People Point Out The Things We're All Doing Wrong Without Knowing It
People Point Out The Things We're All Doing Wrong Without Knowing It[rebelmouse-image 18360074 is_animated_gif=
_None of us are perfect... well some of us are and everyone else tries to be, which, is a ridiculously tall life order. Sometimes people do the smallest things incorrectly. The good thing is that there are ways to perfect everyday life and Lord knows there are an abundance of people who want to tell others when they're doing something wrong. _
Redditor __pretendstoknow _asked a question about life... *_What is something that most people don't realize they are doing wrong?*
KEEP A SMOOTH RIDE.
When going around a corner or curve in a car, you should be coasting or accelerating, not braking. The braking should occur as your are approaching the turn. Braking while in a turn is dangerous as you can more easily lose traction.
DON'T PICNIC IN CHAOS.[rebelmouse-image 18360075 is_animated_gif=
Putting out a buffet at a picnic or potluck. The plates should go at the beginning, but the silverware and napkins should go at the end. That way you don't have to carry them as you go through the line.
NOT SO BRIGHT!![rebelmouse-image 18360076 is_animated_gif=
Driving with brights on when there is oncoming traffic.
Also: people who don't have headlamp washers who drive with their high-beams on because their headlights are covered in road salt. Go get your car washed.
THE OFFICE CAN BE A DANGEROUS PLACE.[rebelmouse-image 18350316 is_animated_gif=
_Typing, and working on computers in general. People have the wrong posture when sitting at their desks, monitors are positioned wrong and with improper settings, people don't get up for frequent breaks, don't stretch their muscles. _
Headaches, carpal tunnel, bad backs, blood clots, these can all be caused just by everyday office work.
HUSH![rebelmouse-image 18360077 is_animated_gif=
Listening. If someone is venting or talking about something personal people tend to respond the moment there is any sort of "awkward silence." Let the silence linger. In my experience, the part they really want you to listen to is after that silence.
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Leaving the tack in your jacket or skirt split. That little "X" of thread is there to keep the garment looking nice on the rack. You're meant to cut it out when you get home.
PUT SOME MUSCLE INTO IT.[rebelmouse-image 18980004 is_animated_gif=
Using rowing machines at the gym. The proper way to is not intuitive and mostly uses your legs. Your arms should not bend while your legs are still bent. Everyone looks like they are trying to do the fastest arm workout ever, but if you do it right, it's great for your legs and back too.
TRY NOT OT LOSE A FINGER.[rebelmouse-image 18977934 is_animated_gif=
Handling kitchen knives.
- Don't try to grab them midair if you drop them
- Don't leave in a sink full of water
- Don't put them in the dishwasher
- Make sure they are sharp
- Should be honed before use
WORKOUT SMART AND HARD.[rebelmouse-image 18980005 is_animated_gif=
A lot of young men who start lifting are too focused on the numbers and they aren't thinking about their form. They may be putting up high numbers but they aren't training optimally and are actually cheating themselves out of real gains. They're playing an imaginary game with the brain at their body's expense strangely enough.
PIZZA ISN'T YOUR BESTIE.[rebelmouse-image 18349654 is_animated_gif=
Eating "healthy." Just because you skipped breakfast doesn't mean pizza for lunch is now healthy.
AT LEAST DON'T CHUG FROM THE BOTTLE.[rebelmouse-image 18980007 is_animated_gif=
Holding a wine glass. You're supposed to hold it by the stem. People commonly hold it by the bowl because they think it looks more fancy. They're just heating up the wine with their hand.
Also wine related, a rule of thumb is to pour the wine in the glass up until the glass curves inward.
Source: I took a Wine Appreciation elective in college. Best college class ever.
WE'RE NOT MIND READERS![rebelmouse-image 18980009 is_animated_gif=
Driving without using their indicators - drives me bloody crazy!
TIGHTEN YOUR RIVETS![rebelmouse-image 18980010 is_animated_gif=
Wearing backpack straps so loosely that the weight is down at your butt. Tighten those straps! the weight should be higher on your back. You may not notice it, but it is damaging your back.
Tighten those straps. Within a week or two you will notice a difference. Guaranteed.
RINSE AND REPEAT.[rebelmouse-image 18980011 is_animated_gif=
Until I was about 19 I always washed my body first and then shampoo my hair.. never thought the order of operations mattered much.
