‘Life Hack’ Posts

Quick Tip: Curb Your Appetite with the ‘Apple Rule’

Quick Tip: Curb Your Appetite with the ‘Apple Rule’

In many circles, the term “Apple Rule” may be associated with accounting tricks used by tech companies to record sales in real time. But for the purpose of this tip, the term will be used to help those with over-eating issues fight hunger pangs. It’s one of the most important rules from food journalist and ...

4 Makeshift DIY Phone Stands for Your Desk

4 Makeshift DIY Phone Stands for Your Desk

Forget keeping a stack of books on your desk to hold your phone up; and don’t even think about buying an expensive case or stand. There are plenty of things you may have lying around that make a perfectly good DIY phone stand. Here are four quick and easy solutions for the times when you ...

Simple DIY: Orange Candle

Simple DIY: Orange Candle

If you’re looking to get a little extra out of your citrus fruit, an orange candle is a great way to start. It’s aesthetically pleasing for either ambiance or emergency situations. You’ll need the following: Orange (more than one if you’re not confident in your peeling ability) Plate or cutting board (skip if you dare) ...

Quick Tip: Prioritize Tasks Based Upon Return

Quick Tip: Prioritize Tasks Based Upon Return

Getting everything done is often an impossible task on top of an already long list of incomplete tasks. That’s something I think about a lot as I attempt to better understand myself in order to increase my productivity. And as I’ve discovered, extra attention and priority should always be given to tasks that will yield ...

Quick Tip: Try Intense Sprints as an Alternative to Jogging

Quick Tip: Try Intense Sprints as an Alternative to Jogging

Putting your running shoes on and going for a nice jog is an easy and effective way to get a cardio workout. But commitments often restrict your ability to get out and enjoy exercising at a specific time. Besides, everyone wants to maximize their time in order to accomplish more; especially when it comes to ...

Quick Tip: Resist the Snooze Button by Setting Your Alarm Later

Quick Tip: Resist the Snooze Button by Setting Your Alarm Later

If you’ve ever fallen victim to the snooze button, you’ll know that it often leads to an endless cycle of unsatisfying 10-minute naps. In fact, by hitting the snooze button, you’re most likely making yourself feel even more tired. And once you’ve reached that time when you absolutely have to get out of bed, you’re ...

Quick Tip: Keep a Spare Car Key in Your Wallet

Quick Tip: Keep a Spare Car Key in Your Wallet

There’s nothing worse than the moment you realize you’ve locked yourself out of your car by leaving your keys inside. A moment where you can do nothing but quietly reflect on your forgetfulness or scream obscenities at your car window. Personally, I prefer not to draw attention to my embarrassing mistakes, so I’d quietly walk ...

Quick Tip: Transition into a Productive Day Using a Catalyst

Quick Tip: Transition into a Productive Day Using a Catalyst

As you’re beginning a task, it’s not likely you give much thought to the significance of what led up to your productivity. Often times, it’s the pure stress of a deadline that eventually leads up to last-minute work, such as writing a term paper. Of course, a good night’s rest coupled with a nice cup ...

Browse Better on Chrome with “Pin Tab” Feature

Browse Better on Chrome with “Pin Tab” Feature

Ah, tabs. Their ability to multiply while internet browsing would make most rabbits blush. It happens to almost everyone at some point on almost every day; you’re looking at reddit while doing homework, when suddenly your browser has slowed to a snail’s pace. You look up and notice that in the span of a half ...