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lifehack Syllabification: life·hack
Pronunciation: /ˈlīfˌhak/

Definition of lifehack in English:


A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.
Example sentences
  • I was looking for more lifehack-style posts such as how to lock your bike, which bike maintenance book to buy and things that may interest me as a casual cyclist.
  • At first, overcoming the fear of anxiety and reclaiming social ground was a selfish pursuit, my own special lifehack for dealing with anxieties associated with certain social interactions.
  • When not working with clients or volunteering with the National Association of Professional Organizers, Deb shares organizing tips and lifehacks via her blog.



Example sentences
  • On the web, meanwhile, sites devoted to personal development and productivity, or life-hacking, to use the brilliant geek neologism, are exploding.
  • Desperate knowledge workers are also flocking to the dozens of Web sites devoted to ‘lifehacking’—practices for solving everyday problems.
  • Lifehacking has snowballed into a massive self-help program that seeks to help you allocate your attention efficiently.

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