You ready to hack, bro? You ready to put on a hoodie and type really fast and then say “I’m in?”
Well slow your roll, bruh, because it’s time to hack your LIFE.
In a way that WORKS.
Check out these sick suggestions from Reddit, broheim.
1. Stop the rush
if you stand up too fast and your head starts to spin/rush/blackout tighten your abs as hard as you can and it’ll help drastically reduce the head rush.
you can also do it preemptively to help stop it before it even happens
2. Wipe it clean
Use whitening toothpaste and a little water with a paper towel to clean stained dry erase boards.
It easily removes ink and doesn’t spread it around like rubbing alcohol.
Works on boards that have been stained for years.
Use shaving cream as anti-fog. I used it on the inside of my motorcycle visor.
Smear it on, let it dry, then rinse off and dry.
It also works for bathroom mirrors. You can use it on a small spot so you can still see when you get out of the shower.
4. Dog bites
True lifesaver: if you are ever attacked by a dog, push your forearm INTO the bite. This pries the jaws apart and prevents them from clamping down.
If a dog is attacking you, the best thing you can do is offer your forearm, push as far back as possible, and then grab the dog by the scruff of its neck with your other hand to hold it.
The dog is now functionally muzzled and you have control of its head. The sooner and harder you push into the bite, the less damage the bite will do.
5. Gum up the works
That rubbing alcohol removes chewing gum.
I’d go through a 20 layer deep marketing funnel to get to that tip because it really does work.
6. Stop the heat
Rubbing vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) on your hands after you cut up jalapeños or other hot peppers. It gets rid of the awfulness that would normally be left on your hands from the peppers.
I rub my hands with oil and then wash it off with dish soap. I can totally remove my contacts after doing this.
It’s crazy how well this works.
7. Roach control
The cheapest, most effective, and safest insecticide against roaches (especially those huge “water bug” roaches that we have in the South) is a spray bottle of mostly water with just a little liquid dish soap in it.
Shake the bottle & get the water a little foamy, then spray the roaches. They will run, scrabble, and attempt escape, of course, but they will die. The soap film suffocates them faster than any chemicals will.
A friend told me about this, & I thought she was nuts, but I tried it & it works amazingly well. Plus it’s very easy to clean up and safe around food (not that you want to spray soapy water ON your food).
8. Splinter approach
If you get a splinter that is still partially sticking out of the skin, put a drop of Elmers glue on it and let it dry.
When you peel the dried glue off your finger, the splinter will be stuck on the glue and pop right off with it.
9. By the book
If you’re in college, don’t buy your textbooks until you actually need to use them.
I’ve saved hundreds of dollars by not buying “required” textbooks that we never used
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10. Don’t paint the town red
When putting a paint can lid back on the can, first put down a layer of cling film (saran wrap).
This will stop the lid sticking to the can once the paint on the lid has dried.
11. Stay curious
If you feel suicidal or depressed….don’t focus on hope.
It is enough to just stay curious.
Curiosity has the power to keep you alive far longer than hope ever will.
Curiosity leads to engaging work and this leads to opportunity.
12. Butter not
Got fridge hard butter and you want to bake? Cheese grate it.
It will still be work if you’re hand mixing, but it’s better than trying to chop it.
Microwaves exist, but it sucks when the butter splits.
13. Bite back
Mosquitos Bites be gone!
This hack is the most valuable thing I’ve learned in my whole life.
Heat of the back of a spoon with hot water. Then apply the back of the spoon to the bite. I usually do it twice for good measure. The spoon needs to be hot enough to keep on the skin without burning yourself. So test the heat before you press it down. Keep it on until the heat dissipates. Bite will stop itching almost immediately…usually the bite ha completely disappeared within an hour.
This only works with mosquitoes from my experience.
14. Drop it
More life advice than a life hack, but: “A dropped knife doesn’t have a handle.”
If you ever drop a kitchen knife or other bladed instrument, just let it fall.
Trying to catch it will almost certainly give you a nasty slice on the hand.
15. The wrong tube
It you start to cough while eating or drinking, essentially the “went down the wrong pipe”, immediately lift both your arms up in the air and keep them held up for a few seconds.
The act opens your airways and will allow you to catch your breath.
Also helps food or drink travel downward. My MIL taught us this and it’s now second nature
Do you have any good lifehacks?
Share them with us in the comments.