Here are this week’s 10 Life Pro Tips.
01. Confidence is self-sustaining
Confidence is self-sustaining. Walk around with your head high and a smile on your face, even if you’re faking it. Your new-found aura of intrepidity will make people turn their heads to check you out, boosting your confidence until it’s no longer a facade.
02. When looking to switch jobs…
When looking to switch jobs, google the name of your company and look at all the companies in ‘People also search for’ section. These are the top targets for your search.
03. About to give a speech?
About to give a speech? Read it to yourself first out loud with a pen in your mouth. Much like how a baseball batter will add weight to his bat before stepping up to the plate, forcing your tongue to fight against more resistance to say simple words will make you enunciate everything very clearly when you take the pen out.
04. When considering getting a pet…
When considering getting a pet, Google the problems other pet owners have had with that pet. Then you can see if you will truly be able to take care of it. Even with cats and dogs, people so often neglect to research common health problems.
05. If you are away from news for a while and want to catch up
If you are away from news for a while and want to catch up, search “[month] [year]” in Wikipedia. This will give you all the major world news for that month. This also works for the year.
06. Check and replace AC unit filters regularly
Check and replace AC unit filters regularly. Units as clogged as this waste electricity, don’t cool as well, and can make you sneeze or sick. In worst case scenario, this could cause a few serious issues. Your evaporator coil can freeze up and you end up with a massive block of ice which will defrost all over your wall and floor. It can also lead to liquid floodback to your compressor, which can very quickly spell the end of it.
07. Few tips to speed up Chrome browser
Most of us often have a lot of tabs open in Chrome. Sometimes computers can hang when switching between tabs and it takes forever to even close a tab. At times, Chrome uses over half of the system resources. In most cases it is because of extensions. First, disable all the extensions that you never use. One extension that would help a lot would be The Great Suspender, which suspends tabs that have been open for a while and frees up resources.
08. When starting something new…
When starting something new, Google for “Things I wish I knew when starting X.” For example, I’m heading off to try out snowboarding this week. Searching for “Things I wish I knew starting snowboarding” resulted in posts filled with great advice for beginners by experienced snowboarders.
09. If you are thinking about leaning in for the kiss…
If you are thinking about leaning in for the kiss, but you aren’t quite sure if you’ll be turned down, try touching or running your fingers through their hair; if they recoil at all, leaning in is no-go, if they seem unfazed or especially if they smile, you have the green light. Everyone might think “he said if you want to kiss a girl you just met, touch her hair first.” That’s not the point. What is meant here is that if you’re in an intimate first-kiss situation and you’re nervous, instead of choosing not to kiss her, try an act that is marginally less intimate than a kiss, like touching her hair. People get caught up on the kiss, and they choose not to go for it because they didn’t get “the sign.” Her batting her eyes at you when you have plausible deniability (“there was a hair in your face”) can be the sign you’re looking for. It’s not something for creepy dudes to do to randoms at the bar, and it’s not something for men to do if they don’t mind getting rejected with their lips puckered. It’s something for everyone in between to try to help boost their confidence enough to go for it.
10. When wearing a tie on a windy day…
When wearing a tie on a windy day, slip a coin down the inside of the hem to keep the tie from blowing all around. I once loaned my skinny tie out and it came back with a quarter on the inside of the bottom. Genius.