To many, America is the land of opportunity, and the idea of what can be accomplished here is enough for some to sell their homes, leave their families and travel vast distances for a shot at the ‘American dream’. Moving to a new place, especially a different country, can be thrilling and terrifying all at once. So for those brave souls who are taking the plunge and have decided to move, we have compiled the top 7 tips for moving to the United States.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:57:52 AM America/New_York
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 9:02:26 AM America/New_York
The ultimate faceoff of holiday shopping is between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But which is better, why should shoppers commit to one over the other? Well, we are going to discuss the 7 ways that Cyber Monday is the winner in any bargain shopper’s eyes.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:06:22 AM America/New_York
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 8:49:37 AM America/New_York
Anyone with an iPhone feels like a rock star, especially if you have the new iPhone 6s! With today’s iPhone app choices you can get everything from a sleep monitor to learning how to turn a tree into a table. The problem has actually become that there are so many great apps, finding the ones that are relevant to you has become tricky. So we are going to help you out. Here are the 5 greatest iPhone apps for students:
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 4:52:17 AM America/New_York
Most of us believe that after we graduate the hardest part will be finding our first job. And that once we land our first professional title we will be able to ‘wow’ our bosses with all the knowledge we gained from our $60,000-plus education. Real life, however, paints a very different picture. Even if you are a hard worker, got straight A’s and joined every extracurricular activity available at your university; it still doesn’t prepare you for the reality of the professional world. Luckily, you have the internet! We have compiled 3 tips for how you can use Google to transform from student to a professional!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 9:09:23 AM America/New_York
When it comes to traveling, there's many things I’ve learned over the years. Instead of keeping them to myself and holding them for ransom, I’ve decided to freely share my advice for anyone seeking a better traveling experience.
Don’t Pack too much
This is an obvious one, but most people never listen. Let's be honest, you’re traveling, not going on a modeling shoot. I usually lay out a few pairs of shorts or pants and then see how many shirts I can match with those 2-3 pairs of pants/shorts. This gives me options during my travels without needing to pack a new outfit for every single day. Remember, where you’re traveling to probably isn’t a remote island...they will likely have a washer and dryer!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:10:24 AM America/New_York
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:58:44 AM America/New_York
When you first visit a new place and your friends and family see you off, they’ll most likely send you away with light, cheesy, and sometimes outdated little “goals” they want you to fulfill. Your BFF might reply, “Have a bowl of spaghetti for me!” after you text her that you landed safely in Italy. As you line up to board your flight to Paris, your dad might shout, “Bring me back a beret and some cheese!” Since our expectations of a place are the summation of the things we have access to view, read, or listen to, your own thoughts and daydreams about your next tourist spot will be askew; if you’re not a native or a frequenter of a place, you won’t know it as well as others do, and this fact is obvious. All you may very well know about foreign destinations may be from skimming a news article about Greece’s disastrous economy; indulging in lengthy, canonized foreign films on the weekends; or reading a few descriptions of art school in Iran from a friend on Instagram. These tidbits of truths form opinions and ideas about new places, and might be why when you’re headed off, the cheese starts a-flowing.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:07:17 AM America/New_York
Americans are often poked fun at for our particular ways of looking at the rest of the world—viewing what lies beyond our red-white-and-blue painted boundaries. An American’s point of view isn’t inherently judgmental, insular, or negative, but perhaps it could be said that the average American might fulfill the stereotype of being a little ignorant of the people and cultures outside of “our great nation.” Keeping updated on world news is one thing, but understanding a little more beyond surface level other ways of life is quite another, and is what we should be aiming for. Me being interested in Japanese literature and film and all those who create and consume it created the first cracks in this wall of ignorance that I had of Japan and its people. But by living for a period submerging myself in Japanese culture and in what became like a second home to me, the wall began to shrink, its bricks disappearing with the realization of new facts and new fictions surrounding the realities of life in Japan.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:02:36 AM America/New_York
Several days before I left Philadelphia to study abroad, I suddenly had second thoughts about living in Rome for six weeks. I’d never been to Europe. I didn’t know the language. I was completely unsure if Rome was right for me.
I went anyway. 42 days later, I can easily preach to anyone who will listen that it’s absolutely crucial to visit Rome. There are many things that make la città eterna (the eternal city) a one-of-a-kind place.