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35 Life Hacks You Should Know

DOMESTIC HACKS 1. Reverse Your Hangers Put your clothes in your closet with the hangers reversed once a year. As you pull clothes out, reverse the hanger. Every year give away any clothes that you never took out (hangers face original direction.) GET OUT OF THE HOUSE IN TIME Make your playlist exactly as long as you have to get ready in the morning. Go from chill songs to more energetic. You will be able to tell how you are doing on time by the currently playing song. UNLOCK A CHAIN LOCK FROM OUTSIDE Find a rubber band, Attach the rubber band to the chain I Instead of tearing open the banana at the stem (which can lock, then to the inside door handle. As you close the door from the outside, the rubber band will pull the chain and the lock will dislodge. Works like a charm. OPEN A BANANA THE RIGHT WAY be a real struggle), just flip the banana over and open it by pinching the stem. There is a reason monkeys do it this way. REMEMBER TO BRING USE ALUMINUM FOIL ICE COLD DRINK IN IMPORTANT THINGS CORRECTLY 3 MINUTES FLAT When you need to remember to bring something with you, put your car keys on it the night before, or put the item you need to remember on your shoes. On the ends of every box of aluminum foil there are tabs to push in that keep the roll from popping out; same for cling film. If you want to cool a warm beer or soda to ice cold in 3 minutes, put the can or cans in a pot and cover with ice. Next, add 2 cups of salt and fill with water. It will be ice cold in 3 minutes. SCHOOL/EDUCATION HACKS mp3.doc 23 SOURCES FOR YOUR THESIS BUY SOME TIME GET YOUR THUMBDRIVE BACK If you are charged with writing a lengthy research paper, find one very solid source that directly pertains to your thesis, and then you can use that source's bibliogra- phy to back into locating new sources. Alternatively use the bibliography of a Wikipedia entry. Need more time writing that paper? Grab a jpg, mp3, or some other media file and rename it "My Awesome Essay.doc" and send to professor. The "paper" will be look "corrupt" and it'll buy you a day or two more. Put an "Identification.txt" file in your flash drives. Include all relevant contact info so you can get it back if lost. WORK/PRODUCTIVITY HACKS 25 GET PAID TO POOP KEEP MOTIVATED WORK AS BEER TASTER You'll be using less of your own time and more of your company's time. If you poop for an average of 10min per day, your company will have paid you for more than 40 hours of poop- ing by the end of the year. That's half as long as most paid vacations! If there's something big you need to get done, tell all your friends you're going to do it. The fear of looking like an ass helps keep you motivated. When you're about to be born; press up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and select. If you did it correctly, you'll later get a job as a beer taster. (Ok this one is a lie) FREE STUFF HACKS 1: 25 FREE PHONE CHARGERS FREE HOTEL PORN Next time you lose your phone charger, don't buy another one. Go to a hotel and say you think you lost it there. It's the #1 most left behind item at hotels, so most places have a big bin filled with every phone charger imaginable. Next time you stay in a hotel that uses a Nokia TV system, enter the following code using the remote control: 2-2 -1 Down Arrow then push and hold down the "OK" button. FREE CANCELLATION 5% FREE AIR FREE HOTEL RESERVATIONS FREE WI-FI AT At Shell gas stations, press the button on the side of the pump three times. The pump will start without you having to insert any coins. CANCELLATION AIRPORTS If you've got hotel reservations and need to cancel, but you're already within however many days prior to arrival your cancellation policy stated, just reschedule for a future date (for which at my chain there's no penalty), call back, get a different rep and cancel free of charge! For those that have "for pay"Wi- Fi by adding "?jpg"at the end of any URL. Often Wi-Fi at airports do not redirect images, allowing this hack to work. HEALTH/BODY HACKS DON'T LOSE YOUR HAIR CHANGE YOUR CIRCADIAN RHYTHM If you are losing your hair, get Propecia for $2.50 a month instead of $189. Go to your doctor. Get him/her to prescribe you something called Proscar which is 5 mg of Finasteride (for prostate health) while Propecia is only 1. The good part about this is insurance covers proscar (because there is a medical purpose for it) so instead of paying 189 bucks a month you pay roughly $10 a prescription. Then cut it up into quarters. So it's a 4 month supply for $15 bucks. Your circadian rhythm can be manipulated by 2 your eating schedule. Stop eating during the 12- 16 hour period before you want to be awake. Once you start eating again, your internal clock will be reset as though it is the start of a new day. Your body will consider the time you break your fast as your new "morning" 911 3: 4: Speed up 911 When calling 911, the very first thing PREVENT SPLASHING Before pooping in a public toilet, put a couple sheets of toilet paper in the landing zone. This usually prevents splashing. SAVE A LIFE WITH COCONUT WATER you should do is to state your location. Cell phone triangulation is imperfect, and sometimes landline info is out of date. The moment an operator has an address or intersection, the police can be dispatched. Coconut water Is sterile, works ex- tremely well as a sports/hydration drink, is nearly isotonic to human blood, and in an emergency can be used as an IV fluid. 72 CURE BRAIN FREEZE SNEEZE FAST COMBAT ACNE Pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth cures brain freeze fast. It also makes the urge to sneeze go away. If you're about to sneeze, but it isn't happening as fast as you would like, look into a bright light and you will sneeze. Persistent acne can be almost univer- sally cured or substantially reduced by sleeping with a freshly washed towel over ones pillow at night. This works better than any acne medication. No Lie. AVOID SINUS CONGESTION If you have sinus congestion and steam just isn't doing the SEE IN THE DARK When you wake up in the middle of the night to do something, cover one eye with your hand and leave it there until you return to darkness. The eye that was covered will have retained its ability to see well in the dark so you will not run into the dresser on your way back to bed. This advantage is the reason pirates wore eye patches, so they could see in the darkness below deck after being in bright sunlight. trick, there's another body hack you can try to relieve the pressure. Thrust your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then press between your eyebrows. Repeating these two things rocks your vomer bone back and forth and loosens up the congestion, allowing your sinuses to drain. MISCELLANEOUS HACKS 13 YOUR HAND AS A RULER Measure your hand from your fingertips to palm and memo- rize it. Now you can judge the size of anything without a EXTEND A REMOTE'S RANGE If you are opening a gate with a remote, and you are a bit out of range, put it under your chin pointing upward. Your skull is a close enough approximation to a parabolic reflector to direct some extra energy forward giving you extra distance. ruler. Try to pick a finger that is pretty close to a standard length (1inch). You will never need a ruler to estimate again. 4: GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR FLOOR To go directly to your floor on an elevator, even if other floor numbers have been pressed, simply press the desired floor and the door close button at the same time, you will go directly to that floor. REBOOT THE CREDIT CARD MACHINE To piss off an annoying customer behind you in line at a checkout, hold down all 4 corner buttons on the credit card machine to reboot it. It will take a while to restart. SPEND LESS TIME IN TEST A REMOTE EXTRA BATTERIES If you point a TV/DVD remote at cellphone camera and press any button, you can see the infrared light. This trick will also let you see if IR security cameras are on in the dark. THE COLD 9volt batteries contain six AAAA sized cells that can be If your lock is frozen, use instant hand sanitizer on it. With its heavy alcohol content, it can break down ice. Squirt some in a resistant lock and get out of the cold. used in electronics that take AAA batteries. Small sized 12volt batteries contain eight 1.5volt button cell batteries, which retail for $3-$5 each.

35 Life Hacks You Should Know

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Here are a few tips that will make your life easier, more convenient, more fun, or just better. They require little effort, and can cumulatively make a big difference.


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