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Nov 10, 2010

It’s Okay To Enjoy Kirby’s Epic Yarn

After COD: Modern Warfare 2 and Halo Reach, you’re probably not too excited for a game made out of yarn. ...

Oct 24, 2010

Wicked Reverbs Are Wicked Awesome

Empire Brands keeps punching out amazing listening devices like a crack-addled mom upping her kid count for the welfare check. Once again, they've managed to intensify our listening pleasure with comfort, quality, and style (unlike the crack-addled mom, whose screaming children in Wal-Mart make us wish we had brought the headphones with us).

Sep 28, 2010

5 Tech Trends That Are Dying

It's a shame the world might end in 2012, because technology is on its way down a lovely path of evolution; any day now, we'll be flying around deep space nine and setting up alien interment camps. In the nearer future, we foresee certain technologies fading out by next year as the latest batch of "wow-shiny-touchy-easy" technology sweeps the board. Here are five tech trends you should hope you didn't spend money on, because something better is coming out tomorrow:

Sep 28, 2010

15 Signs You’re an Internet Weirdo

One of the greatest features of the internet is its ability to bring people together; unfortunately, a select group of those people were better left in their lives of gentle solitude, sans modems. These internet weirdos (iWeirdos, if you will) were the type you avoided in high school, as though you had some sixth sense that they would grow up to collect child porn and/or use a Hotmail email account.

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Sep 21, 2010

5 Easy Ways To Relieve Your Stress

COED has a few tips on quelling that "jump-off-a-bridge" feeling you may experience in light of returning to a full-time schedule or paying back mountains of student loans. Whatever you're dreading, keep these five ideas in mind and remember to breathe.

Tired Of The Same Ol’ Crap? Check These Must-Hear Music Acts

If you're tired of listening to the same old crap -- especially if you're an FM radio junkie -- now is the time to expand your horizons. The world is absolutely teeming with excellent artists who have a few things to say outside the realm of "get drunk/get high/get laid/bust a cap/smack a ho/check my rims." Sometimes, they don't say anything at all. "Music without lyrics?!" you ask, outraged. Yes, and it's often better that way. Here are some artists that might not be at the top of the charts, but deserve a listen all the same:

7 Ways to Keep the Summer Spirit Alive

Despite your best efforts to ignore the chill as you stand on your porch choking down an ice cold one in your shorts and wife-beater, you can't deny it: summer's done. The Labor Day weekend parades compose the siren song of school bells, cold weather, and--saddest of all--miniskirts with leggings underneath instead of nothing. Harsh times. Fortunately, the temperature is the only thing that has to drop, as you can keep the summer spirit up with these mildly delusional suggestions.

COED’s Open Letter To Freshman of America

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have made it to the tender age of college-hood, which is anywhere from 11 - 85, depending on your life circumstances. In any event, kudos on filling out the application and having at least some spark of potential. As well as signing /drinking your life away to student loans--or, having convinced your ultra-rich parents to sponsor your four-year long high school graduation party. Here's to you, Mr. Freshman, one way or another.

Aug 28, 2010

Wicked Audio Presents: Wicked Empire

If you're still using the earbuds that came with your iPod, throw them away. Yes, right now. Wicked Audio has developed something insanely better in their series of Wicked Empire listening devices. In five stylish design, these earbuds make anything else look like newb-wear. Take your pick: Maiden, Lucky, Knight, Bones, or Ace. Even just the names make you want to punch the dancing iPod silhouettes and hand them a pair of Empire buds.

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Aug 12, 2010

10 Jobs That Guarantee You’ll Die Alone

Amidst the never-ending search for a hot chick with whom you can spend the rest of your life is the search for a profession to fund said rest of your life. Sometimes, the two disagree. Unless your chick is really swell, chances are she'll find these professions utterly repulsive and/or ridiculous. Try to avoid making a career path out of the following in order to win the fair lady's heart.

Aug 10, 2010

10 Manliest Apartment Decorations

Every guy needs a kickin' pad. We've been over how to make your apartment look more grown-up -- and now, onto the manly tweaks. COED found these ten items to impress not only your bros, but your prospective mattress partners as well.

Aug 5, 2010

5 Video Games That Need to be Made

You've finished all of the Call of Duty campaigns. You're packing each and every one of the 8 billion weapons in Borderlands. Every trophy race of Mario Kart is decorated with double stars. If you hear another five seconds of "Through the Fire and Flames," your fingers will experience a very painful spontaneous combustion. Ever find yourself in this position, game-less and yearning because you're just so skilled? Here's a list of awesome video games they SHOULD make.

Aug 3, 2010

5 Worst Video Games Ever

There's some sort of cosmic balance in the universe that decrees all things must have an opposite --"what goes up must come down" and all of that philosophical-new-age-jazz. This idiom holds true for video games, as well. For every smash hit, there's something that makes you wish you had lost your thumbs in 'Nam.

Jul 21, 2010

How to Deal With An Awful Roommate

In these harsh economic times, shacking up with a few friends is a popular way to save money on living costs -- or, if you're in school and living on campus, you might have no choice but to live with someone else. One of the many glories of being a twenty-something is this rite of passage: sharing a living space with someone from a completely different background.

Jul 21, 2010

10 Hottest Rides of 2011 (PICS)

Whether you're into horsepower, blingin' rims, doors that open in an upward sweep, electric fuel, keyless entry, or even all of the above, 2010 is a great year for vehicles. Too bad the economy is shattering into pieces around us and the probability of affording one of these rides while it's still 2010 is pretty slim for most. But you can dream, eh? Check out a portion of the lineup of motorized sex symbols available this year and hope you win the lottery.

Jun 19, 2010

5 Summer Trips She Won’t Forget

Ah, smell that? The combination of sunblock, hot tar, and sweat just screams "summer time." Oh, yes. The living's easy. You've got three months of a part-time job, maybe a few BS classes to fill up some credits; what a perfect time to take a vacation! Your girlfriend has been nagging you to put on a pair of pants and take her out somewhere. Here are a few spots to spend with your long term girlfriend and/or hot summer fling (just don't bring both of them at the same time).

Jun 15, 2010

10 Things You Need For a Grown-Up Apartment

Ah, life is sweet. You're out of your parents' basement and among several million other twenty-somethings (or thirty-somethings, if you're a late bloomer) with a bona-fide, certified "Very Own First Apartment." If you've played the Sims, you might be familiar with how to decorate a living space; if not, or if your ideas of interior design include a neon sign exclaiming "LIVE NUDES," check out these essentials for grown-ups.

Jun 12, 2010

10 Crazy Things To Grill This Summer

You're an innovative sort of manly man, right? When you grill, you want it to be exciting. You know how to throw an awesome barbecue, but steak and burgers are cliché, dude. And while you know other things to grill, you're still more daring than most and seek new heights of cuisine. Crack open a beer, try these bizarre recipes, and impress the ladies with your culinary charm.

Jun 10, 2010

DJ Hero 2 Will Change Your Mind About Music Games

This fall, DJ Hero 2 will be released on all three major consoles featuring a wealth of game play improvements. Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna, and The Chemical Brothers are just a few of the big names on the tracklist. Better yet, a microphone will be included to allow players to sing or rap along, RockBand style. Activision is calling this release "the ultimate party in a box," and they're right.

May 30, 2010

6 Reasons You Need to Quit Facebook

You're more than likely aware of the ongoing battle between Facebook and its users over privacy issues. Specifically, Facebook's continually resetting privacy settings are pissing users off as they see their names and details strewn all over the internet. May 31st is Quit Facebook Day, according to the aptly titled Here are five reasons to join the other 12,000 sensible people who are quitting Facebook.