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10 Things That are Making you Gain

Weight
Posted on November 27, 2017

1. Drinking soda – It doesn’t matter if it’s diet soda; it is still one of the main factors
that contribute to weight gain. Studies have shown that diet soda can make you
gain even more belly fat than regular soda.
2. Sleeping too little – When you’re sleeping less than 6 hours per night you feel the
need to “treat” exhaustion with sugar or coffee. While it might seem that sweets
give you energy, after a few hours the body will only want more.
3. Not drinking enough water – Instead of drinking a glass of soda replace it with
water. When the body it’s not hydrated, it retains more fat.
4. Eating at restaurants – Get control of what you’re eating by cooking for yourself.
You never know how much fat or sugar restaurants add to your food to make it
taste better.
5. Stress – When you’re stressed you have the tendency to eat more. Comfort food
will only add a few inches to your thighs and belly. Instead of eating, try working
out or going for a short walk.
6. Skipping meals – Whenever you’re skipping a meal, you will only be even
hungrier the next time you sit at the table. Therefore, you’ll end up eating more
than you actually need.
7. Eating quickly – It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realize that your
stomach is full.
8. Friends – Studies have shown that if your friends have really bad eating habits,
you will probably be influenced to eat as much as they do. The same thing goes
for your partner.
9. Being lazy – Who doesn’t enjoy sitting on the couch and watching TV after
having a big portion of food? Unfortunately, this is one of the main causes why
people get fat. Try going out for a walk instead.
10. Reading labels – Learn to read the labels of food before eating it. If it says that it’s
healthy on the box or bottle, it doesn’t mean that it actually is.

10 Tricks and Tips to Look Thinner in


One Minute
Posted on September 17, 2017
1. Buy high-quality shapewear. Although it may sound really pretentious, wearing
shapewear really works. If you plan on “losing a few pounds” overnight, these
products will help you to get an hourglass figure.
2. Buy the right clothes. If you’re trying to hide some unwanted features, make sure
that you buy the right clothes. Pick the best design and the right size! A smaller
pair of pants won’t do you any favors. Be true to yourself and buy what fits your
body and your needs. Bulky clothing will also add a few pounds.
3. Wear black. It’s true that dark clothing makes everyone look thinner because it
gives the illusion of creating a long vertical line.
4. Get a tan. If going on vacation is not an option, getting a fake tan is easier than
you might think. A darker skin will hide some of the body’s imperfections so if
you want to commit to looking thinner without exercising, going to the tanning
salon will help.
5. Fix the bloating problem. Being bloated all the time might add a size to your
clothes. In order to feel better drink more water, eat a lot of vegetables and fresh
foods, eat more fiber and avoid any beverage that could create gas. It’s also
important to eat in small bites and to chew the food as much as possible.
6. Beauty tricks. Every woman should know a trick or two about makeup. If you
want your face to look thinner, buy a contour kit and learn how to correctly apply
blush. Start with the darker shades and don’t forget that blending is the secret.
7. The right haircut. If you’re looking for a quick solution to look thinner, then you
should consider changing your hairstyle. Try layers and curly hair. Avoid bangs
and really short haircuts.
8. Wear high heels. A pair of high heels will definitely give you a slimmer
appearance. Keep in mind that the syle of the shoe matters. A thick strap wrapped
around the ankle will give the illusion of a shorter leg, while a low-cut vamp will
make your feet look thinner.
9. High-waist pants. A dark pair of jeans with a high waist will give the impression
that you lost a few pounds in a couple of seconds. Chose a stretchy fabric, without
buttons or any other ornaments.
10. Vertical stripes. Looking longer/taller has never been easier. Wear clothes with
vertical stripes for a thinner look. They will never get out of fashion.

11 simple foods you should learn to


cook
Posted on November 12, 2015

1. Melty Grilled Cheese – The key tip is that you should toast one side of each slice,
sandwich the cheese between those toasted sides, then toast the other sides.
2. Pancakes – Perfect food for a Sunday morning breakfast.
3. Whole Fish – Whether it’s roasted or grilled, a whole fish can be an easy dinner
dish for one.
4. Roast Chicken – Three main ingredients you have to use: chicken, salt and pepper.
5. Beef Stew – This is a good recipe to learn early because it teaches you the basics
of braising
6. Chocolate Chip Cookies – Letting your dough rest overnight before baking is
essential.
7. Pasta – It is really that simple: Add pasta to boiling water, cook until done.
8. Tofu – Tofu is a great vegetarian option and it’s delicious for carnivores as well.
9. Pie – The all-American apple pie is a staple at most holiday meals and even
cookouts in the summer.
10. Whipped Cream – Best simple desert of all time!
11. Salad Dressing – Once you know the basics, you can truly make any salad
dressing recipe

17 tips to be more productive


Posted on October 26, 2015

1. Stop watching TV. You don’t have to care about what famous people do, instead
care more about yourself.
2. Use technology to your advantage.
3. Drink enough water. If you are dehydrated you have less energy.
4. Start before you feel ready, this way you can avoid the chicken-and-egg problem.
5. Eat healthy food.
6. Do the easiest thing first.
7. Stop multitasking. Focus on one thing at the same time.
8. Check your emails, social network notifications only once every 30 minutes.
9. Set goals.
10. Outsource if you can’t do it. Focus on things you are good at.
11. Exercise regularly to manage anxiety.
12. Sleep enough. When you are tired you are less productive.
13. Set a daily routine.
14. Take break after every 2 hours for 20 minutes.
15. Assume you are right when in doubt. Decisive is productive.
16. Learn how to say no. Focus on the important things only.
17. Make a to-do list.

