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The Alpha investment. (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by Jman1994678

Being Alpha is NOT only for dating. Being Alpha is a lifestyle. Being Alpha is an investment. The best investment you could ever invest in is yourself. If you invest in yourself the right way you will see substantial profits. The investments I'm gonna give is what I think that people need to take seriously and is what I think.

  1. The best investment is a gym membership. You've seen studies, you've seen the people that go to the gym. Science has backed it up and the best feeling is seeing your body transform into a work of art. The gym reduces stress, increases confidence like a motherfcker. Small advice for gym newbies: NEVER feel intimidated, that's beta as fck.

  2. Invest in your teeth. This sounds kinda out of the ordinary, but your smile is your biggest asset. The first thing people see when they meet you is your smile. Ya I know braces aren't cheap, get a second job if you have to. The results will be phenomenal. Take care of your teeth and they will take care of you.

  3. Invest in good quality foods. Don't be cheap on foods. What you put into your body is serious. Give yourself good fuel and keep your body running smooth.

  4. Invest in a good shaver. Keep yourself clean. Groom yourself. Put lotion on everyday. Women love seeing a man that keeps himself clean. Wear clothes that fit and make you look good.

  5. Invest in a good vacuum. Keep your living space clean. It's doesn't matter if you live in the backwoods of bumblefuck, Alabama; always have a well organized and kept up living space.

  6. Invest in a library card. Every book gives you new ideas and different perspectives on things. A library card is free. Every word you read is an asset that will better you.

  7. Invest in a skill. It doesn't matter if it's something manly like fixing cars or something not so manly like basket weaving. If that skill that benefits you, you're being Alpha.

  8. Invest in your manners. Have good manners to your friends, your mentors, and your colleagues, etc. Show respect even if they don't. Know when to say no and know when someone is a toxic asset I.e an asshole.

These are things that will better you. Feel free to call me out or add on to the list.


[–]Raikkonen716 329 points330 points  (37 children)

9 - Invest

Money fucking matters

[–]Libertarian-Party 95 points96 points  (28 children)

You guys want free money? Here it is: Roth IRA; 5500 a year contribution tax free. Compound interest is your friend.

[–]metallicdrama 43 points44 points  (18 children)

Especially for the broke people. It lowers your tax liability and if you have company match, it’s basically a free investment.

And you can still put money into a 401k after that.

The power of compounding is unreal. Time in market trumps all.

Another thing I tell broke people. Get cheap high deductible health insurance. Then save the amount of your annual deductible. Preferably in an HSA. Then get Care Credit. Saves a lot of money and you can spread out the cost interest free on the little things and if something major happens you’re good. Stick those savings in the market. The one time something big happens without insurance it fucks you hard. You can still have amazing credit without a lot of money.

If you’re poor, get free teeth cleanings from dental schools or community colleges with a dental hygiene program. They usually let you get one a year for very cheap, including X-rays and fillings. This pays major dividends later in life.

[–]sketchyuser 1 points1 points [recovered]

Roth IRA does not reduce your tax liability. It is post tax money. Traditional 401k will reduce your tax liability as it is pre tax and reduced your AGI.

[–]metallicdrama 0 points1 point  (15 children)

Yes and no. If you’re in a high tax bracket when you take money in retirement it does. Wasn’t clear what I meant. My bad. Using phone on toilet lol. BUT, you do get more back in a tax return if you put money in your Roth. At least in lower tax brackets. I don’t know if the new Trump tax plan changes that.

[–]sketchyuser 3 points4 points  (14 children)

I wasn't aware that roth allows you to reduce your tax burden at all. Do you have any sources to back that up? Thanks in advance

[–]RustyGatecrasher 1 points1 points [recovered]

Roth is after tax money you’re investing so the whole point is for young people to invest when they’re in a lower tax bracket than they will be at retirement

[–]sketchyuser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes.. that's only if you actually want to live on less money in retirement (or even retire at all) and if taxes don't go up...

[–]sketchyuser 1 points1 points [recovered]

People tend to be in lower tax brackets in retirement.

[–]jimbo_richie 1 points1 points [recovered]

Yes, if they don’t plan well. But if you save like your life depends on it and work hard, you will be in a higher tax bracket. And the way things are going culturally, aside from trump, I am guessing taxes are just going to keep going up in the future. Roth is the way to go, especially if you don’t make 6 figures right now.

