Whether it’s on TikTok, on a morning talk show, or in a fabulous book, I hear the word “HACK” and my ears perk up. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom and anything that makes my life easier is a Godsend. Or maybe it’s because I’m trying to multitask with work and anything that saves me time is a must. Either way, my ears definitely perked up when I saw the title from one of the latest National Geographic KIDS books, 101 Life Hacks: Genius Ways to Simplify Your World.
Here’s a secret I’ll pass along with you. I’ve read the book from cover to cover and it’s not just for kids. Oh yes! Truth be told, every single one of us can use these life hacks.
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101 Life Hacks: Genius Ways to Simplify Your World
Another secret? Well not really a secret as I’m spreading the word. I’m giving away a copy to one lucky person who enters the giveaway at the end of this post.
National Geographic always has the coolest books. Extra cool in my book because they really are interesting for just about anyone, not just the ages listed 8-12. Their latest, 101 Life Hacks: Genius Ways to Simplify Your World, is no exception. In fact, I would dare say that older kids and adults might even love this more.
Here’s the scoop:
Try these cool hacks! Turn ordinary into awesome with this fun book, jam-packed with science-inspired ideas kids can use to simplify, prettify, and eco-fy their lives at home, school, and on the go. Get tips and tricks for upcycling and reusing old stuff, as well as hands-on activities, fun facts, and insights from professional-grade life hackers who use their problem-solving skills to change the world. Make cool lantern lights for your room, discover a tried-and-true brain freeze cure, learn how to boost your memory power, and more. By the end, you’ll be able to hack your way through all kinds of problems, from a messy backpack to stage fright, a drippy ice pop to smelly shoes!
Frozen Popsicle Hack
Where was this hack when I was growing up? It sure would have saved me some sticky fingers. Just a couple pages into this book and I encountered an oh-so-simple hack for frozen popsicles or ice creams.
We’ve all been there. The popsicle drips. The ice cream melts. The outer shell of that ice cream bar cracks and delicious chocolate pieces break off and fall the floor. UGH! Cupcake liner to the rescue. My daughter and I tested out this hack #1 from the book with success. I would just add to start the hole in the cupcake liner with scissors to help. We have forever changed the way we eat these, especially in summer.
Ya’ll this was only the first hack…there are 100 more! Some other favorites include how to turn a box cake mix into cookie dough and how to keep a bandage from slipping off your finger (brilliant!) There are even travel hacks for my wanderlust friends.
With bright and colorful photographs, this book measures just 6.5″ by 6.5″ making it perfect to slip into your bag or backpack. It’s a must read. You will get some incredible ideas no doubt!
Buy It: Only $9.99 list price.
One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book. Enter below.