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 Glamour.com, 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 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 Me, sponsored by Clinique.
Glamour.com’s most-recent original series, It’s Not OK, Cupid, launched in March.