Till some years ago, the term ‘hack’ referred exclusively to cyber hacks- e-mails, social media accounts and compromised passwords. Even the dictionary defines it as ‘to gain unauthorized access to data in a system or computer’. The term has now evolved and spilled onto our daily non-virtual lives. ‘Travel hacks’, ‘DIY hacks’ etc. are now familiar to most.
So, what is ‘lifehacking’?
According to Wikipedia, ‘life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life’. The American Dialect Society voted ‘lifehack’ as the runner-up for “most useful word of 2005” behind podcast. The word was also added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online in June 2011.
That’s enough to establish the significance of life hacks in the World Wide Web. There are tonnes of lifehack websites, blogs, videos, GIFs, vines etc. available online to wade through, and we found one you could use.
This video — uploaded by Hữu Công on Facebook — will teach you how to tie shoelaces in half the time you usually take, smoothen out frayed socks, fold a T-shirt, cut an apple without a knife, break eggs like a pro and more. We may not admit it, but we all struggle with it. It has created a lot of buzz with over 20 million views and 8000 comments on Facebook. Check it out here.