‘Life Hack’ Posts

How to Trick Your Mind Into Paying Attention in Class

How to Trick Your Mind Into Paying Attention in Class

You’re sitting in class, your dinosaur-aged professor is rambling on about the periodic table of elements, and you’re about to fade into dreamland.  Instead of letting yourself slowly slip away, you can  – almost subconsciously — trick yourself into staying alert and not miss out on important lecture material. This won’t apply to every class, ...

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students

While one of Dorothy Parker’s poems famously states, “Women and elephants never forget,” when midterms and finals sneak up, women and men alike panic and go into cram-session mode. However, college days and post-grad life need not suffer memory lapse. The following memorization techniques for college students offer a variety of ways to help you ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Using the Urgency vs. Importance Matrix to Get Stuff Done

Using the Urgency vs. Importance Matrix to Get Stuff Done

You’ve got to complete a 10-page paper, study for an exam, run 4 miles, and go to work today, but you don’t know how to get everything done in a timely manner. In these hectic situations, your best friend is the Urgent/Important Matrix, first printed in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This matrix ...

Check University Dump Sites for Free Stuff

Check University Dump Sites for Free Stuff

If you’re in the market for a computer monitor, chalkboard, or any type of supply or equipment your school may have in abundance, campus dump sites can be a treasure trove of gently-used items. Reddit user TheExtremeModerate, a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, told of his own journey scavenging through what he calls “tech dumps.” ...

4 Cheap Ways to Whiten Teeth

4 Cheap Ways to Whiten Teeth

Whether it’s a job interview, date, or anime club cotillion, Americans are vain about their teeth. But if you weren’t lucky enough to have braces as a kid, you can at least make your teeth as white as snow. No need to pay ridiculous amounts of money for monthly supplies of chemicals, though. Use stuff ...

Use Command Hooks to Create Tablet Stations Throughout Your Home

Use Command Hooks to Create Tablet Stations Throughout Your Home

If you find yourself lacking the motivation to do the dishes, installing a tablet-holding station in your kitchen will add a little entertainment to this otherwise monotonous task. Using Command hooks, you can create tablet stations throughout your home to make leaving the couch much less difficult during a Netflix binge. The idea comes to ...