Useful Tips

I found a list of over 30 useful tips about “what are common activities people do wrong every day but don’t know it” on quora.com at this link:
http://www.quora.com/Tips-and-Hacks-for-Everyday-Life/What-are-common-activities-people-do-wrong-every-day-but-dont-know-it

They don’t have anything to do with web design, or social media, or programming, but I’m going to share some of them anyway in this blog because of the user experience that I had when going to view them on quora, (so I guess this is somewhat website related).

At quora.com they want you to log in to view their content, and that annoys me. I’d love to share these, but don’t want to force people to sign in to a website with google or facebook in order to read them. When a website wants to extract my facebook or google login so that I can read its content, I get suspicious. I just don’t like it, no matter its marketing value.

That is the reason why I’m lifting some of my favorites to put in a blog post, to share without solicitation or extraction of login data.. because just the other day I was trying to get seeds out of a pomegranate, and just this morning I actually tried to fold fitted sheets to no avail. So these video tips really struck a chord with me. If you want to see the full list, and I’m sure it has been added to since I’ve read it, please use the link above. In the meantime, these were my favorites.

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Food Related

Because I love to cook : )

EGGS

How to crack an egg:
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How to scramble an egg:
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How to boil an egg, and shell it (this is pretty amazing):
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OTHER FOOD TIPS

How to peel a banana (who knew!); I’ve been doing it wrong for years!
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How to get seeds out of pomegranate:
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How to peel a potato:
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How to boil water:
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How to reheat leftover pizza:
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HOW TO EAT SOME FOODS

How to eat chicken wings:
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How to eat a cupcake, like a gentleman:
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How to eat a lobster (I found this one on my own; the chicken wings made me think of it.)
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Non Food Topics

How to throw a football:
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How to take your shirt off, (though I’m not sure how this method would work with a different figure):
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I’m leaving out the over 5 minute video on how to properly pop a pimple because I couldn’t bring myself to watch it, so you’ll need to go to the quora link for that one.

How to coil chords:
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How to position your car’s side mirrors:
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How to tie a tie:
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How to beat box:
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For the Eco Conscious

How to resharpen reusable razor blades:
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How to dry your hands (using only 1 paper towel):
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For those of us who lack (some) domestic skills

These last three are like magic to me. My fitted sheets are wadded up on my linen shelf from my attempts to organize them this morning; I am going to have to re-watch the video below and put things right. And who else among us has tried shoving a duvet in to its cover? am I the only one?

How to put on your duvet cover:
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How to fold a fitted sheet:
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How to fold a t-shirt:
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HereĀ  ends the selection of useful videos that I lifted from the quora.com article – that I felt obliged to re-create for you because of their website trying to force me to log in to view them. I didn’t want to subject all of you to the same user experience. There is a way around it, but maybe you wouldn’t have seen it and would have given them your facebook or google login, and I just don’t trust that. Even better, because I posted them in my own article, I was able to re-organize them, add new ones and make my own comments.

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