5 Ways to Get Work Done without Actually Working

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Everyone is aware that our college work habits are vital to our success. But most don’t realize that our non-work habits are as well. Believe it or not, there are a few ways to use your free time to your advantage. Below are 5 non-work activities that will help you get more work done without actually having to do work.   #1 Socialize If you’re the type to spend weekends slaving over… Read More

6 Free Smart Phone Apps: Perfect For Study Breaks

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There are a number of great iphone apps for students out there, but as a student that is always studying you may find that sometimes a study break is necessary. So luck for you, we have put together a list of apps that will do a great job of keeping your mind off of studying, so can get back to the books refreshed and ready to learn. 1. Flying Hamster There is nothing more… Read More

How Not to Die: During Finals ie: FINALGEDDON

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No lie, it’s been a long time since I’ve been an undergraduate freshman, but now that I’m a graduate student freshman in a new school and a new state, I’m finding many parallels to then and now. To keep things interesting I will provide some sage-like advice from someone who has already graduated, in my series HOW NOT TO DIE IN COLLEGE (HOW NOT TO DIE INC). How Not to Die: During Finals ie:… Read More

The Ultimate Showdown: Prezi vs. Powerpoint

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What is Prezi? Prezi is a web-based presentation tool. I couldn’t help but compare it to the well-known Microsoft Powerpoint. I can say Prezi does have many aspects that surpass Powerpoint. But is that enough to take home the championship belt? Round 1: Text or Graphics? Prezi is eye candy. Prezi focuses a lot on visual graphics and leaves a lasting impression on the audience. Compared to Powerpoint, it is more flashy…. Read More

Protect Your Testicles From Technology

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Your Future Children Will Thank You If you dream of spawning a mini me or three one of these days, you might consider keeping that laptop off your lap and curbing your cell phone use just a touch. Don’t panic. No one has proven for sure that technology damages male fertility. But increasing evidence links the heat and/or electromagnetic frequencies coming from cellphones and laptops with less-than-optimal sperm. A report out today… Read More

How To Get Better Grades By Using Social Media [Infographic]

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Who says Social Media can’t help students get better grades in school? In fact, Master in Education posted an infographic showing that students who use social media acquire better grades in school. The reason? Because they tend to create study groups without the need of encouragement from their instructors. More over, students who use social media finds a way on how to discuss and relate to issues in and out of their… Read More

How To Get More Out Of Google [Infographic]

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The great minds at Hack College have created a simple break down of the best ways to use Google– perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s just this little search engine founded by two PhD. candidates while they were attending Stanford University.  It basically is able to locate anything ever created on the world-wide web. I encourage you to check it out, if you haven’t already used it. I also urge you to… Read More

How Not To Die: As A Freshman

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No lie, it’s been a long time since I’ve been an undergraduate freshman, but now that I’m a graduate student freshman in a new school and a new state, I’m finding many parallels to then and now. To keep things interesting I will provide some sage-like advice from someone who has already graduated, in my series HOW NOT TO DIE IN COLLEGE (HOW NOT TO DIE INC): Please Abide By These Rules… Read More

NaNoWriMo, aka How to Fail Your Classes in November

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If you’re not familiar, the abbreviated gibberish above stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is, beginning on November 1, to write 50,000 words—a somewhat short novel, essentially—before the first of December rears its frostbitten head. Sure, it may sound simple. You probably speak 50,000 words a day. But this is a novel we’re talking about. And if your high school English classes taught you nothing, a novel deals with character… Read More

Night Owl Students Have More Nightmares, Study Claims

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The early bird might catch the worm because it sleeps better than the night owl, not just because it awakens earlier. At least that appears to be the case for humans, according to a new study. Researchers found that night owls — “evening-type individuals”– are significantly more likely to suffer from poor sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and disturbing nightmares than early birds — “morning-type individuals”– or folks whose bedtime falls somewhere between… Read More