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It’s midterm time, aka, a good time to get shit together.  If you are anything like me – this is not an easy task. I often find that by the middle of the semester I feel like I am constantly being pulled in a million different directions WHICH usually means – I don’t actually end up going in any direction. This is not exactly the best state of mind to be in the night before you have a test that is 30 percent of your  grade.

So my gift to you (and myself) is a place where you can hopefully find some focus. At least I think some of these tips have helped me. They may seem a bit like common sense or redundant, but one of the tips, “create a place by the door,” has helped me. I used to just throw my lanyard with my keys somewhere in the clutter of my desk. Now, I’ve found that I can save a lot of time that would have been spent digging though papers on my desk by hanging my lanyard on a hook by my dorm door.

Even though this article may seem as if it’s aimed at middle aged women, I think that pretty much anyone can benefit from these tips. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself. I dare you to try one. I mean, even if reading this takes time away from your studying, it’s probably more productive than Facebook and/or Twitter.

– Shannon Hazlitt

Want to know what Mitt Romney and Barak Obama looked like in high school? Well, the 70s probably had a lot do with it. To find out which candidate was more well-rounded, and which candidate looked like a member of Abba, click here.

Considering Romney was once in the Glee Club, perhaps he will sing and dance for us if he is elected president. When he wasn’t bopping to the top, Romney was his high school hockey team manager, on the pep squad, and cross country team. He also showed an early leadership role by stepping in as chairman of the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee. While Romney was boosting his college resume, Obama was shooting hoops. The President’s only extracurricular activity was basketball. But, I’d say he deserves the better style brownie points with his impressive afro and wide, pointy collar.

You can get a glimpse of many other popular politicians on this site as well, including Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin. There are also some pretty hilarious undergrad stories about these policymakers, such as Rick Santorum’s nickname “Rooster,” for his beer-chugging ability during his college years at Penn State.

I think that any of these representatives would be interesting to see at a high school or college party. Although, I doubt that Palin went to many wild gatherings, considering her title of “Head of Fellowship Christian Athletics.”  But, that’s not to say she never witnessed a bumping party full of Russians from her house.

-Shannon Hazlitt

Where Cool Things Happen” could also be called, “A Perfect Stumbles.” There is just something about these bizarre but spectacular shots that will catch your interest for some time.

This site includes 15 Perfectly Timed Photos that are almost too coincidental to be true.  These photographers must have been pretty dedicated; or they must have really good timing. No need for photo-shopping with these. I bet Lady Gaga and some other commonly photo-shopped starts are a bit jealous.

So if your bored, why not use your cell phone for something other than angry birds and try to snap some shots like these?

Or you could check out the CoolFoods category and prepare an Aurora Borealis Glow in the Dark Cocktail.

You can also check out some interesting places to have dinner…like a restaurant in a waterfall.

Some interesting gadgets on the market now and coming out soon, may also catch your eye. Take this literally and check out  these glasses that send you social media updates in the corner of your vision while you are wearing them (and that’s not all…)

There are plenty of other interesting categories, such as cooltransit (with an air-powered car), coolart, coolstays (hotels and other vacation destinations), and cooladvertisements.

Despite the corny category names, I’d say most of the stuff in these categories is legit cool. But don’t take my word for it; Stumble upon it for yourself.

– Shannon Hazlitt



Posted: September 23, 2012 by jerkmag in STUMBLED
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Want a workout that can give you abs in 10 seconds?

So do I, but this one does take a little more time. However, you only need to hold each pose for 5- 10 counts and do three repositions of each.

Oh and there are only five moves. I’m pretty bad at math, but it seems like that’s a pretty speedy way to get a core. For those of you who are even worse at math than me (although part of me doesn’t think you exist) this workout is 90 seconds max.

I also actually think it works because I’ve done a couple of the moves sporadically on my own for longer sets and seen some results.

One more plug for this workout- it’s yoga so you can get abs while you’re distressing. I’d say this is one of those workouts you want to make time for  and the good news is – it’s not even that much time.

Oh, by the way. I also stumbled upon (see what I did there) these while roaming the internet. If these can’t get your boy’s interest, I don’t know what will.

