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Simple Survival Hacks

1. Use AAA batteries in AA battery gadgets by making up the difference with tin foil.

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2. Slip a $20 bill in between your phone case and your phone so you’ll always have some emergency funds on hand.

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3. In a pinch, you can write a message in a bottle and send smoke signals with a crayon.

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4. Soak cotton balls in paraffin wax or petroleum jelly. Later, you can use them as fire starters.

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5. A coffee canister will keep your toilet paper dry.

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6. If you cover a bunch of branches with a tarp, you can build yourself a makeshift raft.

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7. Tic Tac containers are perfect for spices and dry condiments.

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8. Instead of plastic bags, transfer food like beans and rice into plastic bottles. They’re less likely to rip and spill.

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9. An Altoids tin with corrugated cardboard can be used as a tiny portable heater or light source.

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10. Wolverine your hands with your car keys if you feel unsafe walking to your car.

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11. Water, brown sugar, and yeast will make a chemical-free mosquito trap.

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12. A water jug and a head lamp make an ambient lantern bright enough to light up a tent.

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13. Add a layer of sand insulation between two terracotta pots. Water the sand and place your food in the smaller, center pot for an off-the-grid fridge.

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14. In an emergency, you can fill a flat tire with grass.

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15. A glow stick and a mousetrap attached to a tripwire make a lo-fi security system. If the trip wires are triggered, the snapping of the mousetrap will activate the glow stick and alert you to an intruder.

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16. You can also use the glow sticks to keep an eye on where everyone in your party is as you move around in the dark. Coordinate signals to communicate quietly across large distances.

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17. Your glasses can be used as a magnifying glass to start a fire.

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18. Trash bags work as ponchos if you’re caught by surprise rain showers.

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19. Turn soda cans into quick and easy hooks with just two snips.

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20. A mechanical pencil and a thin piece of string create a tick-removal lasso.

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21. Baby oil will help prevent frostbite on the part of your face that’s exposed to the elements.

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22. Doritos? They’re great for kindling. Best not to spend too much time thinking about this one.

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23. A wick in a jar of vegetable shortening creates a long-lasting candle in an instant.

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24. A piece of chalk will help you keep from getting lost as you blaze your own trail.

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25. An aluminum can sliced like this, with just a small candle, will have maximum reflective properties for the brightest light.

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26. Duct tape, along with about a thousand other uses, can be helpful in opening up a stubborn jar.

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Food Hack – Top 10 foods with health benefits

Top 10 foods with health benefits

Fuel your body with foods to prevent life-threatening diseases

Open your fridge and what do you see? A way to fight cancer? A way to boost memory retention? Day in and day out, we put food in our bodies, but might be unaware of the benefits to our health. With media and fad diets constantly advising us on what to eat, it’s difficult to sort out the good from the bad. If you’re unsure of how to fuel your body, these 10 foods with health benefits will be a game-changer for your healthy lifestyle.

Almonds

top 10 foods with health benefits - almonds

Go nuts with this healthy snack. Adding a handful of this antioxidant to your daily diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. A study in the Nutrition Research Journal suggests that diet quality improves when eating the tear-shaped nuts on a consistent basis.

Apples

top 10 foods with health benefits - apples

While eating an apple a day doesn’t keep the doctor away on its own, they are a good source of dietary fiber for your diet. One study found that compounds from apples can help slow aging and extends the length of your life. Additionally, eating the white fruit more often can protect against stroke.

Avocados

top 10 foods with health benefits - avocado

This creamy, green fruit launched into popularity over the past few years and for good reason. Avocados are a great source of fat that lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease if substituted in place of other dietary fats.

Beans

top 10 foods with health benefits - beans

Beans are truly the magical fruit. Providing health benefits for over 10,000 years, beans are a common part of diets around the world. Beans contain protein, fiber and many vitamins and minerals that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Scientists recommend eating half a cup of beans per day to take advantage of their nutrients.

Blueberries  

top 10 foods with health benefits - blueberries

Blueberries are abundant in anthocyanins, which give the fruit a blue pigment and are filled with antioxidants. Studies show that these anthocyanins help reduce and prevent chronic inflammation. Additionally, it’s recently been suggested that increasing intake of blueberries can help with erectile dysfunction in men and short-term memory in children and elderly.

Broccoli

top 10 foods with health benefits - broccoli

Add another scoopful of broccoli to your dinner plate tonight. This powerhouse vegetable contains many health benefits; it’s high in vitamin C and folic acid, as well as a good source of fiber and potassium. One compound in the green giant called sulforaphane can fight and treat cancers and reduce inflammation in chronic diseases like heart disease. In order to get the most out of your broccoli, avoid freezing or boiling the vegetable.

