Incredibly tiny in size, splinters can be frustratingly difficult to remove from your skin. If large and not completely embedded, a splinter can usually be extracted using tweezers, tape, or glue, but if it's small and in there pretty good, you'll have to get more creative.
Rock-hard ice cream is the bane of my culinary existence. If I try and scoop it out with a spoon, the spoon invariably bends. If I use a traditional ice cream scooper, I end up with a torqued wrist and one or two pathetic curls of ice cream for my efforts.
When I was moving into my current apartment, I had to store some of my things in my ex-roommate's garage for over a month while I was getting settled. One of those things was my dresser. Upon moving it into my new place, I realized something was horribly, horribly wrong—none of the drawers seemed to fit quite right anymore (if they fit at all). The combination of the differences in temperature and humidity in the garage caused them to swell and change shape. Several months later, they fit bet...
Ginger root is one of the most underappreciated and versatile spices around. It's simultaneously hot, sweet, and piquant. It's also a pain in the tush to peel, thanks to its thin, fragile skin and the thick, knotty rhizome that contains all the flavor.
Mounting the tire on a car isn't too complicated, but getting a tire to bead up right can be a pain. Watch this video to learn how a little Murphy soap can make the job a lot easier and smoother.
Want a quick meal, but the jar won't open? Here are some tips: try slamming it on your kitchen counter-top upside down, but not with enough pressure to break the jar. Another option is running hot water over the lid of the jar, to loosen it up. You can wear rubber gloves to give yourself a better grip, as well. This should solve any hurdles in the way of last-minute dinner preparations.
Do you have a piece of stubborn masking tape stuck somewhere and you just can't get it off? Does it stare at you in the face, begging you to have a nervous breakdown? Ron Hazleton is here to save your day. In this video, learn how to remove old unwanted masking or duct tape from walls, wallpapered surfaces, concrete (and more) using a hair dryer to warm & soften te adhesive.
Toothpicks can be surprisingly handy when it comes to woodworking and fixing small household problems like stripped screw holes and scratched furniture. They can also be used as a quick fix for a hard-to-close door that has to be forced or slammed shut.
Did you paint over your wallpaper? Bad decision. Well if you need to remove the wallpaper you will have to spray it. Or try steaming it and then scraping. Remove stubborn wallpaper.
Shin splints are one of the most common, stubborn, and misunderstood injuries affecting athletes of every age, gender, and sport. This video features a doctor explaining what exactly a shin splint is as well as how to prevent, diagnose, and treat them properly. It turns out that shin splints are actually menial tibial stress syndrome, or MTSS. Try saying that five times fast.
This ball isn't like any you've ever seen before. It's stubborn, it's unpredictable — it's practically immovable. Gravity cannot control this magic ball.
You never know when you're going to need a knife. Whether you carry it on your person for protection or simply use it to open stubborn packaging and envelopes, pocketknives are super practical yet also very dangerous if they accidentally open up in your pants.
Tired of sniffing your health away? Are your sinuses driving you mad? Well this video will show you how to create a Master Tonic to live for. This stuff fixes cold, flu, respiratory problems, immune booster, anti allergy, anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti anything that can hurt you... MASTER TONIC...
Grey hair doesn't hold hair dye very well, within a few days it always returns back to a greyish color. If you have trouble keeping those stubborn greys covered, check out this tutorial.
If you've got a new pup, or just a stubborn dog who hates water and doesn't feel like swimming, there is a way to get them to be more friendly with water. But it takes patience, as anything with dog training. In this video you will learn some simple tips for easing your dog into the water.
If you've ever kept clothes in a wet area for a long time, you know the disgusting and stubborn smell of mildew on fabric. Watch this video to learn how to get mildew out of different types of fabric easily.
Do you dread tackling those wallpaper remodeling tasks on your home maintenance list? Many homeowners choose to let professionals deal with the removal of their old wallpaper, but this can be an expensive choice. Learn how you can remove even the most stubborn wallpaper and wallpaper accent trim with a little white vinegar, a spray bottle and a paint scraper in just 7 minutes. Find out, too, how you can make this project a fun, family challenge by involving the little ones.
Learn how to get rid of those very nasty and stubborn gum stains from your clothes and shoes using a very simple trick. Use vinegar!
This video covers some great tips on how to make your trailer hitch installation go smoothly. It will explain how to clean out the bolt holes, make sure the hitch is aligned properly, and how to get a stubborn hole to line up.
With a little muscle and a powerful cleaner, even the filthiest oven can look new. Since it's best to let the cleaner sit overnight, try to start cleaning before bed.
In this video from DivorceBusting1 we learn how to save your marriage by doing something different. Michele says you need to change your behavior to get new and positive responses from your spouse. If you can think of times your spouse is very stubborn, this is when you are doing more of the same and you need to change that. One example is a woman who experiences anger in her "more of the same" behavior. You could do more of the same, or you can do something different and be creative. Anythin...
