8 Entertaining Youtube Shows

8 Entertaining Youtube Shows

Sometimes, you just need to wind down.

Today, with the ever-growing power of technology, cable tv is becoming increasingly irrelevant. In fact, with the widespread accessibility of mobile and desktop technology, streaming video of the internet has never been in such prominence. With over a billion users with and thousands (and thousands) of popular channels, Youtube’s popularity is sky high – and there’s a good reason for that; there’s something on Youtube for just about everyone! With that in mind, we’ve taken this opportunity to create a list of 8 awesome entertaining youtube channels for next time you’re surfing the web:


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

American/ World politics meet celShowties, great music, and satirical humour, with the Late show with Stephen Colbert. Watch his rant (and maybe Jon Stewart crash it) on just about anything, and guaranteed you’ll have a new favorite.


First we Feast

Home to the popular Youtube show Hot Ones, First we Feast is perfect whether you’re into food or awesome interviews with celebrities from across all industries. Whether it’s Neil Degrasse Tyson or Logic, there’s something awesome about watching celebs eat hot wings while answering well-crafted interview questions.



Answering all your pressing questions about ~everything~ from alien life to making things explode with science, this channel is perfect for anyone with the yearn to learn!


Vogue 73 Questions

Watch while some of your favorite fashion icons, models, and celebrities sit down for a unique series of 73 questions with Vogue. Some recent guests include Kendall Jenner, James Corden, and even characters such as (everyone’s favorite) Derek Zoolander.  


Sci Show

You’re never too old to learn! Join brothers Hank and John Green (the author) as they answer all sorts of scientific questions; from every-day questions to the world’s interesting phenomenon and busting science myths- these brothers are on it. You won’t regret joining this bandwagon; SciShow is also incredibly entertaining.



Curiosity meets it’s match on Vice’s youtube channel. These short docu-series are impossible to walk away from and are sure to leave you with all sorts of emotions. The channel features controversial and investigative topics regarding situations all over the world. From comparing different countries’ educational systems to enlightening you on the secretive world of Chinese gangsters; Vice will have you begging to learn more.



Spreading ideas in the form of short powerful talks- that’s Ted for you. Ted began as a conference where technology meets design and entertainment, but today covers almost all topics- from global affairs to science, to business –  in over 100 different languages!



Arguably the internet’s content kings (or queens), Buzzfeed is an internet media company that focuses on social news and entertainment. They focus on digital media and technology, while bringing “the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video”, and place much prominence on viral content- their own and others. Their youtube channel is filled with hilarious videos relevant to us 20-somethings (and everyone else), from “truths only tall people understand”, to “if cats told you what they were thinking” there’s some seriously great content on this channel.   


What are your go-to Youtube shows? Share your favorites with us in the comment section below – they just might end up on our next list!



7 New Years Resolution Ideas

7 New Years Resolution Ideas

New year, new me.

With New Years celebrations coming to an end, it’s time to look into the future. The new year is a chance to reinvent yourself and hold yourself to new standards. Need some ideas on where to begin? We put together a list of our top 7 favorite resolutions that are sure to get you into the right groove for 2018.


Eat Healthily

Ok, this may be a classic, but eating healthy will help you sleep better, work harder, and feel better!


Hit the Gym

It may be another classic but just think of that beach body.

Make and Stick To a Study Schedule

Your grades will thank you later.



Because spending all your money and being left with $0.37 for two weeks is so last year.


Get Involved with a Charity 

It’s never too early in your life to start giving back.


Keep in Touch with Friends and Family 

They will be more than happy to hear from you.


Get More Sleep

Similarily to eating healthy, getting more sleep is sure to positively affect all aspects of your life from school to health.


What are your new year resolutions? Share your pacts for 2018 in the comment section below.

10 Tricks for Efficient Studying

10 Tricks for Efficient Studying

D’s get degrees, but A’s are much better.


Not caring about your GPA is all fun and games until we realize it actually determines a lot. With a low GPA sports teams, activities, societies, case competitions, associations, exchange programs, and even some jobs may deem you as ineligible. To help ensure your GPA stays sky-high and that you can enjoy your post-secondary experience to the fullest, we have created a list of 10 easy habits to becoming an effective student:


Don’t cram 

…because forcing your eyelids open isn’t exactly considered studying.


Plan out your study time

Like budgeting, planning out your study time tends to lead to higher performance among students, this is because designating specific time for each course will not only allow you to build a routine but also allow for excess course-review time when you’re actually caught up with your studies.


Set Goals

If you set goals in each course or during each study session,  you are sure to pinpoint the important areas of focus and study effectively by setting clear direction instead of spending time on a topic that may or may not be of serious relevance to your course.


Start with the Most Difficult Subject

Since motivation is at it’s all-time highest when you actually begin a task, start with your hardest subject first, that way it only gets easier as the session progresses.


