Finals season is hard. Especially when you’re diligently working on your computer to get final papers finished and the internet and all of its infinite glory is right there taunting you.
Although the internet may be the enemy during dead and finals week, there is nothing wrong with using the internet to take a study break. On MIT’s Center for Academic Excellence website, they actually suggest that students study for 50 minutes then take a 10 minute break.
One great way to spend that 10 minute break is through websites like YouTube and BuzzFeed. However, you should be careful, because both of those websites can suck you into the black-hole of procrastination.
After much research and consideration during my own procrastination escapades, here is a list of ways you can spend your study break online.
1. Carpool Karaoke on “The Late Late Show”– James Corden is the host of ABC’s “The Late Late Show” on weeknights at 12:37 a.m. Corden is a comedian and actor from the United Kingdom who has graced us Americans with his presence on late night television.
2. BuzzFeed Articles and Quizzes– If you are unaware of what BuzzFeed quizzes are, you might be living under a rock or you are so dedicated to your studies that you have zero time to waste on finding out “Which Celebrity at Coachella Are You?” and for that, I salute you.
3. The Ellen Show– If you’re looking for a good laugh or a good cry, Ellen’s YouTube channel is for you. Ellen Degeneres interviews celebrities and amazing normal, everyday people on her show.
If you’re looking for a video to make you cry happy tears, search “Tayt on Ellen.” I won’t spoil Tayt’s story for you, but what this little boy has been through will touch your heart.
4. Animal Videos– I haven’t met a person that hates animals, and watching videos of animals doing silly things is one of my favorite things to do. Two animals that are worth watching on YouTube are Buttermilk the Goat and Teddy Bear the Porcupine.
Happy Studying! May the curve be ever in your favor.