Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay

Here are a few shortcuts that will save your life: CTRL + C, CTRL + X, and CTRL + V. If you're on a Mac, that's Command + C, Command + X, and Command + V.

All I've given you are the steps to copy, cut, and paste. Do you know how much time you'll save now? And do you know how many people I've met over the years who don't know about these and still think that they have to right-click? You're welcome.

There are all sorts of little tips, tricks, and lessons that will help you get through life much easier, as we were so keenly reminded by Redditor louseweasley, who asked the online community,

"What is a simple thing everyone should know?"

"That you'd not be so worried..."

"That you'd not be so worried about what other people think of you if you'd realize how little time other people spend thinking about you."

clangbufm

This is certainly true! It makes your life so much easier––and you can stop fretting!

"Going to therapy..."

"Going to therapy is more like getting a gym membership than taking a car to a mechanic. You get out the work you put in."

SheepRSA

An excellent analogy. The more you make use of those muscles, the better off you'll be.

"If you paid..."

"If you paid hard-earned money to sit in a dark room and watch a movie with a number of other people that did the same, be an example and shut the f**k up."

torchalive

"Offering solutions..."

"If someone's answer is "no" followed by an excuse, especially one containing a problem, the answer is no and the excuse is an attempt to spare your feelings. Offering solutions to the problem or minimizing it is not going to score you any points."

Cobclob

"You aren't entitled..."

"Respect is a mutual thing. A give and receive thing. You aren't entitled to receive it from anyone if you're not giving it in return."

NecessaryAd-3576

That is correct. This was especially hard for me to accept when I was younger and dealing with adults who insisted that they should receive respect by default. They were wrong, of course.

"It's okay..."

"It's okay to cut toxic people out of your life, even if they're family."

AliciaNoedel

People Share Their Best 'Whoa, It Worked' Moments | George Takei’s Oh Myyy

"One single word..."

"Choose your words carefully. Whether it's during a fight with a SO or family member, a job interview or just something basic like asking somebody out. One single word could make all the difference in the world."

BurghFinsFans

"When you're at a party..."

"When you're at a party (this is assuming you have friends and are sociable) and you spill red wine or whatever other beverage on the carpet, do not fret. Quickly grab a glass of warm water and a towel. Pour the water directly on the spill. Next, place the towel onto the spill, DO NOT RUB THE STAIN IN!!! Simply step on the towel and walk back and forth for about 10-15 seconds. The towel will soak up the water and the spilled beverage and there will be virtually no stain left behind."

richesdangerous

Now if only I had known this the last time I was at an event and spilled some wine! (I'm a known klutz.)

"If you have an argument..."

"If you have an argument with your significant other, be sure to attack the problem, not each other."

mudhotel

"If you don't have an extinguisher..."

"Never try to put out a grease fire with water. Grease floats on water: that just spreads the fire.

A fire extinguisher is good. If you don't have an extinguisher then throw baking soda on the grease fire. Baking soda is inexpensive and has a lot of other uses (baking, cleaning). It's always worthwhile to have a box of baking soda."

doublestitch

Do you feel like a more functional adult now? Good! Well, get ready: You'll learn more and more endless tricks of the trade to make your life easier the longer you stick around. It never ends and you know what? That's a great thing.

Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!


Want to "know" more? Never miss another big, odd, funny, or heartbreaking moment again. Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay

As if being a mom isn't hard enough, why does society want to heap on more stress. Women who can breastfeed need to be able to breastfeed. They need to do it whenever and wherever.

This has been a contentious, dramatic issue for generations. Some people just can't handle a boob out in public. A boob that is nourishing a child, I might add. When you're hungry, you don't want to wait, so why should a mom, make her baby wait until a more "appropriate" time?

God grow up.

Redditor u/Brace4Landing wanted to chat about what women have to do what they do, by asking:

What are your thoughts about women breastfeeding openly in restaurants?
Keep reading... Show less

Our society has a lot of strange ideas about masculinity. In fact, we have such a string of contradicting and misleading pieces of information on how a man "should" act that it has created a very emotionally stunted pool of men in the United States.

And it's usually traits that differ from this path of "most masculine" that, ironically, make us appealing to potential mates. When people look for a partner, they usually look for some preliminary signs of who that person is, and these are some of the traits that most stuck out upon first impression.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay

Have you ever found yourself handing over some hard-earned money while wondering "why am I even paying for this?"

There are some things that absolutely should be "free" - or at least not an extra fee on top of some already-paid money. So let's talk about them.

Keep reading... Show less
Jana Sabeth/Unsplash

Generations are sometimes a little confusing. What makes up a generation? Is it their ages or year they were born? Is it what was happening politically during the formative years? Is it the economic landscape that either afforded or denied certain life expectations? Maybe it's the technology that they had access to.

According to the Pew Research Center, it's all of these things and more. All of these factors can influence a generations understanding of the world and ultimately their thoughts as the move through it.

Depending on what generation you're from, you might have seen the drastic shift from records to CDs to Spotify, from payphones and landlines to cellphones.

Marked by technology and pop culture references, the older generations might actually look to Gen Z, the iGen, with pitty for never truly understanding the struggle of walking to school up hill both ways.

What are the struggles of the past that young people today really won't understand unless they were there to experience it? We went to Ask Reddit to find out.

Keep reading... Show less