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Don’t point that gun at him, he’s an unpaid intern!

Life Hack: Bulldog clips + Cables = Win.

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This is a Life Hack.

This is a Life Hack.

Life is full of obstacles. Life Hacks are how you kick those obstacles in the teeth. This Life Hack via Reddit, is pure genius.

Having productivity issues? Try Hemingway’s Hack.

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Hemingway had a few tricks up his sleve to keep him writing.

Hemingway had a few tricks up his sleeve to make sure he kept writing.

Maximizing productivity is a goal that a lot of people have. Ernest Hemingway, world famous author and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize in literature, was a pretty productive guy. Hemingway had a secret to his productivity that seems almost too simple. He has a way to permanently keep himself from getting writer’s block.

Hemingway said:

“The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day … you will never be stuck. Always stop while you are going good and don’t think about it or worry about it until you start to write the next day. That way your subconscious will work on it all the time. But if you think about it consciously or worry about it you will kill it and your brain will be tired before you start”

Hemingway and other writers such as Roald Dahl have used this trick to keep them productive, and it seems to work.

So, the basic idea is don’t finish your daily task if you want to keep the momentum going. The more momentum, the more productivity. If you make finishing your task your next task, you will have more momentum when you start up again.

To put it simply:

You should stop your task when:

1) You know what you will do to finish it.
2) When you feel the drive to finish it.
3) When you reach a creativity peak.

—–Then don’t think about your task until the next day.—

Using Hemingway’s trick will help you to:
1) Avoid being stuck.
2) Keep your momentum going.
3) Start the next day with the reward of finishing a task.
4) Boost your self confidence and motivation level before moving on to the next task.
5) End your day on a high note.
6) Allow your brain purposeful rest when you stop working.
7) Allow your subconscious to work on the bigger picture while you relax.

This trick works not only for writing but for any creative process. So, no matter what you need to get done, take a tip from Hemingway and take a break when you’re ahead. You will feel more confident and be more productive!

I trust your cash will fund my future, mom and dad.

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Trustfund Guy

Trust Fund Babies. Is there anything more annoying?

A lot of students are lucky enough to have Mom and Dad front the bill for their college education. College is expensive enough, but according to the Wall Street Journal, college isn’t the only thing parents are stuck paying for.

In all seriousness, some parents have always shelled out cash for their kids. With college graduates facing a brutal job market, kids are milking the teat for as long as possible. A better solution? Getting one or several internships before (or even after) graduating can help make all the difference.

After all, rich kids like to work for free, and with the bad economy, parents are worried.  So, an ever-more popular solution is buying their kids that foot in the door with an internship post-college. Some parents are creating direct mail campaigns advertising their kid’s potential, while others just buy internships in auctions.

Internship-placement programs are doing really well, but the price paid is pretty steep. University of Dreams in Los Gatos, California helps place interns at internships, for a whopping $5000-$9000 dollars. If that is a little out of your price range, you could always try out Fast Track Internships, they will help you polish your cover letter and resume for a mere $799.

The reality is, we don’t all have rich parents. And yes, internships are invaluable, and can defintely help you become successful, but there should be an easier, more accessible way to get an internship. That’s why we started — we want to help you get the internship of your dreams at a price that’s a little more affordable for everyone: Free.

Memoirs of a scanner. Or printer. Or Geisha. Or whatever.

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Memoirs of a scanner/copier. A good instructional video on what not to do with your office scanner.

Memoirs of a Scanner (Martinibomb Version) from Damon Stea on Vimeo.

Wanted: One Dutch Speaking Intern

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breakfast machine

Ok Go has gone and done it again. Oh haha, la-dee-da. I’m so nonchalant about making reference to pop-culture, I don’t even know how it has come to pass. Oh dearie! *Stopping now.*

Intern Inc. needs someone who can build us a Rube Goldberg. If you can speak Dutch, all the better. Email us: or Tweeterize at us @internwhisperer. Why Dutch, you ask?