Self defense hacks,tips & tricks


Good morning readers,

Recently,my friends participated in a self defense class & I wanted to share with some tips & hacks so that all of us can be safe!

With a little bit of intelligence & self defense techniques,we can all defend ourselves from every types of dangers

NOTE: Self defense is only used to defend oneself from attackers etc.It is not used to seek revenge & attack friends or people around.

1.Get out of a zip tie

Zip ties are one of the most common restraint tools used by kidnappers, since they’re much cheaper than handcuffs. Using just your own body and some determination, you can force your way out of them.

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2.Stop someone from targeting you in an elevator by stopping at every floor.

Let’s say you’re entering your apartment building or leaving the office late at night and an unfamiliar person follows you onto the elevator. Press all of the floor buttons. No one will dare to attack you if the door is opening constantly.

3.If someone tries to to rob or attack you in your home, head for the kitchen.

Only you, the person who lives there, knows where you keep the knives, breakable plates, and spices that could potentially be turned into harmful weapons. If all else fails, just start screaming and throwing utensils and pans to create noise to alert neighbors.

4.If someone tries to attack you,do not stand still

Even if you’re not an athlete or trained in self-defense, you have the capabilities to fight someone off. Inexperienced fighters are prone to standing still, so remember to utilize all available body parts, like your knees, elbows, and legs.

 

5. Store your valuables in a maxi pad wrapper.

This one sounds crazy but it’s quite useful if you live in an area where there are lots of thieves,attack etc . Haha,no worries these are clean

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6.Let your hair down and one hand free of bags etc 

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Unfortunately, ponytails and braids can make an easy route for someone to grab you from behind. If you’re able, put your hair down until you arrive at your destination.

7.What to Do if you Ever Get Kidnapped

If your hands are tied together and you have tape over your mouth, lick the tape until it falls off

Further safety preventions tips are discussed below.Sorry for making you read all that xD

Other tips that may come in handy 

  • Answer the door :

Typically, we’ve been told, “If you’re home alone and someone knocks, don’t answer – they’ll go away.” Recent events, though, are showing that more and more, burglars are doing home invasions assuming that if no one answers, it’s safe to go in.Experts says that we should  answer with a call for who it is, and let them know you’re on the phone or won’t be answering the door or other ways to let the person know you aren’t going to be opening the door. Never actually answer the door even for a service person you are expecting until you’ve been able to confirm that they are actually who they say they are.And if you are home alone,it’s best to close windows & doors but keep the house well lit to give the impression that there is someone in the house reducing the chances of someone breaking into the house.But still,this is not a 100 % guarantee tip ,always be careful & never invite a predator in

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  • Keep your room neat so you will notice disturbed or missing items quickly upon return.

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  • You return to your car and it has a flat tire. Back away. Return to wherever you came from (restaurant, store, etc) and call for help. Once assistance arrives, approach your car. If someone comes up to you (even if they are a woman) and wants to offer help, politely say, “No thank you.”

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  • When traveling, do not walk with your map in your hand. It is a dead giveaway that you are a tourist. Therefore, you are an easy target.When asking for directions and someone offers to show you the way by having you follow them, do not go. Just ask for them to point you in the right direction. Often, predators just want to get you to a place less crowded where your screams can’t be heard.

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  • Always pour your own drink at a party and bring it with you everywhere…even to the bathroom. This will make it a lot harder for someone to drug you via you drink.

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  • Don’t check-in  Facebook when you arrive somewhere. Instead, check in as you leave. This way no one will be able to digitally stalk you and know your every move or when you’re not home. Along the same lines, avoid tweeting or Facebooking from vacation, especially if your account is public, as it’s a way of letting the world know that your home is unoccupied.Your house should appear occupied at all times. Use timers to switch lights and radios on and off when you’re not at home.

