Here are this week’s life pro tips.
1. If you’re still hungry shortly after you’ve eaten…
If you’re still hungry shortly after you’ve eaten, you’re probably dehydrated. Try drinking water before consuming more food. Nutrition is a very complicated subject. Water is just one solution to a problem that can have many causes. If you do drink plenty of water on a regular basis and you’re still hungry, then you’re body is probably craving nutrients that you’re not getting. So while you’re eating plenty of food, you’re starving on a nutritional level. There is a very insightful documentary on Netflix called “Hungry for change” that I recommend everyone watch.
02. Always tell door-to-door security alarm sellers…
Always tell door-to-door security alarm sellers that you are already owning one. Even when you actually don’t have one and you are not interested. Those ‘sellers’ could sell information to burglars about you.
03. A falling knife has no handle.
Never try to catch it, (yes. I’ve seen people try) just jump back as fast as you can. Worked in restaurants for years and I still have all my digits.
04. Need to print something in a pinch, but running low on black ink?
Change font color to #010101 (99% gray). You can also save ink just by changing the font. Century Gothic, for example, uses on average 30% less ink than Arial. The top five fonts according to Printer.com for low ink usage are Century Gothic, Times New Roman, Calibri, Verdani, and Arial.
05. You can tell Siri to roll a dice
If you ever forgot/lost dice for a specific game or just a random number chosen. A little tedious roll after roll but hey it works! Siri can also “give me a random number between ___ and ___.”
06. Take a first date to a pool hall or bowling
You can escape the awkward silence by taking your turn. Unless you carry conversations extremely well, don’t take a first date out to dinner, you can’t escape those awkward lulls of silence and the conversation will seem forced. Instead go on an activity where you are both preoccupied and the conversation will carry itself.
07. When accepting to give help to friends/family, be specific about time frames
People have different conceptions of what’s acceptable to ask from others, especially concerning time.
Notable examples are:
· Can I stay at your home for x reason?
· Can you help me doing x?
· Can I borrow X?
It’s a good idea to reply “Sure, for how long” to all of the above if you’re willing to help.
08. The bowline knot
The bowline knot may be the most useful knot, but it is secure and can be tied and untied easily. You can do it in 4 simple steps. As it is taught in scouting, “the rabbit comes out of the hole, around the tree, and then back in the hole.”
09. How to lace your running shoes
10. When camping, strap a head lamp to a gallon jug of water
When camping, strap a head lamp to a gallon jug of water to fill the entire tent with ambient light.