It’s hard to believe that it’s time to go back to school. Some schools and Universities are starting back within the next couple of weeks. We might as well save a little money when we can. Here are a few tips for you.
The experts say to shop early and shop often. Start watching the sale circulars in your local paper and look for coupons. Different items will be on sale at different times. The longer you wait the more likely you are to pay too much for convenience. Watch Groupon for potential savings. [Read the full article…]
Study habits. We all have them, but there are five that can help you study faster, retain more information and feel less stressed about your finals this semester.
If you have questions or need more info on effective study techniques, join us on Facebook May 4th at 3:30 Central. Our guest, Alex Weiner, owner of Collegewise New York, will host a question and answer session to help you prepare for finals. Read Alex’s recent interview in Forbes here. [Read the full article…]
Students today have access to an unprecedented amount of information. Between search engines, social networking and mobile devices, there’s more information available than anyone could process in a lifetime.
Trying to make sense of this flood of information can be daunting, however, and when you couple that with the often-hectic lifestyle of a college student, it can be overwhelming. Luckily, there’s an array of online tools and apps to help students do just about everything from renting textbooks to managing finances and ordering dinner.
Are you a college student trying to balance so many things on your plate that some are about to fall off? If so, you probably wonder how you are supposed to stay on top of everything without going insane. Help is on the way. Check out these free iPhone apps. Their usefulness may surprise you. [Read the full article…]
Regardless of whether you are a high school senior looking to obtain suitable training and education before entering the workforce, or an adult who is currently employed but wants to train for a better job, this primer on school grants will hold you in good stead.
With that said, let’s not waste any more time; here are the top 10 questions every student should ask about school grants… [Read the full article…]
The Hunger Games is one of the most exciting movies of the year. It’s certain to win lots of awards. Have you seen it yet? It reminds us a lot of a 1987 movie, The Running Man.
According to YouTube “Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.”
The movie even has it’s own Wikipedia page with over 65 references, all since March 23rd. We think The Hunger Games reminds us of The Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
According to YouTube “The year is 2017. The world economy has collapsed. The United States has sealed off it’s borders and has become a military controlled police state which controls TV, movies, art, books, communication and censorship. In the police state America has become, criminals have a choice. They can serve their sentences in prison or they can take part in “The Running Man” a government owned violent game-show where contestants running for freedom are pursued by “Stalkers” wrestler-like bounty hunters. “The Running Man” is the top rating show on network TV and Damon Killian, the creator and host is the most popular entertainer in the US. But one man has yet to play… Former L.A. police officer Ben Richards, framed for the massacre of innocent people, when disobeyed orders is recaptured, after escaping from prison. Ben is forced to appear on “The Running Man”, joined by resistance fighters William Laughlin and Harold Weiss and Amber Mendez, (a network employee who Richards took hostage and she turned Richards into the authorities) are chased by The Stalkers, as they search for the secret base of the resistance, as they bid to broadcast the truth about the government and prove Ben’s innocence.”
So what do you think? Is Hunger Games a remake of Running Man with a twist?
Guest Post by Ryan Carter, an avid traveler and student.
Speaking in the fancy language of the academy, experts extol the virtues of international study, saying, “It affords students unparalleled opportunities for immersion in cultures far different from their own, empowering them with mastery of language and more-than-passing familiarity with customs and traditions centuries, even millennia, in the making.” Students themselves tend to be more direct and pragmatic, noting, “I never again will enjoy this freedom to travel and explore, and potential employers will like seeing international experience on my resume.” For just a few dollars more than a regular semester at your American college, you can enjoy all the benefits of study abroad. [Read the full article…]
Amassing a large music collection – or else simply adding a few fresh albums to it every so now and then – can get rather expensive, even if you do primarily use the often cheaper digital distribution platforms such as iTunes or Amazon Music. However, there are ways for you to nurture your music collection that don’t require you to break the bank. For instance: [Read the full article…]
Whose turn is it to buy paper towels? Who was the last one to mop the floors? Who ate my last two slices of bread?!?! Is it my turn to collect rent money from my roommates and write the rent check? [Read the full article…]
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