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9 Incredible Things Most People Don’t Know Beer Leftovers Can Do

9 Incredible Things Most People Don’t Know Beer Leftovers Can Do

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    As the holiday season draws to a close, you may find yourself with a rather large stock of excess beer. As someone who doesn’t drink beer, I often find myself pouring cans down the sink in a bid to make more room in my fridge, but this is a waste of perfectly useful beer! From beauty tips to bug traps, beer has numerous uses that you may never have thought of before.

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    For instance, did you know you can use a can of beer to make your lawn lusher and lovelier than every before? The carbohydrates found in beer are fantastic for the microbes found in the soil which eventually turn into matter for grass to munch on! You can also use beer to trap all sorts of bugs if they’re bothering you because they are attracted to the sweet sugars and fermentation. Or maybe they are drunks.

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    You can also use beer as a beauty product – as long as you don’t mind a bit of a beer smell lingering. You can use the hops and malt to create beautiful locks, as beer is full of proteins your hair craves. Or you can use beer as a face mask, as the yeast will help balance out the pH levels on your skin. If you’d like to keep the beer-y smell away from your face, you can always try a beer pedicure which will leave your soles soft and clean.

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    Last but not least, you can even use that pesky left-over beer around the house! Use it to create a nice sheen on wooden furniture, to clean jewellery or even to help loosen any rusty bolts that have been getting in your way!

    Do you know any other lifehacks that entail beer? Other than drinking it, of course. We just know you guys too well.

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    Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

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    Assuming positive intent is an important contributor to quality of life.

    Most people appreciate the dividends such a mindset produces in the realm of relationships. How can relationships flourish when you don’t assume intentions that may or may not be there? And how their partner can become an easier person to be around as a result of such a shift? Less appreciated in the GTD world, however, is the productivity aspect of this “assume positive intent” perspective.

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    Most of us are guilty of letting our minds get distracted, our energy sapped, or our harmony compromised by thinking about what others woulda, coulda, shoulda.  How we got wronged by someone else.  How a friend could have been more respectful.  How a family member could have been less selfish.

    However, once we evolve to understanding the folly of this mindset, we feel freer and we become more productive professionally due to the minimization of unhelpful, distracting thoughts.

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    1. The self serving benefit from giving others the benefit of the doubt.
    2. The logic inherent in the assumption that others either have many things going on in their lives paving the way for misunderstandings.

    Needless to say, this mindset does not mean that we ought to not confront people that are creating havoc in our world.  There are times when we need to call someone out for inflicting harm in our personal lives or the lives of others.

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    Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi, says it best in an interview with Fortune magazine:

    My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From ecent emailhim I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response. You don’t get defensive. You don’t scream. You are trying to understand and listen because at your basic core you are saying, ‘Maybe they are saying something to me that I’m not hearing.’ So ‘assume positive intent’ has been a huge piece of advice for me.

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    “Assume positive intent” is definitely a top quality of life’s best practice among the people I have met so far. The reasons are obvious. It will make you feel better, your relationships will thrive and it’s an approach more greatly aligned with reality.  But less understood is how such a shift in mindset brings your professional game to a different level.

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