15 Cooking Tricks Passed Down From the Most Prominent Chefs

Almost everyone can agree that cooking is an artform. This is why it’s important to rely not only on our cooking talent, but on a set of rules, as well. What’s more, cooking has its own secrets that chefs pass down from one generation to the next.

We gathered some little-known tricks that will make your dishes even tastier and worthy of the world’s best kitchens.

  • Love chili peppers, but want less of the kick? Just remove the seeds and veins and rinse them in cold water. The spiciness will dissapear, but the taste will stay the same.
  • You can get crispy crust potatoes without the frying oil by simply powdering them with flour and baking them.
  • Counting calories? You can replace heavy cream with 3/4 whipped egg whites when making dessert.

  • If you’re not sure whether to put vegetables in boiling or cold water, keep this tip in mind: veggies that grow under the ground require cold water, and those that grow above the ground require hot water.
  • When whipping egg whites, flip the bowl upside down to check the consistency: if it is ready, the substance should stay in the bowl.
  • Use beets baked in foil for salads: unlike boiled beets, baked beets contain more vitamins and retain more taste and color.

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10 Things Most of Us Have Been Doing Wrong Our Whole Lives

There are millions and millions of everyday things we’re used to doing one way even though there is a much easier solution. For example, you don’t need to hurt yourself on pistachio shells and you might want to reconsider the way you’re sleeping.

 

We collected 10 useful tips for you to employ to simplify your everyday life.

 

1. Putting Oreos in milk with our fingers

All this time we could’ve just used fork instead. Our fingers now are clean and crumb-less.

 

2. Not getting all of the lime juice

It’s much easier to cut the top of the lime (or lemon, or orange). This way you can get all of the juice out of the fruit. 

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12 Ways to Use the Cosmetics You Wanted to Get Rid of — Now You’ll Probably Hold on to Them

“Saving is the wealth of the poor and the wisdom of the rich” — these are the words of Alexandre Dumas. Sometimes things that seem completely useless can, in fact, be used for a long time. For example, a cream with a smell you don’t like or a powder in the “wrong” color. We know how to make the cosmetics that are collecting dust on your shelves useful again.

 

We have found ways to use those cosmetics that weren’t right for you, but you had keep anyway because you didn’t want to waste money. And at the end of the article, we will tell you about an unusual way to remove acne.

 

1. Toner

Many toners contain alcohol which eliminates bacteria effectively:

  • A toner can help you if you need to disinfect your hands quickly and can be a great alternative for a hand sanitizer.
  • You can use it to wash your mobile phone or keyboard. These objects collect a lot of dirt and bacteria, and shouldn’t be washed with water, but products that contain alcohol are good for these purposes.

2. Cosmetic oil

You can use cosmetic oil to wash a sink made of stainless steel. Just put a drop of oil on a piece of cloth and rub the surface and then wipe it with a paper towel after that. The oil creates a thin film that will prevent the appearance of plaque and soap stains. This trick is often used on sinks in stores.

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25 Creative Life Hacks You’d Never Think Of In A Million Years

Most of the time we forget to think outside of the box. We grow so accustomed to the way things work, we don’t even think twice about doing something a different way. We fail to realize that many everyday objects can be used for more than one thing. cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

A ladder, for example, is specifically for people to climb to higher heights but have you ever thought about how it could also be used as a bookshelf? Repurposing different objects is easy, you just gotta look at it in a different perspective.

Here’s a few creative hacks that might help simplify your life.

#1. Fridges and freezers can easily get filled up. Maximize your space by using binder clips to clip some of your bagged food items to the shelves. cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

#2. Here’s a trick to keep your water ice cold, literally. Fill half of your water bottle with water, freeze it while its on its side, and then fill the other half with actual water!

 

#3. When you have no one around you to help you put a bracelet on, use a paper clip to help you! cool stuff, cool stuff

When you have no one around you to help you put a bracelet on, use a paper clip to help you!

#4. Legos can be a lot more useful than you think. For example, you can create a huge panel of key holders! cool stuff, cool stuff

Legos can be a lot more useful than you think. For example, you can create a huge panel of key holders!

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21 Everyday Items With Secret Uses… You’ll Kick Yourself For Not Knowing #11

Regular people just use a product or an item without asking any questions. After all, we’ve been using these random household objects all our lives, right? Well, not so much. While you’ll still be free to continue using these products as you were, these little hidden features might make life easier for you. cool stuff, cool stuff

#1. Small Jean Pockets

We’re all used to seeing these tiny pockets on our jeans but we never bothered to find out what they’re there for. Turns out, it’s a spot saved for your pocket watch! This design dates back to the 1800s, which is where these watches were held on chains or even worn on waistcoats. But cowboys didn’t find that practical at all, so when jean-makers introduced this new design, let’s just say they totally flipped… in a good way.

