⚡ Bring stale tortilla chips back to life

ALSO: World’s best high fives

Good morning life hackers,

This is 1000 Life Hacks, the daily newsletter that helps you improve your life each and every day… even if that’s just a little bit. 🥳

Hack of the day: Stop saving the “good wine” for a good day. On a good day all wine tastes good. On a bad good the wine will make things better.

Here’s what you’ll learn today:

  • Bring stale tortilla chips back to life

  • 🖐️ World’s best high five

  • 🪟 How to squeegee like a pro

  • 💻 5 Helpful links

  • 🎁 Bonus hack!

Read time: 3 minutes

Don't toss those stale tortillas—give them a second life!

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and bake them for just 10 minutes. Like magic, their crunchiness will be restored, making them as tasty as when they were fresh.

Once revived, these tortillas can handle any thickness of salsa you choose to pile on. This quick and easy trick saves you from wasting food and ensures you enjoy a satisfying snack.


The first high five supposedly happened at Dodgers Stadium between Glenn Burke and Dusty Baker in 1977.

Since then, it has been a commonly used symbol of a job well done. But if you’ve ever wondered why sometimes you get that perfect connection, and other times you don’t, it’s because of elbow height.

If you want to get that perfect high five connection with someone, the best way to do it is to look at their elbow. This will make you match elbow height with them, and you’ll never miss again.


The next time you’re squeegeeing a window, pay attention to the direction in which you’re wiping. If you’re wiping horizontally on the outside, make sure to wipe vertically on the inside.

This will make things much easier when it comes to cleaning up leftover streaks. You’ll easily be able to tell which side of the window they’re on because of the direction.



  1. Natural cold remedies. 12 simple (and natural) remedies to try if you get the cold this winter. (LINK) 

  2. Remove rust stains. Tackle all those built up rust stains in your bathroom with this DIY hack. (LINK)

  3. Fatherless youtube channel. This man created a Youtube channel to help kids who grew up fatherless like him. (LINK)

  4. What is ultra processed foods? Certified dietician nutritionist Loraine Kearney explains how they may taste different from minimally processed foods. (LINK)

  5. Alka-Seltzer is a cleaning secret weapon. You’d be surprised how many things you can clean with Alka-Seltzer. (LINK)

More links tomorrow!


That’s all for today. I hope your day is at least just a little bit better after reading.

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