Hack your backyard/garden | Tips & DIY


In some countries,Summer/spring is already at the door. In this article, I will show some cute DIY ideas to spice up your backyard & garden :) If you have extra time or you are a student in summer vacation,maybe you could try these DIY. Let me know if you tried some of these.I know it’s a bit earlier for summer but anyway hope you will like it :)

1. Cute little pots by Wilma

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2.Reuse those wooden stakes to create the most epic game of Scrabble ever.

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3.Use rope lighting to line your garden.

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4. Make a race car track or a small ‘wee’ garden

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5.Repurpose your tree stumps

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6.Relax in a giant hammock swing you can make

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7. DIY game. So creative :)

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8.If you’ve always wanted a “secret garden,” a mirror in the backyard creates that illusion.

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9.Adorable “Toadstools” [with paint & tree parts]

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10.Markers

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Twig Plant Marker

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Wine Corks on a Stick

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Paper Mod-Podged onto Spoons

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Chalkboard Signs

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Stamped Aluminum Tape

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Sources:[Idonotownanyphotos],buzzfeed

Did you enjoy those DIY ? They look difficult but in fact they are easy and cheap. Check out this link for more https://unsmileys.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/summer-useful-tips-diy-decorations-treats-and-ideas/

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Hack your clothes | Tips for fixing damaged clothes


Good evening everyone. How are you ?

Today’s article will be another ‘HACK article. I’ll show you how to fix your damaged clothes :). This post is for everyone not only for girls & ladies.We’ve all had the heart-breaking experience of spilling something that we can’t remove on a favorite shirt, or noticing a stubborn scuff on your favorite shoes.

I hope this guide will be useful.Lets get started

Put your jeans in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer at night to remove bad odours.

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Save a wash but don’t overuse of course :)

If you spill red wine on your clothing, soak it in white wine to help remove it before you throw it in the wash.

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Rub off deodorant marks with baby wipes

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Use a razor to fix pilling on clothes.

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Put dry tea bags in stinky shoes to reduce the odor.

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Mix vinegar with cold water and use it to get water stains out of leather.

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Put ice on gum that’s stuck to clothing for 20-25 minutes and it will scrape off more easily!

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Remove grease/oil stains with baby powder

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CLEAN STUBBORN DIRT OFF SUEDE SHOES WITH A NAIL FILE

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Spray lemon juice on sweat stains before washing to get them out.

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Whiten dirty shoes again by scrubbing them with baking soda and a tooth brush.

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Remove makeup from clothes with shaving cream

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Use hairspray or hand sanitizer to get out ink stains. 

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How was the article? Please feel free to share your tips in the comments below.

Sources:[Idonotownanyphotos],cosmo,lifehack.org,wikihow,buzzfeed,google,weheartit,diply


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That’s all for today. See you next week for more hacks,interviews & Tips :D

10 Tips & hacks for students


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Happy Sunday everyone :) Hope that you have been enjoying my ‘Hacks articles’ recently.I would like to thank you all for all the support & positive feedback I’v been getting from you all. Today,I will give you more hacks and tricks that could help you :D

1.Living off campus with a few friends? Get a better Wi-Fi signal from your router with this  can trick.

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2. Be smart! 

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3.If you’re a heavy sleeper, putting your phone into a glass will amplify the sound.

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4. Late for class ? Heat your food with this fast effective technique 

Heat two bowls at once in the microwave with this handy trick.But be careful :D

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5. Procrastinator 

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Nice tip from 9GAG I guess. Never tried this. :) Great one but don’t overuse :P

6.The laptop hack 

If your laptop is overheating on your lap, flip one of these over and set the laptop on top

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7. Reminders 

Some students really forget the little things like an assignments or library books. Be creative & create cool reminders to help you. Reminder bracelets are great for students

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8.DVD cases as whiteboard 

You can use cheap and affordable old DVD cases as whiteboards. DIY whiteboards are cheaper!

