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Highest Rated Mixed Drinks


Drinking takes up a good chunk of a student’s life.  You’re stressed out, wanna have a good time, hang out with your friends, and make some bad decisions, drinking just feels so right, shhhh, just let it happen.

But night after night, sometimes drinking can get focking boring!  Well don’t you fret, with these delicious mixed drinks; you’ll soon be on your way to debauchery!  Weeeee!

Sex on the Beach


2/3 oz. Schnapps, peach

1 1/3 oz. Vodka

1 1/3 oz. Cranberry Juice

1 1/3 oz. Orange Juice

Mixing Instructions:

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.

 (don’t ask me, okay, this is just what came up on Google for “panty hamster”)

Panty Hamster


1 part Jägermeister

1 part Liqueur, melon

1 part Liqueur, raspberry

2 parts Cranberry Juice

Mixing Instructions:

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.

Dirty Bizzo


1 part Rum, coconut

1 part Schnapps, peach

1 part Tuaca

1 part Cranberry Juice

Mixing Instructions:

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.


Sex with the Bartender


1 1/2 oz. Rum, light

1 1/2 oz. Schnapps, strawberry

1 splash Cranberry Juice

Fill with Orange Juice

Mixing Instructions:

Mix everything together in glass with ice.


Electric Smurf


1 oz. Curacao, blue

1 oz. Rum, coconut

Fill with Pineapple Juice

Fill with Sprite

Mixing Instructions

Fill lower half of glass with ice cubes. Add rum and curacao. Fill glass half with pineapple juice, and half with Sprite. Stir slightly and serve.


(bet you’re paying attention now…you dirty bird…)

Sex with Jennifer


1 1/2 oz. Rum, coconut

1 oz. Triple Sec

1 1/2 oz. Vodka

1 dash Grenadine

Fill with Pineapple Juice

Mixing Instructions:

Mix in glass, drink fast.


Blonde Bimbo


1 part Rum, coconut

1 part Schnapps, peach

1 part Tuaca

1 part Pineapple Juice

Mixing Instructions:

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.


Wild Wet Dream


 1 part Curacao, blue

1 part Liqueur, melon

1 part Rum, coconut

3 parts Cranberry Juice

Mixing Instructions:

Add equal parts of alcohol over ice and fill glass with cranberry juice.




1 oz. Triple Sec (Cointreau)

1 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Lime Juice

1 wedge Lime

Mixing Instructions:

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and a stir stick.

…and now for one of the highest rated mixed drinks…

…wait for it…

Tropical Hooter


1 oz. Liqueur, melon

1 oz. Rum, coconut (Malibu)

2 oz. Cranberry Juice

2 oz. Pineapple Juice

Mixing Instructions:

Mix ingredients over ice in glass. Shake if preferred.

And what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t recommend a demeaning shot for my fellow ladies?  WARNING: all boys will be coming to the yard to watch you take this shot.

Blow Job


3/4 oz. Irish Cream (Bailey’s)

3/4 oz. Kahlua

Top with Whipped cream

Mixing Instructions:

Combine Kahlua and Bailey’s in a shot glass, and top with a puff of whipped cream. It must be shot without using your hands!

I hope Jennifer’s ready…I’m gonna have so much sex with her this weekend.

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Food & Travel

Travel Overseas and Revolutionize Your Life


The desire to explore the world is human nature. Experiencing new tastes and cultures, learning new languages and customs — these are the things that keep our brain engaged and growing and make rich memories. By taking in the greater world, you inevitably experience some amazing personal growth. Here are some of the ways that happens:

The people

The sights and wonders of the wide world are magnificent and transformative, but they are only a piece of the puzzle. People are what make travel magic. It may be interactions with locals or encounters with fellow travelers that spark lifelong friendships or simply constitute an incredible moment.

In poor and rich countries alike, children will capture your heart. No matter the circumstances, they are playful, curious, and a joy to interact with. Those are the moments that will bring great personal growth and gratitude.

The food

An integral part of travel is trying the local flavors and foods. Your memories will be visceral. The smell of spices and fragrant scents will forever bring you back to those moments when you experienced something new and exotic.

