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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. My friend used a Dyson supersonic hair dryer but honestly, any hair dryer will do. Cool glasses of water or hot cops of tea–along with those […]

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. Usually, most hand-held vacuums […]

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. If you have just bought a luxurious pair of earrings from the Jacobs The Jeweller store then the last thing you will want is to be spending […]

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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DIY Drawer Dividers from Shoeboxes

DIY drawer dividers are easy to make with something you probably already have in your closet: shoeboxes. Drawer dividers help you make the most of each dresser drawer. It’s like having a bunch of little drawers in one place, giving you more room and keeping things neat and tidy. Think […]

Marshmallows for a Sore Throat

Marshmallows for a sore throat may seem like an old wives’ tale, but they work! Are you suffering from a sore throat? If you’ve been cheering for your favorite team, or flying, or out in the cold… it’s easy to end up with a sore throat. While the most sensible […]

Ripen Bananas the Easy Way

Ripen bananas for holiday baking, quickly and easily. When you buy a bunch of bananas, it’s impossible to predict if they will ripen overnight or take a week to turn yellow. And nobody wants to eat banana bread that’s been made with unripe fruit. If you’re in a hurry to […]

Stay Covered at the Gym with a Barrette

Stay covered after your shower–at the gym or at home–with the aid of a hair barrette. If you don’t have long hair, you might not know the term “jaw clip,” but you’re about to learn about its use beyond the ponytail. A jaw clip is a rounded barrette, usually made […]

Grate Away Burnt Cookie Crusts

Grate some butter for baking, or cheese for a pizza, or even crayons for your kids’ art project (sure… it’s “for the kids”). A grater comes in handy for all sorts of things in the kitchen–including burnt cookies. Whether you sliced them from a package or made them from scratch, […]

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Did She Give You a Fake Number?

Did she just give you a fake number?  You’re out with the guys, having what seems like a genuine–deep, even–conversation with someone you’d really, really like to see again. Finally, you get up the nerve to ask for her number and she gives it to you. But is it a […]

Update Your Manicure the Simple Way

Update your manicure the simplest way possible–no appointment required! When it’s been a while since your most recent mani-pedi, and you don’t have time to book an appointment, there’s an easy way to cover up the “bare” nail near your cuticles. The best part of this beauty hack? Glitter! Use nail glitter […]

Put Makeup Remover on Your Night Stand

Put makeup remover where you’ll see it just before you go to sleep: right there next to your phone, alarm clock and picture of your BFF–on your night stand. If you’re like most makeup lovers, you’ve promised yourself that you’ll always take off your makeup before you go to bed. […]

Canadian Doughnut (Hint: It’s Got Bacon)

A Canadian doughnut (or “donut” if you prefer) blends together all the goodness of sweet, savory and juicy flavors we love. Start with an old-fashioned doughnut–regular, glazed or, even better, maple glazed. Chop crisply cooked bacon into bits and cover the doughnut with the bacon. (Is your mouth watering yet?) […]

Snag the Bill (Before It Gets to the Table)

Snag the bill on your first date or a special occasion. Here’s how to do this elegantly: do it on the sly. Slip away from the table during dessert by pretending you have to take a call–or that nature is calling. The idea is to do this before the bill […]