Part I: What is This? (Annotation): Hello, my name is Rachel Armany. I am currently a freshman at The George Washington University and a member of the Class of 2020. I am majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication with an intended minor in American Studies. If you are reading through this blog, this post serves … Continue reading A Prelude to This Blog
For this week's blog post, I will be doing something very different from my usual hack testing/conclusions. This week's post will be a reflection on my social media cleanse: a 24 hour period during which I completely avoided all social media platforms. The reason I've titled this post "The Ultimate Life Hack" is because I … Continue reading Our Tenth Hack: The Ultimate Life Hack!
After watching the first episode of Mr. Robot this week, I started thinking about hacks that I could do that somehow reveal/expose something. With this in mind, I found a pretty cool one that I wanted to test; in this post I will be testing a hack for unlocking secret Netflix categories. I definitely love … Continue reading Our Ninth Hack: Hacking the System!
For this week's hacks, I decided to not really go into it with any specific search terms, and instead just typed in "life hacks" and came across a few that I think many people will find useful. These two aren't really related, (other than the fact that I got them from the same Pinterest page), … Continue reading Our Eighth Hack: Miscellaneous #2!
For this week's hacks, I decided to go back to the original blog layout because I think it generally looks better, but shoutout to Kyle for being the first guy in the class to comment on my blog! Kyle wrote this comment on last week's post: With consideration of Kyle's comment, I decided that for … Continue reading Our Seventh Hack: Food Hacks!
So for my hacks this week, after hearing our class discussions on targeting, it really got me thinking about my own demographic for this blog and what I could change to broaden my audience. The major thing that I noticed when looking through my blog is that all my comments are exclusively from girls in … Continue reading Our Sixth Hack: Hacks for the Guys?
Inspired by this week's blog challenge, I decided to consult Youtube for some life hacks instead of going to Pinterest first, and I surprisingly found some that I had never heard of before! I previously thought that there was a pretty huge overlap in tips/hacks between Youtube and Pinterest (most of the time they just … Continue reading Our Fifth Hack: Toothpaste Youtube Hacks!
Shoutout to Emily Harrison (https://www.everydayviolence.org/) for inspiring one of this week's hacks! Emily sent me this comment a few weeks ago: Hack #1: Using Tape for Wearing Heels So in response to this comment, I found this pin: The original Buzzfeed article that features this hack can be found here So I decided to give … Continue reading Our Fourth Hack: Alternative Uses for Tape!
For my this week's hacks, I'm trying out a different method for finding methods to put to the test. This week, instead of picking a "general" topic to search for and selecting hacks within that arena, I'm looking for hacks that specifically apply to problems I face throughout my week. It all started because of this … Continue reading Our Third Hack: Miscellaneous!
So for this week's hacks, I wanted to do some that center around "beauty" or appearance related things. My initial search revealed many "makeup" hacks, but I think unless people ask me to do those, I probably won't, because I want to try and make my posts relevant to a larger audience, and I recognize … Continue reading Our Second Hack: Beauty Tests!