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Desktop Computer Tips And Advice Anyone Can Use
December 8, 2017 Advice thecollegetown

Are you shopping for a desktop computer? There are a lot of different factors you need to consider when choosing the right computer for your needs. Finding the best deal on your desktop computer is something else you need to think about. Use the tips below when shopping for you computer for the best results.

If you’re looking for a new desktop computer, try QVC, HSN and other home shopping networks. They offer monthly payment arrangements which allow you to get a computer home for a fraction of the price. Be careful when you are doing this, however, make sure the total price is reasonable.

Building your own computer can save a lot of money, while at the same time producing a system that is twice as powerful as you would get if you bought it from a manufacturer. Building your own computer saves time, money, and cuts out the middle man. Start building your own today!


Take a look for people that may be giving away old computers, or at least offering them for significant deals. Many people have laptops or tablets now, so their desktop computers may be for sale at a reasonable price. These computers are typically in good condition, but make sure the computer is working well before you make an offer.

Join an online group for people who know about computers. They can help you find a desktop computer that suits your needs. And because they know computers, they can help you avoid the brands that will not serve you well. Try to soak up as much information as you can, and you’ll get a computer you can be proud of.

Check the sound capabilities of desktop computers that you want to buy. This is especially important if you do projects or work on computers that relies on sound. Many of the standard sounds cards work for most computer users. That said, if you do sound editing or mixing, you may need something more powerful. For more info about computers and other gadget click here.

Be very careful to check on the versions of software in any new desktop you buy, unless you want to be constantly updating it or replacing the operating system completely. Many good deals can be had on desktops that contain nearly obsolete software, which can complicate use later on. Make sure what you buy will be compatible online and for other purposes.

When purchasing a desktop, don’t only think of your needs today, think about your future needs too. You’ll likely have this desktop for multiple years, so if you’re thinking about getting into photography or video work, you’ll want to get a computer that’ll handle your future work. It’s more of an investment up front, but it will save you from buying another computer too soon after this purchase.

When buying a desktop computer with the intention of creating DVDs or CDs of your own, take care to verify that the model you are considering has an integrated disc burner. While most new versions will have this feature, failing to discover that a particular model does not can lead to great frustration. Try to save yourself the aggravation in advance.

One advantage of purchasing a desktop rather than a laptop computer is the wider range of choices. If you purchase a laptop, you are limited to the screen, keyboard and trackpad that is built into the machine. If you purchase a desktop, choose the system and peripherals you need most.

Which processor you need depends on what you want to do with your computer. If you aren’t sure, then you are likely better off with something cheaper and less powerful, such as an i3 or i5. If you are playing video games, go for something bigger like an i7 instead. Check out here for best gaming monitors which come under 200 dollars.

If you want to run many programs at once, you’ll need at least 4GB of RAM. If you just want to do simple tasks, less than 4GB will be okay. Want to play video games? Look for 10GB and above to ensure your games aren’t lagged and hard to play.

As technology advances, there are even more things that you need to consider when you are choosing the right desktop computer for you. Keep all the advice you read above in mind when you do your shopping. Using this advice when you are shopping ensures that you make the right purchasing decision.…

How Do I Find Awesome Down Comforter To Make My Bed Heaven?
December 31, 2016 Academics thecollegetown

There are two things which people should not compromise, and they are Health and Work. Sleep is an important part of everyone’s life because it let you refresh your mind and helps you be more active throughout the day. To have a comfortable sleep you need to have that comfort level which can help you be more prolific and comfortable. Choosing the right quality of fabrics have a significant impact on your sleep, let us show you how you can select the right one.

How Do I Find Awesome Down Comforter To Make My Bed Heaven?

Fabric of The Down Comforter

There are two things when you are considering to buy any fabric specifically to warm yourself and also keep you cool at the same time. Light linen bedding is known for keeping things fresh for you. Choosing the best down comforter is really hard task. Selecting a material based on the climate of your surroundings would be ideal. NO matter what kind of material you are picking, ensure that the threading is above 400 or else you may feel tight and sloppy. The best quality material with a higher number of threads should be the one you are buying.

Fill Power Matters

This is also another factor of warmth, and the comfy level will depend on it as well. Remember, the higher number of filling means more comfort and locks the heat inside of it. The lower number of fillers indicates that sleepless night and drains your warmth out or lightens the warmth in your body. You can also refer to this guide for choosing the best sleeper sofa by UpHomes if you’re planning to buy a sleeper sofa.

Check The Filling

If you are buying a comforter for an adult, then thick feathers and fillings are advised, but if the comforter is for a baby, then you can go for the lighter filling to keep the baby cool.

Designs Have a Meaning

Many people assume that having different designs indicates that the brand is focusing on providing the trendy look and modern times decoration, but that is not entirely accurate. The different designs made so that they can function differently. Many brands have similar models because that particular are made to give you same comfort, doesn’t matter which position you it are.

