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Shark Week’s Megalodon and Sharknado are fake, but are shark attacks increasing?

SharknadoUnless you were living under a rock, it was hard to escape the onslaught of shark news this summer, between the Discovery Channel’s latest foray to beef up their now infamous “Shark Week,” Megalodon, and SyFy’s Sharknado. While both efforts were fake, many continue to question whether or not shark attacks are increasing.

The truth about a “sharknado”

While both shows—Megalodon and Sharknado—garnered a lot of attention, the campiness of disaster flick Sharknado, in which a freak storm causes man-eating sharks to infest Los Angeles inside waterspouts, seems to have really captured the collective imagination. So could such a thing as a sharknado actually happen? According to the experts writing at the blog Deep Sea News, the answer to whether or not Megalodon exists is a resounding no, however science has yet to fully disprove the possibility of a sharknado. Read more

Top apps for back to school — educational, organizational or just plain fun

Back to school apps

Which back-to-school apps are you downloading? (Photo credit: dougbelshaw)

Whether a new semester is just starting or you are already in the thick of your course load, odds are you could use a little help staying on top of your classes, as well as getting organized. The magical world of apps is here to help you. It is estimated that about 300 apps are created EVERY DAY. While we wouldn’t dream of going back to the dark ages before apps (shudder!), it can be challenging to shift through all of available options. So what are the top apps every college students needs before heading back to school? Here are your best bests—for educational or organizational purposes, as well as a few apps that are just plain fun. Because all work and no play… Read more

Schlock rules: Summer 2013 movies to help you beat the heat

From left to right on stage: Hugh Jackman, Rya...

From left to right on stage: Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Liev Schreiber, Lynn Collins, and will.i.am at the X-Men Origins: Wolverine premiere in Tempe, Arizona.

Summer is traditionally the time for schlock movies to abound. Whether it’s horror, action or high tech effects, summer 2013 movies are sure to fill the bill for everyone. Most viewers are looking for harmless fun and entertainment. Some are merely looking to beat the heat with industrial strength air conditioning. Here are a few of the movies that are coming your way. Read more

College student budget: Tips on finding cheap entertainment ideas both on and off campus

Inexpensive entertainmentThe idea of going to a concert or performance on a college student budget isn’t terribly appealing! You probably have a laundry list of shows you’d love to check out, but it’s a luxury that (you think) you just can’t afford. With a little know-how though, you can fit culture into your life without burning a hole in your pocket. Cheap entertainment ideas can be found both on and off campus — it’s just up to you to go out there and find it! Follow these tips and you may not ever have to pay full price again — that is, until you graduate.

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