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This Is What The End Of The Tape Measure Is Actually Used For!

Had to go check out my tape measure after watching this lol

I learned about tape measures and carpentry doing mission projects in Jr high and high school. My dad didn’t do the whole you’re a girl so you don’t have to do manual labor stuff. He taught me how to work on cars too. Just in case.

Take a look at the short video below and I guarantee you will be shocked and surprised at what it tells you!

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Cool Ways To Use Rubbing Alcohol For Health And Beauty

This inexpensive must-have first aid item can be found in any pharmacy. While great for disinfecting minor scrapes and killing germs, isopropyl rubbing alcohol has many wonderful “off label” uses in the health and beauty world!
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Kill Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are disgusting little brown insects that love to live on the blood of humans and animals. Get rid of that yucky infestation with rubbing alcohol! Pest Central recommends putting rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle and dousing the mattress, box spring and headboard liberally. The alcohol will kill the critters on contact! However, once the alcohol has dried, it is no longer effective. So multiple treatments will be required to kill all the eggs. Make sure not to sleep in the bed until the alcohol has fully dried, and use a new sheet every day.

DIY Ice Cold Gel Pack

Rubbing alcohol won’t turn into a solid mass if you stick it in your freezer, because it just doesn’t get cold enough in there. Why is this important? Because you can make a moldable gel pack that will easily fit around a sprained arm or ankle. To make the gel pack, mix one cup of rubbing alcohol and two cups of water in a Ziploc bag. Remove as much air as possible. It should only take an hour in the freezer to form a gel-like slush.

Nail Polish Remover

Most nail polish remover contains a harsh chemical solvent called acetone. Not only can it be drying to your nail bed, but according to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database, acetone presents with moderate concerns for neurotoxicity and is an irritant for skin, eyes and lungs. Try using rubbing alcohol as an alternative. It will take a few more rounds with the cotton ball for the polish to come off, but you won’t be exposed to as many harmful chemicals.

Zap Head Lice

Forget lice shampoos or other expensive remedies. Rubbing alcohol costs pennies per treatment, and you probably already have some in your medicine cabinet! Put rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle with a few drops of lavender essential oil. Spray the scalp and hair liberally with rubbing alcohol, and make sure to do it outside or in a well-ventilated area. As you comb out the hair, you’ll see adult lice fall out dead! But the treatment doesn’t stop there. The Wisconsin Division Of Public Health recommends dipping used nit combs into rubbing alcohol for at least an hour to ensure any stray lice stay dead.

No More Razor Bumps

Every time you shave your legs, your skin can become irritated and slightly inflamed. Plus, let’s not forget about those pesky razor bumps that appear soon after! According toLivestrong, razor bumps occur when the hairs on your legs curl back in towards your skin after they become irritated from shaving. That kind of defeats the purpose of trying to get smooth, silky skin! To prevent this from happening, dab rubbing alcohol on your legs to help relieve some of the irritation and inflammation.

Ear Wax Remover

That yellowish green goop that builds up in your ears can be quite an annoyance. However, you should nix the Q-tips! Per David Wolfe, Q-tips are not the most effective or safest way to clean your ears. They can be harmful to your ear drum and push wax deeper into your ear canal. Instead, turn your attention to rubbing alcohol as a natural ear wax remedy. All you need to do is mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar in a bowl, dip a cotton ball into the liquid and squeeze a few drops into your ear. The wax will start to dissolve naturally without further intervention.

Acne Skin Treatment

Benzoyl peroxide is the most commonly used over-the-counter acne treatment ingredient, but rubbing alcohol comes in a close second! Livestrong notes that rubbing alcohol can clear up acne-causing bacteria on your skin. Prolonged use may cause irritation, so only dab it on as a spot treatment until the acne flareup subsides.

Eliminate Cold Sores

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, and can manifest itself anywhere on the body, though they are usually found on the lips. Cold sores aren’t harmful, but they can be unsightly and uncomfortable. While there is no cure for herpes simplex, you can dry the blisters so they disappear off of your lips! The University of Michigan recommends that you apply 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol to the cold sore when it first appears, as this will immediately start to dry it out. You can dab alcohol on it several times a day until it disappears.

Deodorant In A Pinch

Have you ever run out the front door in a hurry, and forgot to put on your deodorant? Rubbing alcohol can work great as a short term deodorant in a pinch. Since it’s found in many first aid kits, it shouldn’t be hard to find one at your workplace. It’s not something you’ll want to use every day since it can be a bit of an irritant with long term use, but it definitely kills the odor-causing bacteria under your armpits.

