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5 Useful Skills You Pick Up as an English Major - Playground of Randomness College Hacks, College Life, What Is Reading, Research Skills, Speed Reading, Any Job, Drive Me Crazy, Effective Communication, Find A Job

5 Useful Skills You Pick Up as an English Major - Playground of Randomness

English majors are always portrayed as struggling to find a job. While majoring in English may not be the best idea financially (especially in South Africa and especially now), there are some handy skills you pick up that you are able to make use of in any job. Reading (and actually understanding what was read)- […]

Handbag Essentials for Work - Playground of Randomness Career Advice, Life Advice, Leopard Print Pumps, Up Shoes, Playground, Essentials, Posts, Popular, Blog

Handbag Essentials for Work - Playground of Randomness

It was a Friday and we were having a social at work. I had dressed up in a gorgeous leopard-print dress with matching leopard-print pumps and leggings. Everything was going great until the sole of my shoe broke. I had back-up shoes in the car but I was still horrified. How did I- the girl […]

Credit cards are seen as a gateway to mountains of debt and a bad credit rating. However there are actually some perks to having one. Credit Rating, Credit Score, Credit Cards, Play Your Cards Right, Starting A Book, Money Now, Bank Card, Life Advice, Debt

5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Credit Card - Playground of Randomness

Credit cards are seen as a gateway to mountains of debt and a bad credit rating. However there are actually some perks to having one.

5 Productive Things to Do While Looking for a Job - Playground of Randomness Productive Things To Do, First Job, Criminology, Looking For A Job, Learn A New Skill, Microsoft Excel, When You Can, Career Advice, Lessons Learned

5 Productive Things to Do While Looking for a Job - Playground of Randomness

Job-hunting is difficult. It is even more difficult when you’re unemployed and have nothing to distract you from job-hunting. Here are five productive things to do while you’re looking for a job. 1) Volunteer somewhere- This shows that you haven’t just spent your time as a job-seeker at home. You made a meaningful change. […]

How Failing an Interview for My Dream Job Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Playground of Randomness Dream Job, My Dream, Productive Things To Do, Supportive Friends, Going Through The Motions, Someone Like Me, I Am Sad, First Job, Looking For A Job

How Failing an Interview for My Dream Job Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Playground of Randomness

That single failure has taught me so much. Nothing lasts forever and all I need is one "yes" to finally get me in the door.

5 Things to Do Before a Job Interview - Playground of Randomness Life Advice, Career Advice, My First Job, My Dad, Workplace, Playground, Me Quotes, Things To Do, My Life

5 Things to Do Before a Job Interview - Playground of Randomness

Job interviews are absolutely nerve-wracking. But while there is no way to escape them, you can help make things easier by following these five simple tips: Check out the location of your interview the day before- My first job interview was at a place that was really difficult to find. However I made my dad […]

Budgeting 101 - Playground of Randomness Her Campus, Budgeting 101, Life Advice, Things To Know, Make Me Happy, Playground, The Twenties, Finance, My Life

Budgeting 101 - Playground of Randomness

Nothing makes me happier than having money at the end of the money, BEFORE payday arrives. I’ve been working for about a year and it still amazes me that the one thing in my life I have relatively good control over is my finances. Is it because I live with my parents? Is it because […]

Handbag Essentials for Work - Playground of Randomness Career Advice, Life Advice, Leopard Print Pumps, Up Shoes, Playground, Essentials, Posts, Popular, Blog

Handbag Essentials for Work - Playground of Randomness

It was a Friday and we were having a social at work. I had dressed up in a gorgeous leopard-print dress with matching leopard-print pumps and leggings. Everything was going great until the sole of my shoe broke. I had back-up shoes in the car but I was still horrified. How did I- the girl […]

In today’s age of social media, you can find out much about a person by simply stalking them online. But while this is great for finding your ex, it might hinder your job prospects Life Advice, Career Advice, When You Know, College Life, Workplace, Playground, How To Find Out, Finding Yourself, Profile

