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Tip of the Day Archive

Monday February 24th

If you tend to get blisters on your feet after a run, try rubbing some clear deodorant on your heels or anywhere your shoes rub against your feet to help reduce the friction.

Friday February 21st

Always make sure your belt matches your shoe color. It makes your overall appearance look much more put together.

Thursday February 20th

When you’re filling up your tires with air pressure, don’t forget to top up your spare tire too! There’s no point in having a spare tire if it’s flat!

Wednesday February 19th

Feeling stressed? Have a banana. It contains vitamins that will help improve your mood and reduce anxiety.

Tuesday February 18th

If you have a small cut, dabbing on lip balm will help relieve pain by blocking air from open nerves. If wax-based, the lip balm will also help slow bleeding.

Thursday February 13th

If you have an acne problem, your pillow case might be part of the issue! You should change your pillow case every 3-4 days.

Wednesday February 12th

If you ever step on a piece of gum and it gets stuck to the bottom of your sneakers, simply spray it with WD-40 and it will come right off!

Tuesday February 11th

Tech Tuesday: Need to flip a coin but don’t have one? Ask Siri to flip a coin for you. The same thing works for when you ask Siri to “roll dice”.

Monday February 10th

You can turn off autoplay on Netflix! They finally introduced an option in your profile settings in which you can disable autoplay previews or autoplay the next episode in a series.

Friday February 7th

Cut your frozen pizza before you put it in the oven. It’s just as easy to cut, won’t make a red saucy mess, and you will also get better heat distribution, meaning no more cold centers!

Thursday February 6th

If your clothes don’t smell as fresh as you’d like, it might be time to rinse your washing machine. Add some detergent and run a full wash without any clothing.

Wednesday February 5th

If you work in customer service, put a mirror behind you. Customers will be nicer because no one wants to see themselves being a jerk.

Tuesday February 4th

When signing up for a website, don’t answer the security questions honestly, always use the same wrong answers for max security.

Monday February 3rd

The Perfect Hangover Breakfast: Banana – The potassium balances your bloods salt levels. Water – For hydration. Salted Crackers – The sodium helps your body retain water. Multi Vitamins – Replenishes your bodies nutrients.

Friday January 31st

If you’re planning to get someone a gift, but don’t know what to get them, tell them you got them something and to guess what it is. They’ll list things they actually want!

Thursday January 30th

When an app asks you if you want to leave a review on the apps’ store, instead of tapping no, choose yes, wait for it to send you to the review page, then close it: it will think you left a review and won’t bother you anymore.

Wednesday January 29th

Be skeptical of products that say “Clinically proven”. That is a marketing term and only says they’ve done their own private study that is designed to show the result the company wants. It is not the same as a “Scientifically proven” study which is published and open for peer review.

Tuesday January 28th

Tech Hack! Use the shortcut: ‘Windows key + V’ to bring up a panel showing the history of items you’ve copied to the clipboard.

Monday January 27th

If you receive a bunch of scam calls, pick up the phone and mute your mic. You’ll be considered a “ghost number” and steadily the calls will decrease.

Friday January 24th

Pee shy? Start multiplying random numbers in your head. The same part of the brain controls both tasks and will help you get it started.

Thursday January 23rd

Cleaning out your computer? On windows search “size:huge” and it will display all files on your computer over 1GB. Use this to clean up space on your hard drive. You can also search size: empty, tiny, small, medium, large, huge, and gigantic to pull up different file sizes.

Wednesday January 22nd

Put monthly or bi-monthly reminders on your phone calendar to call different extended family members. A lot of older relatives are lonely and even a five-minute phone call can make their whole week.

Tuesday January 21st

To easily extract juice from a lemon, roll it on the counter under your hand, heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds, then insert a toothpick. The juice will dribble out!

Monday January 20th

If your drawers don’t slide out smoothly, try rubbing candle wax on the guides.

Friday January 17th

Use gift cards to sign up for those “trial offers” to avoid being charged once the trial runs out.

Thursday January 16th

If you get some static cling on your shirt/sweater, put a safety pin in it to help divert the charge.

Wednesday January 15th

Use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen a browser tab you accidentally closed.

Tuesday January 14th

When at a hotel, don’t use the “Please Make Up My Room” sign. It advertises to burglars that you’re not in. Housecleaning will check in and clean your room anyways.

Monday January 13th

Laminate score sheets for your favorite games so you can reuse them!

Friday January 10th

If you’re stressed out at your job, a new study found keeping a PLANT on your desk really can help calm you down. Researchers in Japan found that just seeing the plant helps to reduce stress levels.

Thursday January 9th

When putting on a fitted bed sheet, work diagonally. After you’ve successfully covered your first corner, move to the diagonal corner for your second attempt. Fitting the diagonal corner isn’t going to cause the first one to pop free.

Wednesday January 8th

Use orange peels to clean stained mugs. Dip the white side of the peel in salt and scrub all over the mug. Give it a rinse and it’ll be good as new!

Tuesday January 7th

Cold Remedy: Mix some lemon, ginger, and sriracha sauce in some hot water and slug it back. This concoction will help clear your sinuses!

Monday January 6th

Register your gift cards online. If you lose the card, you can at least make purchases online with it–or possibly even get a replacement.

Friday January 3rd

Wrap net lights around a piece of cardboard to keep it from becoming a tangled ball.

Thursday January 2nd

Want to lose weight? Eat more spicy foods. Spicy foods trick your taste buds into being more satisfied with smaller amounts of food.

There’s plenty more where that came from! Check out the full Tip of the Day Archive below!

Tips from December 2019

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Tips from November 2019

Wednesday November 27th On Thanksgiving, remember not to leave food out at room temperature for more than 3 to 4 hours. Make sure that...
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Tips from October 2019

Thursday October 31st Bring an extra bag when you go trick or treating, just in case yours breaks! Wednesday October 30th Turn your old...
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Tips from September 2019

Monday September 30th To keep cut flowers smelling fresh, make sure you remove any of the stem leaves that will be underwater in your...
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Tips from August 2019

Monday August 26th Hangover remedy: Eat some honey. Honey provides your body with the essential sodium, potassium, and fructose it needs to break down...
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Tips from July 2019

Wednesday July 31st When watering houseplants, use lukewarm water. Cold water may chill their roots. Tuesday July 30th When going over 40 mph it...
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Tips from June 2019

Friday June 28th  When making hard boiled eggs throw in one teaspoon of baking soda. The shell will slide right off when they’re done...
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Tips from May 2019

Friday May 31st Quickly get rid of motion sickness by tilting your head to the side. Thursday May 30th If you start to feel...
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Tips from April 2019

Tuesday April 30th The secret to peeling oranges? Gently press and roll it on the table first! Sometimes you can get the whole shell...
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Tips from March 2019

Friday March 29th Want crystal clear ice cubes? Boil the water before freezing it! Thursday March 28th Make your perfume/cologne last the entire night...
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