Per this meta, I think it fits the criteria.
- It is a problem most people encounter at some period in their life.
- It has a common solution (ripping it open with my fingers) that I want to improve. I have described what I've tried and why my current solution is not satisfactory to me.
The question has been closed (and I have since made an edit). Note that my goal is not getting it reopened. My goal is to have us be able to concretely explain why it was closed, assuming it should be. Right now, that reason seems to amount to "isn't lifehacky enough", which doesn't seem like something particularly quantifiable to me.
If the reason is has too obvious a solution of "use scissors or don't squeeze so hard", that's a pretty slippery slope in here that I don't think will serve us well. Take, for instance:
Question: Lifehacks for waking up
Obvious Answer: Use an alarm clock.
Question: How do I remove ice from a windshield?
Obvious answer: Warm up the car and start scraping with an ice scraper. You'll get there eventually.
Question: How do I keep pencils from breaking
Obvious answer: Don't press so hard
Question: How do I open clamshell packaging?
Obvious answer: Use stronger scissors or a box cutter.
Obvious answer: Make use of a smaller container.
Note that I'm not trying to point and say "Hey, these other ones are open, mine should be too." Maybe some of those should be closed as well. What I'm trying to do is get some sort of definition on what makes some of these okay but others not. On the surface, they all look pretty similar to me.