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How to Be Successful with Online Classes

How to Be Successful with Online Classes

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for a great online college or want a mix of online and campus classes, use HackCollege’s School Finder to find the best one for you. Planning on registering for an online class next semester? Or maybe you’re taking one this semester and aren’t having the success you planned. There’s a ...

Life Question: Where Do You Want to Be in a Year?

Life Question: Where Do You Want to Be in a Year?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? It’s about reflections of the future, how your past has shaped the person that you are today, and how to set your sights for all of your tomorrows. We’ve all been there before, whether it’s someone else asking us or we muster up the confidence to ask ourselves. ...

How to Effectively Tackle Group Projects in College

How to Effectively Tackle Group Projects in College

Some students love them, others dread them, but group projects are a part of college that you’re going to have to learn how to deal with. Most of the people that hate doing group projects have had negative experiences with them in the past. There’s the guy or girl who doesn’t pull their own weight ...

4 Tips for Smarter Snacking in College

4 Tips for Smarter Snacking in College

College is a time when we tend to develop a lot of not-so-great habits. Some, like the weekly games of Edward Forty-Hands, tend to fade once you reach matriculation, but many other bad habits stick around for a long, long time. In an effort to curb one of the longest-standing bad habits, poor eating, here ...

Quick Tip: Can You Become a Morning Person?

Quick Tip: Can You Become a Morning Person?

While developing good habits is challenging — often physically and mentally — they do help us maintain a healthier and more productive lifestyle. Over at 99u, Sasha VanHoven wants to develop the habit of waking up early in the morning. She’s heard about all the benefits from successful people and wants to follow in their ...

What College Admissions Look for in a Student

What College Admissions Look for in a Student

It’s fall, which means that universities all over the country have opened their college application process. Unfortunately, admission rates have shrunk over the years due to severe budget cuts. Because of this, it’s crucial that you apply to a number of schools (5-10 is realistic), including your top choice that you don’t necessarily expect to ...

Google Launches the Nexus 5, Starting at $349

Google Launches the Nexus 5, Starting at $349

Google’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, is available now on Google Play starting at $349 with no contract. There weren’t any of the commercials or big marketing campaigns that we see from Android phone makers like Samsung and HTC,  but that’s because Google doesn’t need to sell you on how amazing the Nexus 5 ...

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 ...

6 Halloween Costumes for the Terminally Lazy

6 Halloween Costumes for the Terminally Lazy

When I talk about last-minute Halloween costumes, I don’t mean costumes that take a solid night’s (or week’s) work right before the Halloween parties start up for the weekend. Those guys who put entire hours of work into their costumes are too hard-working for me. Besides, all the blog posts giving them advice were up ...

Why You Should Drink Less Soda

Why You Should Drink Less Soda

Hey! Yes, you over there with the vodka and Sprite. You’re not going to like this, but you should put that down. Whether we’re mixing it with alcohol or drinking it straight from the can at a family barbeque, the average American drinks two cans of soda each day. That’s the average, and there are ...

Hack Tricks: Email

Hack Tricks: Email

Email may not be the most hip service on the web, but it’s still the most important — especially for business. For this reason, learning to master your inbox can help you get ready for your future as a successful businessperson, prevent mistakes, and save time. Here are a few email tricks to get you ...

5 Essential Time Management Tips

5 Essential Time Management Tips

It’s getting to be that time of year where everyone is settled in and the stress is piling on. With classes, work, student organizations, and still trying to have a social life, plus time for yourself, time is important. Some of you may be feeling a bit overloaded. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. ...