15 Things College Students ACTUALLY Want To See Under The Christmas Tree

15 Things College Students ACTUALLY Want To See Under The Christmas Tree

Help out your local college student by paying off their student loans this Christmas.

Everyone knows that college students are tired, broke, stressed and hungry. This Christmas, take those predicaments into consideration when shopping for your college student.

Enough of the kitchen utensils, HDMI cords, bed risers, crockpots and bedding. Here are 15 things your college student will actually want this Christmas.

1. Enough money to pay off student loans.

This doesn’t even need an explanation.

2. More in our kitchens than just bagels and Lime-A-Ritas.

Oh, I don't know, maybe some apples, a loaf of bread, some cereal. Just so we don't starve.

3. This giant smiley stress ball.

For when we're stressed enough to eat that entire loaf of bread you just gave us.

4. Coloring books that can take all the pain away.

Instead of getting things done, we can procrastinate by coloring our stress away! Here’s a good one from ModCloth for $20.

5. A year’s worth of rent payments.

This is a way better option than eviction because that means we'd have to come back home. To your house. In your space. Oh, the humanity.

6. This “Get Your Shit Together” notepad.

For the college student in your life who knows nothing but procrastination.

7. Internships that entail more than making coffee and copies.

Please give us real things to do. We're bored and need things to talk about in our interviews for real jobs.

8. For those who just need to fit in, one of these overpriced water bottles.

Why does everyone have these? Why are they so small? You can buy one covered in Swarovski crystals for a mere $1500. What a steal!

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9. If they have a car, gas gift cards.

I'm not even trying to be funny with this one. It's life-saving.

10. This *sensational* book of Bob Ross quotes.

"Make love to the canvas." - Bob Ross

Yes, remind your college student to always make love to the messy, abstract canvas that is college life.

11. 100 percent free textbooks until graduation...

How can five books total $400?

12. ...and ones we’ll actually use more than twice in an entire semester.

Thanks, Professor Evil, for making us buy the $50 textbook you co-wrote, only to read two of its chapters.

13. This set of grammar-conscious pencils.

Please, I beg of you, make sure your college student knows the difference between "your" and "you're." It's really not that difficult. Yours truly, the grammar police.

14. Noise-canceling headphones that actually work.

Perfect for those still trying to survive dorm life. I'll just say that it's amazingly easy to hear what neighbors have going on at all hours. Here's a Bose pair from Target for $179.

15. For dining hall food to actually be edible.

One time I ate a misshapen meatball that I thought was bread. I’m not kidding.

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10 Iconic Songs To Remember Avicii, The Late Swedish Dj Who Once Ruled The EDM Genre

"One day you'll leave this world behind, so live a life you will remember."

On Friday, April 20th, Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii has passed away at 28-years-old.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."

Avicii was one of the most successful DJs in the world of EDM. Before taking over the electric music scene, Bergling released beats on Laidback Luke Forum — a popularly used forum where DJs and producers would upload music and seek feedback from uprising peers.

The Swedish DJ shattered the charts on an international scale in 2011 with what became an iconic progressive house track "Levels," which hit No. 1 in Sweden and in the United States. With other big-name DJs taking notice, David Guetta collaborated with Avicii in the hit, "Sunshine."

"Levels" and "Sunshine" both earned Grammy nominations. That very same year, he became the first electronic artist to headline New York City's legendary performance arena, Radio City Music Hall.

The success continued to roll for the Swedish DJ with multiple top-chart bangers, including "Wake Me Up," featuring Aloe Blacc the first country/EDM mash-up back in 2013. His second album, "Stories," then dropped two years later and featured vocals from recording artists like Gavin DeGraw, Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Matisyahu, Wyclef Jean, and Brandon Flowers.

With so much success, fame, and fortune the average person might think he was living the dream — but this lifestyle of being a world-renown DJ is not ideal for everyone, Avicii included.

The Swedish DJ had publically known health issues several years prior to his unexpected death. He suffered from acute pancreatitis primarily caused by excessive drinking. He even had to cancel shows in order to recover after having his gallbladder and appendix removed after issues with his pancreas.

When being interviewed by "The Hollywood Reporter" in 2016 he announced he would quit touring altogether for the sake of his well-being.

"To me, it was something I had to do for my health. The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I'm more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”

In 2017, Bergling was in the midst of making a comeback when collaborating with Ria Ora in his EP, entitled "Avici (01) with the hit "Lonely Together."

Just six days before his death, he released yet another banger featuring Marshmello and Shawn Mendes entitled, "Fly with Me."

In honor of his brilliant work, creativity, and passion for mixing, here's some of his well-known work:

1. "Levels"

2. "Hey Brother"

3. "Fly With Me (Wings to Fly)"

4. "Wake Me Up"

5. "Lonely Together"

6. "Friend of Mine"

7. "The Nights"

8. "I Could Be The One"

9. "Sunshine"

10. "Liar, Liar"

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'Fit Tea' And Other Fad Cleanses Don't Work The Miracles You Think They Do, Reconsider Before Trying One

Trust me, the celebrities that promote it probably don't use it.

Oh, Fit Tea. You've seen it on Instagram, whether it's a sponsored add that pops up, a fitspo you follow or one of the Kardashian sisters promoting it. Fit Tea is EVERYWHERE. But does it actually work? I won't save the suspenseful answer because it doesn't.

Fit Tea is just another weight loss gimmick to get girls like you reading this article to think you will magically lose 10 pounds if you just drink the tea all day every day for two weeks or more. But have you ever noticed the types of girls these companies have to promote these teas?

Girls that are already fit, famous, or lived a healthy lifestyle BEFORE this magical fit tea came knocking at their door with a pretty check.

Let me explain something: When you put your body through a "cleanse" you do clean out all of the bad, you may even shed a few pounds. But when you continue your regular diet throughout or after the cleanse, your body goes back to where it was before, and I am sure it was beautiful.

A healthy lifestyle will get you to that summer body that you may be so eager to achieve. Notice I said lifestyle, and not a diet because I do not believe in diets. You try something, it works, you go back o your regular routine, and you gain the weight back and it's a neverending struggle and fights with body-positivity and confidence.

Once you start exercising, feeding your body healthy foods, and living in whatever way healthy is to you, then you will see results.

So please, do not give into Fit Tea or any sort of "detox" that says you will lose 10lbs in a week, because it is not healthy, the celebrities promoting it probably don't even drink it themselves, and you can find alternate, realistic ways of reaching your goals.

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