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

October 18, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: main, Useful |

View your time as an investment, and pay attention to what gives you the greatest return

Think of how stingy you are with your money: if someone on the street asks for $10, you’re not giving it to them. There’s no way you’re giving a 30% tip for a normal dining experience. And so on.

And yet so many of us just waste ungodly amounts of our time. We throw it away, every day. I know I do unless I’m careful. What helps me to not waste time is to see it as an investment, and to keep track of the returns I get for my investment.

This approach has led me to recognize that some things offer incredible immediate return on investment: a night spent learning a new song on my preferred instruments, for example, gives me a lifetime of being able to play that song. That’s an incredible return. Other investments are more like low-interest, high security, long-term investments: going to the gym, eating right, etc. Some, like reading good books, are kind of a combination of both.

But many activities are worthless from an investment perspective: whatever benefit they seem to give doesn’t last any longer than the activity itself. 

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How To Buy A Car. Tips From An Ex-Salesman

September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Useful |

BEFORE YOU BUY

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

July 13, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Think of every aspect of your being as a collection of muscles. The more you use them, the stronger they become.

Even when we’re doing nothing, we’re doing something. Even when you’re not working out, you’re working out.

If I do nothing all day, over time, I’ll get really good at doing nothing every day. If I eat 3 square meals a day, by the following month you’d expect me to be pretty decent at it. If I answer that call from my mum which I always ignore because it makes me feel anxious, and practice taking the plunge and just click ‘accept’ automatically whenever she calls, by next year I’d expect to be more able to handle difficult calls of any kind.

Whatever you do, but more importantly, whatever you’re NOT doing, becomes a muscle, which over time gets stronger. Be aware of what you’re getting good at, especially when it feels as though you’re not actually doing anything.

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A Good Haircut Can Change Your Life…Here’s A Few Awesome Haircuts To Consider For You Next Trip To The Barbershop

June 15, 2017 | 7 Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Short Spiky + High Fade

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27 Unspoken Suit Rules Every Man Should Know

June 13, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Useful |

These rules basically tell you how to choose a suit, wear a suit and best of all – look fan-fucking-tastic in a suit

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

May 2, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Try and spend time with the elderly if possible. A little conversation with a lonely old neighbor every now and then can really brighten their life

Most people talk with the elderly as a kind of charity to their elders. I see it when people talk with my grandma. There is this fake excitement to have a conversation with her. The conversation is always “how was that chicken you just ate pretty tasty huh” “the weather is nice today”. I know a lot of people that are creeped out by old people and distance themselves. There also those that don’t see what they can get out of time with an old person. I hate when people talk to elderly like children. What they never talk about with her is how when my grandma was 20 she was a roller waitress in San Diego. She used to have to drive around the south of the bay to get to Coronado island because they hadn’t built a bridge yet. She use to go out there with her friends to make campfires and lounge on the beach. She absolutely lights up talking about that and it really is interesting to imagine my grandma as a young woman exploring the world of the 1940s and 50s. Every old man I meet can tell me war stories about his life as a young bachelor. They are people so don’t treat the act of talking to them like a chore to make grandma feel better. Every elderly person is a time machine that most people don’t even give a shit about.

 

Tell your parents/grandparents to call your phone number immediately if they ever get a call saying that you need money

Scammers will call older people and try to make it sound like their son/daughter is in trouble and they need some amount of money wired to a weird address. By having them call your phone number if they ever get a call like this, it will prevent them from losing money or having their identity stolen

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

March 29, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Useful |

There are still 10,000 puppy mills in the United States. If you’re buying a dog, insist on seeing the breeder’s facilities…Or just don’t buy dogs. Rescue. There are many great dogs who need homes in shelters. 

 

If you’re ever called by your bank’s fraud department hang up and call them back

I got a call from someone claiming to be from fraud department of my bank over the weekend. The call showed up on my caller ID as US Bank which is how I have it saved in my contacts. He said there was a fraudulent charge from American Airlines and I was on that their website booking a flight about an hour prior to the call. For a moment I thought it was legit but then he asked for a pin #. Just be careful because the caller ID makes it seem real. The actual fraud department said they have seen this multiple times with the caller ID showing as the ban

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

March 2, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Useful |

If someone doesn’t understand something you’re explaining to them, treat it as your fault for failing to explain effectively, not their fault for not understanding

I’ve recently realized this is the root of most of the communication issues with my friends and family. I would try to explain something, for example: how to run the new dishwasher. If they failed to understand the process, I would get angry (not at them, just in general) and they would see it as a critique of their intelligence. The discussion would quickly turn into an argument and in the end everyone would just hate the new dishwasher.

So I started acting like it was my failure to explain the situation…even if it wasn’t. It totally changed the tone of my voice and made the person I was talking to more receptive to my instructions. Instead of turning into an argument or debate, it turns into a constructive teaching opportunity.

 

When being a designated driver, don’t drive your car, drive one of your friend’s. Keeps your car puke free.

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