12 tips to wake up easier in the


morning
Posted on October 18, 2015

1. Drink a glass of water right after waking up.


2. Make the bedroom cooler. The perfect temperature is around 68 degrees
Fahrenheit or 20 degrees Celsius.
3. Stop using the snooze button. Your brain knows that the alarm will go off again
and it won’t go back to deeper sleep.
4. A hot shower, or a splash of cold water on your face will get your blood flowing
and wake you up.
5. Important part is to get enough sleep. Use this calculator to know when and how
much to sleep.
6. Make your alarm clock or phone out of reach, so when it goes off you have to
physically get out of bed to turn it off.
7. If you wake up before the alarm goes off consider it as a sign, that your body is
ready to wake up and don’t fall back asleep.
8. Immediately after waking up open the curtains or put on the lights. Bright light
will make it easier to wake up. Think about investing in a Wake-up Light.
9. Do some simple exercises minutes within waking up.
10. Change the default alarm buzz sound to music that will pump you up.
11. Keep your sleep schedule on weekends too.
12. Learn about how to improve your sleep, so waking up will be easier.

15 practical things everyone should


know
Posted on September 23, 2015

1. How to choose sunglass for your face type


2. How to throw a straight punch
3. 100 no-equipment workouts
4. How to give a proper handshake
5. How to jump a car
6. How to break down a door
7. Everything you should know about midday nap
8. Retail beef cuts and recommended cooking methods
9. Dining etiquette 101
10. How a car engine works
11. How to use Google properly
12. How to survive a bear attack
13. How a shirt should fit
14. Best types of wood for a fireplace
15. 18 ways to tie a necktie

10 life pro tips


Posted on September 6, 2015

1. If your bag gets lost when flying on most major airlines, go buy replacement
clothes/shoes/sunglasses etc. and keep the receipts, you will get reimbursed by the
airline. So long as the total amount is less than $500 most airline reps can approve
it without going through corporate.
2. If a baby/toddler appears to hurt themselves (falls over, hits head, etc.) and they
look to you, always meet their gaze and smile.
3. When apologizing, replace the word “but” with a pause. It allows you to explain
yourself while still sounding wholehearted.
4. Job security is a two-edged sword; if you are irreplaceable, you are also
unpromotable.
5. The difference between ‘who’ and ‘whom’ is the same as the difference between
‘he’ and ‘him’.
6. Love to play music while working? Play a video game soundtrack. They are
designed to work as background music and not disrupt your focus.
7. For people who watch Netflix on their laptops: Load it in Internet Explorer or
Safari to get 1080p. Google Chrome will only play in 720p.
8. When copying text, use Control+Shift+V to paste without formatting.
9. Use Alt+PrntScr to capture just the active window, eliminating the need to crop
your photo or go get the windows snipping tool.
10. Before sending a client e-mail, read it to yourself aloud in a super snarky tone. If it
still sounds ok, then send it.

8 awesome psychology tricks


Posted on August 19, 2015

1. If you want your kids to eat broccoli, ask them if they want 2 broccoli stalks or 5,
instead of just asking them if they want broccoli. This way you’ve already made
the choice for them, but they’ll feel like they’re getting a great deal by choosing
the amount of broccoli they want. You can expand this trick to other situations,
too.
2. To have a little fun with words, when having a conversation with someone, pick a
word they say and then each time they say the word, or words close to it, smile,
nod or give some type of positive affirmation, and watch them say the word all the
time.
3. Do you have a song stuck in your head that you’d like to forget? Think of the end
of the song. According to the Zeignark effect, your mind tends to think of things
left unfinished, so thinking of the end of the song will close the loop and allow
you to get the song out of your head.
4. To know if someone is interested in a conversation look at their feet, if they are
pointing towards you, they are. If they are pointing sideways or any other
direction, they aren’t.
5. Ever get the feeling that someone is watching you, but you’re not sure? Try
yawning and then glancing at your suspected stalker. If they yawn, then you know
they’ve been watching you, since yawning is contagious.
6. If you want people to take you seriously, tell them what you say is what your
father taught you. People tend to believe fatherly advice inherently.
7. Crack a joke and observe the people who are laughing around you. People who
feel close to each other will be looking at each other. This is useful for discerning
out friendships and other relationships.
8. In crowded areas, look in the direction in which you intend to go and watch the
walkway just open up. In busy areas and crowded streets, people tend to watch
other people’s eyes to see which direction they will go so they can go the opposite
way.

15 tricks to study more efficiently


Posted on August 18, 2015

1. Find a place where you feel yourself comfortable.


2. Learn the most important facts first and highlight them in your notes.
3. Listening to music is not always a good idea, because it can distract you. If you
can’t learn without it, then try listening to music from your favorite video game, it
may help concentrating.
4. Take notes in class. You will see improvement in your grades. Also take your
notes on paper, not on your PC.
5. Turn off every electronic device around you, except the ones you need for
studying. On PC don’t check social networks while learning.
6. Clear your mind, concentrate only on what you have to do.
7. Do some exercises to improve your memory.
8. Manage your time. Think about school as a full-time job. Studying should be the
first thing to do when you get home from school.
9. A good trick may be copying your notes at home. While you rewrite them your
brain will memorize it faster than just reading it.
10. Study hard subjects first.
11. Read your notes slowly.
12. Always do your homework, you can’t exercise enough.
13. Write notes on the margin. When reading your notes a few weeks or months later,
it will help you to better understand what your notes are about.
14. Study during the whole semester, not for exams only.
15. Make Flash Card or use a program like Anki.

11 ways to improve your memory


Posted on March 28, 2015

1. Avoid stress – Stress in long time can damage the brain and makes harder to
memorize things. If possible avoid it and try to relax more.
2. Focus – When you are learning something new and you forget it after time it is not
because you have a bad memory, but because you weren’t focusing enough on the
subject. For example if you are learning for an exam, turn off your
computer/phone, put away your mp3 player etc. Don’t even take breaks to check
your Facebook account every 10 minutes. When you are learning or memorizing
something don’t let yourself to get distracted.
3. Read fantasy – You can improve your creativity (which is need to improve your
memory and a good exercise for your brain) by reading a good fantasy book
and visualizing the story, characters and places. You can exercise by simply
imagining something bizarre. Let’s say try to imagine a dragon made out of jelly.
Then imagine the smell of it, how it would react if you touch it, and how would it
feel and so on.
4. Using Mnemonic – Mnemonic is a way to memorize things easier. This is where
you need creativity. Here is a good article about the different types of this method.
5. Exercise – Everyone’s brain is capable of remembering as much as the winner of
the World Memory Championship. Do math in head, memorize long number or
solve a sudoku.
6. Sleep enough – If you don’t sleep at least 7 hours a day, then because of sleep
deprivation your brain will not function as good as it would with 8 hours of sleep.
7. Eat healthy – Vegetables, fruits, seafood, green tea or red wine (in moderation, 1-2
glasses daily) can boost your memory according to several studies.
8. Stay fit – If your body is healthy, than your brain is too. Exercising 20 minutes
daily can improve not just your fitness, but your memory too.
9. Build a memory palace – This is a thousand year old trick to improve your brain.
The theory is, that it is easier to recall something if you have visual memories
about it (even if the visualised memory is not real). Learn this method from
this Wikihow article.
10. Chew a gum – Researchers found, that chewing gum can improve memory. Chew
a gum while an exam and it is more likely to remember what you learnt.
11. Read books about the topic – There are several books available, which shows you
have to improve your memory, for example: Moonwalking with Einstein, How to
Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week or The Art of Memory (direct link to
the book in PDF format).

