5 Random Life Hacks, Lessons, and Facts Everyone Should Know – Maybe you could save a life one day

5 Random Life Hacks, Lessons, and Facts Everyone Should Know – Maybe you could save a life one day
by Andrea “The Grill” of Geeky Gaming

Time for the first of many. Here are some random life hacks, lessons and facts for you! Sorry I still sound sick. I’m getting through it, it just takes time. 🙂

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Hey Geeks, it’s Andrea. I hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday season. I spent my holiday in bed asleep because I was sick as a dog. I don’t know why people say that, my dogs never get sick. Anyway, I tried to record this video around a dozen times when I was getting my voice back or losing it again or just so sick I could barely sit at the desk. It was horrible. I am happy to have my voice pretty much back to its crappy self. Feelsgoodman. Although I did spend the last hour drinking lots of hot tea and thinking that I sound like a weird bird that ran into a wall a dozen times. Anyway, usually I am a few weeks ahead of videos, but I have been sick so many times since August that I’m all backed up. Which sounds really bad… So, I have a lot of work to do. Starting with this one. Thank you everyone for your patience. I know it can be frustrating sometimes.  Also, welcome all of you newcomers, I promise it won’t usually be like this. The last thing I want to say then I promise we can get right into the video… I just want to thank everyone who gave me kind words and checked up on me. It meant a lot. Alright so, there are a lot of random life hacks and lessons that everyone really should know that don’t really fit into a category. I figured we can regularly go over some. This could be anywhere from food replacements or how to peel a mango to where to buy affordable legit steam keys and facts that could save a life. I mean, completely random stuff. Somethings might be obvious to you and some might be something new. Alright Geeks, let’s go.


  1. Have your property lines surveyed when buying a house

Someone very close to me recently found out that they own a decent amount less property than what they thought they were paying for. I actually found it surprising that surveying property lines wasn’t standard in buying a home. I always thought it was just one of those things that you have to do. Like getting an inspection or making sure you aren’t on an HOA because fuck that. You learn something new all the time. Getting the property surveyed can be a bit pricey, but it really is an important thing to do. When you’re investing a lot of money into a home and likely looking at a mortgage, you really want to know what you’re getting. Also if you want to build a fence you have the information you need.


  1. Check local hotlines before building a fire

I’m surprised how overlooked this is and how few people even know about it, but I cannot stress to you how important this could be. If you are wanting to have a fire outside you need to call your local hotline to make sure it is okay. In some locations, it is the air quality hotline, or a county hotline. It may even be on your city or county website. You just have to figure out what it is for your county. They call them designated burning days here. Whether you are having some kind of a bon fire, or use any grills with open flames, you need to call to listen to the pre-recorded message on your local hotline. If you do it without checking and it is too dry to safely have a fire, you could have a couple different problems. 1, you could end up being the cause of a huge fire. A bit drastic, but it does happen. A less drastic possibility is someone could drive by and notice and you might have to pay a fine. Or maybe that neighbor that heard you say he is creepy might call and report you. Side note, throwing cigarette butts in dry weather… yeah, not a good idea.


  1. If you are having a heart attack, chew an aspirin

Heart disease is the leading cause of death, so it is important to be prepared if you or someone around you has a heart attack. Also, heart attacks also happen to people in good shape, so it’s good practice to always have aspirin around regardless. Long before I was born, my grandfather survived a heart attack and he was a seemingly healthy man. You may have seen the commercials where they say I had a heart attack and my life was saved by Bayer. What they don’t tell you in those commercials that I really wish they did is that you need to chew the aspirin. It will hit your blood stream faster if you chew it up rather than waiting to digest and let your stomach break it down. Yes, it tastes nasty, but it can save your or a loved one’s life.


  1. Never Feed Bread to Ducks

Millions of people still do this. Hell, I’m pretty sure I remember feeding ducks bread when I was a little girl. This is something you should never do though. Of course, there is the whole they could depend on us instead of finding their own food source argument. That is a great point, but it is even worse than that. They can become addicted to it and refuse to eat anything else. And because it is unhealthy to them they will become malnourished. On top of this, it can cause several diseases. One of the worst is angel wing and there is no cure for it. Angel wing is when their wings stick up instead of being in their natural position. Of course, they are no longer able to fly. As you can imagine, this is horrible for them. It’s best to not feed the ducks at all.


  1. Buy moissanite instead of diamonds

Diamonds aren’t actually as rare as the price would have you believe. The pricing is falsely high, but we aren’t going to get into that right now. Moissanite is almost as hard as diamond and looks almost exactly the same to the untrained eye. It is actually more sparkling and has more clarity. I personally find it to be way more gorgeous. The more sparkles the better. The best thing about it though is that it is around 10 to 14 percent of the price of diamond. So, whether you are buying an engagement ring for that special person or a necklace for your mom, save yourself some cash for your future. If you are buying an engagement ring, be sure to figure out their size and style preference beforehand. Seems obvious, but this is very important.


Alright Geeks, that’s going to do it for this video. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. Share your life lessons and hacks with us below. If they’re good, they’ll likely show up in future videos. They can really be anything. The t-shirt of this week is to let everyone know you survived 2016. At least I hope if you’re watching this you did… Or this could be very confusing. Don’t forget to like, comment, subscribe, share with your friends, and follow us on twitter to get updates on future videos. Remember, you can always click that little notification bell under the video to get email notifications whenever we post a new video. Alright Geeks, I will see you next time.

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