‘Life Hack’ Posts

Quick Tip: Transition into a Productive Day Using a Catalyst

Quick Tip: Transition into a Productive Day Using a Catalyst

As you’re beginning a task, it’s not likely you give much thought to the significance of what led up to your productivity. Often times, it’s the pure stress of a deadline that eventually leads up to last-minute work, such as writing a term paper. Of course, a good night’s rest coupled with a nice cup ...

Browse Better on Chrome with “Pin Tab” Feature

Browse Better on Chrome with “Pin Tab” Feature

Ah, tabs. Their ability to multiply while internet browsing would make most rabbits blush. It happens to almost everyone at some point on almost every day; you’re looking at reddit while doing homework, when suddenly your browser has slowed to a snail’s pace. You look up and notice that in the span of a half ...

DIY Smartphone Gloves

DIY Smartphone Gloves

Thanks to capacitive touchscreens, which use the conductive power of the human body to activate, winter becomes a tough time to use a smartphone. But with a little old fashion hacking, we’ll solve that problem. We’re going to turn your favorite pair of gloves into static generating smartphone gloves using the power of conductive thread. ...

Reduce Procrastination by Developing a Productive Lifestyle

Reduce Procrastination by Developing a Productive Lifestyle

I consider myself a┬áconnoisseur of productivity apps. That’s not something I’m proud of though, considering the reason behind my expertise. I’m a chronic procrastinator. Accepting this flaw and recognizing why it affects me has been a long process, but don’t congratulate me just yet. Acceptance is simple and requires no action. I’ve learned that if ...

How To Fold A T-Shirt In 5 Seconds

How To Fold A T-Shirt In 5 Seconds

The video you’re about to watch can, and will revolutionize how you fold your t-shirts after a wash. As stated in the video’s description, this is a popular and efficient way to fold t-shirts in China. Us North Americans seem to struggle with the basics folding our laundry the correct way. So watch it once, ...

Turn Your Browser Into a Notepad

Turn Your Browser Into a Notepad

These days, you don’t have to look to hard to find a good note-taking app on your smartphone or tablet. There’s a litany of them out there, many of which are free. But what about for your laptop or desktop computer? Sure, there’s programs like OneNote, which we’ve previously recommended as an omnibus notebook for ...

Where to Get Free Food

Where to Get Free Food

For one reason or another, it’s now the season of free food giveaways. Maybe it’s all the dieting fueled by New Year’s Resolutions, or maybe it’s just the cold weather keeping people home and away from fast food and other restaurants. But whatever the reason, late January and February have become a time where you ...

Hola Unblocker: Watch Videos from Any Country

Hola Unblocker: Watch Videos from Any Country

Despite all the talk about the internet being an open and free environment where two people from opposite ends of the Earth can both access the same information at the same time, certain websites still haven’t gotten the memo about what “open and free” actually means. Particularly when it comes to online streaming of music, ...

Instantly Look Up Words with Google Dictionary Extension

Instantly Look Up Words with Google Dictionary Extension

Having assimilated words and phrases from other languages across the globe, English famously boasts one of the largest vocabularies on Earth, with the Oxford English dictionary containing over 250,000 entries. As a result, chances are that even after 12+ years of education, you probably have only managed to master a small percentage of the words ...

The Best of HackCollege 2012

The Best of HackCollege 2012

We hope your 2012 went as well as ours over here at HackCollege. And while we like to think every article is the best article, some shine above the rest by getting to the core of what you, our audience, expect from us. And you can keep expect to see more great content like this ...

Generate WiFi Password as a QR Code

Generate WiFi Password as a QR Code

As one of the many internet-addicted members of Generation Y, I usually can’t go longer than five minutes without fiddling with my smartphone. As a result, the words “What’s your WiFi password?” are usually heard anytime I walk into a friend’s house. What then follows tends to be a lengthy exchange of verbally reciting ungodly ...