KNOW HOW TO COLLECT YOUR POWERS.[rebelmouse-image 18980012 is_animated_gif=
Connecting jumper cables. People always connect them to both terminals of both batteries and don't pay attention to the order they're connected. This can cause a surge and blow your car's ECM (basically, the computer brain of the car).
The correct order to connect the wires is:
1) Connect the positive terminal of the dead battery
2) Connect the positive terminal on the donor battery
3) Connect the negative terminal on the donor battery
4) Connect the final lead to a grounded location on the dead vehicle. (An unpainted surface on the engine block is preferred, but on the body will work)
SIT ACCORDINGLY![rebelmouse-image 18980013 is_animated_gif=
Sitting on the toilet the wrong way.
KEEP IT SIMPLE.[rebelmouse-image 18980014 is_animated_gif=
Thinking. And while that sounds like a joke or a dig, it isn't. We humans are notorious for believing we think clearly and logically but instead have a whole host of common cognitive and logical issues that take serious effort to combat and avoid. Most aren't even aware, and many wouldn't want to expend the effort.
MILITARY CORNERS ALWAYS![rebelmouse-image 18980015 is_animated_gif=
People put bed linens away wrong. Put the sheet, fitted sheet and matching pillow case into the other pillow case. It keeps the matching linens together so you only have to grab one thing plus it helps keep the linen closet tidy.
DISPOSE OF WASTE WITH CARE.[rebelmouse-image 18980016 is_animated_gif=
The garbage disposal in your sink is not there to grind up whatever leftover food you dump in it. It is there to protect your plumbing by grinding up the inevitable SMALL pieces of food that get washed down the drain as you do dishes. It is not designed to handle large amounts, and most failures are caused by people misusing it. Scrape the food into the garbage can, folks.
SAVE THE TOMATOES!![rebelmouse-image 18980017 is_animated_gif=
Don't refrigerate your tomatoes. You're sucking all the taste out of them. Store them on the cool, shady counter. And for heaven's sake, don't sit them on their rear! Put them stem-side down to minimize bruising- the back end is way easier to damage.
OR MAYBE WE'RE ALL GOOD!![rebelmouse-image 18980018 is_animated_gif=
_What's wrong? Nothing. You're all doing your best _
H/T : REDDIT
People Break Down The Most Beautiful Places To Visit In The United States
America the beautiful.
So much to see. So much to experience.
Just because we don't have exotic oceans and ancient history doesn't mean there isn't majesty to take in.
There are many vacations to put together.
And now we don't have to use a paper map to plan.
Our apps and GPS have it all planned out.
Redditor driedkitten wanted to compare notes about the greatest ways to see the USA, so they asked:
"Where is the most beautiful place in the United States?"
So far the cliffs of California is my favorite part of the US.
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"Subjective of course, but Crater Lake is certainly a sight to behold."
"My home state of Oregon is full of beautiful places, South Umpqua falls, Illinois River, and Multnomah falls. Are some favorites."
"A tie for Acadia, Hoh rainforest, and Rainier in the fall."
"I was going to say Acadia. It's very underrated for some reason. My mom's friend by coincidence ended up being my English professor in college and we went on a trip to see family in ME. We stopped at Acadia for a day and she said it reminded her a lot of her visit to Greece."
"Hoh rainforest is absolutely devastatingly beautiful. Hiked the whole Hoh river trail when I was 17 and it's still near the top of the list for my favorite things I've ever done."
"Glacier national park. I was continuously in awe that the place was real life."
"The vistas of this road, on a motorcycle, were beyond breathtaking to experience. Would 100% do it again. Being on a bike allowed for stops at the waterfalls where there was no room for vehicles to pull over, and the views from the tunnels under the road were supernatural."
The Road Ahead
"There is a stretch of the Navajo reservation where there is no cell service, AM or FM radio reception. The road stretches before you for miles surrounded by red rocks touching blue sky. The buzzing undercurrent of modern connectivity fades away and your brain can be truly still."
"We did a little unscheduled off-roading in that area when we came to a road closed barrier. A Navajo couple pulled up alongside us while we pondered the dirt road heading roughly in the direction we wanted to go and assured us it was passable. Really lonely place... but wonderful."
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"If I stand right at the doorjamb of my front door on a clear day, I have a beautiful view. I owned this house for 15 years before I figured that out. You can't see it from any other position in the doorway, or if you're outside."
Mountains are hot. That is all.
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"Depends on what you’re looking for. The United States is a big place."
"For me - Hawaii is hard to beat."
"Zion National Park is the most well-known place in Utah. But my entire state is an outdoorsman's paradise. LOTs of beautiful scenery in both the northern and southern parts of the state."
