The Shortcut
The Shortcut

How to Keep Your Cookies Soft for Days

The next best thing to fresh baked.

Dec. 22 2016 5:43 AMRevive That Solid Brick of Brown SugarAll you need is a paper towel and a little time.
Feb. 18 2016 9:49 AMThe No-Clip Chip Bag TrickA foolproof way to seal your open bag of chips.
Dec. 19 2015 12:08 PMHow to Wrap Gifts With One Piece of TapeIt’s possible.
Dec. 16 2015 11:21 AMA Simple Trick to Keep Your Soda From Going FlatGet more from your two liters.
Dec. 4 2015 10:04 AMA Better Ice PackNo more damp kitchen towels or leaky plastic bags.
Nov. 23 2015 12:04 PMThe Best Way to Soften Butter QuicklyWithout melting it.
Oct. 27 2015 7:32 AMThe Absolute Best Way to Reheat PizzaStep away from the microwave—and the oven.
Aug. 4 2015 9:30 AMThe Nerdy Sounding App You Desperately NeedClipboard managers will help organize everything you copy and paste.
July 24 2015 9:55 AMThis Recycled Garden Allows You to Plant Seeds Early Without Worrying About FrostCreate your own mini-greenhouses and biodegradable planters. 
July 13 2015 9:44 AMYes, There Are Two Kinds of PlungersBoth are specifically designed for either the sink or the toilet. Find out which is which.
June 29 2015 10:51 AMThe Secret Stain Remover That’s Already in Your Medicine CabinetFrom grass to barbecue sauce to grease, summer is the season of stains. Fight them all with this simple tip.
June 1 2015 3:28 PMMake the Most of Glass Jar CandlesWith some popular scented candles priced at over $20 each, here’s how to get your money’s worth.
April 13 2015 10:48 AMWallpaper by the BookHow to turn old tomes into custom wall covering.
March 30 2015 7:11 AMThe Tape ShelfHow to hang pictures without making a drywall mess.
March 16 2015 7:49 AMOut, Damned SpotThe simplest way to remove oil or grease stains from clothes.
March 25 2016 11:06 AMHow to Chill White Wine FasterAll you need is a towel and a freezer.
Jan. 20 2016 8:02 AMPut Down the Duct TapeUse this instead.
Dec. 17 2015 11:21 AMHow to Test if Your Eggs Are Still FreshDon’t let one bad egg spoil the brunch.
Dec. 15 2015 9:59 AMHow to Crack That Pesky Old PadlockWithout the combination.
Dec. 1 2015 10:08 AMThe Best Way to Preserve Fresh HerbsFor months, no less.
Nov. 17 2015 7:18 AMThe Fresh Coffee TestAn absurdly simple way to check if your old beans are still good.
Aug. 10 2015 9:45 AMA New Use for Dryer Sheets Your Friends Will Thank You for EmployingThe tip that will keep you from getting tossed out of tents, hotel rooms, cars, and more.
July 29 2015 9:16 AMIt’s Summer. Free Your Forearms!But don't compromise your style. Here are the methods you need to know.
July 22 2015 10:48 AMThe Simple Way to Reveal an iMessage’s TimestampDiscover a hidden feature for the app if you’re running IOS 7 or 8.
July 6 2015 11:06 AMThe Easiest Way to Clean Dust BunniesBanish bunnies from hard to reach places without moving furniture.
June 22 2015 8:49 AMStop Looking Like a Fool at the Gas StationThis indicator shows what side of the car the gas cap is on.
April 23 2015 10:00 AMCleaning Your Cast IronThree universal rules for maintaining your beloved skillet.
April 6 2015 11:04 AMClean Your Gross Keyboard ImmediatelyThe easiest method, in two steps.
March 23 2015 7:51 AM“Empty” Lotion Bottles, FixedDon’t let the overpriced moisturizer win.
March 9 2015 7:49 AMLiberate Your Cup HolderBetter ways to organize things in the car.