‘Life Hack’ Posts

Tips for Relocating for School

Tips for Relocating for School

The movies always seem to portray going-away-to-school the same exact way: some fresh faced kid packing their beat up car with stuff and hitting the road to go away to school. Growing up, I always assumed that when you went away to college, you actually went away—as in out of the state, or even across ...

Next-Level Ways to Manage Your To-Do List

Next-Level Ways to Manage Your To-Do List

Everyone has their own way of managing tasks on that dreaded to-do list. Some keep a mental register, others use apps, many scrawl on their planners, and some even jot it on their arm with a Sharpie, a la Andy from “Parks & Rec.” For productivity’s sake (especially for those of you in the latter ...

Hot Food You Can Make in Your Dorm Room

Hot Food You Can Make in Your Dorm Room

Punxsutawney Phil may not have seen his shadow, but that doesn’t mean it’s warm and sunny outside. If you’re looking for ways to eat without leaving the comfort of your room, we’ve got you covered with a few easy, dorm-friendly meals. While there are 101 articles about using microwaves to their maximum abilities in dorms, ...

DIY Upgrades for Your Study Space

DIY Upgrades for Your Study Space

Whether you study the recommended 90 minutes per credit hour or tend to plow through your homework right before class, you will have no doubt spent a significant amount of time at your favorite work spot by the end of your college career. Below are several tips for optimizing that space for maximum productivity. Tidy ...

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

A few years ago, we wrote about options for getting rid of your cell phone contract to save money. While that is certainly still an excellent option for your budget, today we’re going to take it one step further: get rid of smartphone data entirely. The Cost of Data The average individual cell phone bill ...

Tips for Getting Through Anxiety

Tips for Getting Through Anxiety

Anxiety sucks. Unfortunately, the end of high school and the beginning of college are usually when people start developing occasional anxiety symptoms. It happened to me, and after a lot of trial and error, I figured out a few tricks that helped me get through it. Put The Electronics Away That bright screen, all those ...

Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

For college students, the end of summer means packing up and moving one’s life into a box-sized dorm room or a shared, cheap apartment. Here at HackCollege, we’d like to make your move smoother and your living space less cramped. One way to do this is to pare down something students own and use a ...

8 Great Food Hacks For Healthier Eating

8 Great Food Hacks For Healthier Eating

Eating healthy doesn’t always have to be quite as time consuming as it seems. Sure, it takes a hot second to squeeze a lemon or chop fresh vegetables, but we’ve got a handful of food hacks that will help you save time and money when trying to develop better eating habits! They might not all ...

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

We’re at an interesting point in the school year for college students. On the one hand, we made it to second semester without burning out or otherwise ruining our college careers. But on the other, we’re not even halfway through the semester, and Spring Break is still a month away! This is easily the most ...

9 Amazing Life Hacks for Better Organization

9 Amazing Life Hacks for Better Organization

Organizing your life may seem like a massive challenge, especially if you’re trying to get through the semester without incurring credit card debt. You can go drop a few hundred bucks at IKEA and The Container Store, or you can use random things around the house, from crafting stores, and pieces found at Home Depot ...

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