50 Pieces Of Advice That Sound Like Total Lies That Are Actually Pretty Useful

These cliche pieces of advice from Ask Reddit are more helpful than they sound.

42. Cleaning your house before leaving for more than 5 days. Nothing is better than coming to a clean house.

43. As someone with a phobia of needles my entire life, I finally (30 years in) had a nurse tell me to ask for a spare alcohol pad and sniff it right as I’m about to get jabbed. She said the harsh smell is enough of a distraction to keep your mind off the needle. I was there for a flu shot, so I got to try it out right away; I wasn’t expecting much, but it worked! Ive been doing it ever since, and have no trouble with shots or blood draws now, which is huge for someone they’ve triggered panic attacks and near fainting in, before.

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