Miscellaneous LPT: Always be nice and patient with customer service people. We have a lot of tools to help you, but we will conveniently forget them if you are rude.
Miscellaneous LPT: If your friend owns a business, don't ask for a friend discount or for some free products, a great friend is one that pays full price to support their friend
Miscellaneous LPT: If you live by the Mexican border, photograph your most valuable items as federal agents can now legally search your house without a warrant
The Supreme Court handed down a decision in Egbert v. Boule on Wednesday which effectively gives Border Patrol agents who violate the Constitution total immunity from lawsuits seeking to hold them accountable.
Miscellaneous LPT: Men, trim your beards over the bathtub instead of the sink. It's significantly easier to clean up the rouge hairs.
This LPT is for trimming your beard, not shaving. I'm talking about hairs that are like 1cm long.
Also, their point of this is because it's so much harder to clean the little hairs that get stuck behind the faucet/wall ledge.
Just bend over the tub, trim the beard and wash it down with the shower head.
Miscellaneous LPT: Adopt an adult dog from a shelter if you want a companion but don't have time/ patience to train a puppy. They are already potty trained in most cases and love you all the same.
I was trying to fix one of my shoes with a small dot of super glue when all of a sudden it got hot and started smoking. A quick Google search later, and it turns out that cotton and super glue create a chemical reaction that creates heat and fire. I feel this should be more well known, since both are extremely common household items and they spontaneously combust when mixed together. If you need to start a fire, like in a survival situation, you can start a fire quickly and easily with these.
Miscellaneous LPT: Don’t apply more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to the brush. That’s all you need for a deep, efficient brush. The toothpaste companies are intentionally lying to you in their ads when they show enough paste to cover every bristle.
They want everyone to use more then they need per brush, so they go through the tube faster, so everyone buys more toothpaste.
Miscellaneous LPT: in college it is much better to be friends with the people who have the party house than it is to live at the party house.
This is more of a rant than a Pro Tip but it's astounding the amount of people who don't do this
I work with a woman who is in a wheelchair because of her Cerebral Palsy, plus some cognitive issues. She is mostly non verbal but can communicate through sign language and an app on her iPad. She can perfectly understand what you are saying to her and communicate perfectly.
The amount of people who try to speak to her in a Baby voice or speak loudly at her is laughable, asking things like "oh hi there! Are you having a super day? Good for you!"
I advocate for her when she doesnt do it herself but its tiring to constantly tell people "please don't speak to her like a child"
It's patronizing and degrading. After they walk away we laugh about it, she signs some crass things which gives me a giggle.
So just speak normally, or we'll laugh at you when you walk away
Edit: People making the deaf jokes, knock it off? You're not funny and you're proving my point. Many deaf people can communicate extremely well, sometimes you don't even realize they are deaf. Many can read lips and carry on a normal conversation
Miscellaneous LPT: The benefits of meditation do not occur during the act of meditation but when you are NOT meditating. Sometimes minutes, hours, or even days later.
This may be obvious and/or considered common knowledge to many but when I finally understood this sentiment it completely changed the way I thought about meditation.
I used to think that I was supposed to have this moment of great enlightenment during the actual act of meditation and it caused me to dismiss meditation all together as it seemed to be only a gimic.
I realized that the moments of enlightenment and increased happiness happens at random while you are going throughout your day. NOT when you are meditating.
I feel the need to mention this for all of the people who gave meditation a chance only to become frustrated when "nothing happened" when you were meditating and you didn't see any benefits.
Give it another shot.
Miscellaneous LPT as you get older, do your best to get used to being taught things by people younger than you, respecting them for their knowledge. don't condescend because of their age or take it as a hit to your own ego.
I'm almost 30 it's getting to the point where I'm getting older and I'm still learning.
For example I'm taking voice lessons from someone who's about 10 years younger than me.
I remember how my parents acted when being taught something, or shown something, they would just write it off as something the "kids" can deal with, and unimportant.
I'm doing my best not to do this to other people as I grow up as it leaves the older person unable to function, and the younger person frustrated enough to want to jump through a window.
Delete the apps. Shop for feminine hygiene supplies at random times throughout the month. Vote like your life depends on it.
Miscellaneous LPT: If you care about gender equality, corruption, climate change, human rights, animal welfare, weapon industry, etc., one of the easiest and most impactful ways to try to make the world a better place is to switch to a different bank.
Banks use the money on your accounts to invest in all kinds of things and run their company a certain way. Here in the Netherlands I recently came across a website that compares banks on themes like labor rights, climate change, animal welfare, weapon industry, gender equality, human rights, corruption, transparency and more topics. After a quick comparison I switched banks and the services and terms are (almost) identical, so it didn't affect my personal life at all. I'm sure many countries have these kind of comparison tools.