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Social Media Profiles - Playground of Randomness

Remember back when you knew nothing about anyone and had to actually interact with a person to find out more about them? Yeah, I don’t remember so far back either. In today’s age of social media, you can find out much about a person by simply stalking them online. But while this is great for […]

Bookish Stuff

10 Reasons Why I Prefer Paperbacks to eBooks - Playground of Randomness Playground, Ebooks, Posts, Popular, Blog, Children Playground, Messages, Popular Pins, Blogging

10 Reasons Why I Prefer Paperbacks to eBooks - Playground of Randomness

They feel comforting- Books bring me joy. Just holding one is comforting to me. You don’t need to worry about battery life- This is especially important in South Africa with load shedding back. Books can never lose battery life. And if there isn’t enough light, just read by candlelight. They look great on a shelf- […]

Previously On: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses - Playground of Randomness Warrior Names, Feyre And Rhysand, Can You Be, S Stories, New Series, Book Reviews, Betrayal, Better Life, Book Quotes

Previously On: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) - Playground of Randomness

Alright, so I’m kicking off this new series with my all-time favorite YA series. I don’t know if you can tell but I am SO VERY EXCITED to share this with you! Feyre and her family were once wealthy but have now fallen on difficult times. But while Feyre’s father has laments his lack of […]

Audiobooks are rising in popularity. If you haven't already jumped on the bandwagon, here are a few reasons why you should give them a go. Starting A Book, Eye Strain, Life Savers, Make Sense, Book 1, Book Quotes, How To Fall Asleep, Book Worms, Playground

5 Reasons to Try Audiobooks - Playground of Randomness

Audiobooks are rising in popularity. If you haven't already jumped on the bandwagon, here are a few reasons why you should give them a go.

How to Save Money on Books - Playground of Randomness Music Writing, Local Library, The Real World, Listening To Music, Book Quotes, The Borrowers, Book Worms, Playground, Saving Money

How to Save Money on Books - Playground of Randomness

1) Join a library: Joining a library gives you access to hundreds of books without having to pay a cent. The only problem is that you can only borrow a certain number of books for a certain period of time. My local library doesn’t allow that many renewal and their staff is pretty rude so […]

Les lectures de Mylène: [Cover Reveal] Angry God by LJ Shen Science Fiction, Shayla Black, Helena Hunting, High School Romance, Keeping Secrets, Reality Tv Shows, If I Stay, Usa Today, Free Reading

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“Once again, L.J. Shen has blown me away with a hauntingly beautiful, angst-driven, emotionally charged romance that will stay with me long after the last page. A must read for 2020.” —Siobhan Davis, USA Today bestselling author Angry God, an all-new beautiful and dark new adult romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is […]

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Recommended Reads: Tear- Jerkers - Playground of Randomness

Every so often, you need a book that is going to make you bawl like a baby. Well, that’s what some people say. Me, personally, I don’t get it. I like happy books with happy endings. But sometimes there are books that leave me bawling and for some twisted reason, I adore them regardless. Here […]

"The perfect blend of soul-crushing angst, laugh out loud wit, and heart-melting romance.” - Helena Hunting, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lovers Romance, Reality Tv Shows, One Night Stands, Got Books, Usa Today, Book Photography, Romance Books, Bestselling Author, Kindle

Title, Blurb and Cover Reveal: In The Unlikely Event by L.J Shen - Playground of Randomness

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours. In the Unlikely Event, an all-new must-read contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is coming November 19th and we have the gorgeous cover! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book so I […]

In the Unlikely Event, an all-new must-read contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author L. Shen is coming November and we have the gorgeous cover! Helena Hunting, Kylie Scott, Reality Tv Shows, One Night Stands, Usa Today, Street Artists, Free Reading, Bestselling Author, Something To Do

Title, Blurb and Cover Reveal: In The Unlikely Event by L.J Shen - Playground of Randomness

