Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. Learn how to convince people by asking questions, not by contradicting or arguing with what they say.
You will have much more success and seem much more pleasant.
3. If you’re starting out in a new city and don’t know what your long term living situation is, get a post office box.
Some benefits include:
-If you have to rent a different place for whatever reason, you don’t have to worry about changing your billing address or contact other institutions which have your address on file. You’re less likely to lose important mail between moves.
-If you’re living with roommates, you don’t have to worry about them snooping through your mail.
-Having a secure place to receive your mail may reduce your chances of being a victim of identity theft. You can go out of town for several days and your mail is still safely locked at the post office.
-It might give you some comfort knowing that your physical address isn’t on file with a bunch of organizations or businesses (there are some limitations to this where you have to give someone your physical address, not a mailing address)
-Psycho relatives who want to send Christmas cards don’t have to know where you actually live. Hooray!
If you’re deciding which post office to get a box in, but aren’t sure exactly what part of the metro area you’ll be in long-term, aim for a more centralized location near mass transit.
Getting a PO box might cost you $50 a year, but it’s very worth it.
4. Saying cheese in a photo makes people have lame smiles, words that end in “a” works way better, and give natural smiles.
5. If a friend stopped hanging out or coming to events and have mentioned money issues, please don’t pester them.
It’s likely they’d love to hang out and do fun stuff, but they’re saying no or they can’t afford it for a reason – continuing to bug them about something out of their control makes them feel worse.