Helping You Help Yourself #41

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Some important wine-related tips: how to pack a wine bottle in a suitcase and how to make single-serving mulled wine in the microwave, for those cold and lonely nights.

Apartment Therapy has rounded up its best cleaning advice from 2016 as well as advice on de-funking your home and making it smell good, which I know my apartment needs after months of winter during which I can’t open my windows.

Seems useful to know a method for making a whole bunch of quesadillas at once.

If you don’t use Slack all the time then you’re probably sick of hearing other people talk about it incessantly, I’m sorry! But it’s true that if you DO use it regularly, its quick and intuitive emoji interface has probably made emoji on all other plat forms feel really tedious. Here’s an app that allows you to use emoji on your Mac the way you do in Slack.

This purports to show you how to replace your shattered iPhone screen yourself instead of paying Apple a king’s ransom.

I was drawn to this because I thought it was the kind of thing Laneia would like and so maybe so will you: how to make an easy DIY Himalayan salt rock lamp.

Lately I’ve been really wanting to use my phone as a projector. I’m not really sure why? I have no occasion to? But anyways, this seems to be the way people generally do it. In comments, people often complain about the picture being blurry, but based on the replies to them it seems like you just have to adjust the distance between the phone screen and the lens til everything looks right.

This was originally packaged as a gift guide but I thought you guys might like them for yourselves: guided notebooks for journaling in.

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Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. The last time I had an iPhone, and the screen shattered, and the warranty didn’t cover it, I innocently said to my dad in front of the apple store employee:

    “well, it’s OK, my contract is up in a few months, and after that I’ll just get an android phone”

    I did not intend for the employee to hear me, but she did, and then suddenly she was talking to her manager, and then I got a free iPhone to replace my broken one

    So, you know. If the fixing it yourself thing doesn’t work out: Options

  2. I love that guide to the Himalayan salt candle, because it basically tells you to buys Himalayan salt and put it in a glass with a candle. Ta-da! That is DIY-ing on my level!

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