Life Hacks


Balvir Singh and Patrick Ding

What are life hacks?


Life-hack (or life-hacking) is any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty in any methods that increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. The term was primarily used by computer experts who suffer from information overload or those with a playful curiosity in the ways they can accelerate their workflow in ways other than programming.


Isolate click-bait!


Many people who watch or want to read websites and videos are sometimes lured and tricked by infamous click-bait and scammers. Click-bait is what it sounds like: bait for the viewer to click. The purpose of click-baiting is to get many ads that support the website or video and promote products, or even just to get views and go up the list of popularity.  On YouTube, this is considered a cheap but effective way to get money from people who still don’t know about this sham, which is hated for its reputation as a bogus (that’s why sham is derived from the late 17th-century “shame”).


Fun and proven life hacks:

  1. Put your toothbrush in a bowl of boiling water and wait— now your toothbrush isn’t spread
  2. You can use sunglasses as phone stands.
  3. Ketchup cups at fast food places can expand by stretching the edge out.
  4. Toilet paper rolls can hold wrapping paper.
  5. Put a stocking over a vacuum tube to find small items.
  6. Hair straighteners can be used as collar irons.
  7. Use bread clips to organize cords.
  8. Use a fork to dip Oreo in milk by holding the Oreo from the side.
  9. Use a bread tab to hold a spot on a roll of tape.
  10. Pencils or sunglasses cases can store long cords.
  11. A clothespin can hold nails while hammering so you don’t have to use your hand.
  12. Put emergency money at hidden places.
  13. Soda tabs can hold straws.
  14. Toothpaste can clean hazy headlights.
  15. Eat Popsicle with a cupcake holder to avoid dripping.