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How to Use OneNote to Become a Master Note-Taker

There’s not much to say about OneNote that hasn’t already been said. It’s Microsoft’s best-kept secret, one of the most underhyped Windows apps, and an overall productivity beast. It’s been out for over 10 years and just now starting to get the appreciation it deserves. Microsoft has recently opened the app up to more users ...

Study Break: Emerson to Temporarily Rename School After Ron Burgundy

Study Break: Emerson to Temporarily Rename School After Ron Burgundy

If you’ve missed our coverage of offbeat college news, you’ll be happy to know we picked the right story to cover. Schools often honor famous people for their social contributions and inspiring lives, but rarely do we see any honoring fictional characters. Boston’s Emerson College will soon be doing just that, though, renaming its communications ...

Mint and HackCollege Talk Personal Finance in College

Regular HackCollege reader know that we’re big fans of financial responsibility. For college students, however, learning to budget and changing bad spending habits can be a struggle. To help students learn more, I talked with the team behind Mint, one of the most popular money management tools, about personal finance in college and ways students ...

Quick Tip: Sell Old Textbooks Now, Buy Back Later If Needed

Purchasing textbooks outright is usually associated with high costs when compared to renting and other alternatives. On top of the high price, you may only use certain books for a semester before they become expensive display pieces on your bookshelf. To help offset the costs associated with buying textbooks, try selling them as soon as ...

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

HackCollege is not the type of site that presents “inspirational” advice. You won’t find pictures of climbers with quotes about “reaching new heights” or “never letting go [of dreams].” Instead, we present practical advice that students can apply to their lives to become better students and future graduates. Occasionally, we post opinion pieces that deviate ...

Quick Tip: Can You Become a Morning Person?

While developing good habits is challenging — often physically and mentally — they do help us maintain a healthier and more productive lifestyle. Over at 99u, Sasha VanHoven wants to develop the habit of waking up early in the morning. She’s heard about all the benefits from successful people and wants to follow in their ...

Google Launches the Nexus 5, Starting at $349

Google’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, is available now on Google Play starting at $349 with no contract. There weren’t any of the commercials or big marketing campaigns that we see from Android phone makers like Samsung and HTC, ¬†but that’s because Google doesn’t need to sell you on how amazing the Nexus 5 ...

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Wrap Headphones

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Wrap Headphones

There’s no shortage of ways to wrap headphones and avoid tangles. If you’re looking to just get them put away fast, you’re probably wrapping them around your smartphone and stuffing them in your pocket (then scrambling to unwrap when Mom calls). Other ways include¬†wrapping the cord around a few fingers while holding one end with ...

Hack Tricks: Email

Email may not be the most hip service on the web, but it’s still the most important — especially for business. For this reason, learning to master your inbox can help you get ready for your future as a successful businessperson, prevent mistakes, and save time. Here are a few email tricks to get you ...