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The video channels you need to be following

18 Apr 2016
Mariah - amaysim blogger


amaysim's content guru

You'd better add a new folder to your bookmarks bar entitled ‘Life Hacks' because what I'm about to share will change your life...maybe.

Video channels for simple life hacks, food ideas, craft projects and ‘what's new in science and technology' are on the rise and they're sure to change the way you look at everyday objects and food.

These short videos are the answer to those life problems that keep you up at night. What do I do with old pillows after I no longer want to sleep on them anymore? And that eternal question, what do I feed my vegan friend? In 45 seconds you can learn how to prepare a Vegan Queso in a blender while preparing some witty dinner banter about where camels really come from. Life hacked!

We've super-glued ribbons to a few of our favourites and popped them on a fancy cake tray for you to enjoy…


This crafty little channel has finally given you something to do with that jar of buttons and the leftover wrapping paper shoved at the back of your cupboard. Buzzfeed has taken a small break from creating addictive listicles to give you Nifty, a glitter-covered haven of craft inspiration.

The videos are mostly one minute or less and show you how to repurpose some of your household items. You might finally find a reason to hold onto that stack of phone books you've been hoarding, or you might end up making your dog a tennis ball selfie attachment and questioning your life choices.

The videos are easy to follow and perfect for kids. Crafternoons and cups of strong tea will reign supreme after you've watched only a few of these DIY videos.

Some of our favourite Nifty tricks:

  1. Make your diet consistent entirely of play dough
  2. Put your scrabble tiles to good use
  3. Welcome your guests in style


Tasty knows comfort food and they know how to make it so easy that you could follow it in the throws of a hangover or in between bouts of uncontrollable crying. Never fear, they also have super simple tutorials for the good times too. Whip up a batch of raspberry mojitos that'll charm the socks off your new neighbours or make a taco out of a potato. That's right, a potato!

No sickly sweet chefs preening themselves in front of the camera, just a top-down view of how to prepare a meal with a backing track that makes you feel like you're going ten floors in an elevator. You'll be throwing a dinner party every weekend with all of this foodspiration.

Some of our favourite comfort foods:

  1. BBQ Pork and fries never looked so good together
  2. Forget about red velvet cake, we've got red velvet churros
  3. The best thing since sliced bread: Ice cream bread


If you're not already consuming a TED talk a day then I don't know what you're doing with your week (you're making a selfie camera for your dog aren't you). TED is a not-for-profit that spreads ideas and provokes curiosity in the world by giving interesting and intelligent people a microphone, a stage and around 18minutes to give short and powerful talks.

In case you were wondering, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. And it's a safe place for you to satisfy your hunger for new knowledge and find ways to impress your friends at a party.

It's time to whip up a batch of red velvet churros and settle in to find out how Pixar just keeps getting it right every time; and if you didn't shed a tear during UP you may want to watch the Brené Brown talk The Power of Vulnerability—or get your tear ducts checked out, it's your call.

Some of our favourite TED talks are:

  1. Do schools kill creativity?
  2. The future of flying robots
  3. How can we make the world a better place by 2030?

Have you got any video channels that the amaysim team should be watching? Share in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you!