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Popular Magazines for College Students


Whether you prefer to read yours on your kindle or you like reading the physical copy, there’s something awesome about picking up a new issue of your favorite magazine! Here’s a list of popular magazines that interest college students. Stay up with the latest fashion, health and entertainment news to stay sane in between classes, midterms and finals!

Teen Vogue


Teen Vogue magazine has great ideas for back to school shopping and dorm room decorating. The magazine also has the latest fashion trends and stores to find the latest styles with ensembles. If you need help finding your own style, Teen Vogue helps you discover the latest fashion ideas and collections for each season. There are also beauty tips included in the magazine and the latest celebrity styles.



Vogue magazine has the latest information on high fashion. The magazine gives insight on the culture, the latest beauty trends, and the season’s best styles. If you are looking for a classic look, Vogue has the best styles. The latest information on movies, books, and theatre is included in Vogue. There is information on parties, travel, homes, and weddings. You can also copy these styles with the help of other magazines that include stores that have the latest imitation of these high fashion trends at the best prices. You can go to class in style by finding the best styles in Vogue.



InStyle magazine has all of the best fashion, beauty, celebrity, hair, culture, and how to’s. The fashion section of the magazine has everything you need to know about the latest clothing, bags, jewelry, shoes, and the latest runway looks. The magazine includes the latest celebrity news and fashion trends. There is a Hollywood makeover, wedding beauty, and star couples. You can learn how to style your hair with tips. There is a how to section on pony tails, bangs, updos, pixies, and celebrity hair styles. There are also tips on how to style curly, wavy, long, medium, and short hair styles. Different hair styles, textures, and lengths require different methods of hair care. There is also information on health and fitness, nails, skin, and make-up ideas. Also there is also the latest information on books, movies, tv shows, and social media. Also there are great recipes included in the magazine. There is also information on home and decorating.



Self has the latest health and fitness information. You can learn to make the healthiest recipes for an on the go schedule as a college student. The recipes are usually fast and easy to make. There is also information on exercise techniques that help you relieve stress and stay fit. Some of the exercises do not take that much time from your busy schedule. The magazine also the latest beauty and fashion trends included in the magazine.

Must Have Apps for College Students

Got a Smartphone?  It seems like this line has replaced the old Got Milk? phrase.  Although iPhones and Driods and other smartphones have had a bad rep when it comes to their effect on education, there are ways to put your phone to good use in the classroom and library.

Since all college students seem to be on a budget of some sort, I will narrow the list of best apps to have in college (to use productively) by only sharing the free apps.

gFlash+ Flashcards and Tests: This has been named the best free flashcard app! Instead of carrying around big stacks of flashcards, they can all be on your phone.  Yes, those thick clumps of flashcards do make you look smart, but so do a pair of non-prescription glasses.  Plus, this app will gain you hipster points as it is an eco-friendly alternative to using all those index cards and ink.  This app will not only let you create and edit your flashcards, but you can download information from a Google Docs Spreadsheet, add images and sound clips, track your improvement and more.

College getting expensive?  Interested in topics other than your major/minor but have no time to fit them into your schedule?  iTunes U provides full access to free courses created by top notch professors at real universities.  Even Ivy League quality courses are available.  This app gives you access to audio, video, books, documents, presentations… all of the course materials.  Just don’t get too lost in the app and miss the classes you’ve paid for!

Evernote is a mobile app that works across the iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm Pre and is web sync friendly.  Taking notes has never been easier, but instead of just textual information, add voice, photos, locations and tags.  Using an electronic version of note taking gives you the ability to share information with peers, professors, and friends.

College students have been stereotyped to know nothing about current events and more than enough about pop culture.  Instead of getting into the statistics of how uninformed we are, let’s just start a new trend and make a news source our homepages.  Whether it be CNN, BBC, or Huffington Post, download a free news source app to stay in the know.

So you and your friends are looking to get off campus but you’re not sure where to go.  Download Urbanspoon to see all of the restaurants in the area.  You can narrow your search down by price, distance, and/or type of cuisine.  They are paired with Google Maps to be sure that you do not get lost getting there.  They also provide information about the restaurant such as how many others liked it, the phone number to call for a reservation, etc.

