‘Lists’ Posts

5 Reasons to Skip Black Friday

We love to save money and get great deals, but at what cost? Black Friday has grown from a small smattering of discounts to an all-out shopping frenzy. Thanksgiving is one of the only major holidays that isn’t divided by religion, and is really a holiday for all, yet we throw aside the things we’re ...

The Best Majors for Entrepreneurs

Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg. What do all these names have in common? Well, as you probably already know, they all made a ton of money, and none of them have college degrees. Seeing success stories of people like this has led many aspiring entrepreneurs to question whether or not college is ...

9 Idioms and Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

As idioms and phrases begin to fade, each next generation tends to butcher them just a little bit so that they no longer make any sense. I say let’s all get together and memorize the true idioms so we can use them correctly for the rest of our lives! Or, we should at least try ...

The Pros and Cons of Online Education

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for a great online college or want a mix of online and campus classes, use HackCollege’s School Finder to find the best one for you.   Online classes have made it possible for a lot of working adults or people who can’t fit certain classes into their schedule to get a degree. ...

5 Ways to Volunteer in College

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking to donate or volunteer in response to Typhoon Haiyan, see this post by the Travel Channel.   No matter how much time we spend partying, studying, and working in college, it’s always nice to find a way to squeeze in a little community service. As college kids, it’s nearly impossible ...

6+ Writing Apps to Help You Ace Your Next Paper

With term paper deadlines looming as finals week fast approaches, the pressure to perform is beginning to mount. Fortunately, the web is full of tools that can help you churn out stellar essay after stellar essay. Whatever your malady is, be it writer’s block or something I like to call “grammaritis,” you’re bound to find ...

6 Ways to Improve Study Sessions

6 Ways to Improve Study Sessions

Sure, it might be easy to improve your study sessions by pairing up with a good-looking study partner, but that might not be the best method if you’re trying to learn. Here are a few ways to improve your study sessions so they’re useful without being completely miserable. Related: 10 Memorization Tips for More Effective Study ...

4 Tips for Smarter Snacking in College

College is a time when we tend to develop a lot of not-so-great habits. Some, like the weekly games of Edward Forty-Hands, tend to fade once you reach matriculation, but many other bad habits stick around for a long, long time. In an effort to curb one of the longest-standing bad habits, poor eating, here ...

6 Halloween Costumes for the Terminally Lazy

When I talk about last-minute Halloween costumes, I don’t mean costumes that take a solid night’s (or week’s) work right before the Halloween parties start up for the weekend. Those guys who put entire hours of work into their costumes are too hard-working for me. Besides, all the blog posts giving them advice were up ...

5 Easy, Healthy Breakfasts for College Students

Believe it or not, most people will say that breakfast is their favorite meal. Maybe it’s because so few of us actually seem to eat breakfast that it feels like a weekend treat. Well, you might not have time for Eggs Benedict on a Tuesday, but here are five incredibly simple and healthy breakfasts that ...

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 ...