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People have told me this is a stupid tip. They say it’s obvious. If it’s so obvious how come every girl I’ve ever been with has always done it wrong? How come all of the promotional materials put out by lingerie brands have it this way? Well “experienced” people tell me they advertisements do it this way because they want to show off the lingerie. BULLSHIT! This is secret technology I am bringing to you exclusively.

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Just because that is how you are “supposed” to do it doesn’t mean it’s the best way. I offer you a better way! Instead of putting on underwear and then putting garters over them, reverse it. Put the garters on first, then put the underwear on over them. Just try it people!


  • 1. Use your phone as an alarm clock.

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    I can’t imagine someone is such a heavy sleeper that they can sleep through a max-volume alarm right next to their head. If you really have a problem that serious, I recommend hooking your phone to a set of speakers and really blasting yourself.

  • 2. Or even as speakers

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    This actually does work. Putting your phone into a cup or bowl will amplify the sound A LITTLE BIT. It’s hardly what you need for a party.

  • 3. Ditch the coffee, eat an apple instead.

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    This is such a stupid thing to even say. I love the condescending little “true story” at the end. Wow thanks so much for telling me a piece of healthy fruit is better than a cup of coffee. How do they even quantify more “wake-up?” Based on what?

  • 4. This actually works.

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    This does work, but if you are letting your pasta boil over you are an amateur.

  • 5. Because your friends are gypsies.

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    It’s a decent hack. You can then store your photos in Google Drive or Evernote with a tag like “lending” or something.

  • 6. Want to look good for the interview? Do this.

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    There are two easy ways to make steam in your house. One of them is putting a shirt over your stove with several pots of water boiling below over open flame. The other is to hang it in your bathroom during a hot shower. I’ll let you decide which is smarter.

  • 7. Prevent your trash bag from leaking.

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    You shouldn’t be putting wet things into your trash bag unless you plan to take it out right away. However since the paper is laying around anyway, and it’s already trash, this is smart.

  • 8. Use velcro for your remotes.

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    I almost fell for this. I thought “finally a way to keep all my remotes organized!” Don’t be fooled, this does nothing. The reason you (and I) constantly lose the remote is because we put it somewhere stupid. If you could just remember to always place it back on the coffee table you would never lose it. Now you just need to remember to put it on the velcro? No help.

  • 9. Want only egg whites? Use a water bottle.

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    I don’t need to separate my eggs ever so maybe this hack just isn’t for me. Who is separating so many eggs they need a better way to do it? Is it really that hard? Are you supposed to save that bottle as your designated egg separator for your breakfast each morning? Doesn’t it get gross? Who can answer my questions!?

  • 10. The STRAWberry trick.

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    “Straw” berry … get it?

  • 11. Hate putting together furniture? Check out SmartDeco instead.

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    This is just a commercial for the website’s own product. I don’t know how good this cardboard furniture is, but it sure as hell isn’t a life hack.

  • 12. Don’t burn yourself!

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    Spaghetti burns slowly. Who knew?

  • 13. Ever put a water bottle in the freezer just to have it freeze solid?

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    The first exceptional life hack! Great way to keep ice water cold for a long time.

  • 14. Do this to chill your drink fast.

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    I have never tried this, and the reports I have heart are inconclusive.

  • 15. Use Pringles cans for storing spaghetti.

    What can I ever say about this nonsense? If your cat ate a whole in the bottom of your spaghetti box and you really need a backup container, this might be the hack for you. If you are intentionally moving pasta out of a perfectly good box … you need a lobotomy.

  • 16. Microwave your leftovers the right way.

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    I think most modern microwaves have less issues with uneven heating. I think the big issue is to make all of the food even, as in, not deep in the middle and shallow on the sides. This might still be useful though.

  • 17. How to make the perfect sandwich.

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    I do this all the time and it works!

  • 18. How to tell if your avocado is ripe.

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    The only important thing you need to know about an avocado is when it isn’t ripe enough. Everything else is stupid because you are either eating it, or tossing it. If you get LUCKY and catch it right on the day it’s ripe, you win. Every other time you lose. Fail.

    Honestly it isn’t that hard to just know when your avocado is ready by look or feel. Just stop being such an neophyte.

    I think my favorite part of this image is how the individual photos aren’t even aligned properly. The creator just couldn’t be to align them in his rush to share this gem with the world.

  • 19. Do this next time when you’re trying microwave multiple things at once.

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    If this is common enough that you need a life hack to manage it. Buy a bigger microwave it’s like $100.

  • 20. Lose an earring?

