April 23, 2018

Useful tips

How to ripen a hard avocado

1. Put it in a brown paper bag and it will ripen in 3-4 days.
2. Put it in a brown paper bag with some ripe bananas or apples and it will ripen in 1-2 days
3. To ripen it immediately, wrap it in aluminum foil and bake in a pre-heated 200 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Learn how to Thread a needle. That awkward moment you realize you did it wrong your whole life.

The best way to cure a sunburn

New York City dermatologist Dr Joshua Zeichner explains why  a cold bowl of milk is your surest cure to a sunburn this summer...Pain caused by sunburn and skin inflammation needs to be treated differently from aches or stings from other causes. Cold is the key here, explains Dr Zeichner.  A cold compress both pulls heat away from the site of the burn and helps to ease painful inflammation by shrinking swollen cells. Ice water can work for a cold compress, but is not as gentle or nourishing to the skin as milk.
. 'A milk compress can help calm inflamed skin as well, as proteins in the milk coat and soothe the skin,' Dr Zeichner says. Milk contains vitamins A and D, fat, amino acids and lactic acid, as well as the proteins whey and casein.  The vitamins promote healing while lactic acid cues the skin to drop dead cells, meaning less effort - and therefore inflammation - is required from the immune system to fix them. Once your skin's temperature has fallen and no longer feels like the surface of the sun itself, you want to look that moisture and coolness in to avoid pealing and cracking. 'I advise applying a petrolatum based moisturizer to form a protective seal over the skin's surface,'

Get the PDF first says Kevin Kelly.

Owner manuals and installation guides contain far more information about a product than either the sales brochure, the online descriptions, or even Amazon reviews. The manual will have exact dimensions, all the parts, and caveats about what it can’t do. So my rule of thumb these days is to always download the product’s manual before I purchase the item. Impossible in the old pre-internet days, it’s a no-brainer today. It has saved me many times. Regrettably, not 100% of product have manuals PDFs that are findable, but the better products do.

Make a Camera 'Click' Sound to Remember Whether You Did Something

Every time I would use a curling iron, which was maybe once a month, I’d always have the exact same anxiety session about ten minutes after leaving my house. Did I unplug it?! ...Now, whenever I unplug my curling iron, I take a mental picture by making a literal camera “click” sound. Sometimes, I’ll make the little click motion with my finger, too. Like I said—dorky. Somehow, though, the ritual fuses the moment into my memory, leaving future me with zero doubt that it happened.

Add Ice Water to Burger Patties to Keep Them Moist

Chef Charlie Palmer, "I always add a bit of ice water to my burgers as it helps distribute the seasonings evenly as well as ensures that burgers stay moist and juicy."...Adding ice water helps to restore some of the moisture that is lost during the cooking process.
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