Small Jean Pockets

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#2. Lids As Coasters

Soft drinks don’t just have lids to protect you from spilling. They can also be used as coasters to protect the surface. Try it!, it’ll fit just right. cool stuff, cool stuff

Lids As Coasters

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#3. Colorful Bread Tags

They’re not an ornament, they’re there to let you know exactly how fresh the bread is. Pay attention to their colors, as they’re indicative of the day they were delivered. The colors are already organized in alphabetical order, as in “Black, Green, Red, White, Yellow”, and they each correspond to the day of the week, as in, “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.” cool stuff, cool stuff

Colorful Bread Tags

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25 Next Level Solutions To Your Everyday Problems

People say the best way to come up with the next big thing is to think of a problem that you can solve. People usually get stumped at this point because they fail to recognize all the everyday problems most people have but never knew they needed to solve. cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

There are a lot of things in life that we’ve grown so used to that we’ve never even given a thought to improving. But you’ll see down below that others have indeed come up with genius solutions to common everyday problems. From technology that allows you to watch a video that goes hand in hand with your homework to a gas station that you can enter without worrying which side your gas pump is on — check out the brilliant solutions below that have made a lot of lives easier.

#1. A Japanese toilet that has a privacy button that plays music.

People can use this button when they don’t want anyone hearing them use the toilet. This is genius! cool stuff, cool stuff,

A Japanese toilet that has a privacy button that plays music.

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#2. An elevator that has buttons you can press with your feet.

This comes in handy when your hands are full with groceries or if you want to avoid getting germs.

An elevator that has buttons you can press with your feet.

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22 Tips & Tricks To Handle Any Fashion Emergency

Clothing emergencies can happen to anyone anywhere at anytime. Because they can happen literally in any environment, there won’t always be an easy solution. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of hacks to solve common clothing emergencies. Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

If you ever find yourself in an emergency that’s not listed below, don’t panic. Most of the hacks here are temporary fixes using everyday items. Whenever you find yourself in a clothing emergency, just relax and look at your surroundings — search for an item that can temporarily help you. All it takes is a little creative thinking!

#1. Repair Your Favorite Necklace.

Repair your favorite necklaces when the chain breaks with some paper clips! Remember to wear your hair down afterwards to make sure the paper clips are hidden. Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

 Repair Your Favorite Necklace.

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#2. Keep Your Zipper In Place.

Is your fly always going down unintentionally? Make sure your fly is never open again by looping a hair tie around the zipper and looping it to your button! Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff

Keep Your Zipper In Place.

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20 Awesome Life Hacks That Actually Work

Life tends to get pretty hectic. We can all attest to that. There are bills to pay, errands to run, relationships to maintain, and little humans to raise. Every single one of us deserves to have it a little easier at times. We’ve compiled a list of interesting life hacks that are sure to make things go a little smoother for you. So keep scrolling and maybe you’ll find the answers to some of your prayers! Cool stuff, cool stuff

Are you the type of person that constantly loses their keys? Well, head to the pet store and get a custom engraved pet tag with your name and number.

 

Attach it to your keys and if you ever lose them, someone will know where to return them!

Are you the type of person that constantly loses their keys? Well, head to the pet store and get a custom engraved pet tag with your name and number.

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When you receive an apology don’t say that “it’s okay.” Doing that makes it sound like what they did was acceptable.

 

Say “I accept your apology” instead.

When you receive an apology don't say that "it's okay." Doing that makes it sound like what they did was acceptable.

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If you have a bunch of thank-you notes you need to write, try having a glass of wine or two while you’re doing it.

They’ll be more sincere and heartfelt. Cool stuff, cool stuff

If you have a bunch of thank-you notes you need to write, try having a glass of wine or two while you're doing it.

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10 Genius Smartphone Hacks That Will Change Your Life

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1. Take a photo of your fridge or pantry before going to the store to help you remember what you need. cool stuff, cool stuff

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2. If you have a MacBook, your ear buds will stick to the screen. cool stuff, cool stuff

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3. Change the background on your lock screen to your name and emergency contact number in case your phone gets lost.

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These 10 Genius Weight Loss Life Hacks Make It Ridiculously Easy to Meet Your Goals(VIDEO)

One of the best things about the holiday season is FOOD. All those cakes, cookies, chocolates, drinks … I look forward to it every year. But it is also one of the worst aspects of the holidays, because it usually results in a gain of around 10 pounds on the scale! Ouch. And then I need to scramble to lose it all in time for beach season.

I’m usually not entirely successful. All too often, I rely on various flushes and cleanses like these detox water recipes, and they just don’t do the trick long-term, even these life hacks help in the short-term.

I’ve searched authority sites  for some weight loss life hacks, but I tend to get intimidated trying to read through everything.

I then head to YouTube where I usually see a lot of really dumb life hacks about weight loss that could never work in real life.

But not this time! This time I found a video chock full of common sense, down-to-earth weight loss life hacks.

Check the Weight Loss life hack Video on the Next Page:

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