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  •  You should have defensive tools all over your home, even in the bathroom. Even when you are in the shower, you should not be in a vulnerable position. People outside your home can hear when the water is running constantly and can enter your home by force when they suspect you are in the shower. Have a defensive tool in the bathroom, and lock the door if you are alone. This will give you a few more seconds to get soap out of your eyes and plan something. If you have defensive tools all over your home, then your chance of survival, even if caught by surprise, is much higher

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  •  Smash A Window right Away and Scream if an attacker invades your house  . Nothing gets a lot of attention like breaking glass and screams. The invaders just might flee right away when that happens and some neighbors might catch the invaders. Their intention was to get in and get out without drawing any attention from other neighbors. The window can be easily fixed, and your throat can be cooled with a cool drink afterwards

  • If you lose your keys, change the locks immediately.

  • Instead of keeping a spare key in a mailbox, under the doormat, or on a nail behind the garage, wrap the key in foil — or put it in a 35mm film can — and bury it where you can easily find it if you need it.

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  • Do not list your full name on your mailbox or your entry in the telephone book. Use only your initial and your last name

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These are just suggestions,it depends on the person or the situation & those tips may not always work but if such situation arises,please remain calm and think and try to find a way out. Don’t panic & react intelligently to the situation. Your safety lies in your own hands !  Do share this article & comment your tips, &save a life!

Bullying


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“I just want the bullying to stop. That is all I ever wanted. I used to love going to school. Now I hate it.”
(9-year-old Verity Ward quoted in the Sunday Telegraph)

No one deserves to be bullied or feel unsafe and alone.All of us have experienced cruel behavior, either as a participant, victim or witness.Bullying is: The activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person, physically or mentally. Insulting someone & bullying is such a terrible thing to do.The reason why I’m writing this article( a more personal one unlike my other tips hacks DIY articles),is because I  feel that bullying has completely seeped in all our institutions  and this weapon of words has really affect so many teenagers & people all around the world.

Hearing what the world has to say:

Quoting anonymous stories :

  •  I dreaded waking up in the morning and joining reality. I would never want to get out of bed in the morning. I was bullied day and night, online and in person, verbally and mentally. It felt like it was me against the world because I thought there was no one on my side. After a really bad day, Ii would lose my will to live. To fight another day in that hell called my life. I took a razor to arm and cut. Watching in fascination as blood ran down my arms, on my hand, to my fingers and drip off their tips. At first I tried to hide my scars. But then I didn’t. No one noticed. Because no one cared..  i remember every insult that came out of their mouths. I wish those words were gone. Erased from my brain
  • I’ve been bullied non-stop . . I was raped . People found out, and called me a whore because of that. All my best friends turned their back on me. . I walked through the halls getting shoved.”. My Facebook was a new target.
  • A seventh grader from Hardy, just voted Queen for her upcoming Fall Festival committed suicide after she was teased at school, and later on received bullying messages on her MySpace page.
  • A 15-year-old sophomore from Baltimore, took her own life on Easter Sunday after months of cyberbullying.

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To everyone who has been bullied: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Discard all negativity & don’t let these negative vibes affect you. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.[ER]

It is said that “Only the best are bullied.” 

“Bullying consists of the least competent most aggressive employee projecting their incompetence on to the least aggressive most competent employee and winning.”

If you are constantly being bullied,talk to someone who you think can help you or seek further help as soon as possible

. If you are reading this please note that everyone is special & beautiful,we have all been created for a purpose.  Say NO to bullying

|Believe in yourself|
I have no need to conform to the stereotypes others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See, and See the World You Choose.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
– Oprah Winfrey

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
– Norman Vincent Peale

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
– Michelle Obama

When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper; They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.-Chris C

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.-Winston Churchill

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.-Tim Field

Live, Laugh, and Learn, But don’t Hate, Bully and Kill.Why there is such a thing called bullying? Why do some people want to take way other people happiness? We should forget our differences and focus on what we have in common,we all want to be happy.

