r/LifeProTips 11h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Miscellaneous LPT Request: Off the top of your head, what general life advice would you give a young adult starting their life?

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r/LifeProTips 10h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Miscellaneous LPT: Expect children to act like children. You'll be less frustrated when they do.

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People often forget that children don't have the same level of common sense and responsibility that adults do, and they get angry when a kid does something stupid. Reminding yourself that they're children will do wonders for your patience.


r/LifeProTips 4h ago Helpful

Careers & Work LPT: when interviewing for a job, YES, you always have another offer in the works

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When the interviewer asks "have you had any recent interviews or offers?" the answer is always a polite, measured version of 'yes'.

'Well, I did just have my second round interview with (their direct competitor), but no formal offer at present. I know the holidays slow things down a bit.'

If you say you have no other offers, there is no impetus to hire you, bump you up a pay grade, treat you like a human, etc. Besides which, everyone has competition... except fucking North Korea.


r/LifeProTips 14h ago Helpful Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval

Food & Drink LPT: Clean up immediately after dinner for an easier life

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I know people who cook a nice dinner, eat it, then go relax for the evening. Meanwhile, their plates are still on the table with some food. Their pots and pans are still on the stove, and it's left like this overnight for the food to harden.
That's probably extreme for most people- I'm sure most put their leftovers away and at least move their dishes to the sink. Still- if you immediately wipe the table and wash the dishes, it will be so much easier to clean than if you wait until the next day (when the food is crunchy and stuck on). Plus, you'll get to relax for the evening in a clean house and have a clean kitchen to wake up to. The exception to this is if you have a large dish that needs to soak. But does it really need to soak or are you just procrastinating?

Tldr; Dinner shouldn't be over until you've cleaned up after.

Edit: I know this tip isn't for everyone. Do what works for you. This is especially going out to those who live with others and don't rinse their dishes after they're done eating!


r/LifeProTips 3h ago

Social LPT: Say good things about people behind their back. Nothing feels better than learning someone was saying something nice about you when you weren’t there.

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r/LifeProTips 1d ago Wholesome Take My Energy Silver Helpful

Careers & Work LPT: As labor becomes scarce and inflation increases, you will never find yourself in a better position to increase your earning potential. Do not accept your first offer. Now is the time to negotiate HARD, because all of your future raises could be based on what you accept now.

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r/LifeProTips 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Home & Garden LPT: Dishwashers have filters you’re supposed to clean out once a month.

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This was brand new information to me. I’m 39 and have never cleaned a dishwasher filter in my life. I just pulled mine out. It was so fabulously gross.


r/LifeProTips 22h ago Silver Helpful

Careers & Work LPT: Don't get trashed at the work Christmas party. Even if you think you're all close enough, if it's a work-do, don't

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r/LifeProTips 13h ago Helpful

Computers LPT: Whenever you type out something that requires careful thought onto a web page or form, do a quick 'Select All'+'Copy'. Don't assume the form will submit it or keep your text if you missed a captcha or something and it refreshes the page.

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I cannot tell you how many times I've tried to send a carefully worded LinkedIn message or opinion on whatever survey or box on an online college test and it took 10 minutes of focus and refinement to get it all out, ONLY for the submission to fail because I didn't see an earlier required field, and then when the page refreshes I lose all of my work. It doesn't take long to just highlight everything and 'ctrl+c' before hitting 'Submit', and you can clear your clipboard of any sensitive information afterwards. It has saved me heartache more than once, and making sure that the information in existing fields is suspended/saved during a captcha or 'null value' refresh doesn't seem to be a top priority for web devs (and perhaps rightly so).


r/LifeProTips 11h ago

Social LPT: Friendships and relationships are much more successful if you go in to it accepting that you are both a little broken, but in different wonderful ways. When put together, you double up on the good stuff! ❤

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r/LifeProTips 8h ago

Miscellaneous LPT: If you've lost a small object, use a flashlight even though you may not need it - it will focus your attention on a small area and help you spot the thing among the clutter.

