The everyday ways of life can be difficult, but there are several tips and tricks that can help make it a bit more easy and fun. Have you ever wondered how to create the perfect cheese plate for a party or how to fold a fitted sheet? Maybe you’ve wondered which potatoes are best for frying or etiquette rules for dining. From cool life hacks to cooking tips, here are some pretty neat infographics that will help us see the world differently.
how to search google like a pro
We all use Google, it’s our best friend. It’s used so much it’s turned into a verb. Do you want to use Google like a pro? Check this out for some simple, yet super helpful tips on what to do the next time you want to look something up and impress your friends.
Perfect boiled eggs every time
If you are very particular about your boiled eggs, this guide is for you. For soft-boiled eggs, all you need is to boil them for 6.5 minutes. If you prefer hard-boiled eggs, try boiling them for 12 minutes. Our favorite is medium-boiled, though, 8 minutes are enough to cook them to perfection!
How to remove some common stains
There is nothing more frustrating than spilling your drink and staining your favorite shirt. Thankfully, there are some tricks to remove all kinds of stains. To get rid of a coffee stain, for example, you can use baking soda. For lipstick stains, try rubbing alcohol.
activities that make your brain release happy chemicals
This is a life hack guide to happiness. We all have those days when we’re not feeling our best, but thanks to this guide it shows us different ways to help us out of our funk. Activities like playing with an animal, going for a run, or just laughing with friends are just a few of many ways to get our happy chemicals going again.
How cookies look with different ingredients
Have you ever wondered why your cookies don’t taste like Chips Ahoy or Subway cookies? There are many variables that can influence the way your desserts turn out. Using different types of sugar will get you different results, just like using baking soda or baking powder will get you very different types of cookies.
Heimlich maneuver for dogs
To all the dog lovers out there and of course dog owners, it’s important to know how to save your dog from choking. This guide explains step by step what to do in the case of a choking emergency.
The stages of oxidation on the Statue of Liberty
You probably know that the Statue of Liberty is made of copper. You may have wondered how it ended up looking so green even though it was originally brown. It turns out that after being exposed for a few years, copper oxidizes, creating this green layer known as patina.
wine pairing cheat sheet
If you really want to impress your family and friends at the next dinner party, use this wine pairing cheat sheet. Your charcuterie board will be a hit if you pair the right types of cheeses, meats, and wines together. Super helpful for any occasion.
The size of Africa in comparison to the US, China and Eastern Europe
You probably know that the African continent is huge, but do you know how big it really is? The continent is bigger than the USA, China, India, Mexico, Peru, France, Spain, Papua New Guinea, Sweden, Japan, Germany, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Nepal, Bangladesh and Greece combined.
Apple Sweetness Chart
You probably know that apples vary when it comes to sweetness. Although it’s clear that green apples are more tart, it’s hard to know which type of red apple is the sweetest. According to this chart, it’s the Fuji apple.
Amount of caffeine per drink
Did you know decaf coffee might actually have a little bit of caffeine? According to the FDA, decaf can have between two and fifteen milligrams of caffeine per 8 ounces. Another interesting fact: a cup of black tea has more caffeine than a shot of espresso.
knife skills 101
Not all of us are knife experts, but it’s always good to know how to use a knife in the kitchen. Safety is key when handling sharp objects so always make sure you have a good grip on the handle and tuck your fingers back while chopping food.
Dining etiquette rules
If you ever wondered how to politely inform the waiter that you are not done eating, this chart is for you. If you have ever wanted to know how to politely tell the waiter that you are done eating, the American Style is for you.
There’s nothing quite like some freshly cooked pancakes on a Sunday morning. The smell alone is enough to wake you up. Here’s a helpful guide of what happens if you use too much milk, oil, or eggs in your recipe. You don’t want a rubbery, flat pancake, but you can never have too much chocolate!
The difference between England & UK
Unless you are British, chances are you don’t really know the difference between England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Don’t worry, you are not alone. This guide was made to help us understand how these places are related.
Different types of coffee
For some people, finding their favorite type of coffee is a matter of trial and error. For others, it’s a matter of knowing what constitutes each kind of drink. For those people, this chart makes it easier to understand how each type of coffee is prepared.
Quick & Easy Color Combinations
Whoever made this chart knows a thing or two about fashion. With only a few articles of clothing, they were able to come up with several different outfits. The reason these outfits work is simple: all these colors are neutral, so they are easy to match with other colors.
