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When you think of 'burner' phone numbers, espionage and spies probably come to mind. But there are plenty of reasons regular folks would want a burner number, and a few apps, let you create as many as you need. Here are a few ways you can use a burner number professionally, to protect your privacy, and even kill text message spam.

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If you drive for a ride sharing service like Uber or Lyft, know someone who gets carsick a lot, or you're usually the designated driver for your drunk friends, you need some barf bags in your car. These DIY ones are effective, easy to make, and even look somewhat decent.

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Starting right about now, I make sure to always have the bowl of my ice cream maker in the freezer, so it's always frozen and ready for action. In addition to making ice cream, it also works as a great impromptu ice bucket for chilling beverages.

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One of the best things about owning a GoPro is you can take it anywhere — even in the water swimming, diving, surfing, or just paddling around. Of course, losing or dropping it means it's lost to the depths. This trick uses a plastic soda bottle to make a simple, floating mount you won't lose under water.

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Unfamiliar kitchens (such as those in holiday rentals) can really throw off one's cooking game. If you happen to find yourself in one that lacks a basting brush and you have fowl to roast, do not fret: a coffee filter can save the day.

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The knife is the most important tool in the kitchen. But over time, they develop those pesky red rust stains, either from regular use, or maybe because it didn't dry completely after a previous wash. The best way to clean those is to leave the knife in a mug of vinegar for five minutes.

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Video: Raising children is a lot of work, so who can blame parents that look for tips and tricks to make it all a little easier? Sadly, not all life hacks are as useful as they seem. Here's what happens when 25 of the most popular parenting hacks are attempted.