LPT: Next time you have an easily googleable question about food, clothes, or general life stuff, text your Mom and ask her instead. She probably loves seeing that you still want her advice.
This is something I've been doing lately just because I feel like my mom seems happier when I do. I'm in my last year of college and realized I typically just google'd all my questions that I had as I figure out living on my own. This past year though, I've been texting her all my silly little questions: "How can I get X stain out of my carpet easily?" "Do you know any home-remedies for a sore throat?"
It might seem really trivial, but I think anyone would love to know that you still rely on them and not only appreciate their advice, but seek it out too.
Have a great day! :)
EDIT: Obligatory thanks for the gold, kind stranger. Glad I could brighten your days!
But what if she always responds "Idk did I raise you to be this helpless? Just Google it ya dumbass."
LPT: If you're questioning wether someones pregnant or not, just ask if they have any kids.
That way if they're not pregnant, it won't offend them
EDIT: Thanks for the support guys <3
Yeah...this doesn't always work out. My wife's sister had that glow about her, so I asked her "Do you have any kids?" Her response was "Are you retarded? We've known each other for almost 15 years!"
And yes, she was pregnant.
LPT: When taking pictures on your phone of/with other people, launch the camera from your lockscreen so that if they ask to see how the picture turned out and you have to hand them your phone, they can't snoop through your other photos
Nah I prefer to let people learn their lesson the hard way
LPT: All signs indicate that this summer will be the hottest ever in North America. If you will need to buy an air conditioner or will have trouble paying higher electric bills, you should start saving for this right now.
greetings form australia. we just had the craziest summer ever. 48 degrees one time. fucked me up good. (thats 118 in freedom units)
LPT: Pay more attention to two-star user reviews online more than one-star reviews
A lot of people tend to use one-star reviews without proper justification. They could be complaining about the courier service, just be generally irrationally angry, or have something against the company that doesn't have anything to do with the product in question. Generally speaking, two-star reviews tend to be far more genuine, less spammy, and weigh up the pros and cons. I find it works best on Google reviews and Amazon.
Or my personal favorite:
"5 Stars. Looks like an awesome product! Can't wait til it gets here!"
LPT: If you make a packing list before you go on a trip, review and edit the list when you return from your trip then save it. Over time, you'll be able to pack more efficiently.
I've been doing this with business trips and vacations for a couple of years. I now have a few different packing lists that I can pull up whenever needed. Saves me time and space when packing.
This sounds like an amazing idea that I will absolutely never get around to doing
LPT: Clean one room a day. It breaks down the chore and means you don't have to dedicate a significant part of your weekend or evening to keep your house clean.
Inspired by this thread. I had an ex who insisted that Saturday should be cleaning day of the whole house, no matter what. Way to wipe out the best part of the weekend. :-/
After leaving her, I discovered that it was far less of a drain to just do one (or two) rooms per day. I get in from work, get changed, and clean a room. Takes 20 minutes. The rest of my time is my own, and my house is clean.
What if my whole house is just one room?
LPT: When you can't find your glasses, make a pinhole with your fingers and look through it. You'll see sharp no matter what your prescription is.
This works just like any pinhole camera.
I just use the camera app on my phone as sort of a looking glass, can even zoom in and out!
LPT: If you're smoking with people and they need to borrow a lighter, don't light your own cigarette before handing them your lighter. This will ensure you get it back if someone pockets it.
Enough criticism, guys. We all have bad habits. This is just a little tip to keep track of a $2 lighter.
Just ask for it back. They subconsciously pocket it.
LPT: If someone is kind enough to let you borrow their car without any type of compensation, at least fill up the tank when you return it.
Oh I thought that was just called not being a douche