Baking banana bread and money with charity: water

For one woman in Mozambique, having access to a borehole has made a huge difference not just in her baking business, but her whole life in general, all made possible by charity: water.

Baking banana bread is easier now through the help of charity: water. (Credit: charity: water)

Baking banana bread is easier now through the help of charity: water. (Credit: charity: water)

Meet Tencia, a 54-year-old single mother, whose husband passed away eight years ago. Since then, her two oldest daughters have gotten married and are gone. She is now left on her own to provide for her three sons. Read more

Yes, it is possible to decrease your cell phone usage

Life without your mobile phone — seems like a pretty grim thought, right? But once upon a time, cell phone usage was only for emergencies, not for every second of the day. Not to sound like mom or dad, but have you ever wondered if maybe you should use your cell phone less, maybe even “break up” for a short period of time?

Is it possible for you to put your cell phone down as you walk? (Credit: Weknowmemes.com)

Is it possible for you to put your cell phone down as you walk? (Credit: Weknowmemes.com)

If you are interested in seeing what life without your mobile phone would be like, read on for some life hacks to help you in your cell phone detox. Read more

DIY tips and tricks for how to do laundry

Unless you are well off enough to be able to buy new clothes instead of having to wash and re-wear yours, how to do laundry is a skill that you need. But don’t despair college students, there are some tips and tricks to help, even if you don’t know a rinse cycle from a spin cycle.

Don't make this mistake while doing laundry. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

Don’t make this mistake while doing laundry. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

Let’s get started with a little laundry DIY, including the best ways to remove a stain that will have you looking (and smelling!) your best. Read more

Show your support for the Pat Tillman Foundation in the 11th Annual Pat’s Run

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. In late April for the past 11 years, the event has been held to commemorate the day that Pat lost his life in Afghanistan.

Support the Pat Tillman Foundation through Pat's Run. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Support the Pat Tillman Foundation through Pat’s Run. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Symbolic of the #42 he wore as an ASU Sun Devil, Pat’s Run is 4.2 miles long, ending on the 42-yard line of Frank Kush Field inside Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. Read more

What to know about the selfie stick ban

Name someone you know who doesn’t love to take pictures of themselves with their smartphones. Think of anyone? Nope? That’s what I thought.

Be careful where you use your selfie stick. (Credit: Sports Illustrated)

Be careful where you use your selfie stick. (Credit: Sports Illustrated)

Have you heard that many summer music festivals, museums and sports stadiums have decided to ban selfie sticks that attach to phones? Before attending any of these destinations, make sure you know whether or not you can bring your selfie stick. Read more

Tips for college students on how to sleep better

A little bit of shuteye never seems so good until you are sleep deprived. The hours we spend at rest may seem like time wasted, but everyone needs that time to keep their bodies working right.

Learn how you can sleep better. (Credit: FunnyMemes.com)

Learn how you can sleep better. (Credit: FunnyMemes.com)

Sleep helps brain function, memory and a whole host of other areas, so establishing and sticking with good sleep habits is a surefire way to improve your health. College students, need some tips for how to sleep better? Read on. Read more

Car care tips for college students

If spring hasn’t come to your neck of the woods, it is on its way. And with the blooming flowers and green grass may come the urge to do a little spring cleaning.

Proper car care will leave your car happy this spring. (Credit: Pinterest)

Proper car care will leave your car happy this spring. (Credit: Pinterest)

While college students may not particularly warm to the idea of dusting and scrubbing and cleaning, some car care tips, just in time for National Car Care Month, are the perfect thing to keep your car happy in the upcoming warm weather. Read more

Latest information on Germanwings airplane crash

The recent airplane crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany was not caused by pilot error. Rather the horrifying tragedy appears to have been intentionally caused by the co-pilot, according to information from the now-recovered black box.

Location of Germanwings plane crash. (Credit: Google)

Location of Germanwings plane crash. (Credit: Google)

Of the 150 passengers and crew on board, there were no survivors when the plane went down in a remote mountain valley in France on March 24, 2015. Read more

Does lifehacking make life better or make you work more?

It was inevitable. Lifehacking, the ingenious little tricks meant to make our life better, has experienced a backlash, with critics arguing that the benefits of lifehacking are nonexistent and in fact, these short cuts actually make us work more.

Does lifehacking really make life easier? (Credit: imgur.com)

Does lifehacking really make life easier? (Credit: imgur.com)

Initially inspired by technology, lifehacking was meant to get things done in a more efficient manner, leaving us with more time to focus on the things and activities that were important to us. But has that noble starting point held true? Read more

2016 presidential election: Who will we see on the ballot?

I always tell myself that this will be the year that I really do my research before heading to my polling station to vote in the presidential election. If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute to do any sort of research on the presidential candidates and you head to your voting location feeling uninformed.

While it may seem early, election season has already begun. (Credit: MemeCenter)

While it may seem early, election season has already begun. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Here’s an early look at who we can expect to see on the ballot for the 2016 presidential election. Read more