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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 #680 on: August 27, 2020, 04:01:54 PM »
I know you’re not serious but your credit goes a lot further than your cash.
even worse, criminal activity...

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« Reply #681 on: August 27, 2020, 08:22:30 PM »
Want a topic to stick out from the list of threads?
Like the first post of the thread, and it will show "Unlike" in a black discernable box:)
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« Reply #682 on: August 28, 2020, 03:56:10 PM »
You can make your own Goo Gone by mixing oil and baking soda to make a paste
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« Reply #683 on: August 28, 2020, 04:47:23 PM »
You can make your own Goo Gone by mixing oil and baking soda to make a paste
Aren't you stuck with oiliness afterwards?

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« Reply #684 on: August 28, 2020, 04:51:06 PM »
Aren't you stuck with oiliness afterwards?
Life Hack #2: you can wash that off with soap
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« Reply #685 on: August 29, 2020, 08:41:36 PM »
Aren't you stuck with oiliness afterwards?
Life Hack #2: you can wash that off with soap

Life hack 2a: hand sanitizer makes Goo Gone gone.
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« Reply #686 on: August 29, 2020, 09:21:34 PM »
Life hack 2a: hand sanitizer makes Goo Gone gone.
Next up: how to make your own hand sanitizer!
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« Reply #687 on: August 29, 2020, 09:57:23 PM »
Aren't you stuck with oiliness afterwards?
GooGone is also very oily to the touch
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« Reply #688 on: August 30, 2020, 08:31:47 PM »
Have hiccups?
Have someone scare the living daylights out of you.
The hiccups will be gone.

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« Reply #689 on: August 30, 2020, 09:36:43 PM »
Have hiccups?
Have someone scare the living daylights out of you.
The hiccups will be gone.

HT: Mr J.
Reminds me of this lateral puzzle:
A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says ‘Thank you’ and walks out.
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« Reply #690 on: August 30, 2020, 09:38:08 PM »
Reminds me of this lateral puzzle:
A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says ‘Thank you’ and walks out.
That was the source of the hack :)

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« Reply #691 on: August 30, 2020, 09:44:41 PM »
That was the source of the hack :)
Aha. I never personally tested out this whole jumpscare thing. However what I used to do was concentrate and try to think of when the next hiccup will come. It stopped after one or two more hiccups with if I recall correctly a 100% success rate.
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« Reply #692 on: August 30, 2020, 09:48:22 PM »
Another random thing that I recall. If you want a few seconds of relief from a stuffed nose when you have a cold. Run up a flight of stairs. Worked every time by me. Lasts for roughly 10 seconds

ETA: I did ask 2 other people to test this out as well. They didn't seem to experience a full clearing although they both did say that it felt slightly better. So YMMV
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« Reply #693 on: August 30, 2020, 10:29:44 PM »
When discussing cures for hiccups, and in deference of @Dan , it would only be respectful for us to mention Calvin and Hobbes (whose creator lives near Cleveland and Dan once... YES, WE KNOW!)

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« Reply #694 on: August 30, 2020, 10:35:35 PM »
Hiccups are easy. Just keep "force swallowing" more and more air until they stop.
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« Reply #695 on: August 30, 2020, 11:07:42 PM »
Hiccups are easy. Just keep "force swallowing" more and more air until they stop.
+1
Or hold your breath as they come (while holding air in your mouth)
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« Reply #696 on: August 31, 2020, 12:11:19 AM »
Or take 1 deep breath and using that air complete 12 tiny complete gulps of water.

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« Reply #697 on: August 31, 2020, 10:43:39 AM »
When encountering a deal with no kosher stores nearby
Life hack: if there's no kosher pizza places around you, just look for store selling the cheapest cans of soda, and enjoy your free drinks!
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« Reply #698 on: August 31, 2020, 12:46:00 PM »
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