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My readers will remember how my plants successfully survived the summer when I wasn’t at home to water them. I described the automatic plant watering system I came up with in one of the posts of practical tips (see categories). That DIY solution is great considering how simple it is, but after five days or [...]

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Don’t you wish you didn’t get a tennis elbow when polishing a piece of silver?  Not only does rubbing silver strain your arm, heavy polishing also takes off a layer of silver every time you do that. That’s a problem. Well, there is a damn easy way of solving this one. The secret is baking [...]

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I get very excited about breakthroughs – that’s when I think of the wonderful Honda ads that used to say “Isn’t it great when things just work …”. My current excitement may also be due to the boost of vitamins I have had in the last weeks. I have been given a juice maker to [...]

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K2 is the second highest mountain on Earth with a peak elevation of 8,611 metres. It is also known as the “savage mountain” as it is so difficult to climb. K2r is one, if not the most ruthless lifters of oil stains from textiles. Its inventors named it after this amazing Himalayan eight-thousander. Why am [...]

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