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u/hazel_basil · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

I just read this book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I highly recommend it. It's very Japanese and she's pretty intense, but her basic premise is that we who are cluttered remain that way because we're focused on what to get rid of instead of what to keep. She talks about the emotions surrounding the "I might need it someday" problem and how to work with the sentimental value of items. The key, for her, is understanding the relationship you have with your stuff in order to permanently declutter.

I was completely inspired by her, and I'm starting her method myself this weekend. It's a short book and an easy (and extremely compelling) read. If you do read it, I'd love to hear what you think.

u/BoringNormalGuy · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

This is a great proTip! Thank you.

Cats are another great wake up timer for anyone interested; they'll make sure you get up.

I've been looking at this on Amazon for some time, curious how bright it is, really

I'd love to try these. There are two windows in my room, and I'd love to put these on each shade. At $250 a pop they are a little expensive for a glorified alarm clock, but waking up to the sun sounds fantastic to me. All hail the sun god.

u/TimeTomorrow · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I agree that if you are used to the air handler, that may be a different story, but for people not used to forced air heat (like guests) the on off of the air handler is not subltle at all.

Just say you like to sleep with a fan on and use a desk fan. Box fans actually move air more quietly than a smaller fan, so for this purpose a smallish desk fan is probably best.

you aren't the only one who thinks natural noise is better noise, but thats an option too:

I really don't care if you think I'm a dick, but your lpt sucks.

u/mattbuford · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

What I do is bring something like this:

It isn't universal, but most trips only cover one or two styles of plug anyway so I just take what I need for that trip. This single-style adapter is smaller and lighter than a universal adapter, and if you look at the picture you'll notice that they have output connectors on both the front and the bottom. This means I can insert my adapter in-between any existing occupied outlet. This is great at places like an airport, where you might be trying to crowd around a few limited outlets.

If I'm not traveling light (only phone and tablet) then I then also carry a small travel power strip, like the one below, so that I can have more outlets for things like my laptop:

u/audacious_monk · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I feel better waking up to a sunrise simulating alarm clock like this one:
Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation, White
It simulates a sunrise and slowly wakes you up naturally. I was a skeptic at first, but it's helped me so far. It's definitely better than being jostled by a loud, obnoxious alarm. Hope it gets better-- good luck!

u/Isis13rules · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I don't suffer from excessive sweating but I use this and it works so so well. I want people who have a sweat or odor issue to try this. It can be found at Amazon but some drug stores and Wal-Mart stores have it. It's inexpensive and lasts forever.
I would recommend using it before bedtime and also right after showering. For best results, your skin needs to be dampened or just put a little water on the top of it. You can put deodorant over it too. It will take a week or two to get full results.

u/sub_zero23 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I would recommend this book to everyone. Life changing. A purge takes a while but my wife and I have subtly changed our buying habits after reading this. We try to buy only things we LOVE rather than just any ol good deal

u/swaggerx22 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Also came here to post a link for musicians earplugs. I have these ones by Eargasm and they're great. I've been going to shows since the nineties and only recently started wearing these, but wish I always had. I even wear them at sporting events and loud bars - they actually make conversations easier. Don't have permanent tinnitus and would like to keep it that way.

u/boanzone · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Lifelong nail biter here. I tried Mavala Stop and it worked for a while. It's nice to see your nails grow and I even had to use a nail clipper once! I did eventually relapse, but I wish you the best.

u/micktorious · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

I got a sunrise simulator and placed it far enough from my bed that I have to sit up to use it, works great for me. It slowly increases the light and alarms only at the set wake up time and makes me feel less suddenly struck awake. I usually wake up about 5 minutes before peak brightness and just relax and slowly warm up. Once the sound starts I have to sit up and turn it off and it works perfect.

u/mezz · 16 pointsr/LifeProTips

This is really important. I have at least one friend in their 20s with tinnitus, not good.

