Life Hacks That Are So Brilliant You’ll Wonder How You’ve Been Surviving This Long (16 Pics)

In a civilized world with the abundance of taxes, bills and responsibilities, it’s pretty safe to say that life is tough. But there are instances when little things can make life a lot easier or just a lot less stressful.
Whether it be the use of cupcake liners, or baby powder, or an airplane window, these are just a few life hacks that you’ll be glad you learned.
Here are 16 life hacks that will make life a little easier.
Chewing gum has been shown to improve memory. No, this is not some crude April Fool’s joke. In fact, a study conducted by UK psychologists that found that people who chewed gum through tests got better scores.
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The study showed that brain activity in the hippocampus (an important area for memory) increases when people chew. Also, chewing increases our heart rate which increases the efficiency of delivering oxygen to the brain (a cognitive enhancer). These are speculative and no conclusive reason has been provided for why chewing gum increases memory.
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For those of us lacking the ability to carve a swan out of a cucumber, here’s a life hack just to cut some carrots length ways.
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If you want to break in a new pair of shoes, simply put on some heavy, thick socks and then wear the shoes. Blow dry them until you have sufficiently broken them in.
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Everyone loves pizza but not everyone likes to wait the 30 or 40 minutes to get it delivered or wait at the store. And the wait time only increases when you order a second pizza or some potato wedges or some wings as well. But what if you could oven bake two frozen pizzas AT THE SAME TIME?
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Parents like to bring their children on vacations so that they can gain some experience in different countries and just relax and enjoy the fruits of their parents’ labor. But packing for yourself (and also your children) can be stressful at times. Here’s a nice life hack.
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Not only will this hack provide you with some backup cash in the unfortunate event that you lose your belongings. But it will also ensure that you don’t spend every single bill you bring!
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There are some tactics that can help remove bags under your eyes naturally. By using chamomile tea bags and soaking them in hot water and placing them over your eyes, it can help leave you looking bright and fresh. But make sure to let them cool down first before placing them on your eyes!
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Accessories are essential to a man and a woman’s outfit. But there will be times when our watches, purses, or backpacks get scuffed and ruined. But with a little bit of nail polish it can remove some scuff marks. Just apply some to a cotton ball and rub out any scuff marks on any patent leather.
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For those who like to use their hands and build their own furniture, there is sure to be tools and bolts all over your workplace. But with a cupcake tray, you can sort through all that mess. Place nuts in one holder, bolts in the other, and anything else!
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If you are able to sneak a snack onto the plane and want to keep it cold, just place it on the window of the plane and lock it in place with the shutter. Just make sure you have the window seat!
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For some extra volume, coat your lashes in baby powder before applying mascara!

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The cup holders in our car tend to get a little bit dirty and quite dusty. A quick fix for this problem would be to place a cupcake filler into the cup holder so that any trash or dust will be accumulated in the cupcake filler and not the cup holder.
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For those with dry skin, a quick and easy fix would be to concoct your own potion. A quarter cup of any kind of Listerine with a quarter cup of vinegar and mix it with a half cup of water will create an effective homemade dry skin cure. Soak in it for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off with the help of a dry cloth.

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Studying simply isn’t fun (unless it’s a subject you’re truly passionate about) but here’s an effective way to keep you motivated and keep on reading.
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Instead of taking your boyfriend’s sweater, take one of his dress shirts and turn it into a homemade dress just for yourself!
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