Tattoo pain chart
This chart is extremely helpful for anyone thinking of getting a tattoo. While the blue areas are supposed to be the least painful to get tattooed, the red ones are the most painful. We recommend taking this into consideration when scheduling your next appointment with a tattoo artist.
cooking formula for a simple vinaigrette
Instead of spending money of salad dressings why not make your own! It’s easy, quick, and uses really simple ingredients. Here is a chart to help measure how much oil, acids, and other flavors to use in your homemade vinaigrette.
The perfect cheese plate
If you are trying to impress your guests, a cheese plate is a great idea. This quick guide shows not only what you need to buy for your cheese plate but also how to organize all items on the board. So remember: some bread, some cheese, something sweet, and something crunchy.
Proper Way To Organize Your fridge
Have you ever wondered if the drawers in your fridge were there for a specific purpose? What about the door? Well, it turns out you should be taking the anatomy of your fridge into consideration when putting your groceries away. The top and doors of your fridge are its warmest parts, so avoid storing bread or milk there. Meat should be stored on the middle shelves, where the temperature remains consistently cold.
what type of blade to use with a food processor
Depending on what you want to make, there is a specific blade for different uses. There’s a shredding disk used for shredding veggies, a slicing disk for thinly cut potatoes, or an s-blade if you want to make some smooth hummus or peanut butter.
How to fold fitted sheets
Don’t worry, you are not the only person in the world who doesn’t know how to fold fitted sheets. There is a reason there are so many tutorials on the internet trying to teach people how to fold them. From all the instructions we’ve seen, this is by far the easiest one.
use the right onion
Onions add a ton of flavor to food and this helpful guide shows us which onions are best for frying, roasting, soups, and salads. Not all onions have the same flavor and some are more milder or stronger. Use these tips for your next meal.
How to test if an egg is still fresh
If you ask your grandma how to test if an egg is fresh, she will probably teach you this exact trick. All you need to do is put your egg in a bowl or cup full of water and watch what it does.
matching suits, shoes, and socks
Knowing how to style your clothes may seem daunting to some of us, but it can actually be really easy. All you need is some classic pieces to put the perfect suit together. No matter what color suit you own, add some black shoes and socks. Neutral, easy, and fashionable!
How to test your steak doneness
This is another old cooking trick that can save you a lot of time and money. A well-done steak should feel like the palm of your hand while your thumb is touching your pinky. A medium steak should feel like the palm of your hand while your thumb is touching your ring finger.
The proper technique to parallel park
This is such an important one. Parallel parking is quite tricky and not everyone knows how to do it. This guide explains exactly how to parallel park: first, you need to back up at a 45-degree angle until you see the back car’s license plate in your side mirror. Then, straighten your wheels and back up. Once the front of your car is past the front car, turn your wheels all the way around. Voila.
How to tie a tie
As you probably know, there are many different ways to tie a tie. The most common knot is the Four in Hand, but some other stylish knots include the Winsdor, Half Winsdor, and Shell Knot. Once you master the Four in Hand, you might want to give these more elaborate ones a try!
How to set a table
You might know how to set a table for a small meal – a fork on the left side of the plate and a knife on the right side. But what if there are more utensils involved in this meal? Where should you place the seafood fork? What about the bread plate and butter knife? Well, now you know.
The difference between butter, oil, shortening and margarine
When baking a cake, you always need some sort of fat to keep your baked goods moist. Some people prefer butter, others prefer oil, but shortening and margarine are also options. The pictures above show how each ingredient affects your final result.
Homemade ice cream
Next time you are craving ice cream but don’t feel like going outside to buy some, remember this recipe. Simply mix a pinch of salt, a little bit of vanilla extract, sugar, and a cup of heavy cream in a mason jar, shake it for 5 minutes, then leave it in the freezer for three hours.
Venom vs poison
Don’t know the difference between venom and poison? We’ll teach you. Venom must be injected to be effective, as the snake bite in the picture illustrates. While poison is effective if it comes into contact with the skin, is eaten, inhaled, or touched.
A guide to cheese-melting
If you love cheese, you have noticed that not all types of cheese melt the same way. While provolone and mozzarella are stringy, gouda, cheddar and swiss cheese are creamy when melted. Then there are types of cheese that won’t melt at all, such as feta, halloumi and ricotta.
A rough scale of an atomic bomb
Pictured here is the 1970 French nuclear test Licorne with an explosive yield of 914 kilotons. The red outline compares its size to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, while the blue outline compares it to Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, and the green outline compares it to the Empire State Building.
Guide to all the different laundry symbols
Understanding all those symbols on our t-shirts’ labels can be very difficult. This quick guide teaches us all we need to know about the most common symbols used in clothing labels. Hopefully, this will help you keep your clothes from shrinking!
Emotional heat map
If you try to remember the last time you felt angry, you might recall feeling this emotion around the upper part of your body – from your head to your chest and down your arms. When it comes to happiness, though, it is usually felt throughout our entire bodies.