[–]Swelfie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It depends. When you are done done, where are you getting your money for hookers and blow? Is it income or savings?

If it's savings, you should pay the tax man then because you are technically broke and what better time to pay taxes then when you are low income?

If it is income, then you should have paid the tax man when you were broke.

Trad says you will grow old and stop earning and then you pay your taxes as low income.

Roth says you are living off generating assets and you should have paid the tax man when you were broke.

[–]RustyGatecrasher 1 points1 points [recovered]

Not really. I don’t know about you but I plan on having a higher “income” (retirement account withdrawals, etc) when I’m 65 than I do in my 20s.

[–]sketchyuser 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That's the goal, but I already make more far more than I would need in retirement (est. 140-170k depending on the market) in my 20s. At 65 I would expect to not pay rent anymore and only property taxes, so my expenses would be dramatically lower, and as it is I still save more than 50% and live lavishly compared to my peers.

[–]TunedtoPerfection -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Other way around I believe.

You aren't taxed on the money until you take it out so when you retire . You no longer have taxable income when you retire so you tax bracket lowers then when you start pulling from the IRA technically you are now tax less then if you were taxed when the money was put in and you were making an income.

[–]metallicdrama 0 points1 point  (1 child)

A Roth is post tax contribution so that it isn’t taxed later. So it may not be “lowering” it per se, but definitely isn’t going to increase it when you take that money. Semantics of semantics lol. My bad again. Could be the difference between a tax bracket for some people though. If you’re taking 401k, SS, Roth money and you also have other income streams like rent etc having that untaxed Roth money in the mix is just less taxable income. If it was taxable from say a Traditional then you would def pay more taxes than if you were taking money from a Roth.

This is more beneficial if you have other income later in retirement. Whereas a traditional IRA is better if you’re going to be in a low income bracket when you retire anyways. Some people may wind up not paying taxes anyways on it. One isn’t necessarily better than another. Depends on a lot of the factors in life what will work out better.

As far as the rest of what I said the IRS was using my Roth contribution numbers as a deduction on TurboTax so it essentially doubled my return back then.

Sorry I don’t have any links. A lot of info online is very vague, generic and hard to apply to your own situation without a financial advisor sometimes.

[–]3nebder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tell your spouse to put their money into the Roth 401k option at work. That way when the payout comes in the divorce, the other spouse gets untaxed money.

Source: ex paid me off primarily with Roth 401k funds, no tax burden to me. I was taxed on the portion of the traditional 401k payout.

[–]Swelfie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is a simple answer to this that implies there is something here.

It is illegal to contribute to a Roth beyond a certain amount. The tax man is not an idiot. Small loopholes maybe. Infinite ones never unless unbelievably clever.

Roth contributions (and traditional IRA contributions) are capped at a rather miniscule amount.

Hence, there is money to be made here. If there wasn't then they wouldn't care if you did it all day long.

[–]K04free 5 points6 points  (5 children)

If your young you can assume more risk individual stocks, leveraged ETFs, and crypto. But do your own research and make your own choice.

[–]PAlove 11 points12 points  (4 children)

It's upsetting to see young people in well-paying jobs who don't have investments. They are easily the best and fastest way to turn your life around, financially speaking. Not to mention, doing research and learning how to invest is interesting and fun as fuck. Nothing quite like watching your portfolio go up 30% on a good day (or plummet 30% on a bad day...what a rush! ;) )

+1 for cryptocurrency, big things are happening.

[–]K04free 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Surprised I haven't seen crypto mentioned more on this sub. It's 100% bullish, even if you have no idea what your doing it's hard to lose. I bought in BNB two days at $9 now its at $23. There is no way this market will last, but you're dam sure I will take advantage of it while it does.

[–]PAlove 3 points4 points  (2 children)

255% in two days? Decent...bout average for crypto hahah

There is no way this market will last, but you're dam sure I will take advantage of it while it does.

This is exactly how you should look at crypto. I can't stand people who dismiss it as a bubble. They don't understand that the market being a bubble is irrelevant. Like you just said yourself, you made 255% in two days. Afraid of a bubble bursting? Fine, just pull out and you made more gains than any stock investor could ever hope for in two days.

