‘How To’ Posts

What It Takes to Be a Great Writer

As college students, we have to have at least a little bit of skill in terms of writing. There will be times in college when we will have to write papers, and even when we graduate and get a job, we will have to communicate effectively through writing. But what does it take to be ...

6 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly in College

Whether you’re a surfer, environmentalist, banker, or just a lover of single-use plastic, we’re all destined to leave some kind of carbon footprint behind us. As a college student, you’re probably well aware of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the radioactive fallout from Fukushima, and the seemingly never-ending oil spills around the world. Maybe you can’t ...

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 ...

How to Find a Mentor in College

We all seek a little guidance from others at some point in our lives. College is one of those time periods in which finding a mentor can be crucial to your success. There will come a time when you’ll need to know how to make better decisions, or you’ll want to graduate and find a ...

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 ...

5 Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Money

Whether you’re swiping your debit card every other day on campus, or traveling abroad for spring break, it’s important to make sure your hard-earned (and much-needed) money is safe. You may think your bank account is a safe place, but that’s not always the case. Follow these tips to keep your money accessible to you ...

Productivity 101: How to Get Through Your To-Do List

You’re a few weeks into the semester and it’s time to really learn how to buckle down and get things done. If you thought you had a lot of work the first week, just wait until your teachers start adding last-minute assignments to the syllabus. Here are a few easy ways to make your day ...

The Dos and Don’ts of Productivity Apps

It’s hard not to become obsessed with productivity. The world constantly asks more and more of us, and we bend over backwards to balance our responsibilities. This is especially tough in college, as you’re just discovering and enjoying independence. In order to keep up with your studies, you’ll attempt to schedule your life effectively to find ...

How to Avoid Ruining Your Credit in College

In college, one of the biggest financial worries students have is the debt they’re building up each semester. Student loans can be a nightmare and the only way to get rid of them is to pay them off. (Sorry, bankruptcy won’t get rid of student loans.) But there is another financial issue that a lot ...

Why You Shouldn’t Study for 12 Hours Straight

We all do it: the all-nighters, the one-day cram sessions, the 12-hour rush to complete 7 days worth of work for all of your classes. There are so many different methods for studying and completing assignments, and many of them work, at least for the short term. However, if you want to remember anything from ...

5 Simple Rules for Great Scrambled Eggs

One of the best meals you can cook for yourself in college is breakfast. For many, it’s a must-have in order to function properly throughout the day. Before you go picking up a carb-heavy bowl of cereal, though, consider making eggs apart of your breakfast rotation. Not only are they delicious, they’re also cheap, nutritious, and ...

The Reasons Behind and How to Stop Procrastinating

We all procrastinate in one way or another. Some of us are regular offenders; others do so just occasionally or even rarely. Believe it or not, the tendency to procrastinate isn’t necessarily your fault, but the fact that you keep letting it run your life certainly is. According to Psychology Today, “Procrastinators are made, not ...