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How to sleep with a stuffy / blocked nose?
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For immediate relief, there are two similar things that I will try. First, I take a hot shower (make the shower as hot as you can withstand). Make sure to breath in and out deeply to fill your nasal ...

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How can I avoid hurting my fingers when using a hammer
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To make sure you don't hurt your fingers, you can use a clothespin to hold the nail in place. Image from Pinterest This is very safe and probably more effective than using your fingers.

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How to clean inside of straw
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Your best option is to use a pipe cleaner. Add some dish soap to the pipe cleaner. I like to dip the pipe cleaner in a bottle of soap, but you can pour soap on it. Now just push the pipe cleaner ...

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Permanent marker on a dry erase board?
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I usually use rubbing alcohol to get the permanent marker off. For some reason this happens to me a lot.

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How to quickly peel a bag of potatoes
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The Super Peeler Warning: only do this outside This method takes some time to prepare, but you only have to prepare it once and every other time you do it, it will be ready. You need a bucket, a hose, ...

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Removing Pepper Juice From Eyes
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For quick pain alleviation, put a cold, wet rag on the eye. This won't last, but what will is washing your eye out with milk. Get about a fluid ounce of milk (if you have a shot glass, fill that up). ...

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How do I remove or clean the glitters from my skin?
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If I ever get glitter on me and wiping it off doesn't work, I use play dough. When you push the play dough across your skin, it picks up the glitter. It's safe, easy and can even be used to clean ...

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How to keep a laptop cooled down
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First, we must know why laptops overheat. All of the equipment inside a laptop, processors, RAM disks, hard drives, etc., work really hard, so the computer gets hot. Most computers have a cooling ...

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How do I remove a bandage from thin skin?
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An easy way to remove bandages is to apply either baby oil or olive oil. Simply dip a cotton ball or a q-tip (preferably a cotton ball) into the oil and gently rub it on the bandage until it comes off....

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How can I get rid of the tiny fish-bone stuck in my throat upon eating fish?
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A very easy method I've found is to eat marshmallows. You can use several mini ones or one or two big ones. Chew the marshmallows in your mouth, so that it becomes a sticky glob. Then swallow the glob....

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How to undo a stubborn knot without using fingers
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First, get a spoon (preferably wooden). Bang on the knot, this will loosen it up. Now you can do one of two things. I prefer to use a corkscrew, but you can also use tweezers or pliers. For the ...

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Removing rust from tools
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There are a few good options for this White Vinegar This is slower, but works really well. Soak the tools in white vinegar for about 24 hours. Most of the rust will come off, and the rest will easily ...

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How to clean floor if there is cooking-oil spilled on it?
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First, you should cover the cooking oil in either kitty litter (I've found this works best, but you may not always have it) or baking soda. After waiting about 15 minutes, you can use paper towels to ...

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How can I add oil to a car without a funnel?
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You can make a funnel yourself out of a plastic water or soda bottle you may have sitting in your car. Using scissors, a knife, or even your teeth, you can rip through the water bottle and make it ...

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How can I fit more dishes in my microwave at once?
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You can use a microwave safe mug or cup to elevate one of the bowls or plates. Image from Pinterest This works much better with bowls because plates will slip and slide more.

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How to stop snow from sticking to the shovel
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A great hack for this problem is to use non-stick cooking spray. This will do exactly what it does with pans, it will make the snow not stick. You just have to spray a generous amount of the spray on ...

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What's the simplest way to put toothpaste back in the tube?
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A very good method is to use a syringe that doesn't have a needle like the one below. Image from VampireVape You can suck up the extra toothpaste in the syringe or you can scoop it in after taking ...

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How to find if I have bad breath
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The trick that I've always used is very simple and doesn't take up much time at all. Simply lick your wrist and wait ten seconds. Now you can just smell your wrist. That's what your breath smells like....

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How to prevent soda from fizzing upon opening
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In a shaken up soda can, the carbon dioxide bubbles form on the sides of the can, not the top. That is why tapping the top is not very effective. A better method is to hit the sides of the can ...

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Improvised glasses
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I found this Lifehacker article with a good answer. Pinhole Reading Glasses Put your index finger, middle finger, and thumb into a circle and leave a small hole in the middle (the three fingers of ...

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How to make an ice pack that doesn't leak
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The best option is to use a frozen sponge inside of a Ziploc bag. This works because when the sponge melts it will use it sponginess to soak up the water and make sure it doesn't leak. From thekitchn....

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How to ease upset stomach when hungover?
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The main reason people get stomach aches when they are hungover is because drinking a lot of alcohol raises the level of acid in your stomach. To cure this, you need to soak up the acid. Eating ...

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How to prevent the rubber peg on a flip-flop from popping out
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The best hack for this is to use a bread clip. Push the peg back through the hole. Now put the bread clip around the broken peg. You don't have to, but you can glue it using super glue for more ...

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How to keep leftover pizza tasting fresh
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Storage Get an airtight plastic container and line it with paper towels. Place a piece of pizza on the paper towels, then place some more paper towels on top. If you have more than one piece of pizza, ...

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How to listen to music in the shower?
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I've found that the best option to bring any technology in the shower is to use a Ziploc bag. I prefer bigger ones, but sometimes small ones can work. You should squeeze all of the air out of the bag; ...

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How to pick up small metal objects from the floor
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The best choice is to use a magnet. All you have to do is is get a magnet bar that is about the length of five of your washers (bigger is better). Now just run the magnet over the washers and it will ...

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How to quickly remove a splinter
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Usually the fastest ways to remove a splinter hurt more and the slower ways hurt less. If speed is the top priority, then I have a few good methods. Use tape Wrap a piece of Scotch tape (can be other ...

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How to cleanly cut cake into even slices
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A very good method for cutting anything from cake to bread to cheese is to use dental floss. You can run the floss through the cake and it will allow you to get a precision cut. This is very quick and ...

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How do I keep my shirt collars from folding the wrong way?
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Not sure right now of how to prevent this, but I know a hack to fix it with a straightening iron. Get the crease you want with your hands as good as you can. Now straighten the crease just like it is ...

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How to remove ink from paper?
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There are a few methods for removing pen ink from paper White Out You can use White Out to cover up pen marks. Sadly this does not remove the mark, it only masks it. It also only works (looks good) on ...

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