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r/LifeProTips 6h ago

Food & Drink LPT If doing dishes while cooking, dry your hands thoroughly before putting on the oven mitts to pull something out of the oven. The water on your hands will turn to steam while grabbing the hot item and possibly burn yourself.

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r/LifeProTips 1d ago Helpful Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval Silver

Arts & Culture LPT: Parents, choose the music you listen to around your kids carefully, these songs will form an integral part of their childhood memories, and they'll replay these tunes nostalgically later in life.

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r/LifeProTips 1d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Food & Drink LPT: If you're low on funds and need to eat... A grocery store rotisserie chicken, a big head of broccoli and a box of pasta will feed you for 3 days for about 10 bucks. Free condiment packets for the chicken. Can easily spend 10 on a single small meal, or make it go further.

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r/LifeProTips 1d ago Helpful Wholesome Silver

Careers & Work LPT Remember you're not getting a raise if your employer isn't increasing your pay beyond inflation. Some employers will give you a cost of living increase plus your annual increase others will ignore this entirely. This year inflation is at 6.2% that means you'll break even with a 6.2% raise!

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Remember when you get your annual review and they tell you congratulations you're getting a 5-8% raise for all of your hard work they're actually fucking you and smiling like they're doing you a favor. Pay attention to inflation, your salary, your industry pay and your annual increases.


r/LifeProTips 12h ago Helpful Wholesome

Miscellaneous LPT: A healthy person has one thousand wishes. A sick person has only one. Never take your health for granted! One day, it could be gone.

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r/LifeProTips 16m ago

Productivity LPT: Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.

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Not everything has to be perfect, a lot of the times doing anything is better than doing nothing. Working out for 5 minutes when you don’t have the energy for 30 is better than not doing it at all. Cleaning only some of your place is better than not cleaning it at all. Partial credit is better than a zero. It’s okay to be imperfect, any step you can take at the time is a step forward.


r/LifeProTips 7h ago Wholesome

Miscellaneous LPT : If you wake up with a sore throat, mix apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon, and hot water.

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Thank me later !


r/LifeProTips 12h ago

Social LPT: If you’re feeling lonely and aren’t in crisis there are “warm lines” to call instead of “hot lines” in each state. It’s peer to peer support and free!

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r/LifeProTips 8h ago

Productivity LPT: If you're too lazy to work out, stretch.

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Takes way less effort than a workout but feels as good or even better.


r/LifeProTips 10h ago

Home & Garden LPT: don't throw away banana peels. Put them in the water, wait few days and water the plants. Plants will absolutely love it.

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Banana peels contain lots of nutrients, including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium—all of which are needed for good plant growth. Soaking the banana peels allows the nutrients to leech into the water, and once it hits the soil, the roots grab all those sweet, sweet minerals.


r/LifeProTips 6h ago

Electronics LPT: If you want to still be able to use "find my android" to find your (android) phone, you need to switch off the two-factor authentication that Google has turned on in all android devices in the last few days.

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If you don't, and you have lost your phone- when you go onto "find my android" it will demand a code from a text sent to the phone that you don't have before you can use it. One might have though that this wouldn't be the case because it is so ridiculous- but, having found out the hard way that it is, I share this tip.


r/LifeProTips 18h ago Helpful

Miscellaneous LPT: People will continue to judge who you are today based on what they've known of you long ago. Don't allow the pressure of what you HAD affect the life of what you HAVE.

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Highlight the changes you've made, no matter how small. Embrace what you've overcome, your shortcomings, and/or your perseverance. Maybe it's other people or maybe it's yourself who's unable to acknowledge how far you've come or how much you've changed, but know there has been. How?

We were children once, maybe will still are at any age, but it's easy forget the memories of the innocent child you were, what you've lost and what gained along the way. Sometimes, it may feel unbalanced and you've lost more than you've gained, but life is still in progress... still under construction. Who is to say, other than yourself, it can't be better?


r/LifeProTips 7h ago Helpful

Miscellaneous LPT: sometimes it's good to laugh at the bad decisions your younger self made knowing some bad mistakes don't define you as a person

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be good