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How to Soothe a Sunburn With…Milk?

If you spent a bit too much time in the sun, and now have the pink cheeks and shoulders as a souvenir, use this trick to help soothe that sunburn. Mix whole milk and water in a bowl.  Soak a washcloth in the milk/water mixture and apply the cloth to your burn for 10 minutes at a time. The fat […]

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How to Shop the Grocery Store When Hungry

Studies show that you spend more when you browse the grocery store aisles with a growling stomach. But sometimes a you can’t avoid doing your weekly shopping when hungry. To avoid blowing your entire paycheck on convenience foods you don’t really need, use this trick. Once you get to the store make a beeline to the free sample stations. Test […]

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An Easy Way to Hang Small Items

If you’re attempting to hang something small like a surge protector or a small picture frame on your wall. Use this trick from American Woodworker to make sure you drill in the right spot. Simply photo copy the back of the piece you are hanging, and tape it to the wall where you want to hang it. That way you’ll get […]

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Smart Website: Can I Stream.It?

Next time you’re settling in for family movie night, with a specific blockbuster in mind, pull up this Can I Stream.It? to help you find out where you can watch the movie online. Simply type in the title you’re looking for, and the site will tell you where you can watch it streaming online, where you can rent a digital […]

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An Easy Way to Organize Small Toys

If one of the biggest mysteries in your house is “The Case of the Missing Barbie Shoe” consider this tip to prevent future inquisitions. Repurpose a plastic organizer with multiple compartments to keep all those small pieces organized and easy to see. There’s no guarantee that the occasional pink plastic pump won’t go missing, but you can significantly cut down […]

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Watermelon Pops! (Plus, a Boozy Option)

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a juicy slice of watermelon? Make it easier to eat by adding a popsicle stick to the rind and storing them in the fridge or freezer before serving. For a decidedly grown-up twist, “marinate” the watermelons slices in tequila, and dip in coarse salt for a twist on the classic margarita! […]

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Should You Skip Breakfast or Eat Something Unhealthy?

You’ve skipped breakfast as you’re rushing out the door to make it to an early meeting. Once there, do you abstain from the tray of pastries and hold out to lunch or should you eat something so your stomach doesn’t grumble through the meeting? Surprisingly enough, the healthier option is to reach for the doughnut. If you haven’t eaten in more […]

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Finally a Simple (Beautiful) Weather App: WTHR

If you don’t need all the bells and whistles that come with the apps from national weather services and TV stations, try this sleek looking app called WTHR. Just like its name the app is pared down, but it still conveys all the essentials. So you don’t have to spend time tapping through screens to get the information you want. […]

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Smart Product: Bathtub Drying Rack

Check out this smart, space-saving drying rack from Leifheit. Not only will it keep your unmentionables hidden away in the tub while drying, but it’s perfect for items that have to be hand washed, and might still be dripping once you’ve hung them on the rack. (To get more water out of your hand-washed clothes before you hang them, try spinning […]

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The Easiest Way to Pit a Cherry

We’ve taught you how to core a strawberry with a straw, so this trick to pit a cherry without a specialized gadget from Food 52 is right up our alley. Simply place a cherry over the opening of a bottle (you can use a clean soda bottle if you don’t have a small one that fits), and use a chopstick to […]

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