50 Popular Life Hacks From the Internet That Just Don’t Work
From Reader’s Digest: Everything from charcoal for teeth whitening to onions on your feet at night!
Don’t believe everything you see
We’ve all been there! After watching a clever hack online, you’ve likely thought to yourself, “That’s brilliant! I have to try it!” In an ideal world, everything goes exactly as shown in the video and you end up learning something new. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and many of those “hacks” are staged to get clicks. But how can you sort out the good from the bad?
Well, we found some of the most popular hacks out there—related to home, beauty, health, and even a few legal issues—and asked the experts to ID the ones that don’t work in the real world. The truth may be slightly disappointing, but it will save you a lot of time, energy, and frustration in the long run.