25 Common Things That You’re Doing Wrong

Posted by , Updated on March 16, 2017

People aren’t perfect. We mess up all the time…probably even more than that; however, there are some things that we just do wrong out of simple ignorance. We may not realize that there is a better or a “right’ way. Having said that, these are 25 Common Things That You’re Doing Wrong!

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Conditioning hair

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You’re supposed to leave the conditioner in for at least a minute. It’s not shampoo.


Using roundabouts

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Unless you are in France, you aren’t supposed to slow down to let people in.

Note: even in France, where this is more common, they have started to eliminate the so-called priorité à droite (priority to the right) at newer roundabouts.


Using onramps

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You’re supposed to accelerate to highway speed and then merge, not vice versa. It’s safer this way, and you’re also making use of the onramp.


Lifting heavy things

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Many people bend over and lift with their back. This is an easy way to get injured. You should keep your back straight and lift with your legs.


Shooting videos on your phone

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For some reason, people insist on doing these in portrait mode. It looks less professional, especially if the video goes viral.



toilet paperSource: wikihow

Humans are actually designed to poop in a squatting position. Unfortunately, however, western toilets don’t support that feature.



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The majority of people have poor posture, which can lead to back problems later in life. Try to make sure your shoulders are pushed back and your back is straight.


Racking pool balls

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The lip on the triangle is supposed to be facing up. This is so that you can pick the triangle up using your fingertips, not groom the pool table.


Cracking eggs

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Don’t crack the egg on the side of the pan/bowl/dish. That’s how you get yolk everywhere. Instead, strike it against a flat surface. This will weaken the wall of the egg, and then you can finish the job over the pan with no messiness.


Installing software

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Never accept the default install (unless you know exactly what is being installed). This is often how malware spreads. Select custom install, and only install the software you bought.



cprSource: webmd

You have to keep your elbows straight. Also, you don’t want to pump too fast or too slow. In some courses, they teach you to keep pace with the song by Queen, “Another One Bites The Dust.” And yes, we see the irony of that.


Cutting loaves of bread

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You’re supposed to use the serrated knife. And it’s a lot easier if the loaf is upside down.


Making Caprese salad

caprese saladSource: wikihow

You’re supposed to use oil and salt, not balsamic. Balsamic is for dipping the bread that you’re eating alongside the salad.


Losing weight

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The only proper way to do this is to very strictly count calories. It takes a lot of dedication, but if you really want to lose weight, write down exactly how much you’re eating and keep it under the maximum for your body type. Broadly speaking, guys should eat 2500 calories/day to maintain and 2000 calories/day to lose one pound of fat per week. For women, it would 2000 calories/day and 1500 calories/day respectively.


Using a nutcracker

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The nut doesn’t go in the mouth; it goes in the small of the back


Wearing earbuds

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Although it’s probably considered unconventional, you can wrap the wire once around your ear so that if it gets a tug, it won’t come shooting out.




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You’re not supposed to re-use them! The first thing a hacker will do once they get into one of your accounts is try the same password on the rest of them!


Walking in the road

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This one is specific to the United States, but when you walk in the road, you should walk in the direction of oncoming traffic. This way you can actually see the car before it hits you!


Turning onto multi-lane streets

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You’re supposed to turn into the lane that is closest to you. For example, if you are turning right, you should end up in the right lane.


Buttoning jackets

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If you have two buttons, you’re only supposed to button the top one!


Using kitchen foil

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The shiny side should be on the inside, not the outside!


Mixing up England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom

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England is a country. England + Wales + Scotland is Great Britain. And Great Britain + Northern Ireland is the United Kingdom.


If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to check out 25 Things You’ve Probably Been Cleaning Wrong.


Peeling bananas

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If you’ve ever seen a monkey do it, they start by squeezing the bottom. This way you don’t end up smashing the banana before you eat it. And you can use the stem to hold it!


Eating sushi

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You don’t mix the wasabi with the soy sauce. You put the wasabi on the sushi and then dip the whole thing.


Order of operations

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We all know PEMDAS (parenthesis, exponents, multiply, divide, add, subtract). But what a lot of people don’t seem to realize is that M (multiply) and D (divide) are interchangeable, as are A (add) and S (subtract).



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