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10 Gadgets to Help You Sleep Better

In last week’s Ultimate Guide to Sleeping Better and Waking Up Easier, we briefly mentioned sleeping gadgets such as Clocky to help people sleep or wake up better. After seeing the response I decided to follow up with a list of the top 10 sleep-related gadgets to buy. All of these products are on the shelf, so no concept design products, however cool they may be, made it onto this list. Clocky: The Alarm Clock on...

The Frugal Student: Tips for a Low-Cost Road Trip

Most students can’t afford to fly off to Europe after their semester is over. It’s much more likely that they will head out on the open road for a little vacation with their friends. Saving money on your student road trip will be a lot easier by using some of the following tips. Hit up the grocery store Avoid the fast food restaurants and gas station cuisine. Try to stop at as many grocery stores as you can find...

Ultimate Guide to Sleeping Better and Waking Up Ea...

There is one thing that students wrestle with continually over their four years at university. It’s a slow, drawn out, down-hill struggle: sleep. We are always seeking more or better sleep, and ways to wake up in the morning without feeling like we’ve been hit with a truck. We’ve written a couple of times on the subject of sleep at Gearfire. We’ll it’s time to sum it all up into a go-to reference...

From the Archives: Preparing for a New School Year

As you’re all gearing up for first semester in a couple weeks, take a look at some “buried wisdom” from the deep, carvernous archives of Gearfire. Why You Need to Ask for Help as Soon as You Need It – Definitely something to keep in mind going into the new semester, especially for freshmen. It is super easy to fall behind, and if you don’t ask for help when you are confused, it will only get...

The Frugal Student: Get Microsoft Office 2010 for ...

The Frugal Student is a weekly column on personal finance for students, brought to you by Chuck over at The Thrifty Lifestyle. Check out TheThriftyLifestyle.com for more frugal tips! Money is often tight in college, and so students have developed many creative ways to save money. Unfortunately between productivity software like Microsoft Office and media software like Photoshop, computer software is often a big expense for...