15 Websites That’ll Leave You Hooked – Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

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We spend 8-12 hours a day at work. There’s no way we’re 100% focus and productive all the time (don’t fool yourself). Some days, we spent furiously meeting deadlines, delivering projects, and executing marketing strategies. While some days, we slack off and find ourselves constantly distracted by every little unimportant factor and waste the rest of our day surfing and clicking aimlessly on redundant websites.  

When you belong to the latter (off track and distracted), it can be a struggle to give your full attention to the task you’re working on, while you endlessly look for something to entertain, engage or amuse you. 

So, why not make the best of it with these 15 websites for your momentary diversion. We covered entertainment, knowledgeable, learning, inspirational, intriguing and simply plain fun or senseless websites.

Have fun while you’re at it. We already tried them.

1) Pocket Explore – A Human Curated Version of the Web

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Scrolling through Facebook for news and information can get distracting – cat photos, celebrity news, funny videos – the list goes on.

If you haven’t heard about Pocket, it acts like an online library where you can save and view content anytime, even without an internet connection. This remarkable bookmarking service has enabled people an ease of convenience and accessibility to what’s important to them.

With that, the people at pocket uses this database and launched a new feature known as, “Pocket Explore”. If you have trouble finding quality articles that deserve your time, Pocket Explore is all you need of what’s good on the web.

Hit in a topic of your interest in the search bar and it presents you trending articles. Otherwise, see what Pocket Explore has in store for you with categories such as, “Best of 2016”, “Must Reads”, “Tech”, “Finance” and more.

We’ll promise you’ll only get the best content, that’s helpful and beneficial to you.

2) Quora

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With so many Q&A forums – Yahoo Answers, Reddit, Quora, Hacker News Ask – which one can you count on?

For us, it’d be Quora. This social Q&A forum has been known for its quality of answers, answered by members with first-hand knowledge and expertise of the topics. We even tried it ourselves and were amazed by the professionalism and useful answers we received from others and likewise.

More importantly, how can Quora bring value to you? If you’re a marketer, you’re going to love this.

Marketers can build their brand identity on Quora by answering related questions, and network with potential influencers, forming a deeper relationship with them. To know more about your target audience, all you need to do is look out for what people are asking these days.

Your passive research can help define your company’s content marketing strategy. By focusing on what your audiences are asking, you can create content around that niche and address their wants and needs.

If you ever feel guilty of not spending your time efficiently, Quora ensures you’re contributing to an important community. With Quora, you get to answer questions, and get answers to your questions. It can also get exciting when someone wants your answer to their question!

It also allows you to follow topics, people, and specific questions you care about. It helps you make good use of your time as you exchange relevant information with like-minded individuals.

3) 9GAG

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“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin Click To Tweet

Reading and educating ourselves is important, but sometimes a little humour goes a long way.

If you’re looking for your one source of entertainment, this is it. 9GAG is a worldwide sensation of online relatable and humourous content. With 35.9m followers on Instagram, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

Think you’re hilarious enough to have your content on 9GAG? Users can add to the fun of sharing their generated content or sources from other sites.

Be it on the latest trends, funny pics, gifs, memes, or WTF photos – 9GAG has it all.

4) SGAG

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If you’re looking for a niche, you’re Singaporean, or you like Singaporean humour – SGAG is for you. A Singaporean version of 9GAG, SGAG is popular among Singaporeans for daily memes and typical Singaporean slang.

Fun fact: SGAG first started due to boredom and presented their first ever meme about Singapore’s McDonalds deciding to stop providing curry sauce:

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Image Credit: SGAG

With a huge following of 307K followers, get your daily dose of Singaporean humour only at SGAG!

Who knows? Your boss might even strike up a conversation with you on that meme he saw earlier this morning.

5) Kanye Zone

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Kanye fan or not as you’re going to find yourself playing this game nonetheless.

Created by roommates Michael Frederickson and Stephen Barlow and inspired by 1980s video games, Kanye Zone is a browser game developed by Otter Spice Productions.

