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Land a Summer Job with CoolWorks

Now that it is summer for most universities, students are now a lot less busy. Most students take this time to enjoy a well deserved break and just go out and have fun; however, that is never one’s only option. The summer is also a perfect time to get an internship, keep learning, or even ...

Tips For Taking Online Classes

Because I live a thirty minute long drive away from the college I go to, I have taken a lot of online classes to limit my trips down there. I have found from the several online courses I have taken that I am not particularly too fond of them, and that I prefer learning in ...

The Best Time Wasting Apps

Even though college is a very busy time, with jam packed days full of studying and whatever else, we all still have those times where we catch ourselves doing nothing. We all have free time while in line at the financial aid office, at the DMV, during a twenty minute break between classes, or just ...

What Students Need to Know About Jury Duty

I turned 18 years old last July, and then this February, I was already being summoned to serve on a jury. Being an adult is great. I was in the middle of a busy college semester and was worried that I was going to miss a week of classes, not be able to take my ...

Quick Dos and Don’ts of Filming With a Smart Phone

Most smart phones and point and shoot cameras have great 1080p video cameras built into them.  This allows easy access for anyone at anytime to take simple yet great looking videos; and, summer is a perfect opportunity to go out and do so.  For example, you can film that road trip you and your buddies are going on, a watermelon ...

Clean Up Your Online Identity

Your online identity is your social persona that exists online. This consists of your Facebook profile, Google + account, your twitter, and everything else that comes up when you “Google yourself.” In high school you probably did not worry, or know about your “online identity,” but now that we are adults, it is an important factor in your ...

River Essentials

Summer is here, and a popular summer activity is going out to the lake or river. As an avid river goer, I have learned over the years what to bring along and what to leave out home. With all this useful knowledge I have made a list of the essential items you must have when ...

What Humans Can Learn From Salman Khan’s Commencement Speech

I have now seen three college commencement speeches in my life, all on YouTube. Those speeches were by Steve Jobs, Michelle Obama and then today I watch Salman Khan’s speech at Rice University to the 2012 graduates.  Like any other commencement speech Khan had some general life advice for the college graduate’s futures. However, I ...

Must-Have Web Browser Apps

Recently, I’ve been using a lot of web apps or “extensions” on Google Chrome and have found that some of them really change the way I do my internet browsing. These five “apps” are just some of the essential apps that I think the browser should come stocked with anyway, and are definitely worth the download. ...

Carpool Home From School With Zimride

College spring semesters are wrapping up, and as you’re stressing over finals you don’t want to forget to plan how you will be getting home. Getting home for the summer can be expensive, especially if you are a freshman, because you were probably not allowed to have a car. So if you do not want ...

Pros and Cons of Electronic Textbooks

The Kindle and other readers/tablets are quickly becoming more and more popular, and so is the idea of electronics textbooks. This term, I got two of my books electronically for my Kindle; in some ways I really liked them, but they were not perfect and probably won’t be the sole way I read textbooks anytime ...

Three Uses for Khan Academy

If you don’t know, Khan Academy is a free online educational website that consists of an amazing set of videos (over 3000) made by the amazing, Salman Khan.  Khan uses a Wacom type of tablet and a headset to make videos to teach a variety of subjects. Khan Academy is mostly known for Khan’s mathematics ...