It was only recently, while cowering under a bridge to escape the villagers' taunts, that I paused to reflect on why all these self-help guides and lifehacks had failed me. Because I'm a stupid garbage baby, yes, but not entirely. It's because there's some serious fundamental problems with lifehacks in the first place.
Most Of Them Are Not Written By Experts
Because how-to guides and lifehacks are popular, the Internet keeps demanding they get cranked out. Which gives you a big hint what the first problem is. As a rule, good things are rarely "cranked out."
Excepting torque, the smell of pencil shavings, and of course, knee-shaking, toe-curling pasta.
Many of these guides are written by basic idiots looking to make content quickly. Yes, we have pride in our work, and yes, we have editors to get our work past, so we can't just submit crap. I promise. But we're not experts on everything, and there is necessarily going to be a limit to the amount of detail we can provide. Although everything you read on Cracked is true and wise (so wise -- shrewd, even), that might not be the case for lesser sites.