Cranberries

top 10 foods with health benefits - cranberries

Like broccoli, cranberries have a wealth of health benefits. While active ingredients in cranberries are well known for treating urinary tract infections, these same ingredients can prevent bacteria from sticking to your teeth. Additionally, cranberries can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and various types of cancer.

Leafy greens

top 10 foods with health benefits - leafy greens

Spinach, kale and cabbage, often referred to as leafy greens, can pack a punch of health benefits if added to your diet. Filled with vitamins C, K and E, folate, carotenoids and fiber, studies show that leafy greens may help prevent cancer. For adults, the USDA recommends eating three to four cups of leafy greens weekly.

Oily fish

top 10 foods with health benefits - oily fish

Oily fish is a great source of protein, low in fat and abundant in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis, lower blood pressure and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. The American Heart Association recommends eating 3.5 ounces of oily fish twice a week.

Sweet potatoes

top 10 foods with health benefits - sweet potatoes

While you might find this creamy orange vegetable on your dessert table at Thanksgiving, sweet potatoes have high nutritional value. Nutrients in the spud provide anti-cancer, antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory benefits. Even more, the leaves of sweet potatoes can be treated like leafy greens and help reduce malnutrition.

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Tech Hacks You Need To Know About

Tech Hacks You Need To Know About

Think you’ve seen every possible tech hack out there? Think again for this ultimate list of no common sense tech hacks that makes your life easier.

#1 – Need to jot down something quickly? Open a temporary notepad in your browser by typing “data:text/html, <html contenteditable>” into the address bar.

Need to jot down something quickly? Open a temporary notepad in your browser by typing "data:text/html, <html contenteditable>" into the address bar.

Remember to bookmark and rename it as Notepad.

Jose Jesus Perez Aguinaga/coderwall

#2 – Ambient music to boost your productivity:

Believe me, you have to try this combo if you haven’t. Open these links in separate tabs:

Feel lonely? Add Coffitivity.com for some morning murmur.

Try also: Noisli.comSoundrown.comSimplyNoise.com, ASoftMurmur.com

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#3 – At website login pages, you can view masked passwords by changing the password input type as text.

At website login pages, you can view masked passwords by changing the password input type as text.

Most software and web developers probably know this. So, don’t leave your PC on!

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#4 – Test battery easily by dropping it few inches from the ground. A fully charged battery bounces very little, whereas a dead battery bounces around.

Test battery easily by dropping it few inches from the ground. A fully charged battery bounces very little, whereas a dead battery bounces around.

Not really sure how to conduct the battery bounce test? Here’s a demo video.

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#5 – Broken keyboard feet? Replace them with binder clips.

Broken keyboard feet? Replace them with binder clips.

#6 – Find expensive stuff for cheap on Craigslist using the following search terms:

  • divorce
  • wife
  • husband
  • new baby
  • pcs
  • Kia
  • health
  • surgery
  • moving

These listings are usually from Craigslist sellers trying to offload stuff for cheap.

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#7 – In Windows, create a new folder and name it “Control Panel Shortcuts.{ed7ba470-8e54-465e-825c-99712043e01c}”. Access any control settings in the folder.

In Windows, create a new folder and name it "Control Panel Shortcuts.{ed7ba470-8e54-465e-825c-99712043e01c}". Access any control settings in the folder.

#8 – No description needed.

No description needed.

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#9 – Google “[food] vs [food]” to compare nutritional values.

Google "[food] vs [food]" to compare nutritional values.

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#10 – Use wall hooks to attach iPad to the wall.

Use wall hooks to attach iPad to the wall.

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#11 – Amplify iPad speaker with tennis ball.

Amplify iPad speaker with tennis ball.

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#12 – On calculator, the C (clear) button is to clear all entry, whereas the CE (clear entry) button is to clear the most recent entry only.

On calculator, the C (clear) button is to clear all entry, whereas the CE (clear entry) button is to clear the most recent entry only.

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#13 – Project Naptha is a browser extension that allows you to select, copy, modify, erase, and translate text in images.

Project Naptha is a browser extension that allows you to select, copy, modify, erase, and translate text in images.

antimatter15/Hacker News

#14 – Not sure whether your remote control is working? Use any camera to check whether it emits light when you press a button.

Not sure whether your remote control is working? Use any camera to check whether it emits light when you press a button.

#15 – Watch age restricted YouTube videos without signing in by adding “nsfw” before “youtube.com”.

Watch age restricted YouTube videos without signing in by adding "nsfw" before "youtube".

Example: http://www.nsfwyoutube.com/watch?v=6LZM3_wp2ps

Alternatively, replace watch?v= with v/. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LZM3_wp2ps tohttp://www.youtube.com/v/6LZM3_wp2ps.

