‘How To’ Posts

Quick Tip: Can You Become a Morning Person?

While developing good habits is challenging — often physically and mentally — they do help us maintain a healthier and more productive lifestyle. Over at 99u, Sasha VanHoven wants to develop the habit of waking up early in the morning. She’s heard about all the benefits from successful people and wants to follow in their ...

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Wrap Headphones

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Wrap Headphones

There’s no shortage of ways to wrap headphones and avoid tangles. If you’re looking to just get them put away fast, you’re probably wrapping them around your smartphone and stuffing them in your pocket (then scrambling to unwrap when Mom calls). Other ways include wrapping the cord around a few fingers while holding one end with ...

5 Essential Time Management Tips

It’s getting to be that time of year where everyone is settled in and the stress is piling on. With classes, work, student organizations, and still trying to have a social life, plus time for yourself, time is important. Some of you may be feeling a bit overloaded. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. ...

Clearing Up These Commonly Confused Words

There are a lot of confusing grammar and spelling rules out there. When you’re writing papers for hours and hours, it’s easy to confuse affect and effect, i.e., and e.g. This article is here to help set the record straight on a few commonly confused words that will slip past your typical spell checker. Related: 5 ...

How to Function on Little to No Sleep

Being a busy college student, there will probably be times when you’re running on little to no sleep. As unhealthy as it is, it’s a reality that a lot of students face. If you couple a busy schedule with procrastination, then you’re going to run into a lot of late-night study sessions and days where ...

7 Ways to Become a Better Listener

Many of us are great listeners; we naturally hang on every word and we contribute encouragement and critical thinking to stories, conversations, and class discussions. But, the large majority of us fail at listening, especially when we’re not very interested in the subject matter. Here are tips to follow in order to become a better ...

4 Tips for Staying on Top of Homework

Every college student’s favorite thing about class is homework. Okay, not really, but it’s an unavoidable part of college that you have to learn to accept if you want to make it through the semester. For those of us who dread doing it, homework usually gets pushed to the back of our mind until the ...

How to Get Over and Work Around Distractions

When you’re trying to work, you’re sure to be distracted by various things — people, cell phones, loud music, Facebook, etc. While it’s easy to turn off your cell phone or put on some noise-canceling headphones, not all distractions can be so easily ignored. Roommate having a giggly snuggle sesh across the room? Is a ...

5 Tips to Avoid the Flu This Season

As we gear up for the holiday season, one of the unwelcome guests we often become host to is the yearly flu. Many choose to battle this with the flu shot, but college students are the last on the list to receive one when the supplies get low. Additionally, some opt to boost their immunity ...

What to Do When a Plan Doesn’t Work Out

There are very few things in life that are certain. We always hope for the best, but there are just times when everything doesn’t go as planned. Life is going to throw curveballs at you from time to time, and knowing how to respond and adapt to these changes is crucial both in and out ...

A DIY Fall Wreath for Under $25

When youʼre a college student on a budget, decorating isnʼt the easiest thing. Finding decor thatʼs both attractive and affordable is near impossible. But if you feel like being crafty, there are tons of ways to make decent looking decor without draining your bank account. If youʼre thinking, “Oh, I live in a dorm, so ...

10 Memorization Tips for More Effective Study Sessions

You sit down to study for a test you have coming up next week. You crack open your book and pull out your notes. You start reading over everything, but it seems like nothing is sticking. You start to freak out wondering how in the world you’re going to pass your test if you can’t ...