4 Ways to Make Some Quick Cash

If you’re in college right now, chances are that you are broke or you are as close to the red as possible. While many websites will offer tips on saving money or budgeting your funds or whatever, we all know that doing something as responsible as saving is beyond the capacity of our as-yet-developing university selves. So instead of giving you some budget tips, I’ll give you some tried-and-true make-some-extra-cash-quick schemes that served me well during my undergraduate days. I’ll leave out the failed ones and present only those that worked. Voila:

1. Sell your textbooks before the semester is over.

Okay, your parents would kill me for even suggesting this, but this idea is not as crazy as it sounds. I’m not sure about you, but I took plenty of courses in which the “required” textbooks were not even once referenced or used. So if you were the dupe who bought that hundred dollar book that never gets cracked open, do yourself a favor and sell that sucker on Amazon.

2. Do a good deed and sell some plasma.

Of course, I’m a huge proponent of donating blood, and one should help out the Red Cross or blood bank as often as possible, as well as participating in other altruistic endeavors. But the great thing about plasma banks is that you get paid for doing a service for your brethren in need. Win on both accounts. Click to continue reading…

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Top 8 Sports Fails [Videos]

ESPN’s SportsNation has announced the winners of the first ever FAILy Awards. Here are the unlucky winners:

Japanese MMA Backflip FAIL

Bryan Carrasco Epic Soccer Flop FAIL

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15 Semi-True Things You’ve Probably Already Heard About Marijuana from Various Sources

Think you know everything there is to know about the world’s most popular recreational drug? Think again. Here are fifteen facts about marijuana that you probably didn’t know:

1. More People Use It Than You Think.

4.4% of the world’s population consume marijuana — about 190 million people — and .6% use it on a daily basis (22.5 million people). [source: pdf]

2. People have been using it forever.

Cannibis has been around for ages (at least since the stone ages). The earliest record of cannabis use dates back to China — the island of Taiwan. Tools unearthed in an ancient village bore a similarity to the kind of tools that were used to loosen cannabis fibers from their stems. [source]

3. It’s a multi-category drug.

Marijuana has the effect of a stimulant, depressant (much like alcohol), and hallucinogenic drug all at once. Stronger doses can even induce paranoia or strange visions. [source]

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4. It might prevent cancer.

A study by researchers at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute discovered that a compound called CBD, found in Cannabis sativa, can act as a form of therapy less toxic than chemotherapy, potentially stopping the spread of breast cancer. [source]

5. And…it might cause it.

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Mario Kart in Real Life

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Make a Map of Your Future: From Freshman to Senior

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Deciding on your future can be a daunting task, especially right out of high school. In fact, many people feel that the major that they choose in college will be the path that they are on for the rest of their lives. This can be an overwhelming prospect. It leads to many people not making a decision on a major for a long time. Luckily, this does not have to be the case.

By making a career choice early on, your schooling does not lock you out of everything else for the rest of your life. In fact, there are many people that choose one career path to start out with, and then, in the future, decide to make a change.

Charting one’s career path is something that many people find to be very helpful in planning their futures. Luckily, it does not have to be set in stone. You can change it as you need to, as you grow and change in your life. Though, having goals and ideas of what you want in your life is important.

Make Goals

One of the best ways to start is to make goals. Coming up with goals and time lines in different aspects of your life help out immensely. Knowing that you want to own your own home by the time you are 25, for example, will help you to break things down further. Click to continue reading…

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