Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan $14.95 : Chronicle Books
An introduction to âlife hacking,â Urawaza is a Japanese term referring to unlikely solutions to common problems â like buffing your fingernails with a receipt. While many of these tricks refer to home life, many also deal with problems of a more social nature, like how to stop falling over when the bus youâre on grinds to a halt, or how to stop body odor with something more effective than the hippie deodorant youâve been using. One of the most satisfying things about this book comes from its light-duty lateral thinking â even if you donât get around to employing one of these solutions, youâve already started to think about the situation in a different way. And whatâs more basically satisfying than that?