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Tag: Things Your Grandmother Should Have Taught You

October 14, 2013

Dry your nails: Stick them in a bowl of ice water, and you’ll have instantly dry nails. Remove red wine stains: Apply shaving cream; let it rest for a few minutes. Study! Firstly, before you sit down to do work, always know what you’re going to do. For each course, make a detailed list of […]

September 30, 2013

Messy keyboards: You could try mushing Blu Tack down there, but sometimes old Blu Tack makes everything worse (that’s some life advice right for free kids!). Instead, grab a Post-it note and use the sticky end to clean out the grime between your keys. Boiling eggs: Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the boiling […]

September 23, 2013

Toast: After you’ve taken the slices from the toaster, balance them on their ends with the top edges touching for a li’l while to avoid the awkward condensation that builds up under the toast. Pills: Tilting your head back when you swallow pills can cause your trachea to open and oesophagus to close; tilt your […]

September 16, 2013

If your holiday was anything like mine, you might be wishing you had a hangover cure around about now.* Caffeine: Don’t overdo the coffee. Your body is dehydrated, which caffeine will just exacerbate (although it is sometimes necessary). Caffeinated soft drinks help a bit more; they’re cold, sweet, and bubbly. For a bit of the […]

September 9, 2013

Peeling garlic: Get a clove of garlic, place it flat-side down (so the outer, curved side of the clove is facing upwards). Place the flat side of a large knife on top of the clove, then hit the knife with the heel of your hand. The skin should fall right off. Improve your complexion: Rub […]

August 19, 2013

Cheesy supermarket bread: Best hangover food. But also stale/mushy/generally unsatisfying after a few bites. Brush with a little bit of oil and put in the oven for 15 mins. Crunchy and greasy! Eyeliner 4 pros: You can scrimp on technique if you go smokey eye. Just smudge the eyeliner up with your finger and add […]

August 12, 2013

Reheating pizza: Unless you like your pizza plasticky with a hint of cardboard, reheat in the oven, not the microwave. Microwaving overheats the cheese, making it bubble up into a solidified mess, and hardens the crust. Baking in the oven for 10/15 minutes (~140 ºC) should do it; depends on how melted you like your […]

August 5, 2013

Cheese on toast 4 pros: Put your oven on grill, 100 ºC, and while it’s warming up chuck some bread in. Once the oven heats up, take out the bread, turn it to the untoasted side, slather it in sweet chilli sauce (adding Tabasco sauce is optional but brilliant) and cheese, and chuck it back […]

July 29, 2013

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