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Normal display DIY boards are interesting as well

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9.Motivate yourself to study 

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10.When giving a presentation, set up a friend to ask you a question that you already know the answer to,it boosts confidence :)

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Sources:[Idonotownanyphotos],Google,buzzfeed,viralnova,9GAG,weheartit,twitter

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Hack your food & kitchen | DIY,Tips +More


Hi guys,

For today’s article,I’ll show some DIY,tips & tricks to make most of your food,and rock your kitchen xD. I am myself not an expert in the kitchen :P and I’v come across some nice hacks that could really help all of us :)

1.Store Ice Cream In A Bag

A plastic freezer bag keeps the cold air from making your ice cream rock hard. If you like straight spoons and soft ice cream, this trick is worth the extra step! Try to push out as much air out of the bag as you can before putting it in the freezer.

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2.DIY Peppers

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Nice DIY peppers.You can use any things that you like. Even oreos peppers :)

3.Prevent Cake from Going Stale with Bread and Toothpicks

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4.Crispy Pizza

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5.Reuse,Recycle 

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6.Fresh Lettuce ? Even I didn’t know 

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7.Make your food last longer 

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8.Avoid lemon wastage :P

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9.DIY ‘ice cubes’ 

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10.Revive your chips

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Give this article a thumbs up if you liked it. Don’t forget to leave your tips & hacks in the comment below. :)

Take care

Sources:[idonotownanyphotos],lisotic.com,izismile.com,awesomeinventions,google,buzzfeed

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WORKOUT FITNESS HEALTH hacks,Tips & DIY ( +interview)


Hello everyone,

Sometimes,due to  our hectic schedule,it becomes a bit difficult to get time for a workout. Exercise is very important for a good health.But there are days when we are tired or have had a very bad day and we want to skip workout.I found some  cool ideas that I thought might be worthwhile to share here.These simple tips might help you to stay motivated & stay in good health:) And also stay tuned for an interview at the end :D

1.DIY water bottle

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This trick is nice to ensure that you had 8 glasses of water a day

> Mark the bottle at one hour interval
> Every hour, you should drink about a glass of water (200 ml)
> At the time marked on the bottle, your water should be at that level
(e.g by 2 pm the water should be at the 2 pm level)
>You should finish 1 litre of water at noon. Refill it.
> If you follow the system, you should consume the recommended 8 glasses of water by dinner time
> The marking serves as a visual reminder encourage you to drink water and allow you to see your progress

2.Food journals or workout trackers

Easy way to track your meals & watch out what you are eating

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3.DIY workout sticks

A fun idea to switch things up! Make workout sticks to add variety to the daily grind

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4.Workout dice

It’s such a creative & fun way to get things done.

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5.Listen to a riveting audiobook while you exercise, and tell yourself you can only listen WHILE exercising.

You’ll want to keep going just to find out what happens next

You could also listen to workout music or use workout apps for extra motivation

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6.Create an inspiring board

Write some nice quotes to motivate yourself to exercise. Collages aren’t just for middle schoolers anymore. Enter the vision board, a combination of pictures, quotes and words that inspire you to think positively and put your goals center stage.

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7.Reward or bribe yourself 

Instead of going to the gym,save the money.Each time you exercise or eat healthfully, put a dollar in a glass jar. Soon enough you’ll have enough saved up to buy what you want for yourself as a treat

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8.Trick yourself 

Tip/trick: If you are tired & you are taking a lot of time to decide whether you will go for a run or not. Put your workout clothes & then decide .Do not make a decision until you are dressed.[ You will eventually go for the run :p]

9.Sticky messages to motivate you 

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Sources:Weheartit[idonotownanyphotos],jewelpie,thirtyhandmadedays,buzzfeed,twiiter[lifehacks],dailyburn

Let me know in the comments which tip you liked the most.


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This week,I had the golden opportunity to interview Sarah,a wonderful writer who created a nice book for Children called Wishlings.

