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49er tech tips episode 8: Black Friday preparation

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er tech tips episode 8: Black Friday preparation

With this Black Friday app, planning ahead of time will be a breeze.

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Travel Tuesday: remarkable

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: remarkable

As a 21-year-old college student my mind is always set on the on-set of a very imminent quarter-life crisis. The quote “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable” said by John Green, runs through my mind daily and a fear rises inside my soul that […]

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Motivation Monday: the Polar FT7

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: the Polar FT7

I received a gift on my birthday that would ultimately change the way I exercise. After using the Polar FT7 watch for nearly two months, I have fallen in love with this nifty fitness gadget. I recommend any athlete, gym rat, or newbies to the fitness world to go out and buy one as soon […]

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49er tech tips episode 7: Clementine Music Player

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er tech tips episode 7: Clementine Music Player

Clementine is a music player that aims at providing an all in one music hub. Will it succeed or is it too bitter to handle?

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Travel Tuesday: toil and trouble

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: toil and trouble

Some of us know the history of the night that most people see as the night dominated by fake blood, pumpkins and candy. But with scarecrows, Jack ‘o’ Lanterns and cobwebs everywhere, one of my personal dreams were coming true. I was about to celebrate my very first Halloween ever! Excited couldn’t cover it. In […]

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Motivation Monday: boost your metabolism

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: boost your metabolism

Metabolism is a word we have all heard that word somewhere; perhaps on a talk show, in a health and beauty magazine, read about it in your doctor’s office or in a self-help dieting book. But you may be wondering what exactly is a metabolism? How does it aid in your overall health? And what […]

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49er tech tips episode 6: gaming on Google Chrome

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er tech tips episode 6: gaming on Google Chrome

Take a look at a few gaming favorites that can be played in your Google Chrome browser!

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Motivation Monday: getting fit one beat at a time

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: getting fit one beat at a time

Have you experienced that moment of horror when you arrive at the gym and realized you forgot to bring your MP3 player or headphones? Let’s face it: a workout without music is boring, bland and anything but motivating. This may explain why buildings where people gather to exercise and play sports are typically trembling with […]

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49er tech tips episode 5: FocusWriter

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er tech tips episode 5:  FocusWriter

FocusWriter is an open source writing suite with the goal of providing a distraction-free environment for getting work done. Join us as we take a look at this unique writing program.

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Travel Tuesday: wanderlust

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: wanderlust

This word has become a pop culture reference, a tattoo and so many things that take the significance of the word for granted. The word “wanderlust” is associated with “the desire to travel.” It is that burning in your heart at 2am and you are dreaming about places you have only heard the names of. […]

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49er tech tips episode 4: Google Play Music

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er tech tips episode 4: Google Play Music

Google Play Music is normally seen as a monthly subscription music streaming service called Google Play Music All Access. However, one hidden feature most consumers may not know about is the ability to stream entire libraries of music through the online web player and the mobile app for free.

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Motivation Monday: have a healthy Halloween

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: have a healthy Halloween

With Halloween quickly approaching, the advertisements for candies and sweets have consumed our televisions, computers and social media. For those of us who are watching our weight or trying to live a healthy lifestyle, holidays like Halloween can produce intense food anxiety. By food anxiety, I mean anxiousness, nervousness or irritation caused by thinking about […]

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Travel Tuesday: time flies when you’re having fun

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: time flies when you’re having fun

Time is a really weird concept isn’t it? Einstein said that it all comes down to relativity. He proposed that all of time can be measured in the effect it had on oneself. For instance, putting your hand on a hot stove for a minute will make it seem like an hour, but sitting with […]

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Motivation Monday: staying healthy on a budget

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: staying healthy on a budget

As university students, we are not the most wealthy population in the world. While some students maintain part time jobs or temporary paid-internships, most of us simply go to school. This means money is a factor in our everyday lives. We try to be careful where we spend each and every hard earned dollar, so […]

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Travel Tuesday: fall break

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: fall break

A very prominent change in nature can be noticed during Fall Break. The leaves change color, the weather turns colder and sunbeams become luxuries. Like a few of the trees that I saw over my Fall Break, I have only a few leaves on my bare skeleton. But instead of losing more, I make more. […]

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Motivation Monday: winter weight gain

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: winter weight gain

Now that the air is getting cooler, days are getting shorter and oversized hoodies and sweaters are becoming clothing options again and you may find it increasingly difficult to stick to your health and fitness goals. Instead of abiding by your 6:00 am “gym time” alarm, it is easier to roll over and snuggle back […]

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49er Tech Tips Episode 3: Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er Tech Tips Episode 3: Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

Microsoft announced Windows 10 this past week in San Francisco. Introduced as the successor to Windows 8.1, Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 with a fresh coat of paint. Microsoft released a developer technical preview of Windows 10 a day later for developers and savvy computer users, join us as we take a […]

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Motivation Monday: 49 ways to workout on campus

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: 49 ways to workout on campus

There are plenty of ways to get in a quick workout on campus, even if you have a tight schedule. If you’re commuting, park your car in Lot 6A, then walk to class. Take a jog around parts of campus that you’ve never seen before. Avoid all elevators, take the stairs. Avoid all shuttles, walk […]

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Travel Tuesday: homesick

| September 30, 2014 | 2 Comments
Travel Tuesday: homesick

It has been a little over two months since I have last seen my family, had Rooibos tea and slept in my own bed. I miss it all. There is so much that I would love to share with all of you, but there is just too much to share. So let us start with […]

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Motivation Monday: why so hungry?

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: why so hungry?

Ever wonder why you feel hungry all the time? Does it seem like you eat multiple times a day yet you still feel ravenous? Is your constant hunger wrecking havoc on your weight loss or healthy eating goals? The key to satiety could be a change in the food you eat, as well as your […]

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