12 Free Things for Students

by Johnny Webber

1. Amazon Prime – Get free shipping on Amazon items for 6 months.

2. Github – Dozens of free developer resources from great companies to help students learn.

3. Autodesk –  3D design, engineering, and entertainment software.

4. Adobe Software –  Save 60% on all the latest Adobe creative desktop and mobile apps and services at a great price.  

5. Dreamspark – Professional developer and designer tools.

6. RipTiger – Web video downloader.

7. LastPass – LastPass stores your passwords so you don’t have to remember them. Get a free 6-month subscription.

8. Prezi – Bold presentation software.

9. Producteev – Manage your to-do list, assign tasks and get real-time updates on your projects. 

10. WestHost – Free web hosting for one year.

11. ZW3D – An integrated CAD/CAM solution designed for the complete product development process.

12. Fetch – A reliable file-transfer client for Macs.

12 Free Things for Students

7 Subreddits Where You Can Read Amazing Stories

by Johnny Webber

1. r/NoSleep – A place for authors to share their original horror stories.

2. r/WritingPrompts – Daily writing prompts to inspire you.

3. r/TalesFromRetail – A place to exchange stories about your bosses, employees, or those interesting customers you see daily.

4. r/tifu – Redditors share their most epic screw-ups.

5. r/talesfromtechsupport – Stories from those who work in the tech-support industry.

6. r/pettyrevenge – Funny stories of revenge gone petty.

7. r/FanTheories 

A place for fans of various creative works to share theories, interpretations, and speculation related to that particular creative work.

7 Subreddits Where You Can Read Amazing Stories

15 Classic Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

by Johnny Webber

1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

In a terrifying country, where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind, Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions.

2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – There is no violence and everyone is provided for, but Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more.

3. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller – Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.

5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – A world where firemen destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

6. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov – The story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze.

7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan in the height of the Jazz Age.

8. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – 16-year-old Holden Caulfield heads for two days in New York after being expelled from prep school in Pennsylvania.

9. East of Eden by John Steinbeck – This sprawling novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the rivalry of Cain and Abel.

10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey – A wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse.

11. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – A chronicle of the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under – maybe for the last time.

12. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy – An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion.

13. The Stand by Stephen King – An apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.

14. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – The tale of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky.

15. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace – A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the pursuit of happiness in America.

15 Classic Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

Johnny Lists’ Most Popular Posts to Date

by Johnny Webber

1. 70 of the most useful websites on the internet.

2. Advice for people in their twenties.

3. 65 websites to help you save money.

4. 12 useful websites to help you improve your writing.

5. All the motivation you need to hit the gym.

6. 19 videos to help you impress others.

7. 9 websites where you can download free things.

8. 18 essential items for the world traveler.

9. 10 non-fiction books to blow your mind.

10. 9 of the best websites to teach you art skills.

11. 13 resources you should use instead of cable.

12. 15 amazing places you can tour on Google maps.

13. How to protect your online privacy.

14. 15 interactive website to teach you how to code.

15. 7 websites to help you edit and manipulate photos.

Johnny Lists’ Most Popular Posts to Date

7 Websites to Find Interior Design Inspiration

by Johnny Webber

1. houzz.com – Get design ideas, find professionals, and shop for products.

2. ofironandoak.com – The lifestyle brand that focuses on the mastery of a man’s domain.

3. ikeahackers.net – A site about modifications on and repurposing of Ikea products.

4. apartmenttherapy.com – 

Helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized, and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas, and community online.

5. rentaldecorating.com – Top-quality articles and information for decorating the apartment, home, studio, or dorm.

6. curbly.com – Giving you the tools and knowhow to create a place that fits your personality. 

7. remodelaholic.com – A couple turn their boring house into a comfy home for the family.

7 Websites to Find Interior Design Inspiration

7 Ways to Live an Interesting Life

by Johnny Webber

1. Avoid home. Nothing interesting happens at home. Venture out and into the exciting world.

2. Show up. Sometimes going somewhere sounds like too much effort. All you have to do is get the courage to show up. You might end up enjoying yourself.

3. Go alone. Go to parties. Go to sporting events. Go to festivals. Plan things out. If your friends want to come, they can. If they don’t, you can make new friends while you’re there.