Watch as Sara shows you how to use rubbing alcohol to make an easy DIY hand sanitizer.

Strange But Effective New Uses

While you may have only thought of rubbing alcohol as a first aid item, these alternative uses reveal how to use it in several different and useful ways. It’s a great alternative for taking off nail polish or killing various bugs and germs. So go to your medicine cabinet and try one of these cool ways to use rubbing alcohol for health or beauty!

Canned Dough Campfire Tricks

Making a delicious campfire dinner or dessert with limited supplies can be quite the test, but it doesn’t have to be. By bringing along canned dough, you’re simplifying your camping kitchen and cutting down on bringing flour and other ingredients. If you’re a foodie and your summer requires lots of outdoor adventures, we’ve got the best canned dough campfire tricks for you to try on your next trip.

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Campfire Tarts
These delicious campfire tarts are a great post-dinner treat to enjoy around the campfire. They’re easy to make with dough and can incorporate your favorite fruit. Fashion the canned dough over a circular roasting stick, then place over the fire. Once it’s done, fill each tart with fruit and whipped cream.

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Biscuits in a Bag
For a hearty camping breakfast, you can cook eggs, bacon and biscuit all in a paper bag. To make this sans-pots breakfast, toss bacon, two uncooked biscuits and an egg in the paper bag. Fold the top of the bag and place it over a fire to cook. You’ll know it’s done cooking when the grease from the bacon runs up the side of the bag.

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Campfire Cinnamon Roll-ups
For an eat-off-the-stick dessert, give these cinnamon roll-ups a try! Wrap a wooden skewer (or a stick!) with crescent rolls, then add cinnamon and sugar. Roast over the fire until done, then drizzle with glaze for a delectable treat.
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Dutch Oven Pizza
We’re not sure anything could taste better than pizza, especially on a camping trip! This Dutch oven pizza stands out because it uses canned pizza dough, which makes the prepping process so much easier. Follow these steps to make the perfect Dutch oven pizza.
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Campfire Pigs in a Blanket
Forget plain old hot dogs when you can have pigs in a blanket dogs! Wrap a crescent roll around a hot dog, then insert a skewer and cook over a campfire. It’s a simple and tasty way to bump up the average hot dog.
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Dutch Oven Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Summer camping goes remarkably well with any type of cobbler, especially strawberry rhubarb cobbler! Simplify your camping cobbler by using pre-made canned dough for the crust. The biscuits will turn golden brown in this recipe, which uses a Dutch oven to produce a bubbly and flavorful cobbler.
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Orange Peel Rolls
If you love the taste – and smell – of oranges in the morning, this could be your new camping go-to breakfast. Use a pre-made cinnamon roll dough and insert one roll into an empty orange half. Place the orange peel rolls on a baking dish and place it over the campfire. As the rolls cook, the orange peel will give off a delicious scent. Don’t forget the icing!
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Camping Doughnuts
For this easy camping doughnut recipe, poke a hole in the center of a canned biscuit. Place in a camping skillet and fry over the campfire. When they’re done, dust them liberally with sugar and cinnamon. It’s a great way to make fresh doughnuts – without the fuss!
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Campfire Pizza Log
This campfire pizza log is a real crowd-pleaser, especially since it cooks in about 15 minutes over a fire. You can also make the pizza log in advance and freeze it until you need it on your trip. You’ll need a canned pizza dough, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and any other topping you prefer on your pizza. Just make sure you’re able to roll it all together!
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Gourmet Away From Home
With pre-made dough, you’re able to do so much more when you’re enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re going with a savory or sweet treat, it’s is a real game-changer for simplifying in the kitchen. With all the time saved from using canned dough, you’re now able to enjoy more time doing the things you love while camping.

If You Have Any Of These Candles Throw Them Out ASAP, Here‘s The Reason Why!

I wasn’t surprised when I found out the candle industry generates more than $2 billion in sales every year.

However, a new study revealed that the cost of using scented candles to keep your house smelling delightful could be much higher than just the price tag on those expensive name brand candles.

Turns out, those beloved scented candles of yours could be releasing cancer-causing agents — and the reason why is dangerously mind-blowing.

