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The cheapest alternative to college you’ll find.

College is way too expensive and we all know it. It’s a system designed for mid to upper-class citizens. Even though many ivy-league schools have diversity, financial aid, and scholarship programs, they are very hard to come by, and the chances of actually receiving a scholarship are tiny.

A four-year degree at a private college in the U.S can cost as much as $130,000 or more if you’re unlucky. That is a lot of money to put down for a degree that might not even get you a job afterward. As a result of most people not being upper-class citizens…


How Amazon uses the “F*ck It. Ship It” Principle.

Amazon recently launched its Swedish site amazon.se. This is their first venture into the nordic market. Swedes have had to rely on the German or British Amazon up until now. This might come as a surprise to you as Sweden is a big market based on our GDP so you’d expect Amazon to have been established here already. Sweden is one of the few western countries where people have lived a life without the presence of an e-commerce tech giant like Amazon.

I can’t speak for what living a life with…


And no they’re not exercising, eating well, or making your bed.

Habits are crucial to our well-being and existence. They are what either make or break you. With that said, habits can be good or bad for you. We tend to stick to the same habits that we developed in our early adulthood or teenage years. Habits are hard to create but even harder to break.

I’m sure you’ve seen and read about a bunch of morning routines of successful people. As we try to implement these morning routines into our own lives and make them part of who we…


And no, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist or have an abnormal IQ to do it.

Finding a job when you’ve got no prior working experience or formal education in software development is hard. I’m not going to try to sugar coat it for you, but what I will say is that with what you’re about to learn, it’s a lot less hard.

These days, anyone can learn how to code on the internet. There is an endless stream of both free and paid content, much more so than there was a few years or even a year…


It’s not rocket science and you can do it too.

I used to despise running, it was an activity I looked to purely for cardiovascular fitness and weight loss. We’ve all run at least a few times in our life, whether it’s for physical education in school or as a new year’s resolution to get in shape. Speaking for myself, I’ve done it for both reasons and neither of them ended up with good results. They led to me hating the thought of going for a run.

In recent years, most of — if not all — the running I’ve been doing has been on a treadmill in a gym…


Welcome to the first installment of the Entrepreneur Ride Along series!

Suwar Mert in an entrepreneur in Sweden that is working towards revolutionizing and digitalizing the recycling of product packaging. At 35 years old he’s been at it for a little over three years. He is the founder and CEO of “PantaPå” which translates to “Keep on depositing”.

“We” in this article refers to Suwar and PantaPå

It all started out with a vision to let people be more efficient and environmentally conscious when it comes to plastic bags, therefore the name “Panta Påsen” (which turned into “PantaPå” later on) which is a bit of a tricky translation but sort of translates to “deposit your bag” or “Return bag in exchange for money”. “Pant” is a huge thing in Sweden… but only when it comes to plastic bottles and soda cans.

The idea and goals that PantaPå…


It has now been 24 hours since I finished my first hackathon which I and my team also won although that fact is not important in this post.

First of all I’m just going to say that hackathons are really fun, if you’re into games you’re probably familiar with gaming LANs where gamers gather and play games together for countless hours. A hackathon is kind of the same thing except you innovate and code instead of playing games. …

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