quarta-feira, 2 de maio de 2012

Life Hacks 3

I'm back with some more life hacks. Enjoy:

1. If you´re circumcised, pull on your skin frequently to extend the nerves you have lost when you got cut. If you´re not circumcised wash you penis frequently.

2. Brush your teeth twice a day. Total and Crest have long lasting protection that will keep you from having decay for 12 hours. Get an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are at least twice as effective as regular brushing, if not more.

3. Cats are stress relievers, if you own one, you´ll have lower levels of stress.

4. Consider a different point of view before making a decision. Pretend you're a different person like say ... Tyler Durden and his significant other. You'll get more stuff done that way and know waht you'll really want.

5. If you can build it at home or prepare it, why buy it?

6. "The things you own end up owning you". Don´t be afraid to throw out something you don´t really need. Do a yard sale or sell stuff on ebay. If no one is buying it, it´s time to give it away or just throw it out.

7. Eventually everything is going to be done by robots. Don´t work at a job where you´re not happy nor doing what you want. In the future, a robot or software program will replace you anyway (I'm serious). Study hard to become a doctor or artist to create things or do things no one else can do.

8. Experiment with technology to become more knowledgable. For example, get a screw driver and open every electronic device in the house, just to see how it works. It never hurts to have a general idea. Put them back afterwards. I once fixed my USB hub on my monitor, just by opening it up and soldering a lose connection back together. Saved me about 400 bucks.

9. Use credit cards instead of cash. I recommend having an account with Etrade. They give you free checks and the money market works as a checking account and you get interest, plus you can use that money to immediately invest in stocks and sell and use that money on the etrade card. Use an American Express or Discover card with 5% cashback. Might as well be earning money, while you spend. Always pay off your credit cards. Never invest in cheap stocks. Invest in companies that are doing well, like Apple and Google or Starbucks.

10.Eat lots of fish, vegetables, chicken, whole grains. Look at the package before you buy it. Eating too many calories will make you fat and slow you down. Figure out how the food pyramid works and stock your fridge and storage accordingly.

11.Don't have too many female friends. Women cost money. Have one good female friend, but keep track on how much you are spending on her. If you spend too much, it's time to dump her. Be straightforward and tell her she's too expensive to be around. Hold your ground and be assertive, you ruin your own life.

12. Don't be pushed around anywhere, get a third opinion. If someone is tricking you into signing a contract or buying something, see through it and stop right there and ask for a copy of the contract. Read everything before you buy.

13. If you're being charged an early termination fee from an internet company, here´s how to get around most of them: tell them you're moving to a state where they don't service the area. Do a little research. It can save you $200-400.

14. When buying a car, check what all the extras fees are. There are up to 18 extra fees that can be around $100 to $500 each (most of which you can avoid). Do not buy a car with more than 9% interest (used or refurbished). Do not buy a new car for more than 2% interest.

15.Never make yourself look like a fool. Make controlled moves around people. More chicks will dig you if you're confident and know what you want.

16. To win at rock paper scissors, before actually playing show some subliminal moves that they think you are going to make i.e. keep clenching your fist, open your palm, etc. to make them think you're going to throw rock/paper. Women throw scissors the most. Men throw rock the most. When shaking the fist for the count, do so first and hard. This makes them hesitant and they play the same moves over again.

17. Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews.

18. If you cut a "V" shape into your toe nails, you can prevent "in-grown" toe nails.

19. Want to make a girl smile? Try this out. Once you start talking to a girl and you have her in a conversation try to notice her breathing pattern. Try and inhale and exhale at the same time she does (don't make it obvious, and it takes some practice). Next, wiggle your left hand fingers anytime she smiles while you are talking to her. Eventually, you will have anchored her smile and her mental state to the wiggling of your fingers. Every time you wiggle she will return to that mental state. NOTE: You don't have to use wiggling. You can pretty much use any subtle move. Try using the left side of your body though. ALSO, if you have the balls, instead of creating an anchor with your own body, use hers. Touch her left shoulder every time she smiles or laughs.

20. If you're given a cocktail napkin or coaster with excessive condensation, sprinkle salt on it. It will cease to lift up with your drink.

21.  If you park your car somewhere where you think it may get stolen, remove something small but vital, like the fuse for the fuel pump.

22. Use packing peanuts when setting mice traps. Don't use peanut butter or cheese, they will attract other rodents/insects. But mice need house supplies.

23. While on a date, talk about something the girl likes. While doing so, do something simple, yet mundane, like playing with the pepper shaker. Later, when you want to suggest something you may be having confidence suggesting, play with the same pepper shaker. The suggestion will link back to the thing she likes and she'll normally agree.

24. ECA. Ephedrine, caffeine, aspirin. 20 mg, 200 mg, 81 mg respectively. Best way to burn fat and curb appetite. Take this twice daily and do sit ups and you will lose weight.

25. Always treat secretaries respectfully and go out of your way to help them--NEVER NEVER NEVER antagonize a secretary. Secretaries and admin assistants are the gatekeepers for resources and people that you will need to have help you--they also have very strong relationships with those in positions of authority and also serve as informers to decision makers. If they say you're good, or that you've always been great to work with, that will factor in on you.

26. When filling out important paperwork, scan it in to Adobe Acrobat and use the typewriter tool to fill it out if you have bad handwriting. Save the document. Now you have two things: a copy in case you lose the paperwork or there is a dispute and a very professionally filled form that can increase perceptions of you and reduce the chance of mistakes when important data is entered.

27. If you have more than 10,000 in your bank, start putting money in certificates of deposit that are very safe and boring. The sooner you start compounding interest, the more and more powerful it becomes. I will not give more complicated investment advice, but the simple advice is CDs will pay you and play with debt financing before advancing to equity.

28. You can throw clothes in the dryer for about 5 minutes to get wrinkles out.

29. Put smelly shoes in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer overnight. The smell is caused by bacteria, which will die when deep frozen.

30. Use lighter fluid to remove sticky stuff from price labels, etc.

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