No More Soggy, Moldy Berries
As soon as you get back from the farmer’s market or store, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse (just a bit because you won’t be able to taste the vinigar anyway) and pop it in the fridge.

Apparently, the vinegar kills mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit. This little vinegar rinse supposedly helps keep your berries from going soggy and moldy.

Blow Mosquitos Away

According to the New York Times, research shows that wind is an effective way to ward off mosquitoes and other airborne pests. Sure, the wind prevents them from circling and landing on you. But a fan also dilutes and disperses the carbon dioxide you exhale, and carbon dioxide is one of the major chemicals that attract mosquitoes. Furthermore, a fan helps keep you cool, which helps keep mosquitos away because those critters love your sweat, lactic acid and body heat.

Cell Phone CPR

If your phone or device falls in a puddle, the pool or sea, first remove the battery, then stick the phone in a container with uncooked rice, which will help absorb moisture. If your phone gets covered in sand, use a bulb syringe (like the kind used for kids’ medicines) or something similar to blow out any sand particles in the crevices. Do not blow the sand away because the moisture in your breath could damage the phone. Do not use compressed air, which can damage your device.

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