To lifehack is to use shortcuts to make tasks easier, quicker, or more successful. One way to lifehack is to hold a nail with a clothespin while you hammer it, making it almost impossible to smash your fingers accidentally.

The verb lifehack comes from computer lingo, originally referring to a slightly clumsy work-around that solved a specific programming problem. The original use of lifehack related to computer programmers' non-work lives, and quick fixes for daily dilemmas that they faced. Today anyone can lifehack, simplifying activities like cleaning a keyboard (use the sticky part of a Post-it Note) or lighting candles with short wicks (use a piece of dry spaghetti).

Definitions of lifehack

v make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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