Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. Don’t pay for the turbo tax.
If you’re filing your taxes with turbo tax and it says you have to pay to file, don’t do it. Just complete the full process and on the VERY LAST PAGE, there’s a link to click to review all the documents just before you submit.
That shows you each form, completely filled out with all of the correct information. Now with that open, you want to go to the IRS website and use one of their linked sites. Find each form that is on the turbo tax review page you have open, and match all of the fields. Then submit with the other site and exit turbo tax.
You’ve now filed your taxes for free!
2. If you have an ingrown nail, using dental floss will help.
You slide dental floss under the nail as far as possible and leave a piece on both sides hanging. This will alleviate the pressure and a lot of the pain and after a few days (taking care to change it daily) your nail will start to grow upwards and out of your skin.
3. Don’t have time to read the Terms and Privacy policies? Try tosdr.org website; It will provide ratings for the Terms and Privacy policies and will also provide you an overview of some of the main points that we need to look into.
4. Google your kid’s perspective name before they’re born.
5. The new movie “Dolittle” has a sugar glider character, which might encourage some children to want sugar gliders as pets. If you know someone considering this, make sure they do lots of research first, gliders are extremely difficult.
Sugar gliders are very cute but also extremely high maintenance. They can live 10-15 years if taken care of correctly. Many people treat them like hamsters and they live only a couple of years, which is why they are illegal in some places. Their health and diet need to be constantly monitored with daily fresh food, they require a lot of attention and a lot of space. If you get a single one instead of a pair their loneliness will heavily impact their health. They are also nocturnal and stay up all night screaming.
There are disgusting companies that sell them as “Pocket Pets,” advertising them as good gifts for small children that can survive on a diet of pellets. Do not trust anything that uses the phrase “Pocket Pets” or “sugar bears” (related). If you or someone you know is even thinking about getting a sugar glider do not do it casually, do as much reading as you can first.