Why The Colors of Candy Crush Keep You Wanting More

By Marisa Ross I remember the first time I saw that flash of pastel-colored shapes. With a single zap, parallel lines and explosive bursts of color whizzed by as new pieces floated down and a deep voice emitted a heavy “deliiiiiciouussss.” While on a train nearly two years ago, a stranger was playing what I now know to be Candy Crush Saga on his cellphone. … Continue reading Why The Colors of Candy Crush Keep You Wanting More

How to Sleep Better With f.lux

By Jennifer Hernandez Electronics are woven into our daily lives. We send late-night emails and cuddle up with our phones to check our newsfeed before bed, but our fondness for bright white screens may be harming our sleeping patterns. Light in electronics is heavily composed of attention-boosting, blue wavelengths, which prevent the release of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our internal clocks and assists with … Continue reading How to Sleep Better With f.lux

Swamp Talk: Must-Have Apps for College Students

By Mike Llerena Between taking classes, maintaining your finances and putting food on the table, college life can seem quite daunting. However, in the age of smartphones and tablets, learning to become a self-sufficient college student has gotten a little bit easier. Facilitate your academic schedule. Be prepared when you go out for a night on the town. Stay in shape.  How do you accomplish … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Must-Have Apps for College Students