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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.

\#1

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

\#2

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

\#3

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

\#4

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

\#5

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.

\#7

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

\#8

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

\#9

Grape juice can be used to relieve severe migraines.

\#10

Ballon ping pong...

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\#11

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

\#12

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.

\#13

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

\#14

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

\#15

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

\#16

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

\#17

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

\#18

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

\#19

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

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Michael Keys has more than 10 years´ experience in online media and press journalism.