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Remove Cherry Pits with a Lollipop Stick

Remove cherry pits before you serve a bowl of cherries and you won’t have to worry about your kids chocking on the pits–or spitting them out at their siblings. First, wash the cherries. Use a narrow-necked bottle, like a wine bottle or an old-fashioned soda bottle. If the cherry has […]

Create Font Based on Your Handwriting

Create font based on your very own handwriting. Just a few years ago, creating a font took months of work by a graphic designer. Today, you can create a font based on your own handwriting, the easy way. High tech meets low tech at a website that will walk you through the […]

DIY Nail Art with a Band-Aid

DIY nail art can be simple, fun and oh-so chic–all you need are a couple of Band-Aids. First, paint your nails with a base color. You can add a clear top-coat over the base, or over your “art” or, for a super long-lasting manicure, over both. Place the end of […]

Perfect Mascara Using a Business Card

Perfect mascara can be yours, at last. You want to coat all your lashes, from the base all the way up–but it can get messy. Try this: hold a business card at the base of your lashes. The card will absorb the extra mascara that would otherwise end up all […]

Remove Water Stains with a Hair Dryer

Remove water stains from your coffee tables, dining room table or even your piano bench (!) with the concentrated heat of your hair dryer. Cool glasses of water or hot cops of tea–along with those sippy cups full of juice that your kids love–leave a white mark on wood furniture. […]

DIY Vacuum Extension with a Paper Towel Tube

A DIY vacuum extension can come in handy when the parts that came with your vacuum just aren’t doing the trick. Let’s say you want to reach all the way under your couch or bed, or behind the t.v., without having to move the furniture around. You can make your vacuum […]

Keep Earrings Together with a Button

Keep earrings together when you travel, so you won’t have to rifle through your bag when you’re getting ready for a big event. It’s easy: just use a simple button. Insert each earring through a buttonhole and attach the back. If the earrings are “French wire” style (with no back), […]

Pack Half in Your Luggage, Half in Your Partner’s

Pack half of what you’re bringing on vacation in your luggage, and the other half in the luggage of your travel partner. And, your partner should do the same: half of his stuff in his bag, half in yours. That way, if one bag gets lost or delayed, it won’t […]

Keep Ice Cream Soft and Ready to Eat

Keep ice cream soft and ready for the whole family to enjoy with one simple trick: a freezer bag. No one likes to wait for ice cream to soften–especially kids! When you bring your favorite frozen confection home from the store, put it in a Ziploc bag before you put it […]

Keep Basil Fresh the Simple Way

Keep basil fresh for up to a week with a simple cup of water. This method is similar to keeping a bouquet of cut flowers fresh. First, trim the stems of the basil with a sharp knife. Then, place the bunch into a glass of water. Cover with a plastic […]

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Curl Lashes with Heat from Your Blow Dryer

Curl lashes the easy way… the way that really makes a difference in your beauty routine and, most important, how you look when you leave the house each morning. Do you have a lash curler handy? You may have tried it and found that the curl just doesn’t stay put. […]

DIY Lip Scrub that’s Simple to Make

DIY lip scrub is so easy to make that once you make it yourself, you won’t need to spend $12 to $30 for store-bought lip scrub (unless you want to!). Lip scrubs came on the scene a few years ago, right around the time that long-lasting lip color became a beauty […]

Stop Fido from Licking His Wounds

Stop Fido from licking his wounds! If your precious dog (or cat) has a superficial wound, you can ease the pain and prevent him from licking with menthol rub like Vicks. Licking can irritate the wound and lead to infection. First, gently clean and flush the wound with warm water. […]

Crunchy Taco Shells Are Easy to Make

Crunchy taco shells are so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t made them before. Here’s an easy way to make hot, delicious and crunchy taco shells at home. Start with flour tortillas. Drape each one over a few rungs of your oven rack and bake at 350 for […]

Use Baby Powder to Thicken Your Lashes

Use baby powder on your eyelashes to create thick, voluminous lashes. Of course you can use a lash primer to achieve the look you’re after, but the less expensive and much easier way is probably already in your bathroom cupboard: baby powder. Here’s what to do: first, apply a coat […]

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DIY Fabric Softener (Great for People with Allergies!)

DIY fabric softener, made with one ingredient that you probably already have in your cupboard, is a great alternative to store-bought softener. The store-bought brands can be tough on people with allergies. Make your own and save some money while you’re at it! Simply pour 1/4 cup to a 1/2 cup (depending […]

Freeze Water Balloons for Your Cooler

Freeze water balloons before your next outdoor adventure. Fill them up with water (of course) and place them in the freezer overnight. They’ll make round “ice cubes” that fit neatly in between drinks, sandwiches, and anything else you want to place in your cooler. You can even line the bottom […]

Bacon Weave Replaces Bread

The bacon weave is the most delicious way to enjoy a sandwich, and it fits perfectly into a Paleo, Primal or otherwise protein-forward diet. To add a little spice, protein or tastiness to the next sandwich you make, start with a few pieces of bacon. You can weave them into a square […]

Chill a Beverage Quickly & Easily

Chill a beverage quickly with this hack. When friends show up unannounced, or when you’re simply in the mood for a nice, chilled beverage, you probably don’t want to wait. In fact, there are really no good times to wait for a chilled drink, and you shouldn’t have to. Beer, […]

Egg Muffins Are Simple and Nutritious

These egg muffins are so easy to make that they qualify for “hack” status. This recipe will save time when you make a dozen at once, then enjoy one or two for breakfast each morning all week long. Chop and mix your favorite vegetables (or the ones you need to […]