What to Invest in to Save Money as a College Student


For many students, college is an expensive few years of their life. Along with the ever-rising cost of tuition fess, which are currently at an all-time high, students also have to worry about a whole range of other costs, such as the cost of living – rent, food and transportation – not to mention the money spent on study aids such as a new laptop or tablet, textbooks and even accessories such as stationery. Since most students are only able to earn a small wage by working part-time, it’s no surprise that finances can get tight quickly when you’re studying for a degree. We’ve put together some of the best ways to invest your money as a student to ensure that you’re saving as much as possible.

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Drink of the Week: The Improved Cocktail (Take 2)

Image ALT text goes here.So, as we learned last week, once upon a time, the term “cocktail” was not today’s generic term for any mixed alcoholic beverage but instead was a drink that called for a base spirit, bitters, sugar/simple syrup and maybe a bit of additional water and a fruit garnish of some sort. Thus, the original cocktail — which was not, obviously, called the Old Fashioned yet, as it was actually still kind of a newfangled thing — begat the Improved Cocktail, which adds a small amount of a liqueur to the mix and which, unlike the Old Fashioned today, is primarily served up (i.e. with the ice strained out).

While punches and numerous other mixed drinks definitely predated this Gilded Age classic, today’s drink is definitely something of an ur-cocktail in that it presumably helped open the door for the cornucopia of strong boozy beverages that are now the backbone of pretty much any home or professional bartender’s repertoire.

Last week’s Improved Cocktail recipe, however, was built around genever (the ur-gin from the Netherlands), and while that recipe can work very nicely with base spirits that are now more common, I’m not sure it’s the absolute best way to go when you’re dealing with whiskey or brandy. This week’s recipe is purloined/adapted from several different online sources which, in turn, were borrowed from the original recipe from ur-bartender Jerry Thomas. Compared to my genever recipe, it adds literally just a dash of one more ingredient and cuts the liqueur proportion in half, which may work better with base spirits that are somewhat more sweet.

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Mike Haynes Interview: NFL Hall of Fame cornerback on prostate cancer, rule changes and Lyle Alzado


Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. On any given Sunday, one in seven men watching an NFL game will be diagnosed with this disease, but the odds increase to one in five if they are African-American and one in three if they have a family history. These are stats that no one wants to see up on a scoreboard.

I spoke to pro football Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor Michael Haynes about his partnership with an early detection campaign called Know Your Stats and his career as one of the best defensive backs in NFL history. Listen to the full interview here.

On the last NFL rule change to benefit the defense:

I don’t think they even take the defense into consideration when they make rule changes – they take you guys, the fans! You guys are the ones they are considering. It’s like, how can we make our game more exciting? How many fans love a 7-3 football game? I know how important that is. I feel the anxiety and the energy in those 7-3 battles. But today, if a team can’t score 21 or 28 points, something is wrong with that offense. The coach may be fired, his job may be in jeopardy. Anyway, it’s a different game, but I still love the game.

I guess. The rule changes have changed the game so much. A lot of people are not aware of the importance of the rules and how they affect the game. There was a time when the hashes were wider. And when the hash marks were wider, it was very rare that a running back would rush for 1,000 yards. Floyd Little of the Denver Broncos, I recently had a conversation with him about this, and he shared the story that he was the 13th running back in history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season – it was a huge, huge milestone. Today, it’s not a huge milestone. Now, it’s almost commonplace for a guy to rush for 1,000 yards as a running back. So, that created a huge difference in the running game.

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Power and Precision for Your Moving Needs


Moving can always be a stressful exercise, so this is one of those life-hacking areas where you can save yourself a lot of grief by doing some serious research and planning. The more you do ahead of time to make your move efficient, the more stress you’ll avoid later on.

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Buying the Best Motorcycle Mods


Spending money on motorcycle modifications is something most riders enjoy doing. Some decide to make big changes, while others choose small, but they’re all looking for the best motorcycle modification available to give them extra performance. This can become quite an expensive project for the average rider, but there is a way to keep costs at a minimum. By knowing what to change and where to purchase them, you can have the same performance boost at a fraction of the cost.

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