‘Helpful Hacks’ Posts

5 Stress Management Techniques That Work

5 Stress Management Techniques That Work

College is stressful. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Mix in working, financial woes (the thought of being in debt is stressful), and trying to balance your social life with everything else, and it’s easy to understand why there are so many stressed out students walking the halls of colleges all around the world. We ...

50 Productivity Hacks to Help You Get More Done

50 Productivity Hacks to Help You Get More Done

In college, you’re going to be forced to be more productive than you’ve probably ever had to be in your life. You’re going to have to study for tests, write papers, complete projects, make presentations, maybe go to work, and try to maintain some type of social life. All of this can be extremely overwhelming ...

3 Tips from an Excel Expert

3 Tips from an Excel Expert

Six months ago, I had never used Excel before, and today, I’m an international champion. This month I won third place in the 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, where I represented the United States with five other students in the ultimate productivity competition. I competed against 100 finalists, who outmatched more than 344,000 total ...

Get Rid Of Pimples With These Household Items

Get Rid Of Pimples With These Household Items

There are people who don’t get pimples and then there is everyone else. Pimples will happen and often when they can vex you most. But you don’t have to live with them forever. You can see a dermatologist if your facial issues get cumbersome, but there are some things you can do in the meantime ...

11 Very Reusable Household Items

11 Very Reusable Household Items

You are a broke college student. Why spend your money on things you think you need when you could have something just as, if not more appropriate and useful, sitting around your home already? You could spend up that $20-50 of grocery budget on random name brand crap or you could help the environment and ...

6 Natural Sleep Aids To Help You Catch More Z’s

6 Natural Sleep Aids To Help You Catch More Z’s

Sleep is a massive staple of a healthy lifestyle. You need it for many reasons like maintaining concentration for studying, staying awake during lecture and, especially, for not getting sick. It’s pretty useful to get sick just before an exam and make your excuses to retake it later. But it’s not nearly as much fun ...

Use These Tips To Make Your Next Camping Trip Easier

Use These Tips To Make Your Next Camping Trip Easier

Camping is a relatively inexpensive activity perfect for getting you away from the grind of classes and study sessions. For less than the cost of a couple nights out with your friends you could spend the weekend breathing clean air and enjoying an uncluttered night sky. There are a billion tips and tricks that an ...

Uses For Vinegar Around The House

Uses For Vinegar Around The House

We turn to a lot of chemicals to help us live a more pristine life, from preparing our food to cleaning our windows. Despite everyone’s best effort to have a greener lifestyle, it’s hard to find substitutes for these industrial-strength chemical cleaners. Well, friends, you’re in luck. For many of your cleaning needs, look no ...

Be More Productive With These Keyboard Shortcuts

Be More Productive With These Keyboard Shortcuts

Look at your left pinky finger. Look at it. Study it because that finger can make so many keying and clicking tasks so much easier. To think, you’ve been wasting so much time breaking your accomplishment rhythm to reach for a mouse when all you needed was a couple of buttons. Grow your keyboarding skills, ...

7 Ways To Send Emails In The Future

7 Ways To Send Emails In The Future

To send emails in the future has been something everyone wanted, but it never came as a service in any of the dominant free email websites. Thank goodness for enterprising appreneurs and appeneers. Their ingenuity has brought forth several services that are (mostly) free and usually allied with your online email account. WATCH—Hack Tricks: Gmail ...

Smartphones: Your “Remote Control for Life”

Smartphones: Your “Remote Control for Life”

Most college kids these days spend an exorbitant amount of time on their smartphones. When the Facebook app became available 24/7, it was basically game over for productivity. Fortunately, these amazing little devices are good for more than just stalking that chick from Anthropology of Social Classes, and may soon have an even larger hand ...