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Boost the chances of finding a lost phone, and sleep better starting tonight, with 10 life-changing lifehacks you can use right now.

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NOTE: These projects and results are portrayals of my own personal experiences. Your results may vary depending on your location, experience, and modifications. Use of this video content is at your own risk.

<p>A better idea for the right temp for your shower, and your whole house: adjust the thermostat on the water heater so that it's no more than 120&deg;. No one will ever get scalded again, and the hot water at the lavatories will be safe for children. Why would you heat water up, only to have to add cold water to it? That's a waste.</p>
The ptoblem with this is that 120 degrees is not hot enough for dishes.
<p>I agree, 120&deg; is not hot enough for dishes. I use an electric kettle to heat my water for dishes. I too wash dishes by hand.</p>
The reason for having hotter water in your heater is to avoid disease. If your water is kept at 120F bacteria will be able to grow very quickly. I seem to remember that you should keep your boiler at minimum of 80C (I think that's about 175F).
<p>Avoiding disease with water temperature has more to do with food rather than showers. As a veteran chef I just figured I would attempt to cure your fear of bacteria. Also, to truly avoid this bacteria that seems to concern you, use boiling water via your stove or microwave, which in effect uses less electric than setting your water heater at a specific temperature. Obviously you wouldn't be soaking in a tub of boiling hot water, right? I know it certainly would never make it's way through my shower head. Just information for the weary...or should I say worried?</p>
<p>Don't forget that most houses only have one water heater that is not only used for bathing and cooking, but also for washing clothes and dishes. High temps are good for making sure said clothes and dishes are cleaned. Personally I would rather turn up the temp to my water heater just so that I can get a good shower and not worry about the dishwasher or laundry machine ruining said good shower. This applies even more so when you are in a house with 4+ people or that one roommate that loves making the bathroom into a sauna whenever they shower.</p>
<p>The suggestion to keep the water temp lower is not just one of safety, but for the environmentally concerned. Washing clothes in hot water is a practice many discontinued long ago. Modern detergents work very well with cold water. My comment was not directed toward people who would turn a bathroom into a sauna, or who think only of themselves. I wouldn't know how to address that kind of person, or say anything that would get them to change their wasteful behavior. Having said that, I offer this from the NY Times: </p><p>&quot;About three-quarters of the energy use and greenhouse-gas emissions from<br> washing a load of laundry come from heating the water--a practice <br>that, scientists say, is often wasteful and unnecessary.&quot;</p>
The key word here is &quot;often&quot;. I an not a stickler on msny things, in fact it would be better if i upped my game where i eould keep things s little more organized. But i am a believer in hottest wster i can stand to do my lsundry and cleaning. I even have to wait about 15 minutes before i can put my hsnds into dish wster ( yes. I actuslly hand wash most if my dishes becsuse i never hsve enough dirty at the same time to use a dishwssher.)
<p>A little bit late maybe, but talking about bacteria, you mean &quot;legionella&quot;? </p><p><em>Legionella</em> [...] [are] common in many environments, including soil and aquatic systems, with at least 50 <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species">species</a> and 70 <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serotype">serogroups</a> identified. The bacterium, however, is not transmissible from person to person:<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionella#cite_note-:0-2">[2]</a></sup> furthermore, most people exposed to the bacteria do not become ill.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionella#cite_note-3">[3]</a></sup></p><p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moist_heat_sterilization">Moist heat sterilization</a> (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superheating">superheating</a> to 140 &deg;F (60 &deg;C) and flushing) is a nonchemical treatment that typically must be repeated every 3&ndash;5 weeks.</p><p>Risk factors for infection include older age, history of smoking, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_lung_disease">chronic lung disease</a>, and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immunosuppression">poor immune function</a>.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionnaires%27_disease#cite_note-6">[6]</a></sup><br> It is recommended that those with severe pneumonia and those with <br>pneumonia and a recent travel history be tested for the disease.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionnaires%27_disease#cite_note-CDC2015SymP-7">[7</a>] </p>
<p>But What About Icy Cold??? <em><strong>Huh</strong></em><strong><em>?!?</em></strong> </p>
<p>Nice.</p>
Good point. Thx.
<p>Am I the only one here who knows exactly wich side is the fuel entrance, and even remember what it looks like?</p>
<p>I am 78 years old and drive three (3) vehicles and have no problem remembering which side of the vehicles the gas filler spout is on. How can something so simple not be remembered?</p>
One of the points made was that this is important informstion if you are driving a different car thsn yours. Especially rental cars.
<p>Like the plastic grocery bag idea. You can use Youtube's share feature to create the &quot;Watch the video HERE&quot; hyperlink to start right at the specific Life Hack you choose, instead of from the beginning.</p><p>This is the link created for the time that the plastic grocery bag hack starts- https://youtu.be/ljcaBCnaw2s?t=3m37s</p>
TIP #1 AIRPLANE MODE.. When you charge your phone, turn on AIRPLANE MODE to charge it faster than normal
<p>I USED to have a million plastic bags floating everywhere, but now they are all in one place! Sweet! :D I didn't have a plastic container, so instead I put them in a bigger bag and taped the sides, so they won't fall out! </p>
Are you still able to pull out 1 at a time
Awesome ideas. Thanks a bunch and God bless you for sharing.
we do all that in egypt all day ..
<p>ضحكتني وانا عيان</p>
<p>Did we just hack a replacement for the tie tack, a long-honored solution to the twisting tie? It offers more personal style than a hidden button strip.<br><br>Some good phone tips!</p>
<p>Love your instructables! You rock!</p>
<p>Lots of great tips!</p>
<p>Thanks Penolopy!</p>
<p>you are a legend! @The King of Random </p><p>#FABULOUS-LIFE-HACKS</p>
<p>Is this not the greatest, friendliest, most clever site on the web or what?! My absolute favorite. Best ideas. Best, nicest folks ever! </p>
<p>I always do that with my pillow; it feels good. For me, it works best with a <br>not-too-full pillow with goose down in it, rather than the polyester <br>filler. My favorites here: the bag hack and the kiwi peeler. Thanks!</p>
my MG Rover doesnt have the petrol mark :( but i know in wich side is that
This Instructable came up on Buffer! Good job getting noticed TKR!
<p>Great ideas Grant--that airplane mode one will soon become the kids best friend! :)</p>
<p>Until they play a record game and it doesn't get recorded. Then they'll be screaming!!!!</p>
<p>I wish I wasn't so cynical about the chances of actually getting my phone back if it is lost. Good idea tho.</p>
<p>Indeed, it's very difficult to get your phone back, but you can make it more difficult for the &quot;thief&quot; to sell it. Instead only putting the contact in the lock screen you can make a boot animation with your contact.</p>
fritos burn much better than regular potato chips.
<p>more.... more.... more.... more... more.... more:))))</p>