Often, it opens up a world of culinary curiosity that brings flair, flavor, and health benefits when you return to day-to-day life in the US. This is a delight to indulge: travel for the sake of inspiring the taste buds! You’ll likely find yourself seeking out these dishes — or even making them yourself — back home.

The freedom

Europe makes it incredibly easy to ditch an itinerary. Jump on a train and explore without the hassles of driving, to make hotel reservations, or the time crunch to accomplish XYZ. Find a place you love? Spend a little extra time there. The freedom to make spur-of-the-moment memories is an experience itself.

Personal growth

Travel is eye-opening and life-changing because it means seeing various cultures up close and personal. Rich, poor, culturally wealthy, or historically vital, travel brings depth to a person’s understanding of the world and where you fit in it.

The adage that traveling as a couple will either make or break the relationship definitely rings true. The stressors of travel can make for less than romantic moments: exhaustion, close quarters, culture shock, and language barriers may bring out the worst in some people. On the other hand, it can cement a relationship by showcasing each person’s ability to thrive in challenging environments and experiencing once-in-a-lifetime activities together.

No matter the place or the purpose of traveling abroad, it will change your life, broaden your world, and create insightful perspectives.

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Food & Travel

Quick and Easy Recipes for Students


After hitting the books all day or walking over 3 miles throughout campus, your body is ready for some fuel. Don’t mess around trying to find something that looks amazing but takes an Iron Chef to make. Here are a few quick, easy and cheap recipes for you to try.

Mexi Dogs

12 flour tortillas
12 hot dogs
1 cup refried beans
1/2 cup cheese, your choice
1/2 cup salsa, your choice


1. Heat beans and spread on a warm tortilla.

2. Place a hot dog on top.

3. Sprinkle cheese and roll up the tortilla like a crepe.

4. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes.

5. Serve with the salsa. Corona is optional.


Nuked Scrambled Eggs

4 eggs
3 teaspoons milk
salt and pepper
diced onions


1. Beat the eggs.

2. Add milk, salt and pepper.

3. Mix in diced onion.

4. Cook in microwave safe dish and on high for 2 minutes.

5. Stop and stir, be careful may be hot.

6. Cook an additional 1 1/2-2 minutes longer.


Dogs N’Taters

6 beef hot dogs, sliced
4 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 potatoes, peeled and diced
2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese


1. In a large skillet, saute hot dogs in oil until browned.

2. Add onion, garlic salt, and pepper; cook 1 minute.

3. Add potatoes and cook on med, turn potatoes periodically.

4. Continue cooking until potatoes are tender and browned.

5. Sprinkle with cheese.

6. Let the cheese melt into the potatoes.


Peanut Butter Fudge (One of the easiest baking recipes ever)

1 – 16 ounce can vanilla frosting

1 – 18 ounce jar peanut butter


1. Empty jar of peanut butter in a mixing bowl.

2. Heat vanilla frosting in its container, pull off all the foil lining before, in microwave for about one minute or until fully melted.

3. Pour the melted frosting in the bowl with the peanut butter and mix well.

4. Quickly pour the mix into a 9×13 pan, allow fudge to set, cut into small squares, and munch away!

If you still have no desire to cook any of these super easy dishes , try Dominos. No ingredients necessary.

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Food & Travel

How To Throw a Kegger: Level – Badass




Throwing a Kegger is like a social rite of passage in a person’s College life.


If you do it right, you’ll be deemed a party God by your peers.  If you do it wrong, everyone will probably get severely wasted and still like you anyways, so don’t worry.


But we’re not here to teach you how to be mediocre; we’re here to show you how to be the effing Hercules of Keggers.  Let’s do this!


First thing’s first.  You need to be semi-responsible and decide where you’re going to throw your Kegger.  You want somewhere reasonably close to Campus so you don’t have a bunch of drunk drivers and stragglers afterwards.  Make sure to tell neighbors you’re having a shindig, and give them your number so they have a chance to call you before they call the cops if your party gets too rowdy.  Block off rooms you don’t want people getting into, and stash valuable belongings in a safe place.


