Posted on December 1, 2011
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 says electromagnetic wavelengths from your laptop’s Wi-Fi can fry your sperm—that is if you’ve ejaculated and your swimmers are hanging out in a cup below your computer. Not exactly a real-world scenario (one hopes!), as Dr. Robert Oates, president of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology points out in this Reuters article. Still: fried sperm. Continue Reading
Posted on November 28, 2011
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 schools.
To Learn More, See The Infographic Below. Continue Reading
Posted on November 25, 2011
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 learn how to use it properly; which brings me to the infographic below. Continue Reading
Posted on November 22, 2011
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 While Being A Freshman:
Say Goodbye to High School
College is the time to start over, and be a new you. No one cares that you dated Sandy Sue, or that you were on the cover of the yearbook. What people care about the most were your interest. Whatever sports or clubs you were interested in or apart of, there is most likely be a club or team in that college. Do not live in the high school mindset, there are now too many cliques and they are too big to care about what you did last year. Continue Reading
Posted on November 16, 2011
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 development, a vivid setting, the rising actions, a powerful climax, the falling actions, resolution, dialogue, yada, yada. Characters will die. Culture bombs are dropped all over that setting. People have sex. Gasp!
Normal people can’t write that much in a month, and normal people definitely can’t write that much in the month of November. This is America. November is important.
Not only is the end of your fall semester right around the corner, but Thanksgiving is literally at your doorstep. And guess who’s right behind Turkey Day, pulling up in their newly bought, half-priced sedan? Black Friday—the busiest, most important shopping day of the year.
So if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, you’ve already knocked off three or four days of novel writing thanks to traveling home, turkey, a food coma, shopping, a second food coma, and traveling back to school.
By the way, in case you were wondering, a successful NaNoWriMo participant intends to write almost 17-hundred words day, for 30 straight days.
Factor in the joys of everything mentioned prior, and you’re already behind between five and seven thousand words. But here’s the real pain in your stretchy pant-covered ass. Continue Reading
Posted on November 14, 2011
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 the two.
“Evening-type people have more nightmares because of their sleep patterns,” Continue Reading
Posted on November 8, 2011
The semester might be rough and sure your professor seems a little crazy but imagine if you had this kooks as instructors.
Below Is A List Of Professors You Should Be Grateful You’ve Never Encountered
7. Professor Oak
Professor Oak would be the strangest biology professor hands down. I mean the man thought nothing of giving an adolescent boy an electrically charged squirrel. What makes you think he would be in his right mind to head a classroom. Think twice before you knock your current teacher. Continue Reading
Posted on November 4, 2011
Posted on November 2, 2011
Have an idea for an App but feel like you need to wait until after undergrad to develop it. These students didn’t! While we were all sleeping in class these bright young minds were changing the way we interact with the world around us. Take a look, download, enjoy and be inspired by the list of 24 amazing iPhone apps developed by young promising students.
1. Battery Go!
Jeff Lange, Michael Phelps and Cameron Banga are students at Valparaiso who decided to create an iPhone app during their summer break in 2009. Just 48 hours after the release of Battery Go!, an app that lets iPhone users know how much battery life is left for surfing the Internet or using music, video or the phone, the app reached the top 100 paid applications list. The three students now have their own development company, 9magnets formally CollegeKidApp.
Carnegie Mellon student Jeffrey Grossman developed Movies.app, an application that was eventually purchased by Flixter. The app summarizes top DVD releases and box office hits, includes a DVD database of 50,000 movies, connects to Rotten Tomatoes’ movie reviews, provides showtimes and theatre information, and more. The app is now available for free, and through his partnership with Flixster, Grossman is reported to be working with the company as a consultant, at least until he graduates from college. Continue Reading