Life is easy. But not too easy – so there’s still room for improvement. How, I hear you ask? Why of course – life hacks!
Whether it be the use of cupcake liners, baby powder, or an airplane window, Providr compiled a list of cleverness. Here are 15 life hacks that will make life a little easier.
1. Chew some gum to improve your memory
I too wish this was a crude April Fool’s joke, but… It’s science, you sunny beach! A study conducted by UK psychologists found that people who chewed gum through tests got better scores.
The study found that brain activity in the hippocampus (an important area for memory) increases when people chew. Also, chewing increases our heart rate which increases the efficiency of delivering oxygen to the brain (a cognitive enhancer). So there.
2. Save all those precious seconds
For those of us lacking the ability to carve a swan out of a cucumber, we can excel at brevity. Just cut carrots lengthways.
3. Not so stiff now, eh?!
If you want to break in a new pair of shoes, put on some heavy, thick socks and then wear the shoes. Blow dry them until you have sufficiently broken them in. This is somehow grounded in physics, but we’re not that smart to explain how it works.
4. Behold, the dual-core pizza-cessor!
Everyone loves pizza and no one likes waiting. So what if you could oven bake TWO frozen pizzas AT THE SAME TIME? Well, stop wondering because you CAN, you fool of a Took!
5. Packing for your kids
And for yourself. And for separate days. This works.