Good job being responsible.  Onwards to getting plastered!


Look up where you can buy a Keg.  Go get the keg of your choice.  Kegs range anywhere from $50-$100 depending on what kind of beer you choose, as well as an additional $30-$100 refundable deposit to rent the keg and the tap.  Make 100% certain that you leave with the correct tap for your keg (a tap is the apparatus used to open the keg.  It then remains on the keg and the nozzle is used to pour drinks).


After you get your keg, you should buy a crap ton of ice.  As soon as you get your keg safely home, put your keg in a big plastic bucket and fill the bucket with ice so your beer chills and isn’t foamy.  It’s also a good idea to put your tap on top of the ice so it gets cold too.  Cold beer + warm tap = foam.  It’s a good idea to let your keg chill for at least 2 hours.

This is what a keg should look like before a party:


Now it’s time to round up some peeps.  Invite your good friends of course, but just know that there WILL end up being complete strangers at your party (if they’re hot, it’s not a bad thing, right?).


Now for the equivalent of carving a turkey on Thanksgiving – tapping the keg.  If you don’t want to look like a total dumb ass and get beer sprayed all over yourself and party-goers, watch this awesome tutorial:




Are you ready to rock!?


It’s almost time to let the good times roll, my friend.  The first five or so cups of “beer” are actually going to be foam from the pressure the beer has created inside the keg.  Pump that sh*t out and rock and roll.


At first you shouldn’t have to use the pump to dispense your beer, but from time to time a few pumps are needed.  You might need a beer buddy for this to pump while you push the nozzle.  Always hold the nozzle to the side of your cup to help eliminate foam.


Now get out there and enjoy your damn party, my little Hercules.

 Go home snowman, you’re drunk.


Unless you’re rolling in dough, it’s okay and common to charge for cups (beer) at your Kegger.  Just designate a buddy to tie a pack of cups to their pants and direct guests their way.  If you want to score points with the ladies, you can let them drink for free.  Tip for this tip:  Choose a color besides red for your cups if charging.  Some people bring their own solo cups trying to outsmart the system.


Play some games!  Everyone loves games!  For Keggers, “Flip Cup,” and the ever popular “Beer Pong,” are most appropriate.  Read our Party Games article for directions to these games.

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Food & Travel

Cheap Dorm Room Recipes


Whether it’s 3am after a night of binge drinking, or 6am before a long day of classes, we all have a ferocious hunger dragon in our stomachs that needs to be slayed.

So you zombie-walk over to your cupboards to find some crackers, then open up your fridge and find…mayo?  If the horrible mixture of last night’s White Russians and Bloody Mary’s hasn’t made you want to vomit, surely cream of crackers will. 

Luckily for you, can turn your scant foodstuffs like bread, eggs, and ketchup into a five star “eggs n stuff on bread” – now that’s two servings of awesome. 

So if you’re sick of a peanut butter jelly sandwich, and ramen diet – get creative!  Even if your sole ingredient is beer, has a recipe for you called, “drunk.”

Just remember: there’s no way to make that month-old milk taste good. 

Here are some samples of recipes you can probably make with ingredients in your fridge right now.

Eggs on Toast


1/2 tablespoon butter

1 slice white bread

1 egg


1. Butter both sides of bread. Cut a circular hole in the center of the slice of bread, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

2. Heat a frying pan or griddle on medium-high heat. When the frying pan is hot, place the bread into the pan and let it brown for one minute. Flip the toast over and let the other side brown for one minute.

3. Break the egg into the hole in the bread. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the egg is cooked to the consistency you prefer.

Grilled Cheese on a Stick 


9 thin slices sandwich bread (such as Pepperidge Farm Very Thin white bread)

6 deli-style slices cheddar cheese

Melted butter


Preheat a grill to medium-high. Arrange 3 thin slices sandwich bread, such as Pepperidge Farm Very Thin white bread, on a work surface. Top each with 1 deli-style slice cheddar cheese, slice bread, another slice cheese and slice bread. Trim and discard the crusts. Brush the sides of each stack with melted butter. Quarter each diagonally to form 12 triangles. Spear a 6-inch skewer into each quarter and butter the cut sides. Grill each side. 