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours. In the Unlikely Event, an all-new must-read contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is coming November 19th and we have the gorgeous cover! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book so I […]

TBR Hack: How to Meet Your Goodreads Goal Faster - Playground of Randomness Reading Goals, Very Excited, Months In A Year, Book Quotes, Book Worms, Meet You, Playground, Audio Books, Hacks

TBR Hack: How to Meet Your Goodreads Goal Faster - Playground of Randomness

While most people are interested in creating new year resolutions at the start of the year, I personally look forward to creating a Goodreads reading goal. While I may not be that good at meeting my Goodreads goal since I have started working, I do have a few hacks to make it easier to read […]

How to Save Money on Books - Playground of Randomness Music Writing, Local Library, The Real World, Listening To Music, Book Quotes, The Borrowers, Book Worms, Playground, Saving Money

How to Save Money on Books - Playground of Randomness

1) Join a library: Joining a library gives you access to hundreds of books without having to pay a cent. The only problem is that you can only borrow a certain number of books for a certain period of time. My local library doesn’t allow that many renewal and their staff is pretty rude so […]

Fiction Friday: My Seven Favourite Contemporary Romance Authors - Playground of Randomness My Romance, Romance Authors, Nora Roberts, Book Quotes, Book Worms, Playground, Fiction, Feels, Friday

Fiction Friday: My Seven Favourite Contemporary Romance Authors - Playground of Randomness

I don’t always read contemporary romance but when I do, I go for authors that I’ve already read before. Here are seven of my favourite contemporary romance authors. Nora Roberts- I feel like most of the world is obsessed with Nora Roberts and rightfully so. Her characters are real and her writing feels […]

Read "It's Getting Scot in Here" by Suzanne Enoch available from Rakuten Kobo. The first in a wickedly seductive new Scottish historical romance series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne . Emma Donoghue, Beau Film, George Sand, Emily Bronte, Heather Graham, Diana Gabaldon, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Jane Austen

Excerpt: It's Getting Scot in Here by Suzanne Enoch - Playground of Randomness

He confessed all— Francesca funding the estate, the pernicious agreement, a symptom of Englishwomen and their weak, clinging, cloying ways

How to Save Money on Books - Playground of Randomness Music Writing, Local Library, The Real World, Listening To Music, Book Quotes, The Borrowers, Book Worms, Playground, Saving Money

How to Save Money on Books - Playground of Randomness

1) Join a library: Joining a library gives you access to hundreds of books without having to pay a cent. The only problem is that you can only borrow a certain number of books for a certain period of time. My local library doesn’t allow that many renewal and their staff is pretty rude so […]

Just because introverts are energized by alone time doesn't mean they're socially-inept hermits who hate everyone. In fact, introverts often enjoy meaningful conversations with close friends and strangers alike — they just hate small talk. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Books For Moms, Good Books, Books To Read, Buy Books, Dorothy Parker, The Velvet Underground, Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

5 Tips to Help You Save Space on Your Bookshelf - Playground of Randomness

Every bookworm knows how difficult it is to find space for books. Here are my tips to save space on your bookshelf so that you can buy books without worrying about where you’re going to keep them: 1) Store your books horizontally- I don’t know the science or logic behind this but somehow I can […]

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How to Get Free Books - Playground of Randomness

I’m not sure if I’m the only bookworm who struggles with book-buying on my tiny college-student budget. What I do know is that books are really expensive. Personally I feel you can’t put a price on a good story. (Though whoever decides book prices certainly doesn’t agree with me). Here are my tips to help […]

How to Make Time for Reading - Playground of Randomness Buy Textbooks, Make Time, How To Make, Study Techniques, How To Stop Procrastinating, Single Words, Student Life, Freshman, Getting Organized

How to Make Time for Reading - Playground of Randomness

As a bookworm, few things upset me more than someone telling me they have “no time” for reading. There’s always time for reading. ALWAYS! It’s just that sometimes finding the time is difficult. So here are my tips to help ensure you always manage a chapter a day. 1) Have a specific time for reading- […]