"Totally!!! And it’s very different. I personally prefer Southern Utah because the red rocks make me feel like I’m on Mars. But I grew up in the salt lake valley, so the mountains lost a lot of their majesty. But if I’m being honest, I miss them terribly."
Smell the old growth
"I’m incredibly biased, but the most beautiful place is the California redwoods. Drive up 101, and then detour towards Petrolia. There is absolutely nothing like it. Roll down your windows and drive 35mph. Smell the old growth. Stop at the pull out. Take a small hike. It’s worth it."
"Yes, 100%. My brother lives in McKinleyville and I am going to see him the end of April. Can't wait. It's my happy place. They are like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls... you have to see them to believe them. Those redwoods are something else!"
"Yosemite! You drive thru the tunnel and come out the other side. Looks like heaven/Utopia."
"Did a hike in Yosemite on January 1 last year. A spectacular way to start the year. I had seen photos of it, seen it in movies, watched countless videos on Youtube about it but -nothing- prepares you for the sight of El Cap as you turn that corner. I was very nearly moved to tears."
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"The Shenandoah Valley. Its an amazing place if you're an outdoorsman. Hiking, fishing, hunting, bird watching, camping."
All the wonders of the world. I may have to check all of these out.
What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below.
Humans really know how to waste a buck... or millions.
We spend so much on superfluous items it's ridiculous.
Do we need ten of these?
Gym memberships can be hundreds of dollars a month yet there are DVDs and apps that show you cheaper ways to do it from home.
Life doesn't have to cost this much.
Redditor bluscorp91 wanted to hear about the things we really need to financially evaluate, so they asked:
"Which everyday item do people waste too much money on?"
I waste on takeout. I can't help it. I'm me.
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"If you have safe tap water witch most people in Europe, Australia, and US/Canada has you can save thousands on water. One gallon costs under a dollar from the tap, and one gallon from the store will cost 5 dollars or more."
Tea at Home
"What I don’t get is how people have TIME for that in the morning."
"There’s a coffee stand place by me that consistently has a huge line that sometimes blocks traffic. The few times I have been there on days off I have waited over 20 mins and that wasn’t even during rush hour."
"Like who has time to spend 20-40 mins before work in line getting coffee?!?"
"The skins are cool as sh*t, I'll admit it, but damn, $20 per skin? People are out here claiming it's fine because it's a free game, but $20 per skin means if you have 3 skins, you could've gotten a completely different game all together. And most kids have hundreds of skins. My coworkers son spends all of his allowance, Christmas, and birthday money on Fortnite skins."
"He's claimed that his son has spent over $1200 on Fortnite. That's f**king insane."
"My buddies are full grown men and they buy like one skin ever 4-5 days, it's crazy. They spend anywhere from $80-$120 a month on Fortnite. I literally don't understand at all. It's an entire bill to pay every month. I play it with them from time to time and only have like three skins. I still feel like I spent too much on that."
"Cars. I don't know how so many people can afford the mortgage on cars that cost twice the average annual salary around here. And they are legion."
"If you want to save money, you drive a 10+ year old beater. It is paid for, you will have to repair it every year for a couple of hundred bucks, but the cost per mile is a fraction of that for a new Polestar 2 or Volvo XC60."
"I'm guessing I am seeing the caste that lucked out on the housing market."
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"10 bucks a month is worth it."
"Netflix prime Hulu, Appletv, Disney+ and all that crap that we can just find free on the internet free. Hell no I'm not paying for 100 different subscription services."
There are way too many options. YouTube is cheaper.
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"My Family spends A LOT of money on milk, since my entire family drink like 2 bottles a day total. Not with coffee or anything, just plain milk."
All that milk... I hope they change the flavors.
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"Buying alcohol at the bars. Seriously, downtown Chicago, 'Can I please have 2 rum & cokes and a Bud Light?'"
"'Ok that will be $35.'"
"Forget that mess."
A Communication Must
"I'm going to disagree since you left your reply so basic. Now if you buy the newest phone at launch, and repeat that every new release, yes that is wasteful. I bought a 1 year old model 4 years ago and it's still fine. If it turned into a brick tonight, I would drop like $800 on a 1 year old model and be good for several more years. That isn't wasteful."
Need a Roof
"If our economy wasn't trash right now, I'd say buy your own place. I rented for 3 months then bought... renting is like flushing your money and any potential home equity (God I hate that word these days) down the toilet."
