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Turn an ordinary pudding cup into gourmet crème brûlée with this awesome trick from Japan【Video】

Genius sweets fan’s technique takes only seconds, requires no special equipment.

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Latest Japanese lifehack shows how to store exercise balls … with nothing but a corner ceiling

It might look like magic, but these balls can actually be stored in the ceiling without the use of any racks, hooks or netting.

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Tokyo lifehack: How to get rid of the “customer pullers” who’ll pester you in the bar district

Japan’s infamous bar barkers often won’t take no for an answer, but one veteran says this response will stop them in their tracks.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 ways to get rid of the annoying door-to-door NHK guy 【Weird Top Five】

How to swiftly, and humorously, deal with the bane of every TV owner’s existence in Japan.

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Japanese Twitter user shares lifehack for easing lower back pain using a blanket

Simple, speedy solution touted as just the thing to prevent backaches while watching movies.

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Fix wet pages in notebooks with this simple lifehack from Japan!

All it takes are two quick and easy steps to make wet notebooks look brand new again.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: Hands free “Poké-Han” device gets a rainy day edition

Having trouble playing the game with one hand holding onto your umbrella? Now we’ll show you how to stay dry while keeping both hands free for catching Pokémon!

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【Mr. Sato Wisdom】”Anyone who doesn’t take home their disposable chopsticks is a damn fool!”

They say there’s a fine line between genius and madness. It’s a line that our Mr. Sato frequently walks.

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Pokéball Aimer 3-D printed iPhone case makes news among Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan

With data for making the 3-D case available online, now everyone can get a little help with making the perfect throw.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: rest tired arms with creative hands-free “Poké-Han” device

Arms tired from holding your smartphone in front of you all day? We’ll show you how to make this ingenious “Poké-Han mobile gaming accessory!

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Japanese otaku lifehack shows how to bring sexy anime characters to life

Anime fans in Japan are applauding the simple yet effective idea.

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How to win tug-of-war with a dog who doesn’t want walkies to end

Watch this resolute stand-off dissolve into joyous jumping thanks to a simple trick by the pup’s owner.

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Computer overheating? Japanese Twitter suggests using 10-yen coins to cool it off

We’ve all been there: you’ve been marathoning a TV series on your laptop, or maybe playing a game for way too long, and now your fans are going haywire and the whole computer is hot to the touch. What are you supposed to do? Put your viewing on hold and wait for your computer to cool? No way!

Thankfully one Japanese Twitter user has another solution: cover your computer in 10-yen coins. Read on to find out why this idea just might be crazy enough to work.

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Hack your life with these 10 brilliant ideas that will cost you next to nothing

Whether you’re a struggling college student or just trying to save some money by reusing and recycling, here are some lifehacks from Japan that have proven to be very popular on Twitter. They may look silly, but you will thank these ingenious users for their clever ideas as you wonder why you never thought of these before. Here are 10 ways to upgrade your life according to Japanese Twitter users.

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Want a great-tasting meal when eating alone? Put a mirror on the table, Japanese researcher says

There’s a restaurant in my neighborhood that I ate dinner at shortly after I moved to Yokohama. Since in those days I worked night shift, I walked through the door around 9:30 p.m., asked for a table for one, and ordered my food.

It turned out to be one of the blandest, least satisfying meals I’ve ever had, but that restaurant is still in business, more than a decade later, so the food can’t be that bad. In hindsight, I think the fact that it was about the 20th meal in a row I’d eaten alone was affecting my sense of taste. Spending too much time by yourself can mess with your head, and the social aspect of eating with a friend can really add a lot to your enjoyment of the meal, which is why a researcher in Japan says that if you’re going to be eating by yourself, you should put a mirror on the table.

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Got a bunch of old rice lying around? Let us show you how to revive it!

Most of the food you find in supermarkets in Japan comes in small packages, and people tend to buy just enough for a few days. You won’t find many supersized, bulk discount items at the local grocery store, with one big exception: Rice! Many families eat bowls of rice with most of their meals, so it’s easy to go through a few pounds a week.

But what happens when you overestimate and end up with bags of rice that go untouched for years? While it won’t exactly “go bad,” it will end up pretty stale. You could throw it out, but what  a waste that would be. Instead, try our lifehack to get your old rice tasting fresh and yummy!

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Taiwanese YouTube video shows how to de-clog a drain with straws, no sucking involved 【Video】

We’ve been seeing a lot of amazing innovations coming out of Asia recently, with real-life emoji created in Hong Kong, and the no-spill bento bag invented in Taiwan.

But the latest discovery to take the internet by storm is a simple lifehack: using a straw to clear clogged drains. It may sound disgusting at first, but don’t worry; there’s no sucking up of hair and garbage here. How does it work? Watch the video to find out, as well as a bunch of other uses for straw you never imagined.

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Japanese Twitter user uses cute drawings to teach us some cool lifehacks

Who doesn’t love lifehacks? These simple outside-the-box tips have the potential of making your life exponentially better. Need a new wallet? Use a Starbucks bag. Have sink slime? We’ve got you covered.

One Japanese Twitter user has recently gained a lot of attention from some cute drawings she posted informing her followers of a few cool and creative tricks for beauty and health.

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Drain cleaners will hate us! Use this one crazy trick from Japan to get rid of sink slime!

Sometimes the titles just write themselves, don’t they? While this probably won’t actually infuriate any of the companies that manufacture drain cleaner, it is a pretty nifty trick for keeping your sink drain free of slime. Best of all, it’s easy and requires very little work on your part!

So, what’s the secret to keeping your drain free of that disgusting goo that inevitably forms no matter how many times you clean it?

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Key keep getting stuck in the lock? Japan’s Miwa Lock has a quick fix for you!

Lifehacking, which sadly is not the act of hacking real life with Doom‘s god code, is more like nifty little tips and tricks that can make life just a bit easier, giving you more free time to read awesome stuff on the Internet. Sometimes, though, lifehack tips aren’t quite as useful as they purport to be–but that’s not the case here! Today’s lifehackery is about keys and it comes straight from the mouth of Miwa Lock, Japan’s largest locks/key/security company.

If you have trouble sliding your key into the lock, it turns out that there’s a quick, simple way to deal with it. And you won’t even need any oil!

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