10 things you should know about


sleep deprivation
Posted on July 22, 2015

1. An adult needs around 7.5-9 hours of sleep every day. Children need more than
that. There are many negative effect of sleep deprivation, as listed below:
2. Obesity – When you don’t get enough sleep your body has a difficult time
processing the protein called leptin, which will make you hungry through the day.
3. Stress – It will make you stressful and the stress will be much more painful than
on a normal day, when you sleep enough.
4. Weaker memory – Your memory will be weaker and slower when you don’t get at
least 7 hours of sleep.
5. Vulnerable to diseases – The immune system is not as powerful as it should be
normally.
6. No energy – Without enough energy you will feel yourself weaker and less
sociable, also harder to do any sports.
7. Harder to concentrate – If your job requires lot of concentration, then sleep
deprivation can cause you hard time doing your work. For the same reason
students should sleep enough as well.
8. Accidents – Big portion of car accidents are caused because of sleep deprivation.
9. Blood pressure – Lack of sleep in long terms can develop high blood pressure,
which can lead to heart diseases.
10. Diabetes – Increasing the risk of diabetes according to a study done in 2012. The
results showed, that the body is not using insulin as effectively as it should, when
it doesn’t get enough sleep.

26 useless talents you can learn online


Posted on July 17, 2015

1. How to use any regular t-shirt to become a ninja


2. How to fold a dollar bill into a little shirt
3. Learn how to see though frosted glass
4. How to interpret “Code ____” over loudspeaker at Walmart
5. How to make your hardboiled eggs heart shaped
6. Learn to moonwalk
7. How to make some shadow puppet animals
8. How to estimate remaining daylight
9. Learn Morse code easily
10. Transfer a photo onto a slab of wood
11. How to be a human table
12. How to fake piano skills to impress people without really knowing how to play it
13. Learn these awesome ways to tie your shoelaces
14. How to fold towels into animals
15. How to tag stuff in secret
16. Easier way to make a CD case from a single piece of paper
17. How to turn a normal party balloon into a cell phone cover
18. How to always win at a claw game
19. Stabilize a video using Hugin Panorama Creator
20. How to peel a mango
21. Finding your way with an analog watch
22. How to play Happy Birthday on the phone
23. How to open a new book
24. The coolest way to empty a bottle
25. How to cut a rope in case of an emergency
26. How to scramble an egg in a shell

11 computer tricks everyone should


know about
Posted on July 14, 2015

1. In Photoshop, when using the marquee tool, hold down the space bar to drag the
marquee without losing the ability to size it.
2. When watching a movie on vlc player if the audio isn’t lined up simply press “k”
to back up the audio accordingly.
3. Always choose custom installation to avoid programs to install annoying
toolbars/adwares.
4. When typing an address into your browsers, pressing CTRL + Enter will wrap
whatever you typed with the http://www before it and .com after it.
5. Windows button + L locks your screen.
6. Windows button + P lets you quickly set up projectors or second monitors.
7. When setting up a new PC, Ninite will save you lot of time.
8. You can hit CTRL + L or F6 as a shortcut to the address bar in your browser.
9. CTRL + Shift + Esc will open task manager.
10. Pressing Tab while filling a form will move to the next input box, pressing Shift +
Tab will back up to the previous box.
11. The Caps Lock key works at a hardware level. You can discern whether a
computer is actually frozen (as opposed to merely running slow, graphics errors,
etc.) by pressing the Caps Lock key and checking if the keyboard light turns on.

17 things every man should know


Posted on July 9, 2015

1. The Sometimes, Always, Never rule to your 3 button suit jacket


2. How to walk on ice
3. How to read spark plugs
4. The different type of suit cuts
5. How to tell when your meat is done
6. Poker hands
7. How to Use a Chainsaw Safely
8. The different type of pint glasses for beer
9. The rights you have when interacting with a police officer.
10. How to set up a camp
11. How to remove a tick
12. How to adjust a vehicle’s side mirrors
13. Where a semi-trucks blind spots are
14. How to prepare and cook a steak
15. Basic cooking techniques
16. The basics of how to unload a handgun
17. The science behind a happy relationship

17 useful cheat sheets


Posted on July 6, 2015

1. A Simple Guide to Eggs


2. CSS cheat sheet for web designers
3. Google Search cheat sheet
4. Gmail cheat sheet
5. Type of screws
6. Cheat sheet to writing a song
7. Regular Expressions cheat sheet
8. Photography 101 – Cheat Sheet and Camera Basics
9. Cheat sheet for every longboarder
10. Firefox keyboard shortcuts
11. Calculus cheat sheet
12. Matlab cheat sheet
13. Cheat sheet to wearing a suit
14. Latex cheat sheet
15. Linux commands
16. Trigonometry cheat sheet
17. JavaScript cheat sheet