If anyone wants to get started, send me a PM. I can give a basic rundown of where to start and some blockchain fundamentals.

[–]K04free 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I agree. I pulled out 33% of my coins, gonna let the rest ride because I think binance is great service and the coin will go up in the long term.

[–]Horger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you guys found viable options for transferring crypto back into fiat? I have read lots of horror stories about going back to Coinbase to do a wire transfer.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This, all the way. I've maxed out for 2017 and am now starting on 2018. Shit feels good.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ally bank offers high interest rates for savings accounts and checking accounts. Certificates of deposits will get you even higher rates if your willing to just keep the money in the bank for a certain amount of time without taking it out. More money you have in the bank account, the more free ones you earn from interest and doing nothing.

[–]PAlove 12 points13 points  (4 children)

For those who can handle risk, look into cryptocurrency. Regardless of whether you think it's a bubble or not, people are out there turning their part-time, basement dwelling savings into five, six, or even seven figure portfolios.

Put in some money you can afford to lose, and strap in for a wild ride.

[–]obama_loves_nsa 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Can confirm. Invested 20k into BTC/ETH and and bunch of alt coins back in Oct 2017.

Have over 150k in gains.

Shit is off the god damn chain

[–]Vaukins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Paper gains or real profit?

[–]RedSyringe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a shitload to gain just since October. Are you trading?

[–]TheNextMilo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, and don’t forget the prenups!

[–]2chazthundergut 70 points71 points  (13 children)

Solid advice, overall. Here's two I would add:

  1. Invest in your friendships. Take time out of your schedule to keep up with your bros.

  2. Invest in a good mattress. You spend more time on that one piece of furniture than any other.

[–]Rudeyyyy 6 points7 points  (12 children)

Can confirm. I spent $2500 on a new mattress and my back feels so good. No soreness whatsoever. Very comfortable too. A quote I like to use is "Get what you pay for." Be cheap get cheap. Spend a little more and have a little better quality product. This goes for important stuff like cars, furniture, and tattoos especially. Also food, dental care and others. Clothes is hit or miss. You can look good in a t shirt and jeans if you have a body but when it comes to suits then spend some money.

[–]okuli 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I bought memory foam mattress 7 years ago for 300. I like it a lot, very comfy and I don't plan to replace it anytime soon. YMMV

[–]TallDarkandBot 3 points4 points  (1 child)

How's the sex on it though?

[–]okuli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I actually like it better because there's no box spring, no distracting sounds at most intense moments, lol.

[–]InterNetting 2 points3 points  (2 children)

$2500 for a mattress is very high even a top quality king size. Hope they threw in the rest of the bed set at that price.

[–]Rudeyyyy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well yeah I got the frame and box spring with it too.

The bedroom set itself was 900. Came with a full size frame, headboard, footboard, end table, and dresser with a big mirror. It was worth it. Good quality too.

[–]MyReddit6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hope they threw in the sales girl for that price...

[–]room_303 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Now that mattress owns you.

[–]Rudeyyyy 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I sit on it all the time for hours on end does it really own me? I assert dominance by laying on top and spreading myself out.

[–]CSHooligan 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It wants you to think you've won.

[–]Rudeyyyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've been asserting dominance for a few months on it. Gotta mark your territory. That mattress can miss me with that bullshit.

[–]truedemocracy3 31 points32 points  (19 children)

Some advice for any gym noobies: not only do people not care about you being new to working out, but those buff guys that movies/media/society taught you were big bros and assholes? They are just like everyone else - in fact most of them are nice as hell and would love to help someone out if they are new.

I avoided the gym until about 22. I was in high school and couldn't even bench press the bar (yea people like us exist. Life of video games can do that to you) so there is no way you were any worse than me. Take this guys advice - cook your own food, lift weights and exercise regularly, you will see results

I've only been seriously lifting for 4-5 years. I don't compare myself to guys at the gym but the guy I was 6 months ago and keep trying to improve. You'll get there - if I wear a well fitted shirt I will get checked out by coworkers or people in public all the time. And it is worth it!

