Glamour series offers life hacks in five words or less

From getting a second date to getting out of work early, the new collection of videos are meant to compliment the magazine's print content.
July 27, 2015

In a world filled with 140-character stories and six-second videos, a new branded digital series by Canadian women’s magazine Glamour offers viewers some vital life hacks — in five words or less.

Posted on, the series offers quick advice from strangers on the street that are designed to help viewers land a second date, kiss better or get out of work early.

“Don’t talk about exes,” cautioned one woman, flashing her wedding ring, during an episode called “How To Get A Second Date In 5 Words or Less.”

For “How To Get Out of Work Early In 5 Words or Less,” one man said, “My grandma died again” while another says “I have to walk the dog.”

And, finally, there’s “How To Kiss Well in 5 Words or Less,” with the memorable “Fresh breath, please” from one young woman and another pleading to “Manage your spit levels.”

The minute-long segments are available on and its YouTube channel.

The Toronto-based magazine has been producing videos complimentary to their print content for years, but it’s been dabbling in original serial creations since 2014. Its first effort was the docu-series, The Making of Mesponsored by Clinique.’s most-recent original series, It’s Not OK, Cupidlaunched in March.

About The Author

Join In On The Conversation!

Add your comment below, trackback from your own site, or subscribe to these comments via RSS.


Brand Menu