I am sick and tired of all the meanness and drama that goes on at school and at home on the internet. People have reasons for the way they act but that doesn’t mean you have to taunt them and bring them down. You may think your cool when you bully but how will you feel when you see on the local news that the kid your mean to and bully commits suicide because of you. Words hurt, stop bullying.

I wish people could accept others for what they are , not for what they aren’t.  We all have flaws in the end, so think before you speak, maybe you can save a life! –

I know what happens to people who get bullied, they end up thinking they really are no good! It doesn’t matter that they work so hard they fall asleep at their desks, it’s still never enough! They get timid and jumpy and make wrong decisions, and that means more bullying because, you see, the bully is never going to stop, whatever they do. The person being bullied will do anything to make it stop, but it never will!

Spread happiness around you not hate & rumors.Live & let people live.Hate in your heart might consume you too.Treat others the way you want to be treated :)

Some People don’t realize that the rumors they spread might eat them someday and  one day others will treat them the same way.Why do people bully others? Putting someone down won’t bring you up.You can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else. I really don’t know what to say but this has to stop.Let’s fight this! Let’s end this!

If you have ever bullied someone,please think about it & freeing your heart from all the hate,imagine how you would feel if you were bullied.

Let’s all take a step back & try to think of a situation where we bullied someone intentionally or accidentally.We all did it at some point but it’s time to analyse the impact that our actions & words can have on people. We can eradicate this problem & so many lives will be saved! Be good,do good! We rise by lifting others too. Living is not a competition,there is enough place for all us to shine. Bullying is not a solution. Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle. Bullying leads to darkness destroying one self & others. The world need all of us to be a better place.

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 YOU ARE NOT ALONE !

Let’s fight this problem together :)

#BecauseWeAreWorthIt

Don’t let other people crush your beautiful& unique self

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Stay strong :D

I invite you all to speak, and share your bullying stories in the comments below :)

Things You Should Not Do Right Before Going To Bed


Things You Should Not Do Right Before Going To Bed
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Most people complain that they have difficulty in sleeping at night.Most of us  however  do not realise that our small habits are responsible for it to a great extent

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Things to avoid before going to sleep : 

  • Exercise :Exercise is a very important part of our life and for a healthy body but  there is a time to exercise your body. Any type of physical work before  going to bed increases the body temperature and makes it difficult for us to fall asleep.
  • Watch TV or surf internet:Most of us watch TV or read our emails on our laptop before going to bed.  Studies have shown that going face to face with screens before going to bed reduces the ability to sleep. The glowing lights coming from the screens of TV and laptop decreases the production of the hormone responsible for making you fall asleep.
  •  Too many fluids :alcoholic beverages, caffeine  fluids like coffee and energy drinks make it difficult to sleep well at night. Even too much water should not be consumed right before you go to sleep. If you drink too much water or any other drink before going to bed, you are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night for washroom breaks.
  • . Over eat :Over eating before going to bed with a full belly stimulates the brain waves which can result in bad dreams at night.And the more unhealthy the food, the more disturbing the dreams. And heavy and spicy meals just before going to the bed can cause digestive discomfort. It can cause indigestion/acidity making it hard for you to sleep. Spicy or heavy meals also increase your body’s temperature and interferes with the action of sleep-inducing hormones.
  •  Take a hot bath :Taking a warm shower before bed can actually induce sleep however taking bath with hot water as some people do raises the temperature of the body making it difficult for us to sleep.  
  • Read engrossing stories/suspense novels :Many of us read  novels for some time before going to bed. . Reading such stories keeps you tied to your reading place and the time passes by very quickly leaving you with very little time to sleep before you wake up in the morning.It can make us have bad dreams as well.So it’s better to choose a boring book :P
  • Over thinking/Having serious conversations/  brainstorming/worry Having serious conversations make you angry and keeps your mind full of thoughts. When you try to sleep, these thoughts do not let you sleep.Unwanted thoughts and worries are one of the culprits leading to poor sleep.When you are at bed,don’t think too much 
  • Pills & Drugs : Make sure that the pills you are taking does not leads to insomnia .And there is a misconception that drinking alchohol before going to bed can help you fall asleep. While alcohol makes you fall asleep faster, it reduces your sleep quality and wakes you up later in the night. Cigarettes, on the other hand, contain the stimulant nicotine which tends to disrupt the sleep cycle
    .People who suffer from insomnia tend to depend on sleeping pills. But prolonged use of the drugs tends to interfere with the body’s natural mechanism to fall asleep. It may also lead to complications.
  • Bedroom : Keep your room as neat and tidy as possible.Some psychologists state that this helps in sleeping. And don’t forget to turn all the lights off in the bedroom for good sleep.Avoid pets in your bedroom as pets may disturb your sleep,moves around in the room and may affect the REM cycle

