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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 #800 on: November 18, 2020, 06:35:35 AM »
Save the plastic lids that come with Pringles and the like to reuse for:
  • covering cans of food that are not finished
  • a "plate" on which to put away half an onion/tomato
  • a cover for cups in the Sukkah
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« Reply #801 on: November 18, 2020, 10:03:11 AM »
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this stopped working for me. is it dead or I have to change a setting?
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« Reply #802 on: November 18, 2020, 10:32:21 AM »
this stopped working for me. is it dead or I have to change a setting?
still works for me
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« Reply #803 on: November 18, 2020, 11:13:43 AM »
this stopped working for me. is it dead or I have to change a setting?
What mouse are you using?
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« Reply #804 on: November 18, 2020, 11:38:00 AM »
this stopped working for me. is it dead or I have to change a setting?
also try another browser / incognito mode. maybe you have an extension that's blocking it.
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #805 on: November 18, 2020, 11:52:30 AM »
this stopped working for me. is it dead or I have to change a setting?
I think it depends on the mouse or some setting. I have one that works and one that doesn't

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« Reply #806 on: November 18, 2020, 12:07:19 PM »
Im using Logitech M325

doesn't work in incognito or any browser
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Im using Logitech M325

doesn't work in incognito or any browser
Get the logitech settings app
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« Reply #808 on: November 26, 2020, 01:22:15 PM »
Need to clear up space in your Google account?
In addition to your Google drive Gmail can use up quite some space.
On desktop, search larger:8M to get any email bigger then 8MB or search has:attachment for all emails with attachments.
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To get a more detailed search, go to your settings > filters > create new filter, put in the criteria your looking for and hit search.



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« Reply #810 on: December 03, 2020, 07:21:45 AM »
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #812 on: December 04, 2020, 02:19:27 PM »
For a house phone, if you want your number at the top so your kids can find it easily, put a space before your name.  So, for example, the first three listings on our phone are:

" Hatzolah"
" Mommy"
" Totty"

I also have Hatzolah listed last, so if someone presses up instead of down in an emergency, Hatzolah will still come up first.  I do this by having an open parenthesis first:  "(Hatzolah"
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« Reply #813 on: December 06, 2020, 02:25:49 PM »
Ctrl+Shift+V will paste copied text as plain text (without italics, hyperlinks, etc).
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« Reply #814 on: December 06, 2020, 03:55:24 PM »
Ctrl+Shift+V will paste copied text as plain text (without italics, hyperlinks, etc).
And control-shift-space will clear formatting of the selected text (and remove any images/tables/etc)
Both work in gmail.
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #815 on: December 06, 2020, 07:14:43 PM »
Ctrl+Shift+V will paste copied text as plain text (without italics, hyperlinks, etc).
Not in MOffice (in word it will paste the formatting and Ctr + Shift + C will copy the formatting)

On a similar note:
Ctr + Shift + T reopen closed tab
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« Reply #816 on: December 06, 2020, 07:33:13 PM »
in word/outlook control-space will clear formatting
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« Reply #817 on: December 06, 2020, 11:16:48 PM »
Probably mentioned before but you can copy multiple things that save to clipboard. Click windows key + v to view and paste a copied item
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« Reply #818 on: December 07, 2020, 11:14:01 PM »
I think that might require being turned on as an option beforehand
(and isn't available in older versions of Windows).
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« Reply #819 on: December 07, 2020, 11:23:11 PM »
I think that might require being turned on as an option beforehand
False
(and isn't available in older versions of Windows).
True
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