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YSK these websites if you are a broke college student who doesn't want to pay huge amounts of money for your required textbooks

Why YSK: I regret paying hard copies of all my books, especially after an online year. Here is where you can usually find them. LIBRARY GENESIS This is the go-to site for most ebooks. Some of the engineering textbooks comes with the solution manual as well. Searching for the title + "solution…

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Why YSK: if you ever find yourself needing to know the approximate size of an object but have no ruler or measurer tape near you, being able to measure it with your body becomes extremely useful. I was looking for a new couch and found an awesome one at the store for a great price. The only problem…

Why YSK: I last worked there from 2014-2015. I only worked there for 6 months and got a $13 check sent to the address I last used 6 years ago. I know it wasn't a significant amount of money to me but I've heard it being in the $200 range for employees who worked there longer. I'd like the word to be…

Why YSK: Most of the time, when someone says “What?”, you will simply repeat yourself. This will usually fail, and they will just say “What?” again. Instead of just repeating yourself, you should slow down, speak more clearly, and say it again but using different words. This will give them time to…

Why YSK: Pop figures are widely collectable with limited edition or vaulted figures no longer in production can be worth hundreds If not thousands. I found out about the app where you scan the barcode at the bottom of the box and found out one I own is worth $200, it's not limited edition or…

Why YSK: Mental.Abuse drives thousands of people to depression and suicide and nobody deserves that. If you're struggling with someone that has never touched you but they are degrading you and harming your mental state, that's still 100% abuse. If someone makes you question yourself constantly and…

Why YSK: This is a limited opportunity offered to public service workers through the US Dept of Education, has received very little press, and requires you to submit a PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) form by Oct 31, 2021. Since you can get credits for payments as far back as October 2007,…

Why YSK: Checked my debit card statement randomly yesterday, noticed a strange charge, since I hardly ever use my debit card. Cancelled the card and am getting refunded, but when I looked into it more, it looks like this is a new scam going around, possibly some data breach, since myself and a few…

WHY YSK: There’s always some unwritten story you tell about yourself without being aware of it, and it guides how you respond to stressors - whether you see them as threats or challenges, struggles or obstacles that are part of life. In psychology, this is called narrative…

WHY YSK… maintenance warranties can be refunded if you end up trading in a vehicle purchased through a dealer, or if you total out a vehicle from an accident. Possibly resulting in a favorable refund. I recently traded in an suv that still had an extended maintenance warranty purchased through a…

A lot of people seem to misunderstand how percentages work, so i’m here to give a little explanation. For example if you have a base 10% chance of something happening, and your chances are increased by 50%, they are now 15%, not 60. Why YSK: it’s never a bad thing to learn about percentages and…

Why YSK: Most major credit card brands will automatically add warranty protection to items purchased with their card so long as you can provide documentation of the receipt and the manufacturer's warranty https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/credit-cards/credit-card-extended-warranty If a device…

Why YSK: We’re beginning to realise the importance of self-care and investing in our mental wellness early enough, instead of reaching for treatment when things have already gone awry. While professional help is probably always the best option (if you can afford it), technology can surely play a…

Why YSK: If you're buying a new space heater, consider that the small, inexpensive, 1500W heater with the wire heating element will put out just as much heat as the big, costly, oil-filled, 1500W heater. If you buy the smaller heater, you'll still get the same amount of heat, using the same amount…

Here’s how you do it [https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/09/29/ios-15-live-text-how-to-copy-and-paste-text-from-a-photo.html]. It’s a pretty awesome feature that most people don’t know exists. Basically, a photo of anything that is written down, either printed or handwritten (within reason) can have the…

Why YSK: So you don't make the same mistake we did and fill your house with Samsung appliances. Source: Had Samsung refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave/range hood die all within the past 6 months. Currently waiting for our stove to kill itself. This 'YSK' does not necessarily apply to their…