I hope that you liked the tips.Feel free to share yours in the comments below. Thank you for reading ! 

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Tips to be a morning person :) |Upgrade your morning routine


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” Comfortably in your cozy bed,wrapped with smooth & fluffy blankets,away from the cold in another world of delicious joy & endless happiness ….. AND THEN THE ALARM GOES ON … !  

At 6 AM, most of us are lucky if we have the energy to reach for a cup of coffee.If you are a morning person,then you are extremely lucky because there are some people[Like me :P] who hit the snooze button at least a dozen times before crawling out of bed.Lets fix that (huge !) problem so that we can all be morning person & feel less drowsy in the morning  xD .Some ideas are listed below & hope it will help :)

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1. DON’T HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON 

Indeed,some people  hit the snooze button to get some 10 minutes of extra sleep but it actually makes it harder for you to wake up. That 10 minutes of extra sleep disrupts your cycle cycle & make you fall asleep for 1 hour instead

If you avoid going back to sleep during the first snooze cycle (around nine minutes), your chances of staying awake and feeling energetic skyrocket. Instead of going back to sleep, jump out of bed and do something productive such as getting a glass of water and doing a few yoga stretches. “After nine minutes, your alarm will ring again and you’ve made it,”

2.THROW THE KEY !

The night before you go to bed, lock your alarm clock or phone in a box next to your bed. Hide the key outside of your bedroom before you go to bed so that you’re forced to get up before you can turn off your annoying alarm and reunite with your phone once more

3. USE PHONES APPS OR TRICKY ALARMS CLOCK [TO TRICK YOU !]

There are some apps that you can download which allows you to set an alarm & then when the alarm rings up,you need to wake up & do tasks like shaking your phone,solve a mathematical puzzle or match shapes & colors etc ,only when you finish those tasks,the alarm will stop ringing & unlock your phone ! Plus,it also rings 30 minutes later after the first alarm & you need to do another wake up tasks to make sure that you are really off bed.Nice way to stimulate the brain & say goodbye to the lazy sleep!

4.PUT CHEWING GUMS OR A SUGARY THING[LIKE M&MS,CHOCOLATE OR EVEN A FRUIT] ON YOUR BED SHELF

If you are having trouble to wake up,just take a piece of the sugary stuff & eat it. The sugar in it stimulate your brain & you will be able to wake up more easily

Also,Eat  an orange or grapefruit for breakfast. The smell of citrus boosts serotonin, the hormone that puts you in a positive, uplifted mood

5.MAKE YOUR BED JUST AFTER WAKING UP 

The first to do in the morning is to make your bed.Making your bed require some physical efforts & physical activity can wake up !  Jump /dance /sing while making your bed,it will not only reduce stress but also make you feel more active :D

6.SET 2 OR MORE ALARMS 

It’s a simple trick,just put one alarm beside your bed & another one far from your bed. The second alarm should be set to ring only 12 minutes after the first.

