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40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World
Back in January the Sifter posted 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the website. At first I was surprised, but soon realized that we all want to simplify and improve our lives; especially when a solution to a common problem is cheap, effective and easy to-do! After spending a lot of time sifting through reddit’s Life Hacks subreddit, BuzzFeed’s endless Life Hack posts and wading through a ton of Life Hack pins on Pinterest, I came up with the list below. 5. 13. 20. 28. Sources – r/LifeHacks on Reddit – DIY/Lifehacks on BuzzFeed – LifeHacker.com – “Life Hacks” on Pinterest If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: Related:  Hacks for the houseHow to rule the world

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit ‘r/lifehacks‘ with some fantastic tips as well. 20. 40. Sources – muxedo task: 99 Life Hacks to make your life easier! If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:

10 surprising household uses for lemons Did you knew you could use lemons for all these household tasks? You turn to this citrus fruit to enhance your water but did you know it can also help perk up limp lettuce and kill weeds? We asked experts to weigh on their go-to uses for this household must-have. Kill weeds. Preserve and refresh produce. Keep away cats. Easily clean cheese graters. Sanitize metal jewelry. Preserve meat and clean your cutting board. Naturally restore furniture. Prevent sticky rice. Get rid of grease. Make potpourri.

George Orwell's 11 Golden Rules for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea In 1946 English novelist and journalist George Orwell published an essay in the Evening Standard entitled "A Nice Cup of Tea." For everyone who's ever believed there's an art to making a good cup of tea, you'll definitely enjoy Mr. Orwell's 11 "golden" rules for the perfect cup. Read the full essay below: Originally published January 12, 1946 in the Evening Standard. If you look up ‘tea’ in the first cookery book that comes to hand you will probably find that it is unmentioned; or at most you will find a few lines of sketchy instructions which give no ruling on several of the most important points. This is curious, not only because tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country, as well as in Eire, Australia and New Zealand, but because the best manner of making it is the subject of violent disputes. When I look through my own recipe for the perfect cup of tea, I find no fewer than eleven outstanding points. First of all, one should use Indian or Ceylonese tea.

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit ‘r/lifehacks‘ with some fantastic tips as well. 20. 40. Sources – muxedo task: 99 Life Hacks to make your life easier! If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:

I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier I Did Not Know That! Clever Tips To Make Your Life Easier Welcome to yet another round of “I Did Not Know That!” By the way: should you thirst for more genius ideas, be sure to check our other Life Hacks: -More genius like making a temporary tattoo and studying tricks -Genius ways to hide eyesores in your home: from laundry rooms to cracked flooring -Genius cooking hacks that make you look like a master chef -Brilliant parent hacks from handwriting to temper tantrums -Brilliant girlie life hacks -“Brilliant” parenting hacks from Gamer Dad Be Socialable, Share You Might Also Like Comments

The Top 75 Pictures of the Year for 2013 Update: if you liked this post, you’ll adore our latest post on the 38 Most Haunting Abandoned Places on Earth HERE. Following on from our very successful blog “100 of the Best Street Art Images of 2013″ (see HERE), we’ve widened the net and thanks to the guys over at Sifter, we bring you the Top 75 Pictures of 2013. All credit goes to the individual photographers and their inspiring visions of our beautiful planet. What’s your favorite? Photograph by strummingmusic on Reddit Photograph by HALEY LUNA Photograph by HANS HANSEN Photograph by Capt. Photograph by Adam Klukowski (ENT108) | klucznik.net Photograph by JENNY DEAN Photograph by LAURA WILLIAMS Photograph by SCOTT MCCRACKEN Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche Photograph by ROLF MAEDER Photograph by RADO GADOCZI Photograph by Peter Rivera Photograph by DEVEN STROSS Photograph by Randy Kokesch Photograph by NothingI5True on Reddit Photograph via Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) Photograph by SPRENG BEN Photograph via waitomo.com

The life-changing magic of tidying up: Testing Marie Kondo's method I can't remember when I first heard someone gushing over Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," but all of a sudden this spring, it seemed like everyone I knew — or sat next to on the subway — was reading this mysterious Japanese organization manual. "You have to see my closet," a friend confided one night, taking me by the hand to show off her suddenly spare shelves. "I Kondo-ed everything." So I decided to find out: How could this pocket-sized book, which has already sold over 2 million copies and sits firmly atop the New York Times Best Seller list, make such a big promise? Here's the short answer: Because it's legit. WATCH: Testing Marie Kondo's magical method It all comes down to one over-arching question: Does your stuff make you happy — or in Kondo's words, spark joy? While it sounds too simple to be helpful and too crazy to be useful (how can you expect everything your house to bring you joy?) The first step to transforming your life: Put all your stuff in one place.

Get Started Investing with Very Little Money 1. create a budget that helps you spend less than you make. 2. pay off credit card debts and other short term non-essential debts. 3. start emergency fund in either a savings account or a money market account. save up to $10,000 or 3-6 months of expenses. 4. contribute to employer 401k program up to at least your company's matching limit. 5. start a Roth IRA, using a similar mix of assets as in #4. contribute regularly until you reach a level where your 401k/IRA contributions are more than 10% of your income. 6. consider opening a brokerage account or a mutual fund account for additional excess funds. 7. if you have the time and interest consider investing in individual stocks.

10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal Benjamin Franklin made sure to end every day by asking “What good have I done today?” Maya Angelou only wrote in tiny hotel rooms. Jack Kerouac made sure to touch the ground nine times before writing. Sustained creativity doesn’t come from a flash of brilliance or a single afternoon of inspiration. It comes from a consistent routine that serves as the bedrock for getting things done. Venture capitalist Brad Feld takes a week off every three months: The most impactful thing I’ve done is to take a week off the grid every quarter. Read the entire interview here. Former Obama campaign CTO Harper Reed the importance of the daily “retrospective”: [The presidential campaign] had a really good team dynamic that relied quite a bit on the “retrospective” meeting at the end of a project that allowed us to stop and say: “What was it like to launch? Read the entire interview here. Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed on the importance of writing daily: Read the entire interview here. How about you?

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Household uses for toothpaste If you don't feel inspired when brushing your teeth, this might change that. Toothpaste is a master multitasker, capable of polishing gemstones, buffing bowls, smoothing scratches and so much more. Here's what it can do for you! Shutterstock Erase scuffs from shoes Don't you hate when your new kicks have fresh marks? Remove crayons from walls Got baby Banksy on your hands? Help you hang art Now that your walls are crayon-free, use a dab of basic toothpaste (no whiteners or fresh strips) on the back corners to press lightweight posters, collages and other mementos into position. Fill wall holes In a pinch, plain white toothpaste can also be used in lieu of Spackle to patch holes left by pins, nails, screws, etc. Treat pimples If you've been a teenager, you've gone to bed with toothpaste on your face. Brighten your nails Whitening peroxide toothpastes can help restore luster to nails discolored and yellowed by dark polishes. Shine diamonds Beautiful digits demand more beautiful bling, right?

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