‘Student 1.0’ Posts

Read This: The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures

This might be one of the most interesting blog posts I have read in a few months. Like seriously, you guys. Any Facebook or Twitter or Social Network X profile picture is always the result of days of deliberation. What kind of message do I want to send with this picture? Do I look attractive ...

Save Your Loved Jeans with Denim Therapy

Save Your Loved Jeans with Denim Therapy

an class="thumbnail-image-float-right ssNonEditable">This was formerly an area of catastrophic crotchal destruction. Never forget.

Jeans are a big deal on the West Coast. Like really, you guys. Like you can totally wear nice jeans instead of slacks. Thanks to Miss Fergalicous, Seven Jeans, True Religions have cemented themselves firmly on those hangars in your closet. You hang up your jeans, don't you? But like any piece of clothing, jeans get worn. Eventually, they get worn to the point of no return. My jeans always wear out in the crotchal area because of my long... bike rides around campus. Alas, these expensive jeans usually go to the jean graveyard. That is, until now.

I got an email the other day (we get lots) from Denim Therapy. Conveniently, there was a pair of jeans that I had just worn through. Denim Therapy? More like Denim Serendipity. Denim Therapy will repair your jeans for you, and just about handle anything you throw at them.

College Partying and Tuition in America Infographic

College Partying and Tuition in America Infographic

Check out this infographic that Kelly found on a Fast Company blog. It makes the ole "college is a waste of money case." Take it with a grain of salt -- some flashy graphic design doesn't mean it makes a good point. 

Never let anyone tell you that college is too expensive. Especially with student loan interest rates so low, college is the single greatest investment you will ever make in your whole life. Over the course of your career, it'll pay you back 100-fold -- that's what I call a lifehack. Comparing starting salaries and partying habits doesn't change that. 

And take note of the negative tone for spending 9 hours a day "engaged with media and technology." We like to think that using your cell phone and a few social networks is a good thing -- it might even be your homework. 

Click to see the whole thing.

 

Exercise Daily During Your Finals Crunch

Exercise Daily During Your Finals Crunch

Students at the Chapman University Undie Run during finals week. Stefan over at StudySuccessful reminds us just how important it is to exercise every day during finals week. Depending on your university, you might have to do it in your underwear. Stefan’s motivation strategy involves only one coed and probably more clothing:  Make the deal ...

How to Get Free Envelopes

How to Get Free Envelopes

If you’ve ever bought envelopes in college, you know how stupid it feels. You use about two per year. Why buy a box of 40 for way too much money from the bookstore?  Instead, plan ahead by saving the envelopes included with your bills that you’d usually discard. Everything from your student account bills to ...

Make Your Bed Every Morning

Make Your Bed Every Morning

Because you read a lifehacking blog like HackCollege you obviously already make your bed every day. Right? Because all students make their bed each morning. Because students never take naps. Because students always get a full night’s rest. And nobody has a pain-in-the-ass loft bed. So maybe that’s not all true. But I think I ...

Guest Post: Avoiding Parking Headaches on Campus

Guest Post: Avoiding Parking Headaches on Campus

Noooooooooo. Photo from flickr user alicegop Today’s guest post comes from Jake Holmes, a senior at the University of Michigan where he’s studying French. If you would like to write a guest post, shoot an email to dear@hackcollege.com. Having a car while in college can provide some serious mobility—the ability to shop off-campus, visit friends ...

Reminder: Book That Christmas Flight Home Late

Reminder: Book That Christmas Flight Home Late

If you haven’t already, check on flights home for Christmas break. No matter how much you hate your family, your college will probably close the dorm on you if you don’t go home.  You might already be too late for a good deal, but flights are also a strange exception to the prevailing notion of ...

Keep Your Fingers/Keyboard Clean While Snacking

Keep Your Fingers/Keyboard Clean While Snacking

We know you think potato chips are a well-rounded meal, but to lots of other people, they’re just a snack. That means we usually munch them while doing something else — sometimes, at the computer. And though they’re bad for your diet, they’re even worse for your keyboard. Salt crystals and phony flavor powder gets ...

Keep Your Cheap Thrift Store Costume Classy

Keep Your Cheap Thrift Store Costume Classy

The class week has already started — did you forget you’ve got an H-day party to attend this Friday? Luckily, a thrift store can be your quick one-stop-shop for an original costume — a cheap costume, might I add. The SF Chronicle brought a group of costume designers to a Goodwill to prove it.  Their ...