Please check out the interview below :D

1.Please tell me a bit about your book

Every time a wish is made a wishling is born to keep a wish safe on the long journey it must make. Through outer space and alien worlds, wishlings travel near and far—all the way to the Wishing Star, where wishes come true.


2.How did you get the inspiration?

During college, I took care of six kids—one boy and five girls between the ages of 6 months and 13 years. I was in a physics class, contemplating space and somehow the two worlds collided: space and children. I scribbled out the story and showed it to my sister, Allison, who began to illustrate it the very next day. The story evolved as we passed it back and forth.

Allison really brought a lot of inspiration of her own. She works with children with autism at an elementary school. She is so aware of how unique children with autism are . Though many of them find verbal communication challenging, they all communicate in very individualized ways. Then we thought, “Why don’t we incorporate the idea that there were many ways to make a wish and that anyone can wish?” So, we added a lot of fun aliens and talked a little bit about how they make wishes. We really wanted the story to be as inclusive as possible.

3. What message do you want to convey to children through your book?

The spirit of the story is to encourage kids—and all people, really — to keep their dreams and wishes alive. The wishlings (and the wishes they carry) get a lot of help traveling all the way to the Wishing Star, but that’s what it takes to make wishes come true — a lot of work and a lot of help and support from others. We wanted to get that idea across without being heavy-handed.


4.How was your experience ?

It’s been great really. We love the story and we’re happy to share it. Admittedly, it’s scary. Books are like children, all you want is for the world to love them, or (at least) accept them.


5.How do you & your sisters manage to work as a team? How do you maintain your team spirit?

Allison and I are sooo different. Even when we were kids, I was wearing tutus and she was playing rugby with the boys down the street; the stereotypical princess and tom-boy. As you can imagine, our working styles are quite different. I get very focused and somewhat obsessive and she’s very fluid and creative. I like to think that I teach her how to hang on a little tighter and she teaches me out to loosen my grip.


6.What other difficulties have you faced?

I think anybody who’s ever researched publishing a book knows how difficult the road is. I contacted a few publishers, but some were only interested in the story and wanted to use their own in-house illustrators for the pictures. Others wanted both, but then getting into the details of how long the print run would be and the rights… it was dizzying. Ultimately, we just felt that we wanted to stay in control of our own work, which presents another set of puzzles, like distribution, promotion, printing, ebooks, book apps, etc. There’s just so much to figure out.


7.When did you get that passion for writing? Tell us a bit about how you became a writer

I don’t remember NOT having it. Even before I actually knew how to write, I would pretend I was writing stories, scribbling out nonsense on a piece of paper. As I grew up, I always kept a diary, a journal. I’d play around with poetry and short stories, but I had this silly idea that my writing was divinely inspired and my first drafts were gold—all of them. I was very fortunate that when I got to high school, I met a very dedicated and intelligent English teacher, Mr. Cheadle, who really took an interest. When I say “took an interest,” I mean went above and beyond what was required. I would give him a short story and it would come back absolutely marked up—every line would have comments and corrections. He wasn’t just worried about mechanics or grammar, but the elements of story (plot, character, tension, etc.) and how they fit together. He forced me to think about every word and its relationship to every other word. So difficult and so invaluable.

Then, in college, I made my spending money taking care of kids. I worked for two families, with six children between them. We’d spend a lot of time reading books. Sometimes, we’d even make our own. After a trip to the zoo, we used the pictures and made a book about what we saw there and the kids cut out a picture of me and put it on a popsicle stick and I’d end up popping up everywhere in the story. Kids remind you that the simple things can be so much fun, and so I started playing with children’s stories then.

8.What advice would you like to give to young writers?

I wish every writer had a Mr. Cheadle, someone who’s not trying to teach you to write like them, but someone who teaches you how to think about your own voice. If you don’t, then try your best to find one. If you can’t, study your favorite writers like an editor would; notice every choice they make and use that to think about every choice you make in your own writing. Though it’s a lot of work, never let anyone take the joy out of it for you. Your writing is always your own.