Why YSK: Many people think optimism means putting on rose-colored glasses, burying your head in the sand and refusing to accept your problems. In reality, it's accepting your hand and finding the best way to play your cards. Being an optimist doesn't mean you can't be a realist. It means that…

Why YSK: I regret paying hard copies of all my books, especially after an online year. Here is where you can usually find them. LIBRARY GENESIS This is the go-to site for most ebooks. Some of the engineering textbooks comes with the solution manual as well. Searching for the title + "solution…

Why YSK: when money is tight and you find your checking or savings account bottoming out, accruing fees can make the financial burden in your life worse. So long as you try to get in as soon as you can, you can get back some of that money with little effort on your part. The big caveat here above…

Why YSK: This is a management lifehack that is extremely effective at pushing problems down the road by months. Saying "I've never had this complaint before" will reset the investigation to the beginning with each person that finds the problem. And the manager/landlord/coworker knows how to…

Why YSK: You should be aware of the medical care that is available to you, as well as the potential costs. Knowing that your hospital bill may be covered if your financial situation is not ideal could make the difference between life and death. A provision of the Affordable Care Act mandates…

Why YSK: people wave at cars all the time. Police, and ambulance services often get "waved at". But the "distress signal" is rarely, if ever seen in the wild. It's INSTANTLY attention grabbing. I've seen this mistake happen, twice! Don't risk it. To do the manoeuvre, keep your arms straight down…

Why YSK: I can't be the only person who has been trying to find an easy way to convert Spotify playlists to text. This site (which I am not affiliated with in any way) also allows you to convert or move a playlist from one platform (like Google Play Music, iTunes, Tidal, SoundCloud, even YouTube) to…

Why YSK: Whether they're aware of it or not, and whether they're bluffing or not, threatening to hurt/kill themselves so you do/say what they want you to, is an emotionally manipulative guilt/shame tactic and a serious red flag in any relationship. You'd be surprised how many people encounter people…

Why YSK: to summarise, crushing pills can cause serious side effects, may prevent the medicine from working properly, and could alter how the body processes and responds to the drug. If you find it difficult or impossible to swallow large tablets or capsules, consult a pharmacist or doctor on…

Why YSK: Catalytic converter theft is so rampant that catalysts for the most commonly targeted cars (all models of the Toyota Prius) are severely back-ordered by a month or more, made worse by world-wide supply chain complications. They are also very expensive to replace. Your car isn't legal…

Why YSK, the app will ring with a call and connect you to the video of a blind person who needs your assistance. I’ve been asked to help match clothes and other task like reading blood sugar results. Your phone number stays private and if you don’t answer the call it goes to another volunteer.

Why YSK: I was confused why I kept seeing the panama papers being talked about again after years until I realized it's a new leak called the PANDORA papers. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/03/pandora-papers-investigation-reaction/

Why YSK: You can get all the same products at better prices, because they're usually attached to the bakery that supplies the bread and cakes to the stores in the area, so by buying from them, you're cutting out their delivery cost. Yesterday, I picked up two nice loaves of bread, 12 bagels, 24…

Why YSK: It helps get rid of annoying bugs. It may also help you move them to another space where killing them is easier. My kitchen is bigger and less cluttered than my bedroom so it's easier to swat flies there. *Doesn't work with all bugs

Why YSK: Most whitening tooth paste breaks down enamel on your teeth and destroys their protection, I know several people who destroyed their teeth by obsessively trying to get them to look white as snow! My dentist give me this tip “your teeth should never be whiter than the white in your eyes, and…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precordial_catch_syndrome ADDITIONAL INFO / TL;DR: The source of the pain isn't even the heart, it's assumed to be nerves in the area Occurs more frequently when resting or sitting for long periods of time Stress might be the cause, but not necessarily Teenagers…

Why YSK: Because PBS is publicly funded so they have no need to advertise or charge for their work. But they put out some of the very best documentaries that exist. They are informative, entertaining and fact checked. They have them on everything from war to football concussions... And everything…

