LPT: When installing new programs on to your PC always choose ‘Custom Installation’ to reduce the amount of adware that is on your PC.
Many companies, big and small, install third party tool-bars and other forms of adware on to your computer without your consent when you install their programs. By choosing "Custom Install" you can see what is being installed and deselect any adware that the company is trying to install on to your computer by using this deceitful tactic.
YSK that you can get unlimited games at Gamestop with one purchase.
On all pre-owned games, Gamestop has a 7 day return/exchange policy. This means that if you buy a 60 dollar game and beat it within 7 days, you can return it and exchange it for item(s) of equal or lesser value. I've gone months only paying for one game but playing many and they always accept exchanges no questions asked.
What word describes the situations in the Alanis Morisette song “Ironic”?
Okay we all know they are not examples of irony. What are they then? When most people say something is ironic, what do they really mean? I've heard people say "coincidental", but I think there is a better term.
LPT: Give a stranger a compliment once daily. It is more likely to stick with them since you aren’t a friend or family.
I started thinking back to all the times I have been complimented and the little things stuck out to me. Random strangers saying things like Hey, I like your sweater as I walked by, and it stands out more than most of the times I have been complimented by friends/family.
Doing this has made not only the other person feel good, but also myself, since you get to brighten someones day!
EDIT: Please keep sending your stories of complementing/being randomly complimented by strangers, I am really enjoying reading all of them!
YSK George Romero’s 1961 masterpiece ‘Night of the Living Dead’ is in the public domain and thus can be viewed/downloaded freely.
Just Google it.
If you've seen it, and didn't know about this, I probably don't have to sell it to you. If you haven't seen it, well, it's a classic- and the first true iconographic, maybe the most important, zombie movie. It's also one of the best and most important horror movies ever generally-speaking.
Terrific viewing for this time of season. Completely free.
LPT: When asking if someone’s available to do you a favor, mention what that favor is before they answer.
Explanation: Avoid asking question like "What time do you get off work?" or "Hey, do you have plans for the weekend already?" or "How busy are you right now?" without telling them first what you want from them. Instead say something like "I'm looking for a ride home after work, would you be able to help me out" or "I have no time to finish this project, if you're not busy I could really use an extra set of hands."
Vague questions make people feel like the asker is attempting to trick them into agreeing to a favor and you may end up with someone begrudgingly helping you because they happened to say they have no plans / aren't busy and don't want to appear rude. Backing people into a corner with questions before hitting them with your request is not a good way to make friends.
Sub-Pro Tip: If someone asks you a question like that, ignore it and skip right to the heart of the matter and ask "What do you need help with?" or "Why, what's going on?"