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#16 – Sugru is a Play-Doh-like substance, but it’s much stronger, durable, resistant to heat, and flexible. A nifty product for life hacking.

#17 – Use LEGO minifigure as cable holder.

#18 – Sleepyti.me helps you to calculate the best time to go to bed/wake up for optimal sleep.

Sleepyti.me helps you to calculate the best time to go to bed/wake up for optimal sleep.

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#19 – Ninite.com helps you to install many programs at once. Just select all the apps you want. No more junk software and clicking next.

Ninite.com helps you to install many programs at once. Just select all the apps you want. No more junk software and clicking next.

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#20 – HowLongToReadThis.com estimates time required to read a book. Pretty accurate for me.

HowLongToReadThis.com estimates time required to read a book. Pretty accurate for me.

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#21 – Laptop charger keep falling out? Use Velcro.

Laptop charger keep falling out? Use Velcro.

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#22 – PizzaCodes.com shows pizza coupon codes based on your location.

PizzaCodes.com shows pizza coupon codes based on your location.

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#23 – Want to sign up for free trials? Use a gift card.

Want to sign up for free trials? Use a gift card.

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#24 – Add a fake email address into your contact list. If a bot starts sending out spam using your email address, you’ll get an undeliverable mail notice.

Add a fake email address into your contact list. If a bot starts sending out spam using your email address, you'll get an undeliverable mail notice.

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#25 – Before going to a porn suspicious site, Google “safebrowsing:(website)” to see a 90-day history of malware attempts on its visitors.

Before going to a suspicious site, Google "safebrowsing:(website)" to see a 90-day history of malware attempts on its visitors.

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#26 – Check whether a username is taken or available on popular sites usingNamechk.com.

Check whether a username is taken or available on popular sites using Namechk.com.

#27 – To avoid spam from certain sites, use disposable temporary email services to sign up for stuffs:

#28 – AccountKiller.com guides you on how to delete your online accounts from popular websites.

AccountKiller.com guides you on how to delete your online accounts from popular websites.

Try also: Just Delete MeDelete Your Account.

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#29 – Search recipes by ingredients you have at Supercook.com.

Search recipes by ingredients you have at Supercook.com.

Try also: MyFridgeFood.com

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#30 – HaveIBeenPwned.com checks if your email has been compromised in a data breach.

HaveIBeenPwned.com checks if your email has been compromised in a data breach.

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#31 – Want to convert YouTube video to GIF? Add “gif” before “youtube.com”. Here’s an example.

Want to convert YouTube video to GIF? Add "gif" after "www.". Here's an example.

#32 – SumoPaint.com is the closest online free version of Photoshop.

SumoPaint.com is the closest online free version of Photoshop.

#33 – Always accidentally close your important tabs? Pin them.

Always accidentally close your important tabs? Pin them.

#34 – Time to clean your email inbox. Search “unsubscribe” and unsubscribe from useless newsletters. Do it now!

Time to clean your email inbox. Search "unsubscribe" and unsubscribe from useless newsletters. Do it now!

Try also: Unroll.me

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#35 – Forgot where you parked? Amplify the car remote signal with your head.

#36 – Organize and filter your Gmail by using address aliases.

Organize and filter your Gmail by using address aliases.

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#37 – Your laptop is overheating? Place 2 forks underneath.

Your laptop is overheating? Place 2 forks underneath.

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#38 – To extend laptop’s battery lifespan, try to keep the battery meter between 40% and 80%.

To extend laptop's battery lifespan, try to keep the battery meter between 40% and 80%.

#39 – Read free magazines at Magastack.com.

Read free magazines at Magastack.com.

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#40 – Super glue a dot on your phone charger so at night you don’t fumble around like a fool.

Super glue a dot on your phone charger so at night you don't fumble around like a fool.

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#41 – Use different color for your earphone tips to differentiate left and right side easily.

Use different color for your earphone tips to differentiate left and right side easily.

You can get white replacement earphone tips here.

defloof/Reddit

#42 – Want to edit an online image in Paint? Paste the image URL directly into Paint to open it.

Want to edit an online image in Paint? Paste the image URL directly into Paint to open it.

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– Online Shopping –

#43 – FatFingers.com finds eBay items with typos, which often have no bids because no one can find them.

FatFingers.com finds eBay items with typos, which often have no bids because no one can find them.

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#44 – When online shopping, begin the checkout process but don’t complete it. Most online stores will send you coupons codes to encourage sales.

When online shopping, begin the checkout process but don't complete it. Most online stores will send you coupons codes to encourage sales.

Doesn’t work on every online stores like Amazon, but worth trying.

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#45 – For Amazon, use camelcamelcamel.com to get alerts when prices drop.