I bought these ear plugs, and have bought them for other people. Well worth it. Some day I'll save up for a trip to an audiologist and real musician's ear plugs, but until then these $9 ones have all the same hearing protection ability, and sound much better than foam ones.

u/Paroxysm_Rancor · 588 pointsr/LifeProTips

What is a "Cable binder" ? A zip tie according to my very grueling research.

Velcro ties work much better. I use these specific cable ties on my racks as well as workstations. They look nice, secure, and easily removable when adding, subtracting, or re-routing.

u/_noncomposmentis · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

I got Eargasm plugs from Amazon which are pretty good. I also got a pair of Vibes after seeing them on Shark Tank. I prefer the Eargasms slightly but both are pretty good performance especially considering the value.

But now I'm probably going to invest in a custom pair due to hearing loss and tinnitus. They actually take a mold of your ear canal and make them just for you but they're damn expensive!

u/spychipper · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Or if you want to be fancy you can use a WaterBOB.

I keep a knockoff version that is built as well but didn't include the pump as I have a hand pump already, saved a few bucks.

u/melciados · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

You should consider Frequency reduction values table. I made a little research on this theme, asking vendor for the frequency tables. Here is the table for ~$20-30 earplugs for musicians:

Vendor \ Average reduction Value | 125 HZ | 250 HZ | 500 HZ | 1000HZ | 2000HZ | 4000HZ | 8000HZ
Crioxen Earplugs | 15.1 | 15.4 | 17.1 | 19.9 | 26.9 | 17.7 | 29.9
ER20XS Earplugs | 14.5 | 14.2 | 17.1 | 21.1 | 25.3 | 20.5 | 23.3
Eargasm Earplugs | 14.7 | 14.8 | 16.8 | 20.3 | 24.3 | 21.4 | 25.7
Reverbs Earplugs | 14.1 | 13.9 | 15.2 | 18.7 | 22.2 | 18.3 | 22.1
LiveMus!c Earplugs | 13.5 | 13.5| 14.5 | 17.9 | 23.1 | 18.2 | 20.1
Surefire Defenders | 12.7 | 12.9 | 13.2 | 16.8 | 19.9 | 19.2 | 19.1

It can help to prevent .
You can find some other comparison for earplugs for gigs.

u/[deleted] · 34 pointsr/LifeProTips

Travel protip: Buy one of these instead ==

Fits easier in your backpack, you can take them on planes, and people are a lot more friendly about sharing the only outlet in the terminal so you can charge your electronic things

ninja edit, I accidently two letters.

u/10noop20goto10 · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

Alternative LPT: Switch to one of those salt stone deodorants.

I threw out all of my old white undershirts (I keep around 30 on hand. I'm pretty serious about white t's), and made the switch from antiperspirant at the same time. No more pit stains! Haven't looked back. It's amazing!

u/nick_diesel · 0 pointsr/LifeProTips

Idk why people just don't use lamps, light strips or something like the Phillips light clock. If you just have a friggin light source behind/near your screen, you won't have that problem.


Works great for night gaming, where I barely blink for like ten hours.

u/ozzaron · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I really love stand alone white noise generators. I used to live in the middle of the bar district in downtown Austin, and picked this up. Also available as a cheaper single speed here - the single speed is the higher speed on the dual according to reviews.

It's some of the best money I've ever spent on sleep.

u/g2g079 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

I bought this one about 5 years ago. Still working well. You also need an app. I personally bought Torque Pro for $5, but they have a free version as well.

u/djdementia · 17 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you go to more than one concert a year do yourself a favor and buy specially designed ones for listening to music. They do a much better job of making the music sound more natural and they aren't that expensive.

