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With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.

The best way to do things is not always the best way

There’s an article on the best way to buy an aquarium, and there’s an article on the best way to choose a yoga class. But really, let’s all calm down for a moment. Consider these thoughts on why it’s not worth trying to hack or optimize every single thing. (LifeHacker)

Great colleges that don’t require SATs

It’s not just obscure “hippy schools” that don’t require SAT or ACT scores to apply. Even the stately old University of Chicago is finding that standardized tests don’t always tell the whole story. Check out this list of colleges that have made testing optional. (Time Money)

Everything you know about Black Friday is wrong

They said we would save money, they said there would be deals, but at the end of Black Friday, we found we had spent way more than we meant to. Learn about the dangers of this “holiday for holiday shoppers.” (Fox Business)

How to be the only woman in the room

Sometimes you’re in a meeting at work and realize you’re the only woman there. Maybe you’re used to it, but it can still take a toll on your well-being. Here’s how to cope with this still-too-common situation. (Brit + Co)

How to vet financial advisors

If you don’t know much about finance, you can go to a financial advisor. But if you don’t know much about finance, how can you tell if the advisor is any good? Here are seven questions to ask, along with what the answers should be. (Style Salute)

Epic entrepreneurial fails

From getting scammed to screwing up SEO, here are some tales from the frontlines of business about what not to do. If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own venture, you won’t want to miss these wise tips. (Vice)

Want to earn extra money?

Here are the best side hustle opportunities!
CompanyType of WorkRequirements 
RidesharingCar and smartphone

Become a Lyft Driver

Rent out your carOwn a vehicle

List Your Car

Rent out spaceRoom to host guests

Become an Airbnb host

Odd jobsSmartphone

Become a TaskRabbit Tasker

DeliveriesSmartphone

Become a Postmates Worker

Our team at Student Loan Hero works hard to find and recommend products and services that we believe are of high quality and will make a positive impact in your life. We sometimes earn a sales commission or advertising fee when recommending various products and services to you. Similar to when you are being sold any product or service, be sure to read the fine print understand what you are buying, and consult a licensed professional if you have any concerns. Student Loan Hero is not a lender or investment advisor. We are not involved in the loan approval or investment process, nor do we make credit or investment related decisions. The rates and terms listed on our website are estimates and are subject to change at any time. Please do your homework and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.