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Fighting Procrastination to Become a Better Student

Fighting Procrastination to Become a Better Student

Procrastination is the ability to reorder tasks of high importance with ones of less importance, which is usually to the benefit of the person at hand. For example, if a person is faced with the task of filling out dreaded tax returns, vacuuming, dusting, and washing clothes might all be completed before the person gets ...

How to Organize Your To-Do List and Motivate Action

How to Organize Your To-Do List and Motivate Action

There are endless ways to write and organize your to-do list. Some people have a tried-and-true method that fits their work and lifestyle perfectly, while others struggle to find a flow. If you’re reading this, you’re likely not looking for an alternative to your effective method, so it’s safe to assume you’re still experimenting with ...

9 Must-Follow Rules for Dieting

9 Must-Follow Rules for Dieting

There are tons of different diets and plans for losing weight and getting healthy, but they all have a few of the same basic rules in common. Whatever your diet of choice, be it Vegan, Paleo, Low-Carb, or Real Foods, follow these basic rules for dieting safely and effectively to reach your goals. Related: 5 Tips ...

How to Find a Mentor in College

How to Find a Mentor in College

We all seek a little guidance from others at some point in our lives. College is one of those time periods in which finding a mentor can be crucial to your success. There will come a time when you’ll need to know how to make better decisions, or you’ll want to graduate and find a ...

Best Substitutes for Eating Better in College

Best Substitutes for Eating Better in College

It is fairly difficult to eat healthy when you’re on a college budget, I know. Easy Mac’s simplicity calls to you – all you need is water and a bowl. Cup Of Noodles is even easier because it comes packaged in its own little chemical-laden Styrofoam cup. Well, if you’re ready to make a few small changes, look to ...

Simplifying Your Life in Three Easy Steps

Simplifying Your Life in Three Easy Steps

Being a college student means you get to accumulate free stuff. By the time that you’re in your last year of school, you’ll start to realize how insignificant all of that free stuff really is in the grand scheme of things. It’s time that you start focusing on what’s important. For many of you, that ...

5 Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Money

5 Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Money

Whether you’re swiping your debit card every other day on campus, or traveling abroad for spring break, it’s important to make sure your hard-earned (and much-needed) money is safe. You may think your bank account is a safe place, but that’s not always the case. Follow these tips to keep your money accessible to you ...

Productivity 101: How to Get Through Your To-Do List

Productivity 101: How to Get Through Your To-Do List

You’re a few weeks into the semester and it’s time to really learn how to buckle down and get things done. If you thought you had a lot of work the first week, just wait until your teachers start adding last-minute assignments to the syllabus. Here are a few easy ways to make your day ...

8 Places to Snag Student Discounts and Deals

8 Places to Snag Student Discounts and Deals

Everyone knows that college enrollment places a heavy financial burden on students by way of tuition, textbooks, fees, hidden fees, and more hidden fees. But tucked beneath those heaping mountains of student debt is a modest, yet refreshing return on investment: the student discount. Wherever you attend school — be it a big state university ...

The Dos and Don’ts of Productivity Apps

The Dos and Don’ts of Productivity Apps

It’s hard not to become obsessed with productivity. The world constantly asks more and more of us, and we bend over backwards to balance our responsibilities. This is especially tough in college, as you’re just discovering and enjoying independence. In order to keep up with your studies, you’ll attempt to schedule your life effectively to find ...

How to Avoid Ruining Your Credit in College

How to Avoid Ruining Your Credit in College

In college, one of the biggest financial worries students have is the debt they’re building up each semester. Student loans can be a nightmare and the only way to get rid of them is to pay them off. (Sorry, bankruptcy won’t get rid of student loans.) But there is another financial issue that a lot ...

The Rented Life Sets One Student on a Money-Saving Journey

The Rented Life Sets One Student on a Money-Saving Journey

Personal finance is a topic we tackle frequently here at HackCollege. From savings methods to budgeting tips, we’re always looking for money-saving techniques and advice to help you do more for less. Our friends at BookRenter have taken the financial problems associated with college to the extreme by challenging one student, David Levitz, to live on ...