22 body language signs and their


meanings
Posted on July 1, 2015

1. Crossing legs – Nervous, “building a fortress around yourself”.


2. Arms crossed in front of the body – Defensiveness.
3. Touching or rubbing nose – Doubt or lying.
4. Getting the upper hand at a handshake – Sign of power.
5. Biting nails – Insecurity or nervousness.
6. Brisk walk – Confidence.
7. Open body posture – Shows that you are in control of yourself.
8. Copying someone’s posture and body language signs – Interest, feeling the same
way as the other.
9. Hands in the pocket while walking – In some cases can mean dejection.
10. Sitting with hands clasped behind head – Confidence or superiority.
11. Dilated pupils – The person is interested in the conversation or in the conversation
partner.
12. Opening palms – It says: “You can trust me”.
13. Sitting up straight – You are in control of your emotions.
14. Stroking chin – Trying to make a decision.
15. Legs crossed at the ankles – Confidence.
16. Hands behind the back – It means: “I have nothing to hide”.
17. Avoiding or not keep eye contact for longer time – Nervous or distracted.
18. Legs apart while sitting – Open and relaxed.
19. Hands on hips while standing – Aggression or readiness.
20. Rubbing eyes – Same when a children cover their eyes. Can mean disbelief or
doubt.
21. Tilted head – Interest.
22. Hands on chin – Thinking or evaluation.

10 best educational YouTube channels


Posted on June 28, 2015
1. Minute Physics – Less than 3-4 minute videos about everything what is science.
2. TEDtalks – Latest videos from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). Also
you can watch the videos on TED.com too.
3. Veritasium – Hosted by Derek Muller the channel provides awesome videos about
various topics, mostly science. You can find videos in range from 2 to 15 minutes.
Sometimes he makes interesting social experiments too.
4. Crash Course – Series from various topics. All of them are worth watching. The
show was started by Hank Green and John Green.
5. Discovery News – Short videos about scientific topics. New video every day!
6. Numberphile – If you are not fan of mathematics this channel still can show you
how awesome maths sometimes can be!
7. Computerphile – Similar to Numberphile but the main topic is computer science.
8. Stuff to Blow Your Mind – Not the most popular channel yet, but you can find
weekly videos about mindblowing topics. The channel is made
by HowStuffWorks.com.
9. CGP Grey – Short and long videos about everything, for example: politics,
futurology, astronomy and more. The only problem is, that new videos are
uploaded monthly at best.
10. Periodic Videos – Videos about chemistry and physics. This channel is very
similar to Numberphile and Computerphile, but with different topic.
11. Sixty Symbols – Same as above, but the main topic here is astronomy and physics.
Host is Professor Martyn Poliakoff.

9 reasons to read more books


Posted on June 26, 2015

1. Reduces stress – If you are reading a great story or watching a good movie you
will forget about your problems for that time.
2. Knowledge – You can learn while reading.
3. Improves memory – When you are reading you have to memorize the characters,
their motivation, places etc. If you are reading a lot you will be able to memorize
things in life easier.
4. More to talk about – If you are reading books you will have more in common with
other people to talk about.
5. Improves imagination – Fantasy and sci-fi is proven to improve people’s
imagination.
6. Better verbal abilities – Those who read a lot can express themselves easier.
7. Improves writing skill – Most of the famous writers read hundreds of books before
started writing their own.
8. Vocabulary – While reading you can add dozens of words to your vocabulary.
9. Entertainment – Besides all the positive effects of reading it is a great fun too!
19 foods and for how long they are
edible
Posted on June 20, 2015

1. Apples – In pantry: max. 1 month. Refrigerator: max. 2 months. Freezer: max. 1


year.
2. Bananas – In pantry: less than a week. Refrigerator: around 1 week. Freezer: 2-3
months.
3. Lemons – In pantry: around 3 weeks. Refrigerator: max. 2 months. Freezer: max.
4 months.
4. Carrots – In pantry: 3-4 days. Refrigerator: around a month. Freezer: 10 months.
5. Cucumber – In pantry: few hours. Refrigerator: max a week. Freezer: max. a
month.
6. Milk – In pantry: 1 year. Refrigerator: 1 year. Freezer: freezing is not
recommended.
7. Potatoes – In pantry: 1 month. Refrigerator: around 3-4 months. Freezer: up to 8
months.
8. Butter – In pantry: 10 days. Refrigerator: around 2 months. Freezer: 6-9 month.
9. Soft cheese – In pantry: only some hours. Refrigerator: 2-4 months. Freezer: max.
8 months.
10. Hard cheese – In pantry: around a day. Refrigerator: 2-4 months. Freezer: max. 8
months.
11. Fish – In pantry: 2 hours. Refrigerator: max. 2 days. Freezer: up to 9 months.
12. Ham – In pantry: 2 hours. Refrigerator: 1-2 days. Freezer: max. 8 months.
13. Bread – In pantry: less than a week. Refrigerator: 1-2 weeks. Freezer: max.
3 months.
14. Honey – Honey doesn’t expire and always edible (if it is stored in the right
conditions).
15. Soda – In pantry: half year. Refrigerator: half year. Freezer: freezing is not
recommended.
16. Steak – In pantry: around 2 hours. Refrigerator: 1-2 days. Freezer: 6-8 months.
17. Chicken – In pantry: 2 hours. Refrigerator: 1-2 days. Freezer: up to a year.
18. Ketchup – In pantry: 1 year. Refrigerator: 1 year. Freezer: freezing is not
recommended.
19. Bacon – In pantry: 2 hours. Refrigerator: 2 weeks. Freezer: 4 months.

16 tips to help you build more


confidence
Posted on June 12, 2015

1. Compare yourself to yourself. Not to others.


2. Perfect your posture.
3. Take risks.
4. Practice confidence.
5. Get in shape.
6. Listen to uplifting music.
7. Write a daily list of your accomplishments.
8. Don’t over-apologize.
9. Make eye contact.
10. Start conversation with strangers.
11. Improve your posture.
12. Try meditation.
13. If you are prepared to a situation it will boost your confidence. E.g. do your
homework every day after school.
14. See confidence as a process, not a singular achievement.
15. Remember that everyone struggles with confidence.
16. Practice, practice, practice.