If you have the habit of hitting the snooze button,you will press it on the 1st alarm & after 12 minutes,the second will ring & you will have to get up,walk & then switch it off.Getting up out of the bed & walking reduces the probability for you to again walk to your bed & again lift your blanket for another sleep

7.BRUSH YOUR TEETH OUTSIDE

Brushing your teeth outside makes you feel more awake.The secret is the sun rays  will make you feel more energized & also don’t forget to enjoy the fresh cool air which will instantly make your sleep vanish! And why not,a small morning work? And if you cannot go outside to brush your teeth,make sure that your bedroom/bathroom is well lit with lights on or windows open

8.STICK MOTIVATIONAL NOTES ON THE ROOF FACING YOUR BED

This tip actually work.Just take some cool coloured neon sharpie pens & some big notes paper & write inspirational quotes that will motivate you to get up in the morning & get work done & encourage you to achieve something.After that just stick it to the roof wall facing your bed!The first thing in the morning your eyes will see are those sticky bright quotes & you will get all the motivation you need to get out of bed.

9.PERPPERMINT TOOTHPASTE OR SMELL ?

 The smell of peppermint stimulates your body’s trigeminal nerve, giving you an energy boost. Brushing your teeth with peppermint toothpaste first thing is a great way to perk up. Do it before you have anything to eat, since brushing immediately after eating isn’t very good for your teeth.

  • If you don’t like peppermint toothpaste, keep a bottle of peppermint essential oil or a few peppermints on hand and inhale the the scent deeply. This will have the exact same effect as using peppermint toothpaste.

10.LISTEN TO MUSIC

Listening to music in the morning can really help & if you have some extra time,you can go on the internet & since screens emit lights ,that can make you feel less sleepy

11.BRIBE YOURSELF

If you’re continuously struggling with getting up in the morning, bribe yourself. You know yourself best, so you’ll know what will be most effective. Choose something small and tangible. And make it daily, so there’s a reward every morning.For e.g If I make it,I will reward myself with (idk a burger at McDonald’s or a chocolate etc..)

12.Do A HAPPY DANCE 

This might sound crazy & funny & yeah childish .. but this method is really effective. Just do a happy dance with your dog when you are preparing breakfast for e.g,Say goodbye to stress,negative vibes & sleep

13.ICE WATER OR SPOONS


Splashing your face with ice-cold water as you get up shocks your brain, and opens up your eyes. If you’re brave enough, you can also try turning your shower knob to the coldest setting for 10 seconds before getting out (which will also give your hair some extra shine—bonus!) If you’re really dedicated, place two spoons on the fridge or freezer the night before and lay them over your eyes in the morning for a cooling, de-puffing fix.

14. STRECH IN BED

Try stretching in bed [like cats do ] to make your muscles more active,making your blood fill your cells giving you a boost of energy. Drowsiness will soon disappear

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If you are still not a morning person,never give up & try to see which method works for you :) Hope you enjoyed today’s article :D

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Information not intended as medical advice. If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder or other,please contact a doctor.And please note that all people are different & those tips may or may not  work.

Take care everyone :)

DIY fun Magic tricks using Science |


Fan of Science ? This article is for you :) Scroll down to continue reading & explore the wonderful world of science.

In this article,I will show how to do amazing Science tricks to impress your friends/family if you are doing a magic show xD Sounds a bit childish/funny but still you will be amazed by those colorful inventions :)

1.Unburnable Money

This trick requires a dollar bill, a lighter, some salt, a bowl and some rubbing alcohol, something between 50-70 %

Take the bowl and fill it with the alcohol and place a pinch of salt in there as well.
Take the bill and soak it in the alcohol and light it on fire. Shake off the fire quickly and you will see no damage has been done to the note.

