Showing posts with label Life Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life Tips. Show all posts

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Make your day more interesting by searching for your first name on Urban Dictionary

Especially interesting if your having a bad day, feeling low or just need some entertainment. Just type in your first name in Urban Dictionary and start having fun. There are some really interesting outputs that are sure to make you smile. Continue the journey by adding your friends names as well. You can access Urban Dictionary here, it is a web based dictionary and hence very different. (Idea Source

Thursday, May 9, 2013

How to eat more fruit and veggies?

Here comes an amazing Life Pro Tip from Redditor livebythem. basically this is the way it works. if you need to snack more on veggies and fruits - cut them up beforehand and store them in some Tupperware. This way whenever you need to snack on something - open your container and start snacking on fruits and veggies. This is very helpful for most people since we eat more out of boredom rather that hunger. The key OP says is that they need to be sealed in leak-proof Tupperware and then even apples will stay fresh for a week. Cutting up Apples and other fruit beforehand and storing them in leak-proof containers should do the trick.

how to eat more fruits and veggiesWhen sitting in front of the TV, most of us reach out to munch on junk food and something that is oily and unhealthy. If you have your fruits already cut and ready to be eaten. Just open your container and mindlessly chomp on fruits and vegetables. Other Redditors also suggest using zip-lock bags. Do this after squeezing as much air out as possible - helps fruits and veggies stay fresh for longer. You can read more at the discussion going on, on Reddit here. Super tip to eat healthy - when going out just throw a container in your bag and when you need to eat, your fruits and veggies are ready. Image Credit: Redditor Livebythem.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

This is the Subreddit to help you get out of bed in the mornings

Reddit has all kinds of Subreddits from the crazy to the insane to the very useful. Here is one fun Subreddit for all of you who just can't wake up in the morning. Some of us are owls and some are fowls - the fowls have no problem getting up in the morning. The owls however can't seem to get it together. Waking up in the morning and getting out of bed can be quite a pain for many people. If you need help there is a Subreddit for you to get the job done easier and help you wake up early.

How to get out of bed in a good moodThe idea for this post came from an interesting topic started by Reddit user Upat5. The title of his post over at LPT was How to make your morning "wake up" easier. he says one of the best solutions that's worked for him is this. Get out of bed for you and not your job 'In short, wake up for you, not your job...'. Which does make a lot of sense if you look at it that way. So if you need help and would like to speak with fellow people, facing the same uphill climb as you. You can try the Subreddit know as GetOutOfBed, to help you become an early riser.

Check out to help you get out of bed and wake up early. Read more Life tips here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger posts Reddit video inspiring you to go to the GYM

Need inspiration to hit the gym and work those muscles  Former Mr. Universe and now Governor of California posts a self-post video to Reddit. He aptly titled the video ' This inspired me, and I bet it will inspire you'. The post is a YouTube video of Derick Carver doing the crossfit 'Linda' workout at the 2013 Arnold Classic. Derick only has one leg and is recovering form a near fatal attack in Afghanistan. He is even opening his own Crossfit affiliate in Shelby, Michigan. he even has his own website

Arnold Schwarzenegger inspired by this workoutCrossfit training calls for people to use weights, gymnastics and other exercises and equipment that contribute to general fitness. The video posted is definitely an inspiration and will help you get off your butt and head for the gym. if this video inspired Arnold Schwarzenegger, then it must surly inspire you. Check out his original posting on Reddit here. Read more of our pro life tips here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

How to get a six pack in 3 minutes [Videos]

Thanks to YouTube now anyone with a camera can come up with a video and post it to YouTube. There are now many videos online that teach you how to get a six pack and there are even videos that teach you how to get a six pack in three minutes. The idea is not that you will get a six pack in three minutes, but that a 3 minute workout everyday should be good enough to get that desired six pack.

So here are some YouTube videos that are pretty good and should help you get a six pack. The exercises are touch and some amount of effort is needed. If you can stick to it you should probably get the elusive six pack and go and show it off to all your pals and especially the chicks.

