Lotta Life-Hacking Links

From Wikipedia on “Life Hack

Today, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way might be called a life hack.

From The New York Times, “Low-Tech Fixes for High-Tech Problems.” I’ve tested using my head as an amplifier for my car remote; it works.

From Wired, “10 Geeky Tricks for Getting Out of Bed in the Morning.” I’ve adopted the glass of water upon waking up. It’s a great idea. (This and above link from The Morning News)

At Smarterware, a snapshot of good advice for getting through one’s day, “Simple Guidelines for Workday Quality Over Quantity” (My husband sent the link to me; I didn’t get it from a site.)

From In Style magazine via CNN, “Drop 5 Years in 5 Minutes” offers simple make-up techniques that have maximum impact. The day I tried a few, I got an unsolicited compliment from a makeup-artist friend.

Also from In Style’s January issue, some down-to-earth advice on losing weight:

“Restrictive diets don’t work,” proclaims nutritionist Oz Garcia, Ph.D. Instead, he suggests:

Sleep 8 to 9 hours
Massages to reduce stress
Dark chocolate in moderation to control cravings
Sunshine (the real thing or a light box)
Eat different things each day. Garcia recommends the Mediterranean plan from the Mayo Clinic.

2 Responses to “Lotta Life-Hacking Links”

  1. Amy Says:

    Wow, these are great, thanks for sharing! I’m not good at getting up in the morning either.

    My low-tech fix: my mother taught me years ago that the easiest way to keep brown sugar from drying out and hardening was to keep a piece of bread in the sugar bag. The bread gets hard, and the sugar stays soft.

  2. girldetective Says:

    a stalk of celery works for that, too.