Also one thing I'd add is to put money in investing - the younger the better. Until you have a war chest just stick it in some index fund tracking the market and don't touch it

[–]ioncehadsexinapool 0 points1 point  (18 children)

Can you help me with a noobie routine? I have a planet fitness membership

[–]FirstNamesMusic 12 points13 points  (7 children)

Most basic advice, don't workout at planet fitness.

It's a Blue pilled establishment. How can you become red pill and unleash your inner man when your temple is blue pilled?

[–]ioncehadsexinapool 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Because I’m just getting started

[–]FirstNamesMusic 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Nah man, dive in. I promise it will be better.

My comment was a but snarky on purpose. Planet fitness bans those who work out too hard and grunt/wear tank tops.

It would be like trying to rise above your station in a socialistic pc society.

Go to a gym with beautiful women and jacked men. Trust me, just their presence will push you. Make it a goal to become better than them. Just lift as heavy as you can as often and you will be (of course with proper eating)

I'm not being overly critical of you, I promise this is the best way. It will be harder over time at PF. If you truly want to change I would recommend switching gyms.

[–]ioncehadsexinapool 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Thanks. I will eventually switch gyms. I just already have a membership, it’s cheap, and I wanna get more comfortable around the gym. Plus, lots of college ladies there (good location)

[–]Zilla217 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I started out at planet fitness for my first eight months. I built a physique that gets checked out just by using dumbells. I got out of there and joined a real gym and regret not doing it earlier.

If you have the drive though, you can make gains in a fucking forest in the middle of nowhere. Just have a lot of food!

[–]MadeSomewhereElse 0 points1 point  (2 children)

As far as banning certain behaviors, that really varies by location.

[–]ioncehadsexinapool 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I live in Michigan. It’s fairly conservative here so banning based on shit like that would be hilarious

[–]MadeSomewhereElse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know planet fitness leans hard into the anti buff people thing on their commercials. I don't care what gym you go to, we all hate it when people yell or make so much noise it can be heard over headphones.

[–]truedemocracy3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very basic advice? Work on different muscle groups on different days. I do chest/triceps one day, biceps/shoulders the next, legs another day (with squats), and then a cardio workout like rowing or running on the 4th day. Focus on low rep, good form, heavy weight exercises (look up strong lifts).

For diet I try to eat the equivalent of 3 chicken breasts a day (one over lunch, one dinner, and one snack before bed). Of course chicken gets boring so I will throw in turkey, pork, and salmon along with sides of diced sweet potatoes/rice and usually spinach as a veggie. Snack on power bars and greek yogurt throughout the day at work - filling and healthy. Morning if I can I'll make a 4 egg omelet with diced ham. If I'm short on time Special K protein with skim milk is a solid option (and that is probably the least healthy thing I have in my kitchen).

I am by no means a fitness professional though! I am sure there are other people on this sub that could help! I know TRP has plenty of reading material on the subject.

[–]jimbo_richie 1 points1 points [recovered]

Chuze Fitness is less of a BP establishment if you have one in your area. Also way more attractive people and, in turn, motivation, than Planet Fitness.

Source: have worked out months at each place

[–]ioncehadsexinapool 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You make a good point. Help me out here. In a week I should hit

Biceps Triceps Chest Squats Shoulders ....calfs? ....traps?

Like what BASIC muscles should I focus on starting out?

[–]3nebder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Google “beginner weightlifting programs” and pick one. People way more experienced than you or I crafted these programs. Use their knowledge and experience.

If you don’t want to think about it, www.stronglifts.com and run that program. You need a foundation of strength before you worry about splits and isolations. I recommend SL because it’s learning 5 separate exercises. You really need to get form dialed in for the big 3: low bar back squats, deadlift and bench.

StrongLifts has an free app, $10 to unlock. It lays out warmup then work sets. You don’t think, just execute. It also does barbell math, which is tricky when you start.

Youtube mark rippetoe for form videos. Read starting strength 3rd ed if you’re a book learner. It’s a fantastic book.

Really if you’re a noob you’ll do well with whatever you do provided you’re hitting the big 3 compounds, eating right and going consistently 3 or more times a week.

I added two things to SL: dumbbell bicep curls on bench day and pull-ups to deadlift day. Use a pull-up assist machine to start if you can’t do natty pull-ups.

