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Lifehacks? Sounds like something out of Fargo - you know, with the wood chopper.
I'm choking (hack, hack, hee-hee)
Definition (from Wikipedia): Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. It is arguably a modern appropriation of a gordian knot - in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner.
This usage has been around since the mid 2000s, according to Wikipedia. Why did I not know it?
Sorry, I've never utilized this particular term.
I don't think I'll start now.
I'll go with the second option: 5 Fave “Insert something non-bookish here“
5 Fave things to do when I'm taking a brief break from reading:
- Swimming/water exercise: I try to go to the pool three times a week. When I swim laps my mind clears and I think of nothing except the motion of body through water.
- Listening to music: I rarely listen to music while reading. Like swimming, listening to music blots out everything else.
- Playing games: I don't mean those complicated role playing games, just simple games on Pogo.com and trivia games on Sploofus.com and Sporcle.com. This morning I was insanely pleased to break into the top ten for the month on Sploofus' trivia question of the day leaderboard. Also once a week I play Mah Jongg face-to-face with three friends. We rarely discuss books (though we meet in a library).
- Surfing the net for non-bookish things: Google images here I come! Toss a noun or a phrase (for example, basketballs in art) in Google search and click on images.
- Figuring out what to have for dinner: This is an enjoyable joint activity with the daughter who lives with me.
Oh, yeah, the time when I was ten years old and had measles and they kept the room dark--but maybe that doesn't count 'cause my brother sat out in the hall and read to me. (Maybe this is why I don't like audio books--I associate being read to with being sick?)
Enough! Back to reading!