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Why Your Cooler Isn't Just For Picnics

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.21.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

A cooler is a summer standby, but if yours is a little worse for the wear, don't chuck it just yet. Whether plastic or foam, the insulated container can do more than just chill a few bottles of beer.

5 New Uses For Rubber Bands Beyond The Office

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.14.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Rubber bands are the unsung heroes of the workplace, offering an easy way to keep giant file folders and other random papers bundled together. For most people, that might be the only job for these lowly office supplies. But there are a bunch of new uses for rubber bands--here are just a few of my favorites.

5 Uses For Cards...Beyond Poker

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.07.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

I was going through a box of random junk and came across multiple decks of playing cards. Unfortunately they're pretty worthless; out of the three pac...

5 Uses For Milk...Beyond Breakfast

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Back in the day, milk was used for more than just cereal. Instead, the dairy product found its way into other things, like paint. Today, I still think...

5 New Uses For Pill Bottles

Chris Barnes | Posted 04.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

What do you with your prescription pill bottles when you finish taking its contents? Turn them into containers, emergency kits and more. Here are my favorite uses for this everyday item.

Bookmarks, Cherry Pitters And 3 Other Uses For Paper Clips

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Growing up in the 1980s, I watched a lot of "MacGyver." Thanks to Richard Dean Anderson's portrayal of a non-violent secret agent, there is whole generation that thinks they can save the world with a paper clip, a soda can and some duct tape. MacGyver was right -- you can do anything with your trusty paperclip.