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies 


1 cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg


Cream together sugar and egg then add peanut butter, mix well. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Press with sugar fork.   Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. You can use creamy or chunky peanut butter.

…and last, but not least…



A 12-pack of beer.


Well, you have no ingredients except beer so really your only option is to get drunk.

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Food & Travel

Healthy Ramen Noodle Recipes: Living on a College Budget


While most people are aware of the obesity crisis sweeping our nation, many claim that eating the right foods is too expensive. Ramen noodles have long been known as a cheap and easy meal that can be prepared in as little as minutes. It is likely you have heard of the soup, but too few have given it the credit it deserves. You can get creative with Ramen noodles and prepare three very healthful meals for the entire family to enjoy while sticking to your budget!

1. Green Bean Delight


  • 1-2 lbs fresh green beans
  • 1 package Ramen noodles
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation- Prepare the green beans by cutting off the ends and washing them. Steam them for five minutes or until tender. Combine the oil, the Ramen noodles seasoning packet and the Ramen noodles, crumbled into small pieces, in a large, non-stick frying pan. Coat the noodles in the oil and then add the steamed green beans. On medium heat, stir the mixture occasionally until heated through. Add the almonds and stir over low heat. When almonds are heated, serve immediately, adding salt and pepper to taste.

2. Ramen Noodle Walnut Salad


  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 package Rarmen noodles
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 bunch chopped broccoli
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation- Combine walnuts and noodles in a large frying pan and lightly brown with butter. Allow to cool and drain on paper towles. Toss lettuce, broccoli and green onions and set aside. Combine vinegar, oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper to create dressing. Combine all three mixtures together and serve.

3. Ramen Noodles with Beef and Asparagus


  • 1 lb thinly sliced steak, your choice of cut
  • 1 1/2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb aspargus, cut in 2 in pices
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 packages Ramen noodles
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation- Brown steak in a large frying pan with olive oil. Add garlic and allow to cook five additional minutes to release flavor. When steak is cooked through, add water and asparagus. Cook until aspargus is tender. Add Ramen noodles and soy sauce. Cook until noodles are tender. Serve hot.

Eating healthful does not have to be expensive. Ramen noodles offer an excellent alternative to pasta, and, with these three creative recipes, you can save time and money on a meal that not only tastes good, but provides nutrition your body needs.

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Food & Travel

7 Ways to Fund a Summer Vacation

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Is your savings account looking a little thin? Summer is already here, and maybe your plan to put 10 percent of each paycheck aside for a summer trip didn’t quite work out. That’s okay, because there are other ways to fund an epic summer adventure, and some of them only take a few minutes. Ready to get the money necessary for a summer vacation that won’t ever be forgotten?

Start by considering ways to cut current budget sucks right now. Every little bit counts, and scoring last-minute deals on airfare and lodging can help get vacationers ahead. Here are seven wacky ways you can potentially fund that summer trip. Try one or try them all; the days are already getting shorter.


WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. WWOOFers work on farms around the world in exchange for free room, board, and meals. For some, it’s a lifestyle, but for others it’s a last-ditch opportunity to go on vacation with zero budget. Funding isn’t really an issue here, and all it costs is a bus ticket or car share. This is the most budget-friendly approach, but farm work isn’t for everyone.

2. Donate plasma

Blood isn’t worth anything in itself, but plasma donations can earn up to $60 per visit, and most people can donate about three times per week. You need to be healthy, have no recent piercings or tattoos, and weigh at least 120 lbs. in order to donate. There’s always a high need, but there can also be long lines.

3. Get a Craigslist gig

There are always people willing to pay something for just about anything on Craigslist. Whether it’s babysitting, dog walking, being a promotional model, or driving someone to their appointments, Craigslist is a smorgasbord of opportunities. Just be careful and steer clear of anything that seems too good to be true.

