20 Practical life hacks that'll change the way you live forever

We were taught from an early age that cutting corners was not the way to do things. But age, a pinch of wisdom and a large mortgage has taught us that there's no one way of doing things. Take delight by cutting a few corners in life with these great life tips.


You can give yourself a back massage and stop tension using a tennis ball.


Eliminate stress and headaches in five minutes by resting in this position.


Microwaving lemons and certain other fruits for 15 seconds can double the juice you get from them!


Sitting on a medicine ball instead of a chair while doing work can improve your focus and concentration by 50%.


If you're stuck in stop-and-go traffic, pick one lane and stick to it. Constantly switching lanes makes the traffic worse.

\#6 Electricity free fridge

Take a smaller pot and put it in a bigger pot. Fill the space that is between them with wet sand and cover the top with a wet cloth. When the water evaporates it pulls the heat with it making the inside cold... very useful knowledge if you lose power in the summer.


Suffering from acne? It could be your pillow case that's the problem. Sleeping on a fresh one every night will usually help.


Eating onions makes your hair grow faster and also makes it stronger.


Grape juice can be used to relieve severe migraines.


Ballon ping pong...

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Take a picture of your fridge and you'll never struggle to remember what to buy.


Put a bar of unopened soap or two in the drawers you use to store your clothes. Your clothes will always smell extra fresh and nice.


If you're insomniac, have a glass of raw lemon juice or a spoon of honey before sleeping. This will improve your sleep!


If you are uncomfortable or unsure of what to do when dealing with rowdy children take a step back and think of them as tiny drunk people


Ketchup can be used to clean copper pots and pans. The acid in ketchup removes tarnish and brings out the shine.


Turning of the flash on your phone's camera can extend your battery life even when you're not actually using the camera app.


Kids fall out of bed? 1 fitted sheet plus a 1 pool noddle (or yoga mat).


What to do if you're choking and no one is around.


It has been proven that peppermint stimulates brian activity and makes you concentrate better.

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