LPT: If you're already having a terrible day, do as many things that you've been dreading that you can.
At a certain level of bad day, you're unlikely to feel much worse. After you complete your tasks, you'll feel better, or you'll at least keep those things from ruining another day.
Good advice. I do this with dishes, laundry and vacuuming. Having a bad day makes it better when you're being productive.
[LPT] If you have to concentrate on something I recommend you to try listening to brown noise. It helps you to relax and focus! (linked)
This is surprisingly effective! I usually struggle to concentrate on one certain thing without being distracted, so I tried this to concentrate on pre-exam studying and it helped me to clear my mind and only focus on studying!
I still don't understand the science behind this (probably going to do a ELI5 and link it here) but it probably has something to do with wavelengths stimulating the brain.
(Apparently it also kills a tinnitus so why not give it a try?)
Edit: A word
I thought this was white noise? After a little Google searching there are many different color noises. TIL
More info for the curious; https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/white-noise-sound-colors/462972/
LPT - When house shopping, visit all the surrounding grocery stores. This will tell you all you need to know about the neighborhood.
Taco Bell with bullet proof windows and drive thru window
LPT: How to mute the gas pump.
If your gas pump has one of those screens that blares sports center at you, there's an unlabeled mute button here.
EDIT: Thanks for the gold! I think I've stumbled into some kind of suppressed Jimmy Fallon hatred.
What the hell is that, ads?
LPT: If you're looking at someone and don't want them to catch you looking, instead of darting your eyes away or turning your head when they start to look your way, blink your eyes instead and then change where you're looking while your eyes are shut
LPT: Close your eyes when you get caught starring. If you can't see them, they can't see you.
LPT treat job interviews like you are interviewing them to see if they are worth your time. You will appear as a stronger candidate
If they aren't worth your time, don't take the job. Alot of garbage companies out there
Be careful you don't come across as an arrogant prick though.
LPT: Add /zip to the end of an imgur gallery URL to download it
Or scroll to the bottom and press the "download album" button
LPT: If you know your live-in significant other is going to have a rough day tomorrow, make their morning great by making a small breakfast and getting the items together (like keys/food/etc.) that can derail a morning.
It doesn't say to baby your partner. It's perfectly normal to do this especially if you know your SO is gonna have a tough day.
Mine recently went on a long drive with his dad halfway across the country to pick up his moto and had to drive back all the way home the next day. He had just less than an hour before he left for his dad's and from when I got home from work. Used that time to pack them lunch, coffee, and snacks.
He just got home. I'm still at work, can't wait to see him <3
LPT: On vacation? Don't eat anywhere near tourist spots. The food is rarely authentic and twice as expensive. Walk a few blocks away, usually about where there aren't anymore signs subtitled in English, then eat there.
I used to work at Rockefeller Center in NYC and had to walk away from the tourist trap every day to eat good food at a reasonable price. Took that lesson with me to Rome, Italy. Instead of eating next the tourist spots (Palatine Hill, the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, etc), we'd always walk a few blocks away to where people stopped speaking English. Food was waaay better than the obviously frozen pasta we had our first day, before I realized what we should've been doing.
Edit: As with any LPT, context matters. In some countries, it's better and safer to stay within the tourist bubble.
I'm travelling from London to Hull in a few weeks. How far from the city centre do I need to get before they stop speaking English and charge less for better food?
LPT: when making rice, just throw some broccoli on top when there is like 10mins left, it'll be perfectly steamed at the end and is a super easy way to add some nutrition with virtually zero extra work!
I just thought of this on a whim one day and have been doing it ever since. It's SO easy and works great.
(Note: by the time there's 10 minutes left, the water level should be below the "rice level" so the broccoli isn't gonna be submerged or anything, they just rest on top)
(Note2 can also do this with quinoa if you're into that)
Sounds really spicy. I was just going to have white rice with a glass of water on the side.