🍯 Stop microwaving your honey

ALSO: Mastering camera-friendly colours

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: You can remove underarm sweat stains by spraying lemon juice on the area before washing them.

Here’s what you’ll learn today:

  • 🍯 Stop microwaving your honey

  • 📱 The conversation escape app

  • 📸 Mastering camera-friendly colours

  • 💻 5 Helpful links

  • 🎁 Bonus hack!

Read time: 3 minutes

Never soften your honey in the microwave! Microwaving honey may seem convenient, but it's a nutrient killer. The heat zaps away the goodness inside, leaving you with a sugary liquid devoid of health benefits.

Honey is a complex mixture of sugars, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. The microwave's high temperatures can denature these components, rendering them less effective or even inactive. Enzymes, which contribute to honey's health benefits, are particularly sensitive to heat.

So, next time your honey needs a little TLC, give it a warm water bath—it's the caring touch that keeps both the honey and your health intact.


When in front of the camera, colour matters. If you want to project a larger presence, go for yellow; it'll give you that extra boost.

On the flip side, if you're aiming for a more slim and compact appearance, green is your go-to choice.

It's all about playing with perception, and these color tricks can be your secret weapons. So, next time you're gearing up for the lens, keep it simple: yellow for bigger, green for smaller.


Ever wish for an escape button from those awkward work chats? Enter the "Nope, can't right now" Chrome extension. Just click the discreet button, and it will call your phone with instructions on how to get out of the conversation. 

Follow these easy steps for conversational freedom:

  • Install the extension from the Chrome Web Store.

  • Spot the discreet button in your browser toolbar.

  • Click the button when you're stuck in a conversation you want out of.

  • Your phone will ring shortly after.

  • Answer the call for instructions on how to get out of the chat.

No more cringe-worthy conversations—just smooth getaways at your fingertips. Grab control of your social interactions now!



  1. Weight loss after 35. Ways to the metabolism downshifts, kids and work events that blow up your weight loss goals. (LINK) 

  2. How to care for your Christmas tree. What it really takes to care for a REAL Christmas tree, and if it’s right for you. (LINK)

  3. First runner with down syndrome completes NYC Marathon. A runner makes history as one of the first women with down syndrome to complete 10-hour NYC marathon. (LINK)

  4. Maybe you’re burnt out, not lazy. A great video by Psych2Go offering 6 signs that maybe you’re just burnt out, not lazy. (LINK)

  5. The right way to wash a sweater. Never ruin a sweater again, thanks to these simple washing tips. (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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