There is no doubt that Nutella is one of the tastiest things in the universe. But have you ever stopped to think about why it’s so incredibly delicious? Well, it turns out this hazelnut spread isn’t made only of hazelnuts and cocoa powder, it also has palm oil, skimmed milk powder, and lots of sugar.
Learning the sign language alphabet is something everyone should do. While it might be hard to learn a whole new language from scratch, learning just the alphabet in ASL might be enough to help you communicate with anyone around you.
20 edible wild plants
This is a super cool guide that reminds us there are many plants that are safe to eat. However, unless you are a plant expert, we do not recommend actually eating any unknown plants in the wilderness. Sometimes, different types of plants look the same but aren’t.
How to determine the shape of your eyebrows
The first line, lining up with the corner of your nose and the inner corner of your eye, determines where your eyebrow should start. The end of your eyebrow, on the other hand, should line up with the corner of your nose and the outer corner of your eye. The third line shows that the bottom of the start and end of your eyebrow should line up.
The density of different liquids and objects
If you don’t remember your high school chemistry classes, let us remind you that liquids have different densities. This is why it’s possible to stack up lamp oil, water, dish soap, milk, maple syrup, and honey in the same glass without them mixing.
Mattress dimensions and bed sizes
Whether you are in the market for a new mattress or just curious to know which kind of bed is the biggest that manufacturers will make, this chart is pretty interesting. It turns out a king-size bed is not even close to the biggest bed size available out there.
How Big Bird is operated
If you’ve ever seen Sesame Street, you have probably wondered how Big Bird is operated. It turns out the 8ft-tall bird is controlled by a puppeteer who uses his right hand to move its beak and watches the world around him through a tiny monitor strapped to his chest.
Running shoe lacing techniques
If you get black toenails from running, you should give this first lacing technique a try. If you feel like your heel slips while you are running, the second technique might change your life.
Canvas size guide
If you are an artist, this guide might be pretty obvious to you. But for the rest of us, it’s brand new information. This is pretty useful if you’re just starting out as an artist or if you are looking for some artwork for your walls.
Cooking conversions chart
We can all agree that the units we use for cooking and baking are pretty complicated, so this chart is here to help uncomplicate things. Although the system is a little hard to understand, this guide might be useful if you would like to compare cups to tablespoons to gallons.
How to balance the flavors of your meal
Next time you put too much salt in your food, don’t panic. You won’t have to throw it away. A few tricks to get rid of the salty taste are: masking it with some lemon or vinegar, soaking it up with starchy foods, or diluting it with a creamy ingredient.
The role of each tooth
How cool is this drawing? This person knows a lot about teeth. This diagram illustrates the different roles that each tooth has in our mouth. While our incisor teeth take the first bites into our food, the molars are used exclusively for crushing and grinding our food.
Amount of sugar in popular drinks
Although there is nothing wrong with having some soda sometimes, drinking sugary drinks on a daily basis is not really good for your health. This diagram illustrates just how much sugar is in a tiny bottle of soda or sports drink.
If you are not a fan of hats, you might think they are all the same. This guide helps us identify some of the most common types of hats. Apparently, an ivy cap and a newsboy hat are completely different even though they look basically the same…
Their, there & they’re
If you still get the words there, their and they’re confused, this diagram might help you memorize the difference between them. “Their” is a possessive pronoun, “there” is an adverb that refers to location, and “they’re” is a contraction combining the words “they are”.
Commonly known as the NATO phonetic alphabet, the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet allows people to spell out words and codes in a way anyone can understand over the phone or radio.
Six vegetables that are the same plant
Brassica Oleracea is a plant species that has been bred into dozens of different varieties. Its uncultivated form is known as wild cabbage, while some of its common cultivars are brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi.
Types of screwdrivers
If you thought there were only a couple of types of screwdrivers, you were very wrong. According to this chart, there are more than twenty different types of screwdrivers besides the regular slotted and Phillips-head.
How to read a cat
If you don’t have a cat, you might think that they are not expressive as dogs. But if you do have one, you know that is not true at all. These are some of the most common expressions of a cat’s emotions and what they mean.
If you don’t know Morse Code, here’s how you can understand these dashes and dots. While the length of a dot is one unit, the length of a dash is three units. While the space between parts of the same letter is one unit, the space between letters is three units.
Ear Piercing guide
Not all ear piercings are the same. In fact, there are several different types of piercings. When it comes to placement, a difference of just a few millimeters can be enough to increase your healing time from two months to nine.
Baking is a science. Using different ingredients will always get you different results. If you want cakier brownies, try using softened butter, but if you prefer chewier brownies, oil is the way to go.
