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16 Incredibly Helpful Subreddits That'll Actually Improve Your Life

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If you don't often (or never) look at Reddit, it can seem pretty overwhelming and the opposite of user-friendly.

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But the truth is that it's filled with informative, helpful communities, aka subreddits that span all categories from home decor to music recommendations. Here are some of my favorite, legitimately useful subreddits that can actually make your life better:

1. /r/LifeProTips

I am genuinely blown away by the amount of genius stuff I read on r/LifeProTips. I could spend (and have spent) hours scrolling through pages and pages of hacks you can put to use, like, that day. If you have a specific area of your life you're looking to improve, you can also filter the tips by category — there's home & garden, food & drink, travel, and a bunch more. I've learned everything from how to sound more professional at work to how I can set my home up for future success. My own pro tip about these pro tips: when you click on one, scroll down and look at the comments — there's usually more gold (and sometimes an even better tip) in the thread.
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I am genuinely blown away by the amount of genius stuff I read on r/LifeProTips. I could spend (and have spent) hours scrolling through pages and pages of hacks you can put to use, like, that day. If you have a specific area of your life you're looking to improve, you can also filter the tips by category — there's home & garden, food & drink, travel, and a bunch more. I've learned everything from how to sound more professional at work to how I can set my home up for future success. My own pro tip about these pro tips: when you click on one, scroll down and look at the comments — there's usually more gold (and sometimes an even better tip) in the thread.

2. /r/BulletJournal

Bullet journaling wouldn't be the same without inspiration from fellow bujo-ers. I literally spend hours scrolling through this one just to see the incredible artistic skills and creativity of the bullet journal community. Some of my favorites include this Windows 98-inspired spread, this mermaid mood tracker, and this retro pastel spread. Nestled in between all of the artistry are hacks for beginners and lots of hilarious pictures that'll make any journal lover cackle.
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Bullet journaling wouldn't be the same without inspiration from fellow bujo-ers. I literally spend hours scrolling through this one just to see the incredible artistic skills and creativity of the bullet journal community. Some of my favorites include this Windows 98-inspired spread, this mermaid mood tracker, and this retro pastel spread. Nestled in between all of the artistry are hacks for beginners and lots of hilarious pictures that'll make any journal lover cackle.

3. /r/MaleFashionAdvice

For a subreddit focused on men and what they should wear, this one is shockingly sweet and inspiring. It's mostly populated by men just trying to put their best foot forward through fashion. There are a lot of people asking (and giving advice on) things like how to dress for their first day of work, but there are also a ton of incredibly helpful resources, like a fit guide, an explanation of how to build an outfit, and a whole exploration on what to wear for prom. Oh, and /r/FemaleFashionAdvice is also good if you need more help in that area.
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For a subreddit focused on men and what they should wear, this one is shockingly sweet and inspiring. It's mostly populated by men just trying to put their best foot forward through fashion. There are a lot of people asking (and giving advice on) things like how to dress for their first day of work, but there are also a ton of incredibly helpful resources, like a fit guide, an explanation of how to build an outfit, and a whole exploration on what to wear for prom. Oh, and /r/FemaleFashionAdvice is also good if you need more help in that area.

4. /r/BuyItForLife

Sometimes, you have to spend a little more to get quality products, and this subreddit is home base for finding those worthy splurges. I love scrolling through and discovering century-old family heirlooms that still look like new and high-quality everyday items that you'll basically only ever have to buy once. Plus, it's filled with tips on how to make your stuff last longer, and alternatives for products or brands that aren't built to stand the test of time.
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Sometimes, you have to spend a little more to get quality products, and this subreddit is home base for finding those worthy splurges. I love scrolling through and discovering century-old family heirlooms that still look like new and high-quality everyday items that you'll basically only ever have to buy once. Plus, it's filled with tips on how to make your stuff last longer, and alternatives for products or brands that aren't built to stand the test of time.

5. /r/Travel

Even if you rarely travel far from your home, you'll probably find things you like in this subreddit. It's filled with stunning travel photos, advice on where to stay, and other little insider tips and ideas you might not find on Trip Advisor. Check out the related subreddits on the right side rail for more specific categories, like solo travel and road trips.
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Even if you rarely travel far from your home, you'll probably find things you like in this subreddit. It's filled with stunning travel photos, advice on where to stay, and other little insider tips and ideas you might not find on Trip Advisor. Check out the related subreddits on the right side rail for more specific categories, like solo travel and road trips.

6. /r/AskReddit

There is some truly bonkers shit in this one (it is Reddit after all) but every question posted here comes from a really genuine place of curiosity. Every time I open the page I find myself opening another 20 tabs because there are always so many threads I want to read. It's also a truly lovely community of all ages and backgrounds. Really! Everyone just wants the best for each other and I've found some amazing threads about mental health and self-care I'm always referring back to.
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There is some truly bonkers shit in this one (it is Reddit after all) but every question posted here comes from a really genuine place of curiosity. Every time I open the page I find myself opening another 20 tabs because there are always so many threads I want to read. It's also a truly lovely community of all ages and backgrounds. Really! Everyone just wants the best for each other and I've found some amazing threads about mental health and self-care I'm always referring back to.

7. /r/ABraThatFits

Unlike getting fitted for a bra, this subreddit is fun. Any question, thought, or struggle you've ever had with a bra is on here. There are memes to make you laugh through the tears of frustration, threads to tell you which brands make bras in your size, and just generally a group of people that make you feel way more supported than your bra salesperson (or even your bra) does.
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Unlike getting fitted for a bra, this subreddit is fun. Any question, thought, or struggle you've ever had with a bra is on here. There are memes to make you laugh through the tears of frustration, threads to tell you which brands make bras in your size, and just generally a group of people that make you feel way more supported than your bra salesperson (or even your bra) does.

