Oct 25th, 2017, 04:03 PM

10 Websites Every Student Needs to Know

By Katie Zambrano
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Clear your bookmarks bar!

The Foodie

Where The F!ck Should I Go Eat: If you’re as indecisive as the weather when it comes to picking a restaurant, this website has your name written all over it. Make sure your location settings are turned on; this site uses your live location to randomly select a restaurant nearby. There is even a setting if you’re “thirsty” and you can change your location for future plans. This site is unapologetically accurate.

Student Recipes: Yes, going out to eat with your friends every night of the week sounds great, but we all know that it’s not a viable option. When cooking isn’t your forte, it can seem daunting. But simple recipes, that don’t require too much effort are key. Mastering a few solid recipes and having them up your sleeve for a rainy day will always come in handy.

The Traveler

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SleepyTime: If you are someone who loves sleep, you know how crushing it can be to wake up—especially if it's at the crack of dawn. The key to getting the best sleep of your life lies in sleep cycles. Waking up during a sleep cycle can leave you irritable and exhausted, but waking up in between sleep cycles can leave you refreshed and ready to take on the world. If you have an early morning flight time, use this website to help you achieve the most efficient and satisfying slumber.

Momondo: There are countless travel websites that claim to find the best, most affordable option for you, but it's all a little too overwhelming. Since 2006, Momondo has been the top flight search engine, and rightfully so. Momondo’s interface is easier on the eyes than other travel websites with jumbled numbers and “last-chance deals” popping out from every nook and cranny of the screen. Not to mention, they really do offer the cheapest flight options.

The Environmentalist

Print Friendly: If you have ever cringed at a number of trees you are killing when printing out that 20+ page reading assignment, fear no more. This website allows you to delete unnecessary passages to keep your page count to a minimum. So you can forget about wasting all that printer money on useless sheets, and worry more about caring for the environment.

Carbon Independent: Living in Paris has only made me hyper-aware of the environment. Pollution is growing and becoming a devastating issue, but if we all do out parts that could change. The smallest efforts count and knowing your carbon footprint is just the start. By calculating your carbon footprint you can cut back on certain activities or devices that have a negative effect on our environment.

The Beauty Junkie

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Into the Gloss: If you haven’t already visited Emily Weiss’ acclaimed beauty site once in your life, it’s time to climb out from the rock you’ve been living under! Since 2010, this website showcases all things makeup, skincare, hair, and health. Their most popular series, “Top Shelf” takes a peek into the medicine cabinets of everyday women to A-list celebrities. Easily archived, you can go back and find out Kim Kardashian’s favorite makeup wipe Victoria Beckham’s in-flight essentials. This website is the ultimate hub for all things beauty.

Paris Hip Shops: This website is not limited to the best beauty stores around Paris, but “hip shops” of all kinds from stationary to records. If you ever find yourself unsure of what to do on a Paris afternoon, this is your answer. It filters out the coolest shops around town, all at your disposable at the few clicks of a button.

The Internet Fiend

A Good Movie to Watch: If you've ever been put on the spot to pick a good movie and have blanked, this website is your ultimate solution. Picking a movie is tough, especially when the options are endless. No matter where you are in the world, what platform you are watching on, or your impeccable taste, this website has it all.

Down for Everyone or Just Me: Experiencing technical difficulties? Once you get into your writing zone, even the smallest disturbance can discourage you from finishing—especially technical difficulties. I’ve hit the refresh button countless times on JStor and Purdue Owl wondering why it seemed like I was the only one the site wasn’t working for. This website gives you peace of mind, informing you if a website is down for everyone or just you. Game changer.