🍪 Make stale cookies soft again

ALSO: How to remember any number

Good morning life hackers,

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Hack of the day: Want to reuse your dryer sheets? Use them to clean your electronics. The material works perfectly because they’re designed to not cause friction.

Here’s what you’ll learn today:

  • 🍪 Make stale cookies soft again

  • 🧠 How to remember any number

  • 📼 Your VHS tapes are set to expire

  • 💻 5 Helpful links

  • 🎁 Bonus hack!

Read time: 3 minutes

You can boost your number recall effortlessly thanks to a technique called the Mnemonic Major System.

This technique transforms numbers into consistent sounds, which are then converted into words by adding vowels.

To illustrate, for remembering a number like pi, assign sounds or words to each digit. An ingenious example for pi is the phrase "May I have a large container of coffee," encapsulating the first 8 digits.

Every word corresponds to a number, and the word length mirrors the digit's value. For instance, "MAY" signifies the first digit, with three letters indicating the value 3, “I” indicates the value of 1, and so fourth.

Apply this mnemonic magic to any number for seamless memorization.


Did you know VHS cassettes degrade over time? Those cherished memories from the '90s, stored on those iconic tapes, are now in serious jeopardy of being lost forever.

On average, a VHS tape has a lifespan of about 10 to 25 years. The magnetic tape within VHS cassettes is susceptible to environmental factors and wear, leading to a gradual deterioration of audio and visual quality.

To preserve your precious moments, consider digitizing all your family's VHS tapes as soon as possible. By transferring the content to a digital format, you ensure that the memories endure the test of time. Don't let nostalgia fade away!


Say goodbye to tossing out stale cookies, whether they're your own creations or store-bought treats.

Here's a nifty solution: When you notice your cookies losing their freshness, grab a plastic bag and toss them in with a slice of bread.

It might seem unconventional, but trust the process. Seal the bag and let it sit overnight. The magic happens as the bread releases moisture, revitalizing your cookies. Wake up to a batch that tastes just as delightful as when they were first baked.

NOTE: If your cookies have any mold or are past the expiration date, do not try this. It unfortunately won’t bring them back to life.



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  5. Pumpkin chip cookies - A simple and festive recipe for pumpkin chip cookies. (LINK)

More links tomorrow!


That’s all for today. I hope your day is at least just a little bit better after reading.

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