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Top 6 Considerations in Choosing Your Browser as a Student

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Today's post is a guest post from Sunny Singh, a student a Stoke Park School Sixth Form in the UK studying A-Levels. (Honestly, I'm not quite sure what that means but it sounds impressive, yeah?) His guest post is about choosing the right browser as a student. If you'd like to write a guest post yourself, shoot us an email!

A web browser is probably the most used tool in the world. Web browsers allow users to enable add ons that can make our browsing experience better or enable Life Hackers such as ourselves to find out how much time is spent on the internet. 
To break down which is the best browser for you, lets think of how college love life is like. 
College love life is fast, it is usually done efficiently, has no strings whatsoever, is intended for the cutest girl, comes with many bonuses and the most important part is the fun. In that perspective let’s look at the some relevant categories and browsers.

For the people who have no idea about how many web browsers there are out for them, here’s a list: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Firefox, Avant, FlashPeak, Sleipnir, Flock, K-meleon and Maxthon.

Your 6 considerations after the jump!

The Pros and Cons of Moving Home After Graduation

While I may be on spring break, I’m aware that those of us on the semester system have a mere 4 weeks of class left before summer. For the graduating seniors, there are probably many outstanding questions to be answered. A big one is: “What am I doing after graduation?” Another one is, “Will I ...

What Health Care Reform Means for College Students

an class="thumbnail-image-float-right ssNonEditable">Hopefully all of our hearts will keep beating for a long time... Photo by flickr user brykmantra, licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0.

I must admit I'm a bit of a political junkie. I was eagerly tuned in tonight to my Tweetie app while at LMU's senior banquet and ball. I had seen the #hcr hashtags percolating and I knew a decision was eminent. As soon as the story hit the LA Times Twitter stream, I told our table. Then we danced. (Note: While exciting, the dancing was exclusive of the health care decision.) In what seems like the longest political process in the history of the planet, the United States has passed health care reform. Readers from other countries who have had similar measures for nearly a century, bear with us while we make sense of this.

But here at HackCollege the question is: What does this mean for students? The fate of your health care future after the jump!

We’re Going to SXSW!

Hate to say it, but no episode this week. We’re busy packing and getting everything ready for the annual HackCollege outing to the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. Last year was nuts and we’re looking to do it again. Unfortunately, we won’t be throwing a party this year. Big thanks to everyone for ...

Get That Thing Done During Spring Break

Your spring break project could be to imbue Playmobil figures with souls. Photo by flickr user orangeacid. Photo licensed under CC BY 2.0. I haven’t usually been one to head south during spring break. My freshman year, Lesinski and I took an epic road trip around the states of California and Nevada. My sophomore year, ...

“The Case Against College Education” via Time

Man, the world runs out of money and the first things to go are golden parachutes and lobbying fees degrees from higher education. Last week, we posted a video from Fox News questioning the value of higher education on political grounds. It garnered quite a few comments. When you look at it, $100,000 is a ...

Guest Post: Summer Research Interships

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This is a guest post by Mohammad Arfeen from Pre-Med Hell where he writes tips for succeeding as a pre-med student. We weren't planning on covering summer research internships since that's outside our expertises, but he offered to pitch in. In this post he writes about finding a summer research internship in the sciences.

What is a Summer Research Internship?

Summer research internships tend to go by many names such as SURF (summer undergraduate research fellowship), REU (research experience for undergrads), summer research fellowships, student summer research and many more names. Some of these programs are funded by various agencies like the NIH, NSF, HHMI, and others, while others are funded by individual universities. The majority of these programs are very similar in that, they tend to focus on hard science research, last approximately 10 weeks, you are required to work full time in research for those 10 weeks, and they are usually attached with a $3200-$5000 stipend. Some programs include housing, while others require you to find your own. Most applications are due by the middle of February to the first week of March, I have seen the occasional program with a application deadline in April, but I would apply early.

“College Will Make You Stupid”

Oh boy! I am giddy. A clip from the Fox News show Fox and Friends unveiled a new study claiming that college “turns you liberal.” Oh no! It’s the plague! While we don’t discuss sex, politics and religion too much on HackCollege, you can probably take a guess as to which way we lean. This video ...