Life without coffee? NO THANKS

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As a kid growing up, I remember being so disgusted with coffee. I didn't like the smell or the taste. It was so bitter and blahg. Made me want to get sick. Now, as a student in college, coffee is a luxury, a prized commodity I'd spend my last penny on. It's a blessing being able to sip the sweet taste of my iced café mocha (I love chocolate). The moment my name is called by the barista I let out a sigh of relief because I can't wait to take that first sip. It's like a whole new day after I've had my coffee. There are two types of days in college, each totally and completely different fro...
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Professors Damage Development of College Students

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Have you ever wondered what the real benefits of having a professor in college are, other than to tell you what to do? What's the point? I pay $1,000 per unit, so my class that is 3 units costs me $3,000. What am I getting for my $3,000 really? Books that (are supposed to) teach you information required for that class A (more often than not) middle-aged adult who's been a "professor" for a while (hopefully for the price your paying). and a class room that you have to sit in a few times a week for four or so months. Take this with a grain of salt, but I say that professors ...
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Confusion: What use does it serve?

Benjamin Forney - adapted from one of my posts elsewhere. Confusion is a defense mechanism your mind uses to guard itself against frivolous changes. When you think you "know" something, and something in the world pops up that seems to defy your understanding, your mind's default response is confusion. Your mind does not want to simply rewrite your understanding (especially if there are other beliefs tied in that may be challenged by whatever this new information you are being exposed to might end up invalidating) and will refuse, initially, to believe that the new information is valid. Your...
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Get Rich, Eat Salad. 3 Tips That Might Make You Mad…

I want to be healthy. I also want to be financially secure, because saying "rich" has a negative connotation, I think anyway. So how do you do this on a college budget? When the whole world is screaming YOLO and you are staying busy trying to keep up, how do you spend less money and stay healthy? Well truth is, it's pretty damn hard. Why? because healthy food is so damn expensive and if you're one of those people who say it's not, I'm telling you... you go work less than 20 hours a week for minimum wage and try to afford phone bill, gas, food, etc. It's hard. Spending less money an...
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Feeling Nervous About New College Classes? 5 Tips to Help…

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As I'm heading back into college on September 2nd, I find myself feeling a little nervous. My stomach turns as I think about all the work I will have to do again. My mind races thinking about how my professors will be, how I will start working out, and most importantly, when will I get a break to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A big thing that is cluttering my mind is wondering how much time UCO (University Choir and Orchestra) is going to take from my schedule. I was in another chorale group last year, but UCO is notorious for more time commitment and striving to excellence. I find my s...
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Peter’s Fall 2014 College Schedule and Goals

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Whelp, the results are in. Looks like I'm going to be a busy guy this school year. I'm financially cleared and have ordered all of my books. Classes start September 2nd, 2014 for me. Here's my College Schedule! Legend: COURSE -  TITLE - DAYS - BEG TIME - END TIME ACC250 - Principles of Accounting 1  - M, W, F - 10:45am - 11:45am PHI233 - Basic Reasoning - M, W, F - 2:30pm - 3:30pm HIS223 - History of US Since Civil War - T, Th - 10:30am - 12pm POL223 - State and Local Government - M, W, F - 12pm - 1pm ICS405 - Marketplace Strategy for Global Advancement - T, Th - 8:45am - ...
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Buying College Textbooks Made My Head Explode!

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As stressful as college already is, buying textbooks can make it a lot worse! I can be known to be a procrastinator from time to time. Not on important things, but little things, sure. This year was no different with textbooks. Yes, I guess they are not "little things" but I knew I could get the whole "job" of buying them done within an hour or so. So I waited until about 12 days before school started to start the process. I felt prepared this year! I was comfortable with Amazon and I had just discovered a website that gave you cash back for buying books through their site, which was ama...
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What is TextBux and Why Students Should Care.

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All college students have to buy college textbooks, why not earn some money back for it? Textbux.com is a price comparison website that searches the top textbook websites at once. Saving students time and money!  Also, Textbux.com offers students Cash Back for each textbook purchase.  Students can choose to keep their extra cash or donate it to a charity. It's  so awesome. They are giving us, the students, the power to make a difference in the world by doing something that we have to do anyway. Or, they are giving us some money back in our broke college-student pockets. Either way, i...
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Why I Save My Money Online

Peter Diaz, founder and editor-in-chief of CollegeMoneyMinds.com
I'm not rich. But someday I would like to not have to worry about money. Who wouldn't right? So why shouldn't I start saving my money now? Start young so I can become more wealthy faster. Faster than the college student next to me. Faster than my parents did. Why shouldn't I "be the change I want to see", or whatever the cliché saying says. How I started... I used to save my money in a little zip lock sandwich bag. I'd stack it up and seal it in the little bag and get all the air out of it to keep the money "fresh". It sounds silly thinking back now, but holding my life savings i...
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Earn Money By Shopping Online with Ebates

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When I first heard I could earn money by shopping online I was interested. Who wouldn't be? Times are tough and any little bit of cash back helps. With Ebates.com YOU can earn a percentage back AS CASH while you shop at your favorite stores! I wish someone would have told ME this years ago, so if this is news to you, consider me your best friend because I just showed you how to earn some money back. So this is basically how it works. Merchants pay Ebates to refer customers to them. Then, instead of keeping all the money, Ebates pays a chunk of that back to the shoppers themselves. Th...
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