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Food:
  • If you get a piece of eggshell in with the eggs while cracking them, use the other half of the eggshell to fish it out instead of trying to use your fingers or anything else.
  • If you want to separate the yolk from the white, take an empty clean water bottle, squeeze the bottle, place the mouth over the yolk and slowly release the bottle. The yolk will get sucked up into the bottle with minimal/no white.
  • When boiling eggs, add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to the water. Makes them really easy to peel and doesn't affect the taste.
  • If you have a room temperature bottle (and esp can) that you want to get cold fast, wrap a wet paper towel around it and put it in the freezer. It'll be ice cold pretty quickly.
  • Microwave rice from TJ's
  • Open a can of corn,put salt pepper and cheese on top, microwave or oven it (super easy lunch)
  • 2 slices of old pizza from the fridge, lay them cheese sides on top of each other and put them in a sandwich maker. Instant calzone.
  • For chulent of course.. Using only navy beans, chulent mix a big no no.
  • If you're going to freeze ground beef, put it in a gallon ziploc and squeeze/spread it flat to fill the bag. You can stack them in the freezer and it'll defrost much faster (without the outside spoiling while the inside is still frozen).
  • To easily melt a small amount of chocolate / butter, put it in a ziploc bag and put that into a mug of hot water for a few minutes. No mess! You can cut a hole in the corner to pipe chocolate too.
  • Shredded cheese lasts longer in the freezer, but will clump up, before freezing add a little bit of cornstarch (1tbs) and shake vigorously. The pieces will stay separate and it'll be easy to use.
  • To cool down baby food without blowing at it (which may add your bacteria to the food) wave your hand at it.
Travel:
  • If you want a hot meal on any plane, bring a tradition soup or oatmeal packet and use the free hot water they offer with tea. Great for traveling in general.
  • Before you go on a long flight, freeze a JJ cappuccino.  If it's frozen they let it on the plane. Once you get up from your nap on the plane there is nothing as refreshing as an iced cappuccino. It should still be freezing but not frozen.
  • When packing a suitcase, put your socks inside your shoes. It will save a little space and stop your shoes from getting crushed.
  • The aisle seat armrest usually has a little button underneath by the hinge that allows you to lift it. Makes it much easier to get in and out of your seat, especially if your tray table is open with stuff on it.
  • When we go on trips My wife packs the childrens clothing in individual ziplocs for each day of our trip. Like that she doesn't have to look for all the matching stuff.
Computers:
  • You can open links a in new tab by clicking with the scroll wheel.

    Quickly toggle between tabs.

    1) Excel and most internet browsers: Ctrl + PgUp/Dn
    2) Google Sheets: Ctrl + Shift + PgUpDn
    3) chrome: control-tab / control-shift-tab
alternatively ctrl+number tab from left
   
  • Widows+V will open up your clipboard with all recent stuff copied.
Every day/Home:
  • If you are drilling into a wall, open an envelope and tape the flap to the wall under where you are drilling and it catches all the plaster/dust that comes out. Makes cleanup after a small drilling a breeze
  • Open glass jars with rubber gloves, Or a rubber band around the lid.
  • When you first open a bottle of soda or seltzer or pop, begin by slowly turning the cap one-quarter turn and wait about 10 seconds, watching for the small bubbles to slow down, and listening as the sssst of escaping gas gets quieter.  Then turn another 1/4 turn, and wait another 10 seconds till it quiets down.
  • If you get chewing gum on your clothes, put the clothes in the freezer for a bit, it will be much easier to remove the gum afterwards.
Stores:

  • Check out at the pharmacy in the grocery store when the regular lines are long.
Perscriptions:

  • GoodRX.com, even for meds that are covered. My insurance can have a $15 copay, but coupon from GoodRX gets me the medication for $7. When insurance doesn't cover the medication, it's a fraction of the cost. I've seen discounts of 90%
Holidays:
  • After Yom Tov, especially Pesach, make a spreadsheet. What on the menu went over well with guests and kids. What did you run short on and need to have more next time around. What did you way overbuy on. That way there is no need to reinvent the wheel next year.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #1000 on: July 09, 2021, 12:42:18 PM »
Trying to create a meme but it's not as funny as you would like it to be? Stop, drop and roll.
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #1001 on: July 09, 2021, 06:05:05 PM »
This is legal and a Brooklyn life hack.

When going to the verizano bridge from 3rd Ave.

Cars are always backed up to turn in the dedicated lane for the entrance of the ramp. It appears that there is. I reason not to go past that ramp and make a right after the light there are no signs not allowing that. Saves lots of waiting time.

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« Reply #1002 on: July 10, 2021, 10:58:08 PM »
Life hack #1: Move out of Brooklyn.

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Life hack #1: Move out of Brooklyn.
Where is the Lakewood traffic and what not thread :P

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« Reply #1004 on: July 11, 2021, 01:26:43 AM »
Where is the Lakewood traffic and what not thread :P
That's Lifehack #2.

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« Reply #1006 on: September 12, 2021, 04:57:42 PM »
https://lifehacker.com/use-an-acorn-cap-to-whistle-for-help-if-you-get-lost-in-513207313/amp

 i figured this out on my own, but pretty neat whistle, try it guy's.
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Do they make this stuff up on their own or do they go to school for this?
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« Reply #1010 on: October 17, 2021, 09:43:09 PM »
If you want a Random Post (text) to get noticed, open paint, choose a random color for the background, copy the text, and choose a different random color for the text.
Then you can post it in The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread


Small people talk about other people.
Average people talk about things
BIG PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IDEAS.

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« Reply #1011 on: October 17, 2021, 11:52:04 PM »
You know, When you have a hard time opening a seltzer/soda bottle and you pass it around the table till someone manages to open it. Instead, I use a nut cracker or a pliers, opens like a charm. Ask alor about doing this on Shabbos.

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« Reply #1012 on: October 17, 2021, 11:56:57 PM »
You know, When you have a hard time opening a seltzer/soda bottle and you pass it around the table till someone manages to open it. Instead, I use a nut cracker or a pliers, opens like a charm. Ask alor about doing this on Shabbos.
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« Reply #1013 on: October 18, 2021, 12:25:21 AM »






There's also a good way to have a reply noticed

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Re: Like Hack!
« Reply #1015 on: October 18, 2021, 10:28:21 AM »
Ma zeh??
free program that comes with virtually every windows computer

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« Reply #1016 on: October 29, 2021, 11:19:13 AM »
I know I may sound like a narcissist (which I probably am!) but one of the greatest hacks is my "Master Thread of Just Shmooze Threads", which is stickied to the top of the Just Shmooze board.

I used to have to scroll through pages of topics until I was able to find the old thread I was looking for. Now, most of the commonly used threads are right in the wiki of the aforementioned thread, and I use it all the time.

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« Reply #1017 on: November 09, 2021, 09:42:05 AM »
Whoever posted here (can't find it now) the hack for screenshots - using the Windows-Shift-S keys - thank you! I started using it, and it's great! I also love the editing pane that you can open after taking the screenshot.
Stopped to work by me, :(

anyone else?


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Stopped to work by me, :(

anyone else?
-1. Works just fine.

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