CONTRIBUTOR'S CORNER– LIFE HACKS FOR CBE STUDENTS
Disclaimer: This article is the opinion of the author and does not reflect the opinion of the Student Consultants, Student Academic and Career Services, or the College of Business and Economics.
1-Breakfast is the most important meal of the today. While many of us would love to have scrambled eggs in the morning, we often don’t have time to cook it on the stove. But in less than two minutes you could have a hot breakfast on the go by making scrambled eggs in the microwave using a coffee mug. Just place two eggs in a coffee cup, stir, add a splash of milk, some shredded cheese and salt/pepper for taste. Enjoy!
2- After long hours of writing a paper on your laptop while eating snacks, the dirt starts to buildup. And no one likes a dirty computer keyboard! The best way to get the crumbs out is simple. Use a Post-it Note to clean the build-up off your keyboard.
3- If you are experiencing a bad odor in your small dorm room, there is an easy way to freshen-up the room without the need for fancy air fresheners or expensive candles. Simply place dryer sheets over the AC or fan in your room. This will have the room smelling clean and wonderful while helping your clothes smell better also.
4- Finding the motivation to study can be very hard sometimes. Giving yourself an incentive can keep you going mentally and physically. Using your favorite sweet candy or snack could be just what you need! To begin, map out stopping points in your assignment. When you reach your stopping points you get to eat your candy or snack of choice. Below is an example with gummy bears. The sugar in your treat will also give you a steady sugar rush to keep your body going.
5- In Maryland, the law prohibits the use of handheld cellphones while driving. This makes it illegal to have your phone in your hand while driving with your GPS. If there is no one else in the car to help guide you, and you need to see where you are going, what do you do? Simple! Mount your phone in you car with an elastic band! This is a very inexpensive free way to remain hands free!