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Improving Grades with Meditation

Improving Grades with Meditation

The start of the new semester brings packed libraries, increased socializing, and more time spent on Facebook and other social media outlets. As the initial excitement of class subsides, students become consumed with a daunting workload. Many students spend large portions of their days in the library reading texts, solving equations, and trying to achieve ...

Internet Explorer Tries To Reach Millennials With New Commercial

Internet Explorer Tries To Reach Millennials With New Commercial

In recent (Internet) memory, it’s been very easy to hurdle dismantling rants at Microsoft for their often-disparaged web browser — and for years, it had become the butt of every joke for a millennial with an Internet connection. In Internet Explorer 10′s latest campaign, the software giant decided to reconnect with 90′s nostalgia in the hopes ...

Stimulating Your Workouts With Caffeine

Stimulating Your Workouts With Caffeine

As a college student, you’ve probably abused drugs. No, not the illegal kind; I mean caffeine. As students, we tend to use caffeine to get ourselves moving in the morning, through our 1-2 pm class right after lunch, and even to stay up late into the night studying. Then to get moving again in the ...

Participation: The Best Thing A Student Can Do For Themselves

Participation: The Best Thing A Student Can Do For Themselves

From the perspective of the student, class participation serves two vital functions, it shows that you are active, engaged and present and it also helps you learn. Most lecturers don’t care if you pay attention or not, they only care that you aren’t disturbing those who are – and rightly so, if you aren’t taking ...

An Introduction to the OEDB College Rankings

An Introduction to the OEDB College Rankings

The Open Education Database (OEDB) continues to lead the way as a resource for students looking to forgo traditional, on-campus learning for online programs. Their new 2013 Online College Rankings is the kind of tool students need to compile their lists of best online colleges and make the most well-informed decisions about their education. As ...

How To Make Great Memories In College

How To Make Great Memories In College

The spring semester at college can be sluggish: It’s the same people and the same atmosphere as last semester, so it feels safe and comfy. With half the school year finished, all the students have a little more solidarity. The seniors are at peace with their final semester, and the freshmen finally have their first ...

8 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Landlord

8 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Landlord

Have you recently moved into a new apartment, house, or duplex? Are you just now really getting to know your landlord and finding out that he or she is difficult to communicate with and to talk to? Are you looking for ways you can build a better relationship with your landlord and live in peace ...

The Financial Benefits of Online Education Models

The Financial Benefits of Online Education Models

Today, many prospective students are foregoing traditional, on-campus learning in favor of online college education. However, there are distinct financial benefits and disadvantages associated with both of these educational models. For the majority of students, tuition costs are the most important consideration. As U.S. News & World Report contributor Greg Scott Neuman recently wrote, the ...

Are Job Titles Going Extinct?

Are Job Titles Going Extinct?

Traditionally, employees have always been given a specific job title. Most of us even use these titles to identify ourselves when people ask us what we do for a living. “I’m an architect” you might say, or “I am a receptionist.” Job Titles are Fading But as some people are contending, job titles may soon ...

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Accelerated Job Hunting

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Accelerated Job Hunting

This is the sixth time you’ve hit the Apply button today. The silence is deafening. Every time you apply to a job you find on Monster or Kijiji, you’re greeted with nothing. Time is running out, and the thought of it is tying your stomach up in knots. Last June, I remember catching up with ...

7 Crucial Habits to Build During School

7 Crucial Habits to Build During School

“The 20s are like the stem cell of human development, the pluripotent moment when any of several outcomes is possible.” – Robin Marantz Henig, The New York Times Ever hate how Cameron is so good at networking? Or wonder how Charmaine manages to get away with 6 hours of sleep every night? Is it possible ...

Video Game Design: Are Indies the Wave of the Future?

Video Game Design: Are Indies the Wave of the Future?

Developing a video game was once the exclusive province of computer programmers who built games from scratch in computer languages like C++, Visual Basic or Perl; these programmers worked for big-name game manufacturers like Apple, Zynga or Activision. The successes of games like Doodle Jump, Minecraft and Angry Birds are changing the industry’s marketplace. Independent developers ...