Over 125 Essential Life Hacks Every Human Should Know

Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and tricks can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor knot) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from tumblr and reddit, but we’ve searched through them…

9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of)

Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart. (Often implying you can’t improve) Everyone is “smart” in their own way. (Nonsense, research indicates different “intelligences” often correlate) IQ is all in the genes. (Except IQ changes with age and IQ tests can…

7 Social Hacks For Influencing People

Everyone wants to be an influential person and be accepted and liked among their peers. Try out these 7 social hacks to be more persuasive and get people to like you a more! 1. Whenever someone is angry and confrontational, stand next to them instead of in front of them. You won’t appear as so much…

7 Optical Illusions That Will Blow You Away

1. The tea cups This optical illusion was created by Chris Westall. There is a tea cup on the table, next to which there is a cube with a small cup. However, on closer inspection, we can see that in fact the cube is drawn, and the cups are of the same size. 2. The Leaning Tower Here…

10 Reasons You Aren’t Who You Think You Are

Ask most people to name the universe’s greatest mystery and they’ll probably answer “Donald Trump’s hair.” But for all that it’s fun to make snide remarks about national laughingstocks, the real answer is something far, far stranger—you. Yes, you. Even though you may think you know yourself completely, the truth is that you’ve been sharing…

5 Foods That Are As Addictive As Cocaine

Just looking at a photo of a stack of cookies or freshly baked bread can make your mouth water. Research says simply seeing tempting food releases the chemical dopamine in the brain. The neurotransmitter, often referred to as the “happy hormone,” helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. When you indulge, dopamine levels spike, causing you…

10 Weird Ways Your Brain Is Tricking You

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It informs our decisions, guiding us carefully through the fog that is the world around us . . . except for when it lies to us. You see, our brains are fickle friends and love to play games. Often, what we think is true is actually just our brains messing…