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lifehacker posted on Oct 8th, 2012
Posted on Oct 8th, 2012 0 3261
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Make Your Own Ice Packs from Cheap Sponges

Ice packs are a great way to keep your lunch cool, but they're a bit expensive if you're in the habit of losing them. Over on cooking blog My Kitchen Escapades they show a cheap, reusable, and easy wa...
Posted on Sep 20th, 2012 0 2777
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How to Give Negative Feedback (Without Sounding Like a Jerk)

Getting honest, useful feedback is an important part of any project or career. Of course, positive feedback is awesome because it motivates you to keep up the good work. Negative feedback can be painf...
Posted on Sep 19th, 2012 0 2382
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Use Sugar to Soothe the Burn from Spicy Peppers

It's common knowledge to use milk to relieve that burning sensation you get when you've eaten (or handled) hot peppers, but if you don't have milk handy, try sucking on a little sugar. It soothes the ...
Posted on Sep 17th, 2012 0 3719
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Use Toothpaste To Polish Silver

Next time you need to clean silver cutlery or jewelry, reach for toothpaste instead of expensive silver polish.Snapguide user Shayne shares this simple technique for cleaning old silver. All you need ...
Posted on Sep 17th, 2012 0 2519
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This DIY Hooked Toothbrush Makes Sure You Never Forget to Br...

Alan HenryWhether you brush your teeth in the shower or just want to hang your toothbrush where you won't forget it (or forget to brush), this easy trick to add a hook to the back of your toothbrush i...
Posted on Sep 15th, 2012 0 4180
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What Happens to Our Brains During Exercise (and Why it Makes...

Most of us are aware of what happens to the body when we exercise. We build more muscle or more stamina. We feel how daily activities like climbing stairs becomes easier if we exercise regularly. When...
Posted on Sep 15th, 2012 0 3177
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Get a Single Tic Tac Out of the Box, Every Time

Ever gone to grab a Tic Tac from the box and had the contents dump all in your hand? It's not the worst thing in the world, but it is annoying. As food blog Food Beast points out, the Tic Tac box itse...
Posted on Sep 6th, 2012 0 4351
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Simple English Wikipedia Makes Complex Subjects Easily Under...

Wikipedia can be a great way to learn about unfamiliar subjects, but its articles can be difficult to understand. If you need a more basic approach to a subject, Simple English Wikipedia has you cover...
Posted on Aug 30th, 2012 0 2492
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Science Explains Why We Overeat (and How to Stop It)

Alan HenryOvereating is a huge problem, even for healthy people, but the solution is more complicated than just putting the fork down.Your willpower is limited, and the mechanisms that make us overeat...
Posted on Aug 22nd, 2012 0 2542
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Spot Liars by Paying Attention to Their Reaction Within the ...

Picking out a lie from someone who's good at lying is tough, and science points to all types of clues to help us detect lies. However, as Forbes points out, the most important clues often come within ...
Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 0 3204
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Create Double Clothes Hangers with Beverage Can Tabs

Do you prefer to keep your outfits together in your closet using double hangers? Instead of buying a double hanger use a soda or beer can tab to connect two standard hangers.This tip comes from househ...
Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 0 3413
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Turn a Plastic Jug Into a Scoop

This tip offers a simple way to cut a scoop out of your standard half-gallon milk or juice jug. The image above is a compilation that credits a Spanish-language Facebook account, but a Google image se...
Posted on Jul 31st, 2012 0 2405

If You Don’t Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will

Saying "yes" when we should be saying "no" can seem like a small thing in the moment. But over time, such compromises can create a life of regrets. Greg McKeown explains how he learned the importance ...
Posted on Jul 30th, 2012 0 3272
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DIY Toilet Paper Tube Organizer Is Ugly, but It’s a Helluva ...

If you are a tech head, you've probably amassed quite a collection of miscellaneous cables that you aren't currently using, but might need later on. Keep them organized and tangle-free with a few toil...
Posted on Jul 23rd, 2012 0 2591
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Stuff a Folded Straw in Your Coffee Lid to Keep it From Spil...

Ever grabbed a cup of coffee on your way to work, placed it in your cup holder, taken a sharp turn, and ended up with a giant coffee mess all over your leg? It stinks, but Redditor helloreiko's tip to...
Posted on Jul 23rd, 2012 0 2741
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Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning

The speed with which information hurtles towards us is unavoidable, and it's getting worse. But trying to catch up is counterproductive. Strategic advisor Peter Bregman explains how two simple lists c...
Posted on Jul 16th, 2012 0 2504
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Provide Unlimited Water for Your Cats by Removing Your Toile...

Cats are generally known to be lower maintenance pets than dogs. As long as they have food, water, and an empty litter box you can leave them alone for a few days while out of town. If you're going to...
Posted on Jul 9th, 2012 0 2249
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Control Impulses By Limiting Your Capacity

Whether it's a wallet full of cash or a plate full or food, it's often tempting to consume or use everything that is readily available, rather than only what you need.Trent Hamm at The Simple Dollar c...
Posted on Jul 9th, 2012 0 2350
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Keep Your Life Focused by Making Right vs. Right Decisions

Many choices we have to make, both in our lives and in our careers, don't necessarily have a right and wrong choice. When both routes are appealing, don't fall into the trap of trying to pursue both.P...
Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012 0 3354
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Open a Beer Bottle with a Newspaper

We love strange methods of opening beer bottles. Lifehacker has covered methods using Mac power adapters, countertops, BIC lighters, your forearm, another beer bottleand now we add to that list a humb...