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Dorm Room Hacks That'll Improve Your Study Skills

Improve Study Skills Within Your Dorm

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The first semester is up and running. The academic year moves full speed ahead, yet preparing for tests remains a challenge. Can you improve study skills by changing your dorm room? The next time you review classroom material, give these hacks a try. They are simple and fit right into the typical college budget. 1. Use the right lighting to improve study skills. Using natural light is great way to improve your study skills, so start with a room that is well lit. Open up the blinds and position your desk next to the window. Keep things bright but remember...
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FEMA Privacy Incident Discovered During Audit

FEMA Privacy Incident Discovered During Audit

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The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General discovered that FEMA overshared vital personal data with a contractor. Federal Agency Records Officers sent millions of letters to disaster survivors. Each notice informed about the FEMA privacy incident and the ways FEMA is rectifying the situation. FEMA's 2019 data breach In the past, when disaster survivors were unable to return home, FEMA's Transitional Sheltering Assistance program provided hotel accommodations. FEMA would collect and share survivor information with its contractor. This info included banking data to reimburse those affected by natural disasters directly. The problem occurred because FEMA has not activated...
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Should You Invest in a Portable Generator?

Should You Invest in a Portable Generator?

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It doesn't take much to create a power outage. Severe weather, a fallen tree, all of these things can disrupt our electrical services. Would it make sense to invest in a portable generator? Sure, we want our food to stay cold, but is there more to it? How to buy a portable generator To answer this, let's consider a few things. Since a portable generator can cost a few hundred dollars, it's best to research before making a decision. Before you buy, you'll need to understand: - Fuel source- Wattage- Running location- Running time Back-up generators come with a wide...
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Cool and Inexpensive Labor Day Trips

Inexpensive Labor Day Getaways

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If you're lucky enough to have a three-day weekend this holiday, we have some cool ideas for you. With our list of inexpensive Labor Day getaways, all you need is a little suitcase. Are you ready to have one last vacation before the fall season? Keep reading because here we go... Cheap Labor Day Getaways Get the most bang for your buck by combining deals with summer blowouts. While hotels and attractions await the end of their busy season, you can take advantage. Orlando, Florida Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival 2019 starts August 29th. Besides, many airlines lower their...
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How to Handle a Fraudulent Social Security Call

How to Handle a Fraudulent Social Security Call

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Robocallers, telemarketers, and crooks, oh my! The rash of scam phone calls is on the rise. Have you ever experienced a fraudulent Social Security call? If you answered "yes", you're not alone. Several people report receiving a pre-recorded message from the "Social Security Administration." The call attempts to retrieve personal information and/or payment. Similar to email scams, the recording evokes a sense of urgency. It advises callers to act quickly to avoid more penalties. Additionally, a fraudulent Social Security call will usually state that your account has been frozen. Does the Social Security office make phone calls? Beyond the recorded...
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The Drawbacks of Spending Money on Experiences

The Drawbacks of Spending Money on Experiences

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It's a semi-new trend, but everyone is saying it. "You should be spending money on experiences, not things." The hype continues to spread as quickly as last year's flu. That's because minimalism is desirable. Additionally, we want to live our best life. Splurging on experiences, and ditching tons of stuff seems like the way to go. But, what if it's not? Below are a few times when spending money on experiences isn't worth the costs. Experiences vs. possessions The thrill of owning new possessions is taking a slower approach. Society is combating impulse shopping by intentionally owning less. So then,...
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5 College Side Hustles to Make Extra Money

5 College Side Hustles to Make Extra Money

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Students, these days, have a lot of options in regards to making extra money. There are so many choices of different college side hustles, some of which even have support from smartphone apps. With so much availability, which methods do you choose? And, how can you take it to the next level? Continue reading to find out more. Going from college side hustles to running small businesses Believe it or not, many students have evolved their craft of persuing college side hustles. For some freelancing students, what may have started as an amateur assistant gig quickly changed into a multi-level...
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Wet Weather Driving Tips for Improved Safety

Driving In The Rain; Tips for Improved Safety

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Summer is full of rainy moments. All season long, tropical disturbances travel through the South Eastern Region at a very active rate. Still, while all of this is going on, many have to commute to work. Here are some wet weather driving tips for improved safety. The 6 Most Helpful Tips For Driving In The Rain Protecting yourself during a downpour includes both preventative and reactive tips. Continue reading to change the way you handle your rainy day commutes. 1. Do not rush When we rush, we add anxiety. Stress changes our reaction time and our ability to make decisions....
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What Items Do Food Pantries Need Most?

Help Stock Your Local Food Pantry

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No matter where in the country you are located, the local food pantry will need similar items. Food needs to be non-perishable, and it is a requirement across any shelter or food bank. While all donations will benefit a family in need, some contributions are easier to share than others. For example, unpopular canned goods, like squid or sardines, take longer to distribute. Often, families do not know how to use such an exotic item. The items that food pantries need most are the simple, everyday staples. Protein Items such as canned tuna or canned chicken are very versatile. These...
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How to Crush Your College Dorm Supply List Goals

How to Crush Your College Dorm Supply List Goals

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Does your college dorm supply list look 100 miles long? What should you take to school anyways? If you're preparing for another year of academia, then have no fear. We have the simple solutions that you need. Creating a college dorm supply list Not only are students moving into their dorms challenged with homesickness, but they also have to self-manage their resources. Who knew that creating a college dorm supply list would be this complicated? Additionally, even if a student knows what they need to have, they might not be able to pay for it. Most students will need to...
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