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Mar 21, 2012

Web Spy: Have to Have

By now, pretty much everyone knows about, and is completely addicted to, Pinterest. There's no better way to spend hours discovering new recipes, DIY projects, pretty pictures and fashion inspiration. And now there's a new site that combines my love of wasting time browsing Pinterest with my other love, online shopping -- Have to Have!

Mar 14, 2012

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The premise behind is simple: every day, scans tweets and posts by who you follow on Twitter and Facebook and provides you with the top five stories via an easy-to-read feed in an iPhone/iPad app or a daily email.

Mar 7, 2012

Web Spy: Hipmunk

While I love to travel, the one thing that I don't love about it is planning the flights. Trying to find the perfect flight on the date and times you want, without too many layovers, at the lowest price possible amidst the sea of flight options out there is enough to drive a person crazy. But with Hipmunk, booking flights is now a whole lot less stressful.

Feb 29, 2012

Web Spy: Raditaz

Whether I'm studying, walking to class, having a dance party with my friends or working out, I have a Pandora station that suits my every situation and mood. As much as I love my go-to music site, though, I've recently discovered a new site that's giving Pandora a run for it's money. Meet Raditaz! It's an internet radio service, much like Pandora, except it has over 14 million songs in their library -- that's about 13 million more songs than Pandora.

Feb 22, 2012

Web Spy: Zumeo

If you do want to start thinking about finding a job after you graduate, a great site called Zumeo can help you along the way! With Zumeo, you can set yourself apart from other job-seekers by creating a three-in-one "mini professional website" that includes a professional profile, your resumé and portfolio.

Feb 15, 2012

Web Spy: PutLocker

Whether its posting a funny video or interesting article on Facebook, emailing a new recipe to a friend, sharing files for a group project, or sending photos to your family, we're always sharing information with one another over the internet. But what if there was a way to share and host all your files in one place? PutLocker makes file sharing as easy as can be!

Feb 8, 2012

Web Spy: MyFitnessPal

Just like everyone else, this year I pledged to finally start working out and eating better. Part of it is vanity -- who doesn't want to look good in a bikini at the beach this summer? -- but the other part is knowing that, as I get older, I have to start taking care of myself if I want to live a long, healthy life. The problem is, I've always had a hard time getting (and staying) motivated -- but not anymore!

Feb 1, 2012

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With so much going on in our lives, it's almost impossible to remember everything you have to do. Sometimes, things just slip through the cracks. While it can't help you with everything, can help make sure you don't forget to follow up on any important emails.

Jan 25, 2012

Web Spy: Gojee

Gojee is a recipe search engine that features handpicked recipes from some of the web's most popular food bloggers. Simply type in an ingredient or dish that you're craving, and Gojee will return a photo slideshow of recipes to satisfy your cravings. You can also type in what ingredients you already have on hand to filter the results to show only recipes you can make right now.

Jan 11, 2012

Web Spy: Clockblock

I have a confession: I'm sort of obsessed with lists. Whether it's a shopping list, top 10 list or to-do list, organizing the things in my life into lists keeps me sane. But making lists really helps me out: I find if I don't write out everything I have to do (errands, school work, chores at home, etc.), I'll forget. I've recently discovered a new way to help me organize all the things on my to-do list: Clockblock.

Jan 4, 2012

Web Spy: The Weekend Map

For many college students around the country, this is one of the last weekends of winter break -- which means it's the last time to have fun and party before the pressures of the school year start again. So what are you going to do to close it out with a bang? If you don't have any plans yet, you should check out The Weekend Map for your closest city.

Dec 21, 2011

Web Spy: SaveOnBrew

It's no secret that college students drink a lot of beer. And it's also no secret that we're all pretty broke, so often the money that we could be spending on our beloved beverage has to be spent on more "practical" food or textbooks. Well, thanks to a new site that's calling itself a "search engine for beer," you'll be able to save more money so you can afford beer and the other important things in life.

Dec 14, 2011

Web Spy: Salemarked

It's common knowledge among anyone who knows me (or anyone who reads my posts) that I'm an online shopping addict. But I can't afford to buy everything I find online, so I'm always on the lookout for great deals. If I find something I really like, I'll keep checking back until there's a sale or it goes on clearance. Now there's a web app that does the work for me!

Dec 7, 2011

Web Spy: Closet Shark

Ever since high school, it seems like we all have at least one occasion every year -- whether it's a formal, wedding or just a fancy party -- where we can get all dressed up. And while it's fun to dress up now and then, it can get expensive to have to buy a new dress for every event.

Nov 30, 2011

Web Spy: Litfy

As college students, we do a lot of reading. And while I love to read, I don't love how much I can spend on textbooks each semester. Which is why I'm always looking for the best deal when it comes to books -- so imagine how excited I was when I discovered I could save money on my books for my English classes by reading the them online for free on sites like Litfy!

Nov 23, 2011

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In this season of being thankful for all that you have, it's nice to think about others who might not be as lucky as you are. makes giving back easy (and kind of fun, too), by donating rice to hungry children around the world just for playing a simple word game!

Nov 16, 2011

Web Spy: SuperGlued

I love discovering new music, so going to concerts is one of my favorite ways to spend a weeknight (when I should probably be studying instead). That's why missing concerts simply because I didn't hear about them until too late is one of my biggest pet peeves. But I've recently come across a new site that ensures I won't ever miss another show: SuperGlued.

Nov 9, 2011

Web Spy: Closet Couture

I know I'm not alone when I say that I spend way too long trying to decide what to wear in the mornings. Well, thanks to an awesome site called Closet Couture, getting dressed in the morning just got a whole lot easier.

