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How to Strike a Match on a Window [VIDEO]

Say your car runs out of gas in the middle of the Colorado wilderness.  You have matches, but you accidentally drop the box in the snow and it's soaking wet!  How can you strike those matches and keep warm?

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How to Reach the Bottom of Hard-to-Clean Containers [VIDEO]

I've broken my share of tall water glasses and flower vases, just trying to get a sponge all the way to the bottom to clean them!  Hopefully, this trick will keep that from ever happening again...

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Photo by Drew Cuthbertson, TSM
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How to Replace Lost Collar Stays [PICTURES]

It seems like every time I grab a dress shirt out of the closet to wear, I then have to scour my closet and drawers for missing collar stays.  What a pain!  Well, from now on, I'm making my own; and you can too.  It's super easy!

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Six Tips for Moving that Every Fort Collins Resident Should Know [VIDEO]

The last time Robyn and I moved, it was a nightmare.  As hard as we tried to stay calm and organized, we couldn't help but let the stress get to us.  So, in the interest of helping you avoid the same fate, I found a few very helpful moving tips!

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Seven Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life in the Colorado Wilderness [VIDEO]

I'll be honest: I haven't been (un)fortunate enough to see if these tricks will actually save your life, but they still seem like they could be pretty useful on at least an extreme camping trip!

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How to Keep Your Cookies Soft

Sure, cookies in general are delicious, but soft-baked always kicks them up a notch. So how do you keep those soft-baked cookies soft? Try this...

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How to Open a Can Without Any Tools [VIDEO]

So you're scrambling to get Thanksgiving dinner ready, and your can opener breaks! How are you going to get that iconic canned cranberry sauce on the table by dinnertime?

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10 Life Hacks for Summer

Summer doesn't have to be all sticky fingers and screaming in outrage at overly buoyant straws. It turns out it's actually quite easy to enjoy the best season of the year -- all you need are these few simple life hacks. (And to man up and increase your tolerance for high temperatures.)

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How to Build Your Own Mouse Trap

I've lived in Colorado all my life; and I'm pretty sure I've had some sort of run-in with rodents at least a couple times a year for my whole life. And sometimes those varmints can make their way into our homes. It's just a fact of life. So here's one of the more creative ways I've found to catch the little ones and release them back into the wild...

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How to Use Crayons as an Emergency Light Source

What do you do if one of these Summer thunderstorms knocks out your power? Reach for a flashlight, of course! But, oh no! Your kids ran down the batteries playing "flashlight tag" last month, and didn't tell you! So now what do you do?

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How to Get the Un-Popped Kernels Out of Your Microwave Popcorn

It didn't occur to me until now that there must be a way to sift those hard little buggers out of your fresh-popped deliciousness. Well, there is a way, and you don't even need extra tools to do it!

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How to Keep Squirrels from Getting Into Your Bird Feeder

I've seen a lot of complex methods for keeping our furry "friends" away from the bird seed (a motion-sensor attached to a garden hose is probably my favorite); but this solution might be a little cheaper and easier. Actually, it definitely is.

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