Life Hacks

Life hacks : a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.

  • Trying to remember something? Tilt your head back to increase blood flow to the part of the brain that controls your memory.
  • Nail polish remover removes stains from the rubber part on shoes.
  • DIY wasp trap – combine 1 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup salt in a jar.
  • Accidentally text the wrong person? Immediately put your phone on airplane mode to prevent the message from sending. Then, delete the message when it fails to deliver.
  • Swipe left or right on your iPhone calculator to delete the last digit instead of starting over.
  • A bandaid’s curved edge helps create the perfect French manicure.
  • Chew peppermint or cinnamon gum when driving to decrease frustration, increase awareness and make the ride seem shorter
  • DIY tanning lotion – lotion and cocoa powder
  • Gum stuck in your hair? Rub in some peanut butter or Coca-Cola and it should slide right off.
  • Put clear nail polish on rings that aren’t real silver or gold to prevent your finger from turning green and the ring from chipping.
  • Put a big marshmallow on cupcakes when they’re in the oven as a substitute for frosting.
  • Eating an apple is more effective than drinking caffeine.
  • Take a big sniff of your food before eating it to slightly reduce hunger.
  • Turning vibration and the camera flash off on your phone can help save your phone battery.
  • Microwaving fruits for 15 seconds can double the amount of juice in them.
  • After making popcorn in a bag, open it slightly and shake out the unpopped kernels.
  • Run out of AA batteries? Use AAA batteries with tin foil at the ends.
  • Use an ice cube to shrink a pimple.
  • Adding vodka to your shampoo strengthens your hair, prevents a dry scalp and reduces dandruff. (Just make sure you don’t accidentally drink it)
  • Out of shaving cream? Use conditioner.
  • If you eat something spicy, drink some milk or eat some yoghurt to reduce its effect.
  • Exercising helps reduce stress.
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