9 Really Cool #LifeHack Websites

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Here are some sites I came across that are too amazing not to share with others. How did you not know these existed!? (Which are new to you? Share!)

I wondered the same thing.

Get your bookmarkin’ fingers ready!

9 Really Cool #LifeHack Sites

9. Minute Mail

You know how you always have to confirm your email to get a free giveaway. But then you get barraged with promotional items non-stop the second after you receive what you wanted. And unsubscribing can be difficult.

This site gives you a temporary email address to use. Then it self destructs after 10 minutes. (If you need more time you can click “give me 10 more minutes!”).


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8. The Mailbox Locator (from PayPhone Project)

Man, I wish I had this when I was living in the U.S. (currently living in Europe). Whenever I wanted to mail a letter I would search for post boxes in my area on Google Maps… and I’d waste a ton of time and still not find much.

This site has a clickable map (I clicked Cali).

And then it lists cities and zip codes for where you can find all the post office boxes. And it’s comprehensive. Try it out next time you have something to mail out.

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7. Account Killer

Ever opened a social account and later wanted to delete it but couldn’t? Now your personal data is just sitting out there. It’s frustrating when it’s hard to have full control over your own accounts.

This site shows how to fully delete accounts, not just disable them. And they have a “blacklist” for sites that are impossible to delete your account once created.Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 9.42.20 PMScreen Shot 2016-01-20 at 9.41.39 PM

6. CamelCamelCamel

This site is neat. It lets you search for items you’d like to buy and gives you tons of data about the flutuaction of its price. You can compare Amazon, 3rd party new, and 3rd party used.

I searched the Canon 5ti since I bought that about 9 months ago (in 2015). Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 9.44.07 PM

5. Fashion In Infographics

Ever wondered what ARE all the types of sleeves a shirt can have? Look no further. This site is jam-packed with tons of amazing fashion related infographics.

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4. Sleepyti.me

This one I have been using a lot lately and it works! It tells you when you should go to sleep depending on when you have to wake up and vice versa. It’s based on the amount of sleep cycles you can get in.

Ever wake up feeling immobile? That’s because you still have atonia floating through you (a natural muscle relaxant so you don’t act out your dreams all night long). Timing your alarm clock can help you wake up feeling refreshed rather than groggy.Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 9.49.15 PM

3. The 3-Minute Journal

Tim Ferriss – my secret mentor (secret because he doesn’t know it yet ;)) – is always talking about journaling and how great it can be. I kinda sorta started a few months ago and stopped. There’s something about writing on a piece of paper that I just can’t seem to do consistently.

Enter this site! I am going to give it a go. It’s only 3-minutes and it helps you see patterns in mood and track accomplishments. Cool.

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2. Coursera

The teacher and social activist in me loooooooves this. The world’s best courses, online, and free.

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1. Kiva Loans

On the social activism and empowerment trend, check out Kiva. Here you can do microloans. Loans of as little as $25.

This non-profit does not take a cut of the loan and it goes to helping people in remote areas have access to capital to help create a better life.

Repayment rate, you ask? A whopping 98.42%.

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I’m logging in as we speak.

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I just did a loan for two different women! Love this. Share with me if you make a microloan! And spread the word.