Nautical tattoos and their meanings
While anchors meant that the sailor had crossed the Atlantic or was part of the Merchant Marines, nautical stars were meant to ensure the sailor could find his way back home. A full-rigged ship tattoo signified that the sailor had sailed around Cape Horn.
The cousin explainer
If you don’t know what a second or third cousin is, this guide is for you. What is a first cousin once removed? It’s either your first cousin’s child or your second cousin’s parents. As complicated as it may sound, this chart makes it easy to understand.
How to halve a recipe
Although it’s obvious that half a cup is half a cup, you might not know that half of a 1/3 cup is 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons. Did you know that half a 3/4 cup is 6 tablespoons? Now you do. This guide will be your best friend when halving a recipe.
How long you can keep meat in the fridge
If you are not a chef, you probably don’t know how long you can store raw meat in the refrigerator before it goes bad. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, poultry can be stored in the fridge for one to two days before cooking or freezing. Beef and pork can be kept in the fridge for three to five days.
If you’ve ever tried to bake a cake at 3 am because you were feeling snacky and then realized you were out of semi-sweet chocolate, you know how life-changing this chart is. Next time you are out of semi-sweet chocolate, you won’t have to run to the store, you’ll remember you can use unsweetened chocolate and sugar instead.
How to make a couch-fort
If you have ever wondered how you could improve your childhood pillow forts, this guide is for you. It turns out you can make an awesome fort using only your couch and its cushions! We can’t wait to try this one.
Animals In The Womb
How cute are these tiny animals in the womb?! This is definitely something we never knew we wanted to know, but now that we’ve seen these little babies we can’t stop thinking about them. It turns out elephants and dolphins are even cuter as fetuses! Who knew?!
A beginner’s guide to common bra types
Even if you are a bra connoisseur, chances are you’ve never seen all of these different types of bras. If you don’t know where to start your perfect bra journey, remember these undergarments can be divided into four categories: padded, non-padded, wired, and non-wired. Then, all you need to do is choose between demi and full coverage.
The layers of the Earth’s crust
We all know that Earth is old and we are only tiny little specks of dust in the history of the planet. But it’s when we look at diagrams like this one that we truly understand how insignificant humans are in comparison to how long Earth has been around.
How to draw an eye
Drawing is not easy, let alone drawing a realistic eye. But this guide makes it look possible. Apparently, all you need to do in order to draw an eye is start with a simple shape, then slowly add details until your kindergartener-level art looks like a black-and-white photo.
An illustrated guide to the Tarantino Cinematic Universe
A character’s wardrobe is sometimes as important as their lines. When it comes to Tarantino’s movies, it’s possible to identify their characters only by looking at their iconic outfits. Here are some great examples of iconic character outfits.
Different types of strabismus
It turns out strabismus isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of condition. There are a few different types of strabismus as we can see in this image: esotropia, exotropia, hypertropia, and hypotropia.
Types of underwear
We all know underwear comes in all shapes and sizes. But before looking at this chart, we honestly had no idea that there was so much variety when it came to underwear types.
Know your poo
Here’s a chart you probably didn’t know you needed, but it turns out your poop says a lot about your health. If you ever notice your stool doesn’t look like the one on the top left corner of this chart, it might be a good idea to give your doctor a call.
Types of acne
If you have ever struggled with blackheads or blemishes, you probably know more than the average person about the different types of acne. It turns out whiteheads are not the same as closed comedones, and pustules are not the same as cysts.
Different lumber flaws
Here’s a guide you probably never knew you needed. It turns out there’s a lot more to lumber than we imagined. Checks, shakes, splits, knots, and wanes are just some of the flaws lumber can have. It can also be cupped, twisted, bowed and crooked.
When it comes to the glutes, there are three very important muscles that form the mass of the buttock: the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus.
Mucus colors and their meanings
Whenever we are sick, we wonder if the color of our mucus means anything other than “you have a cold.” It turns out that the different colors of mucus do mean different things. For example, yellow mucus means your cold or infection is getting worse before it gets better.
UK English Cheat Sheet
As we all know, some British words are spelled one way and pronounced in another completely different way. A few examples are Worchestershire, Gloucester, Leicester, and Birmingham. Besides, there are many words we use that they don’t necessarily understand and vice versa, for example, cilantro, cookie and chips.
When it comes to gas, we can all agree there are different ways of releasing it. This fun chart shows us some of the most common farting techniques.
When to clean
Do you know which parts of your house should be cleaned daily, weekly or monthly? While you can probably get away with only vacuuming your living room once a month, you should try to wipe your kitchen cabinets daily.