4. Take the initiative. Invite friends for gatherings. Host friends for dinner.

5. Go on an adventure. Take a road trip. Visit interesting, new places.

6. Find exciting people. Meet interesting people. Hang out with them. Do what they do.

7. Follow your passion. Do what you love. Learn about it. Talk to people about it. Join groups and meet other people who love it.

7 Ways to Live an Interesting Life

10 Things to Do When You Are Bored

by Johnny Webber

1. Exercise. You can do it wherever you are no matter what equipment you have. Just drop and start doing some push-ups.

2. Take a course online. You could take a formally structured course, or you can do it off and on at your pleasure.

3. Walk somewhere new. Explore your neighborhood a little bit.

4. Tidy the house. Pick up a little. Organize your home and your life.

5. Call a friend. See what your buddy is up to. Maybe call someone you haven’t talked to in a while. It can be just the spark you need to get off your butt.

6. Empty your inbox. You probably procrastinate with your emails. Get them done in one fell swoop.

7. Get to work on that side business. Why not make some money with your free time? There are plenty of ways to make cash right from your home.

8. Watch something insightful. TED talks are a great place to start. Or you can watch one of many fascinating YouTube videos. Or just a good old fashioned documentary.

9. Read a book. You’re always complaining about not having time to read anymore. Here is your chance. Visit your local library, or find a book available in the public domain.

10. Write. Start a novel or a blog, or just write out your thoughts in a journal.

10 Things to Do When You Are Bored

10 Unique and Useful Websites

by Johnny Webber

1. unplugthetv.com – Mind-opening videos uploaded multiple times a day.

2. spruuce.com – A collection of gift guides and useful infographics.

3. camerainstructor.com – A how-to guide for taking awesome pictures.

4. futureme.org – Send your future self a message.

5. relax.li – Relax to the soothing sounds of nature.

6. charitywatch.org – America’s most independent charity watchdog.

7. ohdontforget.com – Schedule text message reminders.

8. torelay.com – Access websites from a new IP address.

9. vocaroo.com – Record your voice with a click.

10. hometips.com – Expert home improvement advice.

10 Unique and Useful Websites

7 Wardrobe Items to Instantly Make You Look Better

by Johnny Webber

1. Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster Glasses – A classic yet sophisticated look.

2. Darn Tough Warlock Crew Socks – Fancy socks for fancy people.

3. Wool Tie from Tie Bar – Silk ties are boring. Add some texture.

4. Mossimo Henley – A great sure to show off your physique. 

5. Slim Chinos – Add some color to your outfits with red and blue chinos.

6. Rucksack No.21 – Backpacks don’t have to be boring.

7. Slim Cotton-Cashmere Sweater – A simple look that works well in layers.

7 Wardrobe Items to Instantly Make You Look Better

7 Addictions You Need to Quit

by Johnny Webber

1. The same old routine. Stop eating at the same places, taking the same walks, and driving the same way to work. Keeping the same old routine leads to the second addiction.

2. Comfort. Comfort leads to complacency. Complacency leads to unfulfilled goals.

3. Wishing failure on others. If we aren’t succeeding as much as we hoped, we tend to wish the same thing for others. Don’t grow into a bitter person.

4. Ignoring new opinions. You think you’re always right, but you’re not. Nobody is. Listen. Hear the other side of things.

5. Avoiding strangers. You can learn so much from new people. Yes, it can be scary, and yes, you might run into a few crazies. But it will pay off in the end.

6. Overthinking. At a certain point you have to stop twirling your thumbs, and take action.

7. Television. Stop wasting your time. Couch potatoes don’t get exercise, and they never think critically.

7 Addictions You Need to Quit

7 Amazing Start Pages

by Johnny Webber

1. popurls.com – An aggregator of popular aggregator websites.

2. netvibes.com – Social media, brand monitoring, news aggregation, data analytics, and real-time intelligence.

3. fpage.co (NSFW language) – A homepage updated daily with interesting links.

4. protopage.com – A personal page with  your own selection of news, blogs, bookmarks, to-do lists, sticky notes, and much more.

5. ustart.org – A free service that collects all your data from the web and groups them on the same page.

6. ighome.com – A clone of the old iGoogle page.

7. start.me – Personalize your start page. Have everything important available at your fingertips.

7 Amazing Start Pages