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How to fix a ballpoint-ink pen that is dry
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Poor Performance Lifehack: When a new product ceases to perform as advertised, it is defective and should be replaced with a working model by the retailer/seller. The possibility of drying so rapidly ...

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How can I prevent spiders from setting up home in my car's wing mirrors?
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For someone who doesn't want to kill spiders, a pressure washer and leaf blower seems to be more on the violent end of the interaction spectrum. You might be interested in the Entrance CLOSED Hack: ...

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Flash card book
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Divide & Conquer Hack Rather than create a book of flashcards (aka a notebook), make, use, and keep them as a deck of individual cards each with an association you wish to learn. A notebook ...

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How to filter out bird chirping from the background in live teams / zoom calls
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Budgie Buddies Babel Hack: In active noise cancellation, two microphones are used out of phase to reduce or even eliminate background noise. One microphone is used to pick-up the desirable source (you)...

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White board is not erasing properly
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It's a draw Lifehack: You can use a regular sheet of glass over white (or other colour) paper as a substitute for a Dry Erase (white) board. (Hardware store + picture frame) Need something bigger? I ...

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Prevent accidental button presses on watch
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Out of Harm's Way Lifehack: Change the position of the watch—use a different belt loop, say.Small differences could make a big difference in the mis-/alignment of the watch buttons and pressure points ...

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How can I life hack my my roller luggage's wheels that stopped turning smoothly?
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Free-up the same old drag Lifehack: There appears to be a metal shaft that passes through the body of the swivel connecting the two wheels. Pick one of the most stubborn uncooperative candidates. ...

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How to flatten a wavy plastik desk pad?
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My first impulse would be to try re-rolling the pad in the opposite direction from how it acquired its 'set' while in storage - maybe slightly tighter. No? I didn't think so. Okay, my second impulse ...

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Good ways to clean up "black grime & staining" from bolts/ screws & powder coated MS items, after drill + threading at a Lathe heavy metal workshop?
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The Lifehack's way to remove industrial lubricant is to: Remove as much excess from the surface as possible with absorbent 'wipes.'You may wish to wear protective coverings for your hands and face. ...

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Good ways to clean up "black grime & staining" from bolts/ screws & powder coated MS items, after drill + threading at a Lathe heavy metal workshop?
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The usual way to remove industrial lubricant is to: Remove as much excess from the surface as possible with absorbent 'wipes.' You may wish to wear protective coverings for your hands and face. ...

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How to build a practical, inexpensive DIY air filter for 3" x 40" opening
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There is no material (that I know) that will prevent dust passively. You will need forced air to accomplish filtration for dust and fine particles. An insect screen barrier is not technically ...

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What’s the equivalent of Pages Jaunes in terms of business directory in Florida still supporting fax numbers?
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In North America, the standard means of providing Business Directory information is via the World Wide Web. Printed Business Directories have diminished circulation and ability to remain current with ...

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Remove moisture and mould from within hot-tub inflatable ring
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Here's your Hot Tub Hero Hack: There are two steps to take. First: Most all mould removal involves use of liquids or gas (such as ozone). Vinegar (white, undiluted) should give you optimal results ...

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What can I do for my robot mop cleaner to climb 2-3 cm elevated floor(step)?
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Shim & Shine Floor Hack Have you ever heard of SHIMS? They are wedges - thin strips of building material thicker on one end than the other. Contractors use them to fill spaces between things to ...

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How can I stow my webcam behind my monitor?
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Maybe put (stick) a small cardboard tray on top of the monitor support. When you don't want the camera on top, lift it off the monitor and put it on the tray. (Find or make the tray by cutting-down ...

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Loose socket plugs will not stay secure
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Welcome to Lifehacks. The moderator Chenmunka offered the double-sided tape hack to hold an electrical plug securely in an electrical socket without explaining how to do it. Here's how: Cut a small ...

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How to prevent credit / debit / SIM card chip contacts from oxidizing?
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It's not my job Lifehack To clean a contact CHIP card (as opposed to an RFID 'contactless' tap or wave card) use a small bit of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to remove any oil and dirt. That's it. ...

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How can I efficiently spot/track changes in a newer edition of the same book?
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Macro to micro hack (to locate content change): For this technique of content comparison to work most easily, the two editions in question should have the same publisher (same editor, same typographer,...

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How to Vertically holster beard-hair trimmer & electric shaver, and suspend it using a shelf over bathroom counter?
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Both the items you wish to store have power cords. The items are quite light and can be hung (vertically) from 'S' shaped hooks from the shelf you show. Many if not all hair stylist powered tools have ...

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Degunk & clean these silicone/ rubbery plastic covered flexible metal spider stands in a dusty hot humid asian metro city?
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Wash them. Periodically (when desired), rinse the offending object(s) under hot running water from the sink faucet and replace. For stubborn cases, swish (a technical term) the gizmos in hot soapy ...

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Gadget to find discharged phone in woods behind house, without using a computer?
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If the service is available in your locale, a tracking service has remarkable success locating personal property. As the phone has the scent of your friend, through its personal contact while in use, ...

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Gadget to find discharged phone in woods behind house, without using a computer?
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Nothing is impossible… if you can get someone else to do it! It's time for some fun. How about a treasure hunt? Using different ways to gather a group of individuals, have sets of fresh eyes spread-...

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Gadget to find discharged phone in woods behind house, without using a computer?
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Bible Proverb Hack: Seek and you shall Find The standard gadget to retrieve a phone with little or no charge in a wilderness is… a metal detector. If nothing else, a less-than-smart metal detector ...

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How can I improvise a refrigerator drawer handle?
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Any furniture drawer pull that fits can be fastened to the front of the bin. You could even try to match ones already used for your kitchen drawers. Here is a cup-shaped one with three screw fasteners,...

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What is the best way to clean shoelaces?
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The easier something is to do, the more likely you'll do it. If it's quick, so much the better. Treat the laces as you would other easily damaged (delicate) garments. Put them in a mesh bag to reduce ...

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How can I close rice bag?
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Introducing the Divide and Conquer HACK: When you buy in bulk quantities, redistribute some of each different food stock into a smaller container for frequent use that is easy to handle and closes ...

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Solutions or suggestions for removing label from metal can?
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If the can is empty, fill the empty can carefully with boiling water and wait a few moments. The hot water will melt the glue efficiently. Continue with the first three instructions provided by ...

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Prevent pen or pencil moving from vertical to horizontal in my trouser pocket
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Slip a pocket clip onto your pen and clip it to the side of your pocket. If you don't want a clip on your pen, put the clip on a tube, clip the tube to your pocket, and keep the pen in the tube. They'...

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How to make LED's diffuse like a fake window
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Talking Dirty (Optical Engineers do this in small groups at OSA1 conventions in foreign cities): Evenly diffuse irradiance patterns made from discrete (separate) points of illumination such as LEDs ...

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What long lasting elastic binder can I use to instead of rubber bands?
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Ultimate "Rubber" Band Hack: You're looking to acquire Graphene™ infused elastic bands which are made by and available from the world's largest rubber band manufacturer, Alliance Rubber Co., ...

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