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HackCollege’s 40 Best Posts of 2013

HackCollege’s 40 Best Posts of 2013

It was difficult to choose which posts would make it onto this year’s best posts list. We stepped up our game over the past year, focusing more on high quality features than news. This allowed us to bring on some very talented new writers who brought fresh ideas and perspectives to the our “work smarter, ...

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

It’s become hard to ignore Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating system, Windows 8 (recently updated to 8.1). Not only is it nearly impossible to find a new Windows 7 PC anymore, most computer manufacturers are including touchscreens in both all-in-one desktop PCs and laptops, to take advantage of the new interface. But what if you’re not ...

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2014

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2014

There’s definitely a trick to creating and sticking to New Year’s resolutions. Most of us falter after the first couple of weeks, but there are plenty who seem to thrive. There are a few standard always-broken resolutions: lose weight, stop smoking, diet, save money, but if we want to actually stick by our goals, we ...

Get $5 Worth of Free Credit from Amazon’s Android Appstore

Get $5 Worth of Free Credit from Amazon’s Android Appstore

Amazon’s Appstore for Android isn’t limited to just Kindle Fire tablets. The company’s Google Play alternative can be downloaded and used on any Android device, and it’s a good time to do so. Through December 28, Amazon is offering $5 worth of free credit to anyone who downloads the Amazon Appstore and installs an app ...

Think You Need to Prepare for Spring Semester? Don’t Bother!

Think You Need to Prepare for Spring Semester? Don’t Bother!

Editor’s Note: The following post is satire. You should prepare for spring semester, but try not to let yourself get caught up in the act of preparing and succumb to self-inflicted stress that could affect your education. Ah, spring semester. What a pastel-colored promise of a fresh start! Not only do you feel the pressure ...

12 Ways to Stay Productive Over Winter Break

12 Ways to Stay Productive Over Winter Break

Christmas break is a great time to sleep in, decompress, and recover from all the self-induced sleep deprivation brought on by finals week. But once you’ve recuperated and restored your vitals to normal levels, you may just realize that a few school-free, homework-free weeks are yours for the taking. Here’s what you can do to stay ...

5 New Year’s Resolutions Kept by Productive People

5 New Year’s Resolutions Kept by Productive People

Boosting productivity should be on everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions list, especially if you’re a student, freelancer, or aspiring entrepreneur. We hear about plenty of productivity resolutions for businesspeople, but which ones are actually kept? Using common sense, technology, and productivity apps, such as Flow, here are five New Year’s Resolutions that productive people can actually keep. ...

Meet the State Representative Who’s Still in College

Meet the State Representative Who’s Still in College

While many students struggle in their job search, one Mississippi student is having no such trouble, becoming the youngest person elected to the state’s House of Representatives. Related: Finding a Job That Inspires You Elected at just 21 years old, Jeramey Anderson, a senior at Tulane University‘s Biloxi campus, was sworn into office in Mississippi’s 110th ...

Harvard Bomb Hoax Crafted by Student to Avoid Finals

Harvard Bomb Hoax Crafted by Student to Avoid Finals

Many students wished for a few extra days to prepare for finals, but only one went to an extreme to make sure he’d get them. Federal prosecutors revealed Tuesday that Monday’s Harvard University bomb threat was a hoax by an undergrad looking get out of taking final exams. Harvard sophomore Eldo Kim sent an anonymous ...

6 Clothing Hacks for Removing Stains

6 Clothing Hacks for Removing Stains

There’s nothing worse than ruining a favorite article of clothing with one stupid stain. But believe it or not, those terrible stains might not be permanent. Here are six great clothing hacks for removing those stubborn stains to salvage your favorite clothes and save a little money! Related: How to Organize and Fold Clothes to Save ...