Summer 2018 Bucket List

  • Go to/host a bonfire


  • Pull an all-nighter
  • Make smores


  • Go to/host a sleepover
  • Go swimming with friends
  • Go to the beach with friends/family
  • Make popsicles


  • Go to a drive-in movie for the first time
  • Have a movie day
  • Bake cookies


  • Go on a road trip
  • Play mini gold/put-put
  • Make smoothies/shakes




Summer Q & A

Inspired by: Life with Lilred

What is the most summer-like activity that you have done so far? gone to the beach on Sunday with my best friend, her mom, and her sister

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? strawberry or cherry

What is your favorite thing about summer time? my birthday, which is on June 11th

What happens when you get too much sun? I burn, instead of tan


11 Instagram Tips and Tricks 2018

Add and Manage Multiple Accounts From the Same Device

Have a separate account for your dog? Don’t be embarrassed; stand by your puppy profile. In fact, whether it’s a pet account or a business account, you can add and manage this one right alongside your personal account. Here’s how:

  1. From your profile, tap the gear icon (or the three dots on an Android device) and select “Options.”
  2. Scroll to the very bottom and tap “Add Account.”
  3. Add your other account by username and password, and you’re all set!

Schedule Posts in Advance

Instagram being a mobile app, you’re probably in a routine of taking photos and posting them to your Instagram Story on the fly. But, you can also pre-post them from your computer for a set day and time in the future.

This feature is available with a social media scheduling tool, as well as HubSpot if you have an Instagram business account. If you have this business profile, switch to it via the Instagram mobile app and follow the prompts to connect it to Facebook.

Look Through Pictures Without Accidentally Liking Them

  • To turn on airplane mode on an iPhone/iPad: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and click the airplane icon. Or, go to “Settings” and then “Wi-Fi,” and switch “Airplane Mode” on.
  • To turn on airplane mode on an Android device: Swipe down from the top of the screen. Then, swipe from right to left until you see “Settings,” and then touch it. Touch “Airplane Mode” to turn it on.


Hide, Delete, or Disable Comments on Your Posts

To Filter Comments by Keyword:

In the Instagram mobile app, navigate to “Options” and select “Comments.” From here, you can toggle on “Hide Inappropriate Comments” and even enter specific keywords you’d like the app to police within each comment.

To Delete Comments:

Tap the speech bubble icon below the comment you’d like to delete, and swipe lightly to the left over this text. Select the garbage can icon that appears to delete this post. You can also do this to your own comments.

To Disable Comments Entirely:

To clarify, you can’t turn off comments across your entire profile; you can only disable them for individual posts.

To do so, start posting an image on which you’d like nobody to comment. When you reach the page to add a caption, tags, and location, tap “Advanced Settings” at the very bottom. This will open a screen where you can easily switch on an option labeled “Turn Off Commenting.”

Clear Your Instagram Search History

To clear your Instagram search history, go to your own profile and click the “Options” button (a gear icon on iPhone/iPad and three dots on Android). Scroll down and click “Clear Search History.” When prompted, click “Yes, I’m sure.”

Option to clear your Instagram search history

Reorder Filters, and Hide the Ones You Don’t Use

To reorder or hide filters, add a new post and begin editing it. When you get to the filters page, scroll to the very far right of your filters options and click “Manage.”

Screen where you can manage Instagram filters

To reorder filters, hold your finger down on the three grey lines on the far right of the filter you’d like to move, and drag it to reorder. To hide them, deselect the checkmark to the right.

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Use Instagram as a Photo Editor

First, be sure you have “Save Original Photo” turned on in your Instagram settings.

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Then, turn on airplane mode — see instructions in #5.

Next, follow the normal steps to post a photo to Instagram: Upload the photo, edit it, and press “Share.” An error message will appear saying the upload failed, but you’ll be able to find the edited image in your phone’s photo gallery.

Error showing if your Instagram Story failed to upload

Insert Line Breaks Into Your Bio and Captions

When you write a caption in Instagram, you’ll see the keyboard doesn’t give you an option to press “Enter” or “Return.” The same is true for your bio. So how do all those people put line breaks in there?

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It turns out that all you have to do is press the “123” key in the bottom lefthand corner of the keyboard, and the “Return” key will appear on the bottom right.

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Browse Posts From Certain Locations

To Browse Posts From at a Specific Location:

You can either search for a specific place, or you can click into a geotag on an existing photo.

To search for a specific place: Tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your home screen, which will bring you to the general search page. When you click into the search bar at the top, four tabs will appear. Choose “Places,” and type in the name of a place. When you press “Search,” it’ll show you all the top and recent posts that were geotagged with that location.

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To look at posts with a certain geotag: Go to the photo that’s geotagged with that location, and click the geotag. It’ll show you all the top and recent posts that were geotagged with that location.

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Browse Posts Near Your Current Location:

Follow the same instructions above to get to “Places.” Tap the search bar, and select “Near Current Location.”

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Choose which geotag you’d like to browse from the options that appear. Let’s say I chose to browse posts with the Museum of Science geotag. When I click “Museum of Science, Boston” on the menu, I’ll see the top and recent posts that were geotagged at that location.

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Pin Your Instagram Post to Pinterest

On the Instagram mobile app, tap a post to view it in full, then tap the three dots to the top-right of the image. Select “Copy Share URL” to attach the picture’s link to your clipboard.

