LifeProTips

LPT: ‪When the chocolate syrup bottle empties, pour milk into it and shake it up to get another glass of chocolate milk.‬

LPT: ‪When the chocolate syrup bottle empties, pour milk into it and shake it up to get another glass of chocolate milk.‬

LPT: If you take a good picture and post it online, crop it down a little so if anyone ever questions whether or not you took the picture, you're the only one with the full size original.

LPT: If you take a good picture and post it online, crop it down a little so if anyone ever questions whether or not you took the picture, you're the only one with the full size original.

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LPT: If you take a good picture and post it online, crop it down a little so if anyone ever questions whether or not you took the picture, you're the only one with the full size original.

The only cases I've ever seen of people needing to defend their pictures where people who where in fact guilty of plagiarizing.

You get lots of cases where someone takes your picture and slaps it on an ad on a billboard or similar as well. I pass all my photos through Adobe Bridge, and part of the process involves adding copyright metadata and an invisible watermark. Make the watermark medium and in the middle of the photo, and people won't be able to crop or blur it out.

I have done this, it saved me a few times :)

LPT: If a business has “Open interviews every Tuesday from 2-5pm!”, you probably don’t want to work there.

LPT: If a business has “Open interviews every Tuesday from 2-5pm!”, you probably don’t want to work there.

That's some high turnover.

I own a strip club and that's when we have the peeler interviews

Those signs are the equivalent of asking: "Do you have 2 arms, a pulse and a strong desire to work for a low-wage?"

A delicious pastry

LPT: It takes most people a long time to be honest when you do something that annoys them. Don’t brush it off. By the time they tell you, it’s become a big deal to them.

LPT: It takes most people a long time to be honest when you do something that annoys them. Don’t brush it off. By the time they tell you, it’s become a big deal to them.

Got it. Badger my girlfriend incessantly until she tells me what’s wrong. I’ll report back with results

LPT: If it's something that's beyond a pet peeve and will cause real issues in the future, bring up your frustrations early and calmly. It'll keep the peace and allow time for change or a compromise. Don't wait for things to snowball.

Oh no.

Look, mom, I love you, but laughing at your own comments/jokes all day is a bit annoying, especially when nothing you say is funny to anyone. I love you, but you need to get your incessant laughter under control.

LPT: Before you travel freeze a half cup of water and put a coin on it. If the coin is in the water when you get back you know that your freezer lost power and defrosted.

LPT: Before you travel freeze a half cup of water and put a coin on it. If the coin is in the water when you get back you know that your freezer lost power and defrosted.

Put a small tupperware in your freezer and toss an ice cube in it.

If the timer on your oven or microwave is wrong you know the power went out and you need to check your food.

This seems much easier.

And then stack up 10 pennies on top of that ice cube. Also, put a mouse inside the Tupperware. If it’s still alive when you get back it means it didn’t freeze to death and the freezer is broken.

LPT: If you come across a motorcycle accident with the rider down, do not remove their helmet. You might cause a serious spine injury.

LPT: If you come across a motorcycle accident with the rider down, do not remove their helmet. You might cause a serious spine injury.

I hope I will never use this tip

Their breathing is the most vital thing. Don't move their helmet unless you really need to but if their airway is obstructed it may be a choice between them living and potentially being paralyzed or dying.

But really don't remove move them unless you really need to.

Also, if the helmet's come off, don't retrieve it - it may have the rider's head in it.

Don’t move them at all for that matter unless you know what you’re doing

LPT: When calling in sick for work, always use the word "contagious" , nobody will argue with you.

LPT: When calling in sick for work, always use the word "contagious" , nobody will argue with you.

"Yes, it is the contagious form of a mild ankle sprain."

"Boss, I can't come in to work today. I'm afraid I just don't give a fuck anymore and it's contagious."

Boss: "I don't fucking care if it's contagious, come in to work!"

"See? It's spreading already"

I went "explosively projectile vomiting due to food poisoning" and achived the same result

This doesn't work if you work for a company that punishes you despite having a doctor's note. (If you see that a company aggressively punishes employees for minor issues get out asap.)

LPT: If you suffer from mouth ulcers, such as canker sores, they may be caused by the chemical SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) found in most toothpastes. Try switching to a brand without SLS for reprieve.