Why YSK: Pluging a generator directly into a socket can caused electricity to flow back into the power gird and electrocute utility workers attempting to repair powerlines. Also, generators tend to run on gasoline or diesel fuel. This produces exhaust that contains Carbon Monoxide. (CO)

Why YSK: I used to always draft emails and say something like "Refer to document XYZ" and then forget the attachment. By changing my habits to always say the word "attached", or a variation of that word, applications llike Outlook will remind you to include the attachment. Simply including changing…

WHY YSK: you deserve to be comfortable and safe at work. Ergonomic product support is provided by some companies for no cost to the employee. If it is provided, different companies will have different spending budgets which might affect what you’re able to get, but it’s worth looking into. If you…

Why YSK: I’m a beach guard and I have needed to be saved, by another guard, twice. The ocean is a scary place. Granted I live in Southern California in an area with large swell and strong currents, but the ocean will ALWAYS be unpredictable, no matter how safe it looks. There are so many things…

Why YSK: During the safety demonstrations on aircraft equipped for overwater operations flight attendants will tell you to not inflate your lifevest until outside the aircraft. This is not only because doing so in the aircraft will take up space for other evacuees, but because in a rapidly filling…

Why YSK: Silence is considered to be negative by some people, but we need to think of silence more as a way to slow down and think about our responses. It helps if we can accept other people's silences as "time to think" instead of "judgement" or "disagreement." Some of us tend to chatter when we're…

Why YSK: as a woman, I love lifting other women up. I make it a personal goal to give 10 compliments per day either in person or online BUT I very very rarely compliment men due to past trauma from the hands of a man and now I have a general fear of them. I am in therapy and working on it. Anyway,…

Why YSK: so you and your kids don't die. Helmets are filled with what's called EPS foam (expanded polystyrene). EPS is a very light but stiff foam similar to styrofoam. Once you deform or crush it, it stays that way. From epsindustry.org: > Unlike other types of padding, EPS foam does not bounce…

Why YSK: Here in Illinois we have ComEd that supplies our electricity. On their website [https://secure.comed.com/marketplace/category/comed_smart_thermostats] they also have a marketplace with a bunch of products that have instant rebates. Right now you can get a Nest thermostat for $1 and most…

Why ysk: Scammers are plentiful on the Internet. I have recently been receiving e-mails claiming that my account has been compromised or that they have noticed some suspicious activity on my account or whatever else these scammers come up with. If you open their e-mail it looks legitimate, but it's…

Why YSK: While being able to sleep at will might come easy to some people, to others (such as myself) it's very difficult. It's my hope that people who suffer from chronic insomnia or issues falling asleep might be able to use this technique to sleep more consistently. I also think it may prove a…

Why YSK: Many people use fabric softener and/or dryer sheets with every load of laundry. This is not advisable when cleaning athletic wear in order to keep the athletic wear in optimal working condition. https://www.latimes.com/bestcovery/best-dryer-sheets

Why YSK: adults can learn things faster than what they believe, and learning new things and skills can be a very satisfying process on its own, but many people wished they had learned to play an instrument or some other skill but never do something about it because they feel that “it is too late”.…

Every year we see posts with some kids or drunks deciding it would be fun to throw a little soap into a public fountain, and watch the chaos ensue. Sounds silly and fun, and an impromptu suds dance party will just take a little extra water to clean up so no harm, right? Fountains use specialized…

Why YSK: Coupons are designed in the interest of the company not you. You're probably getting a bad deal from it. Some restaurant tried to reimburse the "mistake" in overcharging us with coupons. Might look nice on the surface but its not. Aside from expiry date, there are many huge limitations…

Why YSK I have had a few attempts recently to talk to groups about controversial topics, and instead of discussion just got a lot of accusations about being a troll and had everything I said labeled as a logical fallacy, effectively shutting down the conversation. Try not to use these terms and…

