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The Kindle Will Obliterate Textbooks

The staggering cost of textbooks for college students has produced a number of cottage industries catering to the empty pockets of students living on Ramen. Used bookstores abound on and offline, and sites like eBay’s half.com are overrun with students looking for an affordable deal on that $150 textbook.   Replacing physical books Enter Amazon,…

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T-minus Six Days: Destroy Your Last Minute Christmas To-Do List

With only six days two go, and only two of them on the weekend, you probably still have way too many things to finish up before Christmas. Here is a list of things you probably have left to do (with links on how to get them done like a pro): • Buy a tree. •…

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6 Reasons You Should Learn a Second Language

Less than one out of every five Americans speaks more than one language. But in Europe, more than half of the population is bilingual. How many languages do you speak? It’s never too late to start learning a new language. In fact, there’s a slew of benefits associated with learning a second language as an…

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Seven Sites to Take the Hurt Out Of Apartment Hunting

Anyone who has moved before knows how big of a pain uprooting your whole life and moving it to a new house or apartment can be. As difficult as the physical process of moving is, the real pain usually starts right in the beginning when you set out to look for a new place. Your…

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New Work, New Culture: Separating Job and Work

If Western civilization learned anything in the 20th century, it’s that communism doesn’t always go as planned. While communism and its correlating political theories can get complicated, it essentially boils down to this: “a stateless, classless and moneyless society, structured upon common ownership of the means of production.” While a communal society can sound appealing, the reality is that…

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Learn from Bill Murray: To Succeed, You’ve Got to Fail and Relax

After breaking into show biz on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, comedic legend Bill Murray quickly made became a household name after a brilliant performance as Carl Spackler in 1980’s Caddyshack. Since then, Murray has appeared in countless classics: Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and What About Bob? to name a few. Fast forward to this millennium,…

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Say No Mo’ to Your Morning Cup ‘o Joe – Why your trusty morning ritual isn’t doing you much good.

Hey guys, how about that headline? That’s the kind of productive thinking we hope our crippling caffeine addictions will deliver us each day, right? Unfortunately, I’ve got two things I need to break to you guys (I take no pleasure in delivering this news): 1) The kind of creative genius behind that headline can’t be…

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