I'm a DJ and have been using Etymic Research ER-20s for probably close to 15 years now (bought them when they were originally EarLove). They are only $13 on amazon (several sized & color options):

If you don't like those, here is a run down of some other brands with various prices (most are around $20-$30 or so):

u/ROCK-FLAG-AND-EAGLE · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Philips Morning Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation and Dusk Fading Night Light, White, HF3520

I have the older model, but this thing is worth every penny. I used to sleep with the light on to ensure that I woke up with my alarm. (My wife is much happier now!)

u/Not_a_bad_username · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

This thing saved my life. It helps me wake up more naturally and I am the opposite of a morning person.
I am seeing some cheaper versions that may be just as good.

u/elshizzo · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I keep seeing pizza re-cooking tips on this subreddit, but I never see it mentioned to just get a specialty pizza cooker. I got one of those for like 30 bucks at Target, works better than any other method.

u/coke_can_turd · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I wrap them (over-under if they're long) then use those velcro straps to keep them from unraveling -

They get separated by type (USB, Cat5, audio, video, power etc) and thrown into this style bin - (I like this range from Sterilite because the lids are thicker than the clear type).

A bunch of manufacturers sell different sizes/styles. Just make sure they're stackable and have a locking lid. I keep these on a long shelf, stacked 3 high in the garage, labeled. I've been in the A/V industry for many years and ended up with tons of cables - data, a/v, power, etc, but this system has kept everything in check and easy to find.

u/Zink0xide · 70 pointsr/LifeProTips

Good ear plugs make concerts sound better. Seriously. Get a good pair too, suggestion below.

u/mdeneiko · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

We use this alarm clock from Phillips and it simulates a sunrise for 30 minutes in the morning. We have it synced with another Phillips light on the other bedside table as well as the lights in our kitchen so the whole house lights up like a sunrise. It's helped us quite a bit, especially in the winter in Canada getting up early for work. Hope this helps!

u/trimalchio-worktime · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

And you didn't even mention getting some of these to protect your ears from permanent damage?

Also, much love for the FutureSonics FS1 In-Ear headphones. They're my favorite headphones I've ever owned, I have them with the apple iphone cables from

u/p1-o2 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I own both the Etymotic plugs and these ones from Eargasm

They both work well but the Eargasm ones are way more comfortable and go on my keychain.

u/sgcolby · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Get a SSSCat motion-activated air spray can. I got one of these to keep my cats out of a room in my house, and it works great! It doesn't hurt them, and it's motion-activated so it works when you're not there. (And the first time they get near it is hilarious!)

u/happinessattack · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

There's also a book, which is largely centered around this school of thought. It's called "Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time" by Brian Tracy. (ISBN: 1576754227). A decent read, IIRC.

Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with the product linked above. Mods, feel free to remove this post if product links aren't allowed. I've also included the ISBN for consumers wishing to check out the book via means other than Amazon.

u/echothree33 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

For the price, Etymotic earplugs are pretty good.

u/bozoconnors · 6 pointsr/LifeProTips

Person above seemed to have good luck with this type of little plastic auger/snake (assuming possible hair clog). Course they're only 20".

u/doubleskeet · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

This is a good one I recently bought and has good reviews:

BAFX Products 34t5 Bluetooth OBDII Scan Tool for Android Devices

u/zehappyatheist · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I used "Sssscat" motion detector-activated air pumps to train both my dogs and cats from going where I didn't want them to go (when I wasn't around to say "no"). Basically, it sprays a harmless, yet quite loud and surprising, burst of mist toward whatever crosses its path, making the animal know it isn't supposed to be there. After awhile, say a couple of months, you can stop using them because the animal will automatically know it's not cool to go where ever the Sssscat was. Have used them successfully for years. (Avail at amazon:

u/Brasso26 · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

you might want to look into getting a tongue scraper. this is probably the best $7 i've ever spent.

u/JJ_The_Jet · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Amazing amazon: a product for every need

u/MoostyBoosty · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

These are my favorite. They fit around each cable individually and even when you don't have them coiled up the Velcro stays on so it's impossible to misplace.

u/vawksel · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

These two things combined:

  1. Marpac Dohm-DS Dual Speed Sound Conditioner
  2. Hearos Xtreme Protection

    Put the noise-maker near you, and pop in the super-soft amazing ear plugs.
u/MyNameIsRay · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

$20 on Amazon gets you your own bluetooth OBDII reader that works with the free Torque Lite app on a cell phone.

