This wikiHow article on how to open a difficult jar has really made my life easier! My new jar opening method of choice is the Butter Knife Method. WikiHow is such an awesome resource! I have the Wikihow of the Day on my iGoogle homepage. Love it!
I'd like to endorse a product that has become more like a member of the family -- the Neti Pot.
First, my disclaimer: I loved and used the Neti Pot long before Oprah deemed it the "nose bidet". Let me tell you, if you have sinus problems the Neti will become your best friend. Living in TX where the allergens are among the highest in the country, I use mine every day! It works so well that I rarely need to use allergy meds. It's become a part of my daily routine for a year and a half now (although I've owned one for over 4 years) and if I ever forget a day, I can totally tell. It's like not brushing your teeth. You just feel kinda grungey. Yes, it's a little weird at first, but once you get used to it, it's a piece of cake. I can even use mine while talking on the phone. How's that for talent?! :)