[–]adoscafeten 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bodybuilding forums, looks unorganized at first but only takes 1-2 hours for you to find a starting routine

[–]rocknrollchuck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do low reps, high weight. Pyramid up - for example, for curls do 10 reps at 50, 8 reps at 60, and 5 reps at 70 lbs. Only do as much weight as you can do with good form. Do all your exercises that way and you will see results. And DON'T SKIP LEG DAY! Make sure you get your squats and deadlifts in.

Do a split routine. Me personally, I do arms and abs one day, chest and back another, and legs and shoulders on another day. 20 minutes of cardio at the end of every workout. One additional day of one hour of cardio as well.

[–][deleted] 71 points72 points  (11 children)

Best investments of my life were 2 years of braces & 5 years of natty lifting this is pretty spot on.

[–]ACE-JHN 17 points18 points  (0 children)

respect for 5 years of lifting.

[–]Vortiya 1 points1 points [recovered]

How crooked were your teeth before braces?

Honestly I'm not American so I'm kind of skeptical of the braces thing, where I'm from it's quite uncommon for people to have perfectly straight, bleached white teeth, and it's actually a bit jarring to see it. Of course that's not to say that fucked up rotting teeth look acceptable.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I only had braces on the top row.

They weren't horrible before but I had one sliding behind another. It took me a good two years to get to perfectly straight teeth but it was well worth it. It's the first thing girls notice when they speak to me haha.

I absolutely recommend it if you're considering getting them.

[–]qwertyuiop111222 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Honestly I'm not American so I'm kind of skeptical of the braces thing

It's pretty important if you're living in the US (as most of Redditors are), but maybe not so much in your own culture.

[–]felipebarroz -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Bullshit.

American culture is prevalecent all across the world. If on his home country good teeths aren't common, having them are even more important, as it's an indicator of a high-valuable person.

[–]qwertyuiop111222 4 points5 points  (1 child)

American culture is prevalecent all across the world. If on his home country good teeths aren't common, having them are even more important, as it's an indicator of a high-valuable person.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=perfect+teeth+american+culture

[–]IlluminatedElf 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I had 3 years of braces and the before-and-after is immense; it looked like someone gave me a new jaw and smile.

Braces doesn't guarantee veneer-style teeth; it may correct any overbites/underbites you've developed over the years from odd oral fixations (sucking thumb, biting lips, grinding teeth, etc.) and help ensure that there're less cavities/issues from having odd gaps.

I've never had anyone say that my teeth were too perfect, yet.

[–]GioDinoMan 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The best investment is to not invest in women.

[–]--____notfunny____-- 17 points18 points  (3 children)

6 - Invest in a Kindle (one of the best 100€ spent in my life): some books are unavailable in a library, especially if you live in an non-Anglo country and you want to read books in English. If you don't want to spend cash on books/e-books you can download them (but I recommend you buy them and support the author, if he's dead for over 50 years, you can download his work legally and for free, check : Gutenberg Project). There are many other advantages.

[–]2CasaDeFranco 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Absolutely; I travel a lot for work but I can still carry a library of thousands of books. Education doesn’t finish at university. I read a fiction and non fiction book concurrently; I’m finally working through Plato’s Republic which is an incredible read.

[–]rpMadler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most western countries have a copyright duration of 70 years post mortem auctoris (after the death of the creator), while much of Central America is 75-100 years.

[–]speakfreely00 27 points28 points  (16 children)

A library card?

Buy books, or audio books. They’re cheap.

And if you can’t afford them, you’re omitting the biggest rule of all:

Invest your money. Don’t trade your time for money, trade your money for even more money. Being financially independent makes everything on this list easier

[–]listenhereboi 16 points17 points  (12 children)

Why buy stuff you can get for free? Unless it's a book you'll go back to, it's also just more stuff that you need to store and cart around when you move.

Audiobooks can be great though!

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (5 children)

BitTorrent bro. BitTorrent.

And don't give me any morality bullshit either. That's the game.

[–]listenhereboi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I get most of my audiobooks that way.

