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3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

I recently bought a crappy used car specifically for winter. Okay maybe it’s not that crappy, but it doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that all new cars nowadays seem to have. By that I mean, the radio can’t pick up a decent signal on anything accept country stations, there’s obviously no ...

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

One of HackCollege’s most popular topics–amongst both writers and readers–is productivity. I think we’re all addicted to getting more done, as well as discovering new tips and tricks to beat procrastination. We’ve covered a wide variety of productivity hacks to help students understand their procrastination habits, motivation, and discipline. Through the years, these tips have ...

How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

If you’ve ever purchased a car, you know the roller coaster of feelings you get throughout the process. The research and browsing of local dealer inventory part is awesome, but once you actually step foot onto a dealership’s lot, the reality of the transaction kicks in pretty quickly. Upsells, negotiations, extra fees, and financing are ...

Write For Us: HackCollege Looking for Talented Student Writers

Write For Us: HackCollege Looking for Talented Student Writers

With the new school year already here, HackCollege is looking for new writers to add to its 2014-2015 roster. We’re expanding on our extensive library of articles on every topic related to college life, and need students who are interested in discovering and reporting on things that can help themselves and other students succeed. But ...

3 Quick Tips to Beat Negative Perfectionism

3 Quick Tips to Beat Negative Perfectionism

By nature, perfectionism sounds great. The drive to always perform, and not settling for second best or mediocrity can’t be a bad thing, right? In reality, however, negative perfectionism is your worst enemy. Not only because perfection is impossible to obtain, but because it often leads to failure simply due to the fear of failing ...

5 Specialized Degrees for Future Trailblazers

5 Specialized Degrees for Future Trailblazers

There’s no shortage of majors at your typical college today. Everything from Advertising to Zoology is available, giving students a great variety of career paths to choose from. But you rarely hear much about niche programs–the ones that go beyond your average career path and help students get truly specialized training. If you’re looking for ...

Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

While a large part of the college experience is about becoming independent, responsibility is the biggest byproduct of independence. For many, dealing with the transition to college life is natural; others may struggle to lead a balanced, organized life. In the past, we’ve often talked about ways students can organize their lives, as well as ...

Welcome to Freshman Week 2014

Welcome to Freshman Week 2014

Last year, HackCollege organized its first ever Freshman Week. While students were preparing to head to college for the time or just getting settled in, we decided it was fitting to dedicate an entire week to articles that focused on helping freshmen transition smoothly into college life. This year, we’ll work on tackling even more ...

4 Ways You Can Generate Good Luck

4 Ways You Can Generate Good Luck

#8220;You make your own luck” is a quote you’ve probably heard before. The meaning, however, is lost without more context. After all, if you make your own luck, doesn’t that make it the opposite of luck? Well, according to psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of The Luck Factor, a person’s luck is often manufactured. In his ...

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

Last year, HackCollege’s Dominique Jackson gave some great advice on avoiding the credit pitfalls that often trap unsuspecting college students. This year, I want to reopen that topic and let you know how to build credit responsibly while still avoiding the pitfalls that lead to early debt and financial hardships. Credit Follows You Everywhere The ...