Yes, we have had a little fun with the 'life hacks pro tips' concept in the past, chuckling along with glee while people shared their gloriously goofy 'shitty life hacks' a few months back. But this time we are serious.
Now we have sourced some genuinely practical hints, tips and shortcuts that really can make your busy life a little easier. Some of them are just good old common sense, others are valuable insider knowledge about things like IT and airlines. A few of them are just so damn obviously staring you in the face, that you take them for granted and forget to take advantage! All of them however, are wise, smart and extremely useful.
Scroll down to check out the list compiled by Bored Panda, and let us know in the comments if you found anything that could come in handy for yourself! (Facebook cover image: Björn Láczay)
Never give an animal to someone as a gift, especially if they do not ask for one.
Thrusting an animal on someone forces them to take care of another life but not everyone can afford to give it the life it deserves.
If you're trying to learn a new language try watching children's shows dubbed in that language. Children's shows tend to go over things like shapes, colors, animals, etc. and can help you learn basic words and sentences.
When you sign up for anything online, put the websites name as your middle name. That way when you receive spam/advert emails, you will know who sold your info.
If you have a friend or family member that provides a professional service (legal, medical, accounting, etc), always offer to pay for their service. Don't assume that they will help you for free.
If you know someone who cares about everyone around them a lot, please, ask them if they are okay from time to time.
I have seen, with time, that people that care a lot about other people, it's sometimes because they have trouble taking care of themselves.
As a manager, give praise in public and give discipline in private.
In an old job in "Corporate America" I had a manager who would always share with employees encouragement and kind words of praise within earshot of other employees, and would offer words of critisicm and suggestions for improvement in private (in his office or a conference room). This set up an environment of positive reinforcement and gave employees respect and honesty they needed to perform at a higher level.
When someone says no to a piece of cake, don't try to convince them saying "it's just one piece". It's not just one piece. It's a mentally lost battle that will affect the coming battles, possibly resulting in a lost war against an unhealthy lifestyle for a person actively trying to improve.
After college, once you get the first job, start looking for a better job after a year or two. Don't stay out of loyalty.
Because trust me, no company is loyal to their employees. Be respectful and professional, but loyalty in a company is rarely noticed and appreciated.
As a person who has worked for a same company for 6 years after graduating, i found out i didn't get a single raise within it unless i ask for it every f*cking year, never got much other benefit than initially signed while studying at school.
So i started applying for 5 months and finally got a job, it pays me almost 5 (edit: 4 is more accurate+ benefits such as health care, lunch, gym etc...) times as much as i used to. My friend from same school, with same seniority was getting 4 times my salary for the last 2 years already.
My mistake was thinking that being loyal to this company was gonna in return make the company loyal to me, the company only wants lower costs, loyalty has no place here.
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