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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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« Reply #880 on: March 15, 2021, 11:27:44 PM »

So many types of Yidden / Which school will take my kid in?

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« Reply #881 on: March 16, 2021, 09:36:32 AM »
To get a contrarian to do what you want:
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« Reply #882 on: March 18, 2021, 10:09:44 AM »
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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« Reply #884 on: March 18, 2021, 10:16:19 AM »

Someone should trademark that as "Mr. Potato's Head"
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« Reply #885 on: March 18, 2021, 10:42:41 AM »
Someone should trademark that as "Mr. Potato's Head"
Take out the gender binding term of "Mr." and you have a deal

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« Reply #886 on: March 21, 2021, 03:05:14 AM »
wanna get a good post to like ratio?
post 50% of your posts in JS where the post count doesn't go up but the likes do count

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May require adjusting based on how many likes your posts average.
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wanna get a good post to like ratio?
post 50% of your posts in JS where the post count doesn't go up but the likes do count
A real post-to-like ratio is measured by the amount of a user's total post count, not the listed one, for this reason.

There are some users that only post in JS, and they seem to have a very high post-to-like ratio. But if you open their profiles and click on the post tab, you see that their actual post count is far higher than their bio displays.

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Letís say a picture frame, a shelf or most recently for me a baby monitor camera comes with hooks at a certain spacing and you need to put screws in the wall on that spacing....

Instead of measuring it with a ruler or measuring tape which can leave a margin for error, simply take a piece of painters tape or masking tape, tape it along the back of the shelf/picture frame/baby monitor camera and poke holes in the tape where the hooks are.

Then remove the tape, and re-stick it on the wall where you want to hang it.

Now you have a perfect fool proof spacing for your screws.
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« Reply #890 on: March 21, 2021, 08:12:19 PM »

I also trace these type of stuff on a paper then tape that to the wall. For larger then paper size either tape a few pieces together or use a newspaper.
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If you want to play the tune for Dam Tzefardaiah, it's called Indians and it's song 55 on Yamaha.
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If you want to play the tune for Dam Tzefardaiah, it's called Indians and it's song 55 on Yamaha.
It's also the tune for Reuven Shimon, Nissan Iyar, and many others.
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« Reply #893 on: March 23, 2021, 12:32:01 PM »
It's also the tune for Reuven Shimon, Nissan Iyar, and many others.
one little, two little, three little candles
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« Reply #894 on: March 23, 2021, 02:38:50 PM »
one little, two little, three little candles
I grew up with "one little, two little, three little Indians...
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I grew up with "one little, two little, three little Indians...
LOL then it's not a hack
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« Reply #896 on: March 25, 2021, 09:53:41 PM »
For kashering your silver cups, tray etc. Put it in a wrap n boil and submerge in the hot water.

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« Reply #897 on: March 31, 2021, 01:15:10 AM »
When you are scrolling through threads and you see the "Help me find it" thread, check the last poster. If it's TimT, you can skip the thread because help is no longer needed.

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« Reply #898 on: April 09, 2021, 03:33:03 PM »
Apparently @Dan mistakenly shared one ;)
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« Reply #899 on: April 09, 2021, 06:44:02 PM »
That you can open mealmart cold cuts without a knife by just pulling the plastic corner.