2.Fountain to impress kids

This is an easy project. You’ll get all wet, but as long as you use diet cola you won’t get sticky. Just drop a roll of mentos all at once into a 2-liter bottle of diet cola.The mentos fountain is more spectacular than a baking soda volcano.Kids will think its all magical!
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3.Invisible Ink

Invisible inks either react with another chemical to become visible or else weaken the structure of the paper so the message appears if you hold it over a heat source
Mix equal parts water and baking soda.
Use a cotton swab, toothpick, or paintbrush to write a message onto white paper, using the baking soda solution as ‘ink’.
Allow the ink to dry.
One way to read the message is to hold the paper up to a heat source, such as a light bulb. The baking soda will cause the writing in the paper to turn brown.
A second method to read the message is to paint over the paper with purple grape juice. The message will appear in a different color.

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4.Hot ice

You can supercool hot ice or sodium acetate so that it will remain a liquid below its melting point. You can trigger crystallization on command, forming sculptures as the liquid solidifies. The reaction is exothermic so heat is generated by the hot ice.

Sodium acetate or hot ice is an amazing chemical you can prepare yourself from baking soda and vinegar. You can cool a solution of sodium acetate below its melting point and then cause the liquid to crystallize. The crystallization is an exothermic process, so the resulting ice is hot. Solidification occurs so quickly you can form sculptures as you pour the hot ice.


5.Vanishing water

In this science magic trick , you cause some water that you have poured into a cup to magically vanish, as if into thin air. This is one of those science magic tricks that is based on a scientific principle that you don’t tell spectators about, as opposed to being a demonstration of a scientific concept that appears to be a magic trick .
A compound known as sodium polyacrylate, which you can purchase at a hardware store, gardening store or nursery, and is sold as “moisture-saving pellets.” You can also obtain sodium polyacrylate from a disposable baby diaper. Simply tear open a diaper and remove and collect the moisture holding material within.

Sodium polyacrylate acts like a sponge and absorbs moisture. When mixed with water, the compound actually turns into a solid gel. Once the sodium polyacrylate forms a gel, the water is no longer liquid and can’t pour out.

6.Bending Water

Turn on the water so it is falling from the tap in a narrow stream (just a few millimetres across but not droplets).
Run the comb through your hair just as you normally would when brushing it (do this around 10 times)
Slowly move the comb towards the stream of water (without touching it) while watching closely to see what happens.
Scientifically :The static electricity you built up by combing your hair or rubbing it against the balloon attracts the stream of water, bending it towards the comb or balloon like magic!

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7.Smoking Fingers Trick

Cut out the striker portion of a matchbox from a box of safety matches. Trim off any paper around the striker.
Fold the striker in half, striker-sides facing each other.
Set the folded striker on top of the running cold water faucet or a refrigerated metal pan.
Use a lighter to set fire to the striker. Ignite both ends. Then run the lighter along the length of the folded striker. It won’t burn to ash, which is fine.
Discard the burned striker.
You will see a brown residue that has been deposited along the top of the faucet or metal pan. Run your fingertip along the residue to pick it up.
Slowly rub your finger and thumb together. If you do this in the dark, your fingers will have a greenish glow.

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8.Magic Milk

Pour whole milk in a pie pan, and allow the milk to warm to room temperature.
Place a few drops of different colored food coloring into the pan of milk.
Next, place a few drops of liquid dish soap into the pan of milk.
Watch what happens.

The soap breaks down the fat in the milk and causes the food coloring to swirl and make some really neat designs.

Do you guys want a part 2 ? Let me know :D

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Creative Party ideas [DIY + Tricks ]


Today,Im going to give you some DIY tricks to impress your guests if you are throwing a party. I know New year/Xmas is over but you can use them for any occasion throughout the year :D
Give your party a creative & unique touch :)

1.Replace your store-bought cheese board; with a DIY one :)
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2.Improve your party ice xD
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Another DIY idea for ice:Freeze fruits like strawberries, mint sprigs and lemons in ice cubes to use in drinks to add color and flavor!
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3.Ice cream
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4.DIY party balloons

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or another trick
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5.Spice up your drink look

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You can make any drink glow-in-the-dark by using black light and a little tonic water.
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6.Minimize clean-up and use peppers for serving dips.