15 things every man should know


Posted on May 8, 2015

1. Types of Firewood
2. The different types of coffee
3. How to maintain good posture
4. How you actually jump a car
5. Basic bodyweight training exercises
6. How to pair wine with food
7. Where a semi-trucks blind spots are
8. How jeans should fit
9. How a shirt should fit
10. What the symbols on your clothing mean
11. How many times can you wear it between washes?
12. The different types of eggs and how to make them
13. The best beard for your face
14. Heimlich maneuver for dogs
15. You should know that screwdriver handles are shaped so that a wrench can slide
over them for more torque
16 tips to reduce stress
Posted on April 28, 2015

1. For the fastest result try one of the best stress-relieving websites.
2. Exercise every day. After exercising your body will experience an endorphin rush
which fastly eliminates stress.
3. Take a 2-3 minute break and focus on your breathing. Take long, deep breathes.
4. Get a message. It is a great way to relax.
5. Try meditation. You can start with guided meditation or ask for help on
the /r/Meditation reddit community.
6. Listen to music. According to researches listening to music triggers biochemical
stress reducers.
7. Drinking black tea may reduce stress according to a study.
8. Organize and clean your space.
9. Chewing gum can reduce cortisol level (stress hormone), helping your body to
eliminate stress.
10. Get a pet. According to studies pet owners are less stressed than people without
pets.
11. Laugh out loud. Laughing lowers cortisol level.
12. Socialize. Call or meet a friend and talk about your problems.
13. Minimize your interactions with people who stress you out. Also avoid stressful
situations.
14. Eat healthy food. Stop eating fast food and drink healthy beverages.
15. Read more books and watch movies.
16. Take a vacation.

14 benefits of meditation
Posted on April 22, 2015

1. Meditations enhances creativity and divergent thinking.


2. Combats cravings and addictions.
3. Stronger immune system.
4. According to a study at the University of Oregon 15 minutes of guided meditation
even improves hearing.
5. Lowers high blood pressure.
6. Improves empathic intelligence.
7. Slows down neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
8. Highers pain threshold.
9. Faster cognitive functioning.
10. Better mood.
11. A study found, that meditation help students focus and retain the lecture
information better.
12. Improves sleep.
13. Reduces stress.
14. Improves decision making.

12 useful things you should know


Posted on April 20, 2015

1. Learn the basics of psychology


2. People will always remember how you made them feel, not what you said.
3. How to get more out of Google
4. Improve your public speaking skills
5. Learn programming
6. The C button on your calculator clears everything you have typed so far. The CE button
clears your last entry only.
7. Learn digital painting
8. How to avoid using the word “very” too much
9. Learn real world math
10. Learn how to pickle your own vegetables
11. Watch YouTube as YouTube TV and learn how to control it with your mobile device
12. People mostly remember the first and the last things that happened, barely the middle.

9 easy ways to save money


Posted on April 18, 2015

1. eBay – Check out eBay first if you want to buy an item and you don’t mind if it is
used. Search for sellers above 95% rating and 100 or more feedbacks.
2. Go to real life auctions – Sometimes you can get items incredibly cheap. Also you
see the item instead of a picture of it like on eBay.
3. Buy it for life – Spend extra money for a more durable item once than buy a new
one often. Check out the BIFL community on reddit for tips.
4. 52 week challenge – Save a little money every day for a year, $1 the first day, $2
in the second and so on. After a year you are $1,378 richer.
5. Discounts – Be really careful about discounts. If something is discounted to $5
from $15 and you buy it, it doesn’t mean you saved $10, but you spent $5.
6. Write down your expenses – Every time you spend money write it down. Easier to
keep track of your expenses if you see them on paper.
7. Always ask for refund – If your newly purchased item (regardless of price) is
broken within the first few months or years, don’t just throw it out, check out the
warranty if your are eligible for refund. Don’t forget, you can ask refunds from
online shops like Amazon too. Alternatively if your are not eligible for refund try
to fix it yourself or ask for professional help.
8. Grow your own fruits and vegetables – You can save a lot of money this way. It is
much easier if you have a garden, but it is not impossible to grow them indoors.
9. Do it yourself – It is not always necessary to buy items, which can be made by
hand at home too. Check out communities like DIY on reddit or websites
like DoItYourself.com.

10 IT companies and the origin of


their names
Posted on April 3, 2015

1. Apple – It was named after Steve Jobs’ favorite fruit, apple, because no other
founders had better idea for a name.
2. Google – Originally the name was intended to be ‘Googol’, which means a very
large number (1 followed by 100 zeros). One of the early investor misspelled it as
“Google” on a cheque, and they adopted that name.
3. Corel – Derived from the founder’s name (Dr. Michael
Cowpland): Cowpland Research Laboratory.
4. Hotmail – One of the first browser based email client. The founders used HTML
(Hypertext Markup Language) while creating the website, so they named it
“HoTMaiL” (with uppercases), later it was changed to “Hotmail”.
5. CISCO – Shortening of San Francisco.
6. Intel – Integrated Electronics.
7. SUN – Acronym for Stanford University Network.
8. Microsoft – Microcomputer Software. The original name was “Micro-Soft”, they
later removed the “-“.
9. Sony – From the latin word ‘sonus’, which translates to ‘sound’.
10. Oracle – Codename for a CIA project which the founders participated in, later they
adopted the name for the new company.

14 skills you should learn which will


impress employers
Posted on April 2, 2015

1. Learn programming on Codecademy or Ktbyte.


2. Learn how to write a good CV.
3. Learn the basics of typography on PracticalTypography.com.
4. If you want to learn a new language the best place is Duolingo.
5. Learn sign language, so you can communicate with deaf customers.
6. Learn how to draw on DrawSpace.com.
7. Learning game theory can be useful anytime.
8. Learn the basics about circuits on AllAboutCircuits.com.
9. Perfect place to learn about Excel is Excel Exposure.
10. Read this list about how to be more productive.
11. Improve your typing skills with Typeracer.
12. Learn public speaking.
13. With photography CambridgeInColour.com is the perfect place to start.
14. Lot of companies will hire people who know AutoCAD.