Initiate Group Work

Group work forms a highly effective study session for a few reasons; first off it’s nice to have someone else there in case you don’t understand a concept, you complete assignments more quickly, and as you reiterate or teach lessons to one another, you’re also internalizing the subject matter which ultimately makes for a better understanding and an easier time remembering certain concepts and information.


Organize Yourself

The key to efficiency is organization, and although this may seem like an initially time-consuming, tedious job, after the initial organization having your notes, computer files, assignments, and books organized will aid in maximizing efficiency, having ready access to information, and handing in assignments promptly.


Take Great Notes

Instead of shuffling for course notes right before an exam, take great notes in the first place! This will surely make studying and organization easier due to the accessibility of your course notes, but will also aid in accumulating actual course knowledge as you’ll be rewriting concepts now and at the time of studying.


Don’t Procrastinate

It’s insanely easy to ignore that above-mentioned study schedule, but if you do a little bit of studying daily, you’re sure to remember the course better, have an easier time building and connecting subject matters.


Live Healthily

Ok, not to go all elementary school on you, but getting approximately 8 hours of sleep, maintaining a generally healthy diet, and getting some regular exercise, are all immediate factors of  how much brain power, motivation, and stress- relief your body is ready to output, all seriously important components to maximizing efficiency as a student.


Read your Course Outline

I can’t stress this enough!! Not reading your course outline can be detrimental to your grade. Not only are all your important due dates and corresponding grade percentages included, but profs tend to include very important information on these sheets that they may not bother telling you in class, even if you make it to the intro lecture. An example of this may be the number of classes you can miss without failing or whether or not neglecting to hand just 1 assignment can lead to automatic fail (this is actually a thing!).


What are your favorite tricks for studying more efficiently? Share them with us in the comment section below – just in time for the beginning of a new semester!

12 Practical Tips for Self-Improvement

12 Practical Tips for Self-Improvement

Getting better all the time.

As a new semester begins, many students are quickly realizing it’s time to step their game up for the second half of the year. Self-improvement, although often desired, can be incredibly hard to achieve. To facilitate the beginning steps of this process, we’ve crafted a list of 12 simple ways to begin the process of self-improvement – no matter the area you’re looking to ameliorate:


Organize by priority not urgency.

Take care of your body: maintain a solid sleep schedule and try to eat healthily and exercise regularly.


Set long-term and short-term specific goals.


Walk away from poisonous situations – and have the power to de-escalate when you\re angry.


Think of the bigger picture- and change your mindset if needed (it’s okay to decide you like a paradigm better than the one previously subscribed to).


Figure out what makes you happy in life, and act from there.


Don’t make excuses for yourself- own up to your mistakes and issues, and ask yourself the important questions corresponding to the mistakes such as figuring out why you decided to act a certain way.


Learn to create a monthly, bi-weekly, or yearly budget: creating this habit now will only do positive in the future and aid in feeling like you have control over your life and finances (even when you’re on the student life).


Take good care of yourself and your personal hygiene– this will make you feel not only good but also give you a boost of confidence (even if it’s just getting someone to do your eyebrows and sitting through a white strip session).


Keep a Ta-da list of things you’ve accomplished- this will motivate you to add more accomplishments, and can even lead to building your portfolio (of any sort).


Don’t compare yourself to others– this will only bring out negative emotions such as jealousy.

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Most importantly, stay positive and remember you are in control of you, your thoughts, and your paradigm!


Do you have a great tip or trick for self-improvement? Share your favorite tricks in the comment section below.

7 Tricks to Ace Finals

7 Tricks to Ace Finals

‘Tis the Season

As finals season approaches yet again, we’ve decided to brainstorm our favorite studying tricks to achieve optimal results.  Trying to get some A’s? Follow these 7 tricks, and you’re sure to bring that GPA right up.


Study with Someone

College students working together in class.

Working with a study partner is sure to help you process the information you’re trying to memorize. When you explain concepts to a partner, you’re forcing your brain to process the information instead of just regurgitating it.


Make Cue Cards

A great way to force yourself to think critically is by making cue cards. This way you not only get a review of the information while making the cards but also get a mini practice exam that will help you memorize your answers.


Eat Healthily


Give your brain and body and extra edge by eating healthy and fueling your body with good foods.


Get Sleep

As helpful as cramming can be, a study republished by Huffington Post shows that students who get sleep before an exam typically perform better.


Set Goals

A sure way to get all of the lectures and readings needed for review in is by scheduling your time and setting study goals. This will ultimately help you avoid cramming and lead to better performance.


Stay Positive

Studying can easily wear you down, but by remaining positive and keeping your goals in mind, you may find that little bit of extra motivation you had previously been lacking.


