The Adulting Handbook: 30 Things You Should Know Before You Turn 30

1Medical staff

Medical staff

In the US, it is illegal for medical staff to share any part of your medical record with law enforcement unless it is subpoenaed or you are under arrest.



Febreze kills ants and spiders on contact without the noxious smell of most indoor ant killers.

3Wikipedia mobile app

Wikipedia mobile app

The official Wikipedia mobile app has a 'Nearby' feature which shows areas/landmarks that have their own Wikipedia page.

4Free MS office suite

Free MS office suite

You can get Microsoft word, excel, and powerpoint for free with your school email address.

5The Great Suspender

The Great Suspender

The Great Suspender, chrome extension suspends tabs automatically, allowing you to keep a bazillion tabs open simultaneously without killing your CPU and memory.

6Dog food

Dog food

Grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs. It can caused kidney injury or even death. If your dog has eaten grapes, raisins, or maybe even grape juice within 2 hours, induce vomiting. Otherwise take them to the vet where they will likely give your dog something to help him or her vomit.

7Where is my Phone

Where is my Phone

In case if you lost your Android phone, just type 'Where is my Phone' into google search when logged in with the same account as your phone.

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The IRS will first contact you by mail if you have unpaid dues. If you get a call stating that they are the IRS, it is most likely a scam. Any phone call threatening you without prior contact by mail is a scam, especially if they’re threatening court action. Those always involve subpoenas and paperwork. If you get a call like that, just tell them to send a notice to your address on record and that you will respond promptly after that.

9ACLU app

ACLU app

When recording the police, use the ACLU app and they (American Civil Liberties Union) will upload the content to their servers, and they will prosecute if necessary.

10Google voice command

Google voice command

If Google misinterprets a voice command, you can correct it by saying “No, I said (the word it misheard)."

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