How To Select Comforter FABRIC Style

Not every material has the same warmth level and support. Each material has it’s comfort level, and you should be aware of that so that you can choose from different fabrics to y0our comforts. We have listed some of the best materials used in the industry for a comforter.

  • Batiste

Light weight and known for durability.

  • Sateen

High sheen and softer than other materials.

  • Damask

If you are looking for better quality and durability, then Damask is the one.

  • Cambric

Material quality is of high quality.

The above fabrics are well-known and known as high-quality materials. If you want to buy a comforter, then make sure to check if the comforters produced from these materials.


If you are someone with bad blood circulation then you just have cold feet, hands and sleepless night, then you should focus on getting the right fabric comforter. Concentrate more on the quality and durability to ensure your comfort.

The Ultimate Party Foul
April 17, 2016 Advice thecollegetown

As college students, we all embrace an unwritten code of party conduct. I mean, sure, we’ve probably all snuck some alcohol from someone else’s bottle without permission or spent too long making out in the bathroom while others are waiting, but overall there are just some things you don’t do.  I like to consider them “super party fouls.” And generally, after first semester of freshman year (at the latest), everybody should know what those things are. Or so I thought.

Story time. During my first year living off-campus, I threw a party. And about an hour into that party, I saw a girl go into the bathroom and stay in there for a while. Having already broken the seal, I waited patiently for six uncomfortable minutes until she reemerged. Assuming that she had been throwing up, I considered complimenting her on her still-flawless makeup and casual bathroom exit. I mean, that would have been a beautifully maneuvered puke-and-rally. But I decided that relieving my bladder was more pressing and rushed in.

My puking assumption was wrong. Despite exhausting what was probably more than half of my apple cinnamon air freshener (seriously, I needed a gas mask), I could clearly detect that she had not vomited, but rather relieved her back door!

My deepest beliefs about party propriety had gone down the drain (literally). So, let me give all you ignorant partygoers my single biggest piece of advice: Do not SHIT at somebody’s party. Ever. There are relatively few hard-and-fast rules about drunken conduct, but this is one of them and any host can back me up. When we are having bathroom heart-to-hearts or consoling crying friends, we do not want to smell your bowel movements.

Now I understand that, occasionally, we eat some bad Chinese food and things just happen. Sometimes these things can’t wait until we get home. Shitting your pants would clearly be more embarrassing than taking a crap at a party. But if it happens that you absolutely must poop at a party, do it, try to cover the smell, and get out. Chances are, if it’s so bad that you couldn’t wait, it’ll be coming around again and you shouldn’t be out. I would also recommend never again eating whatever it was you ate, at least before going out.

Otherwise, and I shudder to think that it’s even necessary to say this, just don’t do it. You can get away with almost anything else. Vomit on someone – it’ll at least be funny to the rest of us. But don’t shit.

*As a side note, the offending pooper has not been invited back.

Many people think that it’s impossible to have fashionable clothing without spending an arm and a leg. However, you can look good for a cheap price. Give the following tips below a read to get more info.

It has become fashionable for men to wear clothes that are very baggy, but this should be avoided. This makes you look sloppy and can make you look larger than you really are. While you do not have to wear anything that is too restricted, one size larger than your actual size should be the limit.

In order to make sure that you can fit into the latest fashion trends you are going to want to make sure that you are as slim as possible. Diet and exercise so you don’t feel embarrassed because you can’t fit into some of the latest trends that this season’s fashion has to offer you.…

Procrastinate, Cheat, Succeed
December 11, 2014 Academics,Advice,CTL thecollegetown

Whelp, it’s that time of year again where finals come to blast college kids all over the world directly in the face. For months you’ve been able to get away with skipping class to nurse your hangovers with weed and Super Mario Kart on N64, but now it’s time to show the world, a.k.a. your parents and teachers, that you are the master of your domain, and that despite your obvious lack of effort, school aint nothin but a baby back bitch. Obviously this is easier said than done, but from my experience, the students with the brightest futures are the ones who can stare their blatant procrastination in the face, step-up to the plate and find a way to pass their classes, even if it means cheating their balls off.

Now I understand that cheating is looked down upon in our society, but I believe that is the wrong point of view for people to have. Cheating is nothing more than a harsh synonym for “finding loopholes,” and finding loopholes is the key for any and all successful entrepreneurs. Bill Gates? Didn’t even go to college, but if he did, you can be damn well sure he would have spent more time figuring out an algorithm to predict the pattern of correct scantron answers then he would have grinding his precious time away attending classes and studying. Did I mention that the average GPA of a Fortune 500 CEO equates to a C+? Successful people are not necessarily the smartest ones, they are the ones who know how to outsmart the system. They game plan while the rats work. And I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be the rat handing out the cheese, than the rat begging for cheese.