For Amazon, use camelcamelcamel.com to get alerts when prices drop.

#46 – You can also try your luck with Honey, which automatically applies coupon codes at checkout.

You can also try your luck with Honey, which automatically applies coupon codes at checkout.

#47 – mySupermarket.com gathers groceries at the lowest prices from leading online stores.

mySupermarket.com gathers groceries at the lowest prices from leading online stores.

Doug Aamoth & Jared Newman/TIME

#48 – LOZO.com finds grocery coupons based on the grocery item names you entered.

LOZO.com finds grocery coupons based on the grocery item names you entered.

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#49 – ThisIsWhyImBroke.com finds and lists cool and unbelievable products.

ThisIsWhyImBroke.com finds and lists cool and unbelievable products.

Doug Aamoth & Jared Newman/TIME

#50 – FillerDeals.com is similar to ThisIsWhyImBroke.com but everything is under $15.

FillerDeals.com is similar to ThisIsWhyImBroke.com but everything is under $15.

CHIEFKEEFBANGBANG/Reddit

#51 – ThePriceGeek.com shows you the market price of product you searched.

ThePriceGeek.com shows you the market price of product you searched.

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#52 – WornOnTV.net sells outfits that characters wear on TV shows.

WornOnTV.net sells outfits that characters wear on TV shows.

– Travel –

#53 – Currently in foreign country? Use Google.com/NCR to avoid country specific URL redirect. NCR stands for No Country Redirect.

Currently in foreign country? Use Google.com/NCR to avoid country specific URL redirect. NCR stands for No Country Redirect.

articposts/Reddit

#54 – Bypass expensive airport Wi-Fi by adding “?.jpg” at the end of any URL.

Bypass expensive airport Wi-Fi by adding "?.jpg" at the end of any URL.

Felix Geisendörfer/Debuggable

#55 – Get free Wi-Fi passwords for local places in Foursquare’s comment sections.

Get free Wi-Fi passwords for local places in Foursquare's comment sections.

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#56 – HotelWiFiTest.com ranks hotels’ Wi-Fi speed and shows hotels with free Wi-Fi.

HotelWiFiTest.com ranks hotels' Wi-Fi speed and shows hotels with free Wi-Fi.

#57 – In-flight entertainment system.

In-flight entertainment system.

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#58 – When purchasing items online esp. airline and train tickets, use incognito mode on your browser, because the prices might increase the more you revisit the item pages.

When purchasing items online esp. airline and train tickets, use incognito mode on your browser, because the prices might increase the more you revisit the item pages.

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#59 – Skiplagged.com finds “hidden city” flight tickets which may save you up to 80%.

Skiplagged.com finds "hidden city" flight tickets which may save you up to 80%.

Try also: TheFlightDeal.com, AwardWallet.com

skiplagged/Reddit

– Mobile –

 

#60 – Send text messages by email: (For US)

  • Alltel: XXXXXXXXXX@message.alltel.com
  • Amp’d Mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@vtext.com
  • AT&T: XXXXXXXXXX@txt.att.net
  • AT&T: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.att.net (pictures, text may work)
  • Boost Mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@myboostmobile.com
  • Cingular: XXXXXXXXXX@mobile.mycingular.com
  • Cricket: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.mycricket.com
  • Einstein PCS: XXXXXXXXXX@einsteinmms.com
  • Nextel: XXXXXXXXXX@messaging.nextel.com
  • Sprint: XXXXXXXXXX@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • SunCom: XXXXXXXXXX@tms.suncom.com
  • T-mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@tmomail.net
  • VoiceStream: XXXXXXXXXX@voicestream.net
  • US Cellular: XXXXXXXXXX@email.uscc.net (text)
  • US Cellular: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.uscc.net (pictures)
  • Verizon: XXXXXXXXXX@vtext.com (text)
  • Verizon: XXXXXXXXXX@vzwpix.com (pictures)
  • Virgin: XXXXXXXXXX@vmobl.com

For Canadian providers, refer to this.

the_boyblunder/Reddit

#61 – Pushbullet.com displays phone notifications on your computer, so that you don’t have to switch between devices everytime.

Pushbullet.com displays phone notifications on your computer, so that you don't have to switch between devices everytime.

You can also send links and files with Pushbullet.

#62 – If you want to turn off your phone to avoid calls, remove the battery instead. Switching off phone will notify mobile switching centre (MSC) and callers will receive the switched off notification.

If you want to turn off your phone to avoid calls, remove the battery instead. Switching off phone will notify mobile switching centre (MSC) and callers will receive the switched off notification.

Shyam Kumar Arshid/Quora

#63 – Set “@@” as the keyboard shortcut for your email address. Now you don’t have to type your email again and again.