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Non-fiction Books Every College Student Should Read - Playground of Randomness

1) Anything by Cal Newport- if you haven’t noticed already, I’m a bit obsessed with Cal Newport’s books. He makes college so much easier with his advice. While reading his books I saw my grades pick up instantly. 2) Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht- this book is described as a “mentorship” and I cannot …

I am ridiculously skilled at finding cheap books. Is it because I& a bookworm? I am going to share some of my tips on finding great books on a budget Cool Playgrounds, Cheap Books, Book Quotes, Book Worms, Budgeting, Tips, Blog, Posts, Popular

7 Tips for Finding Books on a Budget - Playground of Randomness

I am ridiculously skilled at finding cheap books. Is it because I'm a bookworm? I don't know! I am going to share some of my tips on finding great books on a budget

10 Incredible Books On My Wishlist - Playground of Randomness The Real World, Book Review, Playground, Things I Want, Ebooks, The Incredibles, Posts, Popular, Reading

10 Incredible Books On My Wishlist - Playground of Randomness

I usually read ebooks more often than print. It’s cheaper, I read ebooks faster than print and I can read ebooks literally anywhere. However reading ebooks that are amazing usually means I want a print copy of that book and I end up with a wishlist that is a mile-long. Here are ten amazing reads […]

Thinking of purchasing a bouquet of flowers for your sweetheart this Feb. By now you've probably noticed a strong link between Cupid and red roses, making this classic bloom the obvious choice — but have you ever wondered why we give roses on… Rose Delivery, Flower Delivery Service, Rosas Hd, Comment Planter Des Roses, Fresh Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Lilac Flowers, Dozen Red Roses, Bouquet

9 Romance Authors You Have to Read - Playground of Randomness

I have a weakness for romance novels and the authors below have some great reads. Here are my recommendations for romance books in the month of love. Because what else is better than curling up with a romance novel? 1) Colleen Hoover- Colleen Hoover writes the kind of books that leave you in hysterical tears […]

Fiction Friday: August TBR - Playground of Randomness Working Overtime, Reading Time, The Real World, Book Review, Playground, Fiction, Advice, Posts, Popular

Fiction Friday: August TBR - Playground of Randomness

We are already a week in to August and I have done barely any reading at all. Things have been pretty hectic at work and I’ve been working overtime whenever possible so it has been tough to find any reading time. For that reason, my August TBR is pretty short: Grace and Fury by Tracy …

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April Book Haul - Playground of Randomness

I normally save all my book-ish stuff for Fiction Friday (unless I’m too impatient or it’s too good to not share immediately). This is one of those times. April brings with it a large variety of books from a large variety of sources. I’m calling this post a haul instead of TBR because I’m so …

it sometimes tends to look like I spend too much money on books however, I hardly ever buy books at full price. Here are seven sources for discounted books. Cheap Books, Sarah J, Books To Buy, Book Collection, Book Quotes, Book Worms, Playground, Posts, Popular

7 Sources for Cheap Books - Playground of Randomness

it sometimes tends to look like I spend too much money on books however, I hardly ever buy books at full price. Here are seven sources for discounted books.

10 Book to Screen Adaptations That Don't Suck - Playground of Randomness Book Worms, Playground, Books, Harry Potter, Characters, Popular, Life, Children Playground, Libros

10 Book to Screen Adaptations That Don't Suck - Playground of Randomness

Is there anything better than seeing your favourite characters brought to life? Except maybe adaptations that don’t totally suck. Here are my list of 10 book to screen adaptations that don’t mess up the characters and world that we know and love so much. The Harry Potter series: While the Harry Potter series misses out […]

Choosing A Leather Sofa. Transform your home decor with a brand new sofa. With so many styles to choose from selecting the best settee can be difficult. It is always smart to take a look at a handful of choices before buying a sofa. White Loveseat, Loveseat Sofa, Sofa Chair, Sofas, Reflective Journal, Sofa Deals, Sofa Material, Cool Couches, Best Leather Sofa