9.Why did you choose to write a children book?

Mostly because I was around kids a lot, and I am fortunate enough to have a really talented sister to work with who’s also around kids a lot. Kids also make the best reviewers. They can’t help to be honest. Laughter is the best praise, scrunched faces the biggest criticism. Once you see their faces scrunch up in confusion, you know you need to rewrite. Wishlings hasn’t made a kid scrunch up their face in awhile, so I think we’re set.


10.What are your other plans for the future? Are you launching other books?
We’ve already finished a second book called Dumpy the Dinosaur. This book is more about manners. Dumpy is a dirty dinosaur and he’s just a little unaware about how rude he is. We imagine it could be a continuing series. We’re also hoping to turn Wishlings into a book app that will have some interactivity. Some of our experiments in animation are actually featured in the Kickstarter videos. We’re also working with a curriculum developer to make lesson plans that complement Wishlings so teachers and parents can get more mileage out of the book.

Thank you sarisonproductions for the interview.It was a pleasure working with you :)

Camping Hacks,Tip,tricks & DIY


You went camping but forgot to take some things ? Or having problems to survive in nature?. This article has some clever tips that could help you :D Enjoy your camping trip

1.DIY cooking solution

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2.DIY  shoes for better nature walks

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3. DIY Lights!

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Strap a headlamp to a jug of water with the light facing inward to magnify your light source

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4.Turn a food can into a stove

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5.Comfy floor

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6.Solar lanterns

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7.DIY spoon

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8.Cook egg in a packet

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9.Add gallons of water & freeze them to make a cooler.Then you can put all your ingredients in the DIY cooler

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10.Goodbye mosquites

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.11. Doritos – In case of emergencies

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12. DIY organisation

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13. Store your spices in straws or TicTac

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I hope that it will help. Which one you didn’t know ?

Sources;diyncrafts,wehearit[Idonotownanyphotos],buzzfeed


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And last but not least,I’v come across a cool app available on App/Google store which helps you look for events or create/promote events.Here’s a few facts about the FREE app:

– It’s free to sign up
– Promoters can create events in a matter of minutes
– Users can follow their favourite promoters, allowing them to see all their new and updated events
– The app is location based so you’ll find events near you
– It’s available on the App and Google Play store
– Users have the ability to like and share the events they are going attending and comment on these events.
– Promoters now have the ability to import Facebook event data to Onit
-In the next release promoters and users will have the ability to sell/buy tickets.
-Onit is available on both Android and iOS.
You can check it out here, www.onit.today / www.onitmedia.com
With this app,you will never miss an event again! :) It’s fun,easy to use & absolutely free. I really love the design layout,the colors used & the user friendly interface.Onit app offers all  types of events & can be used by everyone :)

Self defense hacks,tips & tricks


Good morning readers,

Recently,my friends participated in a self defense class & I wanted to share with some tips & hacks so that all of us can be safe!

With a little bit of intelligence & self defense techniques,we can all defend ourselves from every types of dangers

NOTE: Self defense is only used to defend oneself from attackers etc.It is not used to seek revenge & attack friends or people around.

1.Get out of a zip tie

Zip ties are one of the most common restraint tools used by kidnappers, since they’re much cheaper than handcuffs. Using just your own body and some determination, you can force your way out of them.

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2.Stop someone from targeting you in an elevator by stopping at every floor.

Let’s say you’re entering your apartment building or leaving the office late at night and an unfamiliar person follows you onto the elevator. Press all of the floor buttons. No one will dare to attack you if the door is opening constantly.

3.If someone tries to to rob or attack you in your home, head for the kitchen.

Only you, the person who lives there, knows where you keep the knives, breakable plates, and spices that could potentially be turned into harmful weapons. If all else fails, just start screaming and throwing utensils and pans to create noise to alert neighbors.

4.If someone tries to attack you,do not stand still

Even if you’re not an athlete or trained in self-defense, you have the capabilities to fight someone off. Inexperienced fighters are prone to standing still, so remember to utilize all available body parts, like your knees, elbows, and legs.