Set "@@" as the keyboard shortcut for your email address. Now you don't have to type your email again and again.

platt_ma/Reddit

#64 – Lost your Android phone? Ring, erase, or lock your smartphone remotely using Android Device Manager. Ringing works even if your phone is in silent mode.

Lost your Android phone? Ring, erase, or lock your smartphone remotely using Android Device Manager. Ringing works even if your phone is in silent mode.

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#65 – You can also Google “find my phone” to locate your Android.

You can also Google "find my phone" to locate your Android.

Quick link for the lazy: find my phone.

Google/Google+

#66 – Forgot where you park your car? Don’t worry, Google Now remembers.

Forgot where you park your car? Don't worry, Google Now remembers.

Google/Google+

#67 – Make your call anonymous by dialing “*67” (North America)  before the number. Here’s the full list of other countries:

Make your call anonymous by dialing "*67" (North America)  before the number. Here's the full list of other countries:

#68 – STOP TEXTING ME.

#69 – How to talk to a human ASAP when calling customer service:

  • GetHuman.com shows you how to get customer service faster and easier.
  • Keep pressing 0.
  • Repeat keywords like “agent”, “representative”, and “operator”.
  • Speak nonsense and mumble.
  • Drop an F-bomb. Not when you’re speaking to a real person though.
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#70 – Put a folded up bill in the case of your phone for emergencies. Do it now!

Put a folded up bill in the case of your phone for emergencies. Do it now!

dzt/Reddit

#71 – Text and walk at the same time.

Text and walk at the same time.

Android: Type While Walk. iOS: Type n Walk.

#72 – Can’t wake up in the morning? Boost your smartphone’s volume by placing it into a cup.

Can't wake up in the morning? Boost your smartphone's volume by placing it into a cup.

Sam Stephenson/Twitpic

#73 – Can’t use phone with gloves on? Attach a stylus to your jacket zipper pull.

Can't use phone with gloves on? Attach a stylus to your jacket zipper pull.

You can grab a cheap one at Amazon – Stylus Pens.

jtalaiver/Reddit

#74 – Turn binoculars into smartphone zoom lens.

Turn binoculars into smartphone zoom lens.

You can also get this crazy adapter which works for binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes, and microscopes.

XiKiilzziX/Reddit

#75 – Turn a paper clip into a simple phone stand.

More ways to make phone stand:

#76 – If you haven’t seen this video, it has some pretty cool smartphone photography tips & tricks.

#77 – If you find a locked iPhone and Siri is still enabled, ask “Who do you belong to?” to see the owner’s contact information.

If you find a locked iPhone and Siri is still enabled, ask "Who do you belong to?" to see the owner's contact information.

mmedesjardins/Reddit

– For Study & Work –

#78 – Writing an essay? Copy and paste it into Google Translate. Listen to it. This can help you to find errors easily.

Writing an essay? Copy and paste it into Google Translate. Listen to it. This can help you to find errors easily.

jpplayer1/Reddit

#79 – Use clothes hanger to clip notes side-by-side with display.

Use clothes hanger to clip notes side-by-side with display.

Alternatively, you can get this or this.

SyedMehmeed/Reddit

#80 – Roommate’s alarm going off? Calling the phone will disable the alarm.

Roommate's alarm going off? Calling the phone will disable the alarm.

UberBueno/Reddit

#81 – Create a book from Wikipedia articles.

Create a book from Wikipedia articles.

#82 – Can’t finish your assignment before deadline? Corrupt-a-file.net corrupts your assignment files so that you can ask for extra time.

Can't finish your assignment before deadline? Corrupt-a-file.net corrupts your assignment files so that you can ask for extra time.

Not every professor accepts corrupted files, but worth a try if you desperately need extra time.

Kartik Bansal/Quora

#83 – Whenever you need to study for an important test, google “site:edu [subject] exam”. You’ll find tons of sample and similar exam questions.

Whenever you need to study for an important test, google "site:edu [subject] exam". You'll find tons of sample and similar exam questions.

#84 – BetterExplained.com explains tough math concepts in a better and intuitive way.

BetterExplained.com explains tough math concepts in a better and intuitive way.See also: Animagraffs.com – Animated infographics

CraftedLove/Reddit

– Fun –

#85 – No Internet? No problem. In Chrome’s error page, press spacebar to start the T-Rex game.

No Internet? No problem. In Chrome's error page, press spacebar to start the T-Rex game.

François Beaufort/Google+

#86 – Search “Atari Breakout” on Google Images.

Search "Atari Breakout" on Google Images.

More Google awesomeness:

#87 – Search “Do the Harlem Shake” on YouTube.

Search "Do the Harlem Shake" on YouTube.

