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  1. 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards (17)
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About.com Resources for After Graduation
Life after college can seem overwhelming. For students who are graduating college and looking for work or attending graduate schools, these great resources on the About.com network can help with life after graduation.

"Say It With Vases" Product Review
Say It With Vases is a unique vase that stores completely flat, cleans up easily, and can be a great addition to any college student's residence hall room.

Shopping for Used Books
Your campus bookstore may not have used books available, they may not have them on time, or they may have already run out. Find out what your online options are for purchasing used books.

The Skinny on Faculty Ranking Websites
You may have heard a lot about websites that rate college professors. How exactly do they work, and is their information helpful or just unregulated gossip?

Laptop or Desktop: Which Is Best for a College Student?
Having the right computer can make all the difference in your college career. With pros and cons for both laptops and desktops, how do you know which one will be right for you?

Review: Laptop Security Cables
Your laptop just may be the most important and well-used item you own during your time in school. Which laptop security cables are best for protecting such a precious part of your education?

Review: Student Travel Websites
Need to go home? Get away? Travel for a job interview? With a little help from your student ID and these student travel agencies, it just might be cheaper than you think.

Sport+Store Water Bottle -- Review of Sport+Store Water Bottle
The Sport+Store Water Bottle is designed to serve as a water bottle and carrying case in one. In theory, it's a great water bottle for college students to use while running around campus or hitting the gym. But is it really as good as it sounds?

Review: Day-Timer Student Planner
If paper planners work for you, you might be considering the classic Day-Timer student planner. But is it indeed the right fit for what you need?

Profile of "How to Survive Your Freshman Year," 2012 Readers' Choice Winner
Read a profile of "How to Survive Your Freshman Year," the 2012 winner of "Best Book on Adjusting to College Life" in the About.com College Life Readers' Choice Awards.

College Tervis Tumbler Review
Need a great tumbler that will keep your hot liquids hot and your cold liquids cold, all while advertising your school, fraternity, or sorority? The Tervis tumbler is the perfect solution.

Review of Kashi Steam Meals
With their whole-grain and natural ingredients, Kashi Steam Meals appear to be perfect for college students living in the residence halls. But are they really as good as they seem?

Review: Cyndibands Elastic Hair Ties
Available in a wide variety of colors and prints, Cyndibands promises not to snag, damage, or crease your hair. But can they really be as good as they seem?

Keurig Mini Plus Review
Thinking about purchasing a Keurig Mini Plus for use during your time in college? Read our full review to see if doing so is a wise choice -- or not.

Peet's Single Cups Review
Interested in purchasing Peet's Single Cups for your single-serve coffee maker? Find out why you should spend your money elsewhere.

Broquet Product Review
Broquet offers a care package promising "bacon like you've never seen before." But can it live up to its own advertising? And can it work for college students?

Überlight 9000C Review
The überlight 9000C is a great desk lamp that could work well for nearly any college student -- if you can get past its one significant design flaw.

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