LPT: If you suffer from mouth ulcers, such as canker sores, they may be caused by the chemical SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) found in most toothpastes. Try switching to a brand without SLS for reprieve.

I stumbled upon the advice a couple months back and I made the switch because I was so desperate. I went from having 2-3 canker sores at any given time to none at all. I still can’t believe it’s worked so well and I just want to help any of you that are suffering like I used to. Hopefully it works for you too.

 

EDIT: Many of my sores were caused by minor mouth trauma like biting my lip or cheek. I would literally always get a canker sore after. I have bit my mouth accidentally many times since switching toothpastes and still no canker sores.

 

EDIT2: Also, sugary and acidic foods (like oranges and pineapples) seemed to give me canker sores as well (the ones not caused by me biting the inside of my mouth). I used to avoid them at all costs. Since my switch of toothpaste I’ve been slowly dabbling with these foods again and so far so good. So maybe making a toothpaste switch can let some of you enjoy these foods again too. But keep in mind others in the thread have said the only way to truly keep sores away was to continue avoiding these foods in addition to cutting out SLS.

I’ll add to this by saying the chemical is simply a foaming agent in toothpaste and (as far as I know) toothpaste without SLS is just as effective in cleaning and dental health.

While I don't ALWAYS have mouth sores, I'm extremely prone to them. Anytime I bite my mouth it's almost guaranteed that I'll develop a big sore that will last at least a week.

I'll check into this.

Just wanted to post that I learned this from Reddit many years ago, switched to Sensodyne toothpaste (which doesn't have SLS), and it's improved the canker sores immensely. I might get a handful a year now, tops.

LPT: You can use temporary CC numbers to prevent recurring charges from messing up your finances.

LPT: You can use temporary CC numbers to prevent recurring charges from messing up your finances.

I found this one out the hard way when my local gym, which I never signed a contract with (just a cc authorization form) charged me for 8 months after I cancelled my membership.

You can find out more about what they are here and Privacy.com has a good one that you can turn on and off. Please though, for the love of everything holy, check your credit card statements every month. I wouldn't be faced with either eating a $700 or going to small claims court had I just took a look at my credit card bill every once in awhile.

FYI: Privacy.com is only available in the US

BofA does this and you can limit how much money it is able to take out, It's great for using sites you don't quite trust.

They catch on after a while but usually sign up bonuses are tied to card number being on file. Change card number with a new privacy burner and a new email address and you can get as many sign up bonuses as you want until they catch you

I don't recommend BOA nor WF to anyone who cares about consumer rights.

LPT: don't give out people's phone number without their permission, even if you think they'd love to meet this new person. You never know who's dated or been stalked by whom and your friends will appreciate that you respect their privacy.

LPT: don't give out people's phone number without their permission, even if you think they'd love to meet this new person. You never know who's dated or been stalked by whom and your friends will appreciate that you respect their privacy.

This includes family.

Text from my mom last week, “Hi, just had a meeting with a really nice young man selling knives to pay for school. Gave him your number. He can do a video chat presentation with you”.

What she should have texted, “Can I give your number to some random dude peddling his wares so I can waste a half hour of your life?”.

Bonus points if she compares you to your brother in a way that makes you feel like you never measure up.

Oh! So good to hear you're doing well at your job! Of course, your brother didn't want a job, which is why he has a business. Remember how ambitious he was when you two were younger 1/4

Remember the lemonade stand, and all that money he made. And how you whined and whined when he went to the movies without you. You didn't squeeze any lemons. Too stubborn. But enough about your brother, hows your 2/4

Boss treating you? Your brother is his own boss. That's why he took me and his wife to Bermuda. I didn't want to go, because of the sand and the parasailing they insisted I come along on. We had such a blast. Wish you could have joined us 3/4

But as you know, hotels get weary when more than 3 people stay at a time. Is your car running OK? I worry about you. Never have to worry about your brother. His foreign cars run so smoothly, they are never in the shop. But your Hyundai is foreign too! I guess! Love you! Mom 4/4

At the most you get the contact info of the one who wants to reach the other person and pass that along.

Try one of these subthreads