Dear everyone trying to study for finals,
Why are you doing this to yourself? Wouldn’t you much rather be watching funny cat videos or looking for summer dresses on Modcloth? Or maybe you want to check out these awesomely hilarious pronunciation guide youtube videos that will surely confuse any poor person trying to learn English (or French, in some cases). They are only 8 seconds long, so you don’t have to worry about wasting too much time away from your studying. Here are some of my favorites, but you can go see more at the youtube channel here.
Need a break from final exams and cold Middletown winter weather? Take a vacation through sound with aporee.org’s sounds of the world map!
The website makes it easy to explore the world through clips of ambient sound that its users have uploaded. Just click on a circle on the map to hear the sounds of that location, while the map shows you a satellite image of the area. Your sound-vacation is mere mouse clicks away!
Read on after the jump for some cool sound-destinations…
It’s the Holiday Season, and with the joyousness of holiday cheer comes the crushing doom of finals week. But don’t worry, Wesleying is here to help. While many of you watch Arrow on Netflix instead of studying for that Comparative Political Astronomy exam, and others just keep putting off that essay about Whippets in Hats to go people-watch at The Nest, only a few of you will actually accomplish something during your procrastination time. But with today’s episode of Procrastination Destination, your procrastination is guaranteed to end in some kind of
tears success. Whether you find a new dorm room design idea, or a holiday gift for your least-favorite sibling/most-cherished pet (or yourself; Merry Christmas to Me!), you will accomplish something while perusing through these decór-licious websites. Don’t want to buy anything you see? No worries, it’s still probably the coolest doohickey or thingamabob you’ve seen all day. And some of these room designs? Paint me purple and call me a grape, because I would… wine.. for a chance to hang out in one of these houses.
Anyway, I hope some of these things actually inspire you to study for finals, because if your bank account looks like mine, you won’t be able to buy anything featured here unless you get a cushy job after graduating… which won’t happen if you fail Basic Mermaid Anatomy.
Yanko Design: Designs to Blow your Socks off
Ok, the first time I went to Yanko Design, I think I stumbled upon it back when stumbleupon was a thing. Basically, here are all the newest things that inventors and designers have put their time and money into, and for the most part it walks a fine line of awesome and out-there. I recommend, from the main page, clicking on the “Random Design” link on the right hand side of the screen.
Just to get you interested, I’ve made a list of a few of my favorite items discovered on Yanko Design. Check it out, along with more lists (yay, it’s just like Buzzfeed!), after the jump.
Is it weird that I’ve bookmarked so many coffee-related websites despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee?
It’s that time of year, folks: The writers of Wesleying are bringing you our biannual Procrastination Destination feature, where we post a frenzy of addictive, pointless, and/or awesome links to help you get your procrastination on every day for all of finals (today + reading period + actual finals week). Have a link you think would be rad for Procrastination Destination? Email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.
First link in our PD lineup: Coffitivity.
Did you know that the “ambient noise of a coffee shop” can boost your creativity and productivity? Neither did I, but apparently Coffitivity knows more than us. I stumbled upon Coffitivity over a year ago and immediately spent 30 minutes playing with the coffee shop settings trying to find the right “category” of sounds. Was it Lunchtime Lounge (described as “bustling chatter of the lunchtime rush”), University Undertones (“The scholarly sounds of a campus cafe”), or something more meta, like Morning Murmur (“A gentle hum gets the day started”)?
Whatever you choose, I can promise this: You too will spend a large chunk of time trying to find the perfect setting and volume. For an app that claims to make you more productive, it might take you a little while to get to that point.
Read after the jump to see more coffee fun-ness.
It’s that time of the semester again, folks. The WesRave has made its rounds, Spring Fling has passed, and it’s time to buckle down and
study procrastinate. Wesleying’s biannual Procrastination Destination is back! “What’s that?” you ask? Silly prefrosh, have a seat and I’ll tell you how this is going to go down. From now until the end of finals, we generous writers at Wesleying will be posting awesome and addicting links that will keep you clicking ’til undergraduate housing closes for the year. Who needs an A on that sociology paper when you have the Internet? You’re welcome.
For previous Procrastination Destination content (which we won’t repeat), click here. To suggest a procrastinatory link, email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.
To start off this glorious hurricane of un-productivity is a beautifully simple idea stemming from classic children’s game. Remember playing telephone in the sandbox with your friends? Well now it’s online. With pictures. And nerdy jokes.
“Unfortunately, no one can be told what Goggles is. You have to see it for yourself.” — Morpheus (The Matrix, 1999)
Monday Tuesday, everyone! I know you’re all ambivalent/stressed/excited for finals, so I’ve been thinking that Wesleying needs to provide our readers with a creative outlet. Pent up energy isn’t healthy, y’know? So I present to you: Goggles.
Goggles is a fun little tool that let’s you see an extra layer on top of any website you’re browsing. Just drag the goggles button to your bookmarks bar, click the button bookmark, and then a canvas and a set of tools will magically appear on the page. Above you’ll see an example of one of Goggles’s more active drawings. Here’s what Wesleying looks like right now: