Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs (With Majors and Certifications Needed)

*Updated post name to satisfy Literalist*

Looking for a college major that pays the big bucks, well you better be ready for the long haul according to a recent article by CNBC on "The Top Paying Jobs of 2010". Four out of the five top paying jobs in 2010 are in the medical field and require a doctorate degree.

Here is a list of the top 5 highest paying jobs in 2010 provided by CNBC with a link to information about what majors/degrees and certifications are needed in order to start working in that field.

5. Obstetricians & Gynecologist

Average annual salary: $204,470

Job details : Specialize in women’s health; treat and prevent disease related to pregnancy and the reproductive system.

Majors/Degrees Needed: Click

4. Orthodontists

Average annual salary: $206,190

Job details: Apply braces or retainers to straighten patient’s teeth.

Majors/Degrees NeededClick

Monday, August 30, 2010

Top 5 "Budget" Beers For A Poor College Kid

5. Busch Light

If your looking for cheap beer in bulk, Busch Light is usually the way to go. The only problem is that it tastes like watered down urine with bubbles in it! (not that I know what urine tastes like, I'm only assuming). In most cases it should be considered only as a last resort, but when you need a lot of beer cheap, it's probably the only option (which explains its ridiculous popularity in the college community)

4. "40oz To Freedom"

When your on a budget and looking to party, a good ol' 40 is a great option. They're usually no more than 2 or 3 bucks and you get a little over 3-12oz cans worth of beer in each. The only draw back to drinking this way is that if your only looking to have one or two beers, all that other beer goes to waste (along with your money), and nobody wants that :..(.  

3. Coors Light

I know that this is not per se a "Budget" Beer, but when compared to the expensive as hell craft beers out there (that I love by the way though), it has sort of become one. Coors Light has to be one of my favorite stand by beers when I want something thats not going to fill me up, but still has a little bit of flavor for a "light" lager. Definitely recommend this beer for those who have a little more cash to spare.

Friday, August 27, 2010

How To Make PJ

Every college kid needs to know how to throw a party and what's a party without, Drinks!

So, in order to educate you in the ways of drink making, and in turn increase your party throwing skills, I have written simple instructions on how to make a old college favorite, PJ. So drink responsibly enough not to do anything stupid and enjoy!!

Things You Will Need:
  • 1 Gallon of Everclear
  • 3 to 4 Gallons of Hawaiian Punch
  • Assorted Fruits
    • Oranges
    • Pineapples
    • Apples
    • Grapes
  • Large Cooler(s)
  • Large Bag(s) of Ice


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Top 5 Ways To Suck Up To Your Professor

5. Sit In The Front

You should be the little girl in the yellow dress
This one is pretty self explanatory. You sit in the front, the professor sees and remembers you. You sit in the back with your computer open, they never even know you were there. Furthermore, every professor is automatically thinking that all the slackers of the class are going to sit in the back, so in order to steer clear of that stereotype, your going to want to sit as close to the front as possible .

4. Answer Every Question

You may not make many friends doing this, but you gotta do what you gotta do. The next time that deafening silence blankets the classroom right after a question is asked, chime in with an answer to save the day. Even if your unsure that your answer is correct, the professor will see your trying effort as you at least "attempting" to learn the material and better yourself in the class.

3. Go To Their Office Regularly

Going by your professors office lets them know you care. For some reason meeting with them three hours a week just isn't enough; so suck it up and make a little time between classes to go by and ask questions about something relevant to the class. Just make sure you have something to talk about before going in because don't want to look like a creeper just standing there with nothing to say.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Get The Most Out Of Your Caffeine During Exam Time!

Scienceblogs.com has come up with 5 ways to help you get the most out of all that caffeine you'll be drinking when exam time comes around. Here is a little summary of the article which you can check out in full HERE
1) Consume in small, frequent amounts.
Between 20-200mg per hour may be an optimal dose for cognitive function...
2) Play to your cognitive strengths while wired.
Caffeine may increase the speed with which you work, may decrease attentional lapses, and may even benefit recall - but is less likely to benefit more complex cognitive functions, and may even hurt others. Plan accordingly (and preferably prior to consuming caffeine!)...
3) Play to caffeine's strengths.
Caffeine's effects can be maximized or minimized depending on what else is in your system at the time.
The beneficial effects of caffeine may be most pronounced in conjunction with sugar. For example, one factor analytic study has shown caffeine-glucose cocktails provide benefits to cognition not seen with either alone...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How To Do Laundry in 10 Easy Steps


Step 1.

Separate your clothes into piles of light colors, dark colors and whites (sometimes there is not enough whites to make a full load, if not just throwing them in with the lights should be fine).

Step 2.

On the washing machine, select both a temperature setting based on the color and type of clothes you are washing, as well as a load size setting based on the amount of clothes you are washing. Most clothes say on the tag at what temperature they should be washed at, but if you are unsure, washing them on "Cold Cold" should be your safest bet.

Step 3.

Next we need to select the type of wash. Most machines label these Regular, Delicate/Knits or Perm Press. You should also base the type of setting chose on the type of clothes you are washing as you did in the earlier step. To be quite honest, I have never used any other setting besides Regular when doing my laundry and they come out just fine, so don't stress too hard if you're unsure. After selecting the type, proceed to start the washing machine. Most washers require you to press the turn dial in before being able to move it to the desired setting and then pulled back out again when that setting is selected to start.

Quick Note: If your washing whites and wish to use bleach, this would be a good time to add that, if you haven't done so already, into the container that is usually labeled "Bleach Only" on the washer.

Step 4.

Wait a few minutes to let the water rise in the machine, and then start adding whatever type of detergent you are using (powder, liquid, etc.) in the proper amount according to again, to the amount of clothes being washed. When the water starts to become sudsy, then start adding your clothes.

Monday, August 23, 2010

How To Make Proper Ramen Noodles

Being that this is the first post on this blog dedicated to helping people survive college, the first thing any organism needs in order to survive is, of course, FOOD. And what better food for a broke college kid than Ramen noodles?

Here I have outlined the proper way to prepare Ramen noodles in both the microwave and on the stove top. After your done reading this you'll be able to stop those pesky noises coming from your stomach and finally stave off that whole hunger thing that's been bothering you ever since moving away from your mother, who cooked for you all the time. You can thank me later.

Let's begin....

Stovetop Instructions:
  1. Heat at least two cups of water in a small sauce pan until it comes to a boil and then dump the noodles in.
    • I've seen the preparation of the noodles before putting them in the pan done a variety of ways:
      • Breaking the noodles apart into to halves.
      • Crunching the noodles still in the packaged to make many little individual noodles.
      • Keeping the noodles whole and dumping the entire thing in the pot so that the they are long and connected.
  2. After at least 3 minutes of cooking, remove the Ramen from the heat and drain the excess water leaving a little to help mix the seasoning...