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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 #960 on: June 06, 2021, 02:29:24 PM »
Having the same issue now with a hollow door. The hinge screw holes are worn and the door is hollow so toothpicks donít work. Should I try toggle bolts (they seem too big?...), wood filler (would it just fall into the hollow door like the toothpicks), anchors, or something else?
I would use glue and a golf tee. Bang in the wood gold tee as much as possible then break off access. Let glue dry and pre drill screw hole with a very small drill bit
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Average people talk about things
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« Reply #961 on: June 08, 2021, 01:45:19 PM »
If you haven't already heard it from your child's medical practitioner:
To reduce a child's likelihood of developing a peanut allergy,
feed them some form of peanuts before they're a year old.
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« Reply #962 on: June 08, 2021, 01:54:08 PM »
With little kids who are too short to easily wash negel vassser at the sink every morning, fill up a cup from the sink and show them how to wash over the edge of the bathtub (or do it for them for very little kids) The bathtub is a lot closer to their height than the sink is.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #963 on: June 08, 2021, 02:11:44 PM »
If you haven't already heard it from your child's medical practitioner:
To reduce a child's likelihood of developing a peanut allergy,
feed them some form of peanuts before they're a year old.
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/study-finds-peanut-consumption-infancy-prevents-peanut-allergy
Not to be done for people with family history, those with egg allergies, skin ailments.


https://els-jbs-prod-cdn.jbs.elsevierhealth.com/pb/assets/raw/Health%20Advance/journals/ymai/AAAAI_2021_LateBreaking_Abstracts.pdf

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) can be used to desnsitize people of almost any allergy including food allergies.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #964 on: June 08, 2021, 02:19:04 PM »
With little kids who are too short to easily wash negel vassser at the sink every morning, fill up a cup from the sink and show them how to wash over the edge of the bathtub (or do it for them for very little kids) The bathtub is a lot closer to their height than the sink is.
or get a step stool from dollar tree and leave the cup at the sink. Oh wait....that wouldn't be a hack.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #965 on: June 08, 2021, 02:39:57 PM »
If you haven't already heard it from your child's medical practitioner:
To reduce a child's likelihood of developing a peanut allergy,
feed them some form of peanuts before they're a year old.
#israelibambakids

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02782-8
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« Reply #966 on: June 08, 2021, 02:44:53 PM »
#israelibambakids

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02782-8
they tried this on my cousin who ended up in anaphylactic shock.

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« Reply #967 on: June 08, 2021, 02:46:39 PM »
they tried this on my cousin who ended up in anaphylactic shock.
That's why theres something called epipens
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« Reply #968 on: June 08, 2021, 03:07:36 PM »
That's why theres something called epipens
which most people who don't have known allergies, don't carry around

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« Reply #969 on: June 08, 2021, 03:08:33 PM »
which most people who don't have known allergies, don't carry around
Which is why all resteraunts, cafes, beaches, schools, and other public places should have a few handy.
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #970 on: June 08, 2021, 03:15:42 PM »
Which is why all resteraunts, cafes, beaches, schools, and other public places should have a few handy.
ah. So let's clarify the hack.
If you haven't already heard it from your child's medical practitioner:
To reduce a child's likelihood of developing a peanut allergy, go to a resteraunt, cafe, beach, school (which don't allow peanut products anyway) feed them some form of peanuts before they're a year old.

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« Reply #971 on: June 08, 2021, 03:24:02 PM »
ah. So let's clarify the hack.
If you would have read the article you would see that in Israel such restrictions are unheard of.

What happened to you relative is unfortunate but very rare iiuc.
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #972 on: June 08, 2021, 07:30:57 PM »
Sending someone shopping?
If the store has an online shopping portal or is on instacart, fill your cart there - including replacements.
Have the person you're sending log into your account also and view your cart.
No more phone calls to clarify what to buy.

Haven't tried this but I don't see why it shouldn't work

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« Reply #973 on: June 08, 2021, 10:06:05 PM »
My wife strongly recommends this one :)

It makes a world of a difference when you have 40+ pairs of socks all the same style. One load, no folding or matching, one drawer to dump them all in, and they last longer because they don't get washed that often
 It's something I'd recommend everyone to do.

I got these 3 years ago http://www.walmart.com/ip/Men-s-ComfortBlend-Crew-Socks-6-Pack/23954212  Threw out all my socks and bought a ton of these. Still enjoying my decision now.
A big advantage of having all the same is that you don't lose a whole pair if one sock gets lost/torn

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« Reply #974 on: June 09, 2021, 10:06:22 AM »
they tried this on my cousin who ended up in anaphylactic shock.
How old was your cousin when this happened?  (ie, At what age was he/she first exposed?)

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« Reply #975 on: June 11, 2021, 03:42:46 PM »
How old was your cousin when this happened?  (ie, At what age was he/she first exposed?)
6 months. First time

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« Reply #976 on: June 13, 2021, 11:06:22 AM »
I'd recommend something like this. It's kind of stiff so hard to throw out at the end but still worth every penny.

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« Reply #977 on: June 24, 2021, 01:47:05 AM »
If you want to know if the HTís were updated yet, thereís no need to check the wiki.
Just scroll up a few posts and check how many @boro boy has  :P

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« Reply #978 on: June 24, 2021, 11:28:35 PM »
Trying to figure out if that Black (or white) Ford explore you're trying to pass, is an undercover cop or not?
Check the roof!
Civilian Explorers always come with roof racks, while police explorers Don't.

You're welcome!

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« Reply #979 on: June 24, 2021, 11:39:01 PM »
Trying to figure out if that Black (or white) Ford explore you're trying to pass, is an undercover cop or not?
Check the roof!
Civilian Explorers always come with roof racks, while police explorers Don't.

You're welcome!
Don't they also have police rims with black on the outside and chrome in the middle?