‘How To’ Posts

Texting and Driving: 4 Apps That Will Help You Stop

Texting and driving: we’ve all done it at least once in our lifetime. It’s a nasty habit that can lead to very lethal consequences. But how can you put your phone down and simply not text while you’re driving. Here are a few ways. DriveSafe.ly (iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users) This is one that I ...

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Accelerated Job Hunting

This is the sixth time you’ve hit the Apply button today. The silence is deafening. Every time you apply to a job you find on Monster or Kijiji, you’re greeted with nothing. Time is running out, and the thought of it is tying your stomach up in knots. Last June, I remember catching up with ...

Stop Sharing Your GPS Data on Facebook

The technology behind GPS, or global positioning services, offers conveniences that can be useful, as evidenced by the explosive popularity of GPS devices used for directions. As the technology has been refined, features like restaurant reviews, locations for hospitals and even the nearest Starbucks were added to GPS systems. GPS technology was enabled in some ...

Understanding How to be Successful

Part of being in college means everything that you do is a small step towards your future. You’re taking most classes because your major requires them in order to get your degree, which you are hopefully going to apply in any profession that you choose to go into. Sure, some of those classes might seem ...

How to Get Energy without Caffeine

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about the potentially life-threatening effects of drinking energy drinks, particularly after the news of how Monster Energy Drinks have a possible connection to 5 deaths since 2004. But, then again, it is almost finals week, so how else are you going to spend all night cramming? Luckily, there ...

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

It’s Cyber Monday, and between today and Black Friday, chances are you’ve done a bit of online shopping over the last few days in preparation for the holiday season. Even more likely, especially for the famously destitute college student, is the possibility that you spent a little too much over the last few days, and ...

How To Throw a College Party

Throwing a successful college party is a tricky beast. It’s something people assume they can waltz into and often enter into it unprepared. After all, they’ve been to hundreds of parties; how hard could it be to throw one. Very. Hosting your own college party is going to be simpler if you follow these basic ...

How To Survive Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it’s my favorite holiday. There’s food, family, and a country-wide excuse to lounge on couches. But it isn’t all fun and games on Turkey Day, and I’m here to guide you through the pitfalls you may walk into as a college student. 1. Drinking Is A Trap One of the ...

How to Get Out of a Motivational Slump

If you are like most students, you are probably struggling with end of the semester motivational problems at the moment. With a couple of months of solid work under your belt, and the holiday season firmly in sight, you are probably finding it hard to maintain focus. In this article I want to suggest a ...

How Not to Fight: When Fisticuffs Fail

One too many brews and a derogatory remark, and you find yourself in the middle of the barroom surround by unsavory patrons in a wild frenzy zeroing in on your face. Call forth your inner boxer so you don’t end up a laughingstock of some funny videos on the Internet courtesy of the giggling cellphone ...

Turn a Toaster Into a Blowtorch with Strawberry Pop-Tarts

Turn a Toaster Into a Blowtorch with Strawberry Pop-Tarts

In 1993, an intrepid, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist named Dave Barry wrote an article entitled “The Great Strawberry Pop-Tart Fire” for the Miami Herald. He was tipped off about a house fire in Dover, Ohio where fire investigators, after conducting an experiment, concluded that the blaze was caused by a toaster that failed to eject the ...