Outside of old cars (\<1996) and some fancy european cars, it can read basically everything on the road.

u/sords · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

More money, but this will give you more flexibility. I learned about these devices from another redditor. With this device, check your own system and turn off your own engine light. I bought it because I plan on buying a used car in a few months and want to plug it into any potential car I am thinking about buying to read the computer

u/Torleik · -2 pointsr/LifeProTips

That is a great idea! I used something called Mavala Stop which is a cheaper alternative I guess. It is ridiculously effective and under $15.

u/rishathra · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

I bring this in my travel kit. Compact and perfect for hotels or airports.

u/Cyno01 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Clearing the shower drain is by far the worst task as far as grossness to impressiveness ratio.

"Oh, i dont have to stand in a quarter inch of water by the end of my shower... yay, thanks i guess..."

"OMG you took out the stack of amazon boxes thats been piling up for a month, the apartment looks amazing!"

I just got these and jammed one down there, i figure in a couple to three months ill just pull it out and everything will come with it and i can just throw the whole mass away.

How do girls shed so much? I have thick hair, but i feel like id be bald if there were that much of my hair stuck in the drain.

EDIT: Oh god, i just looked at the customer photos, hork...

u/roborbbrobor · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

try this?

I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for but it's a good book on organizing.

u/gintastic · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

My dentist gives me a fantastic tongue scraper that looks kind of like this. I love it:

u/liesandgasoline · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

As far as cooking frozen pizza, reheating leftover pizza, and a lot of other things, the Pizzazz is the way to go. I've had the same one for 10 years now and it's fantastic.

u/trendicoff · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I used the free version to check the error code and clear them (it was a false positive and it hasn't come back, but it would have prevented me from passing inspection)
The device I used is this one:

u/boobubum · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Try this book. My girlfriend swears by it and it has even helped me. It feels really good to declutter, you just need to do one thing at a time.

u/F17CH · 12 pointsr/LifeProTips

I got mine at a local pro audio retail store. But you can get them online.
I like those because it gives you a keychain tube to keep them in. You also get two different filter caps. They're comfortable enough to keep in for around 2 hours. Gets a little annoying after that.

u/MisterQuimper · 9 pointsr/LifeProTips

Gonna risk the /hailcorporate tag but now is a good a time as any to stock up on CO detectors. MA code mandates at least one for every floor in your house (seems a bit overkill since CO doesn't rise) but one near your furnace is a bare minimum


u/moonbouncecaptain · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

It's "Eat That Frog" from this awesome book by Brain Tracy about getting things done with list.

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

u/sillybanana01 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

As a live sound engineer thats works 6 to 7 concerts a week, this is amazing advice. I'm personally a fan of this brand of earplugs.

These are also a good option. It comes with two pairs. 23db and 29db, plus a connecting string so you're less likely to lose them.

u/Monstertone · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Mavala Stop worked for me, and another person I know. Good stuff.

u/mattalexx · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

What you need are some Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties. They take up less space, and it's easier to find the right cable in a box.

u/maqikelefant · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Or just use a Pizza Pizzazz, if you have one. I swear those things are magical. Even cold fries reheat good as new on it.

u/lilapause89 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I used to do that a lot when I was younger so my mum suggested that I use a special nail polish,that prevents you from biting your nails.It really worked as it was bitter like hell..if you forgot about it and were tempted to bite, you regretted the next moment.after 2 months or so the detering reflex grew so strong on me that I've never bitten my nails since.The brand is called Mavala,it's clear btw,no colour..

u/Freezerburn · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use them for concerts and the gun range. Work great I can be in a loud area and still understand the person next to me. So I bought two one for me and the person with me at a concert or whatever loud area. They come with holders so you can keep them on key chain or whatever.

u/theducks · 0 pointsr/LifeProTips

To save space, I haven't found anything better than this one from monster (ugh) -

u/russellvt · 0 pointsr/LifeProTips

Looks like you're "stealing" a book title, there.

u/pobody · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I have this one, if you can find it somewhere I recommend it. Small enough to carry everywhere and can be very handy.

u/fgiveme · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

For deodorant you should keep the alum crystal one, like this:

The thing last forever and will not melt even if you put it in the trunk of your car during hot summer.

u/gandhikahn · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I use these and they work very well.

u/briskyfresh · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Earplugs! There have been a few recommended in this thread. Surprisingly I didn't know that these sort of earplugs don't actually muffle sound, but just lower it.

