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Thread: The best lifehack

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    Default The best lifehack

    Could've sworn we had a lifehack thread somewhere, but I can't find it, so here it is.

    I frequently use various lifehacks that I can trace back to something I once read on the internet. There are probably hundreds of thousands of pages and videos out there with unreasonably large collections of lifehacks that will, allegedly, change your life. Many of these have indeed made my life a little easier, a little more pleasant and a little more interesting.

    But today I realized which non-psychological lifehack is probably my favorite:

    Use a rubber band or elastic band to get a better grip on a stripped screw, esp for getting it out. No other lifehack I use regularly has an equally satisfying and effective hate-neutralizing effect.

    If you have any such favorite lifehacks, feel free to share
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Use a rubber band or elastic band to get a better grip on a stripped screw, esp for getting it out. No other lifehack I use regularly has an equally satisfying and effective hate-neutralizing effect.
    That is until you snap the head off. Then you're just fucked.

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    There's a lifehack for that too. It involves gin and radical acceptance.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Mineral oil. It can work like WD-40 or Vaseline, but since it isn't a petroleum distillate, it has more safe applications: sharpens knives (with a whet stone), loosens food jar seals, lubricates rubber tracks, removes tacky glue residue, moisturizes wood utensils, is good for dry skin, even serves as a constipation remedy when ingested orally. (It also has abortive potential when ingested in large doses.)

    I've had a hard time finding mineral oil lately but it's always been a reliable "hack".

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGT View Post
    Mineral oil. It can work like WD-40 or Vaseline, but since it isn't a petroleum distillate, it has more safe applications:
    Uhh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil

    Mineral oil is any of various colorless, odorless, light mixtures of higher alkanes from a mineral source, particularly a distillate of petroleum.
    It would be nice if we could get to a place where our community didn’t need a constant stream of fresh corpses to remind it how to behave.

    "Science and faith are fundamentally incompatible, and for precisely the same reason that irrationality and rationality are incompatible. They are different forms of inquiry, with only one, science, equipped to find real truth. And while they may have a dialogue, it's not a constructive one. Science helps religion only by disproving its claims, while religion has nothing to add to science." - J.A.Coyne

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    Good link, turns out it has even more uses! I used the term 'petroleum distillate' improperly so thanks for the correction.

    Olive oil is a pretty good hack, too.

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