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Top 10 Tabs You Don’t Want to Leave Open While You Study

Why are you reading this? You should be studying right now.

Well, since you’re here, some Onward State staffers want to make sure that you have the best studying experience for your upcoming finals. We put our heads together and came up with 10 tabs that you don’t want to leave open while you study. Each site is accompanied by the writer who chose it, and then a personal description from yours truly.

And, by giving you this list, you will most likely check them out anyway. What a world we live in, right?

Okay, so this is one that you might want to have open, especially if you like cats. For every 100 words you type (or more if you’re really motivated), the site rewards you with a picture of an adorable feline. I dislike cats, so I’ll probably steer clear of this one. They just look like they’re always judging, ya know?


I’ve been hearing a lot about this one lately, but I still don’t get it. Mara said that this one will most likely distract the girls. From what I’ve seen, this site just makes you want what you don’t have. It’s like watching an “Entourage” marathon. Both are addicting. …And now I’m going to go watch some “Entourage.”

Who doesn’t enjoy pictures and videos of “the newest, cutest animals” from zoos and aquariums around the world? I can’t get enough of that panda from the San Diego Zoo.


Mindless entertainment is so dangerous. These stories are the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of what’s happening. After reading the story titled “The ‘Gangnam Stye’ Has Literally Killed A Man”, I might check out “19 Things Taylor Swift Is Older Than.” That should help me with my Shakespeare final.


I see a lot of lists so, naturally, I’m sold.

The Daily Collegian

Not going to even touch this one.


An online community of links, stories, memes, and pictures. It’s like a never-ending picture book. I can definitely see students clicking back and forth between their study guides and the “WTF” category.


Hours of clicking await you at Stumbleupon. Type in some things that interest you and let the site do the rest. Basically, you’re putting the internet on shuffle and skipping those awful tunes that you never listen to anymore.


One of the most deadly combatants of productivity. Maybe you missed some of the 12-12-12 concert on Wednesday. Or perhaps you just want to watch an old clip of Eddie Murphy’s stand-up routine. YouTube can definitely help keep you off task.


The big boys. The heavyweights. Of course you would rather creep on a variety of aquantances and exes than study. They’re both so unnecessary, but so good. No one cares that Johnny is “going out with the boys for fish tacos later,” as his Facebook status so kindly informs us. Moving on to Twitter, you can favorite every half joke and retweet every semi-serious news story to make people think you’re cool and informed. #butdamnweloveit.

Good luck studying now, suckas! (I don’t mean that. I wish you all the best and have a nice, very short break).

What other tabs should you avoid while studying?

About the Author

Shawn Christ

I am a junior majoring in print journalism. I am American. I am a Lion.


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