Welcome to Plugged Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Despite all the promises of us living in a paperless
Combining education and technology is great—until it's not. Update: This article has been updated to remove identifying information about a teacher and to clarify the reporter’s classroom observations.
Academically, Joining the Greek System Is Like ‘Having All of Your Professors Be Worse Than Average’
Fraternities and sororities’ effect on grades was largest, researchers found, during pledging. If everyone strived to embody the core values listed on fraternities’ and sororities’ websites, the world
Making a million in retirement off a summer job seems to be too good to be true. It isn’t. This example illustrates two important savings principles. Firstly, to start saving early. Secondly, to save Combine
The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world. Before the automobile, before the Statue of Liberty, before the vast majority of contemporary colleges existed, the rising cost of higher was
Bryce Harper has held up his end of the bargain since the Washington Nationals drafted him No. 1 overall in 2010. He was only 19 years old when he debuted in 2012, and that season he also made his first
Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back. For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower
We overwhelm teenagers with advice about choosing a college. Go big. Go small. Put prestige above cost. Do the opposite. We inundate them with tips for getting in. Spend summers this way. Write essays
Feel like an athlete again with moves that build speed, reaction time, and conditioning. Basketball isn’t just a “young man’s game.” Neither is ice hockey, tennis, touch football, or martial arts. In there’s
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — signed into law on December 22, 2017 — gave birth to a brand new provision: Section 199A, which permits owners of sole proprietorships, S corporations, or partnerships to deduct
We're on the eve of a brand new Premier League season. The 2018-19 campaign kicks off on Friday night as Manchester United take on Leicester City, and then we're into the thick of it; a 38-round slog see
As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery.
Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers. In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting