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36 Life Hacks Every College Student Should Know

Time to get some life skills you won't acquire in a lecture hall.

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4. Build up your GPA in the beginning semesters when classes are easier.

Don't slack off on the easier classes just because they're a breeze. You'll want those easy A's to balance out the harder classes come junior and senior year.

6. For an easy breakfast, make scrambled eggs in the microwave using a coffee mug.

And it only takes up a minute and a half of your precious time.

Spray the mug with nonstick cooking spray, crack two eggs into the mug, and add some shredded cheese and a splash of milk. Place in microwave for 45 seconds. Stir. Heat for another 45 seconds. Stir again to make sure it’s cooked thoroughly.


34. Have short charger cords? Need a power strip near your bed? Tape it to your nightstand.

It'll keep the cords from getting all tangled on the floor and plugs will be less likely to come out. Just poke holes in the tape.

The book based on this post, Amazing Food Hacks: 75 Incredibly Easy Tips, Tricks And Recipes To Amp Up Flavor by Peggy Wang, is out August 19, 2014 on Clarkson Potter.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell's.