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9 Idioms and Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

9 Idioms and Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

As idioms and phrases begin to fade, each next generation tends to butcher them just a little bit so that they no longer make any sense. I say let’s all get together and memorize the true idioms so we can use them correctly for the rest of our lives! Or, we should at least try ...

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Wrap Headphones

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Wrap Headphones

There’s no shortage of ways to wrap headphones and avoid tangles. If you’re looking to just get them put away fast, you’re probably wrapping them around your smartphone and stuffing them in your pocket (then scrambling to unwrap when Mom calls). Other ways include wrapping the cord around a few fingers while holding one end with ...

Clearing Up These Commonly Confused Words

Clearing Up These Commonly Confused Words

There are a lot of confusing grammar and spelling rules out there. When you’re writing papers for hours and hours, it’s easy to confuse affect and effect, i.e., and e.g. This article is here to help set the record straight on a few commonly confused words that will slip past your typical spell checker. Related: 5 ...

Study Break: 5 Simple and Cheap Halloween Costumes

Study Break: 5 Simple and Cheap Halloween Costumes

Halloween is amazing. Going from high school Halloween to college Halloween is like getting slapped with a handful of awesome. Whether the 31st falls on a Tuesday or a Saturday, you’re sure to have 3-4 days of parties, and amazing costumes are a must. This can be difficult on a college budget, with limited time, ...

A Visual Guide to Google Glass

A Visual Guide to Google Glass

Google has given the world a glimpse into the possible future of communication (and perhaps personal computing) with its “Glass” project. The wearable computer, being developed in the company’s futuristic tech lab, displays information in transparent widgets and takes voice commands much like a smartphone. The display uses a small projector to create a layer ...

Hacking Your Spring Break

Hacking Your Spring Break

For most of the HackCollege readers, spring break is right around the corner. For me, I’m halfway done with break. As I write this, I’m sitting in the Animal Kingdom section of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida looking at the animals from the room that I’m in. I think it goes without saying that ...

How to Stay Sane Over Winter Break

How to Stay Sane Over Winter Break

    Hows your Winter Break going? If you’re anything like me, it’s starting to wear on you. Let’s be honest: Christmas and New Years are over. Your high-school friends are fewer and lamer then you remember, and, of course, you’re done resting. You pulled two all-nighters over finals, but that excuse is starting ...

10 Free-Time Activities for College Students

10 Free-Time Activities for College Students

With exams coming up (or over with for some of us), you’re about to have quite a bit of free-time. Some might spend that time doing absolutely nothing, and that’s completely okay because you probably deserve it. But for those of you who want something to do, here are a few simple activities that you ...

5 Sites To Spend Your Free Time On

5 Sites To Spend Your Free Time On

College students around the world often find themselves having free time… Okay, so maybe that last sentence isn’t exactly true. But I think we create free time for cool things, like websites that can hold out attention span for longer than 30 seconds. As crazy as it sounds, there are sites out there that you ...

Apply to Square’s Code Camp Contest

Apply to Square’s Code Camp Contest

If you are both female and an engineering student, hurry up and get your application together for Square’s first (ever) Code Camp Contest! Don’t be intimidated by the title — the Code Camp is a three day program held in one of the greatest cities in the world — San Francisco, California (Go Giants!). The ...

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