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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.

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How To Read More

June 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

by Ryan Holiday

When you read a lot of books people inevitably assume you speed read. In fact, that’s probably the most common email I get. They want to know my trick for reading so fast. They see all the books I recommend every month in my reading newsletter and assume I must have some secret. So they ask me to teach them how to speed read.

That’s when I tell them I don’t have a secret. Even though I read hundreds of books every single year, I actually read quite slow. In fact, I read deliberately slow, so that I can take notes (and then whenever I finish a book, I go back through and transcribe these notes for my version of a commonplace book.

So where do I get the time? (Well for starters I don’t waste any of it asking dumb questions).

Look, where do you get the time to eat three meals a day? How do you have time to do all that sleeping? How do you manage to spend all those hours with your kids or wife or a girlfriend or boyfriend?

You don’t get that time anywhere, do you? You just make it because it’s really important. It’s a non-negotiable part of your life.

I think there are three main barriers that hold people back from making this happen and I want to disassemble them right now so you can start reading way, way more.

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

June 21, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Looking to buy or rent a house in an unfamiliar neighborhood? Find Airbnb there, stay a few nights and walk to the train, grocery stores, etc. Get a better feel of it

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

May 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

If you have the unfortunate experience of having to put a pet down, find a vet that will make a house call. Don’t let your pet’s last moments be somewhere they are afraid of.

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20 Useful Apps That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

March 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

RunPee

An app that tells you the best times to have a toilet break during movies, how long you can leave & gives a synopsis of the bits you miss. It also tells you if there’s anything after the end credits. 

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18 Scams Everyone Should Be Aware Of

March 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

1. eBay scammers.

When you sell something like an iPhone, computer tablet, etc. (anything worth a pretty penny), you will occasionally get a really high bid at the end of your auction. You’ll then receive a follow up email that appears to be a payment confirmation from eBay/PayPal.

Never accept a payment email at face value. Always log into your PayPal account to verify you have received payment. What is happening is a scammer has created a new eBay account, usually only a couple of weeks old with little to no buying or selling history, and is placing high bids on valuable items. After they win, they immediately spend a fake payment email that looks legit (and is sometimes even more than the winning bid), but is carefully worded to say, "Payment will appear in your PayPal account after shipping tracking information has been confirmed." They are hoping that people will see the fake payment email and will ship their valuables unquestioningly. Do not send anything until you have logged into your account and can confirm the money has indeed been transferred.

These types of scammers will often request you send your items very quickly (birthday present, anniversary gift, etc.) to a different address from the one listed on their eBay account page. This is known as a Proxy Address. A proxy address is used by scammers who don’t want to be traced directly; they will hire someone to accept packages and then redirect it to them after receiving them. Often times, the proxy shipper has no idea who his/her clients are or what he/she is sending.

If this happens to you on eBay, report the user and repost the listing immediately. Make sure to also contact eBay so that they do not charge you a listing fee twice for the failed auction.

 

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16 Transformations That Prove A Good Barber Is Basically Like A Plastic Surgeon

February 27, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

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What to Do If You Win the Lottery

January 3, 2018 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Congratulations! You just won millions of dollars in the lottery! That’s great.

Now you’re fucked.

No really.

You are.

You’re fucked.

You see, it’s something of an open secret that winners of obnoxiously large jackpots tend to end up badly with alarming regularity. Not the $1 million dollar winners. But anyone in the nine-figure range is at high risk. Eight-figures? Pretty likely to be screwed. Seven-figures? Yep. Painful. Perhaps this is a consequence of the sample. The demographics of lottery players might be exactly the wrong people to win large sums of money. Or perhaps money is the root of all evil. Either way, you are going to have to be careful. Don’t believe me? Consider this:

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The Best Exercise You’re Not Doing

December 12, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

turkish get up kettlebell

Over a hundred years ago, a group of Turkish wrestlers set out to invent a total-body movement that would prime young athletes for competition — an exercise that would build stamina and flexibility and improve stability and strength. The Turkish get-up was born. A wrestler lay supine on the ground, one hand holding a kettlebell straight overhead. As the name suggests, all he had to do was, well, get up. “As legend goes,” says Pavel Tsatsouline, a strength and conditioning coach credited with bringing kettlebell training to the U.S., “if an athlete could complete a perfect get-up with a 100-pound bell, only then could his coach allow him to continue his training.”

A century later, the smartest people in fitness still embrace the get-up. “If you had to choose one exercise to do the rest of your life, Turkish get-ups would give you everything,” says New York trainer Don Saladino, who has used the move to get clients like Ryan Reynolds in superhero shape. That doesn’t mean lifting a 100-pound weight, either. Even holding a light kettlebell can leave you gassed, Saladino says. “The key is how slow you go: Continuous time under tension is when you see real benefits.”

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You’ve Been Pooping Wrong Your Entire Life

November 30, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Useful |

you've been pooping wrong your entire life

How many of you actually think about how you’re sitting on the toilet when you take a crap? Turns out, it’s something you should consider.

According to Daniel Lametti, who examined the best position for pooping in a piece for Slate, “bathroom posture” can actually have a big effect on your health.

Our bodies hold in feces with the help of a bend between our rectums and anuses. When we stand, the bend is at a 90-degree angle, which helps keep everything, um, inside. But when we squat, Lametti wrote, “the bend straightens out, like a kink ringed out of a garden hose, and defecation becomes easier.” 

Theoretically, that means that the closer you are to a squatting position, the easier it should be to poop. A 2003 study seemed to argue this is, indeed, the case; the participants who pooped in a squatting position needed less time and less straining to achieve a “sensation of satisfactory bowel emptying” compared to their toilet-sitting counterparts.

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