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Unlock the secrets to a more efficient life with our post on "Useful Lifehacks"! Packed with clever tips and innovative tricks, this guide offers practical solutions for everyday challenges. From household hacks to time-saving techniques, discover how small changes can make a big impact on your daily routine.

Before using your credit card or debit card in ANY machine, make it a HABIT to tug on the card reader with good force. You’ll reduce the chances of your card being skimmed…by a lot.

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If you watch lectures, speeches, interviews or presentations on YouTube, you can often increase the playback speed by .25 or .50 and still understand what the speaker is saying while saving a significant amount of time.

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If someone is mad at you, give them enough time to calm down before trying to talk with them. People often don’t think logically when they are upset so trying to solve a situation while they are still mad can make matters worse quickly.

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Never sign into any of your accounts by clicking a link in an email.

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Even if you’re fairly sure it’s a legitimate email. Instead, load up a new page and go to the website yourself to log in. Anything that you would be asked to do via email you will be able to find on the main site and it means that you don’t risk being caught out by a scam email.

Always offer coffee to handymen who enter your house, you will get better, quicker service and fun conversations.

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"I had a woman offer me iced tea when I went to her house to install some furniture, and I remember it 16 years later. It’s such a great, easy way to welcome people into your home."

Make it a habit to delete your account from applications before uninstalling them from your phone

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If you stopped using app or website make it a habit to delete your account from their platform before leaving, will let you avoid a lot of spam, security risks and privacy concerns.

Don’t argue with people on online platforms. People tend to be more defensive of their opinions and more aggressive with their words. It will only ruin your day and waste your time.

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You Must Do an Absolute 100% Dry Run Test of EVERYTHING for Any Important Event or Presentation. Assume Nothing Will Work Right. Be Paranoid.

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I can not tell you how often I’ve seen people screw the pooch or shoot themselves in the foot all because they didn’t completely 100% test EVERYTHING prior to some important thing they had to do.

Not having batteries, not having the right cord to connect your laptop to some projector, not having the right software to connect your system to another system, having some software update change your settings and screw up your program, forgetting to account for timezone differences, having the incorrect phone number or web meeting address, being unsure as to who is doing what, missing some widget…

When considering a financial advisor, ask if they are a fiduciary. Fiduciaries are required by law to act in YOUR best interest. This could potentially save you hundreds of thousands of dollars by retirement.

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Fee-only advisors are somewhere you can potentially start. That means they aren’t getting paid to sell you stuff you don’t need (insurance products, load funds, etc.) If you don’t know what these are, please look them up. It could save you a ton later.

Harvard University listed 67 online courses for free!

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Now’s a good time to pick up a new skill and/or certification for your CV.

Or perhaps you have a friend or relative that has a hard time deciphering fact from fiction within the news – there’s a course called Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking where you’ll be able to ” evaluate the strength of an argument” and to ” identify logical fallacies in arguments”.

You can recall sent emails in Gmail up to 30 seconds after you’ve sent them. Change the time from the default 5 seconds in Settings>Undo Send. The option to recall the email will be in the bottom left corner.

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After a bad break up, do 10 things that your ex would never do with you. You’ll feel better and realize how much of yourself was being held back.

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When you are trying to resolve an issue where someone else made an error, put the focus on the error and not the person. Example of this: Instead of saying, “You didn’t send the attachment,” I say, “The attachment didn’t come through, please try sending it again.”

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Procrastinating? Your brain feels overwhelmed by the task. Tell yourself that you’re going to spend 15 minutes on it and do what you can. You’re far more willing to dive in.

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Taking on the whole task feels overwhelming so you don’t start. Tell yourself that you’re not trying to complete it, only that you’ll spend 15 minutes working on it, which feels much more achievable. So you start the task, and usually end up spending more than 15 min on it and realize it’s not as bad as you thought. Even if you don’t finish it, you got over the hump of starting. Next time spend another “15 minutes”.

Don’t undervalue yourself when deciding whether or not to apply for a new job. It’s up to the person doing the hiring to determine if you are what they’re looking for, and the only way to guarantee that you won’t get the job is if you don’t apply for it.

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The job posting is the employer’s wish list, it’s not a checklist.

If you are the only one trying to maintain a friendship, they aren’t your friend and your time and energy would be better spent somewhere else

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If someone is clearly depressed, prefers alone time, or needs your help before something bad happens, this is not the tip for you to follow. Please reach out to that person and let them know you care. I’ve been on that end and it is so reassuring to hear from someone even if you don’t feel like being around anyone.

But if you have friends who you consistently try to make plans with, they decline or take a rain check with a “oh we’ll have to hang out soon” and never get back with you, yet you see them out with other friends all the time, then yes, this is very applicable. You deserve better friends.

Getting angry with people for making mistakes doesn’t teach them not to make mistakes, it just teaches them to hide them. Highlight the mistake, not the person.

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If you have children and talk to them about danger (which you should), tell them that if someone is ever attempting to take them they should yell “you’re not my mom/dad!” That way, passers-by know it’s not just a kid having a tantrum

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My mom taught me this along with having a password if one of her co-workers ever had to pick me up for an emergency or whatever. Once my grandpa came to get me and it wasn’t planned, I asked him the password and he didn’t know what I was talking about. I wouldn’t go with him for 20 minutes until he called my dad and got the password.

When hanging something with two hooks, use painters tape to get exact markings, and a level on the wall. Hammer in your nails, and peel away the tape

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Learn to do — and enjoy — things by yourself. You’re going to miss out on a lot of fun if you keep waiting for someone else to accompany you

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Took up archery for a while. Guess what? I met a bunch of people who were in to archery.

Buying ice cream? Press on the top of the container, if it’s solid it has been properly stored, if it depresses it has thawed and refrozen

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I put a bubble level on my basic drill so I know when I’m 90 degrees perpendicular to ground when drilling vertically.

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When adopting or purchasing an animal, ask yourself “Will this animal be with me, regardless of my financial, employment, housing or relationship changes?” If the answer is “No”, you are not a suitable owner

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Take photos of your parents doing things they do every day. When you get older, they will bring back memories more than any posed pic ever could.

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When you buy a house, change out the water hoses for the washing machine because you never know when they were replaced last and are one of the most common causes of catastrophic water damage in homes.

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If you’re taking your animal to the vet for an ailment, get video of them coughing, breathing strangely, limping, etc. Animals may not show the ailment at the vet’s office and the video can help the vet diagnose your furry friend

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