Nov 2, 2011

Web Spy: Float

Whether I'm talking on the phone and doing chores at the same time, or chatting on Facebook, doing schoolwork, and watching Glee, I'm always multi-tasking -- which is why I like things that make my life easier. Float helps with that by conveniently putting all my favorite web content all in one place.

Oct 26, 2011

Web Spy: Bookperk

It seems like new social shopping sites (like Groupon) are popping up every day. Some of them are even specifically focused on one thing, such as vacations, wine, shoes, and more. One of the newest sites I've come across is Bookperk, a Groupon-like site geared towards readers.

Oct 19, 2011

Web Spy: Health Month

We all know that we college students don't always put as much emphasis on our health as we should. Instead of eating right, getting enough sleep, and exercising, we pig out on junk food, pull all-nighters and get drunk. And while we know we should take care of ourselves better, it's hard to make a change all at once. Health Month helps get you on a path to better health, a little bit at a time.

Oct 12, 2011

Web Spy: Pixlr

So you have tons of pictures from last weekend's party on your digital camera that you want to share with your friends, but you noticed that some of them don't look as great as you've hoped. If only you had some good photo editing software! Pixlr, an online photo-editing tool, is one great solution!

Oct 5, 2011

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It's hard to have to choose between studying hard and having fun. I hate to admit it, but I choose the fun option more frequently than I should -- and I know I'm not the only one. If only you could get your reading done faster and still have time to have fun! Well, with, you can.

Sep 28, 2011

Web Spy: TurningArt

Tired of the plain white walls in your dorm room or apartment? Sure, you can always head down to the university bookstore and pick up a couple of posters, but you're unique... so shouldn't your artwork be as well? Give TurningArt a try. Choose from TurningArt's gallery of over 700 paintings and photographs from some of the best rising artists and photographers in the country.

Sep 21, 2011

Web Spy: StudyBlue

The school year is back in full swing, and before you know it, it'll be time for your first test. While I'm sure a lot of you are probably great at studying, if you're anything like me, it's not your best skill. But with the help of StudyBlue, studying just got a lot easier and more efficent.

Sep 14, 2011

Web Spy: Booktrack

I'm a big reader, but I know that not everyone feels the same -- some people I know would much rather watch a movie than read a book. I get it -- movies have awesome special affects, scores and sound effects that make the whole experience more exciting. But now there's a new App that aims to make reading more like watching a movie!

Sep 7, 2011

Web Spy: Nitro PDF Reader

Most of the standard PDF readers (like Adobe Acrobat or Preview on Macs) don't allow you to make any sort of edits, so if you want to be able to add notes or highlight important sections like you would with a regular textbook, you'll have to spend your money to print them out. That's why you should try out Nitro PDF Reader. It's the only free PDF reader and creator on the market that also allows for editing.

Aug 31, 2011

Web Spy: Card Karma

When we first got the internet at my house growing up (back in grade school), one of my favorite things to do was send ecards to all my friends and family. I'd send them for every occasion and even for no occasion whatsoever! Luckily, my obsession with ecards died out by the time middle school rolled around, when I started thinking ecards were lame.

Aug 24, 2011

Web Spy: My Body Gallery

My Body Gallery aims to change women's perceptions of their bodies by showing what real women of all shapes and sizes look like. The site is a searchable gallery of pictures of real women, along with their heights, weights and clothing sizes. As the site says, "In a world full of images of how we 'should' look it can get difficult to tell how we DO look."

Aug 17, 2011

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I have to start out by saying that I probably shouldn't be showing you this site, but I just find it so hilarious that I have to.

Aug 10, 2011

Web Spy: Pinterest

I'm taking this week's post as an opportunity to tell you all about a site that's getting super popular and that I'm obsessing over: Pinterest. You may have already started happily pinning away on Pinterest, but if you haven't yet, you need to start. I've been using it for a little over a month and I am totally addicted.

Aug 3, 2011

Web Spy: WalkJogRun

I always have a difficult time staying motivated about working out. The problem is, I'm lazy, so the hardest part is actually just getting out of bed early or getting my butt off the sofa to drive to the gym and work out. Since I have a hard time dragging myself to the gym, I'm trying to stay in shape by running around my neighborhood. I still don't do that as often as I should, but it works for me, since it doesn't require me to go anywhere except out my front door.

Jul 27, 2011

Web Spy: iDoneThis

Every day, iDoneThis sends you an email asking what you've done that day, which you can simply reply to with a list of what you've accomplished. iDoneThis then takes your responses and plugs them in to your calendar, which you can browse through to see all that you've done today, this week, over in the last month, or even as far back as your account exists.

Jul 20, 2011

Web Spy: Live Matrix

Every day, thousands of internet-only events take place, such as webcasts of sporting events, special sales, gaming events, and chats and more. With so many events happening every day and at all different times of day, it's impossible for anyone to be able to keep track of what's happening when.

Jul 13, 2011

Web Spy: PadMapper

I know from experience that apartment hunting isn't the easiest or most fun process in the world. There's a lot out there, and it can be a challenge to sift through all of it to find one that fits all that you're looking for in terms of rent price, size and location. Thankfully, there's a solution that helps you quickly and easily sort through apartment listings in any local area: Padmapper.

Jul 6, 2011

Web Spy: OpenSky

I spend an abnormal amount of time online shopping, so I always get exited whenever I hear about a new shopping site -- especially if the site features amazing sales! So when I heard about the new website OpenSky, I couldn't wait to check it out!