How to Pack for a Desert Hike

Explore the desert with a long hike, but first pack everything you need. Grab a daypack and stock it with essentials like water, food, first aid kit, extra clothing, flashlight, knife, and map. Leave some extra water, food, and medical supplies in your car, just in case. Also be sure to protect yourself from the sun with sunblock, sunscreen, a hat, and long layers. Once you have what you need, go check out the unique environment that is the desert!

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How to Cover an Ear Piercing for Swimming

If you got a new ear piercing and you plan on going for a swim, you’ll need to cover it up to avoid developing an infection. Experts say you should wait at least 24 hours after getting a piercing before you go swimming. If you swim before your new piercing heals, keeping it dry will protect it from the germs and harmful bacteria found in both swimming pools and natural bodies of water. You can purchase a water-resistant bandage to cover your piercing during swimming activities. If you’re worried about a bandage falling off, opt for a swimming cap or waterproof band that covers the ears. Whatever you choose, make sure your ear piercing is completely covered so that water does not get i…
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How to Cut Long Hair Short

Going from long to short can be a big step for a lot of people. If you’ve been growing your hair out, but want to make a big change, make sure you pick the right style and go about it in the most stress-free way possible. It doesn’t have to be scary.

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How to Make Belgian Waffles

Belgian waffles are a beloved breakfast food from Belgium, but you don’t have to travel there to try them! You can easily make Belgian waffles at home using some simple ingredients and a waffle iron. They go wonderfully with toppings like strawberries and whipped cream, or pancake-style served in a stack with just maple syrup!

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How to Get Hydrangeas to Bloom

Hydrangeas are beautiful when they bloom in spring and summer. However, sometimes they don’t bloom the way you want them to. Hydrangea flowers can be finicky, but taking care of your plant’s needs increases your chances of getting to experience an amazing bloom. Most problems are issues of watering, sunlight, and soil quality. Proper pruning also helps, and remember to protect plants from harsh weather and pests. Care for your hydrangeas and you will likely end up with stunning blossoms to admire.

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How to Make Your Own White Board (Dry Erase Board)

Large whiteboards, or dry erase boards, are one of the best tools for displaying and organizing information. Instead of buying them from the store, save yourself some money by making your own! Plastic and foam are inexpensive options for making a big board you can frame and hang on the wall. If you need something magnetic, try painting a steel sheet. You could also use paper and plastic to make small boards that are easy to carry around. Create a whiteboard to make notes, write down things you need to remember, and otherwise make life a little easier.

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