A Few Tips, Tricks And Hacks That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

July 5, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful

Never take a problem to your boss until you have multiple solutions to it.

It may seem obvious to some but imagine the difference between an employee coming to you with a problem that you then have to figure out how to solve VS an employee coming to you with a problem they already have several solutions for and you simply need to choose (as the manager) which option you believe is best.

In my experience when most employees come across a problem they don’t know how to instantly solve they simply present it to their manager and wait for a response.

This does nothing other than concrete your managers opinion that you are unable to do their job and they subconsciously disqualify you from promotion, presenting them with multiple solutions to a problem however makes them feel they are in control whilst simultaneously considering you as an asset worthy of promotion or at the very least retention.

 

If the IRS calls you, it is a scam. The IRS will always start contact you through the US Postal Service.

 

iOS has an option to turn off apps asking to rate them

Apple have put in an option to turn this off (asking to rate is automatically on by default) so they can’t ask you anymore. To turn this off on iOS 11, go to settings and tap ‘account’ at the top then iTunes and app store’ at the bottom there’s an option to turn off in-app reviews.

 

If a friend is buying you lunch and you are wondering what price or how much is okay, ask him what he recommends.

 

If you suffer from anxiety or an uncomfortable feeling of butterflies in your stomach, simply wash your face with cool water. An effect called the “diving reflex” will instantly lower your heart-rate substantially, helping you calm down.

 

When comparing ice cream for quality, but the ingredient list looks the similar, compare the weight of a serving on the nutrition label. Denser is better. The gums and fillers used in lower quality ice cream are lighter than cream and eggs.

If one says a serving is 1/4 cup (65g) and the other says a serving is 1/4 cup (73g), get the 73g one. They may both have some fillers, but the denser one will have less.

 

If you burn food to the bottom of a pot and can’t scrub it out, put the pot back on the stove and boil water in it. It will loosen the burnt food and make it easier to clean.

Add some baking soda to the boiling water to soften even more!

 

If there are no chances for job growth or improvement – it’s time to move on. You are worth more the more you learn. Otherwise you are getting paid less the more you know.

 

If you’re a renter with low water pressure, buy a decent shower head. They can typically be installed in less than 5 minutes and make a huge difference.

 

If you share an ‘inside joke’ with a friend around other people, just let them know what it is even if they won’t get it. People don’t appreciate being excluded.

 

If you are going to be working on or cleaning a lawn mower take the spark plug out. Spinning the blade with your hand could cause it to start.

 

Try buying a gaming mouse even if you don’t plan to game. The extra buttons can be easily mapped to basic tasks such as cut, copy, paste, etc. which can come in quite handy.

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Don’t use your debit card on vacation. Use a credit card instead. If your card gets compromised or stolen, your actual money will be fine so you can still get home and pay the rent. The issue will be resolved before you have to pay the bill.