‘How To’ Posts

How To Get Condoms For Free (Or Very Cheap)

Ah. Getting down. Who knew it was so expensive? Getting some play at mom and dad’s was easy what with allowances, summer jobs, family hookups and all kinds of other opportunities. You were never really left wanting for condoms. They were nearly always attainable. Now, all your money is nickel and dimed out of you ...

13 Helpful Tools For Avoiding Internet Distractions

Google hasn’t yet invented a way for a research paper to write itself, but word on the street is they’re working on it. You, however, can’t wait past Monday morning to get yours completed. It’s going to be a long weekend of sitting at a computer desk in a locked room for you. But the ...

National Stress Awareness Day: Tips for Relaxing

Now that the income tax deadline is finally behind us, it’s time to celebrate an altogether appropriate holiday: National Stress Awareness Day. Since college students are now getting ready for the last few months before summer, it’s also a good time to take a moment to learn how to recognize the causes of stress, and ...

6 Ways to Stay Sharp Over the Summer

There’s something about summer that really helps our brains turn to mush. We quickly go from coffee-fueled brains to brainless (borderline) alcoholism. It’s important to keep that brain from sleeping all summer long if you want to get through the next semester. The same goes for recent graduates. First you relish the break from thinking, ...

Hack Tricks: iPhone

Hack Tricks: iPhone

Hack Tricks are a HackCollege.com original series that aims to show you three tricks in one quick video. You can find us on Youtube. This week, we’ll take a look at three iPhone tricks that aren’t all that well-known. We cover how to set a custom vibration pattern on your iPhone, how to make a ...

How To Get Rid Of Bugs (The Natural Way)

All it takes is one bad roommate or a really hot summer or someone leaving a whole sack of potatoes on the Lazy Susan… Sigh. But it happens. Infestation. And you have no idea what you can possibly do to stem the tide of teensy, multi-legged beasties that keep showing up in your pantries. Or ...

How To Make Studying Less Painful

How To Make Studying Less Painful

That textbook is just sitting there. The first hour of studying always appears to be unbearable. Luckily, we’ve got some solid advice to make studying less painful. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield calls this force Resistance in his book The War of Art. Resistance is a force that everyone faces, every day, in some way, shape, ...

7 Ways To Clean Your Place Without The Expensive Cleaners

Cleaning your place can sometimes suck. The only people that like to do it are those folks who like everything to look perfect and those that get paid to do it. Cleaning is only good for hearty runs of procrastination and keeping you away from TV, video games and partying. So if you’ve gotta do ...

6 Ways To Go To Concerts For Free

You hate Ticketmaster fees? Get in line. No one wants to pay them, but these same people don’t know how to get around them. Here’s the deal, you don’t have to even buy tickets for shows if you’re smart. There are plenty of ways to get around all the drama and still get into the ...

8 Steps To Finding An Awesome Landlord

The difference between an awesome landlord and a bad one? You don’t want to know. Just a hint though, look up bedbugs. Yeah, it’s serious.  If you’re gonna move your entire life off campus then you need to be living under the care of a person or company that gives a damn. Perhaps you take ...

4 Ways To Boost Your GPA By Working Smarter

College is fun except for the actual class part. And while some people may enjoy working very very very hard to satisfy random criteria from class to class, you can make all this a lot easier on yourself. You don’t have to sit in a lonely room and memorize endless pages of notes to do ...