If you use the Apple Mail App and enable MPP, here’s what happens: Apple first routes emails through a proxy server to pre-load message content—including tracking pixels—before serving it to you. This happens even if you don’t actually open those emails. This means that when you open an email, you…

Why YSK: This tip will save you time and money while helping the environment. Depending on the detergent you use, you don't even have to rinse the dishes before loading them, which saves you even more (just make sure to clean your filter often). Bonus: if you have an Energy Star dishwasher, it is…

It is a common misconception that, due the risk of building collapse, you should attempt to leave the building when you feel shaking. This is EXACTLY WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO. The official guidance is unanimous. In the event of an earthquake, do one thing and one thing ONLY: 1. DUCK beneath a…

Why YSK: If they say no, then nothing you can say or do will change their mind so there's no point in trying. You'll just be spinning your wheels so to speak. If they say, "I'm not sure, but I'm open to looking at whatever proof/evidence you have." that's a completely valid response. Some people…

Why YSK: If one of your procedures has been denied, it might be worth talking to whoever is in charge of benefits in HR to change it in the future. In 2020, 67% of covered workers in the U.S. were receiving coverage through a self-funded plan. (Linked source) [https://www.kff.org/report…

Why YSK: First if you want to put gate codes, extra driving directions, where to put packages, safety concerns(dogs/roosters/theft), house descriptions, apartment floor or things of that nature that don’t change you can type it only once and never worry about it again because it’ll be on every…

Why YSK: You can get into hobbies because of this, exercising because of this or whatever. It can help you not to overspend on things while also letting you have some fun. Put things on an Amazon Wish list and wait a week. See if you truly want those items or not. Sometimes you might delete some of…

Why YSK: Living wills and other advance directives are written, legal instructions regarding your preferences for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Advance directives guide choices for doctors and caregivers if you're terminally ill, seriously injured, in a coma, in the…

Note: to keep it neutral, all hypothetical studies and arguments are made up nonsense. If I say something factually wrong in an example, it’s because I literally made it up. I see this a lot and it really bothers me. If someone has an argument on say skin care that goes “hydroelectric massage…

Why YSK: Because the other person is really just being nice and can't find a way out of the conversation without it being awkward especially if you are unloading your life story to a person you just met for no more than 5 minutes. In work settings, they are there to perhaps to do a job and on a…

Why YSK: If you're on a tight budget, you can save up to $165 a year by unplugging appliances and other items when they're not being used (as opposed to simply turning them off). This could include things like phone chargers, hair dryers, blenders, computers, rarely used lamps, etc. It might be a…

Why YSK: Credit cards have really high interest rates, often that are variable depending on your credit status, payment history, and spending habits. The minimum payment is mostly designed to cover interest on the purchases, with very small amount going toward principle. If you view your credit card…

Why YSK: I am an insurance adjuster, and I’ve seen way too many people just share their information and Move on. Allowing people to change their stories later on. But a police report with statements is admissible in court, and super helpful for your insurance company during that investigation and…

Why YSK: In most cases, best practice is just to never comment on someone's weight, even if you think you're giving them a compliment. This is for a couple reasons- 1. They might be losing weight not because they're trying to, but because they are sick (be it physical or mental illness).…

It doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up… I’ve probably gotten around $100 worth of promotional credits doing this, over the life of my Amazon account. Normally things arrive on time, but it’s not uncommon for them to take a few extra days. When the item doesn’t arrive, I just contact support and…

Why YSK: “Once fully implemented, 988 will save lives and is a critical component to ensuring people in crisis are diverted from involvement in the criminal justice system and connected to appropriate services and supports,” said Daniel H. Gillison, Jr, NAMI CEO. “The FCC has done it’s part. Now,…

