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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
  • 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 #900 on: April 10, 2021, 10:35:04 PM »
That you can open mealmart cold cuts without a knife by just pulling the plastic corner.


Works for most brands.
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« Reply #901 on: April 10, 2021, 11:50:13 PM »
Your snack is stale? Put it in the toaster or oven for a couple of minutes and make America great again

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #903 on: May 10, 2021, 10:28:16 PM »
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
I see its working...
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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #904 on: May 10, 2021, 11:30:19 PM »

Another cool not well known feature (about Google) is:
https://www.google.com/advanced_search
I bookmarked it.  Thanks!

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« Reply #905 on: May 10, 2021, 11:40:06 PM »
I bookmarked it.  Thanks!
It's actually easily accessible on any search page.

For mobile scroll down to the bottom and hit settings > advanced search:


On desktop it's right on top:


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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #906 on: May 11, 2021, 12:27:24 AM »
Can't find it.
I only have a mike and a magnifying glass in my search bar.
no dropdown menu, settings,

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« Reply #907 on: May 11, 2021, 12:56:25 AM »
Can't find it.
I only have a mike and a magnifying glass in my search bar.
no dropdown menu, settings,
It's not in the search bar it's at the bottom of the page. After all the articles

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« Reply #908 on: May 11, 2021, 01:28:58 AM »
Can't find it.
I only have a mike and a magnifying glass in my search bar.
no dropdown menu, settings,
Are you on Google.com? Or a Chrome new tab?
Whether you think you can or you think you cannot, you're right.

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« Reply #909 on: May 11, 2021, 01:33:05 AM »
Are you on Google.com? Or a Chrome new tab?
yes!
I found it on Google.com


Thank you all!

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« Reply #910 on: May 11, 2021, 01:58:59 AM »
yes!
I found it on Google.com


Thank you all!
Your welcome.
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« Reply #912 on: May 11, 2021, 02:56:59 PM »
why is this so major?
Someone mentioned major? :o

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #914 on: May 12, 2021, 02:44:30 AM »

Cool, but that's only if you take a bigger cover.
Don't try to be someone else , be who you are because everyone else is taken.

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« Reply #915 on: May 12, 2021, 12:12:56 PM »
Cool, but that's only if you take a bigger cover.
..and are fine with it being easier to spill / make a mess everywhere.

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #916 on: May 12, 2021, 10:00:13 PM »
Cool, but that's only if you take a bigger cover.

Is this like @Freddie 's Starbucks method?

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Re: Life Hacks, Post Your Favorites!
« Reply #917 on: May 12, 2021, 10:05:28 PM »


 
Cross posting....
Awesome PBC mod/addition

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« Reply #918 on: May 12, 2021, 11:19:54 PM »

 
Cross posting....
Awesome PBC mod/addition
Can you explain what's this?
Don't try to be someone else , be who you are because everyone else is taken.

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« Reply #919 on: May 13, 2021, 12:26:53 AM »
Can you explain what's this?
I followed it to it's source.   https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=43018.msg2445241#msg2445241

It's a meat smoker.