How to make a six pack1. The exercise known as the navy seals

2. How to get a six pack in 3 minutes for girls

3. The single exercise workout

4. Abs are made in the kitchen and not in the gym

5. The ad workout with no equipment needed.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How to record a concert on your Phone with good sound quality

We have all seen those videos of concerts that have horrible sound quality. Knowing that videos recorded at concerts using your iPhone, Android phone or Windows Phone comes with bad sound quality, we still like to watch them. Since some of us might have missed the concert. This is a common recurrence and a problem. Concerts are usually loud and with good reason too. Organizers need to be sure that everyone attending can hear the sound properly and with the way sound travels. It is imperative to make sure that sound is loud to enable it to reach everyone.

How to record a concert on your phone with good sound qualityThis creates a problem for people standing, raising their hands and clutching their small phones, which usually come with small microphones. Reddit user SK1990 has come up with a simple and smart solution -- while recording your video, cover the microphone with your hand. This way not all the blaring sound gets in but part of the audio. The end result is that when you playback your video later it has clearer sound with better recorded music. The reason could be because of the small microphones -- which get overloaded with sound. These microphones are not able to handle the loud blaring sound and if only part of it gets through -- you get a video with reasonably good quality sound. This solution will help you better record music at a live concert. So when you do get a chance to test this out. Please leave a comment with what you think and did it actually work.
Read the full discussion on Reddit here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How to find a good job after being fired

Jobs are hard to come by and loosing a job can be pretty heartbreaking. There is however no point in sitting and feeling discouraged - there are things you can do about it. There have been many people who have lost their job but found a totally different career path in a different field. You can think of changing industries, redoing your résumé and a whole lot of other activities. One of the best suggestions I have come across and I have personally been helped by is this. Start developing your other latent talents that might have been lying around. Employers are always on the look out for multi-talented people. We are aware that you need to find a job that is your passion and something that you have been dreaming of. Things might not always work out like that. Sometimes your other talents and skills might actually land you the job of a lifetime, and if not at least a job to carry on with.

what to do after you loose you jobWhere to start looking?

You might want to start with your hobbies and talents. There may be something you have a great deal of interest in, but never dedicated any time to follow-up with it. ow is the time to start developing your other varied talents. The inspiration needs to come from you and no matter what it is, it just might be the answer. Tough times call for improvisations and your interest just might land you, your next job. Let's just say that you know an awful lot about cars, you could try your hand at being a car salesman.

Why would companies hire people with multiple people

If you have more than one skill than you can put on your résumé -- it would mean you can do the job of more than one person and pitch in. It would mean that in discussions you opinion would matter as you know a lot more than just your own job. It would mean the company has someone with firsthand knowledge and experience.

Anything else to be done while waiting for a job?

Yes, grown your network, work on your résumé and wait patiently. Don't give up on your skills and keep working at it. This will also help you answer the question about time. So what have you been doing since you got laid off?. Will also make your résumé look better and prove to prospective employers that the person being hired is someone who knows how to make good use of time.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Always keep some cash for emergencies

Hurricane Sandy proved without a doubt that cash is still king in an emergency situation. When the power is out it would mean water supply is hit, the fridge stops functioning, no TV and most of All -- no ATMs. No ATMs means you have no access to all your money. What use would it be in an emergency if the power is out and the ATM's are down and you have no access to your money. Emergency situations always prove to us that cash is till king. Cold hard notes that you can feel in your hands is the only thing that will do the talking and help you get around.

