20 Jaw-Dropping Time Lapse Videos To Inspire You Back Into Action

Sometimes the daily routines of our lives cause us to slip into a half-contented state, devoid of any real progress. Dreams, challenges, and struggles give way to familiar surroundings and times that are “good”, yet unchanging and unfulfilling.

I’ve been in that spot many times before. One of my core values is to always be progressing, challenging myself to experience new things and to achieve more; yet, sometimes I’ll reach a point when I haven’t done anything truly awesome in a while, and I’ll feel stuck in a rut.

At those times, I have plenty of things I want to do – but no motivation to actually do them. I start to doubt myself. The process seems too long for the payoff. Other things need to be done first; things that are much less fun, and require even more willpower to get done. Things that should be habits, but aren’t yet.

But then I’ll see something truly inspiring; something that socks me in the gut and gets me fired up again. Maybe it’s a guy walking across the entire U.S.A. Or it’s a girl who taught herself to dance in a year. Or it’s seeing a close friend work on his own awesome project.

Often it’s simply the beauty of the Earth and the cities we’ve built on it that can inspire me to get back to work and to challenge myself more.

Of course, I can and do go for walks and stare up at the stars at night. Traveling to a new place is even more effective.

However, watching the art other people create through film and photography can be just as effective. One of my favorite methods of documenting nature is time-lapse photography, and I’ve been scouring Vimeo for these types of videos for years.

Today I’d like to share a collection of 20 time-lapse videos that never fail to inspire me back into action. Read More…

3 Works Of Fan Fiction That Are Actually Worth Reading

I have a horrible secret to tell you guys. I was going to write some clever introduction that would possibly lessen your inevitable horror-driven recoil, and possibly even lessen the chance that you’ll hate me forever, but that seems unlikely to work. So I’m just going to divulge it now.

I read fan fiction.

Alright. Secret’s out…. huh. I seem to have the same amount of Facebook friends. Maybe this wasn’t the worst idea ever after all…

Fan fiction gets a pretty bad rap, and honestly, it’s quite deserved. Most fanfic these days is nothing more than the wishful writings of teenage girls who have nothing better to do than “ship” their favorite characters together. Anyone up for 200,000 words on Katara and Zuko’s wedding and subsequent sexual exploits? Shoot me now.

What little fanfic that isn’t unrealistic shipping attempts is either poorly written, poorly edited, or both. It’s all worthless trash, and any time spent reading it is a disservice to real authors who actually take the time to build their own universes.

…or is it? Read More…

Seriously, This Hipster Thing Has Gone Too Far

Lately I’ve seen that several blogs I follow are publishing articles about hipsters. While I’m generally annoyed by the whole hipster thing (especially since I think Chuck Taylors and glasses are fashionable by themselves), this is just too much. It’s like my fellow bloggers are drinking some kind of invisible Kool-Aid, rendering them unable to see the irony about hipsters that most of us can see. So I’m gonna rant about it. Here we go. Read More…

Just ‘Cause: A Quick Review Of My New Arcade Stick

Ok, so here’s the deal.

I spent a good two hours today working on a legit article – in fact, it’s an article the like of which has never been seen here at College Info Geek. It’s so monumentally stupendous, so grande in scope, so audacious, that you’ll literally poop a chicken when you witness its glory. However, it’s taking a while to write. Therefore, I won’t be able to post it today like I had originally planned. Read More…

13 Hilarious Videos To Help Curb Finals Stress

Finals week. It’s here. It’s probably beating you down like an angry chimp wielding a pineapple.

Regardless of how well you’re doing with your tests and your study load, you’re probably just a bit more stressed this week than you are during most others. So, to help somewhat alleviate this stress, I’ve put together this list of videos that I think are hilarious. Read More…

Shopping for College: The Holiday Edition

We’ve all had busy semesters, and we’ve all been going about our classes, extracurriculars, and social life, when—BAM—it hits you. Not only is it finals time, but it’s Christmas. Or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or [insert other winter holiday here]. In any case, regardless of what you celebrate, it’s gift-giving time. And you’re a broke college student that doesn’t have time to get presents (not to mention you totally forgot about all this after Thanksgiving, when you could have shopped for all of this on Black Friday). Now there’s only two weeks left and you’re hearing your friends say that they’ve already bought your presents… so what do you do? Read More…

No-Shave November Tribute: The 5 Greatest Mustaches Ever

Ah, yes. November. Today marks the day that bros everywhere absolve themselves from proper hygiene in order to participate in the greatest of all manly traditions: No-Shave November.

They’re putting away the razors and hoping, praying, and begging for this to be the year those patchy spots go away – the year they’ll finally be able to grow a beard that’s, well… beard-tacular. However, we must not let the beard hog the spotlight; it’s younger and arguably suaver brother, the mustache, is just as deserving of respect.

Mustaches are a monument to manliness. Indeed, if you grow one, your testosterone will actually increase by more than an insubstantial margin. Read More…

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

He breathed hard and leaned against the side of the banister. Blood smeared the cold metal, and he knew he was not long for this world…not in this form anyway. He had watched his entire family, and all of his friends disappear, lost. They were gone forever, and he could do nothing to stop it, but that doesn’t matter now. Escaping matters keep running, keep hiding. Death was inevitable, but he was not ready, not for this. However, on this day, Jason did not have a choice. Jason was wounded, tired, and on the verge of shock. Then they came. Walkers, the living dead, stinkers, whatever names you gave for them, they are what they are. Zombies!

The Apocalypse is coming. Don’t be like Jason. Read More…

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