‘Counter-Intuitive’ Posts

Why You Shouldn’t Study for 12 Hours Straight

Why You Shouldn’t Study for 12 Hours Straight

We all do it: the all-nighters, the one-day cram sessions, the 12-hour rush to complete 7 days worth of work for all of your classes. There are so many different methods for studying and completing assignments, and many of them work, at least for the short term. However, if you want to remember anything from ...

Counter-Intuitive: The Science of Habits, Good and Bad

Counter-Intuitive: The Science of Habits, Good and Bad

Good news for stress cases: according to a new study by researchers from the University of Southern California, stress and anxiety doesn’t just force you to resort to bad habits, but can in fact lead people to fall back on good habits as well. In a study published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, USC ...

The Economics Of Skipping Class

The Economics Of Skipping Class

I’ve recently read a number of articles, both on HackCollege and elsewhere, on the subject of skipping class. Some have attempted to determine when or how it is acceptable to skip, while others have attempted to determine the cost of skipping. I thought the idea of applying some basic economic tools and ideas to the ...

Video Games May Improve Reading Skills of Dyslexics

Video Games May Improve Reading Skills of Dyslexics

In a time when video games tend to get blamed for just about everything terrible under the sun, with everything from decreased attention spans to mass shootings being attributed to them, a new study has found that playing action video games can actually help children with dyslexia improve their reading comprehension. The study, called “Action ...

Florida Southern College Builds “Dorms” for Cats

Florida Southern College Builds “Dorms” for Cats

While college students these days may spend a little too much of their free time looking at cats in their free time, felines don’t tend to rank high among lists of dorm room essentials. That isn’t stopping officials at Florida Southern College from constructing Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired “dormitories” for cats on the college’s campus. However, while ...

How To Have A Better Self-Relationship

How To Have A Better Self-Relationship

This Valentine’s day, you’re in a relationship. No, not with the person you made out with last night in exchange for breadsticks, you breadstick-loving weirdo. You’re in a relationship with yourself. Love it or hate it, you’re stuck with yourself. Even if you wear a cool fake mustache, you’re still the same you. So, knowing ...

Why You Might Not Want To Be A Student Worker

Why You Might Not Want To Be A Student Worker

College can seem like a great opportunity to pick up a job on the side: there are plenty of options, and all your employers offer half-time because they understand that you’re juggling a full course load. Besides, those Happy Hour chicken wings and beer won’t pay for themselves. But deciding to get a student job ...

Two-Year Degree vs. Four-Year Degree: Which is Best?

Two-Year Degree vs. Four-Year Degree: Which is Best?

With rising tuition costs, inflating interest, and a less-than-stellar job market, college degrees have become somewhat of a gamble in recent years, so much so that college attendance has begun to decrease, rather than increase, for the first time in over a decade. But, if you’re looking for a stable, middle-class income, a new study ...

Hot Chocolate is Better in an Orange Mug

Hot Chocolate is Better in an Orange Mug

A team of scientists at Polytechnic University of Valencia and Oxford University have made a rather surprising discovery this week that may have you rethinking your current choice in dinnerware: the flavor of hot chocolate will not only vary depending on the color of your mug, but will also taste best when drank out of an orange ...

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