Happy Friday! It’s time for our weekly link-round up, where we bring you the most interesting, useful, informative, or cool stuff we find on our travels across the Web. This week: real advice for the real world, managing your smartphone data, and more!
- Commencement speeches are usually full of clichés and not-very-good advice about seizing the day and the beauty of the future—here’s a funny, more realistic one full of good advice that you can really use.
- Fascinating new psychological research shows that human beings are incredibly susceptible to the desire to forge connections: if your salesperson shares “incidental” traits with you, like the same birthday, you’re more likely to spend the money they want you to spend.
- Do you use your smartphone for everything? Are you worried about data overages? Wired’s got a round-up of the best apps to help you find the best carrier, figure out where you’re spending your data allotment, and more.
- Did you know there’s a reason that bags of chips are difficult to open? They were designed that way, and here’s the guy who did it.
Sara Nelson is the Social Media Guru for Stevens-Henager College, overseeing the college’s profiles on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. She is also a student in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program, and she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to good music, and eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
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