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10 Things We've All Been Doing Wrong This Whole Time

I bet you think you've got everything all figured out. After all, so much of life seems self-explanatory. It turns out, though, that there are a lot of everyday things that we've all been doing wrong (or at least not at peak efficiency) our whole lives. Here are 10 perfect examples.

1. Drinking soda with a straw

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Tired of that straw floating out of the can all the time? Try putting it through the pull-tab to keep it in place.

2. Perfect fried eggs

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Get perfectly round fried eggs without using a mold - just cut an onion ring and use that instead. Bonus: you can eat the sauteed onion.

3. Joining wires

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Keep electrical wires/extension cords from pulling apart by looping them together as shown here.

4. Peeling garlic

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Place garlic in a jar and shake it around vigorously to get those peels off in no time.

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5. Giving yourself a manicure

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Use the steps above for painted nail perfection.

6. Refrigerate drinks fast

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Need to chill a drink fast? Wrap it in wet paper towels and it'll be cool in just 15 minutes!

7. Tying shoe laces

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This brilliantly simple method ensures your laces never come undone (unless it's on purpose, of course).

8. Making ice-cream sandwiches

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Simply cut the tub of ice cream and place the slice on a cookie. Remove cardboard, top with a second cookie, and enjoy.

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9. Opening plastic packaging

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These kinds of tough plastic packaging can be hard to open even with scissors. Instead, try using a can opener.

10. Folding T-shirts

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Simply follow the instructions above.

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