I just ordered one myself as per the recommendation. If you want I can let you know how it sounds when I get it. I say it's a small price to pay and a smart investment towards a healthier life.

u/nssdrone · 74 pointsr/LifeProTips

Highly recommend Dr Tungs Tongue Cleaner

Dear lord it's disgusting how much stuff comes off my tongue. And if you smell the stuff you just scraped, you will know forever that you never want that stuff in your mouth. Same with smelling your floss after using it.

u/GSnow · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use the paid version, but that's not necessarily due to any extra features (I'm not sure I use them, or even remember what they are). I just have a thing about paying for software that's worth it, so I just do.

The unit I bought was this one (although it's gone up to 24 bucks according to Amazon).

u/_Square_ · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I'm actually planning on trying these
amazon link.

They have 299 5 star reviews on amazon, so I'm going to give them a shot.

u/pyjamaparts · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I have the same issue so I bought this Light Alarm, and I think it works really well. You wake up feeling really refreshed and not being able to pinpoint the exact moment that you weren't no longer sleeping. It sure beats waking up already in fight or flight mode that was my old alarm.

u/smn416 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Mavala Stop - Helps Cure Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking, 0.3-Fluid Ounce

u/theherbfarmer · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

WaterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage (100 Gallons)

Just get this. It's a lifesaver and you get 100 gallons of clean water.

u/return2ozma · 17 pointsr/LifeProTips

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

u/gowahoo · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

im gagging just reading about this. i'll stick with my tongue cleaner.

u/billatq · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Not if you buy one for this purpose, such as this folding travel one:

u/bryan_sensei · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I'm currently using a 4-outlet monster powerstrip. It's a beast!

Monster MP OTG400 BK Outlets To Go 4 Outlet Travel Power Strip (Black)

u/Testiculese · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I have a few of these scattered in various travel bags.

u/merkin_juice · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

u/beard5000 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

There are clips you can buy which pull the corners tight together underneath the mattress - my wife and I used to deal with the sheet popping off every day and this fixed it.

u/dindenver · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

According to /r/Plumbing don't use Drain-O or any chemicals to fix a slow drain.

Use a plunger first.

Then one of those plastic snakes

Then use a snake

Then call a plumber

u/hou-htx-fight · 6 pointsr/LifeProTips

Because no matter how clean you think you made your tub, it isn't the best vessel for storing potable water. It is literally a vessel meant for catching the rinsed filth off your body. If you want to store potable water in your tub, get a liner

u/lmbb20 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you have trouble sleeping from the noise, you can buy a noise machine that makes a wind type of noise. I use it since I live in the city and it helps me sleep.

Edit: In the city I constantly hear search helicopters, life-flight helicopters, ambulance and police sirens all night.

u/dumbyoyo · 6 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you're filling up your bathtub with emergency water, you could get something like this to keep it more sanitary:

u/HitTheTwit · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I have three of these, one on each level of my house.
No affiliate link included.
$60 bucks total, and I don't even feel terrified reading this thread.

u/ashwinmudigonda · 8 pointsr/LifeProTips

As skeptical as I was, I found the crystal deodorant to work just fine. It is colorless, odorless and just plain works.

u/Earls_Basement_Lolis · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

Earplugs like these are designed to be reusable and washed with soap and water. They also dip the sound level down while not messing up the detail in the music. Instead of a muffle, it's a supressed sound. I used them in a Bruno Mars concert and it made the music listenable without making the music so loud that it would damage my hearing.

