Freshman At Berkeley Completely Tricks Out His Dorm [Vid]

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Ever wanted a “ridiculously automated” dorm room with mechanical curtains? You are in luck. Derek Low, a freshman at UC Berkeley, has tricked out his room in an epic fashion. His abode, which he nicknamed BRAD (short for Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm) has automatic curtains, light sensors and music befitted for every time of day or emotional experience possible. When his room is on “romantic mode,” for example, music plays and the… Read More

10 Ways To Self-Motivate And Get Your Life On Track

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Do you find yourself stuck on a plateau and growing bored of the same routine? Are you angered by or jealous of the success of others? Here are some tips on how you can reclaim your life and reach those goals you have been hoping to attain. It is a fact that the happier you are with your own success, the less likely you will foster hatred for the successful. Familiarize yourself… Read More

6 Ways To Be A More Positive Person

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I come from a family of borne curmudgeons. When the wind kicked up, my dad would proclaim it had been brought in to ruin his carefully coifed side part. My mom often tempers good news with something like, “Well, it’s better than a kick in the head.” How’s that for positive? As you might imagine, I am, by my very nature, prone to pessimism. The old glass isn’t just half empty, it’s… Read More

7 Wild Things You Can Do On Campus For Free

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Living on campus is a blast, this is especially if you are a part of clubs and campus organizations. However every campus has its lulls in fun activities. When things on campus get dry and boring it is important to mix things up. And while we would all like to get other there and do any and all activities, funds are usually low. So below I have put together a list of… Read More

Want To Relax Better: Stop Monetizing Your Time

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A research study conducted at the University of Toronto suggest something that most of us already know. After all it’s no secret that thinking about money all the time leads to anxiety, but what makes the research published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology so interesting is that it suggests that when you think about your hourly wage all the time you start to consider your leisure time lost revenue. The… Read More

Carthage College Alumni Wins Miss America 2012

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LAS VEGAS — The nation’s newest Miss America is a 23-year-old Wisconsin brunette who had long conversations with her family mulling whether or not to make her father’s jail time for mail fraud the heart of her campaign in the beauty pageant. While her competitors pushed platforms including promoting the health benefits of milk and protecting the environment, Laura Kaeppeler (KEP’-ler) said she wants children of incarcerated adults to feel less alone,… Read More

Why Intelligent People Tend To Be Unhappy

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Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.- Ernest Hemingway, author and journalist, Nobel laureate (1899-1961) Hemingway, who took his own life in 1961, knew his share of both intelligent people and of unhappiness. He lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, four wives and an unknown number of failed romantic relationships, none of which would help him to develop happiness if he knew how. As Hemingway’s quote was… Read More

Gambling for Grades: I’ll Take that Bet

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IMAGINE BEING PAID TO DO WELL IN COLLEGE. Better than an allowance, better than a job, better then birthday cash… I’m talking getting paid to write papers. Sounds good when it rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

21 Businesses You Can Run From a Laptop

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by Michael Dunlop Maybe you’re a young kid who wants to start a business. Maybe you’re a college grad who wants to create a job (rather than finding one). Or maybe you’re a corporate mouse who’s fed up with the rat race. In any case, the internet has opened up a world of opportunities for the entrepreneur-at-heart. Here are 21 businesses that you can start today and run entirely from a laptop… Read More

Use Pepper to Keep Your Colors Bright

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by Laura Schluckebier Laundry is an on-going battle in college. You’re either trying to find spare quarters for the wash, cursing the non-working washers and dryers, or battling out with other students for that last free washer on Sunday night at 11:00. We’ve got to separate our colors, remember not to dry that already tight shirt or else it’ll shrink, and deal with the colors in our clothes fading after washing them… Read More