11 tips to drink safely at a party


Posted on March 3, 2015

1. Don’t drink if you are tired – When you are tired alcohol can make you drunk way
faster.
2. Don’t mix alcohol with caffeine – If you are drinking too much coffee or energy
drink while drinking alcohol you will feel even worse and the chances of a
blackout is higher. Little amount of caffeine can be also dangerous, because you
will become more conscious and underestimate how drunk you are.
3. Eat before drinking – Eat a lot before party, if possible something with high fat or
protein content. If possible eat something while at the party.
4. Never drink alone – If you are surrounded with people you know and trust it is less
likely to binge drink.
5. Drink water – Lot of water. If you stay hydrated it is less likely to feel yourself ill
and you will get drunk slower. Also helps to prevent hangover.
6. One drink per hour – One unit of alcohol means 1.5 oz. strong spirit, 5 oz. of wine
or 12 oz. of beer. This way you prevent blackout and hangover. Drink water
between the drinks.
7. Know what you drink – Don’t drink anything if you don’t know how strong it is.
If you underestimate the strongness of it you can drink more than intended.
8. Stop drinking if you are drunk already – It won’t make you feel better, instead it
can make you crash and vomit. Also makes the hangover longer.
9. Don’t accept drink if you don’t want – When you are offered a drink, but you
drank one just right before or you are feeling drunk already don’t feel the pressure
to accept it.
10. Avoid drinking on a hot day – While drinking your body produces hypoglycemia
which changes your mood and makes you feel weak. Same thing happens if you
drink with an empty stomach.
11. Consider not drinking – It is not always necessary to drink alcohol. If everyone in
your surrounding drink you are not required to drink too. But if you decide to
drink do it responsibly.

12 discounts you can use if you are a


student
Posted on February 21, 2015

1. Amazon – Free Amazon Prime for 6 months and 50% off of annual renewal cost
after that, Two-Day Shipping and much more.
2. Adobe – Students and teachers can save up to 60% on Adobe softwares.
3. Microsoft DreamSpark – Softwares like Visual Studio are free if you are a student.
4. Prezi – Free Edu Enjoy license.
5. Lenovo – Receive up to 25% off select computers.
6. Autodesk – Most of the Autodesk softwares are free with a .edu email address.
7. Apple – Up to $200 discounts on Apple products.
8. Dropbox – Double referral bonus if you register with your .edu email address.
9. Banana Republic – With a valid student or teacher ID, you can get 15% off full-
priced purchases.
10. HP – You can save 10% to 20% on HP PCs and tablets.
11. GitHub – Free Student Developer Pack, dozens of free resources from great
companies to help students learn.
12. BitBucket – Free unlimited account to anyone who signs up with a .edu email
address.

12 common misconceptions about


computers
Posted on January 30, 2015

1. PC boost programs work. 99%+ times they are useless and installing
spyware/toolbars etc.
2. Blue Screen of the Death is not caused by the operating system, rather by a
program which handles memory poorly. Keep your drivers and other programs up
to date to avoid OS crashes.
3. Bit is not the same as Byte. In computer science a bit is a binary value of 0 or 1.
Eight bits compose a byte. This means if your internet is 100-megabit fast, you can
download around 12.5 megabytes per second.
4. Antivirus is not enough to keep your system virus-free.
5. Screen savers are still useful. In fact modern screens don’t need it.
6. Defragment will improve speed. It was true 20 years ago, but not anymore.
7. Hackers will only try to hack you if you have anything worth taking. This is
absolutely not true.
8. If the PC is slow it has virus. Of course there is a chance that you have virus, but
viruses are mostly lightweight and trying to hide, not slowing down the PC.
Instead of searching for viruses check out the running processes in your task
manager.
9. VPN or Tor will make you completely anonymous online. Of course they help a
lot, but there are many other things you should take care of.
10. If you use a non-dictionary string as a password mixed with numbers, you are
safe.Complexity is not enough, longer strings are the key for a secure password.
11. More GHz = faster CPU. Not always. There are other factors that matter a lot.
12. Computers using Linux OS can’t get virus. Any operating systems can get
virus/malware/adware etc.

12 tips to be more interesting


Posted on December 13, 2014

1. Keep yourself educated! Read books, watch movies and keep an eye on the recent
news.
2. Start new hobbies. Join the local sport club, go to gym etc.
3. Say yes to unfamiliar opportunities.
4. Be unique in sense of style.
5. Travel more, so you have more stories to share.
6. Don’t be afraid of the awkward silences and just start a new conversation.
7. Start conversations with random people.
8. Important rule is to actually show up on events you are invited to.
9. Worst thing you can do is worrying about not being interesting enough.
10. Always be yourself.
11. Be a good observer and a great listener.
12. Relax, don’t be nervous and have fun around people.

23 interesting and useful trivia you


didn’t know
Posted on November 27, 2014

1. Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion.


2. Middle-clicking on a link opens it in a new tab. CTRL+left click as well.
3. How to turn potato chip bags into an instant snack bowl.
4. Money isn’t made out of paper, it’s made out of cotton.
5. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the
person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a
result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the
person died of natural causes. This applies mostly to statues in USA.
6. The average person falls asleep in fourteen minutes.
7. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh pirate who later became the
lieutenant governor of Jamaica.
8. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
9. A milliHelen is the quantity of beauty required to launch just one ship.
10. Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day. Some breeds of dogs can sleep up to 18 hours
per day too, but on average they sleep 12-14 hours.
11. Dogs can see color but it is not as vivid a color scheme as we see. It is much like
our vision at twilight.
12. Dog can hear sounds 250 yards away that most people cannot hear beyond 25
yards.
13. How to crack an apple in half with your hands.
14. Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson”.
15. Only female mosquitoes will bite you.
16. A way to tie shoelaces so that they never untie themselves.
17. If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like
4950. The head’s picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
18. Reindeer like to eat bananas.
19. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
20. The inventor of the AK-47 has said he wishes he’d invented something to help
farmers instead — “for example a lawnmower.”
21. A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
22. A dog’s sense of smell is about 1000 times better than a person’s.
23. “Jay” used to be slang for “foolish person.” So when a pedestrian ignored street
signs, he was referred to as a “jaywalker.”