When it comes to beauty products, we live and die by this mantra: If a second grader can't pronounce the ingredients list, then there's probably a lot of extraneous junk in there that shouldn't go on our face/body.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean a Hummel figurine. The materials required for this task are: light fluid or ammonia, warm water soft cloth and a toothbrush. Begin by mixing the fluid into some warm water and dipping the cloth into the water. With the wet cloth, apply it onto the figurines and rub it gently. If you can't remove the stubborn spot, use the toothbrush and clean in a back-and-forth or circular motion. This video will benefit those viewers who collect Hummel figu...
In this video, we learn how to clean a microwave using water and citrus. You will need 1 lemon, 4 cups of water and microwave safe bowl. On a cutting board, slice the lemon in half. Next, place the lemon halves in the microwave safe bowl and fill it with water. When you are done with this, place the bowl into the microwave and set to 5 minutes. Turn on the microwave and when it's done take the bowl and turn table out. Wipe the inside of the microwave out with a cotton towel. If you have stubb...
Do you have a stubborn sliding door? Does it stick or get off track often? Learn how to fix your sliding door problem with help from this video which teaches how to repair and adjust a sliding patio door for smooth operation.
Shiny marble floors practically scream "wealth and substance"—so if you want your marble floor to scream it too, it's time to get shining.
MAC's Cult of Cherry is the basis for the alluring eye makeup look demonstrated in this how-to video. Use MAC's bare canvas paint, tempting quad: next to nothing e/s, tempting e/s, sharp e/s, dark edge e/s, Rimmel professional brow pencil and cork e/s - for eyebrows, Anastasia eyelights in pink, stubborn brown pencil, Revlon colorstay liquid liner in black brown, model 21 false lashes, select moisture concealer in NW37, Pur Minerals foundation in med dark, msf natural in dark, Pur Minerals bl...
A twist on the classic smokey eye look, this video adds a light teal turn. Learn how by watching this tutorial.
Ever wondered how to clean those dust clad coin? It is hard to clean the coins all at a time. This how-to-do video gives an easy way to clean those stubborn clad on the coins. An old tumbler would accommodate this task. An old tumbler can be bought from eBay. The tumbler consists of two tumbling barrels connected to a small motor. The tumbling barrels are connected to a motor through a rubber belt. Fill the tumbling barrels with water and tumbling medium. Add Gravel or Pebbles from aquarium, ...
Cut out the old caulk with a utility knife. Trim along the sink where the old caulk was located. Scrape out stubborn caulk with a putty knife or a paint scraper.
Don’t panic if you spill grease on your clothes or the couch. Start tackling it instead. Learn how to get grease stains out of fabric with this how to video.
Stop bemoaning your blotchy complexion and start evening it out instead, no matter your specific skin complaint.
Your dog travels all around the house all day. Here are five places to remember to keep clean. Watch this how-to video as the Dog Channel offers five places your dog encounters that are important to clean regularly. Remember he always travels to his toys, crate and bed.
Poison Ivy and Poison Oak are a problem throughout the United States. The resin on the leaves is what bothers us, causing acute dermatitis (a bad rash). If you happen to come in contact with it, quickly wash with hot soapy water, that should at least reduce the amount of irritation. Poison Ivy has three leaves and a little bit of red where the leaf merges with the stem. There is a new product made especially for eradicating Poison Ivy and tough brush. To use this product, spray the leaves tho...
Find a good work area where you can sit down and be comfortable. A kitchen table works perfectly for this. Be sure to cover the surface of your table with a plastic garbage bags and a thick layer of newspaper to soak up spills and prevent damage to your table's surface. Get all your supplies ready at hand. You don't want to be hunting for them mid nail removal. Have them all spread out in front of you on the table. Using a pair of nail clippers, cut the acrylic nails down as short as possible...
Skulls. What spooky Halloween décor or staging of Hamlet is complete without a skull or two popping up? For ghoulish special effect and/or setting a dramatic scene, skulls are absolutely integral. Well, with some artistry, hardware supplies, and a good dose of patience, you can create your own inexpensive prop skulls for use however you please.
Switching your favorite facial cleanser isn't an easy choice. Since everyone's skin type can range from dry, to oily, to some complicated combination of both... well, let's just say that the conventional wisdom is to stick to what you know works.
One of the best ways to free up space on your iPhone is to use iCloud storage, and one of the best uses for iCloud is music. If you're using iCloud for music, you can choose which songs and albums to upload, and then you can download them to your device later for offline use if need be.
This video will show you how to remove a stubborn,stripped,damaged or rusty bolt using a set of alligator Vise Grip pliers. Usually this will do the trick and get a bolt with a stripped head out for you.
This video will show you how to use WD-40 penetrating oil to fix a stubborn or stuck door knob, by spraying some WD-40 into the keyhole. This will help to loosen it up for you.