There's an unfortunate tendency on the internet lately.*
*To be fair, there's an argument to be made that the internet is made up entirely of unfortunate tendencies, but this one stands out at the moment.
I refer of course to the unfortunate groundswell of vaguely interesting ideas being described as 'Life Hacks'
At this point any even moderately interesting new use of... let's say a dust pan for examples' sake... is getting tossed out in some endless parade of clickbait articles titled something along the lines of 'Genius Life Hacks That Will CHANGE YOUR WORLD!'
At first this was moderately amusing turn of phrase, but at this point one thing needs to be made abundantly clear to the earnest young bloggers out there...
YOU ARE NOT 'HACKING'. YOU HAVE NOT MAGICALLY UNRAVELED THE BASE CODE OF THE UNIVERSE IN ORDER TO RE-WRITE IT YOUR WHIM. YOU STUMBLED ON A WAY TO HELP LADIES PEE STANDING UP.
YOU ARE NOT MAGIC NOW.
That needed to be said.