Quick! You have class in ten minutes!  Get up! Get Dressed! Wait, what’s the weather like?  What should I wear?  The Swackett app helps you decide what clothes are weather appropriate for today.  This app reminds me of a mother telling a schoolchild to grab an umbrella or put on a warm coat before rushing out the door.


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Black Friday Cheat Sheet

Since 2005, the Friday after Thanksgiving known as “Black Friday” has been the busiest shopping day of the year in America.  Almost every store, whether they advertize it or not, have major sales on most of their products.  We have been scanning all of the major retailer’s Black Friday ads and we have found our favorites deals for college students! Ready, Set, Shop!


24″ Dynex 1080p HDTV – $79.99

Toshiba Smart Blu-ray Disc Player – $39.99

Toshiba 320GB External Hard Drive – $29.99

Belkin Wireless N Router – $24.99

Canon ELPH 300HS Digital Camera – $149.99


Xbox 360 4GB Game System – $149.99

Xbox Kinect Sensor – $109.99

Playstation 3 160GB Game System – $199.97

Nintendo Wii Bundle – $149.99


Steam Mop – $29.88

Protocol 4-piece Luggage Set – $39.88

Phillipe Richard 20-piece Cookware Set – $19.88

Farberware 17-piece Wave Cutlery Set – $19.88

Pyrex 18-piece Tupperware Set – $14.88


RCA 32″ HDTV with built in DVD Player – $279.99

Panasonic 5.1 channel DVD home theater system – $99.99

Sony DVD Player – $29.99

Fujifilm AV200 Digital Camera – $49.99

Colby 7″ Widescreen LCD Digital Picture Frame – $29.99


Sterling Silver Initial Pendants – $14.99

Norelco 6955X Rotary Electric Razor – $29.99

Fuchsia CHI Air Ceramic Flat Iron – $79.99

Women’s Winter Boots – $19.99

Men’s Graphic Tees – $8.99


Sony Earbuds – Buy 1, Get 1 Free

HP 17.3″ Laptop with 4GB Ram and 500GB Hard Drive – $349.99

Toshiba 1TB Portable External Hard Drive – $79.99

HP Photosmart Wireless e-All-in-One Printer – $59.99

Blackberry Playbook 16GB Tablet – $199.99


Canon Powershot ELPH 100HS with 1080p Video Digital Camera – $129.99

Vivitar DVR 410 Pocket Video Camera – $19.99

Seagate GoFlex Desk 2TB External Hard Drive – $74.99

TomTom XXL 550T GPS – $99.99


50% off all outerwear

Sweaters – $15

Fleece Scarves – $1

Women’s Leggings – $5

Men’s Graphic Tees – $8

Puffy Jackets – $29


Toshiba 15″ Laptop with 3GB RAM and 500GB Hard Drive – $299.99

Logitech Wireless Mouse and Keyboard – $19.99

Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router – $59.99

Nikon 16MP Coolpix Camera – $119.99

Xbox 3604GB with Kinect Sensor – $199.99


Basic Essentials 25-piece Mega Aluminum Non-Stick Set – $29.99

Forecast Barbados 4-piece Luggage Set – $44.99

Zenith 50″ 1080p Plasma TV – $499.99

Garmin 40LM GPS – $99.99


HP Laptop with Intel i7 Processor, 4GB RAM and 640GB Hard Drive – $599.99

Seagate 1.5TB Desktop External Hard Drive – $89.99

Linksys E1000 Wireless Router – $39.99

HP Photosmart Plus Wireless All-in-One Printer – $49.90


Element 40″ 1080p HDTV – $265.00

RCA 9″ Portable DVD Player – $55.00

8GB iPod Touch – $195.00 and receive a $40 Target Gift Card

Farberware 18-piece Non-Stick Cookset – $39.99

George Foreman Jumbo Indoor Grill – $25.00


Phillips Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Home Theater System – $178.00

Magellan 4.7″ RoadMate GPS – $69.00

Sony CyberShot H70 Long-Zoom Digital Camera – $129.00

Bissell PowerForce Bagless Vacuum – $36.00

Shark Electric Steam Mop – $38.00



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