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Now, we don’t want to encourage you to procrastinate or anything (we take school very seriously here, duh) but we also know that sometimes what you really need during an intense study session is a quick break, to laugh a little, catch up on what’s trending and in the news, and recharge before you  sit down to write that 10 page essay. The College Mixer is our attempt at making things easier for you — here are today’s top links from around the web!


 Five Things College Admissions Directors Won’t Tell You (via Forbes)

Oh really? There’s just 5 things that the admissions directors keep to themselves? Sorry admissions office but the fact that you are one pricey lady is not a secret.

Top-Tier College Athletes Could Face Higher Risk Of Health Problems Later In Life (via Huffington Post)

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According to researchers from Indiana University college athletes, compared to non athletes, are more likely to have chronic injuries and be diagnosed with osteoarthritis by the time they reach middle age. A thought solution would be for the athletes to maintain an equal level of exercise after they graduate, even if they are no longer playing that specific sport, because it is the drastic decrease in physical activity that can cause many of the problems.

Pharrell Williams’ Grammys hat auctioned to Arby’s for $44,100, proceeds to go to charity (via NY Daily News)

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One Hand To Another, a charity for at-risk teens, has received the auction money as a donation by Pharrell Williams. Arby’s bought the singer’s hat, a Vivienne Westwood, most likely because it so strongly resembles their logo. After a thank you tweet from Williams, Arby’s replied with “We’re HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back.”

73 Desperate Thoughts That Only Appear When The Internet Is Down (via BuzzFeed)

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We’ve all been there, and we’re all probably ashamed to admit that this list of thoughts looks a little too familiar from the last power outage. Would you give up sex to have the internet back? How about your mom?

The Adele Dazeem Name Generator (via Slate)


Did you totally love it when John Travolta called Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” at the Oscars? Well now he can call you something that’s definitely not a real name too! Just check out this little widget and Travoltify your name!

What was your favorite link of the day?