Somebody That I Used To Know – Goat Version

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The Day the Earth Stopped Masturbating Trailer [Friday Funnies]

Would you stop masturbating?

For those that haven’t seen it, they the basic concept from Death Note.

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Boundless – Open Source Free Textbooks?

A new website has popped up offering an alternative to buying ridiculously expensive college textbooks, completely free. Boundless takes content from all over the Internet (i.e., mostly Wikipedia) and organizes it into chapters based on your textbook’s subject. You just let them know what textbook you need for class and they will create an alternative free version with the same subjects. It won’t be perfect and it won’t have exactly the same information, but it is free and easy to use.

Also included for free are even shorter cliff notes on each chapter, flash cards, ability for you to take notes, quizzes to test your knowledge, and custom study guides.

After two semesters, I quickly learned that textbooks were over-rated and stopped buying them all together, opting instead to go to class and take notes. Having a supplement like Boundless would have helped a lot. It is worth checking out and I hope to see more services like this in the future.

I’m only left with one question: How are they going to make money off of this? Until then, it seems like an awesome service, so go check them out!

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The Differences Between Community Colleges, Private Colleges, and Public Colleges

If you wish to pursue a higher education, then congratulations are in order! You are making a very positive step toward becoming an independent, educated, and more financially secure person. It is important to keep in mind, however, that there are a lot of choices in terms of schools, choices that you must consider carefully in order to end up with the right educational fit. Whether you want to go to school online or traditionally, you will most likely be faced with the choice between a community college or a traditional private or public college or university.

Associate’s Vs. Bachelor’s Degree

Associate’s degrees, which will take approximately two years to complete, are typically earned from a community college or from a trade or technical school. These degrees qualify you to start at an entry level position within your chosen field or, in some cases, to provide you with all of the certification and/or training that you need to begin work.

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Different Types of Student Loans

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Paying for college can be a real challenge. The price of attending a college or university can be daunting for some people, especially since tuition rates are steadily rising.

If you happen to be faced with a hefty price tag that you’re not sure you can afford, don’t give up hope. College is a possibility for every person willing to seek out financial aid and other options that can help to pay for college. Fortunately, when there are still costs that you can’t cover, you can apply for a student loan.

Student loans come in many different forms and understanding your options can prove difficult. With a little time and patience, you can come to an understanding of student loan options and make the choice that’s the best fit for you and your future. Click to continue reading…