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25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College

25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College
College isn't all fun and games (unless you want it to be.) Don't sweat it, though. Take a look at these 25 apps — they'll give you a smoother college experience by helping you study smarter, connect with new people and wake up in time for your early lectures. Your university probably has its own app, too — download it. Any helpful ones we missed? 1. Image: BenchPrep BenchPrep is an interactive course library with all the graduate and professional exam study material you can handle. Available for free on iOS and Android devices. 2. iStudiez Pro Image: iStudentPro iStudiezPro keeps track of your deadlines, grades and more across all Mac devices — all you need to do is plug your class schedule into the app. Available for $2.99 for iOS. 3. You've probably heard a lot about Evernote, and yes, you should try it. If you're feeling overwhelmed by Evernote's many features, check out this comprehensive beginner's guide. Available for broke college students (read: free) for iOS and Android devices. Related:  Study help

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. 1. This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. Founded by Michael Chu, Cooking for Engineers goes further than just providing recipes. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22.

6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full of Crap #3. Searching for Sugar Man -- Sugar Man Was Touring, Shooting Up the Charts in the '80s Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images The Film: Searching for Sugar Man is the tale of two South African music fans going on a quest to find a mysterious American singer called Rodriguez, who had become huge in their country but whose whereabouts were unknown. Spoilers: The documentary discovers Rodriguez toiling in anonymity in his native Detroit, having no idea of his superstar status abroad. Via Michael Robinson"Wait, he didn't kill himself? The Fallacy: The documentary tells us that Rodriguez is a guy who put out two extremely obscure albums in the '70s, had zero success, quit music, and became a regular Joe. Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images He still has fucking "Down Under" stuck in his head. Yep, Rodriguez was a huge sensation in Australia in the late '70s and early '80s, with his singles shooting up the charts for over a year. #2. Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images #1.

Its funny to me and things I find interesting. badtameez: Learn Stuff! // LINK Incase you are interested (via moomger) What the U.S. Can Learn from the Dutch About Teen Sex The Dutch are known for their liberal attitudes toward sex and drugs: while not officially legal, marijuana use and sale in “coffee shops” is tolerated in The Netherlands, as is prostitution, most notoriously in the street windows of Amsterdam’s red light district. Pragmatism, the Dutch have long believed, is better than punitive prohibition — and they’ve got lots of data on their side.While 12% of the American population has smoked marijuana in the last month, for example, the same is true of only 5% of citizens of The Netherlands. (More on Time.com: 5 Little-Known Truths About American Sex Lives) As Salon reports, this practical attitude — and data favoring it — extends to teenage sex. But rather than resulting in crazed teen orgies and high rates of teen pregnancy, abortion or transmission of STDs, the Dutch have far lower rates of these problems than the U.S. Dutch parents, by contrast, downplay the dangerous and difficult sides of teenage sexuality, tending to normalize it.

CircuitLab - online schematic editor & circuit simulator The Truth About the Hookup Culture Among College Students Recent claims about the hookup culture among college students are greatly exaggerated, it seems. Despite racy headlines suggesting that college kids are increasingly choosing casual liaisons over serious relationships, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association finds that just under one-third of college students have had more than one partner in the past year. And that’s exactly the same proportion of students who were surveyed between 1988 and ’96, and between 2002 and ’10; both groups also had the same number of partners. So kids aren’t hooking up more than they ever were, or even more than their parents did, which is what recent media coverage has implied. “College students today are not having more sexual partners [after] age 18, more sexual partners over the last year or more sex than their parents,” says the study’s lead author Martin Monto, professor of sociology at the University of Portland in Oregon. (MORE: What the U.S.

100 Intro Open Courses on Everything You've Ever Wanted to Learn Posted on Wednesday May 12, 2010 by Staff Writers While the classes you take through an online college are a great resource, you can augment your learning by taking some time to see what entirely free courses are out there offered by universities. Taking these courses can be a great way to get a foundation of knowledge or expand on what you already know. Here are 100 open courses that are designed for beginners, so you can start your educational journey on the right foot. Business and Finance These courses will help you learn a little bit more about the business and financial worlds. Introductory Economics: Take this course to learn the basics of economics. Math Improve your understanding of math with these courses. Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Learn how to better use statistics and probability in real life through this course. Science Through these courses you can gain some valuable scientific knowledge. Literature Social Sciences History and Politics Technology Engineering

11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks Sorry to bum you out, students, but summer is almost over — and that means you’ll have to go back to school and once again function like a normal human being. You'll have to shower regularly, do your own laundry, re-memorize that student ID number and, of course, buy your textbooks for the upcoming semester. We know that textbook prices just add insult to the injury of school tuition, but we’ve rounded up 11 websites to help take the edge off that financial hurt. Whether you plan on renting or buying, here’s where you’ll find the best deals. With comparison shopping, rental time adjustments and other special features, you'll definitely discover an option that fits your preferences. Do you have a go-to site for buying textbooks online that didn't make our list? Image: Flickr, LifeSupercharger

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