‘How To’ Posts

How to Secure Your Mac After a Proctored Online Test

How to Secure Your Mac After a Proctored Online Test

As more college courses become available online, more students will be subjected to proctored online tests. Remote proctors help quell the concerns many in higher education have about students cheating on tests and exams that weigh heavily on grades. If you haven’t been subjected to one yourself, the idea is a high-tech version of your ...

How To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is awesome. The electric bill that comes with it is not. Finding ways to cool your body without using it will save you massive amounts of money. And money comes in handy since summer classes are no cheaper even though they run during shorter semesters. Ugh. 1. Open windows and shades at night, ...

Make Great Iced Coffee with Coffee Ice Cubes

There’s nothing better than waking up to a hot cup of joe on a cold winter morning. And while it’s also great during the warmer seasons, often times you may want a cooler beverage to get you through the day. Nowadays, you can drive by Starbucks or any fast food place that serves breakfast and ...

11 Very Reusable Household Items

You are a broke college student. Why spend your money on things you think you need when you could have something just as, if not more appropriate and useful, sitting around your home already? You could spend up that $20-50 of grocery budget on random name brand crap or you could help the environment and ...

8 Ways To Make A Stronger Password

People like to think that passwords get hacked because hackers use some massively powerful programs with complicated algorithms to crack them. However, hackers tend to get into people’s accounts simply with educated guesses. Informed ones, sure, but guesses nonetheless. The easiest way to protect your account, then, is to make it difficult to guess. 1. ...

6 Natural Sleep Aids To Help You Catch More Z’s

Sleep is a massive staple of a healthy lifestyle. You need it for many reasons like maintaining concentration for studying, staying awake during lecture and, especially, for not getting sick. It’s pretty useful to get sick just before an exam and make your excuses to retake it later. But it’s not nearly as much fun ...

Be More Productive With These Keyboard Shortcuts

Look at your left pinky finger. Look at it. Study it because that finger can make so many keying and clicking tasks so much easier. To think, you’ve been wasting so much time breaking your accomplishment rhythm to reach for a mouse when all you needed was a couple of buttons. Grow your keyboarding skills, ...

7 Ways To Send Emails In The Future

To send emails in the future has been something everyone wanted, but it never came as a service in any of the dominant free email websites. Thank goodness for enterprising appreneurs and appeneers. Their ingenuity has brought forth several services that are (mostly) free and usually allied with your online email account. WATCH—Hack Tricks: Gmail ...

How To Deal With College Exes

In college, just like in Mexican prison, there’s only one rule: don’t fall in love. However in college, just like in Mexican prison, following that rule is more difficult than it seems. There are many similarities between college and Mexican prison, such as the fact that I’ve spent four years in both, but that’s an ...

Simple DIY: Orange Candle

If you’re looking to get a little extra out of your citrus fruit, an orange candle is a great way to start. It’s aesthetically pleasing for either ambiance or emergency situations. You’ll need the following: Orange (more than one if you’re not confident in your peeling ability) Plate or cutting board (skip if you dare) ...

5 Ways To Text Yourself In The Future

Getting organized is big business in the US. Franklin Planners, wall calendars and other items are readily available at your local office supply store…for a price. Often, a hefty one. No need for all that. Getting organized is easy if you can just get some reminders on the big stuff. The little stuff will take ...

3 All-Natural Odor Removers You Probably Already Have

You could go ahead and invite that company over or you could do some modest cleanup first. Should you choose the latter (and you’re going to choose the latter) you’re going to have come up with a better way to kill the dirty laundry smell than spraying it with perfume. Cuz they’ll know. They always ...