u/tobycrisis · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

Try covering the end of the pen with something edible but that tastes nasty. Used this one for my sister who wouldn't stop biting her nails - there was a special varnish you could put onto the nails - don't see why you can't put it on a pen?

edit: link

u/ShawnS4363 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I bit my nails for over 15 years. I thought I had tried everything to stop but I could never break the habit. My GF bought some Mavala Stop off of Amazon and it took 3 days to break me of that habit. That stuff is the most disgusting thing I've ever tasted and it takes nail polish remover to get rid of it. I've had nails for over a year now! :)

u/yoinkmasta107 · 26 pointsr/LifeProTips

Mavala Stop. It's basically a foul-tasting clear polish that you put on your nails once every couple of days. It basically stops you from subconsciously biting your nails. Took me 2 or 3 weeks to break the habit but it came back a few months later after I stopped using it.

u/arewar · 1 pointr/LifeProTips
  • Tin-foil, or sticky tape (sticky side up) placed at the foot of the door. Cats hate the sound of tin foil, and hate things being stuck on their feet. It may take a couple of nights, but eventually the cat should stay away from the area.

  • Motion detecting air sprayers. something like this
u/timfou · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I've been a nail-biter all my life. The awful tasting Mavala Stop (Amazon) has been the best solution for me. It tastes sooooo bad it forces me to not absentmindedly bite my nails.

u/powerful_clam · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I used Mavala Stop to end my 20 year nail biting frenzy. I had nails in 2 weeks. I could not eat gummy bears for about a month after because I was afraid of the flavor.

u/stickfiguredrawings · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

WaterBOB Bathtub Emergency Water Storage Container, Drinking Water Storage, Hurricane Survival, BPA-Free (100 Gallon) (1)

u/j0339 · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

This stuff truly helped my fiancé because it really tastes awful.

As for me, I have acrylic/gel nails, which helped me stop not necessarily because they’re pretty and I don’t want to ruin them, I just literally can’t now.

u/anonymousdyke · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Stop brushing your tongue and get a Dr Tung scraper from your local Sprouts Market or other hippy grocer.

I had to give up toothpaste because I would gag/puke when brushing. This thing has seriously made it so much better.

u/Jondayz · 210 pointsr/LifeProTips

This one is on sale on Amazon right now for 63% off, $20. It has a digital read out and good reviews. I just bought one. I know you have Prime, order it you lazy ass.

u/crashitgood · 191 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you have problems throwing something away you don't need anymore, read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I can't recommend this book enough.

u/Srirachachacha · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

In college, I roomed with two girls for a couple of years. I'm a guy and I don't have any sisters, so I had no idea how much trouble girl hair can be in a home (I'm sure men shed the same amount, but it's usually shorter, obviously).

Anyway, long story short, I still gag at the thought of my experiences pulling wet, smelly hair balls out of drains with one of these things

u/kodat · 9 pointsr/LifeProTips

Don't brush it, all your doing is moving gunk around but not out. Instead use a Tongue Scraper or something similar to this. Awesome product and you will see all the crap it removes.

u/TheBeardedSingleMalt · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

If all you're worried about is basic bathing and water to flush toilets, then fill up a bathtub with water before the storm hits.

If you're worried about drinking water, then look into a Water Bob. A giant plastic bag you put in your tub and fill up for drinkable water.

u/savanik · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Never, ever, EVER use tape to bind cords together, especially duct tape. Tape leaves a residue that is an absolute MAGNET for dust, dirt and grime. It's also hell to take off the cable later when you need to rearrange things.

Bread ties have metal wires in them that may not be the best choice for binding wires that carry current together. They also induce induction in the wire, which degrades signal strength.

For ease of use, nothing beats velcro. Pick up a roll of velcro for (under $4)[] and then use it to bind cords together. Fast, reusable, and easy. You will have to use a pair of scissors to cut each one to length.

If you spend a touch more money (slightly over $4) you can get more colors than just black. Use this for color-coding your cables by type or by system in areas you have a TON of cables running through.