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A professor at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science partnered with the BBC Two series “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” to measure levels of “volatile organic chemicals” making their way through six houses for five days.

Researchers asked each resident to write down any scented candles, cleaning products and air fresheners they used and how often, and then tested the air in each home. When they analyzed the results, a disturbing conclusion was made.

The chemical they found the most of was limonene, a substance used to give products that iconic citrus smell. The homes that used the most scented candles and cleaning products also had the highest levels of the potentially dangerous chemical.

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Although limonene itself isn’t particularly dangerous, it becomes life-threatening when it’s released into the air and creates formaldehyde when it reacts with the ozone. Yes, the same formaldehyde used in embalming.

This is especially concerning due to the National Cancer Institute’s claim that formaldehyde is associated with several types of cancers.

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Thankfully, researchers say you can control the amount of limonene in the air by using less scented products and choosing fragrance-free cleaning agents instead.

For those of you interested in creating your own scented candles that are SAFE, watch this genius DIY video:

I Never Thought That Toothpaste Could Do All This Around The House!

In fact, the toothpaste serves as one of the best stain and dirt removers, due to the its ability to dry quickly when exposed to air. It also absorbs moisture very quickly.

The best thing about toothpaste is that it is non-toxic or poisonous and it still makes things spotless.

Once you read the article and learn more about its uses, you will definitely include it in your favorite cleaning supplies.

Tarnished Silver
Toothpaste is an excellent solution for your dirty and stained silverware and jewelry. Rub some of it on your tarnished silver, scrub the surface for a bit and your silver will look like new again.

Car Lights
Apply some toothpaste to a wet sponge and the dirt will disappear almost on its own.

Piano Keys
Refresh your old piano keys with some toothpaste in a matter of minutes. They’ll become whiter instantly.

Cleaning the Shoes
Use toothpaste to clean the plastic parts of your shoes. Apply some toothpaste on a sponge and clean your sneakers. They will become as good as new.

Foggy Swimming Goggles
Clean the goggles with toothpaste, it will create a razor-thin film which will prevent them from fogging up.

Water Spots on the Table
Remove the stains from cups and glasses on your table with toothpaste.

Ink Stains on the Clothes
Remove the ink stain from your favorite shirt with some toothpaste. You just need to apply a little bit of toothpaste directly on the stain. Leave it for 24 hours and then wash the shirt.

Stains from Hair Dye
If your towels are covered with hair dye stains use some toothpaste to remove them completely.

Mosquito Bites
Insect bites can be quite unpleasant. Just apply some toothpaste on the bite area and the itching and redness will disappear soon.

Pimples
Apply toothpaste on the pimple and it will disappear soon.

Dirty Phone Screen
Clean your smartphone with some toothpaste and it will look brand new again.

Ballerina pumps
Toothpaste will clean your favorite ballerina pumps and will also make them smell fresh.

Rug Stains
Remove the stains from the carpet with toothpaste. Apply some toothpaste on the stain and rub it with a sponge. The stain will be gone instantly.

Nail Polish
If you are out of nail polish remover you can use some toothpaste instead. It’ll remove your nail polish and make your hands smell fresh at the same time.

Dirty Hands
Washing your hands with toothpaste may sound silly but give it a try and you’ll see.

Stinky Thermos
After some time, your thermos may start to smell unpleasantly. Add some hot water and toothpaste in the thermos. Close it and shake it well. You will clean it and disinfect it as well.

CDs
CDs that no longer work can be cleaned with toothpaste. Just a smidgeon and they are spotless and will play without skipping again.

If you find this article useful, don’t forget to share it, so that others can benefit from the powers of this always-there household product! Thanks.

20 marvellous inventions for humanity

Sometimes, the most unusual ideas can produce some of the best solutions to everyday problems. With each passing day, there are creative people out there who come up with new designs which make our lives that little bit easier.
Here are 20 marvellous inventions which are simply superb in their simplicity and ability to solve those annoying little problems we all come up against.

This collection of containers for spices and cooking oil

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The corkscrew pineapple cutter

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The ’jelly’ cloth for cleaning hard-to-reach places

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The USB stick which tells you how much free space you have on it

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The two-bladed pizza knife

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The slippers with LEDs

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The bike which is also a stroller

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The jig-saw dining tray

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The drinking cup which gathers any spills

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The flower pot which never falls over

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The public bench which is always dry

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The phone charger powered by your drink

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The hair brush you can clean real quick

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The batteries which can be charged via a USB port

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The bedside table with a dining tray

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The candle which can be used again and again

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The boiling pod

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The keyboard for your smartphone

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Storage boxes with timers

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The chopping board with built-in scales

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This Family Took The Same Photo For 25 Years & The Result Will Surprise You!

