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SLN Weekly: Student News Digest No.2

Written by Phaedra Corrente

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a compendium of useful, student-related, or otherwise cool news right at your disposal? I mean, the happenings of the outside world aren’t limited to our Facebook feeds, and it’s not exactly efficient to scour a dozen blogs and news sources just to see their latest content.

So we did something about that.

Enter the SLN weekly, a weekly publication containing articles we thought were helpful, relevant, or just batshit crazy (and therefore worthy of mention).

We think you’ll really get a kick out of these stories, but if you feel that something’s missing, don’t hesitate to tell us—we want the digest to be as useful and non-lame as humanly possible.

In case you missed it, click here to see last week’s digest!

This Is What Would Happen If You Woke Up Just An Hour Earlier


“What if I told you there is a way to increase productivity, lessen stress, improve your health with exercise, and look better every day? Would you be willing to try it?”

Students Have 99 Problems And They’re All Loan Related


“The new school term brings the expected final payment of tuition fees, but for some students, their loans aren’t going to cover it. Students can try to find a job, but if the news comes too late that they’ve been awarded more or less money than expected, they have to make up the difference themselves.”

New York Times calls Canada suddenly ‘hip,’ prompting online mockery

CBC News

“A gushing New York Times article that touts Canada as suddenly becoming “hip” is prompting a whole lot of emotion from Canucks online, ranging from gleeful boasts to feelings of downright embarrassment.”

15 fun things to type into Google

The Guardian

“Google’s easter eggs—funny little images, programs or widgets—are legendary, but many of them lie dormant, just waiting for users to type the magic words into the search box. Are they clever? Some are. Are they useful? Most aren’t. But they’re all a welcome distraction from working.”

Toronto Dude Wanted For Stealing $1,500 of Chewing Gum From Pharmacy


“York Regional Police (YRP) are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole $1,500 worth of chewing gum from a pharmacy in Markham, Ontario, in what the police say is a ‘stunning’ act of shoplifting.”

Apple apps, phone contracts rising as loonie weakens

Toronto Star

“The cost of a weak loonie is spreading from strawberries to smartphones as Apple and the Big Three telecom companies hike prices to blunt the impact on their bottom lines.”

Einstein, Chopin, The Dalai Lama And More: Seven Refugees Who Changed The World

All That Is Interesting

“[Here] are seven historical, hugely important refugees whose contributions continue to impact our world even today.”

Science Suggests You Should Not Shower Every Day Anymore


“It turns out that showering on a daily basis isn’t the healthy habit we thought it was.”

How to Overcome Your Inner Dialogue of Doubt and Get Stuff Done


“When you’re trying to start something new, your inner dialogue can amplify your self-doubt and you end up quitting before you start. Luckily you can take a second to get out of your head and get stuff done.”

That’s the bulk of what we wanted to share with you guys this week, but we’re willing to bet that we didn’t catch a few things here and there.

What have you read recently that’s worth sharing? Post some links in the comments below. We’ll check out every single one (for real).

With love,


*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Student Life Network or their partners.