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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. ...

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 ...

5 Easy, Healthy Breakfasts for College Students

5 Easy, Healthy Breakfasts for College Students

Believe it or not, most people will say that breakfast is their favorite meal. Maybe it’s because so few of us actually seem to eat breakfast that it feels like a weekend treat. Well, you might not have time for Eggs Benedict on a Tuesday, but here are five incredibly simple and healthy breakfasts that ...

How to Function on Little to No Sleep

How to Function on Little to No Sleep

Being a busy college student, there will probably be times when you’re running on little to no sleep. As unhealthy as it is, it’s a reality that a lot of students face. If you couple a busy schedule with procrastination, then you’re going to run into a lot of late-night study sessions and days where ...

4 Tips for Staying on Top of Homework

4 Tips for Staying on Top of Homework

Every college student’s favorite thing about class is homework. Okay, not really, but it’s an unavoidable part of college that you have to learn to accept if you want to make it through the semester. For those of us who dread doing it, homework usually gets pushed to the back of our mind until the ...