Take Breaks

Another great way to maximize your performance is actually by taking breaks! After an hour of studying, going for a walk and clearing your mind will ultimately help you come back to your work with a clearer mind (needed for memorizing notes and working out hard problems).


Did we miss your go-to studying trick? Let us know how you ace your exams in the comment section below. Goodluck in your finals from your friends at Dormbooker!

10 Hacks to Make Life Cheaper

10 Hacks to Make Life Cheaper

Save that money!

Let’s face it, being a student with a limited income helps you realize how truly expensive life can be. We know that a few monthly expenses can quickly, and little savings can go a long way. Luckily, we have a compiled a list of tips and tricks to make your life a little bit cheaper.


Student Discount

student discount

It’s everywhere... you just have to ask!


Thrift/Online Shopping

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Changing your shopping style may just be key! Check out some of your city’s best thrift stores and try out shopping online in the sales sections. If you’re okay with waiting for about a month for your stuff to come in head to Allie Express, and if you’re just into some cheap duds check out the sales sections at both Urban Outfitters and Miss Guided  (you’re welcome).


Eat for Cheap

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Try buying groceries rather than eating out, or find the cheapest eats around your city. Many places commonly have $5 food such as El Furniture Warehouse – with many locations across North America.


Capitalize on your Government Benefits

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Check to see if you’re eligible for any government benefits- for example, if you’re a student in Canada, you can get benefits simply from living away from home as a student, if you’ve paid your rent on time. Find out more here.


Find the Discounts

discount apps

Make sure to check out the discount apps and grocery stores to always capitalize on the saving potentials.


Pay with Cash


It’s scientifically proven to be a factor in money saving because physical cash is perceived as more scarce to consumers than paying with plastic.


Use a Water Bottles


Get your own bottles ready; this is an easy way to save buying drinks while on-the-go, and a practical way to ensure you stay hydrated (and green!).


Starbucks Hacks

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Coffee is a necessity (we get it), so never forget about these Starbucks hacks!

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Take this into consideration.


Take Matters into Your Own Hands


Break something? Try fixing it yourself with the help of FixItClub.com; a website that will show you how to fix anything step-by-step.


Save on Dryer Sheets

dryer sheet hack

Never buy dryer sheets again!


What are your favorite money-saving hacks? Share them with us in the comment section below.

The Dorm Room Inspiration You Need for September 2017

The Dorm Room Inspiration You Need for September 2017

Will you have the coolest room on campus?


With the start of yet another school year just around the corner, it’s time for yet another series of some serious #dormroominspo. This time, we’ve decided to compile a list of really cool decorating ideas sorted by colour! What better way to get some inspirationt than starting with a colour scheme? From blues to red, check out some of our favorite dorm room interior looks below:



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Well, then the question arises on how to select the bedroom scheme of a teenager?Go out and have a coffee or hot chocolate and figure out the feelings of your teen on certain favorite shades that brought about.Bedroom color schemes may fade out, but the sweet memories of their living heavens would be there for years to come, hence let them decide what they want.

























How will you decorate your dorm room this semester? Let us know in the comment section below or share your style with us by tagging @dormbooker on social media.


It’s Official, These are Coolest University Courses in the World

It’s Official, These are Coolest University Courses in the World

Making school fun again?!

Do you remember when going to school was actually fun? It seems like forever since the joy of learning wasn’t weighed down by loads of coursework, the stress of exams, and 20-page papers. In fact, some universities have actually noticed this trend, and decided to do something about it. These schools came out with specific courses that have students begging for more. Seriously, we’re talking about the types of courses that genuinely make you excited to go school (yes they do exist!).


Rap Linguistics


Ready to spend three hours a week dissecting exactly what the A$AP crew are trying to portray in their songs? We sure are! The University of Calgary’s department of linguistics offers a class entitled Rap Linguistics which teaches students a linguist’s approach to analyzing the language used by rappers, while simultaneously looking at the evolution of hip and hop and its impact on the western world. Pretty cool if you ask us…


Religion & Disney

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Just by the title, we know this would be the most interesting religious studies class out there. The Memorial University of Newfoundland offers a class that aims to examine the religious themes and issues arising from within the world of Disney, including animated feature films and cartoons. Aside from getting to watch a ton of classic movies, the course actually goes further and examines the religious convictions of Walt Disney himself, and how his paradigm impacted the philosophies of the Disney Franchise as a whole (but let’s stick to watching movies all day..). Either way, this is a class we would surely love to take.


Poker 101


Get your poker face ready for the University of Ottawa students taking Poker 101. This course examines the math that is disguised in poker, specifically probability, game theory, and the mathematic underpinning of games of chance. From Texas Hold’em to Black Jack, what better way to spend your lengthy mass classes than by playing poker? This definitely made our list of the coolest ways to get a math credit ever.








