37 Awesome Streaming Music Sites You Should Check Out

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“Dude, you gotta hear this!” This is an often-used statement around here, and I’m usually the one saying it. I’ve been saying it for years. Indeed, my insatiable appetite for discovering new music goes back to my days as a teenager, back when I was rocking a giant CD player shoved in my hoodie pocket. Back then we had no streaming music; the only way to share music with my friends was to physically take the CD over to wherever they were and put it in a stereo. Man, how times have changed. First, we got downloadable MP3’s – we could simply tell a friend to check something out on iTunes, CD Baby, Rhapsody, or whatever. Now, however, it’s an entirely different ball game.

Streaming music websites have revolutionized the way we acquire and listen to our tunes. Read More…

How To Build The Ultimate Hanging Loft Bed

Back in May, I put up a cool little tutorial on how to build a hanging desk. Basically, I attached chains to the four corners of a sturdy board and hung the board off my loft bed.

While it was a pretty simple project, the outcome was pretty cool – all the floor space that would be taken by desk legs is freed up, giving me more room to store things or to stretch out my legs.

Unfortunately, I’m back in school and the standard desk that comes with my room cannot be removed. Therefore, I had to go looking for other ways to free up floor space. Gotta make room for a couch, right? Read More…

Study Music Feature: 50 Killer Album Interludes

Most people consider me to be a metalhead – that is to say, I spend most of my music-listening time pumping post-hardcore and metal bands through my ears. Bands like Memphis May Fire, Underoath, Outline in Color, As I Lay Dying, and Protest the Hero are staples of my musical diet. However, I am not a metalhead by any means, as my taste extends widely to realms untouched by most people and is as diverse as the colors in a McDonald’s ball pit. Case in point – on any given day I might go from Janelle Monae to Looptroop, and then switch over to Fleet Foxes just for a change.

However, it must be said that I do still listen to lots of rock and metal. One thing I’ve noticed about this particular style of music is that it is a breeding ground for interludes. Read More…

How To Build A Hanging Desk In 15 Minutes

My dorm-design philosophy is this: things that touch the floor are bad. Now, while that’s not to say you should attempt to create a Swiss Family Robinson-style treehouse in your room, it’s pretty easy to agree that anything that sits on the floor takes up valuable space that could be used for yoga, stationary cycling, or counting laundered money. Therefore, things like combination refrigerator-microwaves and stackable containers are a godsend to the college student who’s been forced to get in touch with his inner sardine. Read More…

42 College Tips I Learned Freshman Year

When I started college, I was just like any other normal student. My only real concerns were my classes and my part-time job; everything else I did was for fun.

I learned a lot during my freshman year, though, and as I learned I began to focus on more productive things.

Here’s a collection of college tips and bits of info that helped me out a lot.

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