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7.I actually never tried this :P

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8.Having a pool party ? Impress your guests by
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Note: Your safety lies in your own hands

& A sunscreen station! A great idea for an outside summer party

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9.DIY your food!

You can create a lot of funny & yummy food for your friends & family :)
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Use ketchup to “write” down your guest’s preferences on their meat

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10.Fake snow
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How do you find these ideas? Try creating a lot of fun ideas as it also saves money & your guests will never forget your party ,I have just given you 10 ideas,do let me know in the comments if you want a part 2 :)

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Food Parts That Are Surprisingly Useful


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As you all know,I love food & love eating :) Who doesn’t ? :P

No one likes to waste food & hate to throw away fruits & vegetables that can still be useful.
So for this week,I have come across some weird facts [again!] on some food parts/remains that can be useful :P

1. Banana peel as bandages!

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About 40 million tons of banana peel are disposed of or go unused each year worldwide, according to a 2013 study. Use yours to polish leather (rub it against the outer side, then buff with a soft cloth) or to heal wounds (rub the pulp side on bruises and scrapes to deliver potassium) or to fertilize plants (soak peels in a jar of water—then mix five parts tap water to one part banana-water)

2.Pumpkin filling as face mask!

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Pumpkin is filled with antioxidant vitamins A, C, E, exfoliating retinoic acid, and soothing zinc, which make for a perfect face mask. Try mixing 2 teaspoons of canned puree (or, pureed Jack O’Lantern) with 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon milk, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Apply and leave the thick mixture on your face for 10 minutes before washing off

3.Potato peel as anti-aging secret!

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Use leftover peel and pieces for a little pampering—used like spa cucumbers slices, potato will help lighten stubborn, dark circles under your eyes. The secret ingredient is catecholase, an enzyme found in potatoes that has skin-lightening properties

4.Stale bread as eraser

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Aside from making bread crumbs or croutons, you can run stale bread through your spice or coffee grinders to remove any leftover odors or residue. If you have smudges or marks on the walls—even crayon—remove the crust, wipe the spot with a soft cloth, and then rub semi-stale bread against it. The sponge-like texture will work like a store-brand cleaning eraser.

5.Onion skin as anti-inflammatory agent!
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The flaky wrapping around onions is rich in nutrients, like quercetin, a plant pigment that can prevent arteries from clogging, lower blood sugar, and reduce inflammation. Still, a 2011 study found that in the E.U. alone, 500,000 tons of onion waste (like the skin and the bulb) are thrown away each year. Even though the skin isn’t edible, you can still reap the health benefits by adding onion skins to broth while cooking soups and stews.

6.Expired olive oil as makeup remover!
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The forgotten bottle of olive oil in your cupboard has lost its fragrant taste, but you can still find fresh ways to use it. Dab a bit on the teeth of a zipper that just won’t budge or use it to wipe off eye makeup without a hassle. Even more clever uses: Massage into your dog’s paws to relieve cracking or pain, rub into the leaves of potted plants to make them look healthier

7.Orange candles

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The orange peel can be use for many different things but have you ever thought of making orange candles?

8.Fruit Ice Cubes

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Your fruits are going to become stale or bad. No problem,just freeze them & use later :)

9.DIY dry fruits

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Simply dry your fruits to make them last longer !

10.Apple Browning

Fed up of apples turning brown & having to throw them away. Use this simple tip

To keep apples from browning,mix 2 tablespoon of honey & one cup of water.Let the apples soak & no more brown apples or you can also use use a rubber band to prevent the apple from going brown,check it here https://unsmileys.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/useful-life-hacks-that-you-should-know/

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11.Melon Bowl

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After eating your melon,Save your melon to make a bowl

 

I hope you liked it & have a good weekend :) Let me know if you ever tried these :)

Sources:rd.com,weheartit via tumblr[Idonotownanyphotos],google,awesomeinventions

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