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It is a simply idea but would prove most valuable in an emergency -- keep some money in your home. Hide it up as best you can and don't forget where you hit it. So if there is an emergency you can always scurry to your hiding place and find your cash. There are many ways to hide you money around your home and the internet will give you some nice helpful tips and tricks on how to do so. IN an emergency when there is all to fight for and everyone is in the same fix, you cannot expect to get a payday loan. As no one has the luxury to lend, it is best to be prepared.
Via: Lifehacker via our Life Tips section

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Take a pic of your hotel room numbers to avoid wandering after having 1 too Many

This is a life tip from Reddit that really needs mentioning. Many times people check into hotels and forget their hotel room numbers and start wandering around aimlessly searching. The problem gets compounded when you go out to town for a night of hitting all the possible watering holes. You down one too many and somehow reach your hotel only to forget your room number. Reddit user foundbypat has a simple solution -- take a pic of your hotel room number. This way when you stumble back to your hotel, you can always whip out your phone or gadget that you use and look at a pic of your room number.

snap a pic of hotel room numbersOther users suggest taking out the notepad that is usually available in your room, writing down the number and stuffing it into your pocket. We have another simple solution -- press your three digit hotel room number and dial on your phone. When you come back just checked your dialed numbers and the three digit one is the room number. Simple tips but helpful.
Source: Take a pic of your hotel room number via Reddit user Foundbypat 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Google Maps: Find Out Your Trip Duration Based On Current Traffic updates

Image Credit: Google Maps

Google Maps on your Android phone just got better. Google has now factored in live data to help yo better plan your trip. So if your planing to go to the airport and need to know which mode of transport to you. Check Google maps for a more detailed live traffic analysis to decide how to travel. Google maps will help you estimate the length of time of your journey and wherever information the new live traffic feature will analyze current traffic conditions and estimate the length of time of your journey. So once you know how long your drive is going to take you can then decide which mode of transport to use. A good example would be that based on estimated travel time you can decide whether to take the train or the taxi to the airport. 

With up-to-data traffic reporting which keeps on getting refreshed you can also plot several courses to reach your destination. As you are driving you can also be alerted about traffic jams up ahead and quickly change your route to arrive on time. Current traffic data is available only in a few places and more destinations will be added soon. For now it is only in large metropolitan areas in the US. So the next time you want to compare driving time vs transit time Google maps can help you decide. Which will it be public transit or you driving. 
Google Maps for Andriod
Source: Google Lat Long Blog

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Keep all your Quotes in one place for easy access later with Quick Quote [Windows]

Quick Quote is a Windows App that lets you store and keep all your Quotes in one place for easy access later. Everyone is familiar with this situation. You read a quote one day and then you think; this is a quote worth keeping and remembering and then you store it somewhere, maybe in your email. There comes a time you find to find and use that one quote you can't quiet remember now. Finding it however can be a whole different thing as you might have forgotten where you saved or stored it. This is a situation most of us have been in many times. Quotes have also become all the rage on Facebook, with users sharing quotes that like and impressing friends. 

Quick Quote is a Windows app that will keep all your favorite quotes in one place. If you are one of those people who like to store and save a lot of quotes then. The app will let you tag all of your quotes. Once a quote it tagged - tag with name, place, event, date etc. You can easily search for it later based on tags that you add. Tags are an easy way to remember when the quote was stored or which event the quote was related with. You can use this app to store all your quotes about love, life, work and friends. Quick Quote is a portable App and works with Windows XP, windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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How to reduce eye strain from computers with the 20-20-20 rule

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Most of us spend long hours in front of the computer which can actually cause a lot of strain to your eyes. With the more gadgets appearing on the market the problem only gets worse. People keep staring into their Android and iPhones and tablets. It is important to remember that your eyes need a break. Constantly staring at a screen can dry your eyes and even cause soreness. To help with this problem Tech blogger Amit Agarwal visited his doctor and got this bit of advice. It is called the 20-20-20 rule and there are also now many apps available to help you follow the same 

How does the 20-20-20 rule work

A computer user must remember to take a break every 20 minutes for 20 seconds and looks at objects that are 20 feet away.

Now once your sit in front of your PC it becomes difficult to remember to do this, there are Apps however that will remind you about your 20 minute break.

