What was showcased at VidCon 2015? Find out here!

You know what a big deal digital video is. You also know how important a social platform like YouTube is to digital video. Finally, you probably know about VidCon, a conference devoted to all things digital video.

Find out what you missed at VidCon 2015. (Credit: VidCon.com)

Find out what you missed at VidCon 2015. (Credit: VidCon.com)

Odds are your parents and anyone born before the 1990s has no idea. And boy, are they missing out. But Facebook may soon be changing all of that. Read more

Best astronomy apps for stargazing over summer break

It’s summer break, and you see a flash across the sky. A shooting star! But what if you’re not satisfied with just wishing? I love being able to identify exactly what I’m looking at in the summer sky, and I’ve always wanted to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower, an annual August astronomical event, as it happens. I’m determined to make this year my year.

Use one of many astronomy apps to view astronomical events including the Perseid Meteor Shower. (Credit: Kim MyoungSung)

Use one of many astronomy apps to view astronomical events including the Perseid Meteor Shower. (Credit: Kim MyoungSung)

A few weeks ago I found out that my alma mater now has an astronomy club on campus, but without access to an observatory or even a quality telescope, I’m going to have to rely on the best astronomy apps I can find for my phone. Here’s my advice for doing some amateur astronomy over your summer break. Read more

How to keep in touch with friends

The unfortunate reality in life is that you will come to a point where you are no longer minutes away from your friends. BUT DON’T WORRY! This doesn’t mean you’ll never hear or see from them again.

There are so many ways to keep in touch so you won’t miss a thing. Read more

How to be more confident

Self esteem. Self confidence. The ideas may be almost interchangeable, but possessing these qualities is another matter altogether. No matter how confident you think someone is (or they say they are), we all have moments of doubt and wish we knew how to be more confident.

Learn how to present yourself with a cool and confident attitude. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

Learn how to present yourself with a cool and confident attitude. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

I’m a big fan of the “fake it till you make it” strategy, but read on for even more life hacks and lifestyle tips that can give you the boost you need. Read more

What college students should know about e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes or e-cigs, simulate the act of smoking tobacco by producing a flavored vapor that has the look and feel of tobacco smoke. Many college students and adolescents are choosing e-cigarettes thinking that they are safer than tobacco. But that is not the case.

There are many facts you should know about e-cigarettes. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

There are many facts you should know about e-cigarettes. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

As a nicotine delivery system, e-cigarettes have fewer toxic chemicals than burning tobacco, but there are still e-cig health risks. Here is some stuff you should know about e-cigarettes. Read more

Importance of ethnic diversity on college campus

Cultural and ethnic diversity on college campus provides college students a range of viewpoints and experiences from which to shape their academic and social lives.

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

More and more colleges are striving to provide cultural diversity not only in their student body, but also faculty and staff and college admissions. Read more

Big trends in the app world—a cheat sheet for the most popular

Back in the dark ages, or at least before 2007 and the introduction of the iPhone, smartphones didn’t exist. And if you mentioned an app, people probably assumed you wanted an appetizer.

Which app is your favorite? (Credit: Forbes)

Which app is your favorite? (Credit: Forbes)

In the U.S. today, we all use so many apps that you need a cheat sheet to rank the most popular. So here’s a list of the big trends. Is there an app for that? Read more

Jerry Seinfeld thinks college students are too politically correct

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld started a flap about standup comedy when he appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on June 8, 2015. Seinfeld, who became a sensation in the 90s with his own TV show, stated that he would no longer do gigs on college campuses because college students have become too politically correct (PC).

Do you think college students are too politically correct? (Credit: Consequence of Sound)

Do you think college students are too politically correct? (Credit: Consequence of Sound)

His remarks were surprising because Seinfeld is one of the least controversial comedians. So it’s got to make you ask, are college students too politically correct for comedy? Read more

Health news on campus—What’s affecting today’s college students

No two ways about it, getting sick sucks. But for today’s college students, the top health issues aren’t always colds and flus. In fact, on campus many are feeling anxious.

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

As a result, anxiety has overtaken depression as the biggest concern for college students according to the latest health news. Read more

Ideas for your summer break hair care routine

Summer break means lots of fun in the sun, swimming and other outdoor activities. But wind, sun and chlorine in swimming pools can really damage your hair. One solution is to just cut it short and forget about it.

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

But if you’re like me and like longer hair styles, you need a hair care routine to help you maintain healthy hair all summer long. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to take care of your hair this summer. Read more