If you’re looking for a quick way to interrupt your focus with a game that’s simple and easy for anyone to play, Kanye Zone it is. It only has one rule: don’t let Kanye into his zone.

It’s brilliantly simple, even a 3-year old could play it.

This game is as straightforward as it can get. Still, we can’t promise you that you won’t be wasting most of your time from getting Kanye out of his zone.

6) The Useless Web. Literally.

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The Internet can be a place of education, or it can be nonsensical and sometimes, weird.

It’s true when someone says there’s a website for everything – even websites you never thought exist.

The Useless Web, living up to its name, takes you to, well, useless websites. We’ve tried, and it brought us here and here.

If you have nothing to do on the web, and don’t even know where to start – the useless web will boost your experience with its nonsensical websites.

It can be nerve-wracking since you never know where it might take you. You could stumble upon a website that does nothing at all, or you could find your next favourite website to kill time at.

Life’s a gamble.

7) Weird or Confusing

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If you ever get bored of the useless web (we highly doubt so), our next recommendation is weird and confusing. What it does is it sells you strange stuff found all over the Internet.

It directed us to amazon with these weird and confusing gifts. Definitely worth a try.

Buying a gift for any occasion can be a pain, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t have a single clue on what to buy. Not to worry as we got you covered. This site will load you with gifts and entertain you while you’re at it. 

8) Awesome Stuff to Buy

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You probably have heard of “Awesome Stuff to Buy” if you’re a huge fan of extraordinary or unusual items.

As a fan, it’s one of those sites with the coolest things to buy online. Period. You’ll probably be the coolest person and the one leaving a memorable impression among your friends and family members if you bought something here.

Don’t be surprised as you find yourself spending hours browsing through this awesome and fascinating site. True story.

Not kidding, but they even have a Star Wars Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener?!

From funny products to gifts under $20 (SGD$28), there’s something for everyone.

And if you happen to find something awesome elsewhere, you can submit the product to the site and share the awesomeness!

If you love sites like this one, here’re a few more for your contentment: coolsh*tyoucanbuy, ohthethingsyoucanbuy, and noveltystreet.

9) FML

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Image Credit: fmylife

Most of the time, life doesn’t go the way we planned. And it certainly doesn’t go too well for the people who submitted their FMLs.

FML gives you amusement and laughter in other people lives (if you lack them in your own) or are simply curious of the things people encounter during their lifetime.

With each FML posts, you get to give reactions and choose between “I agree, your life sucks” or “You deserved it”.

It’s a good time-wasting website and fun activity to read with your friends on other people’s FML. But it’s another matter if you find pleasure or joy in watching another suffer.

Furthermore, cast your vote to decide the fate of fellow FML submissions to determine if they deserve to be published or not.

10) Dumb

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You probably already assumed – this is the site where everything dumb takes place. You’re right. But we had to disagree to that as we found some good stuff here, besides all the dumb stuff.

Honestly, you could probably spend an entire day here if you like quizzes, games, jokes, and prank stories. And this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Imagine all your Facebook quizzes and games found in one site, with so much more entertainment involved – from comics, viral videos, witty insults, and e-cards.

We tried the “Age Guessing Game” and had an enjoyable time with it. Some people DO NOT age!

We also tried “Chat with God Online” and it was probably the dumbest thing we found. Or if you prefer to chat with Santa Claus.

11) agoodmovietowatch

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Image Credit: agoodmovietowatch

Movies act as a pastime for many of us. Some movies teach us life lessons, inspire, educate or cause us to take some type of action. Movies open a new world to our eyes, exposing us to different cultures and personalities and people of different colours.

agoodmovietowatch claims to let you find movies that’re not seen on popular streaming services yet. Are you on a lookout for your next movie but don’t know which one is worth your time? agoodmovietowatch helps you figure that out.

Choose between “Random”, “Best Films”, or “Latest Movies” with plenty of trustworthy suggestions. Watch the trailer, read the plot and get direct links on where to watch the movie.

Find movies based on your mood, genres, or dig into the staff list of listicles.