Coffee Break for MAC

This little App will allow you to schedule your breaks and once your break time arrives it will simply dim your screen for the duration of the break. This way you are forced to take your break, walk around and do a little bit of stretching. You can set up to five breaks during the course of the day.
Coffee Break for MAC

EyeLeo for Windows

If you are a windows users there is now a new app for you and works like Coffee Break for MAC. There are a few differences though. You can schedule short breaks of=r long breaks. Once your break time arrives your computer screen will dim and you can then stretch and walk around a little. To keep your eyes away from the screen. The App can also in addition to dimming your screen also lock it so your not tempter to skip a break. 
EyeLeo for Windows

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Use Bounce to help you never be late again for a meeting or appointment

This little Android App will help you be on time. Whether it is for an official meeting or an appointment with your doctor. The app does a whole lot of calculations and then lets you know when it's time for you to leave and begin your journey so that you show up on time and stick to all your meeting deadlines. Important for people who just seem to find it so difficult to make it on time for a meeting. This is an Android App with an iPhone app in the works. 

Bouce: How does it work
Once the app is installed on your phone it will integrate with all your appointments like Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange etc. It will then run in the background and will use your GPS, Calendar and Traffic Data to calculate how long before you need to set out on your journey. The App takes a lot into consideration and calculates the time taken to travel factoring in the traffic situation and provides a reminder up to 60 minutes before you need to leave. There is also a configurable option to factor in things like finding parking or waiting for the kids etc. So if you find yourself as a person who seems to run a little late to meetings then this app might be a great way to remind yourself about where you need to be and get up and start heading out.
Bounce on Google Play

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Monday, March 12, 2012

How to set your computer's clock to the correct time

You might have often wondered how to find out what the exact time is and how to set my computer's clock to the right time. There are many webapps that allow you to check what the exact time at your location currently is. Webapp allows you to see what the correct time is right now in your part of the world and you can use it to set your PC's time to be most accurate. Once you login to the app you get to see what the time is and if you computer is a few seconds off there should be no need to change it. Because uses something called the Atomic Clock which is the most accurate time in the world. 

If you do use the app you can also customize it to your timezone and also compare time-zones across the globe. If fact the makers of the app say you can check the time across 7 million locations worldwide. If you're in the US automatically syncs to daylight savings time even if you computer clock doesn't.  The app even goes a little further to give you sunset and sunrise times, info on which timezone a place belongs to, integrated Google Maps and population numbers of a particular area. There is also key information about every country in the world. You can find out the each time in any country in the world and compare it to where you ti find out time-differences. It is a fun and interesting app and you could also find good uses for it. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

youRhere mark the exact place you left off reading an article [Chrome Extensions]

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YouRhere is a simple Chrome extension that works like this. When you are busy surfing the web and come across an article that you stat reading, and you need to leave off reading because something else comes up. youRhere has a small semi-transparent marker next to the mouse pointer. Click on it once and the app will store the exact line where you stopped reading, will save the article for later reading. So you don't have to worry about a half-read article. You can come back to it at a later time and start reading from the exact line where you left-off. The extension will also allow you to share the article with you Facebook and Twitter pals.

An extension like this comes in very handy especially for people who spend a lot of time reading on the internet. Most people who do this realize how easy it is to get  engrossed in an article and the comments, that one forgets time and also other jobs that need to get done. A handy little app like this that works constantly in the background can save a lot of time and effort. When you need to leave suddenly in the middle of an article. Instead of making a note and saving the article, simply do it with a single click. If you do install this Chrome Extension please give us feedback in the comments section below. 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How to use Daily Deal sites to save money and find places to visit when on Vacation

Crazeal is Groupon in India

The credit to this very original idea goes to Reddit user heycheero and the idea goes like this. Once you have decided on your travel, chosen your destination and started booking your flight tickets. Go to your favorite daily deals sites like Groupon or  Living Social and each of these sites have a presence Globally. Change your city to the city you are going to visit and then start getting deals from that city. This way you get great restaurant deals, massage deals, travel deals with places to visit. This way you get to also save on time spent researching places to visit as daily deal sites usually send you excellent deals of places to visit. 

