‘Painfully Obvious’ Posts

10 Items to Keep Handy in Case of an Emergency

10 Items to Keep Handy in Case of an Emergency

You can never plan for a catastrophe, but you can lessen the impact it has on your life. Should a freak thunderstorm, wind storm, tornado, blizzard, fire, or anything else threaten to ruin your ability to proceed with your life in a natural way you should be prepared. The weather will be chill, the water ...

Unhealthy Foods To Avoid When Medicated

Unhealthy Foods To Avoid When Medicated

You may have seen the list of healthy foods that can have serious drug interactions. If you’re suffering from any illness, from allergies to diarrhea, there are several unhealthy foods you should also avoid, both for your immune system and to avoid drug interactions. You may be craving a slew of strange foods when you’re ...

You Wish You Learned This in Advertising Class

You Wish You Learned This in Advertising Class

We often sit back and think of how clever the Super Bowl ads are, or how creative Coke ads tend to be, but this one surely blows all others out of the water. And it’s not actually trying to sell anything at all. You see, this advertisement is about awareness. Child abuse is terrible, we ...

CISPA: The Cliffnotes Version

CISPA: The Cliffnotes Version

If you spend a lot of time online, especially on Facebook, you should definitely know what CISPA is. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is that little piece of paper that allows/requires technology companies to share the information they’ve harvested from their customers with the United States Government. It’s meant to protect the United States government ...

How To Make Studying Less Painful

How To Make Studying Less Painful

That textbook is just sitting there. The first hour of studying always appears to be unbearable. Luckily, we’ve got some solid advice to make studying less painful. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield calls this force Resistance in his book The War of Art. Resistance is a force that everyone faces, every day, in some way, shape, ...

Quick Tip: Keep a Spare Car Key in Your Wallet

Quick Tip: Keep a Spare Car Key in Your Wallet

There’s nothing worse than the moment you realize you’ve locked yourself out of your car by leaving your keys inside. A moment where you can do nothing but quietly reflect on your forgetfulness or scream obscenities at your car window. Personally, I prefer not to draw attention to my embarrassing mistakes, so I’d quietly walk ...

The Importance Of Taking Notes

The Importance Of Taking Notes

Being a college student means taking a few classes that make you take notes every single class. This can get a little boring sometimes, and it might even make you want to skip class. But why are those notes important? Here is why I think they are. Good Notes = Good Grades I’m not going ...

Social Media: Are We Too Connected?

Social Media: Are We Too Connected?

Social media is all around us, that’s nothing new. Almost all college-aged students have at least a handful of the following: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Instagram, Yelp, Vine, heck even Google+.  It seems almost monthly there is a new platform to share your life on through picture or video or 140 characters…but to some extent ...

Basic Guide to Over-The-Counter Painkillers

Basic Guide to Over-The-Counter Painkillers

You’ve got a headache, you twisted your ankle, or maybe you’re cramping hardcore this month. What’s your drug of choice? Many people don’t know which OTC pain med is best for their scenario, and unwittingly choose the same generic brand for all ailments. If you’re in college, that binge drinking can take a toll on ...

How To Get More Stuff Done The Smart Way

How To Get More Stuff Done The Smart Way

This is what everyone wants to know, right? How can we get more stuff done in the same amount of time without losing our minds? Some might require a color-coordinated calendar, others a gallon of coffee, but regardless of your poison, you need more hours in the day and you don’t know where to find ...

Your Professors Are People Too

Your Professors Are People Too

Have you ever stopped to question whether or not your professor is a human being? Among other things, stepping foot in your professor’s office can do wonders for your self-esteem, and can give you an idea of how little you want to teach and acquaint you with the smell of a man who has been ...

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