Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Take a Break: Try some “hacks” that work

The terms “hack” and “hackers” can have negative connotations. However, today’s “take a break” is about modifying something to make it work better, easier or to be more fun.

If you are not familiar with “life hacker,”  you will at least be amused if not learn some useful stuff at the site. Advertised as “tips, tricks and downloads for getting things done” one of my favorite hacks was How to (Legally) Boost Your Music Library Without Spending a Dime.  Also very helpful-Top 10 Everyday Life Hacks that take 10 seconds or less. Truly you can peel an entire head of garlic in less than 10 seconds.

Twisted Sifter offers a variety of Life hacks, “little ways to make our lives easier” along with very interesting information art, nature and much more. Very photography oriented. Check out some of their most popular posts:
• 50 Life Hacks to Simplify Your World:  Some of the tips were very helpful, such as “A frozen, saturated sponge in a bag makes an icepack that won’t drip all over when it melts.” Who knew that you could light a strand of spaghetti and then light those candles in jars? Since I’m making duct tape ties for Christmas this year, I particularly liked the easy instructions-which includes such favorites as the Windsor knot.

• 50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse, and Upcycle Old Things: Loved the turning old credit cards into guitar picks.

Some other “hacks” you might enjoy:

• 26 Clever and Inexpensive Crafting Hacks: My favorite tip was cutting tin foil or sandpaper to sharpen dull scissors. 

• Food Hacks: Kitchen shortcuts for brilliantly lazy cooks: Being a guacamole fan, great suggestion on how to keep it green.

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