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6 Of The Best TVs For College Students

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Most times, you may enjoy watching videos on your laptop or smartphone. But there are certain movies that can’t be watched on those tiny screens. Or maybe sometimes you want to bust some stress with a video game party after mid-terms or finals. For those times, you need a TV in your room. We’ve found …
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6 of the Best Desks for College Students

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The best study sessions require the right tools and environment. Key in any student’s study toolkit is a good, solid desk. Every college student needs a good desk to study at and store their school supplies. We’ve rounded up six of the best desks for high school and college students.  Industrial Style Folding Desk by …
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Why Is It Important To Know My Dream Job’s Projected Growth Rate? 

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While researching information about your dream career, have you considered looking into its projected job growth rate? This is one aspect that many students often overlook. If you’re one of those, it’s time to know a little more about the projected growth rate and its importance. What is Projected Growth? A job’s projected growth estimates …
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If College Acceptance Rates Are Low, Should I Bother Applying To That School?

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Acceptance rates are one of many factors you’ll consider when creating a list of potential colleges. Schools with higher acceptance rates are easier to get into than colleges with lower acceptance rates. Does it mean you should only apply to a college with high rates? What happens if the college you’re interested in has a …
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6 Interesting Gifts for Engineering Majors

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Engineering majors are the future builders, designers, and makers that the world desperately needs. Given the demand for engineers of all kinds, it’s no surprise that it’s a very popular major and profession. Reward someone’s hard work with these 6 great gifts for engineers or engineering majors.  3D Wooden Puzzle by Sharp Brain Zone Comes …
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6 Pencil Cases for College Students

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There’s no symbol that personifies learning and school quite like the humble pencil. It’s a staple of back to school shopping lists everywhere. Even with laptops being so popular with note-taking, it’s always ideal to carry around some pens and pencils with you to class. And if you want to keep things organized, you’re going …
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5 Things to Inspire Staying Healthy in College

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New year, new you. That’s a common phrase come January 1st, but it can also apply to a school year. Many incoming college freshmen resolve to make their first year the year to reinvent themselves. Very often, a healthy lifestyle tops the list of things they resolve to do. Of course, it’s always easier said …
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How Do You Know If You’re An Independent College Student?

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College is certainly a time of growing independence. Many college students would consider themselves independent, in charge of their own day to day tasks and responsibilities. But independent and dependent mean other things in the college world, especially when it comes to financial matters. When filling the FAFSA, you will need to state whether you’re …
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