‘How To’ Posts

Top Job Opportunities For Recent Grads

Unfortunately for you, you’re graduating in the midst of a recession, and it’s taking you much longer than you expected to find a job. Well, you’re in luck. Here are four jobs to get as a recent graduate to avoid letting your brain turn to mush. They’re great ways to pay your student loans, keep ...

How To Handle The Fourth Quarter

You’re back from Spring Break, and it’s the second half of the second semester. That means this is the fourth quarter, and, if Basketball has taught me anything, it’s that the fourth quarter is the only quarter worth watching. Baseball wise, this is the home-stretch. Hockey wise, I have no idea. I don’t watch hockey. ...

How To Recover From Spring Break

Whether you found love in Mexico, went on a family vacation in New England, or studied your butt off while the library was empty, there’s a certain kind of culture shock that comes with return to the normal routine. This list is mostly for those who imbibed a little excessively, but we could all benefit ...

How To Get More Stuff Done The Smart Way

This is what everyone wants to know, right? How can we get more stuff done in the same amount of time without losing our minds? Some might require a color-coordinated calendar, others a gallon of coffee, but regardless of your poison, you need more hours in the day and you don’t know where to find ...

How to Save Memory While Managing Google Chrome Tabs

Since its release in late 2008, Google Chrome has been known for its speed. Despite being the newest major web browser, Chrome’s quick launching, minimal interface, and massive extension library have bought it a loyal user base that helped Google dethrone Microsoft’s aging Internet Explorer as the most-used web browser in the world. However, Google ...

Minute Hacks: How to Stream Region-Restricted Videos From Anywhere

Minute Hacks: How to Stream Region-Restricted Videos From Anywhere

Many streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu use geotracking software that only allows those in the US to view certain content. Wherever you live, it’s time to fix that! Change your proxy settings. A proxy server is an IP address detector that filters your traffic based on location to optimize your information consumption. You have ...

How To Avoid Wasting Food

It’s hard to avoid processed foods, avoid wasted food, and still save money on your groceries. When you’re living on a college budget, or any low budget, it’s depressing to throw out food. Whether your parents were strict organizers or serious food hoarders, it’s possible to shed bad habits and have a clean, orderly fridge ...

Minute Hacks: Tips For Keeping Your Laptop Optimal

Minute Hacks: Tips For Keeping Your Laptop Optimal

For most people, a laptop only lasts three to four years max. By a laptop’s fourth birthday, its battery is usually shot, keys are missing, the screen might be cracked, and in general it just isn’t the smooth running machine it once was. But there are simple tips & tricks to give your laptop a ...

How To Maximize Your “Fun Money”

In college, you have to handle your budget. Unfortunately for many of us, that can be difficult: you pay for the Internet one week and you find out you have no money for books, or socks, or suddenly you’re ten-thousand dollars deep in gambling debt. It happens to all of us (okay, maybe just me?) ...

Five Ways To Make Extra Cash In College

Money: the one thing ever college student would love to have more of, aside from sleep, food, and arguably a longer weekend. All over the internet you are sure to find dozens of get rich quick schemes, ranging from taking hundreds of surveys for a few cents each to selling energy drinks in a pyramid ...

Filing Your 2012 Taxes in College: A Checklist

Guess what? It’s tax season. What are you going to do about it? For college students, filing taxes is an incredibly daunting task. After voting on taxes last November, and listening to endless political arguments about who should pay them, the last thing you want to do is file your taxes. Well, whether you’re claiming ...

DIY Smartphone Gloves

Thanks to capacitive touchscreens, which use the conductive power of the human body to activate, winter becomes a tough time to use a smartphone. But with a little old fashion hacking, we’ll solve that problem. We’re going to turn your favorite pair of gloves into static generating smartphone gloves using the power of conductive thread. ...