July 2019

7 Cooking Tips for the Reluctant Beginner

Feeling like you should explore beyond the microwave? Jess Dang has your back.


Diana Aguilera

August 23, 2017

8 Tips for Packing Like a Pro

Stanford Travel/Study trip leaders share their tips for fitting it all in the bag.

June 25, 2018

How to be a Mentor

Modern mentorship moves fast. Here’s how (and why) to join in.


Emily Hite

May 2019

Your Wisdom in Five Words

Readers submitted more than 300 life hacks. Here are our favorites.


Kathy Zonana

March 2019

What’s Your Life Hack?

Tell us in exactly 5 words.


Kathy Zonana

January 15, 2019

Nine Tips for Smarter Decision-Making

We tapped Stanford experts from across disciplines to find out how the science of decision-making can help you choose better.


Mike Vangel

December 11, 2018

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Holiday shopping, done.


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December 2018

Out of Luck? Try This.

An expert offers three ways to help you succeed.


Diana Aguilera

November 20, 2018

The Faker’s Quick Guide to Wine

Wine expert Mark Oldman answers everything you’ve wanted to know about the beverage but were afraid to ask.


Charity Ferreira

March 2019

How to Cope with the News

Managing stress when tuning out doesn't feel like an option.


Rebecca Beyer

October 16, 2018

You’re the Fact Checker Now

How to become a better reader in the age of unreliable news feeds.

August 13, 2018

Six Secrets for Making It Work

Stanford couples share how they balance the demands of relationship and career in a way that's fulfilling for both parties.


Rebecca Beyer

July 22, 2018

Summer Reading List — 2018

Build your poolside reading stack.

July 12, 2018

How to Be Resilient

Setbacks happen. It’s how you bounce back that counts.


Rebecca Beyer

June 4, 2018

You Know What You’re Talking About. Here’s How to Sound Like It.

How do you command respect and get your point across while keeping your cool?


Mike Vangel

April 24, 2018

How to Deal with Jerks at Work

The negative effects go beyond your desk.

February 12, 2018

How to Have Meaningful Conversations with the TV On

A guide to parenting during the Olympics.

December 2017

Should I Ditch My Spiral?

Comparing two ways of taking notes in class.


Lauren Gibson

September 2017

Paper, Plastic or Reusable?

The answer is a mixed bag.


Claire Thompson

June 2, 2017

What to Read This Summer — 2017

Whatever your summertime plans, you’ll need some good reads. Check out these titles, chosen by Stanford Book Salon faculty hosts.

May 8, 2017

How to Take Great Photos

Skills and gear sorted out in time for your vacation.

May/June 2017

Carbon and the Cloud

Hard facts about data storage.

March/April 2017

Irrational or Only Human?

How behavioral economics can explain our choices regarding the environment.