Life hacks are basically an entire subgenre of online content. The trend has permeated all the social media platforms and gained a somewhat notorious reputation for being either inexplicably absurd (like, chopping onions with a face shield or getting stains out of your shirt with shaving foam) or simply “but why?”-inducing.

But luckily, the internet is one endless black hole (can we all just agree on that description?) and that means there should be some genuinely useful tips to make our lives easier and more efficient floating around. Well, if you are like me, in search of ways to make yourself do stuff by yourself, proving that you’re an independent responsible millennial adult, the chances are, sooner or later, you’d stumble upon the “How To” subreddit.

According to the sub’s description, it’s a place “where you can learn how to do anything and everything yourself! Need advice on how to start a podcast or how to fix your car? It's all here from A-Z!” So if it seems like a promise, a whopping 2.9M followers prove it overdelivers.

Scroll down through the most useful bits of random advice below that may be the solution you were looking for all this time!

#1

How To Find A Lost Dog

How To Find A Lost Dog

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
6 months ago

"Ah there is my stinky owner..."

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#2

Hope This Is A "How-To" Helpful Resource!

Hope This Is A "How-To" Helpful Resource!

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Jody Brown
Community Member
6 months ago

I love you, Dad

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#3

How To Make Moss Graffiti

How To Make Moss Graffiti

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XSpooky_Mint
Community Member
6 months ago

I love it

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There are infinite tips on making the best out of this one hell of a crazy world out there on the internet. From changing flat tires to finding your lost pet out in the streets, every little situation seems to have a solution. But what if we look at one “how to” that is not about fixing things around us, but rather about making better use of ourselves?Well, becoming a better version of yourself starts from… well, you guessed it–yourself.

#4

Cross-Posting: Guide To Draw Water Droplet

Cross-Posting: Guide To Draw Water Droplet

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
6 months ago

First I really thought it is a droplet.

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#5

H Oi W To Help People Learn Effectively With Patience And Compassion

H Oi W To Help People Learn Effectively With Patience And Compassion

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Jess
Community Member
6 months ago

All school thought me was how to memorize stg and then forget the next day, retaking the test a couple times would actually help to learn and remember

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#6

How To Not Pay Stupid Amounts Of Money To Read Research Papers

How To Not Pay Stupid Amounts Of Money To Read Research Papers

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Mandy Renn
Community Member
6 months ago

Tried that but got no reply :-(

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One way to go about it is setting a goal for yourself in order to learn something. Turns out, it’s a key to long-term happiness, as it gives you both a long-term vision and short-term motivation. First off, it focuses on you and makes you the creator of your own life in a world where we too often believe in coincidences. No wonder many of those who accomplish their dreams, goals or resolutions become much more confident in themselves.

Your journey of progress really depends on what kind of goal you set for yourself. It may be big or small, life-long, year-long or even a week-long goal. For some, it may be losing a few pounds, for others it’s getting promoted, learning a new language, running a marathon, overcoming a fear, you name it.

#7

How Do Y’all Cook Your Egg? Tbh This Is Most Of Us

How Do Y’all Cook Your Egg? Tbh This Is Most Of Us

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Gin. No tonic
Community Member
6 months ago

Add eggs to cold water, bring to boil, boil 3,5 mins (half-easy yolk) or 5 min (hard york), take the eggs out and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

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#8

How To Self Rescue In The Event You Fall Through Frozen Ice

How To Self Rescue In The Event You Fall Through Frozen Ice

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Jody Brown
Community Member
6 months ago

This is absolutely a life saver

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#9

Using Google Like A Pro

Using Google Like A Pro

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
6 months ago

This should be in a lesson in school...

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Another way to go about it is to try and become more useful to the people around you. The feeling that you are, in some way, useful to another human being is one of the most precious things that can boost your self-esteem, help the relationship, and give a sense of fulfillment. And to be so, you don’t have to be an inverter, entrepreneur or have a wall of diplomas.

The key to being useful to others is making them stand taller than you are. And it takes simple things like telling people their strengths when they forget about them, or helping them to avoid mistakes. Believing in others and telling them that is another way to empower those around you. Try listening without judgment as most often all people want is simply to be heard.

By doing that, we realize that our actions, our words, and our presence are capable of adding value to another human being’s life. And that is one hell of a life hack I wish to carry with me for years to come.

#10

Useful Tip

Useful Tip

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm ... m ..... Can't he .... hear you ..... you're ..... re breaking up ..... up....... *Hangs up*

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#11

This Is How My Wife Protects Her Yarn From The Cats

This Is How My Wife Protects Her Yarn From The Cats

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XSpooky_Mint
Community Member
6 months ago

Good idea, keeps dust off it too

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#12

How To Delete All The Tourists From Your Travel Photos With Ease

How To Delete All The Tourists From Your Travel Photos With Ease

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LuckyL
Community Member
6 months ago

I know that I've saved this image at least two times before - and never tried the advice

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#13

Heimlich Manover For Dogs

Heimlich Manover For Dogs

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Mistralok
Community Member
6 months ago

Me too.

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#14

Good Boi How To

Good Boi How To

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
6 months ago

Well yes but... Still the third and fourth one is so much cuter :)

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#15

How To Finish

How To Finish

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
6 months ago

"Take twices as long" and "have twice as much fun" sounds easy to say but in reality...

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#16

How To Make Chloroform

How To Make Chloroform

"Did the news just teach us how to make Chloroform"

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XSpooky_Mint
Community Member
6 months ago

Thanks for the help

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#17

How To Apologize

How To Apologize

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Carrie Laughs
Community Member
6 months ago

Got to say it's a shame Boris Johnson hasn't seen this or knows how real apologies work.

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#18

How To Properly Pour A Beverage From A Box/Carton

How To Properly Pour A Beverage From A Box/Carton

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T. D. Bostick
Community Member
6 months ago

I learned this trick a while back, and it definitely works.

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#19

How To Extract A Splinter

How To Extract A Splinter

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Caro Caro
Community Member
6 months ago

Wait, I needed this. I still have a splinter in my thumb and it's driving me nuts!

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#20

How To Get Help In Case Of Home Violence Or If You‘Re Being Threatened

How To Get Help In Case Of Home Violence Or If You‘Re Being Threatened

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Caro Caro
Community Member
6 months ago

This isn't a universally known sign.

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#21

My Coworkers Ear Got Blisters From Wearing The Surgical Mask. My Easy And Cheap Solution, 4 Large Paper Clips

My Coworkers Ear Got Blisters From Wearing The Surgical Mask. My Easy And Cheap Solution, 4 Large Paper Clips

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
6 months ago

Masks blisters are no joke and it ain't stupid if it works. This man is a MacGyver

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#22

How To Stay Sane In Isolation, From Stereoplex

How To Stay Sane In Isolation, From Stereoplex

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K Witmer
Community Member
6 months ago

Isolation has been so easy for me. I rarely leave my home and I prefer it this way.

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#23

Thanks To Your Advice On This Sub, I Was Able To Restore My Favorite Boots! Vinyl Repair Kit And Some Kiwi Really Did The Trick

Thanks To Your Advice On This Sub, I Was Able To Restore My Favorite Boots! Vinyl Repair Kit And Some Kiwi Really Did The Trick

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Whatshername
Community Member
6 months ago

Now share how it works, please. I mean, who puts kiwi on a shoe? (yes, I know they're probably talking about the shoe polish brand and yes, I know banana peel seems to be a great way to make your shoes shine like.... a banana peel)

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#24

Especially If You Are Anti-Hand Washing...

Especially If You Are Anti-Hand Washing...

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XSpooky_Mint
Community Member
6 months ago

Nicee

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#25

Watering Your Plants While On Vacation

Watering Your Plants While On Vacation

"If you're going away on vacation,place a pot on a step stool on your counter your succulents around the step stool,wet & run strings from the pot to the plants (tuck into each pot),fill the pot with water & the water will leach down to the plants."

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Francis
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

how long are your vacations that your succulents will need water?

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#26

Explain Relatives

Explain Relatives

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Sawdust
Community Member
6 months ago

So, is First Cousin Once Removed really used for two different relations?

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#27

How To Say “Sorry, I’m Not Going That For Free”

How To Say “Sorry, I’m Not Going That For Free”

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Caro Caro
Community Member
6 months ago

Sorry, I'm not doing that for free.

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#28

How To Know If You Have Heat Stroke

How To Know If You Have Heat Stroke

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Elliot Fowler
Community Member
6 months ago

An EMT responder once told me to never dump ice cold water on on a person if they have a heat stoke. I don't remeber the reason but it might kill the person.

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#29

Howto Boost A Car

Howto Boost A Car

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malenchki
Community Member
6 months ago

Is it wrong that when I saw how to jump a car I thought of a person actually trying to jump over a car

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#30

How To Survive Falling Over A Waterfall

How To Survive Falling Over A Waterfall

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Lav Oravaf
Community Member
6 months ago

let's try this in Niagara....

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#31

If You’ve Never Shovelled A Drive Way And Happen To Have A Snow Shovel. This Is The Most Efficient Way

If You’ve Never Shovelled A Drive Way And Happen To Have A Snow Shovel. This Is The Most Efficient Way

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Rijkærd
Community Member
6 months ago

I would like to shovel snow. Am from the equator and only snow I've seen is on a mountain 5000+ m high that am not cli.bing anytime soon again..

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#32

How To Know How Much Time There Is Until Sunset

How To Know How Much Time There Is Until Sunset

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Elizabeth Elliot
Community Member
6 months ago

..Hugely dependant on time of year and latitude!

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#33

How To Get Your Kids To Take Medicine

How To Get Your Kids To Take Medicine

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Oopsydaisy
Community Member
6 months ago

A kid of that age shouldn't even know what a can of soft drink is.

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#34

How To Survive A Grenade Explosion

How To Survive A Grenade Explosion

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
6 months ago

"How to jump a car" to "how to survive a grenade explosion"... Well that escalated quickly

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#35

How To Make Different Color Camp Fire

How To Make Different Color Camp Fire

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
6 months ago

Becareful for colorful forrest fires tho...

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#36

Wanted To Share This Great Idea

Wanted To Share This Great Idea

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BorPand8
Community Member
6 months ago

And here's the bit they should have included with this: "So I just remembered something my dad taught me about organizing the disassembled screws/nails during a project, simply use cardboard and a pen"

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#37

How To Escape A Sinking Car

How To Escape A Sinking Car

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Nianudd
Community Member
6 months ago

So, when the kids I work with pass their driving test, I give them a present. In the bag is a seatbelt cutter/hammer tool, a small book on basic car maintenance, and a keyring that can fit a rolled up £20 note for emergencies. All useful things to have, and not very expensive

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#38

How To Test If A Plant Is Edible

How To Test If A Plant Is Edible

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Jody Brown
Community Member
6 months ago

Great advice. Sadly, cannot be applied to mushrooms.

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#39

How To Make Hand Puppets

How To Make Hand Puppets

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September
Community Member
6 months ago

That boredpanda, looks more like a snail. Wait! Is that a euphemism 🤔🤭

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#40

How To Correctly Reverse Park

How To Correctly Reverse Park

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Steffen Rehm
Community Member
6 months ago

You forgot the Car behind you, that usually keep close to you, or take the spot you want first.

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