Zed Nelson is one of the most amazing photographers in the world. He has worked in some of the most desolate regions of the world, but he has also captured what life is in developed nations.

He has won the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award in the United States, the Visa d’Or in France, and he nabbed the first prize in both the 2010 International Photography Awards and the 2010 Pictures of the Year International Competition. Some of his works are also kept in the permanent collection of the wondrous Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Now that you know how brilliant he is, it is time for you to see one of his most emotional works. It has a simple concept: Take a photo of the same family in the same style every year for 25 years.

Check it out below!

1991
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The first photo shows the couple’s wonderful baby who was positioned comfortably in a crib.

1991 With Mom and Dad Too..
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This photo was taken in the same year and shows the happy couple with their child.

1992
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By this point, the boy has already grown enough for it to stand while being supported.

1993
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In 1993, the kid seemed to be having so much fun. The father was also quite expressive.

1994
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In this year, both the mother and the father were smiling nicely while the kid was looking somewhere else.

1995
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In 1995, the kid was starting to have more hair and a rather smug yet adorable look.

1996
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This photo is quite lovely as the three of them are closer than before and they are all laughing.

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20 Practical Uses for Coca Cola! Proof That Coke Does Not Belong In the Human Body

Coca Cola reacts as an acidic cleaner. It contains enough acid to wear away the tooth enamel, making the teeth more susceptible to decay.

Some tests on the acidity level of coke showed that it has pH of 2.5. Just to compare, the pH of pure water is 7, and that of battery acid is 1.

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1. It can remove grease stains from fabric and clothing.
2. It can remove rust, by using a fabric or sponge soaked in Coke, or even an aluminum foil. You can use this method to loosen rusty bolts as well.
3. It can remove blood stains from fabric and clothing.
4. It can clean oil stains from garage floors. First, allow the stain to soak, and then hose off.
5. It kills snails and slugs, due to the contained acids.
6. It can clean burnt pans. Pour coke in the burnt pan, and let it soak. After that, just rinse.
7. It can descale a kettle. Do the same thing as with burnt pans.
8. It can clean car battery terminals. Pour each one with a bit of Coke .
9. It can clean engines. This method is widely used by Coke distributors .
10. Polish pennies by soaking them  in Coke.

11. It can clean tile grout, by letting it stay for a few minutes on the kitchen floor and then wiping it up.
12. It can dissolve a tooth. If you put a tooth in a sealed container filled with Coke and leave it for a longer time, it will dissolve.
13. It can help remove gum from hair. Just dip it in a small amount of Coke and let it stay for a couple of minutes, and it will wipe off.
14. It can clean stains from vitreous china.
15. It can remove rust stains from pool. Just pour 2 liters of the soda in the pool, and let it stay for a while.
16. It can fade or remove dye from hair.
17. It can clean marker stains from carpet. Just pour some Coke, scrub it and wash with soapy water.
18. It can clean toilets. Just pour around the toilet bowl, let it stay for a while, and then flush clean.
19. It can polish Chrome with the help of aluminum foil.
20. It can remove paint from metal furniture. Put a towel dipped in Coke on the paint surface.

With all of these cleaning uses of Coke, you can just imagine what it does to your stomach lining and your whole body. Feel free to replace all conventional household cleansing products with this popular soda.

I’ve Never Seen A Watermelon Sliced Like This. But Now It’s The Only Way I’ll Do It!

With summer closing in, watermelon season is almost upon us. But one of the most annoying things about the delicious fruit is cutting it so the best pieces aren’t wasted.

Far too often when you slice a watermelon and try to scoop out the insides, a lot of it simply goes uneaten.

If you’re tired of wasting watermelon, there’s an easy way to serve it that will solve the problem forever.

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Next time you buy a watermelon, start by slicing it in half down the middle – so you have two half of a sphere.

Then cut one half of the melon into long slivers, After that, spin the cutting board 90 degrees and cut it into a grid.

Doing this creates little watermelon pieces that you and your family can pick up and eat no problem.

Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions on cutting a watermelon.
Then SHARE this creative idea with your family and friends today!