Life Hacks - 10 Life Tips You Wish You Knew Yesterday
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From reframing your day, to dealing with arguments, creating family treasures and keeping your cool… here are 10 life tips you wish you knew yesterday.


Johannesburg, South Africa (28 December 2021) – Chris Hladczuk, a Yale Graduate known as ‘The Framework Guy’, crowdsourced the best advice from 20 million people on Reddit and tweeted the ten life tips you wish you knew yesterday.

His tweets have been screengrabbed and shared by hundreds and thousands of people, so we thought we’d share them here too.

Check them out below:

Family Treasure

1) Get a blank book

2) Ask each family member over 50 to write down life advice that their descendants in 500 yrs should know

3) Keep passing it down

You now have a family treasure that gets more useful over time.

Airplane Mode Hack

“If you’re stuck on an annoying call, put your phone on airplane mode instead of hanging up.

The other person sees “call failed” instead of “call ended”.

Reframing Your Day

“Instead of feeling that you lost the day after a bad morning, reframe each day as 4 quarters:

• morning
• midday
• afternoon
• evening

If you blow one quarter, just get back on track for the next one.

Fail small, not big.”

– Gretchen Rubin

Keeping your Cool

If someone insults you during a meeting, pretend like you didn’t hear them the first time.

Politely ask them to repeat themselves.

They’ll either repeat the insult and look rude or realize their mistake and apologize.

Venting at Work

Be careful who you vent to at work.

Just because they listen, it doesn’t mean that they are your friend or have your best interests at heart.

Free Software

If you ever want software online for free, don’t search for “free”.

Search for “open source” to avoid limited trial versions and malware.

“e.g.” and “i.e.” are not the same

e.g. = for example

i.e. = in other words

Email Address Hack

• Add “+1”, “+2” before the @ in your email address

• Websites will register it as a new email but still send mail to your normal address

Makes organizing accounts or free trials easy.


Primary: Bob@gmail(dot)com


On Arguments

“What proof would it take to change your mind?”

If they can’t give you an answer, then stop wasting your time.

Anger and Mistakes

Getting angry at people for making mistakes doesn’t teach them not to make mistakes.

It teaches them to hide their mistakes.

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Sources: Chris Hladczuk | Twitter 
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