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If you’re as obsessed with trivia as we are, you’ll be happy to hear about this app. QuizCross combines Trivia with the childhood favorite, Tic-Tac-Toe. Take turns answering trivia questions in order to win your square…three squares in a row means Tic-Tac-Toe! Topics range from science to sports to entertainment, so pop culture junkies and chemistry whizzes will both be satisfied. It’s the perfect app for your study break – fun AND challenging. Download it today and give your brain the workout it deserves!
Have you ever played before? Tell us what you think!
Once again, Glamour Magazine has picked their Top 10 College Women for the year! This list of extraordinary ladies is just as inspiring as the list featured last year. Each year, more than 1,000 young women are nominated based on their on-campus achievements. Eventually, the nominees are narrowed down to 10. Each of the ten students demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, academic success, involvement in their communities, and unique ambitions. Keep reading for a preview of this year’s winners!
Katherine Bomkamp – West Virginia University: Katherine developed the Pain Free Socket, a patented prosthetic insert meant to alleviate phantom pain in amputees. Inspired by injured soldiers, her invention landed her a spot in the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors and as the youngest person to speak at the Royal Society of Medicine’s Innovation Summit in London!
Grace Young – MIT: This robotics whiz grew up inspired by the machinery in her great-grandfather’s chocolate factory. However, it didn’t take Willy Wonka to make this girl’s dreams become a reality. She currently helps build marine robots that explore oceans – one even mapped a portion of the underside of Antarctic sea ice!
Alice Lee – University of Pennsylvania: Lee’s history shows the power of moving outside of the box. She took a semester off back in 2011 to intern at Foursquare and travel to Ethiopia, where she shot photos that helped raise money for schools there. Her Web resume, Dear Instagram, had more than 80,000 in a week and she will soon be the youngest product designer at Dropbox.
Micah Schure – Emerson College: Micah is no stranger to the music industry. Growing up with a music-publicist as a mother and an avid guitar-player as a father, it seemed as though the music became a part of her as a young age. Since then, she’s performed her original tunes across the country, including at a fund-raiser with Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame. With her talent, she’s destined for something great.
Want to see the full list of the amazing college women? Click here to keep reading! Who inspires you?
As you may already know, we at Barnes & Noble College are excited to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity this year. We believe in their mission to provide affordable housing for all and are honored to be working with this organization. This week is Act! Speak! Build! Week – a week that hopes to transcend Habitat’s build sites. Building homes has always been the heart of what Habitat for Humanity does but, this week, they hope to expand the scope of their mission “from raising a hammer and raising funds to include raising your voice.” They are encouraging everyone to really advocate decent, affordable housing for all…and we’re happy to help.
You might have already seen our posts encouraging our Facebook fans to share a status update with the message of Act! Speak! Build! Week. Today, we’re changing things up a bit to get people talking. We’re asking that everyone SPEAK their minds and show their support for Habitat in a very simple way.
Today, post a status update or tweet that contains only the color of your childhood home and the hashtag #ActSpeakBuild. Let’s get people talking and raise awareness around Act! Speak! Build! Week!
Maddie is a delightful, adorable coonhound who traveled with her owner, Theron, on a year-long, cross-country photojournalism trip. During any downtime, Theron took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: posing on things.
Theron and Maddie came by the Tulane University Bookstore yesterday and – in true form – Maddie posed on plenty of “things”!
Be sure to check out the book Maddie On Things! These snapshots of Maddie standing on whatever she can find will make you feel as if you’re on a road trip of your own.
Not long after the release of The Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful, it seems as though the dazzling Emerald City has jumped off of the movie screen and onto the runways. This vivid emerald shade has been deemed Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year. We’re here to showcase some of our favorite looks featuring this dynamic shade.
Look #1: A night out is the perfect time to show off this vibrant shade. Pair a ruffled, emerald tank with a fun pair of skinny jeans for a bold look that doesn’t cross over into being tacky. Simple black booties and a stack of silver bangles are great finishing touches. Dab on some emerald nail polish to complete the entire outfit.
Look #2: Just because you’re going to an internship, doesn’t mean you can’t sport this trend. A belted dress (like the one below) is conservative, trendy, and comfortable. Add some diamond studs and a demure (but still trendy!) pair of heels and you’re ready to head off to work for the day.
Look #3: Want to add some emerald green to an outfit without fully committing? Emerald accessories are tons of fun and add a pop of color! Opt for a statement necklace (like below) or choose a green eyeliner to spice things up.
How would you incorporate emerald into your own wardrobe? Post a comment and share it with us!
Sometimes, a few little words can brighten your whole day. Spread a little cheer each day with these #MadeInTheUSA car magnets from Natural Life. Natural Life is the ultimate place to find fun stuff and sentimental accessories. Founder, Patti Hughes had a deep passion for creating sentimental keepsakes. Eventually, she turned this hobby from a passion into a business. Since then, Natural Life has blossomed and now offers all sorts of free-spirited gifts that inspires their recipients to BE HAPPY.
With quaint designs and motivational messages, these magnets are the perfect accessory for your car. What is even more beautiful than the designs is that Natural Life is dedicated to bringing happiness to the places in the world that need it most. Many of their products are dedicated to a mission of philanthropy and community outreach. Now THAT is something worth supporting!
I would have to say that one of my favorite magnets features an Owl and the famed Beatles’ line, “Let it Be.” Check out all of the magnets they have and let us know your favorite!
Natural Life’s line of car magnets is available in select Barnes & Noble College campus bookstores. Swing by and check them out for yourself! Add a little extra cheer to your life.
Whatever your opinion, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg is making headlines. Her new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, has been called a feminist manifesto by some and calls on women to tackle gender bias in the workplace themselves.
Through a series of anecdotes and personal messages, Sandberg’s book urges women to sit at the table, keep their hands raised, and make their voices heard. She doesn’t want women to miss opportunities by leaning back.
“No one gets to the corner office by sitting on the side and not at the table.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In
Have you read Sandberg’s book? Pick up a copy at select Barnes & Noble College campus bookstores and tell us what you think!