While cheating can be a necessary in college due to your EXTREME opportunity cost, it should always be used as a crutch and not a walker. Think of it like a trick play in football. Do it every once in awhile, and you’ll get away with it, but do it all the time, and you’re bound to get caught. Balance is an important part of being successful. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and all play and no work will make you my friend Rick, who works at a Hobby Lobby in Macon, GA. Learn how to incorporate cheating into your work hard/play hard balance, and you will be able to spend a lot less time doing end of chapter practice problems, and a lot more time playing drunk co-ed intramural softball with that girl/guy you can’t stop daydream f***ing from calculus class. Carpe the diem!

Some call it procrastination, I call it fearlessness. So to those of you reflecting on the past semester and realizing you don’t even know the name of your Biology teacher, suck it up, get yourself together, and realize that no matter how bad the season has been, you can still win this one final game to make up for the past 4 months worth of unproductive exhilaration. Hit up your friend’s Adderall dealer, gather all the student notes you can, sit next to the Asian kid the day of the test, and do whatever you have to do to figure out how to squeak your way out of a failing grade. December is the time when when champions are made, so get out there, take a page out of the Bill Belichick playbook, and cheat/loophole your way to greatness!!!…

So whats your REAL Job Gonna Be?
May 14, 2014 Academics,Advice,CTL thecollegetown

There’s this old Kanye West song that goes “the major that she majored in don’t make no money.” And I swear to you, every single time I play it, people subconsciously look at me. And every time I hear it, I’m just like “damn, Kanye, why are you writing about me?! Congrats on the baby, btw.” Being a self proclaimed, “fashion major” (my actual major is “fashion merchandising with a minor in marketing” but who wants to hear that? Sounds way too functional) so I’ve heard every single thing that can be said about majors that aren’t so black and white with a set goal job.

“So… do you wanna manage a Victoria’s Secret?”

“What, you had to take math classes?”

“Haha, are you gonna work for Louis Prada Jacobs?”

 “Dude, you’re gonna be a coffee bitch for like 7 years.”

So here’s to all my fellow students who are majoring in an industry that most people don’t consider “logical.” I’m talking to you journalism, English, broadcast, theater  or anything that when you say your major people politely pause and say “sooo… what are you actually going to do?” No worries, I understand why…  but there are plenty of reasons to be jealous of us.

1. We can literally choice whatever particular career path we want. Since we have a general knowledge of a certain industry, it really allows a variety of different jobs. I’ve been in my classes for two years now, and I’ve changed my dream job about 80 different times ‘cause every option seems so exciiiittting.

2. A passion for our class content. I love everything about the fashion industry. I don’t dread going to my classes ‘cause they’re so boring, I only dread putting on pants.

3. Everything is always changing. While an education major knows the subjects they absolutely must teach their class, our majors are new almost every day. People are always striving to come up with something that hasn’t been done yet, and make a name for themselves.

4. We know more than you think. Behind every “artsy” major is some real shit, I’m telling you. Marketing is a huge component for my major. I could tell you the different ways colors effect purchasing or why you have to walk all the way to the back of a store for milk. Theater majors know and can quote famous literature, photography students know the most important political problems of our time, and journalism students will ultimately be writing articles that you will form your opinions from.

Some types of marketing out there stand out as very confusing and even dangerous to enter into. Before you attempt to become a network marketer, make sure that you’re learning everything necessary to succeed, so that the fear and confusion does not cause you to ultimately fail as a businessperson.

Figure out who your product applies to and focus your efforts there. If you are selling power tools, it is more likely that your clients will be men. There are always exceptions so don’t rule out anyone in searching for new applicants but focus your efforts where they will have the most impact.

If you are interested in getting involved with network marketing but are unsure which network marketing program to join, the best thing to do is to look at the product that you, and your producers will be selling. Many network marketing programs do not have great products and for the most part, are scams where every recruit is required to buy the product. A network marketing program with a remarkable product, on the other hand, is far less likely to be a scam. Great products sell themselves. It will also be significantly easier to recruit top producers if you can offer them an excellent product to market.

Looking professional will allow you, as a network marketer, to seem like an expert and draw in new people. The key to successful network marketing is signing people up who are quality workers – they will draw in more people, creating a downline, which makes you a profit. If you want to draw people in, make them believe you are the king of your market.

Failure is the biggest hurdle you will encounter; it’s not so much a final outcome. That’s because the thought of failure can weigh heavily on your mind and affect your decision-making process in very negative ways. Use what you’ve learned above to gain a clear head and to approach network marketing the right way.

