Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. To block out noise from upstairs neighbors or loud roommates, hook up a Bluetooth speaker with good bass and play a “brown noise” app. The lower bass frequency does a better job of blocking footsteps and deep sounds than typical white noise machines.
2. If your job requires a lot of walking, bring an extra pair of socks. It’s amazing what a difference a fresh pair of socks can make in the middle of a long shift.
3. Sick of seeing the same ads on Instagram? If you block the account you won’t see ads from them anymore.
4. You can download a sample ballot ahead of the Nov. 6th election to avoid confusion at the polls at being an informed voter.
The advantage of downloading a sample ballot ahead of time is that you can avoid a lot of confusion when confronted with ballot initiatives, judges, or whatever else you may not have been expecting to see and haven’t researched how to vote. Ballotpedia can help you out here.
Or, you can google ‘sample ballot 2018 [your location]‘ if Ballotpedia is missing yours for some reason.
To figure out where to vote, go to https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/
You can also avoid potential scheduling conflicts/ long lines by voting early in many states.