21 things people should do in their 20s


Posted on November 22, 2014

1. Travel a lot in order to learn.


2. Become an expert in something.
3. Volunteer to help people who are less fortunate than you.
4. Get involved in causes that matter to you.
5. Become as independent as you can.
6. Money is not a goal, but a result. Don’t focus on money itself.
7. If you make money learn how to save it.
8. Meet more people.
9. Take care of your body and exercise as much as your time allows.
10. Stay healthy, quit bad habits, but create some new, good habits.
11. Learn to think and how to be happy.
12. Read books and watch movies.
13. Spend more time with your family.
14. Don’t waste time on unnecessary things.
15. Build deep relationships.
16. Learn from your own mistakes.
17. Educate yourself, the Internet has thousands of free courses.
18. Learn to cook.
19. Expand your interests.
20. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice.
21. Learn to speak another language.

14 tips to improve your sleep


Posted on November 5, 2014

1. Stick to a sleep schedule – Sticking to a sleep schedule will accustom your body to
a sleep-wake cycle and helps promote better sleep.
2. Stop smoking – Nicotine is a stimulant, so it prevents you from falling asleep.
3. Read relaxing words – According to a study published in the Journal of Applied
Social Psychology if you read relaxing words like “calm”, “relax”, “rest” and so
on, then it will be way easier to fall asleep. Write words like these to a paper and
read them before going to bed.
4. Do something if you can’t sleep – If you can’t fall asleep for more than 15 minutes
do something relaxing and try to sleep again when you get tired.
5. Replace old mattress – If your mattress is old (more than 6-7 years) then it is time
to replace it to a newer one.
6. Eating dinner – Wait at least 3 hours after eating your dinner before going to sleep.
7. Temperature – The perfect temperature for your bedroom is around 68°F or 20°C.
8. Turn off electronics – In your bedroom there should be no artificial light. Even the
little LED lights can disturb your sleep. Also avoid bright light for 1-2 hours
before going to bed (like TV).
9. Caffeine – It can keep you awake for up to 12 hours after drinking an coffee or
energy drink.
10. Alcohol – A whiskey after dinner may look like it helps you fall asleep faster, but
the quality of the sleep is far worse than it should be. Don’t drink alcohol within 2-
3 hours before sleep.
11. Use f.lux – This simple program makes the color of your computer’s or mobile’s
display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
Download it here.
12. Exercise – Working out improves the length and quality of sleep. But avoid
working out within 4 hours of bedtime.
13. Limit daytime naps – This means allow yourself no more than 30 minutes of nap
every day, because daytime naps can interfere with nighttime sleep.
14. Download an app which can improve your sleep – There are dozens of apps
available for the most popular mobile platforms, e.g. Sleep as Android (this one is
for Android, but there are many alternatives for iOS). These apps are watching
your sleep cycle and wakes you up in optimal moment, when you had enough
sleep.

12 legitimate ways to earn money


online
Posted on October 30, 2014

1. Fiverr – Sell any service for $5 or more.


2. Etsy – Sell handmade or vintage items. British version is Folksy.
3. ShutterStock – Sell your digital images.
4. iTunes – Sell digital content.
5. HubPages – Create “hubs” and monetize them with advertisements.
6. Helium – Publish content and earn money.
7. YouTube – Monetize your videos.
8. SliceThePie – Listen and review music for money.
9. UserTesting – Earn money by reviewing websites (you have to create a video with
your comments).
10. Tutor.com – Tutor online and help studends with their homework for money.
11. Amazon Associates – Sell items from Amazon and earn commision. Same
with eBay.
12. MySurvey – Get paid for doing surveys. Available on PC and mobile devices.

22 impressive talents you can learn


online
Posted on October 20, 2014

1. How to communicate tactically.


2. Understand what clothes tag symbols mean.
3. Learn to read Russian in 15 minutes.
4. How to tag stuff in secret.
5. Transfer a photo onto a slab of wood.
6. How to smoke a can of tuna with toilet paper.
7. Learn how to pair wines properly.
8. Learn to whistle using your fingers.
9. Some awesome water tricks.
10. How to make a survival stove from an aluminium can.
11. How to quickly put on a swim cap.
12. Learn Elvish.
13. How a steak should feel at each temperature.
14. Fastest way to peel a mango.
15. Finding your way with an analog watch.
16. How to open a stuck jar with duct tape.
17. How to make cocktails.
18. Multiply numbers close to each other in your head.
19. How to obtain the most juice from a lime.
20. How to tilt a can at a 45 degree angle.
21. How to scramble an egg in a shell.
22. How to use a t-shirt to become a ninja.

12 useful psychological life hacks


Posted on September 14, 2014

1. When a group of people laugh, each member of the group will instinctively look at
the person they feel closest to.
2. While negotiating with someone leave your hands and palms visible, this is the
sign of trustworthiness.
3. Nodding your head while talking or asking a question will make the other person
more inclined to agree with you.
4. While telling a lie adding an embarrassing detail can make it more believable.
5. If you ask someone a question and they only partially answer just wait and
stay silent, they will usually continue talking.
6. People remember unfinished things better. If a song stuck in your head than think
about the last few lines and you will forget it faster. This is called Zeigarnik
Effect.
7. Getting someone to do a favor for you makes them like you more.
8. Chewing gum can relieve stress. Chew one during an exam or while doing
something stressful.
9. Keep an eye on people’s feet. When talking with someone you can figure out if
they are interested in the conversation by looking at their feet. If it is aimed at you
they are listening, but if it is aiming elsewhere they rather want to leave the
conversation.
10. If you meet someone for the first time and you have hard time by remembering
names just say it multiple times. For example in the first conversation say things
like “Hello {name}”, “Nice to meet you {name}” or “Where are you from
{name}”. Say it at least 3 times in the first minutes of the conversation and you
wont forget it.
11. If you meet someone show excitement, this way the other person will be excited
about the meeting too.
12. Smile and keep eye contact. While in conversation smile at the other person and
keep eye contact more than 60% of the time.