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    If you are planning on vacuuming the entire floor with this contraption, you could probably find the erring with your eyeballs just as easily. This would be useful if the erring is in a place you just can’t quite reach, and you need a boost.

  • 21. Use duct tape to open up those tight lids.

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    It’s only a jar. Use your hand.

  • 22. The acidity in Coke can come in useful.

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    I can’t imagine a toilet that is so in need of emergency cleaning that you don’t have time to take a trip to the store to get an actual cleaner. On top of that, I highly doubt this works… But who am I to talk, I am just a dork.

  • 23. The ultimate space saving trick.

    There is a video, but I am not even going to link it here. The “hack” to save space is to build some sort of contraption that hides your computer under your bed. Like I always say, it isn’t a life hack if you need to bring out a toolbox and learn to be a carpenter.

I wanted to automate the process of posting the same tweet multiple times over the course of one or more days. Took some effort, but I figured out a seemingly perfect solution. I’ll save the explanation of why for the end because if you found this post, you probably already have a good idea of why you want to duplicate your own tweets. Let’s get to it. To start, make sure you have accounts on Twitter, Buffer and IFTTT.

IFTTT -> Buffer

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“If new tweet by @lexkrasny with hashtag #retweet, then add to Twitter Buffer lexKrasny”

Pretty self-explanatory but there are a few quirks. If you are particularly astute you might be saying:

“Wait a second… wouldn’t this create and infinite loop where the system keeps retweeting the tweet with #retweet in it over and over?”

You are correct, the loop must be broken. When you build the “then” element you have a choice to remove the hashtag.

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Now anytime you add #retweet to a tweet, IFTTT will add that same tweet into your buffer and remove #retweet. You are now officially doubling all of your tagged tweets and utilizing your buffer schedule to scatter them.

Using #retweet in your tweets has been shown to actually help with retweets so it isn’t as stupid as it looks. However you don’t have to use that hashtag (although it is a good one) feel free to choose whatever feels best, or even a bunch of them! Personally I use three different hashtags: #retweet, #goodread and #awesome.

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There is another quirk you need to be aware of before we are all done. Buffer uses it’s own link shortener buff.ly to shorten links. This only becomes a problem when you post a picture. If you post a picture tweet Buffer does not shorten and lets Twitter handle the picture. This is great because if twitter sees an image link it knows it can display it in the stream like this:

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This tweet actually has 2 links, a buff.ly link and a pic.twitter.com link. You will also notice this tweet has my #retweet trigger. When this tweet launched and got re-buffered something annoying happened. Buffer used buff.ly to shorten both links, which means twitter didn’t know the second link was a pic and my tweet just had two buff.ly links.

To solve this issue just turn off Buffer’s link shortener on tweets. Twitter will still shorten all your links, so you don’t need to worry about length. This way, when a photo gets re-buffered it will still be a photo.

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Why Tweet Twice?

Tweets are very timely. If a follower follows 100+ people (which is many of them) it is likely that if they don’t see your tweet right away, they never will; it will simply be buried by other tweets. That is why it’s a good idea to tweet multiple times, even if it is the same tweet. It is likely different followers will see your tweet at 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 6pm.

It has been frequently documented that the more you tweet the better, even if all of the tweets aren’t fresh. I realize my method only duplicates your tweets one extra time. I feel this is the best method to balance convenience and control. If you want to do more you can by doing the following:

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When setting the Buffer parameter you can enter another unique hashtag, in this case #ploxxor, and then simply make another recipe that triggers on that hashtag. You can repeat that as many times as you want. As long as you eventually terminate the process by having no trigger hashtags go out.

Wont I Annoy People?

The short answer is: probably not.

Let’s say you tweet 10 times, and have all of those tweets repeated at a tweet-rate of 5 per day using buffer. That means users who saw your first tweet at 2pm on Monday won’t see that same tweets until 2pm on Wednesday.

Will that be annoying for them? Doubtful, they probably won’t even realize it’s the same tweet! Additionally, if they saw the tweet on Monday but didn’t have time to click the link or fully act on it, maybe they do have that time on Wednesday. Or maybe, they simply didn’t see the one on Monday at all and now they have a second chance.

The risk is with users who follow very few people like five or ten. In that case, it’s possible your tweets will overwhelm their feed. However, if you are trying to promote a website, blog, or personal brand, the more exposure you get the better. You will certainly gain more than you lose by tweeting more.

It has been reported many times that you really can’t tweet too much. Anyone who followed you cares about your content and you want to make it as easy as possible for those followers to catch it. This is best accomplished by tweeted often.

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