"It’s too expensive but unless you’re living outside your means the money is not wasted. Shelter is pretty important, it’s right up there with food and water."
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"Toilet paper. Wash your butt with water, and you can save tons of toilet paper."
"Never could understand what it is with toilets with nowhere to wash, and walking around with chocolate caked holes."
Next Day Problems
"Surprised no one else has said this. Throwing away left over food instead of eating it later. I've worked in the restaurant industry for years and it's appalling the amount of food that gets thrown away that would be perfectly fine the next day. I constantly pack my leftovers and eat them for lunch."
We really need to evaluate our spending.
People Explain Which Things They Couldn't Live Without Once They Tried Them
They say ignorance is bliss, and there is truth to that statement.
Whether it involves trying a new fashion fad, type of food, or starting a new activity that spikes your endorphins, it's to go back to the way things were prior to experiencing them.
It's like opening Pandora's Box. The joy of discovery is exciting, but it also has the potential to consume you.
Curious to hear from strangers online who were unable to get the toothpaste back into the tube, Redditor Kapuishon88 asked:
"What’s something you can’t live without once you’ve tried it?"
Computer-related activity is addictive.
"Started in 1983 before I had reliable memories of anything. It's been a daily obsession since then."
"Original Zelda. Level 1. 32 years ago. Resistance was futile."
Opening Up The Periphery
"A second monitor."
The following involve the things that make life easier.
"For me it’s noise canceling headphones."
"A decent income."
Preference For The Dark
"Blackout curtains for me. The noise-cancelling headphones of light."
"Quality underwear / socks."
It's a hygienic thing.
The Perfect Backsplash
"Was gonna say the same. I explain to people that once you use one, you'll feel like a peasent when you wipe your a** with TP."
"Baby wipes. Damn, they are good at cleaning up so many things! The kids are 10 and 15 now and we still buy them by the case. Clean the counters, clean your shoes, get stains out of your clothes, bring them with you when you go eat ribs. Better than a napkin. Clean the table. Clean the desk. Clean the island. Wipe up the spill."
I have to agree about bidets being a life-changing discovery.
Ever since I was a kid going to visit my relatives in Japan and noticing virtually every toilet having a built-in spray 'n wash button, I was like, "Why doesn't America have these wondrous devices installed in every toilet?"
Not only is it super satisfying, it saves trees.
Most of us love animals and take stock of other people's pets. Some people have a better chance of remembering another person's pet's name than the person themselves.
Part of that allure has to do with the fun and creative names that many people come up with for their pets.
The Redditor, who has since deleted their account, asked:
"What is the best pet's name you've ever heard?"
The Autobots Would Be Proud
"I had a friend once who had a bunny named Hoptimus Prime."
Extra Hoppy Beer
"I live in northern Colorado which has a pretty big craft beer scene. One of our biggest and most popular breweries is Odell Brewing."
"One of my coworkers named her dog Odell because he had three legs which, in her words, made him extra hoppy."
At the Race Track
"I once heard of a race horse named Thunderbritches!"
From the 'Tragedy of Julius Caesar'
"I had a friend who had a 14-foot python as a pet named Julius Squeezer."
An Ode to Eminem
"My wife's fish was named Swim Shady."
Such a Giant, Cuddly Dog
"An Old English Sheepdog named 'Woolly.'"
Not Like the Movies
"My cat's name, he's named 'Gremlin'."
"A lot of people believe the movies were the inspiration, I just wanted to give my cat a weird but cute name."
What a Tongue-Twister
"My guinea pig was Wanda Wilhelmina Wobblebottom."
Tiny But Mighty
"A Redditor once posted a photo of their little, black kitten named Admiral Anchovies."
"That is all."
"A little pug named Barbecue, or perhaps a corgi mutt with eyebrows named Party Time."
Adorable Stage Names
"I still love the name Kitty Purry (Katy Perry's cat)."
"Someone in the 'backyardchickens' subReddit named one of their girls Attila the Hen."
A Name Upgrade
"A friend of a friend had a cat named Snack."
"Eventually, Snack had a few too many snacks, and they started calling him Meal."
Sounds Like a Big Boy
"A French bulldog called Tankerbell."
A Fair Question
"Between Chairman Meow and Benito Meowsolini, uh, there are a lotta cats with dictator names. What's next, Meowseph Stalin? Kitler?"
"Then again, cats are all wannabe dictators..."
Not only are some of these names hilarious, but these pet owners were on high creative alert when they named their furry loved ones.