If you want to make it even easier, you can spend more (per cable) and get (these things)[]. Now you won't have to use scissors, as they're pre-cut. Also, see the hole on the other end? Wrap this guy around one cable, and stick the end through the hole before snugging tight, then wrap the whole thing around your bundle. Now, when you unwrap the cables later, the velcro strip will stay attached to that single cable in the back.

u/heightshero · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I used this stuff. It's usually available at a pharmacy too. It tastes terrible, and is clear, so no one knows it's on, so when you subconsciously start biting your nails, your learn the hard way by getting a terrible taste in your mouth.

u/crabbman6 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I used to have this stuff which you dipped your fingers Into that have them the worst, bitter taste so whenever I went to bite one it tasted like ass and helped. Rolled it under the sofa because it pissed me off too much though lmao, I'll see if I can find it online.

Not the same stuff, but this works too

u/Rv_rv_rv · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

If you live in a place where this could be an issue you can also invest in something like this. There are several similar products search bathtub water and bladder or bag or emergency

No worries about cleaning the tub or getting sewage bsckups

u/Jaytalvapes · 93 pointsr/LifeProTips

Dude, get a Pizzazz oven. Cheap, countertop appliance that makes wonderfully crispy fries, pizzas, fish sticks, whatever. Pretty much anything that "I guess you could microwave" but would taste better in the stove. Makes it fast, and literally easier than microwaving. Half the time of the oven.

Have you ever actually made a hot pocket in the stove? No. Because it takes an hour to make 1 fucking hot pocket. So you microwave that piece of shit, and it comes out like Elsa aborted the fetus of Satan. Hot and cold and kinda gross. But you'll eat it anyway.

Nah trick. None of that shit. You throw that piece on the Pizzazz. 15 minutes to an evenly heated, cheesy, crispy orgasmic pizza log. Oh shit man. It's for real.

BUT WAIT. THERE'S MORE. You pull that Hot Pocket from the stove, and you're waiting 5 minutes minimum, and still burning your whole shit up like you tried to tongue-fuck my anus after I've just honked out a spicy taco bell dirt snake.

Fuck that, Hoss. The Pizzazz rotating pizza oven cooks quickly, and then continues to rotate while blowing streams of cool air down at the food. That Hot Pocket/fish stick/pizza roll/sausage/pizza/YOU NAME IT is presented at the perfect temperature for immediate ingestion.

u/B1GgP3tE · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

i've been using this stuff and it worked well for the first few weeks. it just sucks that you really can't do anything that involves putting your hands anywhere near your mouth or risk having that bitter taste in your mouth for a while.

such incidental activities included: resting your chin on your palm, flossing, licking your fingers after eating foods such as chicken wings, and picking food out of your teeth.

otherwise, if you have the discipline to keep using the stuff, it might work for ya

u/TheVeganFoundYou · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

First, buy yourself some construction worker-grade earplugs. You can find them cheaper at Home Depot or Lowe's. Next, invest in some shock absorbing shoes. Those two things will at least dull some of the sensory input you're dealing with.

u/OrcIev · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Tried some Mavala which is similar to this with a bitter flavor and less risk of poisoning yourself (maybe?). Might be advisable to start with that and work your way to clear nail polish. The shiny reminder was more than enough most of the time and the bitter punishment was a pretty solid deterrent. Warning though, 10 out of 10 SO's hate Mavala kisses.

Edit: added helpful link.

u/algbs3 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Ah, it's not the end of the world. Tom's also makes a liquid that uses a salt crystal like this which I've heard is an alternative. Some of the reviews say that Tom's gave them a giant itchy rash though? Now I'm a bit scared.

u/brna767 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

This is $110 and but I can't seem to find any differences yet of that from the one above. I'm going to purchase it and still keep my loud/annoying alarm on and set it 10 min past the alarm point for this alarm incase I don't wake up.

u/vpproduct · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

After 30yrs of nail biting and trying to stop, this is what finally helped. Stuff is really bitter. I stopped nail biting after 3 applications. Now I use it only in case of relapse, which is rare.

u/goldengirlc5 · 12 pointsr/LifeProTips

While I totally agree with everything this poster said and I think ultimately negative reinforcement should not be the primary method, I have found using this [motion sensor air sprayer] ( to be a great deterrent to leave in place when I am asleep/away from home. As it's a method that becomes part of the environment, it also avoids some of the problems with other negative reinforcement methods (spray bottle in particular) such as kitty thinking that he'll only get in trouble when you're around and/or associating you with punishment.

u/_TIXCY_ · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

You could try putting lotion or something on your hands often (plus it's winter, so they won't dry out!) and depending on the lotion, it might make them taste nasty?