-Shannon Hazlitt

I couldn’t agree with these more—and that there is a list that has been made to spell it out to the fellas out there. Okay, some skills like “run rapids in a canoe ,” and “tackle steep drops on a mountain bike,” may be a bit extreme (although I am not going to argue with any man who has those skills), for the most part I think these skills will come in handy (even though I am not a guy, I’ve had a couple in my life so I think I have an idea). I think that woman should also have most of these skills too, honestly, so we can help the guys who don’t take a look at this list.

-Shannon Hazlitt

Hey Jerks! I’m Shannon Hazlitt. I started blogging for Jerk over the summer when I wasn’t busy serving wine slushies at my other job (I know, you’re jealous). I love stumbling upon good stuff on the internet and little nuggets of knowledge from people smarter than me, so hopefully you will be enlightened if you check out my work in Words O’ Wisdom and Stumbled. For now, here is a little bit about me

Year and Major: I’m a sophomore magazine major unfortunately graduating early in 2014 (Who doesn’t want to stay at Cuse?)

Hometown: I’m from Hector, N.Y. near Ithaca, where there are shirts that literally say “Where the Hector are We?”

Most Embarrassing Moment: I have too many to choose from.

The Biggest Lie I’ve Gotten Away With: I’m still getting away with it.

Feel free to check me out on Twitter @ShanHazlitt and contact with me any suggestions on my work. I promise I can take some criticism and I love hearing from my fellow Jerks. Peace.

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Polaroids have long been a thing of the past, until now.

Unless you are a photographer, you probably aren’t that concerned with getting your photographs developed.  You can instantly upload photos to Facebook, share them on Instagram, and tweet them to your followers.

But Cocograph is interested in another kind of sharing; that is, with your stomach.  The Philadelphia based company lets you send in your snapshots, where they get printed onto artesian chocolate bars.  Yup, you heard right.

You can send in jpegs, scans, even iPhone photos to have printed on chocolate.  And for those Instagram addicts who are probably wondering, YES, you can select any photo from your collection (in fact, it’s recommended).

Even though the Polaroid style is what really creates the buzz, the chocolate it’s attached to is just as important.  Made from a small-batch organic chocolatier in Santa Barbara, CA, each bar is available in milk, white, dark and organic dark chocolate.  It’s easy to create your own perfect gift for birthdays, holidays or anything else.  Want to make your photos even sweeter? You can even add frosting!

The founder of the company, Rae Vittorelli, started this company out of her love of photography, fashion, vintage… and of course, chocolate.  She studied printmaking and photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York.  After graduation Rae’s creativity led her to open her first business, Philly Cake Art.

Finally, art I can enjoy… by eating it!

-Sara Freund


Posted: June 7, 2012 by jerkmag in STUMBLED
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I’m probably real late to the party, but I’ve just recently discovered STUMBLEUPON. Since discovering this blackhole of time and internet space, I’ve found some pretty cool, funny, interesting, fun, MORE ADJECTIVES, stuff and that got me thinking….

Why not share the JERK finds with everyone else?

We’re not selfish.. We like to share.

What we’ve done is collected the coolest links we’ve stumbled upon over the week and put them in a nice post for everyone. As you’ll see, they’ll be categorized under the writers name, that way, you can check out the stuff that your favorite jerk blogger came across – or maybe expose yourself to another bloggers interests. Hell,  maybe you found something awesome that you want to share with everyone, in which case, you’ll just want to send the stumble upon link to blog (at) jerkmagazine (dot) net and we’ll post it up as long as it doesn’t suck.

Enough rambling, onto the goods.

Sara Freund
30 Creative Packaging Designs
Write it down: Note taking tips
Well Timed Photographs
Food that will help your skin

Brooke Leone
Drinkify – Match your music with your beverage
The Difference Between Men and Women
Panorama of Paris
Save The Words

Shannon Hazlitt
Be Strong
John Lennon Happiness Quote
We Are Fortunate

Explore Box: Exploring your interests
GIF reactions to real life situations
The Scale of the Universe in perspective