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    23 Ways To Be A Better Adult This Month

    "Who is FICA and why is he getting all my money?"— Rachel Green and you.

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    1. Don't forget to file your taxes before the April 15th deadline! If you're anxious about filing them unassisted, try using TurboTax, H&R Block, or a similar service that makes the process a lot easier.


    TurboTax has a free edition as well as premium editions that go for $59.99+!

    Also, read this helpful guide on filing taxes for the first time!

    2. Switch to reusable cotton rounds that are better for the environment and will save you money in the long run.

    Promising review: "Quit throwing away your makeup remover pads...get these reusable ones! You just use them, put them into the washable bag that they come in, and toss them all into the washing machine. They come out pretty clean so you can use them again. Literally wash, rinse, and repeat. They are not cheap feeling and should last a long time." —Utsunshine

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three color combos).

    3. If you get headaches from constantly staring at a screen, invest in a pair of computer glasses. These are stylish and can help to minimize eye strain caused by blue light.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Check out our full review of these Privé Rexaux computer glasses!

    Promising review: "Peep the photo above to see how different my screen looks through them. They don't change the ~color~ (important, since my job is to shop for all of you all day, and I don't want to recommend a sweater thinking the color is different), but they do reduce the glaring brightness and just tone things down a bit. And when I remember to actually wear them, my eyes seriously do feel so much fresher and less painfully dry and tired at the end of the day. They're so lightweight and comfy to wear, I usually forget I even have them on. Plus, they're pretty damn stylish!" —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (also check out Privé Rexaux's Amazon page for all the available eyeglass and sunglass styles).

    4. Pick up some helpful tips on how to fall asleep faster and get better quality rest.


    For example, did you know that the ideal sleeping temperature is between 60–67 degrees? A warm room might actually be keeping you awake!

    Also, check out some products that'll help you get eight hours of sleep!

    5. Abandon your reputation of being a serial houseplant killer by reading a book on how to develop a green thumb.


    This book offers basic knowledge for horticulture novices, tips and tricks on how to take care of houseplants, and information on 50 different types of popular houseplants. Plus, there are cute illustrations!

    Promising review: "Really great guide to houseplants. I am an experienced outdoor vegetable gardener who has never had much success with houseplants. The only one I've ever been able to keep alive is George, my un-killable Aspidistra (Iron Plant). Thanks to this book and the more detailed, but less cute, book 'Practical Houseplant,' I now have a little forest of air cleaning plants, succulents, retro '70s plants (rubber plant and Swiss cheese plant), and even two indoor banana trees — all healthy and happy. Even George is happier than ever, with new leaves." —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    6. Rescue your slightly-too-tight leather loafers with shoe stretchers (instead of asking your S.O. to walk around in them for several hours).

    Promising review: "Just bought a fabulous new pair of shoes that didn't really fit. Aside from being sold out everywhere I looked, the next size up would have been too big as they don't offer half-sizes once you get past size 10 (a conspiracy against tall women, I suspect). Determined to make it work, I found this baby on Amazon. After it arrived, I inserted the stretchers in for 24 hours and like magic, my shoes now fit!" —Katrina

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three sizes).

    7. Eliminate stubborn spots and odors leftover by your fur baby (who just loves peeing on the new carpet) using a highly effective stain remover.


    Promising review: "I had tried cleaning this pet stain using my normal household products with no luck. I ordered this product and used it on the stain three days after it was made. The picture speaks for itself. I would definitely recommend this product." —Ottinger

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    8. Protect yourself against data thieves by slipping your credit cards into RFID-blocking sleeves.


    The best part is you don't have to switch to a special RFID-blocking wallet — you can still use your current one. Each set comes with 14 credit card holders and four passport protectors.

    Promising review: "I tested it with my RFID chip security doors at work and when my card is in the sleeve, the door doesn't open, and my card is completely protected. I use these on all my credit cards and passport. These can be used everyday, I've used one for my everyday bank card; I've had it for a few months and there are very little signs of wear but no rips or tears. 10/10 would recommend." —Jerry

    Get an 18-piece set from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. Stay in shape with minimum time, effort, and equipment by following these 30-minute body weight workouts.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Brb, trying out the Netflix Workout on this list!

    Also, check out some tips on how to keep fit with a full-time job.

    10. Refresh and brighten your skin using an antioxidant-rich and fragrance-free Vitamin C serum.


    This serum brightens, moisturizes, and tones skin and is gentle enough for daily use.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this product! This packaging grabbed my attention while I was shopping through the beauty aisle and impressed me even more when I took it home! This is very lightweight and not heavy on the skin. The dropper also grabs the right amount of product for your face. The scent is also fresh and nothing too strong, I would highly recommend!" —Steph

    Get it from Walmart for $12.88.

    11. Never forget your login info again by writing everything down in password book. Just be sure to keep it in a safe place!


    Promising review: "I finally have all of my usernames, passwords, account numbers, service providers, etc. all in one place. No more sticky notes and little pieces of ripped paper or resetting my passwords all the time to only forget and reset them again. I searched for a couple weeks until I decided on this particular book. It seemed to offer the best layout and amount of information I could log and hasn't disappointed me yet. I love it! Let's face it, in this day and age, usernames and passwords pile up before we know it, and this little book is a perfect solution to organizing such info all in one place. You can even store internet service info for easy reference." —Elizabeth R.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    12. If you suffer from motion sickness, morning sickness, or other forms of nausea, try an acupressure wrist band that may help to relieve some of those symptoms.