Hell, a lady I used to work with would scrape her nails on her deodorant because it tasted so bitter and would stay underneath her nails.

They sell a lot of shit for nail biting. Like this? Just depends if you want to give it a try or paint something like that on them.

I know a few kids who were thumb-suckers in elementary school that just ended up adapting to the taste of whatever their parents put on their thumbs and kept doing it. =/

u/delightful_caprese · 9 pointsr/LifeProTips

Etymotic has good ones around $14USD which are what I use and I go to concerts all the time for my job.

Honestly, there are shows that sound better with earplugs in, as it sort of blocks out the really muddy sounds that happen with certain sound systems/types of music/loud volumes.

And consider your hearing in other settings: I might be more sensitive now that I carry and use these frequently but I'm very attune to when things are too loud for me so I even pop them in at loud bars or restaurants, and I can still hold conversations with those around me. And I'm no longer ashamed to cover my ears when emergency vehicles fire off their sirens! Fuck noise!

Edit to add link!

u/invertedearth · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you have never tried using the crystal-type deodorant, give it a go. BO comes from certain bacteria digesting the sebum secreted from certain parts of your body (the smelly ones: pits and crack to crotch). Deodorants typically only provide some fragrance to cover the stanky build-up, but the crystal works by killing those bacteria. It takes a few days (one week at most) for its effect to build up, but it does work.

Years ago, as a starving college student, I worked construction ~30 hours a week to pay for tuition, etc. Working in the hot, humid central Alabama summertime and scrambling to clean up for classes resulted in the desperate fetid stench that can only be described in relation to the swamps of Dagobah. Repeated showers didn't work. Antiperspirants didn't work. Industrial strength scents designed for pubescent boys didn't work. As someone who had always prided himself on his personal hygiene, I was really deeply traumatized; suddenly, for reasons beyond my control, I had become the stinky guy that everyone avoids. The only think that worked was that crystal.

Finally, as an added bonus, it is remarkably cheap since one stick will last for years if you ignore the directions and apply the dry stick to a wet armpit immediately after showering instead of wetting the stick under the faucet.

u/grinr · 11 pointsr/LifeProTips

This is not a good method. Cats will identify you as the source of the threat, which isn't a problem for them but is a problem for you. A cat that fears you will exhibit behavior problems that will escalate the more "punishment" you give it. Also, they will simply wait until you're not around to continue their bad behavior. They are not like dogs and do not learn better behavior through punishment.

Here are two good methods:

  1. SSSCat Training Aid - this will make a hissing noise when it's motion-detector goes off. Put it wherever you don't want the cat and it will learn to fear the device and not go where it's been placed - even after the batteries die! It will associate the can with BAD and avoid it instead of you.

  2. Cat time-outs. If your cat does something you don't want it to, take it gently and calmly to a place where it can be shut in (a closet or bathroom or something where there's some space but doesn't contain things that the cat can easily destroy or excrete onto) and leave them there for a short period. 10-15 minutes is plenty. Repeat consistently each and every time it misbehaves. Once the cat realizes it's behavior is causing in an unpleasant result (but not a threatening or dangerous result) it will stop doing it. This takes patience and you have to be as loving as possible while responding - you are giving the cat a "reward" just like it asked for by clawing your furniture, jumping on the kitchen counter, etc. You are not punishing it.

    Cats train you, not the other way around, so you have to be a deliberately "stupid" student in order to get the cat to try new ways of training you.