My 7 Favourite Fantasy Authors - Playground of Randomness

I love fantasy novels. They allow me to escape the real world for an hour or two without having to leave the comfort of my bed (which IMO is the best kind of travelling). Here are seven of my top fantasy authors: Sarah J Maas- Sarah J Maas is my QUEEN! I don’t even care […]

1) The Book Blogging Community is Really Welcoming: It never fails to amaze me how supportive and friendly book bloggers are. They’re always ready to lend a helping hand. 2) How Time-Consuming It Is: You need to read a book, draft a review, edit a review, post a review and still ensure you’re publishing bookish … I Wish I Knew, Helping Hands, I Know, Playground, The Book, Fails, Books To Read, Blogging, Community

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Book Blogging - Playground of Randomness

1) The Book Blogging Community is Really Welcoming: It never fails to amaze me how supportive and friendly book bloggers are. They’re always ready to lend a helping hand. 2) How Time-Consuming It Is: You need to read a book, draft a review, edit a review, post a review and still ensure you’re publishing bookish […]

My 7 Favourite YA Authors - Playground of Randomness Rachel Morgan, Fantasy Fiction, I Don T Know, Historical Fiction, Disappointed, Book Quotes, Book Review, Book Worms, Playground

My 7 Favourite YA Authors - Playground of Randomness

I like to think of YA as my go-to genre when I want to read something but I don’t know what. I’ve rarely been disappointed by YA (okay in my defense it’s because usually I’m reading historical fiction or fantasy fiction) and I’ve certainly never been disappointed by these seven authors: Rachel Morgan: […]

Fiction Friday: My Seven Favourite Contemporary Romance Authors - Playground of Randomness My Romance, Romance Authors, Nora Roberts, Book Quotes, Book Worms, Playground, Fiction, Feels, Friday

Fiction Friday: My Seven Favourite Contemporary Romance Authors - Playground of Randomness

I don’t always read contemporary romance but when I do, I go for authors that I’ve already read before. Here are seven of my favourite contemporary romance authors. Nora Roberts- I feel like most of the world is obsessed with Nora Roberts and rightfully so. Her characters are real and her writing feels […]

Blogging

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5 Hacks Every Blogger Needs to Know - Playground of Randomness

I miss the days when blogging was just a hobby I had on the side and I could choose how much (or usually, how little) effort I wanted to put in depending on my current workload at uni. Now that I’ve been blogging for a while and Playground of Randomness seems to be a permanent […]

Should You Change Your Major? - Playground of Randomness Starting A Book, Makes Me Wonder, My First Year, College Life, Book Quotes, You Changed, Book Worms, Playground, Facts

6 Reasons Why You Should Start a Book Blog - Playground of Randomness

1) You have a valid excuse for buying stacks of books: Every time I go overboard at the bookstore (which is pretty often- you can’t price recent books at R69 and expect me not to buy them), I assure myself that it’s a very necessary blogging expense. Truth be told, there are times […]

Whether you’re blogging for fun or to make some extra cash, you NEED a business plan. It’s like a road map for your blog and it’s so helpful! Why I Created a Business Plan The first person to take my blog seriously was my uncle. He was also the one who suggested I draw a … Creating A Business Plan, Business Planning, Extra Cash, How To Plan, How To Make, Playground, Blogging, About Me Blog, Draw

Why Your Blog Needs a Business Plan - Playground of Randomness

Whether you're blogging for fun or to make some extra cash, you NEED a business plan. It's like a road map for your blog and it's so helpful!

