The Essentials to a Great Dorm Halloween Party

Fall leaves are changing and pumpkin spice lattes are a plenty, sounds like Halloween is finally here. You decide this Halloween will be different from last – when you and your roommate just marathon on Freddy Krueger movies. Yes, this year you’re throwing the spookiest, pin-worthy Halloween party that will make all your guests turn up!

Where to start? First, you need a fantastic costume that will knock the socks off of your classmates. Second, the decorations have to be creepy but classy. Third, guest always love a little treat on Halloween so make sure you have some tasty snacks. With these three elements you’re ready for a monster mash!

Here are some ideas from Brittany Watson Jepsen, blogger for The House That Lars Built, to get you started:


Costumes are a must when it comes to a fun Halloween party, and the guest has to look the best. Here are some clever costumes that will impress any party attendee.

  • Axe Head Costume

Make people believe that you have a splitting headache with this headband. (Instructions)



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New Employee Alert: Ruben Custodio

StudyMode’s Frontend Development team doubled in size last month, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to now have 2 people concentrating on rolling out delightful user interfaces. Here’s our newest hire in his own words. Welcome Ruben!

Ruben C.
My name is Ruben Custodio and I am a Peruvian-American developer working out here in Los Angeles. I grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA and also attended Cal Poly SLO. I think of myself as a relaxed, down-to-earth guy who loves music and being active. I have played guitar for about 8 years and I find it relaxing to either play my favorite covers or just doodle around in E minor. My favorite sports are as follows: Snowboarding, Football, Soccer and Basketball. I played many sports growing up and I’ve always had a competitive edge. As a side note I am engaged to be wed in May of 2015 and I couldn’t be happier. Introducing Folders!

We are proud to announce the introduction of Cram Folders! Over the past few weeks we have developed a solution to allow our users to intelligently group their flashcard sets in a meaningful way.

How do Cram Folders Work?

Cram Folders allow users to add structure to their flashcard sets and create folders for grouping of like sets.  You can add to your folders any flashcard set you own or one of the millions of public flashcard sets available on the site.  Basic users receive access to 2 folders while premium subscribers can use additional sets to further group their content. Upgrade to Premium today to get the most out of your account on

Access Anywhere

You can access your personal Cram Folders at any time by using the drop-down at the top of any page on  This will give you quick access to your folders no matter where you are.

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An Updated Dashboard Page

We’ve updated the dashboard page with a new structure to make way for our new folders.  Here you can see a list of all of your folders along with reference to the number of flashcard sets in each folder. Click in to any folder to see a full set of related flashcard sets.

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Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2014 - StudyMode

StudyMode Named One of Los Angeles’ Best Places to Work

Landed #7 in the Best Small Business Category

LOS ANGELES, August 28, 2014– StudyMode, an ed-tech company dedicated to helping students succeed in school, has been named one of 2014’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The program, created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group, is in its eighth year. StudyMode has been placed number seven out of a list of 21 in the Best Small Business category.

“At StudyMode, the people are the most important asset we have,” said Blaine Vess, Co-founder and CEO of StudyMode. “We’re continually focused on investing in training and development to the benefit of our employees and our company.”

StudyMode, founded in 1999, is headquartered in West Hollywood. Vess and his team have created a collaborative work environment that encourages self-direction and personal responsibility. StudyMode employees enjoy perks including regular catered lunches, massage chairs, flexible hours, fully paid health coverage for employees and their dependents, and a casual dress code.

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