8. /r/PersonalFinance

There is so much information in this subreddit that it has 14 subcategories, ranging from debt to insurance to taxes. And while it's no substitute for speaking to, like, a financial planner, it's a great spot to get alerted to scams, find out super easy money-saving tips, and generally feel a little less lost and confused when it comes to the whole money thing.
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There is so much information in this subreddit that it has 14 subcategories, ranging from debt to insurance to taxes. And while it's no substitute for speaking to, like, a financial planner, it's a great spot to get alerted to scams, find out super easy money-saving tips, and generally feel a little less lost and confused when it comes to the whole money thing.

9. /r/GetMotivated

If you're trying to get up the wherewithal to do literally anything — working out, starting your novel, making new friends — scrolling through here will give you that extra push you need. It's chock-full of funny quotes, comics, and a whole community of people ready to lift each other up.
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If you're trying to get up the wherewithal to do literally anything — working out, starting your novel, making new friends — scrolling through here will give you that extra push you need. It's chock-full of funny quotes, comics, and a whole community of people ready to lift each other up.

10. /r/BudgetFood

Low-cost recipes, meal plans, and food hacks all make their home here. It's all about making delicious, gourmet-quality meals on a dime. The subreddit also runs weekly recipe challenges, if you need a little motivation to get creative in the kitchen.
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Low-cost recipes, meal plans, and food hacks all make their home here. It's all about making delicious, gourmet-quality meals on a dime. The subreddit also runs weekly recipe challenges, if you need a little motivation to get creative in the kitchen.

11. /r/IfYouLikeBlank

Getting recommendations for new bands or poetry is as easy as checking out this subreddit. It's like having an all-knowing best friend who has great taste and knows what you like. What could be better than that?
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Getting recommendations for new bands or poetry is as easy as checking out this subreddit. It's like having an all-knowing best friend who has great taste and knows what you like. What could be better than that?

12. /r/IWantToLearn

Starting a new project or learning a new skill is a lot easier when you have an entire channel of people ready to help you. This subreddit is a goldmine for finding easy hobbies, learning how to be a morning person, figuring out how to truly relax, or any other topic you could dream of. Commenters on this subreddit usually have thorough, thoughtful answers that will truly make you want to learn or try something new.
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Starting a new project or learning a new skill is a lot easier when you have an entire channel of people ready to help you. This subreddit is a goldmine for finding easy hobbies, learning how to be a morning person, figuring out how to truly relax, or any other topic you could dream of. Commenters on this subreddit usually have thorough, thoughtful answers that will truly make you want to learn or try something new.

13. /r/Books

You guessed it: This subreddit is all about books! It's basically the best online book club ever, and like any good book club, it has a great structure. There are recurring threads about things like new releases and recommendations, and tons of AMAs ("Ask Me Anything") with authors so you can get inside the mind of your favorite writers.
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You guessed it: This subreddit is all about books! It's basically the best online book club ever, and like any good book club, it has a great structure. There are recurring threads about things like new releases and recommendations, and tons of AMAs ("Ask Me Anything") with authors so you can get inside the mind of your favorite writers.

14. /r/Churning

Accumulating and using points, aka churning, is pretty much a side hustle, and this subreddit is the place to learn how to do it the right way. It's essentially a community of people obsessed with using and manipulating credit card points and sign-up offers, and it includes helpful tips like how to know if churning isn't right for you, as well as discussions about building healthy credit. One of my coworkers has gotten a few free trips out of points and bonuses he learned about here. Talk about a win!
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Accumulating and using points, aka churning, is pretty much a side hustle, and this subreddit is the place to learn how to do it the right way. It's essentially a community of people obsessed with using and manipulating credit card points and sign-up offers, and it includes helpful tips like how to know if churning isn't right for you, as well as discussions about building healthy credit. One of my coworkers has gotten a few free trips out of points and bonuses he learned about here. Talk about a win!

15. /r/WritingPrompts

This subreddit is packed with truly thought-provoking prompts that users can submit their own responses to, and comment on the ones other people share. It's a welcoming place for amateur writers and people who just want to flex their creative muscles every once in a while, and even if you're not actively participating in it, it makes for fascinating reading material.
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This subreddit is packed with truly thought-provoking prompts that users can submit their own responses to, and comment on the ones other people share. It's a welcoming place for amateur writers and people who just want to flex their creative muscles every once in a while, and even if you're not actively participating in it, it makes for fascinating reading material.

16. /r/HowToNotGiveAFuck

I've become a firm believer that being neutral about more things is the secret key to happiness, so I love this subreddit. "Effortless actualization" is how it sums up its philosophy of acceptance. The page has a six-step process for achieving a "zero fucks given" attitude alongside its threads, which touch on everything from mastering mindfulness to decision making. Plus, the abundance of inspirational pictures and drawings will bring you a little bit of peace, even if not giving a fuck is a long way off.
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I've become a firm believer that being neutral about more things is the secret key to happiness, so I love this subreddit. "Effortless actualization" is how it sums up its philosophy of acceptance. The page has a six-step process for achieving a "zero fucks given" attitude alongside its threads, which touch on everything from mastering mindfulness to decision making. Plus, the abundance of inspirational pictures and drawings will bring you a little bit of peace, even if not giving a fuck is a long way off.

Did we miss your favorite subreddit? Tell us in the comments below!