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It's the final week of our Choose Your Summer Adventure Sweepstakes (Sweepstakes Has Ended), and we've got vacation on the brain. Whether you're ready to book it on the next flight across the sea or road trip across the country, have no fear - you can still have the vacation you deserve with some savvy inside information from the travel experts.

Mom's great and she deserves ALL THE THINGS. But you're broke. Like, so broke you have those little moths flying out of your wallet like in the cartoons. So we've compiled some nifty, thrifty ways to show you care without a ton of money.

Talent, experience, academic ability -- all of these traits are important factors in acquiring and keeping your job. But what is the surprise factor that they don't talk about in Career Centers and college classes? Your EQ: Emotional intelligence.

<img class="alignright wp-image-2772" src="https://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/leprechaun-cat.jpg?w=210" alt="7 Lucky Looks for St. Paddy's Day" width="167" height="239" /> St. Patrick's Day will be here before you know it. Instead of wearing green socks like you did last year, show off your Irish side with some fashionably fun accessories. Don't worry, we've found some easy ways to go green. From college-themed green garb to a lucky rainbow look, here are 7 outfit ideas to take your St. Patrick's Day from boring to blarney -- because everyone is a wee bit Irish on St. Paddy's Day! &nbsp; &nbsp;

How long do you estimate the average college freshman can read their book/notes and be effectively learning? 4-5 hours? 1 hour? 25 minutes? 5 minutes? That's the question Marty Lobdell starts his Study Less Study Smart seminar with. According to Lobdell, the prime study time is 25 minutes. After that, you're just wasting your time staring at random strings of words and not retaining any of it.

After getting backlash from both Democrats and Republicans to Obama's 529 tax plan that would tax college savings—a luxury that's attributed to the wealthier class—Obama has decided to scrap the plan that would help the lower and middle-income students pay for college.

Confidence is great for many a thing. Like when you're working up the nerve to ask the cute person at the bar to dance, or when you're about to give a speech to a room of your peers. But overconfidence is best avoided, especially when mixed with ignorance.

Ah, the start of the term, when countless shiny new textbooks are traded to college students in exchange for an arm and a leg. Meanwhile, last term's books are being sold back for what seems like pennies on the dollar. It's amazing how frequently textbooks get "updated" to new editions and seem to depreciate overnight. What then happens to all the old editions? They magically transform into some of the greatest bargains of our time!

I'm sure you've seen headlines and read blogs telling you to hit the gym before you hit the books. Not only is it great for your overall health, but exercise also boosts your brainpower too. Besides giving you an energy rush, exercise has been proven to improve attention span and your ability to process information faster.

The average American spends 13 hours a week playing video games. What great things might we achieve if all that collective time was directed toward something productive? But before we discount the value of video games, we must ask ourselves what makes them so incredibly engaging and captivating.

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