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If you are the recipient of a big tin of popcorn, you know that unless you convince every member of your family to eat at least three handfuls of popcorn twice a day, the popcorn will go stale long before it all gets eaten. But instead of throwing out the stale popcorn left in the tin, you can always bring it back to life with a little help from your oven.

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees F.

Spread the popcorn evenly on a baking sheet.

Put the baking sheet in the oven.

Set the timer for 5 minutes.

Check the popcorn to see if it is crisper and more palatable.

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until the popcorn is to your liking.

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Samantha Herman

Samantha Herman earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University in 2005. Her professional writing career started in 2008, when she accepted an internship at "Willamette Week," a local alternative publication. Upon completing her internship, she became employed as a copywriter for an internet media company. In addition to copywriting, she has written articles for PDX Pipeline and eHow.