Real life handy dandy tips that have reduced some of life's points of friction. 🎇The more you know! 🎇
  1. A stuffable Kong is cheaper than all those treats
    Dog treats are a racket; I finally am stuffing a Kong with all kinds of healthy goodies and the dog is loving it. Reduced the cost per treat by $$$
  2. The steroid creams only worsen eczema
    "Life is a journey." I embrace the lifelong journey of eczema management.
  3. Diva cup/ Soft cup/ Menstrual cups
    Why did I resist throughout the '00s? I read Bitch and Bust and hosted a women's (with the loosest definition of the term) group at my apartment in college. I read Cunt when I was too young. Why did I resist the cups?
  4. Coconut oil and all of its uses. Ditto for cocoa butter.
    Cook it, bathe in it, sex it, all of it
  5. People really will remember how you made them feel
    When I are feeling shy or not like sharing, an easy "tell me how you're doing!" gets that ball rolling.
  6. The Neti Pot is a life-altering health aid
    I have @johndeguzman to thank for bringing this into my life a few years ago. My Neti pot has traveled the world with me. Brush teeth, wash face, Neti pot. Morning and night and sometimes in between.
  7. Shut up and don't treat work like high school
    Courtesy, respect, professionalism, and just enough concern for others that reminds everyone that we're humans. I'm all for a work wife-husband-BFF but I'm drawing my line at some point.
  8. Going to class is 90%* of the grade
    Showing up is half the battle, etc etc. I had to go back to college to learn this one. *actual percentages may vary
  9. Volunteer
    Louis CK said it best in a Fresh Air interview (and I will brutally paraphrase it here): it's really hard to be down or feel too bad about yourself when you're useful. So I go be useful to someone else. I call it being of service.
  10. Pee after sex
    Not foolproof but I stopped getting UTIs when I started making this a habit. Once we talk about consent, protection and birth control, this is #4 on my daughters' future sex talk list.
    Suggested by @ladyprofessor