 

5. Store your valuables in a maxi pad wrapper.

This one sounds crazy but it’s quite useful if you live in an area where there are lots of thieves,attack etc . Haha,no worries these are clean

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6.Let your hair down and one hand free of bags etc 

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Unfortunately, ponytails and braids can make an easy route for someone to grab you from behind. If you’re able, put your hair down until you arrive at your destination.

7.What to Do if you Ever Get Kidnapped

If your hands are tied together and you have tape over your mouth, lick the tape until it falls off

Further safety preventions tips are discussed below.Sorry for making you read all that xD

Other tips that may come in handy 

  • Answer the door :

Typically, we’ve been told, “If you’re home alone and someone knocks, don’t answer – they’ll go away.” Recent events, though, are showing that more and more, burglars are doing home invasions assuming that if no one answers, it’s safe to go in.Experts says that we should  answer with a call for who it is, and let them know you’re on the phone or won’t be answering the door or other ways to let the person know you aren’t going to be opening the door. Never actually answer the door even for a service person you are expecting until you’ve been able to confirm that they are actually who they say they are.And if you are home alone,it’s best to close windows & doors but keep the house well lit to give the impression that there is someone in the house reducing the chances of someone breaking into the house.But still,this is not a 100 % guarantee tip ,always be careful & never invite a predator in

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  • Keep your room neat so you will notice disturbed or missing items quickly upon return.

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  • You return to your car and it has a flat tire. Back away. Return to wherever you came from (restaurant, store, etc) and call for help. Once assistance arrives, approach your car. If someone comes up to you (even if they are a woman) and wants to offer help, politely say, “No thank you.”

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  • When traveling, do not walk with your map in your hand. It is a dead giveaway that you are a tourist. Therefore, you are an easy target.When asking for directions and someone offers to show you the way by having you follow them, do not go. Just ask for them to point you in the right direction. Often, predators just want to get you to a place less crowded where your screams can’t be heard.

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  • Always pour your own drink at a party and bring it with you everywhere…even to the bathroom. This will make it a lot harder for someone to drug you via you drink.

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  • Don’t check-in  Facebook when you arrive somewhere. Instead, check in as you leave. This way no one will be able to digitally stalk you and know your every move or when you’re not home. Along the same lines, avoid tweeting or Facebooking from vacation, especially if your account is public, as it’s a way of letting the world know that your home is unoccupied.Your house should appear occupied at all times. Use timers to switch lights and radios on and off when you’re not at home.

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  •  You should have defensive tools all over your home, even in the bathroom. Even when you are in the shower, you should not be in a vulnerable position. People outside your home can hear when the water is running constantly and can enter your home by force when they suspect you are in the shower. Have a defensive tool in the bathroom, and lock the door if you are alone. This will give you a few more seconds to get soap out of your eyes and plan something. If you have defensive tools all over your home, then your chance of survival, even if caught by surprise, is much higher

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  •  Smash A Window right Away and Scream if an attacker invades your house  . Nothing gets a lot of attention like breaking glass and screams. The invaders just might flee right away when that happens and some neighbors might catch the invaders. Their intention was to get in and get out without drawing any attention from other neighbors. The window can be easily fixed, and your throat can be cooled with a cool drink afterwards

  • If you lose your keys, change the locks immediately.

  • Instead of keeping a spare key in a mailbox, under the doormat, or on a nail behind the garage, wrap the key in foil — or put it in a 35mm film can — and bury it where you can easily find it if you need it.

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  • Do not list your full name on your mailbox or your entry in the telephone book. Use only your initial and your last name

Source:Weheartit[Idonotownanyphotos]Buzzfeed,cosmo,google

These are just suggestions,it depends on the person or the situation & those tips may not always work but if such situation arises,please remain calm and think and try to find a way out. Don’t panic & react intelligently to the situation. Your safety lies in your own hands !  Do share this article & comment your tips, &save a life!