Life Hacks
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started 2020-12-28 17:42:23
Life Hacks: Technology
Along with The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names, I picked up another book. For the bargain price of $2.99, I found a book published in 2014 called Life Hacks by Keith Bradford. Apparently, this guy runs a blog at 1000LifeHacks.com, and he compiled all his favorite hacks into...
Life Hacks: Food and Drink
Chapter 2: Food and DrinkHave leftover coffee from the morning? Use it to make coffee ice cubes, which will cool your coffee down without diluting it.Run your bacon under cold water before cooking it. Doing so will reduce shrinkage by up to 50%.When making hard-boiled eggs, throw one teaspoon of...
Life Hacks: Health and Fitness
Chapter 3: Health and FitnessWhen you feel the urge to drink or smoke, go for a run, do twenty sit-ups, or some other activity that will get you moving. You'll soon start to associate quitting the habit with being fit.When you're thirsty and limited water is available, rinse your mouth...
Life Hacks: Cures and Solutions
Chapter 4: Cures and SolutionsMosquito bite? Apply a hot spoon onto the spot. The heat will destroy the reaction and the itching will stop almost instantly.Candles will burn longer and drip less if they are placed in the freezer for a few hours before using.Got a headache that just won't...
Life Hacks: Money Savers
Chapter 5: Money SaversIf you bought something on Amazon and the price goes down within thirty days, you can email them and they will send you the difference.When ordering coffee, ask for a medium in a large cup. The baristas will have to estimate the amount in a medium, so...
This is the only place you should use your debit card
I was talking with a coworker today who revealed that her identity had been stolen and used to file an unemployment claim. This happened last year when COVID was first kicking into high gear. She filed a claim with the unemployment agency and hasn't heard anything in nine months. She...
Fast This Way
Overall, I am enjoying the process of writing my weekly newsletters. Some of them come easier to me than others. I was absolutely on fire writing today's newsletter over the weekend. Perhaps it's because it's a topic that is in my sweet spot (biohacking). It could also be because I...
Today year's old
There has been a meme floating around for a while where someone says they were "today year's old" when they realized XYZ. The idea is that they are just now finding out about something as an adult that they did not know for their duration of their lives up to...
Life Hacks: Life Tips
Chapter 6: Life TipsIf you ever go to the zoo, wear the same colors as the employees do. The animals will come right up to you.Need to tell a believable lie? Make sure to include an embarrassing detail about yourself. Nobody will doubt a story that makes you look dumb.Have...
Your phone is destroying your focus
It's a decent headline and it's true.

Unless we take specific actions to use our phones deliberately, we will be following our basal instincts that are triggered by all the apps we use. The same applies to computers, iPads, and any other devices that serve us for content consumption and creation....
Life Hacks: Survival
Chapter 7: SurvivalIf you ever get trapped underwater in your car, use your car seat's headrest to break the window.If you get buried under snow by an avalanche, spit and saliva will follow gravity. Dig the opposite way.If you're ever attacked by a swarm of wasps or bees, use hairspray...
Life Hacks: Party Hacks
Chapter 8: Party HacksMixing alcohol with Diet Coke will get you drunker than if you mix it with regular Coke.Four words to get free alcohol at a party: "I've never been drunk."If you suspect someone's checking you out, yawn. If they yawn back, they were. Yawning is visually contagious.Sprinkle salt...
Life Hacks: Around the House
Chapter 9: Around the HouseThe best way to clean a microwave: Put a cup of hot water and vinegar inside, turn it on for three to five minutes, and wipe clean with ease.Use a blow dryer to instantly defog any mirror.When washing windows, squeegee vertically outside and horizontally inside. That...