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Autos & Vehicles

Want someone to stop tailgating you? Turn on your windshield wipers.

Careful with motorcyclists! My mom did this once and he drove up next to her and gave her a stiff middle finger. To her credit, she didn't intentionally do it -- she just wanted to clean her windshield.

Want someone to stop tailgating you? Turn on your windshield wipers.
Travel

If you find a restaurant you like when traveling, ask the staff for other restaurant recommendations.

If you find a restaurant you like when traveling, ask the staff for other restaurant recommendations.
General

Narrate tasks out loud if you have trouble remembering whether or not you completed them.

If you keep forgetting that you closed the garage door, when it closes, say out loud: "The garage door is closed". Or when you wonder whether or not you unplugged the iron. "The iron is unplugged". Your brain will become more stimulated to help build a stronger memory.

Narrate tasks out loud if you have trouble remembering whether or not you completed them.
Careers & Work

When wrapping up a meeting where you come to a decision, send an email to all participants.

This ensures that everyone is aligned and has mutually agreed to the same decision. Spoken word can sometimes make things get lost in translation.

When wrapping up a meeting where you come to a decision, send an email to all participants.
Social

Pause frequently when speaking publicly.

Pause when you have said something you believe is important and as a way to let listeners digest the details.

Pause frequently when speaking publicly.
General

Good work ethic requries good rest ethic.

"Work hard, play hard" is probably the most mainstream version of this ideology, but it's absolutely true, in order to be a top performer at anything. The most productive people regularly take a step away to process what you are doing and plan out where you are going. It also helps avoid burnout.

Good work ethic requries good rest ethic.
Social

If you're speaking to an audience, don't gaze aimlessly around the room.

Instead, focus on a few people. Your eyes will show whether or not you believe what you are saying. Gazing aimlessly signals a lack of confidence in the topic.

If you're speaking to an audience, don't gaze aimlessly around the room.
Kitchen

Don't use a wet fabric oven mitt.

Not only does water transfer heat more quickly, it can create a more severe burn as the water converts to steam and do the opposite of protecting you from the heat of the oven.

Don't use a wet fabric oven mitt.
Cooking & Food

Keep the juices from the meats and vegetables that you roast.

You can re-use this stock in other dishes or even make a gravy with it.

Keep the juices from the meats and vegetables that you roast.
Home & Garden

Broke a glass and want ensure you clean up all of the shards? Turn off the lights and shine a flashlight on the floor.

The shiny bits should reflect off of the light and you can take a piece of wet paper towel to gently wipe the area down.

Broke a glass and want ensure you clean up all of the shards? Turn off the lights and shine a flashlight on the floor.

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