What are Life Hacks and What is Lifehacker.com?

Last updated: September 12, 2016 - 10:12am EDT

Have you ever been frustrated while trying to complete a task, and known that there had to be an easier way to do it? Have you ever heard someone share a quick fix or strategy for solving a problem, and wished that you could compile all of these tips in one place? Well, so did the folks at Lifehacker.com, who have created a blog to help make your life easier. In this article, we’ll teach you all about life hacks and Lifehacker.com, so you can start life hacking right away!

What are life hacks?

Life hacks are simple, quick solutions to problems people face in their daily lives.  A life hack is a tip or trick that makes something you struggle with - or are frustrated by - much easier. You may not have realized there’s a better way to do the things you do –  life hacks are novel solutions to these problems.

An example of a life hack would be using empty paper towel rolls as cuffs for your wrapping paper. If you cut open a paper towel roll and place it around your wrapping paper, you can keep it from unrolling or tearing.  Another example is putting your pancake batter in an empty (and washed) squeeze bottle. This allows you to easily make pancakes in the exact size and shape that you want, and is essentially mess-free.

What is Lifehacker.com?

Lifehacker.com is an online blog that teaches visitors little tricks for everyday situations that make their lives easier.  It contains articles and guides on how to do almost anything.  Whether you want to learn about your Android phone, or how to quickly get the stem off of a strawberry, Lifehacker is your website.

On Lifehacker, there are thousands of articles and hundreds of YouTube videos that can teach you tricks for life hacking. According to their slogan, “tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done,” Lifehacker aims simply to make your life easier by teaching you little tricks to doing things you do every day. The tips they write about are also usually inexpensive (or free) solutions to your problems, using everyday items that you have lying around the house.

Peel a kiwi in five seconds using the side of a glass. Use beeswax to waterproof your shoes. Use a post-it note to clean dust and dirt from your keyboard. Use a clothespin to hold a nail while you’re hammering so that you never hammer your finger. All of these articles exist on Lifehacker; you can find help when you need it, or just learn new things that people are doing to make their lives easier.

 

Now that you know a little bit about life hacks and Lifehacker.com, check out the rest of our course where we will review Lifehacker, teach you how to use Lifehacker, and outline the best 5 websites like Lifehacker. Your life is about to become so much easier!

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