Self-hosting was one of the best decisions I've ever made Internet Marketing, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing, Google Traffic, Proud Of Me, Search Engine Optimization, Playground, Initials, Self

Why You Should Consider Self-hosting Your Blog - Playground of Randomness

It’s been two months since I took the leap and bought myself a domain and hosting. Once the initial thrill wore off though, I was incredibly proud of myself. Self-hosting with Elitehost.co.za has been such a pleasure (but we’ll get to that some other time). Self-hosting is a great idea for several reasons. 1) You …

If you’ve had issues finding pictures for your blog posts this is for you How To Start A Blog, How To Get, Playground, Blogging, About Me Blog, Tips, Pictures, Posts, Popular

5 FREE Sources for Pictures for Your Blog - Playground of Randomness

When I first started blogging I had no pictures in my blog posts. I had no idea where to get them from. Here are five free sources for pictures

I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee that I have heated up for the third time this morning. This is also my third attempt at drafting this post. It has been getting harder and harder to get time to write blog posts since I started work. I think I have some sort of system … Sorting, Playground, Schedule, Third, Blogging, About Me Blog, How To Get, Posts, Popular

How I Schedule My Blog Posts - Playground of Randomness

I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee that I have heated up for the third time this morning. This is also my third attempt at drafting this post. It has been getting harder and harder to get time to write blog posts since I started work. I think I have some sort of system […]

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6 Pinterest Tips for Newbies - Playground of Randomness

I got my first sponsored post opportunity through Pinterest so I believe in it strongly. Here are six tips for the Pinterest newbie:

I love blogging apps. They make it so easy to create posts, edit pictures and blog on the go. This is great since I don’t have to be attached to the computer 24/7 in order to create content.Here are some of my favourite blogging apps:   JotterPad- I love using Jotterpad to jot down ideas … The Computer, Editing Pictures, Playground, Blogging, Apps, Posts, Content, Popular, My Favorite Things

My Favourite Blogging Apps - Playground of Randomness

I love blogging apps. They make it so easy to create posts, edit pictures and blog on the go. This is great since I don’t have to be attached to the computer 24/7 in order to create content.Here are some of my favourite blogging apps: JotterPad- I love using Jotterpad to jot down ideas […]

Churning out blog post after blog post is difficult. It’s time-consuming and sometimes no matter how often or how long you sit down, you just can’t think about what to write. Here are four tips on how to use the content you already have to improve your blog traffic:   Use Social Media to promote … Improve Yourself, Blogging, Social Media, Content, Playground, Writing, Tips, Posts, Popular

4 Tips on How to Improve Your Blog With the Content You Already Have

Churning out blog post after blog post is time-consuming and sometimes no matter how long you sit down, you just can't think about what to write.

I’ve been blogging for about four years now and it never fails to amaze me how many things I don’t know. Despite this it also never fails to amaze me how much I have learnt so far. Here are 10 lessons I wish I knew when I first started blogging:   The importance of social … Life Hacks For School, Get Free Stuff, I Wish I Knew, Historical Romance, Editing Pictures, I Don T Know, Playground, Fails, How To Start A Blog

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Blogging - Playground of Randomness

I’ve been blogging for about four years now and it never fails to amaze me how many things I don’t know. Despite this it also never fails to amaze me how much I have learnt so far. Here are 10 lessons I wish I knew when I first started blogging: The importance of social […]

College

Should You Change Your Major? - Playground of Randomness Starting A Book, Makes Me Wonder, My First Year, College Life, Book Quotes, You Changed, Book Worms, Playground, Facts

Should You Change Your Major? - Playground of Randomness

As I plod through my last semester of college (how’d we get here so soon???), it occurs to me that I’m not studying what I had originally planned on studying. In fact I had already changed my majors thrice by the time I finished my first year in college. This made me wonder how many […]

10 Signs You're Meant to Be an English Major - Playground of Randomness Poems About School, School Poems, Journalism Major, Technical Writing, Study Hard, Essay Writing, Study Tips, College Life, Teaching English

