the answer. If you have a strict dress code, get black ones, or use shoe paint ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

Attach a wire to the dongle, tie it to something you won't forget to take (e.g. your bag). The drawback: if you do forget the dongle, it'll be yanked out of the computer violently when you walk off ...
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How to shade bubbles well on optical answer sheets

A technique that I use that may help. I use a two-step approach. No problem with the questions I know. I answer them and move on. I answer the questions with a small, light "x" mark in the answer ...
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Sleep with earplugs but still hear alarm

Set the alarm clock in or in front of a something bowl-shaped (like a bowl for example) to direct and amplify the sound.
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