Type Fast, Fail Hard: Hand-Writing Notes Deemed More Effective Than Typing

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The professors in my major classes did not allow laptops or tablets in class (and if they did, they were very strict about it). Crazy right? Turns out, they were actually onto something.

Although a common reason for my professors not allowing technology in class was the distraction factor for them, the user, and the class as a whole, a latent (and now proven factual) reason for not allowing technology is also this: you don’t retain as much by typing as you do when hand-writing.

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7 Alabama Artists You Must See When They Come to Town

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We all know that Alabama is no stranger to talented musicians. Lionel Richie, Brittany Howard, Jason Isbell, and Jimmy Buffett – to name a few. Whenever they come back home, it’s always a fun celebration. Well, we have some Alabamians coming into town, and we want to celebrate!

This list of Alabama musicians and bands are varying in degrees of popularity, but one thing remains the same – all of these shows will be worthwhile and there is definitely at least one that you will enjoy.

Consider this to be your ultimate guide to Alabama musicians and their upcoming local concerts. Read on to see who is coming to town, when, where, and how much tickets will run you. Shows are listed chronologically, of course!

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The Bham Now Team Celebrates #CollegeColorsDay

As college football season is (finally) here, so is another tradition: College Colors Day! This annual celebration is observed nationwide by students, parents, family, fans, and alumni. To celebrate, all you have to do is wear your college team’s colors or college/university apparel.

The Bham Now team has decided to honor this tradition by donning our colors and answering some questions about our beloved schools! The team represents 4 Birmingham area universities; Samford University, the University of Alabama, the University of Montevallo (which does not have a football team), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (which had a football team, then didn’t, now has one again – YAY).

 

READ ON TO CELEBRATE WITH US!

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Alabama’s Smartest Colleges & Universities: Top Ten

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Niche recently posted their rankings for the top 10 Alabama colleges with the smartest students. Factors that were considered in the equation and their weight are as follows:

Student survey responses – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 25th percentile – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 75th percentile – 30%

Read on to see the list.

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Birmingham Mountain Radio Website Gets a Makeover

If you haven’t already seen, or rather, heard the buzz, Birmingham Mountain Radio (107.3 FM!) has gotten a MAJOR website upgrade and redesign that just launched today.

Platypi, a Birmingham-based digital marketing company, designed the website. Emily Nicholson, Platypi Art Director, described the makeover as “retro and modern to reflect the personality of BMR”.

There is just something about a fresh website that makes live-streaming a radio station that much more satisfying. Happy listening, and congrats to the BMR and Platypi crews!

Check it out for yourself at bhammountainradio.com.