The Complete List of Green Careers

Basically, green careers are those that contribute to preserving or improving environmental quality. The green economy is touching practically every industry you can think of. Many companies involved with wind, solar, biofuels, energy efficiency, and other sectors of the green economy are hiring workers with a host of different skills. Let’s take a look at some of the increasingly in-demand green jobs:

Engineer

Civil, computer software, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineers all have great opportunities in the world of green jobs. Some engineers design and construct wind turbines and solar technologies, whereas others work to expand mass transit systems. Engineers create alternative fuels and the systems that will use them. Civil engineers redesign outdated infrastructure and develop more environmentally sustainable and energy efficient structures for cities and housing projects.

Environmental Lawyer

Environmental law is a growing field. Due to the green movement gaining momentum, numerous laws have been passed to ensure people and companies work to preserve environmental integrity. Environmental lawyers deal with laws that regulate air and water pollution, protect endangered species, enforce environmental codes, and much more. Click to continue reading…

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Beer + Chips = Joy

Cost Plus World Market has been promoting their new Beer Chips recently. They were nice enough to send us a copy. Unfortunately for us, our chip-addicted boss got a hold of the bag! We quickly ordered more from Amazon.com as our local World Market was out.

Here are our thoughts:

Taste

What do they taste like? The chips really do taste like beer. It is quite amazing. Also, they taste like honey and well… chips. The chips are thick similar to the organic/natural chips you can buy in health food stores not paper-thin like Lays.

Combinations

We tried combining the chips with actual beer and that made them taste even better. The sweet flavor of the chips alone was a little too much for me, but with beer, it was a great combination.

Conclusion

If you see these at your local Cost Plus World Market, be sure to pick them up as they are very hard to find. The great flavor will be a great combination for the beer at your next social gathering!

[Editor’s note: While at World Market, we also recommend picking up some of their very low-priced olive oil! And, no this is not a paid review. We just love World Market (and people who send us free stuff).]

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Majors That Will Actually Make you Some Money!

CollegeCandy tells us which college majors will make the most money:

Engineer- $66,000: Whether you choose to focus on computers, environment, systems or mechanics, you’ll be happy to know that all engineer positions are well-paying (and therefore, well worth the extra year of studying!) Plus, considering how quickly things are advancing right now, there’s always opportunity for engineers.

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Five Great iPad Apps for Students

When school time rolls around, many students will have got their hands on a shiny, new iPad. The question is, how can students make the most of this device to help them manage their educational activities better. As with many Apple devices, it’s all about the apps. With thousands to choose from, it can be difficult to select the best ones. That’s why we’ve done the work for you with our pick of five iPad apps no student should be without.

Springpad

Everyone raves about note taking app Evernote, but we like Springpad, which offers similar functionality and is easy on the eye, too. The free Springpad app integrates with your iPad to let you seamlessly save all the stuff you think is worth noting to a series of notepads. You can also tag entries, which gives you multiple ways to find things. It’s a great organizational tool!

Dragon Dictate

Ever needed to take notes on the fly and then have them transcribed? Click to continue reading…

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Top 5 TV Shows about College Life



Fire up your LCD TV, your laptop, or your favorite tablet and get to watching some of the best TV shows (past and present) portraying the happiest and sometimes the most volatile period of a young person’s life. Here are the top five TV shows about college living:

Undeclared

Remember how depressed you were when Judd Apatow’s hilarious take on a gang of high school and middle school students in the 1980s (Freaks and Geeks) got cancelled after just one glorious season? Sadly, the exact same thing happened with his hilarious take on college life. According to Apatow, the only problem was that the show portrayed college life more or less truthfully, with sex, drugs, and drinking – a tough sell for network TV, but it sure made for one great show.

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