Looking for a way to make some extra money while you’re in school? How many papers do you have to write this week? Only two? Want to make it three? What if you could earn an extra $50 for writing an extra paper?

No, we would never suggest that you cheat! But did you know that thousands of people out there are making a little extra cash by writing? Need a creative outlet? Write some short stories! Not very creative? Write some web content! Good at grammar? You’d be shocked by how many people need a good proofreader! If you are studying another language while you’re in college, you are even more employable. Many, many people and companies out there need people to translate content for their websites. [Read the full article…]


Cheap College Food

by collegelife on August 20, 2012

At the start of every fall semester or quarter, most students have a pocket full of money, dreams of straight “A”s and the best year of their life.  However, as soon as you pay moving expenses, get your books, clothes, supplies and the hidden school expenses, you’re already having to start watching your coins.

We have a few ideas on how to stretch your food money so you have more to spend on fun.  We’ve found some pretty cool sites to share with you.

Remember eggs in a basket?  Check out Blissful and Domestic’s  recipe with a little Tony Chachere’s seasoning.  Easy to follow directions with photos…make you miss your Mama.

Danielle, the author of the blog site has some other great recipes with printable menu plans and grocery shopping lists.  Check her out.

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How could you possibly survive college without Ramen noodles?  We think it’s funny that the chicken and mushroom Ramen noodles doesn’t have chicken and mushroom but it could if you put them in there.  There are no boundaries of what you can do with these versatile little morsels of goodness but, most often they are prepared and consumed with what comes only in the package.  Get creative and share your faves with our readers.

In Yahoo Voices, Oct 2006, Phil Dotree wrote “The Six Best Cheap College Foods”, “How to eat like a third world king for a few bucks a day”

  1. Mac and cheese
  2. Pizza – the frozen kind from the grocery
  3. Ramen
  4. Cereal
  5. Beer – Dotree says even though beer is not food, “college kids use it AS food quite a bit”.
  6. Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

One of our faves for 2012 has to be Little Ceasars.  It’s amazing how you can feed two or three people $5 to $8.


Colleges and Social Media

by collegelife on August 17, 2012

College students and social media are synonymous.  After all, Facebook, the “King” of social medias, was invented by a college GEEK. So it’s no wonder that their most famous dropout helped put Harvard in the  number one spot as the Top Social Media College according to Student Advisor.

University of Kentucky took the number 7 spot because Big Blue Nation and the  proud fans love to share about the winningest basketball program of all time.

At number 29 is Mississippi State and their study abroad photo page.

We loved  College of Charleston’s YouTube channel, well done.

The movie Red Tails honoring some of the best pilots that have ever lived and fought for their country helped Tuskegee University launch a social media promotion and earn the number 75 spot on the Student Advisor list.

How is your school using social media and are you interested in promoting your school?  Please share your comments with us.




Getting out on your own and going to college is exciting. It is a time to take claim to your independence and be your own person, separate from your family, which means all your stuff is now your responsibility. More often than not college students are responsible for taking all of their furniture and belongings with them as they move out on their own. Simple economy of space.

When the big move to college also means moving into a tiny dorm room that is pre-furnished or a single room of a shared house or apartment, it can mean that you no longer have space for all your treasures, amassed throughout your childhood. Holding on to these items is important, they are mementos of your youth, heirloom furniture, reliable pieces of your existence that you hope to make space for in future homes. Some items are expensive or priceless and you simply don’t want to part with their value. You may want them for nostalgia or to pass on to your future generations, but you know you don’t want to see them in the bulk trash or sadly awaiting destruction at the goodwill. [Read the full article…]


Back To School 2012

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by collegelife on July 31, 2012

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.

School Supplies
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.

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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…]

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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?