I do prefer a physical book when I'm reading though, especially at night. I find it harder to sleep after staring at a screen :(

[–]RustyGatecrasher 1 points1 points [recovered]

Came to say the same thing. The only reason I would even want physical books at this point would just be to show off what I’ve read in my bookcase.

[–]PickleWickleton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m guilty of this as well. I think I’m going to go the library card route though for now, it’s another place for me to read and relax as well as have possibilities to be social.

[–]speakfreely00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, this is also a good option

[–]ChadThundercockII 0 points1 point  (0 children)

we do need more torrent sites to get audiobooks. or to get more files on PirateBay.

[–]speakfreely00 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Because my time is more valuable than the small amount of money it takes to buy books. I can buy a book in 30 seconds for Kindle or Audible, going to the library is a huge waste of time.

Time is the most valuable resource. Don't sell your time for money, or waste time to save money. Trade your money for time.

[–]laxdude23 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can get e-books for free with your library card.

[–]room_303 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Because my time is more valuable

Is posting on social media board.

[–]speakfreely00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think reading this sub is a valuable use of my time. What are you doing here?

[–]1empatheticapathetic 36 points37 points  (2 children)

But then you don't get to run librarian game.

[–]speakfreely00 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sadly I think sexy librarians only exist in porn :(

[–]1empatheticapathetic 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Man don't tell anyone but i personally believe in NALALT (not all libraries are like that). But good luck trying to push that across this forum.

[–][deleted] 62 points63 points  (11 children)

None of that is alpha, but it is good self-improvement which everybody needs.

[–]ScumbagPotato 6 points7 points  (1 child)

You threw out a conflicting opinion with no justification or reasoning.

Good job👍

[–]Universe789 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It seems somewhat common sense to me that Alphas aren't the only ones doing what's in the list.

[–]Jman1994678 19 points20 points  (4 children)

It is Alpha. Be the guy a girl brags about to her friend. Have the looks and right habits.

[–]newls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's not alpha. It's not "alpha = whatever is positive". Alpha is a state of mind that manifests in dominant behavioural cues that indicate heritable genetic traits.

You're getting caught up in a very common conflation that happens all the time in the manosphere/seduction communities.

[–]Coolnick154 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Read what Rollo has to say about alpha. You are on the right track though.

[–]Sarfanadia -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Caring about if a girl brags about you to her friends is about as beta as it gets. Do it for you.

[–]metallicdrama -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Yeah alphas do the complete opposite of self-improvement lol

[–]Cognizant_stick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never feel intimidated going the gym. Everyone is there to improve and most people are too much about themselves they don pay attention to others*

[–]Bisuboy 2 points3 points  (7 children)

2 - teeth

What's the best method to whiten ylur teeth without spending tons of money? Are these teeth whitening kits worth it?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

dude brush with baking soda, it actually works really good. I tried those teeth whitening kits and they helped a bit but really didn't make my teeth sparkly white. $35 for the kit but then I bought a small box of arm and hammer baking soda for like $1. Simply stir it in some water until it becomes a paste and then brush with it. Now it can be somewhat harmful to your enamel if you use it too much though so be careful about that. You should only use it like once every week or once every two weeks. Once you use it and your teeth become shiny white then work hard to maintain that whiteness for as long as you can. By this, I mean trying to brush immediately after every meal. For me personally, I've found good results with crest extra whitening toothpaste. It helps but if you really want a shiny white smile then you'll have to use baking soda.

[–]rpMadler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There are two ways to whiten teeth: chemical and abrasive. Abrasive can be easier to get good results at home, but there's a risk of damaging your teeth if you do it too much in the long term. Chemical whitening works on different types of stains/discolorations, and is likely to work better when done by a dentist (higher chemical concentration).

[–]nordik1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can attest to this. Grandma has brushed with baking soda her entire life (is in her 90s now), and has never lost teeth or had any dental issues beyond some occasional cavities.

[–]PickleWickleton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They worked a little for me with the addition of using whitening toothpaste. But you have to use it 2-3 times daily plus any time after coffee and wine and you shouldn’t be drinking soda but if you do, brush after.

[–]JC-VD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can try organic coconut charcoal, bentonite and orange seed oil, it worked pretty well for me. You can see results after 2 month and you can find it easily on Amazon at low price.