10 Signs You're Meant to Be an English Major - Playground of Randomness

1) You enjoy reading 2) You enjoy writing 3) You’re good at both reading and writing 4) Your literary collection consists of more than just the latest bestsellers. You have the classics too. 5) You can write an essay in your sleep 6) You’ve written something that wasn’t for school (poems, short stories, fanfiction) 7) […]

Sherry makes 5 great points on how you can integrate your marketing while using social media. The key to your marketing will always surround Affiliate Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Marketing Digital, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing Tools, Online Marketing, Marketing Strategies

How to Cope with a Difficult Class - Playground of Randomness

I don’t know about you but each time I’m excited for a semester, there’s always that one class that ruins everything. Last year it was Translation and this year it’s Research Methodology: Criminology. What makes this module so intimidating is that it involves graphs and statistics (stuff I suck at). Granted the majority of my […]

This week, we discuss the complicated business of time management, what spring cleaning means to us, and why we should stop trying to be Beyonce Getting To Know You, You Got This, How To Get, Let It Be, Essay Writing, Writing Tips, College Life, Spring Cleaning, Embedded Image Permalink

Why You Should Take Advantage of Office Hours - Playground of Randomness

Office hours…those ridiculous times that lecturers like to list to pretend that they’re available. Like we care. But despite me not caring about office hours 99% of the time, there’s no denying that office hours are invaluable. Here’s why: 1) Your lecturer gets to know you- personally I don’t like the idea of my lecturer …

There's a huge difference between the college life and the working world. Most of the time, graduates are not prepared. Here are the things you need to know After College, College Life, Life Advice, Career Advice, Student Loan Debt, First Job, College Graduation, Find A Job, Financial Planning

7 Things College Graduates Need to Know About Their First Job - Playground of Randomness

There's a huge difference between the college life and the working world. Most of the time, graduates are not prepared. Here are the things you need to know

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College Tips for Commuters - Playground of Randomness

For some reason, the majority of college blog posts are targeted to those who live on campus. In fact, until my cousin went to college (which was when I was when I was sixteen), I had assumed that everyone lived at college. No one told me about commuters. As a commuter, your college experience is […]

10 Ways College is Better Than High School - Playground of Randomness College Hacks, College Life, In High School, School Fun, Criminology, Academic Writing, Freshman Year, Student Life, Stress

10 Ways College is Better Than High School - Playground of Randomness

You wouldn’t know it since it’s a million times more stressful but here are 10 reasons why college is better than high school. 1) Unlimited WiFi- if you know me, you know I’m obsessed with WiFi. Having access to WiFi on campus makes life so much easier. 2) You Get to See Your Friends More […]

Everyone has different ways of doing things. You may not agree with my tips but it’s vital that you know what works for you and what doesn’t. Kay, here we go! Write notes instead of typing them- writing notes helps you … South University, College Life, Playground, College Organization, Growing Up, Back To School, Take That, Personal Care, Writing

How to Take Lecture Notes - Playground of Randomness

I would like to start by pointing out that everyone is different and everyone has different ways of doing things. You may not agree with my tips but it’s vital that you know what works for you and what doesn’t. Kay, here we go! 1) Write notes instead of typing them- writing notes helps you […]

7 Things I Wish I Knew in College - Playground of Randomness I Wish I Knew, The Real World, Life Advice, College Life, I Know, Playground, The Twenties, Hunting, Posts

7 Things I Wish I Knew in College - Playground of Randomness

The “real world” is completely different from college. Which is odd considering that college is supposed to be your first taste of independence and the world out there. Here are 7 things I wish I knew when I was in college: 1) Your grades don’t matter: This part hit me the most when job-hunting. […]

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Android Apps for College Students - Playground of Randomness

The first thing I did when I got my tablet was download apps and games until I had finished all my data. My app obsession still hasn’t faded (nor has my knack for finishing my data long before the end of the month) but I know now what apps are helpful for college. Below […]

Making time to read in college is difficult especially if your classes requires tons of reading for them. However nothing can stand in my way for books The Real World, Make Time, College Life, Life Goals, Book Quotes, Book Worms, Playground, Reading, School

