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15 Amazing Gadgets That Make Your Life Easier

15 Amazing Gadgets That Make Your Life Easier

Do you love quirky and original gadgets? Or do you hate spending your time doing chores? Either way, there are lots of gadgets and tools out there to help make your life easier.

From waterproof notepads to cake slicers, check out 15 unique and useful gadgets.

Phone Gadgets

1. Light Up Charging Cables

Light Up Charging Cables

    This light up charging cable comes with a handy added bonus: it shows you when your phone has finished charging. The light dims as the phone charges, so you don’t have to waste any electricity.

    2. BiKN Tracking Device

    BiKN Tracking Device

      The BiKN Tracking Device is the ideal gagdet for anyone who regularly loses their keys and phone. Simply attach the tracking device to your most precious items, so you never lose them again.

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      Home Gadgets

      3. AquaNotes

      AquaNotes

        Do you feel like your mind is at it’s most creative when you’re in the shower? From book ideas to shopping lists, AquaNotes means you never have to forget about the genius ideas you have in the shower.

        4. Bottle Ice Cubes

        Bottle Ice Cubes

          If you wish your bottled drinks would stay cold, this bottle ice cube tray can help you. The bottle ice cubes keep your drink cool and refreshing when you’re on the go. Ideal for anyone who is energetic, or who lives in a hot city.

          5. Sugru

          Sugru is pretty much Play-Doh for adults, with the added bonus of being a great tool for fixing nearly anything around your home. ry your hand at DIY; you can use it to fix cracks in the wall, to stick items to walls, or to hold items together – the list is pretty much endless!

          6. Compartment Pan

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          Compartment Pan

            This Compartment Pan is a great way to save on time and washing up, as you can cook multiple items in one pan. Perfect if you’re cooking for one, or a party of people!

            7. Twister Fork

            Twister Fork

              Do you struggle to eat pasta without making a mess? If so, this Twister Fork, made to hold as much pasta as possible without dropping any, is perfect for you.

              8. Credit Card Lightbulb

              Credit Card Lightbulb

                This Credit Card Lightbulb is basically a flashlight that fits in your wallet. Simply flip the bulb to switch it on, this gadget is super handy for emergency situations.

                9. Magisso Cake Server

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                Magisso Cake Server

                  The Magisso Cake Server will make all of your parties and events much easier. This smart cake slicer takes away all of the mess of slicing a cake; simply press the cake server through your cake and squeeze lightly to grab a slice.

                  10. Herb Scissors

                  Quintuple Bladed Herb Scissors

                    These handy herb scissors are ideal for anyone who loves cooking. The five blades mean you can effectively cut herbs into food as you cook – a handy time saver!

                    11. The Ultimate Wine Glass

                    The Ultimate Wine Glass

                      The ultimate wine glass is pretty self-explainatory. The 750ml ‘glass’ will save you from ever having to top up your drink – great for any wine lover!

                      12. Pizza Scissors

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                      Pizza Scissors

                        Make cutting and slicing pizzas easier with this nifty gadget. Guarantees a perfect slice every time, without losing any toppings!

                        13. Sharky Tea Infuser

                        Sharky Tea Infuser

                          The Sharky Tea Infuser is a funny and unique gadget for anyone who loves tea. Watch the shark fin swim menacingly around your drink as it infuses your tea!

                          Cleaning Gadgets

                          14. Remote Control Mop

                          Remote Control Mop

                            Cut down on your household chores and cleaning with this nifty gadget. The Remote Control Mop turns cleaning into a fun game – who knew it was possible?

                            15. Broom Groomer

                            Broom Groomer

                              The Broom Groomer is a step-on dustpan with rubber bristles to stop dust and mess sticking to the brush. A simple, but totally effective cleaning gadget.

                              Do you know any other super useful gadgets to make life easier? Comment with your ideas below!

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                              Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                              Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                              You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                              Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                              1. Work on the small tasks.

                              When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                              Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                              2. Take a break from your work desk.

                              Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                              Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                              3. Upgrade yourself

                              Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                              The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                              4. Talk to a friend.

                              Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                              Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                              5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                              If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                              Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                              Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                              6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                              If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                              Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                              Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                              7. Read a book (or blog).

                              The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                              Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                              Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                              8. Have a quick nap.

                              If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                              9. Remember why you are doing this.

                              Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                              What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                              10. Find some competition.

                              Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                              Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                              11. Go exercise.

                              Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                              Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                              As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                              Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                              12. Take a good break.

                              Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                              Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                              Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                              Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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                              Featured photo credit: Joshua Earle via unsplash.com

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