    Promising review: "I get VERY sea sick and these worked like a CHARM during my cruise. Whenever I put them on, my nausea went away in minutes. When I took them off, I felt sick almost instantly. They do leave an imprint on your wrists, but that is nothing compared to the relief they provide. I was skeptical of their effectiveness before buying but TRUST ME, they work wonders." —ninakraw

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    13. Make your trip to recycling center a breeze by loading cans, bottles, and paper products into a triple-compartment tote.


    Promising review: "I had looked for a convenient way to deal with my recycling, and I didn't want big bins that would take a lot of space. When I saw this, I have to confess that I was rather skeptical. However, I was wrong! This item is fantastic and really practical. It is easy to carry, which was essential for me since I live in an apartment building, and the sections are spacious. It looks very nice and sturdy and really keeps the sorting easy! Great buy, don't hesitate!" —Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    14. Sweep scraps into a handy over-the-cabinet bowl during food prep so you have a clean countertop to work with.


    This bowl also comes with a brush/scraper.

    Promising review: "I sometimes get suckered into kitchen gadgets that I never use, but this thing is awesome! Keeps the counter clean, you can either scoop the parts you want to put in the trash into this (strawberry stems, onion peels, etc.), or you can put the parts you want to use in here to make them easier to dump into the pan (broccoli florets, chopped peppers and onions, etc.). Makes it so much easier than trying to scrape chopped veggies off the cutting board into the pan and spilling them all over. Love this thing!" —*BeckyC*

    Get it from Amazon for $13.41.

    15. Learn how to get out of debt and start saving money by reading The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. Reviewers say it's life-changing!


    Promising review: "Dave Ramsey's book allowed me to gain a new perspective about saving money, budgeting, and investing. I went from having saved no money (ever), to paying off debt and saving my first 10k. This book is well written, entertaining, and easy to understand. Dave does an amazing job of outlining the basics of changing harmful money habits. Overall GREAT read!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    16. Encourage yourself to hit your daily hydration goal with a pretty lavender water bottle. You'll actually look forward to pulling this out of your bag.


    This 18-ounce water bottle is double-wall vacuum insulated to keep drinks hot for up to eight hours and cold for up to 24.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    17. Whip up filling and delicious dinners that won't cost more than $10 to prepare.


    Recipes include white cheddar mac and cheese with chicken and broccoli, chickpea masala, and sesame peanut noodles. Yum!

    18. Set aside six minutes each day (three in the morning, and three in the evening) to reflect on your day and jot down your thoughts in a gratitude journal.


    This journal has a brief introduction on the science behind positive psychology as well as how to implement it in your daily life. There's room for documenting your daily, weekly, and monthly routines, plus blank pages for your notes.

    Promising review: "It was recommended to me by a dear friend and to be honest, I was extremely skeptical at the beginning. I thought… here we go, another wannabe guidebook that wants to give me a ready-made happiness recipe. But I was wrong! This book is different because it doesn’t give you questionable secrets to a fulfilled life. Instead, it provides you with knowledgeable insights from the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness, and self-reflection, all summarized in a comprehensible and witty way. I see this book as a tool for becoming more mindful, but you have to apply the principles yourself — in small and steady steps, and yes, six minutes a day are enough. Take it from someone who rarely commits to something… this diary is definitely worth the commitment." —Shanu

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90 (available in three colors).

    19. Bring all your grocery bags (or dry cleaning) home in one trip using a sturdy carrying strap.

    Grocery Gripps

    Just string all the bags onto the strap and sling it over your shoulder — you'll even have one hand free to open the door.

    Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! Carrying the bags over my shoulder worked really well for me because it allowed me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. I initially balked at the expense of this product, but it's very well made, sturdy, and really makes our lives easier. It's worth the money." —S. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    20. Download Duolingo — a free language app that'll help you learn a second (or third) language in your free time.

    iTunes Store

    There are games and incentives that'll make it feel fun instead of a chore.

    Promising review: "I love this app so much! It’s a great program to learn many different languages. And you learn it very quickly as well. It is divided by topics. Each topic has several levels. Level zero teaches you everything in that topic, and every level past that is basically just practice. This is totally worth downloading if you want to learn another language." —Grassy.Avocado

    Get it from the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store for free (in-app purchases available).

    21. Apply peel-and-stick backsplash tiles to give your kitchen a dramatic makeover without blowing your budget.

    The Home Depot

    These tiles are especially designed for use in kitchen and bathroom environments, so they are resistant to the heat of stovetops and the humidity of bathrooms (but don't use them in the shower). They won't turn yellow with time, and you don't need any adhesive or tools to apply them.

    Promising review: "Easy to apply to walls, looks like real tiles, completely changed the look of my kitchen. It took a weekend to put them up. Absolutely would use them again." —kp

    Get a four-pack from The Home Depot for $24.98 (available in three colors).

    22. Refresh your knowledge on money etiquette rules so no awkward situations arise during a night out with friends.

    Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

    These tips are actually super helpful, such as thinking about whether an even split for the bill is actually fair (especially if someone at the table didn't order a drink or chose a cheaper item on the menu).

    23. Finally, remember to call your mom because she always has good advice (and because she definitely misses you). This mug is a nice reminder.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $7.90.

    How we all feel whenever tax season rolls around:


    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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