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Understanding Procrastination

Understanding Procrastination

Procrastination is the thief of time. Just take a minute to really appreciate that. Procrastination is like a pet, a bad habit that you willingly feed and not just with that cheap dry pet food, you’re taking it out for steak and lobster and that fancy wine that doesn’t just say ‘wine’ on the bottle. ...

How To Be Frugal In College

How To Be Frugal In College

One of the most important lessons that I’ll take away from my time in college is understanding how to manage my finances. I’ve never considered myself a “starving college student” since I was fortunate enough to have parents who could support the cost of my tuition and living. But as I approach closer to graduation, ...

Getting A Degree Without Losing Your Identity

Getting A Degree Without Losing Your Identity

Going to college is an exciting time for many young adults, but it is also a risky time when it comes to theft of personal belongings or even identity. College students have a wide range of reasons that contribute to the risk of identity theft or the theft of other personal items, so it is ...

Reflection Spectroscopy, And How It Is Used Today

Reflection Spectroscopy, And How It Is Used Today

Have you ever wondered how scientists are able to determine the density of objects and atmospheres in space? Or have you ever been curious about how an x-ray can take photos of your bones through your skin? The answer to both of these questions is something termed, reflection spectroscopy. Spectroscopy can obviously accomplish many things ...

Finding the Recipe for Smarter Shopping

Finding the Recipe for Smarter Shopping

Warning! You may save lots of money and become a pro grocery shopper by the end of this article. Did you know that grocery stores are strategically designed to target the wallets of unorganized shoppers? When you walk in, what do you see? Magazines, cookies, sodas and buy-one-get-one (BOGO) items, right? The strategy: Shoppers must ...

Some Tips for Studying Greener

Some Tips for Studying Greener

Think of the all the wasted paper you compile over the course of a semester. Between notes for class, term papers, and clunky textbooks, you’re practically carrying the weight of the forest in your book bag. This semester, try a new approach: Study greener. Want to be a better student and help the environment at ...

Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Brain Power

Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Brain Power

College can seem like four years of your life spent attracted towards opposites poles. On one side, we strive towards self-improvement by attending  classes, studying and fruitful endeavors that foster creativity, like trying to find every known variation of cooking pasta. On the other hand, there is the systematic and dedicated delay of growth, knowledge ...

Can You ‘Be Your Own Boss’ As A Student?

Can You ‘Be Your Own Boss’ As A Student?

In the current economic climate, getting an education is more important than ever—but it’s also more expensive, and it can be a real challenge to get hired before graduation. Instead of waiting for a job to open up, create your own position. Most of these require no startup costs, and they’re all jobs you can ...

What Makes a Successful E-Learner?

What Makes a Successful E-Learner?

On the surface, e-learning sounds like the perfect learning experience. You complete your classes and lessons online so you never have to worry about being late to class, there is no getting called on randomly in class and suffering through the embarrassment of being unprepared or not knowing the answer and it undeniably offers more ...

Why Whisper App May Change Your College Culture

Why Whisper App May Change Your College Culture

What if you could access your friends’ secrets? Your crushes’ secrets? Even your teacher’s secrets? No, I’m not talking about becoming a mind reader. I’m talking about the new iPhone app: Whisper.  Whisper allows students to share and read local campus secrets. It’s similar in sentiment to PostSecret but has many key differences: it’s mobile only, it’s ...

5 Must-Have Tools for Your College Startup

5 Must-Have Tools for Your College Startup

Create a lean, competitive small business on the cheap It’s a tough time to be in college. More and more people are graduating every year, and jobs aren’t keeping up. Now that employment after graduation isn’t a sure thing for the average college student, creating a job for yourself is a smart way to hedge ...