Sometimes trivial things can make life much easier and more comfortable. One of the people on Reddit asked the community about this kind of tricks, here are the most interesting and highest rated answers she got.
If you get up too quickly and get dizzy, tighten your abdominal muscles as much as you can, and this will help drastically reduce the uncomfortable feeling. You can also use this method preventively.
Spray your face with water. As a mammal, you have your instincts, so water hitting your face triggers a reaction: you wake up, your brain gets more oxygen and you feel better.
#3 Caring for Your Pet
Every time you accidentally set off a smoke detector, give your pets a snack so they learn to come to you when a fire actually breaks out and you need to escape.
#4 Overworking Yourself
Remember that there is absolutely nothing wrong with coming to work, doing the bare minimum to keep it, coming home and enjoying life. It might just save your mental health.
#5 “Please and Thank You”
If you’re in a place where you don’t speak the language, learn the words “please” and “thank you.” Along with a smile, they will take you far.
#6 Dog Attack
If you are ever attacked by a dog, push your forearm into its mouth. This causes the jaws to open and prevents them from clenching. If a dog attacks you, the best thing you can do is to “offer” just your forearm to him, then grab his neck with your other hand to hold him down. The faster and harder you push into his jaws, the less damage the bite will do.
#7 Lure the Animals in the Zoo
Wear the same colors as the zoo employees if you want the animals to come to you.
25% of 18 is the same as 18% of 25. Percentages are reversible and one is easier to calculate than the other.
If you start coughing while eating or drinking, immediately raise both hands up and hold them for a few seconds. This opens the airway and allows you to catch your breath. It also helps to move down food and drinks.
#10 Banana Trick
If you have a splinter under the surface of your skin, wrap a banana peel around it. Wet side down on the skin. I don’t know how, but it works. Banana voodoo.
#11 Overheating Car
If your car is overheating, turn the heater on full blast. This allows the car to draw heat from the engine into the cabin, thus cooling the engine.
#12 Sleep on Your Decision
Apparently when you make a decision in the morning and often it’s not until later that you realize you’re about to make a decision that may be very bad for you.
#13 “One Lamb, Another Lamb…”
Counting slowly to 150 is a really good way to fall asleep. If any thoughts arise while doing this, just let them play out and then continue counting.
#14 “Come on Baby Light my Fire”
Candle crayons are really flammable and when lit will provide about an hour of light, just like a candle.
#15 No More Tears
Use a wet knife to chop onions, it will reduce the amount of tears you cry if you have sensitive eyes. It is worth putting it under water repeatedly.
#16 The Name Trick
If you can’t remember someone’s name at work simply ask the person their name. When he/she answers you with his/her name, say: “No, no, I meant your last name” 😉 .
Which lifehack did you like the most?