This was just a fun blog post we found. It’s not specific to anything, but just really makes you think about your career path especially if you’re graduating this year. What job will make you happy? What path do you want to pursue?
Check out Tim Ferriss’ blog, yes he’s the author of the 4-Hour Work Week.
This one’s a fun post, if you’ve ever added someone on Facebook and had second doubts immediately… do they remember me or maybe it’s the wrong person?
Here’s a secret on how to cancel the friend request.
- Login to facebook
- Browse to that person’s profile and there should be a small box that reads “Friend Request Sent.”
- Scroll down a little further and click on the “Friend Request Cancel”
And walah! You are off the hook of a fake friendship
This post is geared for the freshmen… not so much the graduating seniors, but if you’re looking for ways to navigate around the college town or make it home to surprise your parents or significant other … and all without a vehicle, you’ll want to check out this post from Jezebel.com.
The tips also apply well for students traveling or studying abroad!
We’re excited, are you excited? Apple has confirmed the March 2nd iPad event where it’s very likely they’ll be unveiling a new iPad. It’s interesting to think back just two years ago how tablet PCs were not widely adopted, but now you can play just about any Angry Birds game… urr, we mean read books, access textbooks, and learn on a tablet. This isn’t where the utility of iPads end for students though, think of the vast possibilities with Rush, Recruitment events, running more interactive meetings, keeping members more informed of events, and the other possibilities!
If you’re interested in reading about how tablet pcs are influencing the classroom, here’s a recent article from Reuters about text books and the digital classroom. Maybe for the Class of 2020 graduates, there won’t be any textbooks, just digital textbooks?
And on a side note, we’re still running our 10% off sale on graduation stoles. Don’t delay, order soon and avoid rush fees and as well!
Keeping in touch with the family can get pricey. Over the years in college and on your way to graduation you’ve probably logged in countless hours on the phone with the parents, significant others or conference calls with student groups or your classmates.
But did you know there’s many many many cheaper alternatives to upgrading and adding more time to your calling plan to avoid overages?
Dollarroller.net covers some great services, including FreePhone2Phone, Line2 and of course Google Voice.
Check out the full post here.
We’re suckers for cool videos, check this one out it’ll likely be one of the best mini-documentary videos you view today.
Almost there Class of 2011, go for your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you!
Alright, so you’re probably wondering why in the world we’re writing this for our college audience of readers who are probably already kneedeep in reading their textbooks for classes.
What many of us (and our peers) have learned though is that after a few years out of school, that thirst for knowledge returns and you’ll likely find yourself reading the new Twilight book, aBusiness Book or anything you can get your hands on.
PickTheBrain (our favorite blog) has some interesting and insightful tips on how to jumpstart that passion again, some include keeping a book nearby at all times, and an interesting rule “…if you’re not enjoying a book after you’ve read 50 pages or so, then consider ditching it. There’s no rule that says you have to finish every book you start.”
Read more on this post today at PickTheBrain
A common misconception with healthy eating are that to eat healthy, you have to constantly buy new produce, prep food and that it’s very pricey and time consuming to make.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Eating healthy is often a matter of just stocking your refridgerator or pantry well and then setting your diet on auto pilot with just a limited amount of healthy and good foods to consume. With the right mix of nutritious foods and some savvy shopping, you’ll also likely save up $ versus eating out too.
Check out this post from the Simple Dollar on how to make bean burgers (super cheap and healthy)
And also Tim Ferriss’ book the 4 Hour Body on a unique diet that’s starting to gain some traction online.
Have any health tips yourself to stay healthy, fit and eat well in college? Let us know in the comments below.
So this question probably comes up a lot during summer, spring and winter break… You’re tired from a quarter of classes and just want to relax, but when you get home dad and mom’s computer seem to have every type of virus or spyware installed.
What have they been downloading or watching?!
Eitherway, if you’re the “tech” guy for your family or relatives, check out this funny post on lifehacker. I’m sure you can relate.
Looking for additional help? Google launched their teachparentstech.org web site late last year that covers teh basics from taking screenshots to changing screensavers, emailing, bookmarking web sites, and more.
And a shameless plug, if you’re a senior this year, start thinking about ordering your graduation sash!
For the novice in the kitchen, making your first full dish can be a very daunting task. Do you have all of the right ingredients? What’s in your pantry? What’s the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon? Can I substitute baking soda with baking powder?
The list goes on and on.
A) Start easy. Start with a simple dish, grab the recipe online and make it. Once you’ve made it, try again, but this time only skimming the recipe. By the 3rd time you make this hopefully it’ll feel a little more “second nature.” I still remember the first dish I ever made, spicy salsa!
B) Print out your recipes on some old computer paper and save it! A printed version is much easier to reference then sliding back and forth between your laptop.
C) Automate the clean-up. If you have a dishwashing machine, load it up after! A lot of people hate cooking because of the clean-up. Make this step easier for you.
D) Cook with friends. Someone prepare on the main dish, someone prepare on the side dish! In no time you’ll have a feast and at 1/2 the cost it would have costed to go out!
You’ll become the next Bobby Flay in no time!
Here are some great resources to find free and easy to follow recipes at. Personally I like FoodNetwork.com the most as it provides the most fun to read and interesting reader comments on how to “hack” the recipe to add a kick or spice to it!
Photo Credit: xkcd.com.