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Life Hacks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sawell, 19 Apr 2010.

  1. Sawell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,701

    Location: Southampton

    Throughout every day life we all do little genius things, moments of inspiration that make something easier or more functional than it was previously. The idea of this thread is to share these 'hacks' to spread our individual tips into a collective.

    I'll start the ball rolling:

    1) Using Google as opposed to websites or applications to spellcheck (use the 'did you mean' correction).

    2) Using your feet to lift the toilet seat (save your back :D)

    3) Using your knee to lower the toilet seat without making it slam (nudge the seat down until it catches on your knee then lower your knee, it's an art)

    4) Splash water on areas of 'bed hair' that refuse to go down, wait about 5 minutes and watch as your hair is effortlessly now against your head as opposed to at 90 degrees.

    5) Using normal hair clippers to keep a stubble-look rather than splashing out on expesive 'beard trimmers'

    6) Although I can't take credit for this one, it's genius:
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  2. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,963

    Location: Up t'north

    Those clips are a great Idea - fed up of my macbook charger falling down.
     
  3. Gilly

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 95,526

    Location: I'm back baby!

    Most of yours are rubbish, but other than that I have nothing to add yet.
     
  4. Beerbaron

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 5,987

    Location: Beds

    i like the last one
     
  5. Sawell

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,701

    Location: Southampton

    Better than yours :D
     
  6. Gilly

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 95,526

    Location: I'm back baby!

    Negatory, soldier. I haven't given any, therefore am not in the negative aspect ;)
     
  7. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Sep 2008

    Posts: 13,632

    Location: Britain

    Write your PIN down and keep it with your cards in your wallet so that you'll never forget!

    Ingenious!
     
  8. iamdjdz

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Nov 2006

    Posts: 4,624

    Use the bottoms of radiators to 'hold' your feet when you do sit-ups.
     
  9. Duke

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Wiltshire

  10. Sawell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,701

    Location: Southampton

    On the subject of memory, image assosciation is a great tool I use to remember long lists of things. Especially using the path tehnique, where you visualise your path from work to home and throughout that path assosicate landmarks with things you need to remember. The irony is I can't remember the name of the study, but the techniques work really well. I'll dig up the info when I get home, or anyone that knows what I'm talking about feel free to pitch in.
     
  11. Oxide™

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Dec 2007

    Posts: 2,664

    Location: South London

    ensure you have a spare bog roll before doing your business lest ye walking around with poo-bum™
     
  12. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 27,177

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Brushing teeth in the shower.
     
  13. Gackt

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Apr 2007

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    Don't drink fluids, thereby saving yourself many precious hours a week spent urinating.
     
  14. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

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    Posts: 66,764

    Location: Wales

    that's bad for your posture :p
     
  15. Vita

    Capodecina

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    Location: United Kingdom

    I always lift toilet seat with foot at public toilets.
     
  16. I get around

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,325

    Adjust your sleeping pattern, just don't eat for 18 hours, set an alarm when you need to up again, force yourself up and eat.
    Your body clock is now set to believe this is morning time.
     
  17. Sawell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Sep 2005

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    Location: Southampton

    If you need to empty a big bottle of liquid gyrate the bottle, it stops the bottleneck effect. You can also use a straw, although those aren't always lying around (think strawpedo).
     
  18. ~>Dg<~

    Caporegime

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    Location: Notts

    i hope your joking lolzord :eek:
     
  19. daz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Bucks

    When setting a secret question for websites/banking etc, set up a question that doesn't exist in real life.

    E.g. if you don't have a pet, just invent an imaginary pet's name.

    This way, people can't find out your secret info just by knowing about you/your life. You'd be surprised how many people set it to something that is very easily publicly accessible.
     
  20. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

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    better yet people set it to their petname then straight away post on there "zomg my cat **** is soo cute"


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