Pogue's Basics: Life

Pogue's Basics: Life

Essential Tips and Shortcuts (that No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying your Day

Book - 2015
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Do you know the pinhole-finger trick for seeing without glasses?
Did you realize that booking a hotel room with your phone is cheaper than doing it on your PC?
Do you know how to get the last dregs of ketchup out of the bottleâe"in one second?

In David Pogue's New York Times bestselling book Pogue's Basics: Tech, the author shared his essential tips and tricks for making all your gadgets seem easier, faster, and less of a hassle to use. In this new book, he widens his focusâe"to life itself. In these pages, you'll find more than 150 tricks, shortcuts, and cheats for everyday life: house and home, cars, clothing, travel, food, health, and more. This timeless reference book will shed light on priceless bits of advice and life hacks that already exist in the world around youâe"you just never knew!

Tips include: Insider cheats for cheap air fare, how to read signs in other languages, the three-cent trick for staying awake behind the wheel, how to know which side of the highway your exit will be on, how to quench a spicy mouth on fire, and much much more!

Publisher: New York :, Flatiron Books,, 2015, ©2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250080431
Branch Call Number: 640 POG
Characteristics: 228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jul 27, 2016

Tho you may know most of the tricks, there's always a little something that will surprise you. For instance, I learned how to use that extra hole for my shoelaces (and why it's there), and I learned how to keep cucumbers in the fridge for a long time, not to mention how the position of those freeway signs tells you which side you need to be on. My favorite, tho, was how you can place a wooden spoon across the top of a boiling pot of whatever, and it won't boil over!!!

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