The Many Faces Of Harry Potter


I don’t know about you, but we would love to spend a semester studying Harry Potter! The University of Western Ontario gets that, and their English department has created a course that all HP fanatics are dying to take – The Many Faces of Harry Potter. This course examines the Harry Potter series under various types of literary lenses, including gothic, detective fiction, fantasy, adventure, and even the dystopian literature. No wonder they call it the Many Faces of Harry Potter!


Apocalyptic Science Fiction


Any true sci-fi lover would jump at the chance to take this course! From a true artificial intelligence take over to ominous genetic engineering, this English department course aims to understand the fascination with the potential misuse of science and technology in popular culture. Using apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic stories, the course looks examines various speculative scenarios in literature, radio, film, gaming, graphic novels, and more. Whether a science or literature fan, this York University course is one we would love to take.


Which of these courses are you dying to take? Share your thoughts with us know in the comment section below. If you’re interested in reading more about some of the coolest classes available to university students today, click here.


Your Ultimate Music Festival Style Guide

Your Ultimate Music Festival Style Guide

It’s festival season!

No matter where you are in the world, music festivals are an inextricable part of summer culture for students and young adults. From Coachella to Osheaga, music and arts festivals are in full swing from April to August. With so many events spanning across North America, it can be quite challenging to put together numerous flawless festival outfits for these events, no matter your gender. With that in mind, we’ve created an awesome lookbook for men and women’s festival season style 2017. Without further adieu, check out our ultimate style guide for festival season 2017!



Gents! We know how hard it can be to dress for these events without looking like a “festival bro”. Don’t worry – we have you covered. Check out our men’s festival fashion inspiration below!








Looking for a little more? Click here to read about GQ’s take on men’s festival do’s and dont’s.



Ladies! The festival outfit options are unlimited. Ranging from sleek outfits that can be put together with your reliable basic to looks that require some carefully calculated statement pieces, below we showcase some of our favourite festival style inspiration.

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Couple Looks

Feel like matching with your boo? No problem! We have included a section of flawless couple looks that will expertly express stylish (over cheesy).


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Now you’re ready for festival season! Did we miss one of your favorite looks? Let us know in the comment section below, or tag us on Instagram.

Remeber to stay safe and have fun this summer.

5 Reasons to Take These 5 Types of Courses

5 Reasons to Take These 5 Types of Courses

Let’s get learnt.


With the abundance of available courses and electives available to university and college students today, it can be hard to narrow down exactly which courses you should take when you have a glorious time slot calling for an elective.


Science Courses


  1. It is important to know about what makes the world work.
  2. Gaining a basic proficiency in research and how to make logical arguments only makes your more credible and knowledgeable regardless of your primary field of study.
  3. Science is everywhere. In fact, if it wasn’t for the bonding of very specific elements, we wouldn’t even be here. By taking science courses, you will have a newfound appreciation for these facts.
  4. By taking science courses, you will learn to block out noise from the media, politicians, the internet, etc., and only truly consider the fact as evidence. If everyone did this, the world would surely be a better place- take a science course as your first step to helping humanity.
  5. Worst case, take an animal bio class and spend your time hanging with some critters.



Computer Science Courses


  1. Technological proficiency is more valuable today than ever.
  2. A basic proficiency of computing is not just valuable, but beginning to become required in the digital age – you will surely be more employable if not now, in the future.
  3. Computer science is diverse. From engineering, math, problem-solving and logic to psychology, humanities, and the arts, computing is truly the cross roads of so many skill areas, making it a great asset and endeavor no matter your skill set.
  4. You will gain practical knowledge of how our world and technologies have progressed to where they are today.
  5. You will be a little more prepared for the inevitable artificial intelligence world take over (have you seen Terminator???).


Business Courses

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  1. You can be a business person no matter what field of studies you choose.
  2. It will help you stand out in the job market upon graduation, regardless of your chosen industry.
  3. You are sure to make some great contacts.
  4. Students from all different faculties work together, fostering a creative and innovative environment.
  5. Learn how to determine and sell your personal value proposition – again, a skill that is guaranteed to make you stand out in the ever growing pool of new graduate job seekers.


Political Science Courses


  1. It is important to understand how your country’s political system works.
  2. You will become a more informed and knowledgeable citizen in general.
  3. You will gain a basic understanding of how the world hierarchy and international society works.
  4. You will make an educated decisions and become an informed voter by the time the next election cycle rolls around.
  5. You will gain a basic understanding and new appreciation of how the programs and institutions tax payers fund actually affect our society.


Psychology Courses


  1. Understanding the science behind people’s actions can be leveraged no matter your field of studies/work.
  2. You will better understand yourself and your behaviors.
  3.  You will be able to better gauge peoples’ reactions.
  4. You will be able to better communicate with people – again, a useful asset no matter your industry.
  5. You will be #Woke.


Did we miss a. filed that you think should be on this list?