Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Things That I've Learned Through The Internet

The internet is full of information -- useless, fake, information. For example, can you really make Mountain Dew glow with peroxide and baking soda? No, it's impossible.

However, if you look around, you can find some useful and real tips online. Here are a couple of things that I read online, tried, and found that work:

You can make your own t-shirts with freezer paper and t-shirt paint
My Little Mochi has a great tutorial on how to make your own shirts. All you do is get some freezer paper (found at your local supermarket), cut it out into a stencil, iron it onto a shirt and paint. Let it dry and then you have your own shirt.

Not only did I make some shirts, but 3/4 of the Life in Boxes editors made a small summer business out of it. I <3 PP FOREVER!

Get rid of hiccups in less then a minute

Growing Happiness has a great article that suggests getting rid of hiccups by drinking warm water. Here's how they explain it:

"hiccups are caused by the spasming of the diaphragm, a sheet of muscle located across the bottom the ribcage. And what do you do when a you get a muscle cramp? You apply heat."

I was skeptical at first, but the other day, my cousin was hiccuping for about 5 minutes. I made him drink some warm water and 20 seconds later, he was hiccup free.

Make cheap steak delicious
Steamy Kitchen has this interesting article saying that you can make steaks taste better by dousing it in salt 30 minutes to an hour before preparing.

I am a huge fan of steaks, so I tried this method and found the steak to be very tender and perfectly seasoned. This is definitely something I'll continue to do when I make steaks.


Julia Park said...

Yay for t-shirts! And speaking of t-shirts, what about that nifty tutorial for folding t-shirts?

Anonymous said...

Multiple comments on this post.

1) I did NOT recieve my T-shirt from these folks after PAYING and waiting over 2 MONTHS for it. (2 others also did not recieve any T-shirts) :-\

2) I can stop hiccups by sheer will power in less then 30 secs. :o

3) MMMMMmmmmmmmmm Steak.. YUM ^_^

4) Who ever posted that blog about T-shirt folding, I have nothing but love. <3