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  • The next time you eat a giant hamburger, don't do it like this. The bottoms get soggy and

  • fall apart. Instead, try turning your sandwich upside down. The tops are nearly twice as

  • thick as the bottoms, and a lot more durable. So be smart, and eat your hamburgers upside

  • down.

  • Have you ever noticed that when you put a straw in a can of soda, it doesn't want to

  • stay? Try bending the tab of the can over the hole and slide your straw down through

  • the tab. No more floating straws, because now, it's held in place.

  • Grab yourself a mango and try this little trick. Carefully cut off the two sides of

  • the fruit, and hold one piece in your hand. You can gently cut a few lines vertically,

  • and a few more across, until the pattern resembles a checkerboard. Now take it with both hands

  • and gently push from the back. You'll see bite sized pieces pop right up.

  • You can use a spoon to scrape them into a bowl, or just eat them right off

  • the peel. It's fast, easy, and they won't get stuck in your teeth.

  • If you've got ants and you're looking for a natural form of pest control, try measuring

  • out a cup of popcorn kernels. Put them in a blender, on high speed for about 30 seconds,

  • and you'll end up with a batch of fresh, homemade cornmeal. Just make a few piles around the

  • ant trails and within a few days, your ant problems will, literally disappear.

  • The next time you're at a party and someone has bags of chips laying around, impress your

  • friends by making them into custom snack bowls. You can fold the top edge inside the bag first,

  • then begin rolling the bottom corners, up into the base of the bag, pushing the chips

  • up as you go. You'll end up with a custom snack bowl, with chips overflowing.

  • It's the season for fruit flies, so before they take over your kitchen, slice a few pieces

  • of banana and mix them with some of your leftover mango peels. Find yourself a couple of small

  • containers, and add the fruit. Now just stretch a piece of plastic wrap over the top, and

  • use something like the tip of a chopstick to poke a small hole in the center that's

  • just bigger than the fly. Now you can set it and forget it. Within a few minutes, the

  • flies will be checking things out, and once one goes in, you can be sure his friends will

  • follow. Within a couple of days, they'll all be having a rocking fruit party. And now you

  • can simply, take the lid of the container and press it on, sealing them inside. Now

  • you, are the lord of the flies.

  • Summer means popsicles, and popsicles mean your kids are going to get sticky fingers.

  • Grab a small paper cup, and carefully poke a hole in the bottom, about the size of a

  • popsicle stick. Now when you push a popsicle inside, you've got an instant drip catcher,

  • and no more sticky fingers. By the way, this works great with cupcake liners as well!

  • You've probably been to a BBQ where the condiments take up half the table, and the lineups for

  • using them take forever. Solve the problem with a muffin pan. This way your condiments

  • are easy to access and your lines will move along quickly. You'll also dramatically increase

  • your table space, and cut down the things to clean up afterward.

  • When you're at the beach, reduce the chances of things getting stolen by making a covert

  • container. Just take your old shampoo bottle and twist the top so that it pops right off.

  • Clean it out and cut a hole in the top that's just big enough, to stash your valuable items

  • inside. Now you can snap the top back on, and your items are perfectly concealed. Anyone

  • who sees this will just think it's a shampoo bottle, and chances are, nobody's wants to

  • steal your shampoo.

  • When you need a drink to cool down, hot water can taste disgusting. Try filling your water

  • bottles, a quarter of the way, so that when they're on their sides, the water settles just

  • below the bottle neck. Now stick your bottles in the freezer and go on with your day. When

  • the water is frozen it will make an ice block on the side the bottle, but doesn't block

  • the opening. Now when you need to cool off just take a bottle from the freezer, fill

  • it up with your favorite drink, and you've got an instant, icy cold beverage ready to

  • go.

  • Well there are a few tricks, to make your summer, a littler easier. If you liked these

  • projects, perhaps you'll like some of my others. Check them out at

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    Ashley Chen posted on 2014/07/02
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