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6 Life Tips from Animals

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6 Life Tips from Animals

Adam Verwymeren, Networx

Animals inspire us, entertain us and keep us company. But the animal kingdom also offers us plenty of tips and tricks on how to live smarter and more efficiently. Freed of human burdens, these creatures live a life far more natural than the ones we live. So let’s tear a page from their books and take a few cues from the animal kingdom.

Go Vertical: A vibrant ecosystem of small animals gobbling up all the ground-level edibles creates an interesting problem: Scarcity down below while a bounty hangs in the tress up above. Giraffes have evolved an interesting solution to this problem: Go vertical. For dwellers of cramped apartments that always seem to be running out of space, take a little inspiration from the giraffe. Start using more vertical space to solve your scarcity problem. Stackable crates, shelves, hooks and pulleys are a great way to fit more stuff in less space. C’mon, you know you want to do a little DIY carpentry.

Love Your Kitchen: The mere sound of a can of tuna or bag of dog food being opened can send a pet sprinting to receive its meal. Pets understand the importance of the kitchen and mealtimes. Unfortunately for many of us, our pets have more structured and better eating habits than we do. Eating has become a mindless act to be done in the car, while walking down the street or sitting on the couch, rather than a moment to be cherished. So make your kitchen and your mealtimes special.

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9:06PM PST on Feb 16, 2014

:) Thanks for sharing.

10:13AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Adam, I loved this article!! It was so cool the way you tied things to certain animals!!
We use our vertical space (even though our cats have to inspect it).
We prepare and cook in the kitchen, but we eat in the Dining Room.
We have learned to appreciate what we have.
We do need to work on ditching some of the clutter!!
Our pantry is stocked pretty well.
I am always starting some sort of DIY project and drag my husband into it, also.

8:35AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012


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7:30PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

This article was clever. Thank you!

10:46PM PST on Feb 29, 2012


5:31PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

We humans must not forget that we are animals in the mammal catagory. Thousand of other species of 'animals' are now extinct or becoming that way, because of homo sapiens sapiens, animal, the self named wise humans - that us. We certainly don't pay attention or apply lessons once learned in the long-term intelligence, wisdom, of true survival.

3:43PM PST on Feb 28, 2012

Interesting but there is nothing wrong with some knick knacks around-besides, what would the cat toss off the shelf if I am not on time in feeding her!

3:19PM PST on Feb 28, 2012


12:13PM PST on Feb 28, 2012

Thanks a lot!

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I must admit that they do look delicious ☺

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