More YouTube awesomeness:

#88 – Some fucking awesome websites:

#89 – Anyone can be a hacker at HackerTyper.net. Press F11 to enter full screen and ALT to show “Access Granted” message.

Anyone can be a hacker at HackerTyper.net. Press F11 to enter full screen and ALT to show "Access Granted" message.

More prank sites: GeekTyper.comFakeUpdate.net

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– Music & Movies –

#90 – For iPhone users: If you’re signing up for Spotify Premium, do it on their website ($9.99/month) instead of mobile app ($12.99/month).

For iPhone users: If you're signing up for Spotify Premium, do it on their website ($9.99/month) instead of mobile app ($12.99/month).

If you’re a student, signup here.

SimplyRH/Reddit

#91 – Forgotify.com lists music tracks that have never been played on Spotify. 4 millions of them.

Forgotify lists music tracks that have never been played on Spotify. 4 millions of them.

Didub/Reddit

#92 – Gnoosic.com is a music recommendation engine. Enter 3 bands you like to get suggestions.

Gnoosic.com is a music recommendation engine. Enter 3 bands you like to get suggestions.

xyby/Reddit

#93 – Build your own theater at home. To watch Frozen of course!

Build your own theater at home. To watch Frozen of course.

CertifiedPuppyRapist/Reddit

#94 – Have a Hulu Plus account and want a free month credit? Click “cancel my account” and they’ll give you the next month free.

Have a Hulu Plus account and want a free month credit? Click "cancel my account" and they'll give you the next month free.

SheriShank/Reddit

Love these brilliant hacks and tips? Share it with your friends on Facebook.

#95 – DocumentaryHeaven.com is, well, a documentary heaven.

DocumentaryHeaven.com is, well, a documentary heaven.

#96 – To find direct download link for movies, search “[movie name] -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (mkv|mp4|avi)”.

To find direct download link for movies, search "[movie name] -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of "last modified" (mkv|mp4|avi)".

Example: spider man -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (mkv|mp4|avi).

If you want to find musics, simply change the last part (mkv|mp4|avi) to (mp3|wma|aac|flac). It tells Google to show webpages with any of these terms: mp3, wma, aac, or flac. You can also replace with terms of other file formats like pdf, zip, rar, etc.

Shibu Lijack/Quora

#97 – Watch feature films and documentaries legally at Internet Archive.

Watch feature films and documentaries legally at Internet Archive.

antoniofm/Reddit

#98 – Use CanIStream.It to find where a movie is available at the lowest price.

Use CanIStream.It to find where a movie is available at the lowest price.

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#99 – Not sure what movie to watch? AGoodMovieToWatch.com randomly suggest you highly-rated yet little known movies to watch.

Not sure what movie to watch? AGoodMovieToWatch.com randomly suggest you highly-rated yet little known movies to watch.

Try also: What is on Netflix?, InstantWatcher, Jinni, Criticker, Televisor, TasteKid

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#100 – RunPee.com tells you the best time to pee while watching a movie.

RunPee tells you the best time to pee while watching a movie.

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Here’s the PDF version for easy reference.

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DIY Furniture Hacks

20 INSANELY SMART AND CREATIVE DIY FURNITURE HACKS TO START RIGHT NOW

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FEBRUARY 28, 2015

We are all passing through these uncertain times with a drop of care and insanity. We have to take our time to meditate, think and create anchors for ourselves and the ones around us. We have found DIY projects as being pieces of this anchor. By slowly upcycling and recycling as much as possible around us we strengthen our belief that small things do matter the most. We are shaping our small world as much as possible. Through simple backyard projects, DIY wall art projects,DIY furniture hacks and paper crafts alike we are becoming more of an individual than we were before. Different is good. Different is better. Be yourself and craft your way to happiness !

# 1.TRANSFORM 2 DINING ROOM CHAIRS IN A BENCH

Upcycle a couple of dinning room chairs in cozy and beautiful indoor or outdoor benches with ease. If you don`t feel up to the task call a friend or just paint the pieces and refresh them with a new look. You can find more details  here.

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Source & Instructions: An Oregon Cottage

# 2.OLD FILE CABINET CONVERTED TO GARAGE STORAGE

Everyone has stumbled across one of these metal cabinets at a certain point. You can take advantage of the huge hunk of metal and transform it in a side garage storage space for tools, rakes, shovels and other things that are usually laying around in your garage. Peg boards can be used at the sides to accommodate garage items. You can find the details here.

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Get the instructions here: Trash to Treasure

# 3. CREATE A KID’S CRAFT TABLE FROM A CRIB

At a certain point the crib will just occupy space in your home. If you have no relatives or friends that can make use of this crib you can transform it in a small craft table for your little loved ones. Be sure to personalize it and make it their own.