4. eBay and garage sales

Summer is the perfect time for a garage sale, so start putting up those cardboard signs and getting rid of things that are no longer useful to you. For items that are worth a bit more, selling them on eBay is a better bet. Most people have at least a few things around the house worth a little money and no longer being used, so use them to fund that summer trip.

5. Look for bank deals

Many local banks offer an incentive for opening a free checking account. For example, Homestreet Bank offers up to $300 for new customers. Requirements may include signing up for direct deposit or cutting up a current debit card (which can be replaced for free). Look around to see what deals are in town.

6. Hit the jackpot

If only it were that easy to win the Powerball! However, going for smaller pools like a local bingo hall or raffle will substantially improve your odds of winning. There’s also such a thing as beginner’s luck, so you could bank on that to fund your vacation. Mobile casinos are another great option, because bets can be low and you don’t have to commute to the casino (which wastes gas).

7. Sublet

For those who have a great home or apartment, consider moving in with family or friends for a month and sublet for a profit. This isn’t always legal, so check with the landlord first, or consider getting a short-term roommate. Rent is often a person’s biggest expense, and even saving one month of it fund a decent trip.

Summer vacations are a blast, so get creative in 2013. There are many options out there, and if you’re committed, you can make it happen. Now the only issue is deciding where to go. . . .

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Food & Travel

Why Low-Carb Food Is More Popular During the Summer

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Summer brings many of the things we love: long days, pleasant evenings, beach weather, backyard barbecues, and good food. As people’s thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors, low-carb foods become the grub of choice for the season.

Here’s a look at why low-carb food is more popular during the summer, and how to get your low-carb diet started.

Low carbs in the hot summer

As temperatures rise, people are drawn to foods that contain lower carbohydrates. Low-carb foods encourage your body to use naturally stored fats as its main energy source, instead of unhealthier foods that add levels of fat. With the body consuming these stores of fat, people on low-carb diets often see their weight drop fairly quickly.

So, why is this so important during the summer? Given that people tend to spend more time outdoors, wear less clothing, and want to look good for the pool or the beach, low-carb foods are a popular (if short-term) way to slim down without the drudgery of exercise. Once we begin to hide our bodies under layers of clothing as the weather gets cold again, peer pressure to look good recedes, and low-carb foods go on the “good idea, try later” shelf.

This may not even be a conscious decision. Even if people don’t start the summer intending to eat only low-carb food to fit into a bikini or look sharp without a shirt, they unconsciously choose food options they know (or believe) to be healthier because of the vague notion that it’s good for them. They may see other people with perfect summer bodies, and unwittingly alter their diet to reach for their ideal.

So when people go out to eat during the summer, they tend to order lighter, fresh menu dishes. Perhaps, too, as the days get hotter, people swerve away from hearty meals, and more toward the simple and healthier offerings of low-carb foods.

Getting your low-carb diet started

Whether you’re looking to drop some weight and hit the beach, or just want to cool down, here are some options to help you get going on your low-carb diet. Vegetables like sprouts, celery, tomatoes, and eggplants are a start. Throw in some fruits like watermelons, raspberries, and cherries, and meats like ribs, grilled chicken, or shrimp.

You don’t have to scrimp on desserts, either. Strawberry cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter fudge, pumpkin pie, even a (low-carb) chocolate mousse can help you round off a delicious meal without fear of showing a few extra pounds in your swimsuit.

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Food & Travel

From Sharks to War Zones – Dangerous Photography Infographic


Considering becoming an action photographer? Do you laugh in the face of danger and consider yourself an adrenaline junkie? Do you have a need for speed, a thirst for adventure and a desire for danger? If so, this could be the job for you. There are a number if skills required in becoming an action photographer, far more than just taking a decent snap. Action photography is definitely not for the feint hearted. Take a look at the check list below and see if you have what it takes.

You must be fluent in the language of every volatile country that is, or is likely to become a war


You must have experience of working closely with wild animals, preferably in a circus environment.

You should have experience of deep sea diving at a minimum of 200 feet.

You should have lived in a cave at some pint of your life for a period exceeding 18 months.

You should have been struck by lightning at least once.

looking at the Canon Eos 600d


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