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7 Movie Skills That Can Actually Help You Big Time

It is really handy to know a thing or two.

Almost everyone of us loves watching movies, though we may differ in terms of the genre we prefer. In some instances, the movie is so great that we cannot help but think of putting ourselves in the shoes of the characters. What if we are the ones on a handcuff? How can we find a way to free ourselves?

Truth is, this kind of scenes are likely to happen in real-life. But no matter how unexpected they can be, it is best that you are prepared.

We here at Elite Readers have come up with a list of movie-like tricks that can help you bail out even in the most dangerous of situations. Perhaps you will survive just like your favorite movie characters. Check them out below!

#7. Getting Handcuffs Off With a Match

Believe it or not, a single matchstick is enough to get off a pair of handcuffs. Just slightly flatten it using your teeth and stick it right into the hole (see image). And poof! You are off to go!

#6. Hiding Valuable Stuff

It is always important to keep valuable stuff (e.g. money, documents, etc.) hidden. Fortunately for you, there is a simple way to do it and all you need is a hammer, chair, rubber bands, and some nails. Here is how to do it: Flip the chair upside down and hammer the nails into the chair (do this in a form of a box). Be sure, however, to slightly bend the tips of the nails. Afterwards, stretch the rubber bands as you can see in the picture. You can then slip your money right underneath it.

#5. How to Get Out of a Zip Tie Handcuffs

If you can get off a pair of handcuffs, then doing this trick should not be an issue. The trick is to lift your hands above your head, and try to quickly pull them down (though your arms must be widely open at the same time). It might cause you some pain but it is totally worth it.

#4. Sending a Secret Message

Back in the days, people relay messages using a raven. This one here kind of works the same but the execution is slightly different. Write your message on a paper using a white crayon. At first, it will look totally blank. If someone wants to read it, he/she will just have to simply cover it with a marker. Voila! The message will instantly appear.

#3. Setting a Monitor on Your Door

It is really a great to have a way to check if someone gets inside your house, and this one here is exactly what you need. There is no fancy gadgets whatsoever. All you need is a tape and some string. Simply tape the string so it hangs slightly above your door. When a person opens or closes it, the string will get stuck between the door and the threshold. Now it is up to you to find safety.

#2. How to Create a Coded Message

There is a reason why some people love to use coded message. And if you think it is a difficult thing to do, then you need not to worry. Here is how you can do it by using a simple reflect method. All you have to do is write all the letters starting from A to M (do this in a single line). Underneath the letters write the letters N to Z. The trick is to change each letter of your message to the opposite letter of the two lines. For instance, “Hello” will now become “uryyb.”

#1. Waterproofing Matches

Whether you love hiking or not, you know that matches are of huge importance. But what if these matches are wet? I am pretty sure you will not be able to make a fire, right? Actually, not. There is a way to make them useful even when wet. Just paint these matches with nail polish or, much better, wax. You can either paint them from head to toe or just the tip.


25 Incredible Parenting Hacks To Make Life With Kids Easier

Find out how these parents made their life a little easier with these brilliant baby hacks.


Having a baby in the house can be a delightful yet shackling experience. Babies seem to see everything they can reach - or not reach - as a challenge. If you put something out of their reach; they'll adorably squish or stumble their cute round baby heads in tiny spots and high places just to reach it. We live in a world that is not safe, where everything we do should be done with caution, especially when it comes to kids.

Kids are naturally curious; one moment they are happily playing in the living room and the next you panic because you can't see them. The result is that parents can't do house chores because they need to keep their children within their sight. Have you ever had the same problem? What did you do? Here are some tips that you might want to try:

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14 Hairstyles That Can Be Done in 3 Minutes

Hairstyling has never been this easy…

The hair is one's crowning glory. For girls, it's one that reflects one's personality and fashion sense. If you have long hair, you know how hard it is to find time to keep it always neat, washed and arranged.

For some people, it may take a long period before they can get the hairstyle they want. To save you from the painstaking hairstyling problem, here are easy hairstyles you can do in just three minutes.

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80 Best Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

You are welcome!

It appears that the quest for achieving peak productivity is now similar to a religion. Otherwise, life hacks would not exist. And these are probably one of the things people love the most about the internet. They are basically short tips and/or tutorials designed to make our busy lives a little bit easier. From using clips to organize USB cords to applying beeswax on shoes to make them waterproof, they all make a huge difference in this world.

Obviously, you want to learn some quick and easy life hacks, especially the ones that are low-cost and save you time. Well, you have come to the right place. Elite Readers has compiled a list of life hacks perfect for your daily life. And, as mentioned above, they can really make your life easier.

Scroll down below and make sure you keep them in mind. You are welcome!

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