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Advice

May 2021

A Guide to Adulting

Former dean of freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims on the art of growing up.

By

Sam Scott

May 2021

Of Two Minds

We’re eager to reenter regular, post-pandemic life. Then again, we’re scared to. Here’s how to put the risks into perspective.

By

Charity Ferreira

January 8, 2021

How to Improve Your Memory

All that info you put in your noggin isn’t much good if you can’t pull it back out. Try these 3 tips for boosting your recall.

By

Summer Moore Batte

November 12, 2019

8 Life Lessons You Can Learn from Improv (Without Ever Stepping into a Class)

Advice for applying just-go-with-it wisdom to your career, relationships and life.

By

Charity Ferreira

November 1, 2019

Seven Tips for Making Friends After College

Here’s how seven alums built their social networks after leaving the Farm.

By

John Roemer

October 28, 2019

How to Quit Your Job

Stanford’s ‘Design Your Life’ gurus break down what can be fixed and when to move on.

By

Melinda Sacks

July 2019

7 Cooking Tips for the Reluctant Beginner

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

By

Diana Aguilera

May 2019

Your Wisdom in Five Words

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

By

Kathy Zonana

March 2019

What’s Your Life Hack?

Tell us in exactly 5 words.

By

Kathy Zonana

January 15, 2019

9 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.

By

Mike Vangel

December 11, 2018

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Holiday shopping, done.

By

the editors at Stanfordmag.org

December 2018

Out of Luck? Try This.

An expert offers three ways to help you succeed.

By

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.

By

Charity Ferreira

March 2019

How to Cope with the News

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

By

Rebecca Beyer

October 16, 2018

You’re the Fact Checker Now

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