This fine site also claims to include movies that’re underrated and deserved much more attention and support. They also believe that business plans or marketing dollars shouldn’t decide the fate of a film but based on the film itself.

Now, you don’t have to go through the hassle of finding a movie and waste your time (if it’s bad). It’s time to build up your to-watch list with quality and tasteful films!

12) Where Cool Things Happen

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Prepare to be amazed with this mind-blowing site. You’ll find unusual, thought-provoking articles that’ll leave you captivated.

Find your next vacation stay or see something unbelievable. After looking at this site, you’ll realise the world is much bigger and magical than you think. The photographers really outdone themselves!

Wherecoolthingshappen is founded by two creatives, searching for all kinds of cool spots and cool things on this Earth.

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They have coolplaces, coolphotos, coolgadgets, cooloutdoors, cooladvertisements, coolfood – you’ll be awestruck with what you may find. And since they’re one of a kind, why not use this opportunity to discover something new today or gain a little inspiration for your next project?

13) Lifehack

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Image Credit: Lifehack

With more than 1M likes on Facebook and a worldwide audience, Lifehack is an international premier productivity and lifestyle blog.

If you’re looking for resourceful articles of a full range of topics – motivation, relationships, lifestyle, health, work, communication, productivity etc. – Lifehack covers almost everything you possibly need to know on how to get things done more efficiently and effectively.

Health is wealth. Take care of health and your body will reward you.

Introducing Lifehack newest addition, Wellness Inc.

The aim is to benefit your overall health and mindset. It covers simple recipes, acts as your fitness buddy with easy-to-follow workout plans and in-depth wellness tips.

It covers 11 human body systems with techniques, diet plans and exercises backed by professional health experts. One thing for sure – we were impressed by it. 

14) MarcandAngel

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As a reader and subscriber of the best (in my opinion) personal development blog, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one!

MarcandAngel Hack Life write their articles based on their own views, experiences, and the people in their lives.

I first stumbled upon this blog while looking for personal development blogs to read, and it has changed my life ever since. It’s not just some typical inspirational article you read and forget about, the articles written here DOES make a difference and can be impactful if you’re serious about developing a BETTER YOU.

They tell you what you need to hear, the harsh reality of life, and the beauty of accepting and letting go.

The goal of this blog is to give you the tools to identify and transform the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck. How many times have you ignored your instincts that something is wrong, but your mind is not convincing enough for you to make powerful changes in your life?

At some point in our lives, we realised we need to invest in ourselves. Putting YOU first. This can be in the form of words of encouragement, positivity, good vibes and finding a community where people empower one another.

Choosing to find the good in each day and being grateful is a powerful mindset people choose to embrace. This doesn’t mean they don’t have bad or frustrating days, they’d rather count their blessings. And you can too!

15) tiny buddha

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Image Credit: tinybuddha

You might be wondering, “Is this a site about religion?”

Nope.

Even though much of tiny buddha has its roots in Buddhism, the bigger idea revolves around simple wisdom and learning new ways to apply that wisdom into our lives.

The world lacks empathy. We live in bustling cities, where it’s crowded and noisy, and everyone schedules are packed with many priorities. Everyone seems to be preoccupied with something or someone, that they forget that they should be focusing on themselves first.

For us to enjoy the success of others, we need to understand and develop ourselves first. Personal growth is often overlooked by many, but it shouldn’t be underestimated for it determines a person’s growth, maturity and outlooks in his or her life.

Tiny buddha consist of posts about happiness, motivation, inspiration, love, relationships, meaning, possibilities, mindfulness, yoga, spirituality, simplicity, minimalism, and letting go.

Similarly to MarcandAngel, their posts are never vague, cliché or lacking connection with their readers.

You’ll find meaningful, thorough, first-hand experience of thought-provoking insights and practical tips on another’s life story including challenges they’ve overcame and learning points.

Such personal posts can connect with you on a different level, pulling you closer to their hearts as if you experienced it yourself.

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  • Thanks for including ASTB!

    • Hi Andy,

      It’s our pleasure! It would make us very happy if you could share this article with your friends and followers on social media 🙂

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