5 Useless Life Hacks You’ll Find Scrolling through Social Media

Is life too easy? Try these five totally useless life hacks to complicate every aspect of your daily routine.

1. Eating an orange is too boring nowadays… try putting it on your wrist first!

This life hack is as simple as it looks. After you peel an orange, wrap it around your wrist and eat it as you go along your day. Who needs a watch when you can have a great snack on the go!

2. Elves keep stealing your shoes? Make a new pair with hot glue!

There are so many things you can DIY with hot glue! Everything from spoons to a new pair of sandals two times more expensive than the store brand, since a glue gun and glue sticks average around $40 on Amazon compared to a pair of $20 Nike slides!

3. Want to stop wasting water when you wash dishes? Waste plastic instead!

You’ll never need a dishwasher again if you use cling wrap over your dishes before every meal. A guaranteed crowd pleaser at any dinner party. It’s especially popular with kids who hate washing their dishes.

4. Have an air mattress to blow up but are totally unprepared for camping?  You can depend on the wind to blow it up for you!

If you have a plastic bag, this life hack (starts at 2:22) says you have all you need to fill up your air mattress. Just wave the bag around until it’s full of air and fill’er up. By the time the mattress is full you’ll be tired out enough to make use of all your hard work and catch some z’s. That is until you remember you still have to pitch the tent.

5. How far would you go to have your makeup on fleek at school?

Didn’t have enough time for makeup before school? You should destroy your makeup products and sneak them inside your school supplies. Why waste a trip to the bathroom when you can do your makeup right in front of your teacher during class? 

 Life hacks are supposed to make our lives easier, but these five hacks seem to do nothing but complicate the situation.  What kind of crazy hacks have you seen on social media? Tag us in some of your favorites on Instagram @chapman_prowl. 

Top 10 Halloween Costume Predictions of 2018

Still deciding on a costume for Halloween? According to the internet, these are the top 10 trends likely to be at every Halloween party

1. Black Panther

A comic con cosplayer dressed as Okoye, Dora Milaje warrior from the Black Panther movie and comics. Photo via Flickr user Gage Skidmore

Black Panther had an over $700,000,000 grossing in the theaters since its release in February, followed closely by Infinity War, so you’ll definitely see more than a couple of superheroes on duty.

2. Incredibles

A family of cosplayers as Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, and Dash. Photo via Flickr user Cory Doctorow

Speaking of superheroes, this incredible family returned with Incredibles 2 after 14 years of hiding, so there might be more than one that dashes in.

3. Vines/Memes

“It’s Wednesday my dudes.” Photo courtesy of Megan Ferguson

Vines have become a universal language to millennials and gen z, so this Halloween might have you welcoming your friends with a “Hi Welcome to Chili’s.”

4. Fortnite

Cosplayers dressed in various Fornite skins. “Fortnite at E3 2018” by Sergey Galyonkin is licensed under CC BY 2.0

This video game became increasingly popular over the past year so you better have those dances down by Halloweekend if you are planning on wearing one of these skins!

5. 90’s Icon

Group impersonating the Spice Girls. Photo via Flickr user Bruce

Halloween is always a great time for a throwback, and what’s a fiercer group costume than the spice girls?

6. Trump Supporter

Cosplayer dressed as Donald Trump in Ancient Roman Times. “Cosplay at New York Comic Con 2016” by istolethetv is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Want a scarier costume than the Nun? All you’ll need is some fake tan and a blond tupé.

7. Mamma Mia

Trio dressed as Donna and the Dynamos. Photo via Flickr user Andrew James

Here we go again with the ABBA-inspired costumes. The recent release of Mamma Mia 2 has brought a whole new wave of dancing queens!

8. Youtubers

Youtubers Alfie Deyes (Left) and Jake Paul (Right) on stage during one of many YouTube conventions. By Web Summit (DSC_3759) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Youtube has become a whole new way to get your TV fix with shows like life chats with Trisha Paytas and documentaries with Shane Dawson.  Just make sure to steer clear of any Paul brothers that show up.

9. Unicorns/flamingos

Simple unicorn headpiece costume. Photo via Flickr user Cristiano Valli

Unicorn and Flamingos will be transitioning from their summer jobs as pool floaties into full-blown costumes this fall.

10. Soundcloud Rapper

Tattooed man rapping in a convenience store. Photo via Unsplash user Corey Motta

Greet people with a simple “Hey, you should check out my playlist on Soundcloud” and when people ask you who you are, your only response should be “You already know who it is.”