Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 2 3

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 2
In part one of the “Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets” series, I covered the first three “gadgets”: email, cell phones, and Twitter.  Today, I will explain three more pieces of technology that can build your productivity… or destroy it. 4.  PDA’s Pros Personal Digital Assistants can be very helpful for college students.  Because of their ...

Happy Independence Day!

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. ~ John Adams, July ...

10 Meaningful Ways To Be Patriotic This July 4th 1

10 Meaningful Ways To Be Patriotic This July 4th
On the Fourth of July, many people spend hundreds of dollars on foreign-made flags, shirts, whistles, and other things that latter get dumped into our landfills!  Unfortunately, this version of “patriotism”, although expensive, has no long-lasting benefits.  Instead, try to find ways to be patriotic that will benefit others.  To help you with that goal, ...

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 1 4

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 1
In the Technology Age, hundreds of different electronic “gizmos” scramble for our attention.  Ranging from voice transmitters (cell phones) to hand-held to-do lists (PDA’s) this technological equipment can be helpful… or destructive.  While proper use of this technology can save hours of your time, improper use can waste hours of your time.  In particular, I ...

4 Reasons To Never Join Twitter 1

4 Reasons To Never Join Twitter
This is part two of my series about Twitter, a micro-blogging/social networking service.  In my first post, I explained ten ways in which Twitter can help college students excel in school.  For instance, the 140 character per update limit can help you learn to write concisely.  Today’s post, however, takes the opposite approach by listing ...

Remember Memorial Day!

Before you bring out you BBQ or go visit your friends, take a moment to remember those who have died for our country. Write a letter to the relatives of one of our nation’s fallen soldiers. Read the biography of one of our soldiers. Because these soldiers have sacrificed their lives, we can live ours ...

Why Every Student Should Join Twitter Immediately! 5

Why Every Student Should Join Twitter Immediately!
Did you know that Twitter is the fastest growing social network? I have personally been on Twitter for just over a year now (@NateDesmond).  During this time, I have seen many pros and cons of Twitter use.  To help college students decide whether or not to join Twitter, I have decided to write two articles: ...

Did You Bring Home the Swine Flu? 2

Did You Bring Home the Swine Flu?
[Important: Read the disclaimer at the bottom of this post!] If you spent your 2009 spring break vacation in Mexico, you might have brought the swine flu back with you.  In fact, eight students who attend St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York did get the swine flu after spending spring break in Cancun, ...