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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 #860 on: February 10, 2021, 01:15:54 PM »
Apparently, an iPhone can be used to scan documents.
Notes > Add new note > Camera icon > Scan documents
there are many apps for this as well

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« Reply #861 on: February 10, 2021, 02:11:04 PM »
Metal credit cards make for great Shtender-Extenders™
If the lip of your shtender isn't high enough to hold up another sefer, stick a metal CC between the 1st sefer and the shtender.
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« Reply #862 on: February 10, 2021, 02:12:23 PM »
Metal credit cards make for great Shtender-Extenders™
If the lip of your shtender isn't high enough to hold up another sefer, stick a metal CC between the 1st sefer and the shtender.
and u get to show off your metal credit cards

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« Reply #863 on: February 10, 2021, 02:13:38 PM »
and u get to show off your metal credit cards
Of course ;D
And you can even do it after you downgrade for the second AF.
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« Reply #864 on: February 16, 2021, 04:17:17 PM »
(I have not researched these statements.)






From up here on my high horse, it's pretty easy to see that I'm right.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #865 on: February 18, 2021, 11:26:38 PM »
Sure! Follow instructions from the wiki here and replace the code with the following:
Code: [Select]
javascript:void%20function(){document.querySelector(%22video%22).playbackRate=parseFloat(prompt(%22Set%20the%20playback%20rate%22))}();
It's not limited to YouTube, try it on Twitter Vimeo etc..
is there a way to tweak the code that it set the speed, to 2x for example, without the step in-between.

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« Reply #866 on: February 18, 2021, 11:29:00 PM »
is there a way to tweak the code that it set the speed, to 2x for example, without the step in-between.
Sure
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javascript:void function(){document.querySelector("video").playbackRate=2}();
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« Reply #867 on: February 19, 2021, 08:40:19 AM »
For thin layers of ice from freezing rain don't use rock salt. Instead, use kosher salt. It spreads much more evenly and gives traction right away after you spread it. Often cheaper too.
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« Reply #868 on: February 19, 2021, 10:10:14 AM »
For thin layers of ice from freezing rain don't use rock salt. Instead, use kosher salt. It spreads much more evenly and gives traction right away after you spread it. Often cheaper too.

Do they sell kosher salt in 50 lb bags?

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« Reply #869 on: February 19, 2021, 10:11:43 AM »
Do they sell kosher salt in 50 lb bags?
They probably do, but you can also buy a case.
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« Reply #870 on: February 19, 2021, 10:14:02 AM »
there are many apps for this as well

But it’s built into the iPhone and is seamless, I use this all the time. I just don’t get why it’s in Notes and not in the camera.

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« Reply #871 on: February 19, 2021, 10:16:10 AM »
They probably do, but you can also buy a case.
3lb box is much easier to carry and pour from
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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« Reply #872 on: February 19, 2021, 10:48:40 AM »
3lb box is much easier to carry and pour from
yup. I meant a case of 3 lb boxes.
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« Reply #873 on: February 19, 2021, 05:12:50 PM »
Apparently, an iPhone can be used to scan documents.
Notes > Add new note > Camera icon > Scan documents
Google photos has this feature as well
120 characters? Hmm, I wonder what I could write with 64 characters. Boy, it's gonna be hard to use up 15 characters. W-

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« Reply #874 on: February 20, 2021, 07:00:32 PM »
yup. I meant a case of 3 lb boxes.
exactly
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« Reply #875 on: March 12, 2021, 01:27:19 PM »
Cool hack
If your not sure if your PMs are working
Post in the “US mint coins for sale” thread

Looking to buy set of 4 for $7000
PM me

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« Reply #876 on: March 12, 2021, 01:30:20 PM »
Cool hack
If your not sure if your PMs are working
Post in the “US mint coins for sale” thread

Looking to buy set of 4 for $7000
PM me
Is a cool hack better than a hot hack?
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« Reply #877 on: March 15, 2021, 12:40:59 AM »
Cool hack
If your not sure if your PMs are working
Post in the “US mint coins for sale” thread

Looking to buy set of 4 for $7000
PM me

Not much of a hack, since it’ll ensure your PM inbox would overflow and thus break.

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« Reply #878 on: March 15, 2021, 02:19:17 PM »
off brand Rice Krispies can be a good and cheap alternative for gluten free croutons (for salad, soup...)

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« Reply #879 on: March 15, 2021, 03:14:03 PM »
plastic negel vasser cups looking grungy?  Throw them into any (nearly) full load of laundry, and it will come out looking like new!   This also works for other smallish plastic items.