Things To Do After Graduation Besides Get A Job

Congratulations! You did it! You’ve finally graduated from college and now the whole world is yours. It’s ripe for the picking. Just kidding, you’re probably screwed. Unless you’re some kind of trust fund baby, but let’s assume that you’re not. The fact is that most college graduates leave school these days with crippling debt and little to no job opportunities to aid in paying them back. Oh well. Don’t worry, not all is lost. While you contemplate the future there are things that you can do to stay busy that won’t necessarily hurt you either.

One of the best pieces of advice that I can give to recent college graduates is to take the GMAT or GRE exam as soon as possible. Do this even if you aren’t planning on going to graduate school any time soon. It’s not like your scores will expire, once you take the exam you don’t ever have to take it again if you’re happy with your score. The reason for taking it as soon as possible after graduation is simple, you’re still in school mode. Your brain is used to studying and taking exams and the longer you wait, the harder it will be. Try and get these out of the way as soon as possible!

Another popular activity for recent college graduates is to travel the world. Definitely! Your financial situation isn’t going anywhere, and the job market will likely be the exact same in a few months, so take some time to see the world. Now understand this, travel does not mean go to Cancun and get drunk on a beach for two months. Rather than waste your time with that you should visit as many different places as possible. Experience new cultures and interact with different people. See the sights, go to museums, and try to learn as much as possible from your travel experiences.

If you’re not looking to go too far from home you can always volunteer locally. No matter what your interests may be there is always a group or organization somewhere that is looking for volunteers like you to help. You can do anything from working with schools, hospitals, environmental groups, animal shelters, municipal bodies, and much more. The possibilities are endless. This is also a great way to test the waters in different lines of work and see what really sparks your interest. Not to mention, volunteer work always looks great on a resume.

Finally, the last thing that all college graduates should do is relax. There is such pressure to start working right after graduation and I have no idea why. You just finished a major chapter in your life, what’s the rush to jump right into the next one. Take a little while to sleep in, play some videogames, and just do whatever it is that you want to do for a little while. However, be warned. There is a fine line between relaxation and being a bum. Try not to fall victim to over-chill syndrome and become that 26 year old guy who hasn’t moved out of his parents basement.

Beyonce’s Having Twins

Beyonce announced on Instagram that she’s pregnant with twins, and judging from this photo she posted, her hormones are beginning to seriously cloud her judgement. Of course, no matter what she has on, the Queen always looks right and tight, so I can move past the ensemble and get right to the congratulations. Congratulations, Bey!(And Jay!)

Life Hacks Just For You

Everyone is lazy, at least to some degree. Thankfully, there are little gems called life hacks. These neat little tricks are sometimes discovered through generations of honest toil, and other times are stumbled upon by complete accident. When it comes down to it, who cares. We’re going to share these great tips with you so that you can share them with your friends and so on. This way, everyone will live their lives a little bit easier. Life hacks make for great conversation starters or tricks at parties. Amaze your friends and make them think that you’re some kind of genius meant to rule and they are all to be your plebeian subjects. Here they are!

  1. Need to iron a shirt but don’t have time? Hang it up in the bathroom while you shower and the steam combined with the heat will cause the wrinkles to come out.
  2. If you’ve just met someone but you forget their name simply ask them what their name is. When they tell you, say “no, I meant your last name.” This way you don’t seem rude while being reminded of what their name is.
  3. Want a cold beer but don’t want to wait? Take a wet paper towel and wrap it around the can or bottle. Place the beer upright in the freezer and it will be nicely chilled within two minutes.
  4. Want to get more gasoline for your buck? Fill up your tank when it’s cold out. This is easy during the winter, but during warmer months, try to fill it up only at night. During the day gasoline expands due to the heat, so you’re not getting as much as you pay for.
  5. Here’s a nice rule and it will serve you well when eating out, especially on a date. If you can’t afford to tip at least 20%, you can’t afford to go out.
  6. Hate bad hair days, especially when it’s humid because your hair is so frizzy? Squeeze some lemon in to your shampoo bottle, the acidity will cause your hair to be less frizzy.
  7. If you are ever worried about a cab driver scamming you by taking a longer route, put the destination in the GPS on your phone, this way it’s impossible for him to screw you over.
  8. If you’re trying to lose weight, don’t fast. When you skip meals your body actually holds on to fat longer as it doesn’t know when it will be getting its next calorie boost, thus making it harder to burn calories from fat.
  9. Statistically, airplane tickets are cheapest around 50 days before the flight. The second cheapest is the day of the flight because the airline is pressed to fill seats.
  10. Drinking cold water on an empty stomach can greatly increase your metabolism. Your body has to work harder to warm the water up for digestion.

That’s it for now, but luckily, every day, someone somewhere is figuring out an easier way, a faster way, a better way to do something. Life hacks are truly the crowning achievement of human ingenuity. We’ll keep our eyes open and share them with you!

Not At All Chic

I remember my mother telling me a story about how she never wanted to leave the house looking crazy undone, because she never knew who she might run into. It has become apparent to me that not everyone has a mother as insightful as mine, ‘cuz what the Sam Hill does she have on? Halloween doesn’t even excuse this train wreck(see what I did there?). Let this be a lesson to ya, cuz this is NOT AT ALL CHIC!!!

Man Dressed As A Woman Robs Bank Of America

A man dressed as a woman(with a horribly loud outfit and hideous, colorful wig) walked into a Bank Of America branch in Florida and proceeded to rob it. His getaway plan needed some work, however. He was nabbed by police after a slow-speed chase on a bicycle. You read that correctly – a bike! Only one thought comes to mind – choose a better outfit, next time. It’ll draw less attention.