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edgarthesafetyelephant
Apr 4
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Somebody at work once suggested I make sure the pillow is butted up against my shoulder when I go to sleep (I’m a side sleeper, btw) after I came to work with an incredibly stiff neck. It worked for me. I never realized I would sometimes leave my neck unsupported when I’d sleep. With no support and the muscles slack, Read more

May 26 2019
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I’ve found WizTree to be faster and easier to navigate than WinDirStat. The developer says that instead of scanning the contents of the drive, WizTree creates the map from the Master File Table. On drives larger than 1 TB, the difference is very noticable. I also found navigating the results easier with WizTree, it Read more

Oct 4 2018
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I used to do the same before switching to Lastpass. Taking the algorithmic approach is easy to implement and easy to remember. I’d take something like the first letter of the site name, then the number that letter appears in the alphabet, capitalize all vowels, add -ex after all consonants, and a smiley to the end. So Read more

Jul 19 2018
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This is the stupidest fucking story I’ve read in.... oh wait, Jenny McCarthy is involved? That makes sense. It’s still the stupidest fucking story I’ve read this year. Read more

Jul 10 2018
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My favorite Coke hack is to push the metal bottle cap into a bar of soap. It makes a little pedestal that keeps the soap from resting directly on the soap dish. That keeps your soap dish cleaner, longer and your soap doesn’t get waterlogged and mushy.
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Jul 10 2018
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If you want to impress your guests, you call it polenta. If you’re in the south, you call it grits. At the end of the day, it’s just cornmeal mush. It’s just another starch for when you want an alternative to potatoes, rice or pasta and easier and faster to cook. 4 parts liquid to 1 part cornmeal, heat to a boil and Read more

Jun 25 2018
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Yeah, the chimichurri (the little bowl of sauce that is served along with most cuts of meat) is often a risky proposition. It’s mixed up in big batches and stored for long periods of time in often unsafe conditions. Many restaurants will recycle leftover sauce used by other diners too, so... double dipping yukness Read more

Feb 2 2018
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You mean that test that was given by the same doctor who did his physical exam and reported that Trump weighs 239 lbs.?

Feb 1 2018
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I hate young people and I hate tourists. I skipped my way through the video and didn’t manage to make it to the end.

Jan 30 2018
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I drop a small amount of curry powder, jerk seasoning or hot sauce onto the butter as it melts. The heat and the fat pull out a lot more flavor than just sprinkling over the popcorn and a little goes a long way... say 1/8 teaspoon flavors a half cup of unpopped kernels.

Jan 30 2018
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It’s summer here south of the equator and I use my microwave to cook and prep food 90% of the time just to keep from heating up the kitchen. Once it’s winter, the ratio pretty much flips to using my stove and oven 90% of the time for that exact same reason.