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PunkJr, Flickr
PunkJr, Flickr
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How to Butter Your Movie Popcorn Perfectly

The last time I had movie popcorn with butter on it, it was disgusting. The person at the concession stand drenched the top of the bucket in butter, which then seeped down to the bottom and made the whole thing a soggy mess. It was so bad, we had to ask them for a fresh batch, with no butter this time. I've seen some theaters that let patrons butter their own popcorn, but I've always been afraid of messing it up just as badly as that cashier. Until now...

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ella novak, Flickr
ella novak, Flickr
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How to Cut a Bunch of Small Fruit at Once

Slicing up produce can be cumbersome, especially if we're talking small things. Luckily, I've found a way to cut a whole group of small fruits with one fell swoop!

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mg79mkiv, Flickr
mg79mkiv, Flickr
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How to Mount a Power Strip Without Drilling Any Holes

My wife and I just moved, and I'm only just now realizing how many appliances we have that need to be plugged in! We have power strips, but sometimes heavy furniture makes them so hard to get to! Well here's a little trick I'm trying as soon as I get home tonight...

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trekkyandy, Flickr
trekkyandy, Flickr
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How to Dunk Cookies in a Tall Glass That’s Half Empty

One of life's little annoyances: you're enjoying some cookies with a tall, thin glass of milk; and all of a sudden, the milk is too low, and you can't reach it with your cookie! Curses! Well, that's what utensils are for...

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How to Pack Dog Food for Your Vacation

So, you're heading up to the mountains for a few days, and you want to take the pups with you. What are you going to do about dog food? Pay way too much for a small bag in a mountain town grocery store, when you already have plenty at home? No way! Fill a cheap zip-top bag with kibble and hope it doesn't explode in the car? No thanks. Try this instead...

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Michael_Lehet, Flickr
Michael_Lehet, Flickr
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How to Soak Up Liquids at the Bottom of Your Trash Can

My wife and I moved recently; and when I went to empty the trash can for the last time before packing it, I couldn't believe how gross it had become. There was all manner of dried-up, syrupy gunk at the bottom. Yuck! I'm definitely doing something like this from now on...

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YouTube
YouTube
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How to Make Your Sliding Patio Door Close Automatically [VIDEO]

This is another one of those tricks that doesn't apply to me just yet (since I don't have a sliding patio door); but I had to share it anyway because it's just that cool!

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redjar, Flickr
redjar, Flickr
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How to Make Use of An Old Filing Cabinet

There have been at least two occasions over the past few years when we've gone through the entire station building and thrown out old furniture. and on those occasions, there have been at least two old filing cabinets sent straight to the dumpster. And all the while, somebody could have taken one home and used it like this...

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Lenny Montana, Flickr
Lenny Montana, Flickr
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How to Keep Track of Who Has Your Stuff!

My wife and I are very giving people, happy to lend our friends the occasional DVD movie or other trinket to make them happy. The problem is, it's easy to forget who has what! Few things are more embarrassing than repeatedly asking one friend to return something, when someone else had it all along. That's why I'm doing this from now on...

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cote, Flickr
cote, Flickr
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How to Fit More Into Your Microwave

It can be a hassle microwaving multiple things at the same time, Just last week, all I wanted to do was heat up two bowls of leftovers at the same time so I could dig in right away (I was starving); but nooooo! Our microwave is too small for that. At least, I thought it was...

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Jono Rotten, Flickr
Jono Rotten, Flickr
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How to Make Your Trash Can Stink Less

Don't you hate it when you walk into your house at the end of a hot day, only to be bombarded by the smell of your trash can? Obviously, if you're throwing away a lot of smelly stuff, you should probably take the trash out right away; but, if you're like me, sometimes you forget until it's too late, and that terrible smell is already invading your nostrils. Well maybe this will help...

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock
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Too Busy for the Gym? Try This 7-Minute Workout!

I've learned firsthand that getting into shape takes work. But it doesn't have to take up your whole day. Here's what I mean...

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