6 Go to book a flight every day for a week and keep not doing it

 

Need to book that flight back to your parents' place for Thanksgiving? Here's a handy time-wasting tip: Log into Orbitz, look at flights for 45 minutes, decide they're all too expensive and the times are shitty, then close the window without having booked anything and don't think about it for 24 hours.

 

Repeat this every night for the next two weeks until you finally cave and book a 6 am flight for $150 more than it would've been that first week. Wasted time + wasted money = DOUBLEHACK

 

 

Or don't change it. The important thing is those twelve wasted minutes looking at the same thing. Maybe even hold the bottom of the shirt down a bit and be like "oh, it doesn't look wrinkled when I do this, which I won't be doing at any point in the day, but still." There's another 4 minutes right there. Improvising shittier dumb ways to bleed extra time is the key to the #HackGame.

 

Economist

 

Hmm, a smart friend of mine shared a cool-looking New Yorker political article on Facebook. I'm smart! I should read this. [Click] Oh, oh nooo, the scroll bar is SO small... OH NO IT'S STILL LOADING...

 

Well, can't turn back now. Time to read this in its entirety for the next 57 minutes while thinking "I'm SMART and reading something SMART, DAMMIT" in my head the entire time instead of internalizing anything.

 

 

#ClassicHack. You don't even have to actually answer questions or prompt further discussion to hit that 90 minute time-wasting sweet spot, it'll just happen.

 

10 Just have it somehow be 2:30 am, always

 

No one can explain exactly how this hack works, but you'll somehow manage to pull it off for most of your life.

 

Also, if you actually clicked on this article and read these words, then congrats! You are WELL on your way to becoming an expert at this.