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I foolishly put my "Tervis" type (rigid) straw in the dishwasher. When I pulled it out it was no longer straight. To fix it (straighten) the straw back, I put 2 metal kabob skewers inside the straw and ran it back through the dishwasher. The skewers held the straw straight when the plastic was heated up.
To help drink more water I keep an insulated cup with a straw at work (a water bottle with a built in straw works too). It is much easier to take a quick one handed drink from a straw than having to take a cap off a water bottle. Switching to a straw has doubled my water intake and it seems like a treat =0)
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