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The next time you eat a giant hamburger, don't do it like this. The bottoms get soggy and

fall apart. Instead, try turning your sandwich upside down. The tops are nearly twice as

thick as the bottoms, and a lot more durable. So be smart, and eat your hamburgers upside


Have you ever noticed that when you put a straw in a can of soda, it doesn't want to

stay? Try bending the tab of the can over the hole and slide your straw down through

the tab. No more floating straws, because now, it's held in place.

Grab yourself a mango and try this little trick. Carefully cut off the two sides of

the fruit, and hold one piece in your hand. You can gently cut a few lines vertically,

and a few more across, until the pattern resembles a checkerboard. Now take it with both hands

and gently push from the back. You'll see bite sized pieces pop right up.

You can use a spoon to scrape them into a bowl, or just eat them right off

the peel. It's fast, easy, and they won't get stuck in your teeth.

If you've got ants and you're looking for a natural form of pest control, try measuring

out a cup of popcorn kernels. Put them in a blender, on high speed for about 30 seconds,

and you'll end up with a batch of fresh, homemade cornmeal. Just make a few piles around the

ant trails and within a few days, your ant problems will, literally disappear.

The next time you're at a party and someone has bags of chips laying around, impress your

friends by making them into custom snack bowls. You can fold the top edge inside the bag first,

then begin rolling the bottom corners, up into the base of the bag, pushing the chips

up as you go. You'll end up with a custom snack bowl, with chips overflowing.

It's the season for fruit flies, so before they take over your kitchen, slice a few pieces

of banana and mix them with some of your leftover mango peels. Find yourself a couple of small

containers, and add the fruit. Now just stretch a piece of plastic wrap over the top, and

use something like the tip of a chopstick to poke a small hole in the center that's

just bigger than the fly. Now you can set it and forget it. Within a few minutes, the

flies will be checking things out, and once one goes in, you can be sure his friends will

follow. Within a couple of days, they'll all be having a rocking fruit party. And now you

can simply, take the lid of the container and press it on, sealing them inside. Now

you, are the lord of the flies.

Summer means popsicles, and popsicles mean your kids are going to get sticky fingers.

Grab a small paper cup, and carefully poke a hole in the bottom, about the size of a

popsicle stick. Now when you push a popsicle inside, you've got an instant drip catcher,

and no more sticky fingers. By the way, this works great with cupcake liners as well!

You've probably been to a BBQ where the condiments take up half the table, and the lineups for

using them take forever. Solve the problem with a muffin pan. This way your condiments

are easy to access and your lines will move along quickly. You'll also dramatically increase

your table space, and cut down the things to clean up afterward.

When you're at the beach, reduce the chances of things getting stolen by making a covert

container. Just take your old shampoo bottle and twist the top so that it pops right off.

Clean it out and cut a hole in the top that's just big enough, to stash your valuable items

inside. Now you can snap the top back on, and your items are perfectly concealed. Anyone

who sees this will just think it's a shampoo bottle, and chances are, nobody's wants to

steal your shampoo.

When you need a drink to cool down, hot water can taste disgusting. Try filling your water

bottles, a quarter of the way, so that when their on their sides, the water settles just

below the bottle neck. Now stick your bottles in the freezer and go on with your day. When

the water is frozen it will make an ice block on the side the bottle, but doesn't block

the opening. Now when you need to cool off just take a bottle from the freezer, fill

it up with your favorite drink, and you've got an instant, icy cold beverage ready to


Well there are a few tricks, to make your summer, a littler easier. If you liked these

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