This is definitely not going to bring your bill drastically down but it will give you a fair idea on how much things cost in that city and where to eat and beast places to hang-out. If you are going to a country are you are unable to find your favorite daily deals site there. You can always use Google to get a list of local daily deal and coupon sites that operate there and sign-up. The idea is to make this work for you and save loads on attractions and outings. 
Daily Deals vacation idea via Lifehacker

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Use Remindo to help you remember tasks, birthdays, anniversaries, to-do's etc

Remindo is another free web app that gives you a gently reminder every-time you need to get something done. The service lets you setup and create reminders for any conceivable thing you need reminding about. So if you are looking to get your work-life in balance and complete all goals on time. You can set up a reminder and ensure you get either email reminders of the tasks that need to be completed or get a text-message on your phone. This helps you stay focused and complete and stick to your goals. If you are a freelancer you can use the service to make sure you don't forget appointments. If you're a student use the service to make sure you're sticking to your schedules and assignments. The app however is not only for serious things like work and professional life. Use it to make sure you don't forget your anniversary and partner's birthday. You can also use it to keep a list of things you would like to remember like recipes or driving directions or anything else you would like to always have available.

How Remindo works: 
1. Signup for a free account
2. Set-up your reminders, you can do so on the website or send in what you want to be reminded about via email, Facebook or phone
3. Set your reminder timings - one-off, multiply reminders or timed reminders. You can send yourself unlimited reminders you can also send your pals reminders.
4. Hope you reach your tasks and goals with all the reminders
5. You're done. 

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

iKeepem is an online tool to help you keep an inventory of everything you own

iKeepem is a web app that brings a lot of value if especially you want to make a complete list of everything you own. When updating the app with the goods you own you can also upload photos and images of your stuff and the receipts as well. Receipts come in especially handy when, if by chance you are struck by theft or a natural disaster. Receipts seem to be the one thing that really proves your ownership. Once you upload a list of all your goods, you can then check it twice and get adequate insurance cover to protect yourself and all the things you own. Plus the added advantage of having an up-to-date inventory means faster claims processes for insurance claims.

Other benefits would be the ability to track your items and also where you might have stored them. You can also keep a track of all the records of when you repaired what and also what might need repairs and how much it cost you. 

This is an online app and there is no need to install any software on your pc. Since it is online you can login for any system that has an internet connection and check your inventory. The app uses cloud storage and it is always available to you. With the app you can also generate reports about what items and valuables are in which room and this report can help you keep your living space clutter free. So whether you're a home owner or renting a home or apartment, documenting your valuables and belongings should be one of your top priorities. So give it a try and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Use 21habit if you're wondering how to stick to your New Year Resolutions

Another new year which means a whole load of new year resolutions. We have all been through the grind every time its the New Year, new year resolutions are made and then broken. The idea behind 21 habit is to set a goal for 21 days and make sure you follow through. This is done by deciding how you would like to get your daily reminders. Either via daily email or from the web app / website itself. Once you follow through and are able to stick to your goals and resolutions you can then create new ones to simply stick to the old ones and make them a habit. It seems like a nice idea, getting a daily email reminding you of your goals and new year resolutions and it just might give you the added boost needed to make it work. 

How does 21Habit work?
1. Think of a habit you would like to make or break
2. Decide on the mode you would like to follow there are two modes.
Commitment Mode: Invest $21 each day you stick to your commitment get $1 back
Free mode: Start your 21 day challenge for free and check-in everyday to track your commitment and progress.
3. Check-in every day for 21 days either via Email or Website
4. Complete the 21 day challenge
This web app is brought to you by Microsoft software developer Pranav Goel, and Amazon engineers Himanshu Khurana, Hemanth Pai and Ian McAllister.

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