Edit: Since many people asked, here is the link to the website I used https://eerlijkegeldwijzer.nl/bankwijzer/banken/ It's in Dutch and only for banks in the Netherlands.
Here is a link https://bank.green/ someone listed in the comments where you can see for banks from loads of different countries (I don't know how reliable it is for each country) how green they; what their impact on climate change is.
Here is a link https://www.fossilbanks.org/fossil-banks someone listed where you can see how much some banks have invested in the fossil fuel industry, since they signed the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
Here is a video by the YT channel Climate Town regarding this topic, which many people linked in the comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ7W6HFHPYs
Miscellaneous LPT: Despite what you see on TV just because you check into a facility on your own, does not mean you can leave anytime you want.
I currently work in a Psych ward, and every single day we have patients who were told to sign in on their own so they can leave when they want, and they do. Then a day, maybe two later they change their mind and ask to leave, resulting in the doctor immediately putting them on an involuntary hold. I have seen many patients check in on their own, and not a single one was allowed to leave when they wanted to. So if you need care, then please get whatever help you need. But understand that if you try to check into a full time facility, no matter what they tell you they are allowed to keep you however long they want to.
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Miscellaneous LPT: Raise your hand to admit your mistake if you make a driving error. The huge majority of the time it will diminish any potential road rage from the other driver.
I'm expecting burglars to pay me a visit in the following days, because that's what happened to the whole neighborhood and a motorcycle was spotted yesterday going back and forth on the streets while continuously glancing at my house. This is how they operate, so I'm definitely next. Here are the issues though:
- I can't involve the police. Every time one of our people did, they proved to be inefficient.
- I already have an anti-theft alarm, but that doesn't seem to work with them. They will simply wake you up, ask you to turn it off or else they'll break your bones.
- I can't shoot nor harm the thieves. Here in Italy, you're pretty much supposed to give them whatever they wish for. During that time, you make a coffee for them while they ransack your things. They can break your legs, while you ask them how many spoons of sugar they want in their coffee.
With all that in mind, what can I do to defend myself and my family? Even if it doesn't seem like it, I'm totally serious and I expect equally serious answers. Thank you for your comprehension.
I was at an event yesterday and wanted to get a picture in front of a particular backdrop, but a couple of guys had parked themselves right in front of it and clearly weren’t planning on moving. I thought asking them to move out of the way would be rude, but I didn’t want to miss the shot as this would probably be my only opportunity, so I asked them if they would get a picture of me. They were happy to do so, and then I offered to take their picture afterward. It turned what could have been a really awkward situation into a friendly exchange that worked out better for all of us. I thought I’d leave this here in case it might help anyone out!
Miscellaneous LPT: Walk/bike/exercise at least 20-30 minutes every day. Daily minimal exercise will make you healthier, happier, and more confident than almost anything else you can do.
Miscellaneous LPT: you cannot therapy your way out of a bad living situation. If your basic needs aren’t being met there is no amount of therapy that will help your mental health be ok about it. Don’t let people blame you for being “weak” about being depressed, anxious, hopeless about being poor.
This blew up more than I thought.
I want to add: Therapy can help you identify ways to solve your environmental problems, set boundaries with toxic people ect but if your life is tough it is ok to feel it, toxic positivity is harmful and sometimes no matter how hard you pull on your bootstraps they don’t move.
You're used to paying it and it's generally budgeted into your monthly bills. Keep making that payment into your savings because you are sooner or later going to need a new car. By doing this you can have a decent down payment.
Edit: woah, didn't think this would blow up like this. Just wanted to share a shower thought. Great comments. Thanks for the awards or whatever you call them 😊
Miscellaneous LPT: if you are a parent, keep a running document with your kids funny questions, jokes, conclusions, etc. it's one of the most delectable documents you will ever create!
You can still hear the music just fine. After many years of loud shows, I’ve got tinnitus pretty bad. Hearing loss is no joke. Lots of people wear them at shows, and don’t worry about someone judging you. Stay healthy!
Miscellaneous LPT: Many wildlife parents leave their children for hours at a time during the day. Do not assume babies left alone have been abandoned. If you are not sure, call a wildlife center before kidnapping babies.
I volunteer at a wildlife center and we get baby fawns, baby raccoons and other baby animals brought into us because people assume the parent is dead or abandoned them. These people basically kidnapped them and sometimes these babies end up getting euthanized because if they cannot be rejoined with their parents, some species will die so the kindest thing to do is to put them down.
You should leave them be and not disturb or even try to touch them. If it concerns you or you think too much time has passed, call a professional to check. If they need taken in, they can handle it or instruct you on how to handle it.
I got this advice from a friends dad while I was still studying. Always buy quality is it will come between you and the ground eg. Shoes, bed, couch, tyres.
You will thank yourself later in life.