Why YSK: Pursuant to 29 U.S.C. §§ 151-169 it illegal for your employer to: 1. Discourage discussion between employees about their wages by saying things like “here’s your raise, don’t talk about it to anyone” 2. Threaten to write an employee up for discussing their wages with coworkers 3.…

Why YSK: if you ever buy a used iPhone anywhere, there’s an extremely high chance it’s either stolen, someone’s old phone they don’t remember the info for, or not paid off. If you ask for the IMEI, you can make sure everything’s good and working on the phone. If the seller says they can’t access…

Why YSK: Because these products are still readily available at the grocery stores and are being sold to you. If you see sodium nitrite as an ingredient on the packaging label - don't buy it! Edit Source: 1) https://utswmed.org/medblog/cancer-processed-meat/ 2) https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a…

Why YSK: This morning I found a Target gift card in my closet. I Googled "Target gift card balance" so that I can see if it actually has money in it. The first result was an ad, and I noticed that the website domain was totally unrelated, but when I clicked on it, the page looked exactly the same as…

Why YSK: I regret paying hard copies of all my books, especially after an online year. Here is where you can usually find them. LIBRARY GENESIS This is the go-to site for most ebooks. Some of the engineering textbooks comes with the solution manual as well. Searching for the title + "solution…

Why YSK: Insects are essential [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/magazine/insect-apocalypse.html] to most life on earth, including our own. 75-95% of flowering terrestrial plants require insects to procreate. Losing all of those plant species would be devastating to humans. Why we need insect…

Why YSK: It seems very common for people (myself included) to daydream about past accomplishments and experiences. When I used to do this a lot, it definitely held me back from seeking more. I seemed so content just reliving my past experiences in my head, I had no desire to achieve more! It's not…

The ‘soft’ signal is when you pull the turn signal before it clicks and it blinks just a few times (versus when you pull the lever fully you need to turn for it to stop). Why YSK: Signals are really helpful to alert other cars and pedestrians that you’re going to change direction, which helps…

Why YSK: The hair loss treatment industry is rife with scams such as topicals and supplements with no scientific backing whatsoever. The only FDA approved treatments for treating androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) are Finasteride and Minoxidil. The latter however does not prevent further…

Link to download the text file (133 MB): https://github.com/brannondorsey/naive-hashcat/releases/download/data/rockyou.txt Why YSK: when trying to brute force your password, hackers will resort to lists of common passwords, and rockyou.txt is the most exhaustive and well-known source. Those lists…

Why YSK: The dangers of speeding are worse than you might expect, and, on the same note, your odds at surviving a crash increase greatly at lower speeds. This is because kinetic energy is proportional to velocity2 . So, when you double your speed, you quadruple your kinetic energy. When your car…

Why YSK: It can save you lots of money each month. <30% humidity causes there to be a bigger heat difference between sunny and shady areas. You might get a better result from not allowing in direct sunlight than if you had your AC blasting. If you are in a high humidity area, using a dehumidifier…

Why YSK: If you do get a refund check, it's not free money, its just extra loan money that you're paying interest on - so don't waste it on $300 sneakers (as I've seen people do) or other frivolous things. Either spend it on school supplies you need or save it as emergency funds and plan to pay it…

Why YSK: It can be frustrating to be stuck in traffic when there is a lane that has room and nobody seems to use it for fear of "cutting in line," but if you use it you are actually helping the flow of traffic! Exerpt from the Missouri Department of Transportation…

Why YSK: Just like the majority of us, the Satanic Temple (TST) was well aware of the government's momentum in contesting Roe v. Wade long before this mess in Texas happened. Based on the precedent ironically set by the decision allowing Hobby Lobby to deny birth control to their employees, TST has…

Why YSK: In light of yet Texas’ insane abortion law, more people should understand just how restrictive it is…because I had no clue what ‘6 weeks’ meant until I was trying myself to conceive. When the 6 week abortion law is mentioned it often goes with the phrase “before many women even know they’re…