How to Get Water out of Your Ear?

Water stuck in your ear after a shower or swimming session can be really frustrating due to the humming effect or semi-deaf feeling it causes. At times it can be very painful too even before it causes ear infection. You may follow these simple tips to get the water out of your ear.

(Please note that if the problem persists or pain doesn’t come down, you have to consult a doctor)

How to Get Water out of Your Ear?

  1. Tilt your head sideways so that the affected ear is facing down. Jump up and down for a couple of times, with your head in that tilted position, till you can feel the water draining out. This works well most of the time when there is sufficient water to flow out of the ear on its own
  2. If the above method do not work, use a dropper or spoon to add 4-5 drops of water into the troublesome ear with it facing up. Hold it for two-three seconds and tilt your head sideways so that the affected ear now faces the ground. The added water along with the stuck water should now flow out giving you instant relief. If you are in a pool or shower, do not wait to get hold of a dropper but use your own hands to pour a few drops of water
  3. If it still doesn’t go out, you may lie down in the bed on your side with the affected ear facing down. The water may flow out gradually on its own after a few minutes

Additional tips

Always use fresh water if you are following method 2 explained above. Bad water getting into the ears can cause ear infection.

If the above methods didn’t work and if the ear is still painful, consult a doctor without any further delay.

Things to avoid

While tilting your head fast, take extra care not to sprain your neck.

Avoid using ear buds, hair dryer or blower, surgical spirit or other liquids in your ear. I have heard of people using Hydrogen Peroxide in their ears to clean them up. A lot of other people use a vinegar and spirit mixture to dry out the ear instantly. We do not recommend any of these methods as nobody can guarantee the concentration of these liquids available at your home and hence how dangerous they can be.

Some people use tricks like plugging the affected ear tight with one finger and suddenly pulling it out. In fact, sudden pressure changes can cause damage to your ear drums and hence avoid the same.

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How to Boil an Egg?

Boiling eggs to perfection is no rocket science. You simply have to follow the steps below if at all you do not know yet how to boil an egg.

Hard boil an egg

For hard boiling you have to choose eggs that are 4-5 days old. Fresh from farm eggs are not suitable for hard boiling.

  1. Wash eggs thoroughly to remove any stain or spots. If it was in the fridge, let it come to room temperature before boiling starts
  2. Pour water into a sauce pan to a couple of inches in depth and boil it in high heat
  3. Add a couple of pinches of salt into the boiling water
  4. Lower the flame and gently place eggs into the water in a single layer. You should not stack eggs while boiling. Let it boil in low flame
  5. Remove the sauce pan from the flame after 12-14 minutes based on the size of the eggs
  6. Let it cool in room temperature for 10-15 minutes before you can peel them

Your hard boiled eggs are ready! Do not overcook eggs beyond 15 minutes nor cook in high heat. The egg white can become really rubbery if you do so. Adding a pinch of salt while boiling helps to peel eggs easily and perfectly.

How to boil an egg – The Soft boil way?

A lot of people prefer soft boiled eggs due to the taste factor. For soft boiling fresh eggs are the best.

  1. Wash eggs thoroughly to remove any stain or spots
  2. Pour water into a sauce and simmer it for 2-3 minutes. The water needn’t boil
  3. Gently place cleaned eggs into the water after turning off the flame
  4. Let the eggs remain in hot water for 3-5 minutes and then take them out

Your soft boiled eggs are ready! Serve them lukewarm.

How long to boil an egg?

Hard boiling eggs take 12 to 15 minutes for medium to large eggs. If the eggs are extra large, give it 17-18 minutes of cooking time.

Soft boiling takes 3 minutes for medium sized eggs and up to 5 minutes for larger ones.

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How to Cite a Website?

What exactly is Website citation and How to Cite a Website?

Whenever you use information from other websites on your own site, blog or publications, you have to give credit to the original author and website. Giving credit where it belongs can arrest plagiarism, get you clean image and save you from potential legal proceedings.

You may use the following simple steps to cite a website:

Explanation on How to Cite a Website

  1. Author: Find out the author’s name from the website. This can be found out from the article header, the about page or using the contact page of the website. If you do not get the actual author, you may want to use the site owners name. The name should be used in Last name, First name initial format (e.g Clinton, B)
  2. Year of publication: This is usually found below the article title on most websites or somewhere within the news body on news sites. For citing, you have to enclose the year of publication in parentheses and placed immediately after the author’s name
  3. Article title: Use of the news or article title with its first letter capitalized and it should end with a period. This information will follow the year of publication
  4. Date of accessing the information: Precede the date with the word “Retrieved” and succeed it with “from” (e.g Retrieved, December 23, 2010 from)
  5. Website name and URL: Get the website name as appeared on your web browser while browsing that site and the URL from the address box of the browser while browsing the article being cited. You may now complete the citation by including these information as the last part with the words “web site” following the website name

The completed website citation would look like the following example if you were to cite this particular website and the article that you are reading right now.

Lewis, B (2010) How to cite a website. Retrieved, December 23, 2010 from Daily Tips for Your Life web site http://dailytipsblog.com/how-to-cite-a-website.html

The above citation would work for printed material as well. When you are using online citation, you may shorten it further by actually linking the URL within the citation content.

What you just read is an example of APA style citation.

Now do yo still wonder how to cite a website?