[–]batshttcrazy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m brushing with the whitening mouth wash with hydrogen peroxide. I’ve seen results.

[–]HelloNeo 1 points1 points [recovered]

Also research block-chain technology and the crypto space. We are talking about the largest redistribution of wealth happening right before us. Everyone should definitely do their research before (if decided to) invest in any cryptocurrencies.

[–]PM_ME_BIG_DUCK_PICS 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How is wealth being redistributed?

[–]nordik1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Recommend any specific link to start? So much talk about this from various posters that I'm not sure what is a actually a legit resource.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

 Invest in your teeth. 

I can't wait to get braces. I have a gap and an overbite. I already do pretty well with women and other types of interactions. Once I get this out the way, I'll be unstoppable. I might be run for president who knows.

Overall nice list man. I agree with everything...no so much the manners. I'd replace that with invest in a set of values.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Overbite means you have an underdeveloped lower mandible. That means you’d need jaw surgery to have your ideal bite.

Also NEVER get extractions. Elastics can also be bad if you have them for too long.

Enjoy painful eating ;)

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I saw a dentist a while ago. Back in the day and he said that I'd have to additional hardware to pull my upper teeth back and down. He actually said my lower set of teeth were perfect. My top front teeth flair out. If they pointed straight down and were together I'd have perfect teeth.

But even if id need jaw surgery It's whatever. My only fear is if it will make eating pussy painful lol

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It'd only be like that for maybe a month (cunnilingus), but your face would be swollen like a balloon.

So you have an open bite then? I have a slight overbite and one tooth out of place, I'm looking into getting surgery covered by insurance, but if not, I'll just get invisalign because having a metal mouth/brace face would suck.

[–]TRP VanguardWhisper 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Sperg-like typing detected.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But it's popular sperginess!!!

That makes it good. Right? RIGHT?

[–]tailingloop 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Ethereum - because the nerd with the biggest head is your good friend.

[–]Rinz 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Vitalik Buterin has quite small head actually...

[–]tailingloop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His brain is spillning out over his ears https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3718/14072461840_8e5f1ebe21_b.jpg

[–]_MysticFox 1 points1 points [recovered]

Lotion suggestion that doesn't have toxic shit?

[–]UNHAND_THAT_KANG 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Coconut oil. Use it plain, melt it in your hands and gently rub on your face after a shower. Make sure you dab off or gently rinse before bed. Sometimes I'll add 1/50th or so tea tree oil to the mix for the properties, whip it up real good.

You can get a bigass jug at Costco for a fair price. It's also good in coffee, and it's like a shot of mct oils to the brain that you can immediately feel.

[–]auto-xkcd37 1 points1 points [recovered]

big ass-jug


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[–]ReedFreed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coconut oil in coffee or tea tree??

[–]falecf4 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Bulk Apothecary is a great place for coconut oil and essential oils.

https://www.bulkapothecary.com/

[–]iamanalterror_ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

invest in your teeth

Nah, it's too expensive. Maybe later down the line when I'm pulling in plenty of money, but for now there are better things to spend money on.

[–]ReedFreed 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think teeth are important. When I deal with someone in business with ba me teeth I think they used to be a junkie....

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Remain clean shaven unless you can grow a killer beard of coruse

[–]LoneWolf1557 1 points1 points [recovered]

About #2 regarding teeth, I have never had any problems with my teeth in my life no cavities or anything and I got lucky and never had to get braces they are for some reason permanently stained a light yellow.

[–]IlluminatedElf 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Try a tooth polish; it's a powdery-thing that you can get from any store and you rub it on your teeth once-twice a week. I find that it works on stains.

If you've splotchy-stains on your teeth, it's fluorosis; switch to a non-fluoride toothpaste and tooth products, and your teeth should get better.

[–]LoneWolf1557 1 points1 points [recovered]

Well, its definitely not splotchy stains but I will try the tooth polish. It doesn't mess with your enamel?

[–]IlluminatedElf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wouldn't go with something that's very abrasive; most good brands are quite fine (not anymore abrasive than a toothbrush) and they work pretty quick.

Also, electric toothbrushes, if you've not gotten them.

[–]Schumi3891 0 points1 point  (0 children)

TLDR.: Be a decent person and take care of your health. Also find a hobby.