Bookmarks and Annotations is my page where bits and nuggets of interest that didn’t quite go with the flow of the blog can be found. Hopefully, it will morph into a treasure trove of thoughts, ideas, quotes, wit, wisdom, short recipes and anything else useful or interesting. Think of it as a commonplace book.
04/11/14 How To Extract a Splinter
“Fill a wide mouthed bottle with hot water nearly to the brim, and press affected part of hand tightly against the mouth of the bottle. The suction will pull down the flesh, and steam will soon draw out the splinter.”
Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/51702/10-lifehacks-100-years-ago#ixzz2Zud8HYyi
The leading cause of hangnails and ingrown toenails is clumsy nail trimming. Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, associate professor of podiatry and orthopedics at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, says, “If you trim your toenails too short, you can expose some of the tissue at the edges or under the nail. That can be painful and can lead to infections.”
Look for nail “nippers” that have a curved handle and a cutting jaw shaped to follow the natural curve of nails. You can find them at drugstores and beauty supply shops. Nail nippers are particularly useful for toenails, which are hard for many people to reach.