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Open the Pinterest mobile app — or download it; you’ll need it for this step — and navigate to your profile page. If you have the latest version of Pinterest downloaded, it might ask you as soon as you open the app if you’d like to produce the image from your clipboard.

If not, select the “+” icon to the top right to add a new pin, and you’ll see a menu of options where you can add your “Copied Link” to a new Pin or board on your profile.


Hide Ads You Don’t Find Relevant

To hide ads on Instagram, tap on the three dots to the right of a post labeled “Sponsored,” and choose “Hide This.”

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  • To limit ad tracking on an iPhone/iPad: Go to “Settings” and choose “Privacy,” then “Advertising.” From there, choose the option to “Limit Ad Tracking”


  • To turn off interest-based ads on Android: Go to “Google Settings,” then “Ads.” From there, choose the option to “Turn off interest-based ads.”




Snapchat tips and tricks/ A Gemini on Snapchat

Story Update: The sign on Snapchat



‘Photoshop’ your Snap with Tint Brush

With a little-known feature called Tint Brush, you can change colors in your Snaps.

How to do it

  1. Capture a Snap
  2. Tap the scissors icon then the paintbrush icon
  3. Choose your desired color
  4. Outline the object you’d like to recolor
  5. As soon as you lift your finger, the object should change color

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Turn on ‘Travel Mode’ to save data and battery life

If you enable Travel Mode on your Snapchat app, instead of downloading automatically, Snaps and Stories will load only when you tap them.

How to do it

  • From the camera screen, tap your Bitmoji to visit your profile
  • Tap the gear icon to navigate to Settings
  • Under ADDITIONAL SERVICES select Manage
  • Enable Travel Mode

Find out if another user follows you back

Is your competitor keeping tabs on you? Follow them and find out.

How to do it

  1. In Snapchat, go to Add Friends
  2. Select Add by Username
  3. Type the person’s username
  4. Hold down on their username
  5. If you see their Snapchat score, that means they are following you back


Search Snaps for anything your heart desires

In the mood to watch something a little different? You can search for any topic or keyword.

How to do it

  1. Swipe to the left from the camera screen to get to the Stories screen
  2. At the top of the screen, there’s a search bar next to the magnifying glass icon
  3. Type in whatever term you want
  4. Choose one of the options from the top of the screen to refine your search further or simply tap on a TOPIC option to watch Stories on your topic of choice

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Add links to Snaps

Snapchat’s critics oft point to its lack of external links (outside of ads or Discover content) as a con. But this little-known feature lets you link to any Snap.

How to do it

  1. Capture a Snap
  2. Tap the paperclip icon
  3. Choose a link—it can be one that’s already saved to your clipboard, one you’ve sent before, or one you’ve pulled up using a search
  4. Tap Attach to Snap when you’ve found the link you want to share
  5. Send your Snap—your audience only needs to swipe up to view the site in Snapchat’s internal browser

Add a Chat shortcut

On both iOS and Android, you can add a widget to start a chat directly from your home screen.

How to do it on iOS

  1. Go to your device’s home screen
  2. Swipe right to access your Today view
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Edit
  4. Find Snapchat in the list and tap the green + button next to it
  5. Apple will display your Best Friends’ Bitmoji in the widget—simply tap one to start
  6. Chat

How to do it on Android

  1. Press and hold on an empty space on your home screen
  2. Tap Widgets
  3. Choose the Snapchat widget
  4. Decide whether to display one friend or an entire row of friends
  5. Place the widget wherever you want
  6. Bonus hack: you can actually resize the widget to give the Bitmoji some breathing room for activities


Make Snapcodes for any website

Snapcodes needn’t be limited to your profile. You can create them for any web property.

How to do it

  1. Visit
  2. Log in
  3. Plug a link into the field marked Enter a URL
  4. Click Make a Snapcode
  5. If you want, you can choose to add an image to your code
  6. Once it’s to your liking, click DOWNLOAD YOUR SNAPCODE to get the image file

Create your own geofilter directly in the app

Creating a geofilter is now easier than ever.

How to do it

  1. Go to the camera screen
  2. Tap the Bitmoji icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen to go to your profile
  3. Tap the gear icon to go to Settings
  4. Tap on On-Demand Geofilters
  5. Tap the button in the right-hand corner of the screen to create a new geofilter
  6. Choose what your geofilter is for and select a template to get started
  7. From there you can edit, name, schedule, and geofence your geofilter


8 Tips to attract your crush/ How to attract a Gemini woman story update

Story Update: Life of a Gemini


  • Eye contact


  • Smile


  • Walk on his/her left
  • Meet up on a sunny day
  • Wear red

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  • Laugh at his/her jokes
  • Become good friends first


  • Stay clean and make sure to always smell good

5 Tips when you are feeling tired of trying and life/ When a Gemini is tired of trying

Story Update: When a Gemini is tired of trying



  • Remind yourself you are doing the best you can do
  • Avoid the “I Just Need To Work Harder” Trap
  • Try a daily meditation practice
  • Get yourself a positive quote/mantra and say it to yourself when you are ever struggling with anything
  • Take a walk outside or just sit outside and take a break


Random Facts about Random Things

Proof that you learn something new everyday 🙂

  • President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.


  • Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
  • Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.


  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • Karoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese.
  • When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.
  • The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
  • Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.
  • Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.
  • World Tourist day is observed on September 27.
  • Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.
  • The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
  • Children grow faster in the springtime.
  • The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.