Since this is a college lifestyle and book blog, it just made sense to combine the two in a blog post. Making time to read in college is difficult especially if your classes requires tons of reading

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How to Save Money on Textbooks - Playground of Randomness

The cheapest way to buy textbooks can be described in a single word. Don’t. Textbooks are costly and once you’re done with them you’ll have to try selling them to someone else. Trust me on this. I’m sitting with an entire box of matric study guides as well as textbooks for freshman. The worst part […]

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Why You Should Start a Blog in College - Playground of Randomness

I really believe that starting a blog is ALWAYS a good idea. Starting a blog in college is like the best idea. Here's why:

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Here are 6 ideas on what you can do to carve out some time for yourself. Also it might say Selfcare Sunday but you should always make time for YOU!

6 Ideas for Selfcare Sunday - Playground of Randomness

Here are 6 ideas on what you can do to carve out some time for yourself. Also it might say Selfcare Sunday but you should always make time for YOU!

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10 Reasons Why I Prefer Paperbacks to eBooks - Playground of Randomness

They feel comforting- Books bring me joy. Just holding one is comforting to me. You don’t need to worry about battery life- This is especially important in South Africa with load shedding back. Books can never lose battery life. And if there isn’t enough light, just read by candlelight. They look great on a shelf- […]

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5 Useful Skills You Pick Up as an English Major - Playground of Randomness

English majors are always portrayed as struggling to find a job. While majoring in English may not be the best idea financially (especially in South Africa and especially now), there are some handy skills you pick up that you are able to make use of in any job. Reading (and actually understanding what was read)- […]

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Previously On: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) - Playground of Randomness

Alright, so I’m kicking off this new series with my all-time favorite YA series. I don’t know if you can tell but I am SO VERY EXCITED to share this with you! Feyre and her family were once wealthy but have now fallen on difficult times. But while Feyre’s father has laments his lack of […]

Audiobooks are rising in popularity. If you haven't already jumped on the bandwagon, here are a few reasons why you should give them a go. Starting A Book, Eye Strain, Life Savers, Make Sense, Book 1, Book Quotes, How To Fall Asleep, Book Worms, Playground

5 Reasons to Try Audiobooks - Playground of Randomness

Audiobooks are rising in popularity. If you haven't already jumped on the bandwagon, here are a few reasons why you should give them a go.

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How to Save Money on Books - Playground of Randomness

1) Join a library: Joining a library gives you access to hundreds of books without having to pay a cent. The only problem is that you can only borrow a certain number of books for a certain period of time. My local library doesn’t allow that many renewal and their staff is pretty rude so […]

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“Once again, L.J. Shen has blown me away with a hauntingly beautiful, angst-driven, emotionally charged romance that will stay with me long after the last page. A must read for 2020.” —Siobhan Davis, USA Today bestselling author Angry God, an all-new beautiful and dark new adult romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is […]

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5 Hacks Every Blogger Needs to Know - Playground of Randomness

I miss the days when blogging was just a hobby I had on the side and I could choose how much (or usually, how little) effort I wanted to put in depending on my current workload at uni. Now that I’ve been blogging for a while and Playground of Randomness seems to be a permanent […]

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The Importance of Self Care and How to Make Time for It - Playground of Randomness

We put everyone and everything before ourselves which usually leads to burnout. By taking the time out for self-care, you're making sure you're at your best

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I'm a really greedy person so it was important to me for me to find a way to keep the weight off without depriving myself of my favorite foods

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Churning out blog post after blog post is time-consuming and sometimes no matter how long you sit down, you just can't think about what to write.

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Handbag Essentials for Work - Playground of Randomness

It was a Friday and we were having a social at work. I had dressed up in a gorgeous leopard-print dress with matching leopard-print pumps and leggings. Everything was going great until the sole of my shoe broke. I had back-up shoes in the car but I was still horrified. How did I- the girl […]