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

September 14, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful

If you make a mistake, admit to the mistake, apologize, and explain what steps you’ll take to prevent it from happening again in the future. It’s very hard for people to yell at you if you’ve done that.

Both professionally and in my personal life, I know a bunch of people that refuse to admit to having made a mistake. When I mess up (and we all do at some point,) I just own up to it right away. By accepting responsibility, apologizing, and saying what I’ll do to keep it from happening again, I not only avoid getting a lecture about whatever I did wrong, I also get thanked by my boss/friend/whoever.

 

Buy your own modem. Internet companies will charge roughly $15-$20 a month forever to use something you can buy once for $50-$100. This will save you a ton of money in the long run.

Caveman Recommends: ARRIS SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 

 

 If you have to pay a company to work for them, it’s a scam. Period.

 

If you have a hard time getting up in the morning, take some deep breaths to get oxygen to your brain, organs and muscles 

The burst of oxygen will keep you from hitting the snooze button, and will make it easier to get out of bed and get moving.

 

When you’re settling a debt with a friend, don’t do it by buying them a gift or treating them to dinner. Square the debt with cash. They may actually need the money. Gifts or dinner should be a way to say thank you

 

Never stick with at a job or with a company out of loyalty if it means missing out on a good opportunity. No matter how good to you they may be the second you are no longer valuable to them they will lay you off without a second thought.

 

If you move to a new place, or simply want to make friends, try volunteering. Volunteer at as many places as you have the time for, long term or one-time events: parks, beach clean up, library, museum, local animal shelter, fundraisers, etc.

In the US volunteermatch.org www.unitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer#

 

If dealer asks why you want to sell your car, say you’re looking to upgrade. If you say other reasons like need the money, moving town, etc., they will lowball you with the price offer knowing you’re desperate to sell it, and will most likely take whatever they offer

 

Keep life at work professional. If people start gossip don’t involve yourself. If managers ask you questions come up with positive ways to talk about people. Use neutral words instead of disagreeing. Work hard, then enjoy your separate life outside of work

 

Diphenhydramine HCL is an antihistamine that you probably know as “Benadryll”. Store brand “Allergy Relief” medications with the same active ingredient are 1/10th the price.

On top of that, the same drug is also sold as a “non-addictive sleep aid” since it gets you drowsy. If you buy it as a sleep aid, it is more expensive, even if it is a store brand. So if you want it as an allergy med OR a sleep aid, buy the store brand allergy relief bottle.

Zzzquil is just the liquid form of the medicine and is almost 25x more expensive per dose

Also, Tylenol PM, Advil PM, etc, is just Tylenol/Advil/whatever with Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If you use Tylenol PM to sleep but not for for pain relief, give your liver a break and switch to plain ol’ diphenhydramine.

 

Universities like MIT offer free online courses for subjects like Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology and more that include full lectures and exams 

MIT Open-Course

 

Never assume that someone won’t be able to go to an event, it’s always better to invite them anyway, that way they know they haven’t purposefully been left out. It’ll avoid a lot of negativity.

 

If somebody comes to your door selling a home security system and asks if you have one, always say yes.

If they ask which company, tell them it’s none of their business. Many people looking for homes to rob will come to your door asking about security systems. It gives them a chance to case the home and look for weaknesses like if you don’t have a dog or if the house is homed by women or the elderly.

 

Instead of paying a lot of money for Mr. Cleans Magic Erasers just buy Melamine foam

It’s the exact same stuff but the foam you can buy in packs of twenty for a few dollars.