Wrap a small bowl in a paper towel (to keep it from slipping) and set upside-down inside a big bowl. A bundt pan works great for this too, if you have it. Sounds weird, but it works! Soak the pasta in water in a sealed bag for a couple hours or overnight.
via Pocket http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/cooking-tips-that-will-change-your-life