Do you have lots of time to read lengthy articles including some of my blogs?
Nowadays, less and less of us own that luxury.
As such, I will share very brief tips and snippets of useful life hacks that can serve you as decision shortcuts.
Thus, this overlying objective of briefness brings with it the fact that I can not go into details and explain why something works or does not work.
|Bath at night or in the morning?||At night – relaxes and assists in falling asleep faster.|
|Broccoli or spinach?||Broccoli, if you can chose only one; but both are healthy.|
|Buy something or do something?||Do something – experiences create more happiness than things.|
|Can drinking tea reduce stress?||Yes, treat it as insurance policy for your health.|
|Can honey soothe a cough?||Sure, it can.|
|Clean the windows or the car?||Car – burns more calories and is less accident-prone.|
|Do babies blink less than adults?||Yes, less than twice a minute vs. adults ten to fifteen times a minute.|
|Does double-dipping spread germs?||Yes, equivalent to swapping spit with the other guest.|
|Frowning or smiling all the time?||Frown before making a decision. Increases vigilance of our “Slow Thinking Mode”, resulting in a more logical conclusion overriding intuitive, instinctive and emotional decisions.|
|Fruit juice or smoothie?||Smoothie – contains more fibre.|
|Grape juice or red wine?||Health benefits are about the same, with less side-effects from grape juice and one can still drive.|
|Have sex or go straight to sleep?||Have sex.|
|How to cure motion sickness?||Eat ginger. Its active component 6-gingerol aids digestion and settles upset stomachs.|
|How to prevent heartburn?||Chew a gum.|
|Iced coffee or hot coffee?||Hot! Those drinking iced coffee are unconsciously more likely to see other people as more selfish, less sociable, and colder.|
|Is hospital care worse on weekends?||No, there is little evidence of that.|
|Is nose blowing dangerous?||No, as long as you do it the right way: blow one nostril at a time.|
|Pay by cash or credit card?||Pay by cash – can increase happiness and decrease expenses.|
|Shop online or in-store?||Shop online – avoids temptations as one is not able to touch the actual object.|
|Shower or bath?||Shower – good for blood circulation and uses less water.|
|Sunflower Oil or Olive Oil?||Olive Oil – good all-rounder.|
|To lose weight eat alone or with others?||Look for a thin colleague to go to lunch with (and don’t finish the food on her plate). The bigger the group, the more one tends to eat.|
|Use a straw or sip drinks?||Straw – so that sweet and fizzy drinks make less contact with teeth.|
|What are superfoods?||Broccoli, spinach, beans, blueberries, oats, oranges, wild salmon, tomatoes, turkey, walnuts, yogurt, tea, and pumpkins.|
|What’s the safest seat in a car?||It’s the rear middle seat, despite it being the least popular one.|
|White or brown sugar?||Doesn’t make any real difference to your health.|