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Source & Instructions: A little Learning For Two

# 4. OLD TV UPCYCLED

These antique TV`s can barely be found anymore these days but if you find it, take it! You can make use of the extremely graphic and solid wood structures to make a hutch.

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Source & Instructions: Home Hinges

# 5. BOOKSHELF STORAGE BENCH

Probably the easiest furniture hack existent, this storage bench has been transformed from Ikea`s iconic bookshelves. Turn it over, craft the seat cushion, add wheels and voila !

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Get the Instructions here: Mommy Vignettes

# 6. SMART AND CREATIVE LEGO TABLE

Go treasure hunting and look for an old furniture piece that can be transformed with ease into a small piece of Lego Land.  The piece below is extremely good because it accommodates the basket when game time is done but we are sure you can find similar furniture pieces to nestle in your play room.

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Get the instructions here: Fussy Monkey Business

# 7. OLD TV UNIT CONVERTED INTO A PLAY KITCHEN

By creating this piece yourself you are able to customize the piece with colors and textures in an inexpensive manner. Just look at the small window in the transformed kitchen. You will need a good amount of patience to go with your creativity but this is without a doubt a great weekend project that can make your kid insanely happy. Full instructions here.

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Source & Instructions: Giggleberry Creations

# 8. DRESSER FLIP

By simply removing some drawers and few pieces of trim and wrapping everything in new clothes this old dresser has been updated; the diy`er managed to obtain a new set of aesthetic values through a new side piece or TV console. Details and instructions here.

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Get the instructions here: Two It Yourself

# 9. BUNK BED TO COAT RACK

New paint, a few hooks and you are good to go. You have a new set of coat racks that you can use in your mud room or entry hall. Moreover their depth can be used to obtain a small storage space by simply placing a board at the top. You can find more details here.

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Get the instructions here: My Repurposed Life

# 10. ICE CHEST MAKEOVER

Update your Ice Chest instead of replacing it. By positioning it higher above the ground you enhance its functionality and improve its life span. Now it can stay outside near your entertaining area again, keeping your drinks cold.

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Get the instructions here: Killer B Design

# 11. GRAND PIANO BOOKSHELF

Original bookshelves are quite rare mainly because designer furniture pieces are insanely expensive and huge retailers focus on practicality rather than design. There is one method to get both through: DIY projects. You can find old furniture pieces or bookshelves and transform them as you like. Underneath a piano has been converted in a graphic sculptural bookshelves. You can find all sorts ofbookshelves here. Draw inspiration and craft away!

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Get the instructions here Instructables

# 12. CRIB TO TODDLER BED

If the re-purposed crib to desk project is not helping you you can try and upgrade it into a toddler bed. Simple efficient and graphic.

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Get the instructions here: Adriel Booker

# 13. RUSTIC LOOK WITH A LADDER TOWEL RACK

World renowned furniture hack for its insane practicality : ladder towel rack. Grab some sand paper and a piece of paint that fits or contrasts your color scheme and transform your old ladder in your bathroom towel rack.

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Source: Funky Junk Interiors

# 14. VINTAGE BICYCLE SINK DESIGN

A bathroom can become the best room in your home with ease. Shelter vanity items that you have created or obtained in treasure hunts and refurbished. Make sure that every piece is extraordinary unique and it perfectly links with your taste. A bicycle sink can become a complementary item in your decor, shaping the space around it, giving it a direction and a very vintage like appeal.

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Source: The Benjamin Collection

# 15. REPURPOSED STOOL

Architects have already found this craft by now and they store their rolled projects like they should. You can now store your wrapping paper and craft supplies in harmony too. Turn a stool into the perfect storage option. Add wheels for mobility and roll your way into great craft projects with your new piece of storage.

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Get the instructions here: 2 Little Hooligans

# 16. HANGING CHAIR CLOSET ORGANIZER

If you need extra storage for clothes as we all do you can use this practice. Two simple chairs can accommodate a decent amount of coat hangers and on top through a board or without you can shelter pants or T-shirts with ease.

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Source: YiCongLu

# 17. MINI OFFICE CHEST

Transform a small chest in a seamless office chest that can accommodate exactly what you need. You can use it as a sitting bench as well if your office space is limited.

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Source & Instructions: Martha Stewart

# 18. BOOKSHELF TRANSFORMED INTO A LOCKER

If you need more space for your entry hall, garage or mud room you can rotate a bookshelf and transform it into a small  locker.

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Get the instructions here: My Creative Days

# 19. WALL MOUNTED MAGAZINE RACK

Use this near your entry to keep everything you need at hand without sacrificing space.

