‘OddFeatures’ Posts

Debunking Classic English Major Stereotypes

Debunking Classic English Major Stereotypes

Every major in college has a few stereotypes attached to it. These are the things — positive and negative — that everyone who is not in that major associate with it. These things are also things that grind your gears because half of the time, you don’t find them to be true. English majors are ...

Study Break: Emerson to Temporarily Rename School After Ron Burgundy

Study Break: Emerson to Temporarily Rename School After Ron Burgundy

If you’ve missed our coverage of offbeat college news, you’ll be happy to know we picked the right story to cover. Schools often honor famous people for their social contributions and inspiring lives, but rarely do we see any honoring fictional characters. Boston’s Emerson College will soon be doing just that, though, renaming its communications ...

6 Halloween Costumes for the Terminally Lazy

6 Halloween Costumes for the Terminally Lazy

When I talk about last-minute Halloween costumes, I don’t mean costumes that take a solid night’s (or week’s) work right before the Halloween parties start up for the weekend. Those guys who put entire hours of work into their costumes are too hard-working for me. Besides, all the blog posts giving them advice were up ...

Why You Should Drink Less Soda

Why You Should Drink Less Soda

Hey! Yes, you over there with the vodka and Sprite. You’re not going to like this, but you should put that down. Whether we’re mixing it with alcohol or drinking it straight from the can at a family barbeque, the average American drinks two cans of soda each day. That’s the average, and there are ...

Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

There are more individual entrepreneurs now than at any other time in the history of the United States. Citizens around the world are leaving their desk jobs to pursue their passions and find the freedom of business ownership. If you keep your start-up fees low and take advantage of affordable online tools, you can be ...

Life on the Road: The Ups and Downs of Freelancing

Life on the Road: The Ups and Downs of Freelancing

On a 24-hour train from Hong Kong to Beijing, I made about $100 on board that smelly, electricity-and-internet-free compartment. Let me tell you something, that money goes a long way in Asia. While I couldn’t technically access my invoice on Ballpark or submit it for payment, I was able to complete a project, from start ...

Superfood: 6 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil

Superfood: 6 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the kind of food that doesn’t just help your diet, it helps your life. It’s one of the few food products whose natural form allows for both internal and external use. You probably have your own brands of the many different forms coconut oil can take in your life. But it wouldn’t ...

The Professional Details of Job Searching

The Professional Details of Job Searching

Pixar’s Andrew Stanton once said “If you want someone’s attention, whisper.” He means that the tiny details count. To succeed professionally after graduation, you need to stand out from the crowd. And nobody’s perfect, which means that in order to stand out, you need to have a few perfect touches that everyone else misses. There ...

10 Little-Known Firefox Tricks

10 Little-Known Firefox Tricks

FireFox is an open source program in that anyone can manipulate or add to it. Pulling from the collective consciousness of the world to enhance a program is a pretty nifty idea to say the least. This collective mind source has put together a web browser that adjusts very well to each person’s individual needs. ...

10 Little-Known Google Chrome Tricks

10 Little-Known Google Chrome Tricks

Google Chrome is awesome enough as it is. But it’s even more awesome because it is begging, crying, screaming for you to customize it however you want. Nevermind all the cool extensions you can use extend Chrome’s awesomeness, there’s some homegrown deliciousness already built into this bad boy. Here’s a taste. Omnibox Calculator The omnibox ...