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<a href="http://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/istock_000011106099small.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1940" src="http://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/istock_000011106099small.jpg?w=200" alt="iStock_000011106099Small" width="200" height="300" /></a>The good news is that people your age are <a href="http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/">over twice as likely to keep their new year's resolutions</a> than people your parents' age. The bad news is that the majority of college students will still fall short. So what makes these resolutions seem so easy on January 1st and so hard on January 2nd? Here are the five biggest mistakes you can make when setting a resolution: <h2>1. You have a goal but not a plan.</h2> <blockquote>"I want to lose weight."</blockquote> This might be the most frequent resolution, and I'm willing to bet it's the most likely to fail as well. The problem is that losing weight is a great objective, but it's not very meaningful as a resolution if you're not focusing on <em>how </em>you can lose weight.

Every once in awhile a final comes around that just plain kicks you in the butt, no matter how long you've prepared or hard you've studied. Here are the Bookbyte team's worst finals experiences.

[caption id="attachment_1915" align="alignright" width="300"]<img class="size-medium wp-image-1915" src="http://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/sympathy_fry.jpg?w=300" alt="via Memebase" width="300" height="224" /> via <a href="http://memebase.cheezburger.com/tag/sympathy">Memebase</a>[/caption] You don't really "Like" everything your friends post on Facebook. Whether it's a commemoration of a recently deceased pet, a "_____ is now single" relationship update, or something that enrages your inner activist, there's plenty of potential interaction on social networks that isn't built into the native application. You might have heard the rumor that Facebook may be<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-considers-39-sympathize-39-button-054124809.html"> adding a "sympathize" button</a> for these sorts of situations. I'm here to tell you that, while weirder things have certainly happened, I wouldn't hold my breath for this new feature anytime soon. Why?

Back in the summer, the Oregon State Legislature agreed to a plan that would allow students to attend public universities and community colleges for free. In return, the student agrees to pay a small percent of his or her income after graduation.

How is doing research for a paper like procrastinating? Both existed before the internet, but now you can do them both so much faster.

A question of much debate triggering professors and students alike. Can we find a middle ground or is there truly a 'right' way to test?

There's a problem that always seems to be at the root of the debate over education policy: When do we standardize and when do we personalize? If we don't standardize enough, there's no guarantee that everyone will receive the same opportunities and the same basic education.

As the provisions in the Affordable Care Act start rolling out, the state of Colorado decided to spread awareness with one of the most confusing ad campaigns I've ever seen. <a href="http://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/keg_stand.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1853" src="http://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/keg_stand.jpg?w=540" alt="keg_stand" width="540" height="540" /></a> Let's catalog this ad's many crimes against humanity:

Every year, there are a handful of costumes (usually something topical) that dominate Halloween. This is especially true in college, where the resources you have to throw together a decent costume are usually pretty limited. Here's our list of ten costumes, for Halloween 2013, you're basically guaranteed to see walking around this year, ranked on the Heath Ledger as Joker Terrifying Scale.

According to an article published in the science journal Nature, scientists from MIT and Harvard have managed to observe light photons as particles. That means that while light doesn't really have matter or mass in the way we normally understand it, it can still ...

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