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Source: flickr

# 20. BOOKSHELF COMMAND CENTER

By using three Ikea bookshelves you can create a small and space efficient command center. Rotate the last one and paint a framed area in chalk paint to create a writing board. In the rest shelter boxes and documents in a graphic manner. This can welcome guests beautifully in your hallway.

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Get the instructions here: Iron & Twine

What do you think? Are these furniture hacks worth performing? We have found them very inspiring and we would love to hear your opinion on the matter.

Life hacks are useful enough in daily life, but they will be critical when the SHTF!

Life hacks are useful enough in daily life, but they will be critical when the SHTF.

Cool tricks and tips won’t just make your life more convenient- they will determine your ability to survive.

A must have for any survivalist: Now 67% off!

This prepper tip list is full of secret life hacks that you’ll have to see to believe.

Read on and learn these unheard of hacks and tips that will shock even the most experienced prepper.

And while you’re at it…Check out this crucial everyday tool

For the full list, check out Year Zero Survival.

Have any SHTF life hacks of your own? Share with us in the comments below!

 

1. Get a grip on rusted jars with some duct tape.

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If your jars have been sitting in your preps for very long there’s a good chance that those lids might not pop off as easily as expected. Use a piece of duct tape to twist that lid right off.

Instructions here.

 2. Create arrow heads out of keys.

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This is a great idea as a back up home defense strategy!

Instructions here.

 3. Use crayons as emergency survival candles.

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In a pinch you can light these up as an emergency light source!

Instructions here.

4. Use duct tape and toilet paper to set broken bones.

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This make shift splint will help you heel up those injuries even if you can’t make it to the hospital.

Instructions here.

5. Create a toothpick cannon with keyboard cleaner.

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This is more for entertainment than utility. Make this mini weapon to combat boredom!

Instructions here.

6. Stash emergency cash in your phone case.

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It’s somewhere that no one will ever think to look. Plus, it will stay locked up safe until you really need it!

Instructions here.

 7. Stave off frost bite with baby oil.

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A little baby oil can go a long way when it comes to saving your skin in extreme weather.

Instructions here.

 8. Improvise a safe tick remover out of thread and a mechanical pencil.

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In case you encounter ticks, here’s a method for safely and effectively removing them from your skin!

Instructions here.

9. Carry all your water in one trip with a stick.

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Whether you have a hockey stick around or just a branch off of a tree, you can haul all your water jugs at once with this practical tip.

Instructions here.

10. Turn an old bike into a crossbow.

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A bike, some tubing, a little duct tape, and you have an improvised crossbow!

Instructions here.

11. Turn lemons into power with a couple of pennies.

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Some pennies and some know how are all you need to turn this citrus into some electrical current.

Instructions here.

Pulled from http://americanpreppersnetwork.com

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Water, Food, Shelter, Other

Water

Water is truly the staff of life, without it, you will die in just a few days.  Assume that for whatever reason, your taps won’t work – there is no water coming into your home.  What else do you have?  Do you have bottled water somewhere?  Did you know there is about 50 gallons of water stored in your water heater?  There’s also a few gallons in the tank of your toilet!  If you have an outside water source – such as a lake, creek or storm drain – do you have a way to filter it?  Your first goal with water should be to be able to provide your family with 2 weeks worth of water and a way to continue filtering found water after that.  Here is a great place to start learning about water.

Food

Did you know that most people in the United States have less than 2 weeks of food stored in their home?!  If this includes you, it’s time to make a change!  Take a look at your food supplies and estimate how long you could survive on it – for most beginners it’s pretty scary!   Your first goal with food should be to have 1 month worth of meals stored, immediately after that you’re going to get 3 months worth as quickly as possible.  Here is a great place to learn about storing your own food.  Some additional fantastic resources for Food Storage are Everyday Food Storage and Food Storage Made Easy.

Shelter

It is critical that you be able to control your environment in an emergency.  The place to start is your home.  If you live in an area where it gets very cold in the winter (as in you HAVE to run a heater to survive) then the most critical thing for you is going to be able to heat your home – or rather a section (at least one bedroom) of it.  You’ll want to have a kerosene heater to keep a warm spot in your home.  Here’s a good place to start learning about heating your home in an emergency.

Other

There is A LOT more!  But this will get you off the ground on your adventure in getting prepared!  We suggest you read about The Path of the Prepper and follow it.  Join the APN and become an active member of the community. You can safely ask questions there and very quickly get 30 different opinions on what you’re trying to figure out!  You’ll be able to make new friends who are just as interested in your new lifestyle.  Find out about your state networks and get active in them.  If you’re so inclined, start making a bit of money by writing about your experience!  Everyone loves to read articles written by people who are just getting started.

If you would like to read a very comprehensive article about everything a Prepper takes into consideration,read “Ready For Anything”