7 vitamins and why do you need them


Posted on September 10, 2014

1. Vitamin A – Keeps tissues and skin healthy. Important for normal vision, the
immune system, and reproduction.
2. Vitamin B12 – Assists in making new cells, helps in creating new red blood
cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent megaloblastic anemia that makes people
tired and weak.
3. Vitamin C – Important for a healthy diet as well as being a highly effective
antioxidant. Helps to make collagen, a connective tissue that knits together
wounds and supports blood vessel walls.
4. Vitamin D – Strengthen the bones and teeth. Also helps to prevent different types
of diseases.
5. Vitamin E – While vitamin E supplementation was initially hoped to have a
positive effect on health, research has not supported this hope, altough there is
a study which suggests it may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and
other forms of dementia.
6. Vitamin K – Essential to blood clotting. Vitamin K is also necessary to building
strong bones.
7. Folic acid – Is a B vitamin. Can lower the risk of birth defects of a
newborn’s brain and spinal cord. It has also an important part in cell division.

9 minerals and why are they essential


for your body
Posted on September 7, 2014

1. Calcium – Builds and protects bones and teeth. Important in nerve functioning,
blood clotting, blood pressure regulation and immune system health.
2. Phosphorus – Helps convert food into energy. Also helps build teeth and bones.
3. Copper – Part of many enzymes, lays an important role in iron metabolism.
4. Fluoride – Keeps dental cavities from starting or worsening.
5. Iron – Needed for energy metabolism. Helps hemoglobin in red blood cells and
myoglobin in muscle cells ferry oxygen throughout the body.
6. Magnesium – Works with calcium in muscle contraction, blood clotting, and
regulation of blood pressure. Also part of many enzymes.
7. Potassium – Balances fluids in the body, plays important role in nerve
transmission, and muscle contraction.
8. Zinc – Needed for normal fetal development, production of sperm, normal growth
and sexual maturation, necessary for immune system, taste, smell, and wound
healing.
9. Sulfur – Essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

10 ways to make money online


Posted on October 4, 2015

1. Rent out your car – If you live in the US you can rent out your car for more than $10/hour
using this simple app!
2. Teach people – On sites like Udemy you can create your own course and earn money
from students who are interested in your lessons.
3. Fiverr – Sell any service you are good at for $5 or more. E.g. programming works,
video/image editing etc.
4. Freelance writing – There are multiple sites where you can sell your writing, find the best
one and start making money today from home!
5. Sell your old books – You can sell your books on sites like Amazon, eBay or Craiglist for
nice money. Check out eBay’s site, Half.com, which is specialized for books only.
6. Learn programming – Sites like Codecademy offers free programming courses. Within
few months you can be good enough programmer to take freelance jobs on sites like
Fiverr or Freelancer.com. If you can’t decide which language to learn, check out this
infographic.
7. Zaarly – Available in few US cities yet, but on this site you can take small jobs like room
painting, planting flowers etc.
8. Sell space in your home – If you have a spare room in your house you can rent it out for
money using services like Airbnb.
9. Resell items online – Buy cheap items from sites like eBay or Craiglist and sell them for
more money on the same sites or other auction sites. You can even pick up free items on
Craiglist and sell them on eBay.
10. Translation Jobs – Do you speak multiple languages? Earn more than $10 on 100 words
translated.

11 most interesting paradoxes


Posted on September 7, 2015
1. Zeno’s paradoxes – “You will never reach point B from point A as you must
always get half-way there, and half of the half, and half of that half, and so on.”
2. Bootstrap paradox – Can a time traveler send himself information with no outside
source?
3. Raven paradox – Observing a green apple increases the likelihood of all ravens
being black.
4. Ship of Theseus – If you gradually replaced every part of a ship piece-by-piece
until it was eventually made of entirely new material… would the resulting ship
still be considered the original ship?
5. Monty Hall problem – The problem of opening two doors from three? Which
would you open first and second? Three Prisoners problem is very similar.
6. Barber paradox – A barber shaves all and only those men who do not shave
themselves. Does he shave himself?
7. Liar paradox – “This sentence is false.”
8. Opposite Day paradox – “It is opposite day today.” Therefore it is not opposite
day, but if you say it is a normal day it would be considered a normal day.
9. Birthday paradox – What is the chance that two people in a room have the same
birthday? Almost 100%!
10. Omnipotence paradox – Can God make a rock so heavy that even He cannot lift
it?
11. Temporal paradox – What happens when a time traveler does things in the past
that prevent him from doing them in the first place?

11 industries and jobs threatened by


technology
Posted on July 26, 2015

1. Language translation – Google Translate and other translator programs will be


more advanced in the near future.
2. Television – Millions of people dropping their cable or satellite TV and buying
Netflix or Hulu subscription.
3. Newspapers – There are already bots writing articles.
4. Education – Sites like Udemy or Khan Academy are offering the same courses as
some universities.
5. Bookstores and libraries – Amazon is offering thousands of books and audiobooks
for pennies.
6. Taxi companies – Uber and similar apps are a real threat to taxi companies.
7. Job recruiters – They have almost already displaced by websites like LinkedIn or
Indeed.com.
8. Hotel and Motel industries – Apps like Airbnb or HomeAway are making hotels
and motels losing guests.
9. Manufacturing industry – Different kind of 3D printers can be used to manufacture
almost anything.
10. Postal workers – There are already mail sorting machines in use.
11. Transportation industry – Self driving cars are threatening everyone who has
driving job.

17 medical myths that aren’t true


Posted on June 23, 2015

1. Being cold will cause you to catch a cold.


2. Cracking knuckles causes arthritis.
3. Reading in dim light is harmful to your eyes.
4. Giving a child sugar will cause hyperactivity.
5. You should wait an hour after eating before you go swimming.
6. Vaccines can cause the flu.
7. People only use 10% of their brains.
8. Blood is blue when it’s inside your body.
9. Swallowed gum takes 7 years to digest.
10. Chewing gum stays in your stomach for 7 years.
11. If you handle frogs or toads, you’ll get warts.
12. Eating fat makes you fat.
13. Shaving makes one’s beard grow in thicker.
14. Using computers can damage your eyes.
15. Once you get a “base tan”, no amount of sunlight can burn you.
16. You should tilt your head back for a bloody nose.
17. If you go outside in cold weather with wet hair, you will catch a cold.