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You've probably seen motivational quotes shared around on your aunt's social media. Next to pictures of cats and political slams featuring the Minions, inspirational quotes might be the third most popular thing to post about. There's simple elegance in quotes that push you forward and teach you to try hard when you feel like giving up. The only thing is to let your mind open up a bit to let the wisdom in.


Reddit user, u/rinxminx, wanted to know what wonderful bits should be held onto when they asked:

What's a quote that's always stuck with you ?

When's The Best Time To Start?

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A year from now, you'll wish you started today.

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I like a similar one: "the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is now."

Maddie-Moo

Show The World You Smile

"And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"

-Kurt Vonnegut

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Anger =/= Less Love

"Just because you're angry with someone you love, doesn't mean you love that person any less."

-My dad

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Guess Who Gets To Write The History?

"History is filled with liars. If he lives, and we die, his truth becomes written - and ours is lost."

- Captain Price (modern warfare 2)

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There is an African Proverb: "Until the lion learns to write, all stories will glorify the hunter"

And from battlefield 3 (sorry if I paraphrase, I can't remember the exact quote): "History is determined by the motherf-cking victor"

Mad-Man-Josh

What Comes To Mind First?

The first thought that goes through your mind is what you're conditioned to think.

What comes next defines who you are.

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That ties in nicely with what my high school chemistry teacher taught, which is that when you're doing multiple choice, your first guess straight from your gut is usually the correct one. If you've studied, that's like conditioning your mind.

And this is also why I found it so troubling when I had to study for and pass an ethics exam to get my professional license. My gut responses were not actually the ethical choices. :( Really made me think about my life there.

angeliqu

Captain Kirk FTW

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life."

~ Jean-Luc Picard

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Be Better

"You need to be better. You are all the things that are wrong with you. It's not the drinking or the drugs or your childhood. It's you. Alright? It's. You."

- Todd, Bojack Horseman

Evanthekid16

Here's 2 For You

I got 2 actually

isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes... but when we look back, everything is different

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

isaacccman

Age Is A Gift

Do not regret growing older, it's a privilege denied to many.

SociallyAwkwardOwl

My best friend and I were in an accident 12 years ago and he passed away at the age of 20. This saying has always had a big impact on my Outlook ever since that day.

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What If There Are No Gods?

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Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

Marcus Aurelius

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Lifehacks, if applied properly, can really change the course of a single household chore.

Chores can really be such a pain to take care of, and nobody wants to do it. But with a little life hack under your belt, you might be able to turn chore time into something a little fun.

u/rat-avec-london asked:

What is a lifehack that seems fake, but is a true lifesaver?

Here were some of those answers.


My Finger, The Glass

If your ring gets stuck on your finger windex will slide it right off. Worked at a jewelry store for five plus years.

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You can also use any oil (cooking, automotive... anything).

You can also reduce the size of your hand (and finger) by holding it up in the air. Chilling your hand in cold water THEN holding it up in the air for a couple minutes whilst rubbing oil &/or dishwashing fluids in there... trifecta of ring removal.

Should work on anyone that just stole Sauron's prize - though biting it off also works, i suppose.

SageSilinous

Multiple Uses

Use shaving cream as anti-fog. I used it on the inside of my motorcycle visor. Smear it on, let it dry, then rinse off and dry. It also works for bathroom mirrors. You can use it on a small spot so you can still see when you get out of the shower.

Caspers_Shadow

Shaving cream also removes the smell of urine. If you ever have to take care of someone who is old and/or sick and who wets the bed, a little shaving cream on a rag wiped over their buttocks after they are thoroughly cleaned up helps them really smell clean again.

It's a bit of a sad tip, I know, but you never know when you might end up caring for someone who needs help with things like this. Nobody wants to smell. A dab of shaving cream to restore a bit of dignity? Priceless.

Gen-Jinjur

Pretty Important For Stage Actors

Every male should know this. If you want to get rid of an awkward boner flex any muscle in your body maybe an arm. For a minute. The blood will rush to that muscle and away from your penis. Crisis averted.

GingerOverseer

These life hacks really don't seem real at all, but if you can swear by them, they can save your life.

Obligatory Poop Hack

I saw a comment on one of these kinda threads that recommended gently rocking back and forth while pooping. I've never had any problems in the bathroom, but I happened to be sitting on the toilet when I read the comment so I decided to give it a test drive. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and effortless the whole experience was and I haven't gone back to my old stationary technique since. As a bonus, #1 and #2 now require the same amount of time in the bathroom!

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It's The Alcohol

If you have funky armpits and need to fix them fast, use hand sanitiser. I figured this out years ago when I remembered that the smell comes from bacteria reactions - which antibacterial hand gel kills stone dead. Instant results and the medical smell lasts only a minute. Don't do this routinely though as it's delicate skin.

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But Hopefully It's Just A Playing Puppy

True lifesaver: if you are ever attacked by a dog, push your forearm INTO the bite. This pries the jaws apart and prevents them from clamping down. If a dog is attacking you, the best thing you can do is offer your forearm, push as far back as possible, and then grab the dog by the scruff of its neck with your other hand to hold it. The dog is now functionally muzzled and you have control of its head. The sooner and harder you push into the bite, the less damage the bite will do.

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Get It Off Anything

That rubbing alcohol removes chewing gum.

I'd go through a 20 layer deep marketing funnel to get to that tip because it really does work.

Also wow! Thank you for all of the awards nice Redditors. I completely forgot I left this comment and came back and my notifications had blown up.

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And previously impossible situations will give way at long last.

Sayonara Capsaicin

Rubbing vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) on your hands after you cut up jalapeños or other hot peppers. It gets rid of the awfulness that would normally be left on your hands from the peppers. I rub my hands with oil and then wash it off with dish soap. I can totally remove my contacts after doing this. It's crazy how well this works.

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Crying Crying

Put your onion in the freezer for 10 minutes before chopping it. It freezes the juices just enough to slow down the process of it turning in to a gas, giving you a few minutes to chop the onion without tears. I learnt this tip from a kid's science show years ago and I haven't had to deal with onion tears since. So many people don't believe me, and then are genuinely surprised when it works.

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Just A Quick Little Base

The cheapest, most effective, and safest insecticide against roaches (especially those huge "water bug" roaches that we have in the South) is a spray bottle of mostly water with just a little liquid dish soap in it.

Shake the bottle & get the water a little foamy, then spray the roaches. They will run, scrabble, and attempt escape, of course, but they will die. The soap film suffocates them faster than any chemicals will.

A friend told me about this, & I thought she was nuts, but I tried it & it works amazingly well. Plus it's very easy to clean up and safe around food (not that you want to spray soapy water ON your food).

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Incorporating any of these lifehacks into your home may make a big difference. You'll never want to turn back.

Or you will, whatever. But they're worth a try!

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