Life Skills: You're Probably Doing These 13 Things Wrong
1. Drying off your hands
You don't need more than one paper towel to get the job done. Grab one, fold in half length-wise and voila. The double layers allow the water to go between the two layers instead of back onto your hands.
While Westerners laugh at the idea of people in other parts of there country squatting into toilets, apparently it's the right way to do it, and according to many studies, our method is actually bad for the bowels. Try using a step stool to get this crouched shape.
3. Adjusting your car's rear-view mirrors
Typically, you adjust your side mirrors to show just a little bit of your car, but this is wrong. Turn your mirrors until your car JUST disappears from your view.
4. Peeling potatoes
Say goodbye to your potato peeler. All you have to do is boil them first, then put into super cold water for five seconds. The skins will slide right off, leaving you amazed ... and with all this free time!
5. Cracking eggs
When you crack eggs on the side of the bowl you allow for the shell to enter your soon to be scramble. Make sure to crack them on the counter or cutting board, and then use both of your hands to pull the sides apart.
Unless you like the thought of particles and germs from your poop flying up onto your body and your surroundings (hello contaminated toothbrush), close the lid before you pull the handle.
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7. Eating pizza
Hate when you put a piece of pizza to your mouth only to have half of the hot stuff fall off and burn your skin and end up on the floor? All you need to do is fold the pizza just enough to create a U shape.
8. Opening up stubborn plastic packaging
While scissors initially seem like a good solution, blister packages are stubborn and just leave you sweating with frustration. All you need to do is use a can opener.
9. Pouring liquid from a carton
That messy splash that seems inevitable when pouring from a carton can actually be avoided. All you have to do is turn the carton upside down and hold the flap down. Enjoy your smooth pour!
10. Unloading soda cans into the fridge
Sick of putting each soda (or beer) into the fridge one by one? You can avoid this by opening both sides, putting the box inside, and using your hand to push the cans to the back until they form into a nice, neat stack sans box in the fridge.
11. Holding a burger in your hands
Your pinkies are the secret weapon to ensuring none of your innards fall out. Even scientists concur that this is the best method!
12. Drying your cups and bowls
Putting your dishes upside down allows the water to exit the inside of the glass, but where can it go? Nowhere. The result can be an unpleasant mildewy smell. All you have to do is put cups and bowls face up. For wine glasses, lay on their sides.
Don't try to trick your mouth into becoming an instrument. Use certain words and phrases repetitively to get the job done.“Baboons and Pigs” and “Bouncing Cats” are great options.