So while I totally respect your quest for a biochemical engineering degree, I just had to point out the perks of… oh man, hold on, I gotta get my boss a latte……

The Science of Studying
May 1, 2014 Academics,Advice,CTL thecollegetown

Finals week.  The week that comes around twice a year when students post cliché Instagrams of Starbucks, textbooks, and laptops with the tags “#studygrind #library #adderall” attached.  When those who have never stepped foot in the library set up camp for hours each day mindlessly staring at the half-assed notes they tried to take all year.  Everyone has their own studying methods, but there is an easy way to classify yourself as one of two types.

Quantity Studiers

Quantity studiers are the ones that leave their room at 9 a.m. and come back at midnight.  This group makes up the majority of the people you see who have made the library their home for the week.  Their diets consist of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Red Bull, and Jimmy Johns.  Often you’ll hear quantity studiers “bragging” about how much time they spent in the library “studying”.  Although the efficiency of a quantity studier isn’t exactly known, I can’t imagine it’s very high.  One is only able to stare at how to find the covariance between two factors so long.  Why study so long when it might not be necessary?  Quantity studiers need the mental reinforcement that they have done all they can do to prepare for an exam, and spending countless, unnecessary hours gives them the reassurance.

Although many people know that it is beneficial to go to college, most are unaware of how the whole process goes. Lots of planning and work goes into choosing a school as well as a field of study. Thankfully, this article will give you advice to help make things go smoothly.

A great skill that you should learn going into college is cooking. This is very important as it can help you to construct the types of meals that you desire and will also assist in saving money on eating out over time. Also, this skill can make you more valuable to your roommates.

If you need money for college, you should consider applying for federal financial aid and scholarships. Visit the FAFSA website and follow the application process to get access to federal funding or grants. If you are denied federal funding, apply for different scholarships related to the subject you want to study.

Networking is one of the smartest things that you can do while you are in college. This will help you to not only broaden your group of friends, but also expand your possibilities when you are out of college looking for a job. Do not dismiss anyone in college, as they could be valuable to your future.

Quality Studiers

These guys have it figured out.  They realize that there is a perfect amount to prepare for an exam- and it’s not very much.  Quality study students will spend a moderate amount of time preparing for an exam, as they would any other.  They realize that it’s not how much you study, but the quality of the time you spend.  Maybe they go out Tuesday night for a drink or attend dollar-you-call-it on Thursday. Freshman and Seniors are the most two common types of quality studiers.  Freshman attitudes have the “I have 3 more years to fix my GPA if this goes poorly” mentality whereas Seniors have the “Screw it, I’m done” attitude.


While one method isn’t right or wrong, quality studying definitely utilizes your last week of the semester far better.  Which type of studier will you be?…

Which Type of Professor Do You Have This Semester?
September 18, 2013 Academics,Advice,CTL thecollegetown


This guy most likely has long hair that he puts in a ponytail. I mean, what is the point of having a guy mane if you are going to wear it in a ponytail every single fucking day? And don’t forget the occasional fedora. He’s cool, calm and collected and never follows the syllabus. We like this professor because he cancels class often but we get annoyed when he pulls us aside to suggest another “good read” by Edgar Allen Poe.


Let’s be honest, we ALL hate the grad student professor. This person is so unnecessarily strict, I guess because they are trying to “prove” themselves? Whatever, we hate them because they assign busy work that they ACTUALLY grade. He or she is also a know-it-all, another quality no one notices and jumps for joy. No one gives a shit about all your accomplishments, you nerd.


Just because the title is “Old Fuck” doesn’t mean we do not like this type of professor; we actually do like him/her. Because they are so fucking old they forget about assignments, get off topic and give out study guides and tests that haven’t been changed in 4+ years so you usually know someone who has had the class before. Get ready to boost your GPA up with this one.


This professor’s voice is so monotone that you can’t even bear to listen through a whole sentence. The bad thing is, you actually need to pay attention in this class but it is utterly impossible. The only thing you can pay attention to is their outfit, which consists of rags in earthly colors. The mid-life crisis shows on this professor and quite frankly, we don’t appreciate it. It’s making us hate our major more than we already do! You will either end up dropping this class or making a D.


This professor is WAY too excited about class. Trust me, there is no way that micro-economics is that interesting and cool. They wear bright colors and make-up, most likely young. They are big on participation and feedback but I’m fucking sorry, do not ask me to talk if it’s 9AM or earlier. Pop quizzes and an attendance policy are a must for this teacher so you better hobble your hung over ass across campus so he/she can see your “bright shining face!”


Here we go, the foreign professor. We all have one sometime in our college career, and hopefully only once because no one understands the material in the first place so not understanding a damn word your professor says only makes it ten times worse. This class consists of your fellow students giggling, yelling “what?!” and the occasional “what the fuck did he just say?” whisper under their breath. You don’t drop this class because they probably curve considering no one makes over a 70 on a test.…