An Idiot’s Guide To Photoshop – Free PDF

Photoshop can be an intimidating piece of software for first time users. It is powerful and can do fantastic things to your photos, but the maze of buttons and filters can leave first time users lost. The good folks at MakeUseOf have created a “starters manual” for first time Photoshop users. “An … [Read more...]

Conficker Eye Chart

"Here You Have" Email Virus (aka W32.Imsolk.B@mm) Worried that you may be infected with the Conficker worm and not know about it? Even though April 1st has come and gone there have been a lot of recent posts on the Internet about Conficker activity. The Conficker Working Group has produced a … [Read more...]

Employers Desire Soft Skills From College Graduates

Graduation is at hand and college students are heading out into the world to start their careers. You have a degree, but do you have the soft skills that potential employers are looking for? You learn a lot in college in many subjects, but employers say many college graduates lack specific soft … [Read more...]

Digital Photography – Printable Lens Hood

If lens flare has been ruining your shots try using a lens hood. Rather than invest in them I found a web site where you can download PDF files that will allow you to print out a lens hood for a variety of lenses. Lens hoods are intended to exclude glare and reduce hot spots. In addition, lens … [Read more...]

Tips For Surviving College

Balancing classes, studying and still having a social life can be hard. If you are not careful and get your priorities out of whack you can end up in academic distress. I ran across a good article on the Art of Manliness web site that gives some excellent tips on finding the right balance. From … [Read more...]

Financial Aid Urged to Help Students in Financial Distress

The U.S. Education department has released a letter to college financial aid officers urging them to use their “professional judgment” for students in financial distress. The letter reminds them that they have the authority under law to make adjustments, especially “during these challenging economic … [Read more...]

Buzzed – Alcohol and Academics Don’t Mix Well

Some reports indicate almost one-third of college students admit to having missed at least one class because of their alcohol or drug use, and nearly one-quarter of students report bombing a test or project because of the aftereffects of drinking or doing drugs. Alcohol use can result in missing … [Read more...]

Survey Shows Accounting, Engineering Majors Most Successful at Finding Jobs

According to the preliminary results of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2009 student survey accounting and engineering graduates are doing better this year at securing jobs. Thirty-eight percent of bachelor’s-degree-level accounting grads that have applied for jobs … [Read more...]

InLikeMe’s 2009 College Admissions Planning Guide

InLikeMe.com is “The College Admission & Student Aid Resource Hub “. They are offering a free guide “InLikeMe's 2009 College Admissions Planning Guide” you can download. While intended for college bound high school students the guide contains some useful information. Stay Focused on … [Read more...]

Learn to Play The Guitar or Learn to Play Better

A lot of people want to play the guitar, but do not know how. Those who can play are always looking for ways to play better or how to play their favorite songs. I ran across a web site called Video-Tabs.com that is full of videos that can teach you how to play and how to play better. The site is … [Read more...]

Digital Photography – 7 Tips For Better Results

Digital photography has become very popular and digital cameras now offer high end features in low cost models. You can get some great shots from a low cost camera. Here are a few tricks to help improve your shots. Use the Magic Hour – The “magic hour” is the hour after sunrise and the hour … [Read more...]

Academic and Career Choices – Skills May Not Equal Passions

For many people it may take two years or more to find out a hard lesson in life. What you are good at, your skills and abilities may not equal your interests and your passions. This is one reason many college students change their major halfway through college and a life lesson everyone should … [Read more...]

Digsby Integrated IM, Email and Social Networking in Your Tray

Digsby is a messaging application that integrates instant messaging with easy access to your email and social networks. While there are lots of IM applications out there such as Trillian and Pidgin, Digsby does IM better and offers so much more. By adding email notifications and a social … [Read more...]