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9 Idioms and Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

9 Idioms and Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

As idioms and phrases begin to fade, each next generation tends to butcher them just a little bit so that they no longer make any sense. I say let’s all get together and memorize the true idioms so we can use them correctly for the rest of our lives! Or, we should at least try ...

5 Reliable Alternatives to Do.com

5 Reliable Alternatives to Do.com

The Internet, digital clouds, and services such as Do.com have really opened the door when it comes to working with many different people remotely on one project. It is vital to be able to share ideas and tracking progress via digital communications. New companies are always coming on the scene and old ones fall by ...

Study Break: Emerson to Temporarily Rename School After Ron Burgundy

Study Break: Emerson to Temporarily Rename School After Ron Burgundy

If you’ve missed our coverage of offbeat college news, you’ll be happy to know we picked the right story to cover. Schools often honor famous people for their social contributions and inspiring lives, but rarely do we see any honoring fictional characters. Boston’s Emerson College will soon be doing just that, though, renaming its communications ...

Mint and HackCollege Talk Personal Finance in College

Mint and HackCollege Talk Personal Finance in College

Regular HackCollege reader know that we’re big fans of financial responsibility. For college students, however, learning to budget and changing bad spending habits can be a struggle. To help students learn more, I talked with the team behind Mint, one of the most popular money management tools, about personal finance in college and ways students ...

Quick Tip: Sell Old Textbooks Now, Buy Back Later If Needed

Quick Tip: Sell Old Textbooks Now, Buy Back Later If Needed

Purchasing textbooks outright is usually associated with high costs when compared to renting and other alternatives. On top of the high price, you may only use certain books for a semester before they become expensive display pieces on your bookshelf. To help offset the costs associated with buying textbooks, try selling them as soon as ...

The Pros and Cons of Online Education

The Pros and Cons of Online Education

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.   Online classes have made it possible for a lot of working adults or people who can’t fit certain classes into their schedule to get a degree. ...

5 Ways to Volunteer in College

5 Ways to Volunteer in College

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking to donate or volunteer in response to Typhoon Haiyan, see this post by the Travel Channel.   No matter how much time we spend partying, studying, and working in college, it’s always nice to find a way to squeeze in a little community service. As college kids, it’s nearly impossible ...

6+ Writing Apps to Help You Ace Your Next Paper

6+ Writing Apps to Help You Ace Your Next Paper

With term paper deadlines looming as finals week fast approaches, the pressure to perform is beginning to mount. Fortunately, the web is full of tools that can help you churn out stellar essay after stellar essay. Whatever your malady is, be it writer’s block or something I like to call “grammaritis,” you’re bound to find ...

6 Ways to Improve Study Sessions

6 Ways to Improve Study Sessions

Sure, it might be easy to improve your study sessions by pairing up with a good-looking study partner, but that might not be the best method if you’re trying to learn. Here are a few ways to improve your study sessions so they’re useful without being completely miserable. Related: 10 Memorization Tips for More Effective Study ...

Career Spotlight: How to Get a Job in Social Media

Career Spotlight: How to Get a Job in Social Media

Are you a Facebook addict? Do you spend an insane amount of hours following what’s trending on Twitter? Do you Instagram or Pin everything you do? If so, you might want to start looking into getting a job in the Social Media industry. HackCollege Guide: Launching a Career in Online Marketing Why Social Media? More ...

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

HackCollege is not the type of site that presents “inspirational” advice. You won’t find pictures of climbers with quotes about “reaching new heights” or “never letting go [of dreams].” Instead, we present practical advice that students can apply to their lives to become better students and future graduates. Occasionally, we post opinion pieces that deviate ...