Hey, everyone! Chrome extensions are totally underpublicized, IMO. Chrome is an ultra powerful browser; it’s speedy, it connects to your Gmail, but perhaps best of all, its add-ons make it even more god-tier. I’ve rounded up a list of eight life-changing Chrome extensions, so you’re gonna want to download these, stat.

1. Ad Block

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If you don’t have Ad Block by now, idk what you’re doing with your life. Ad Block gets rid of all those annoying ads before YouTube videos, so if you’re an avid watcher of YouTube this is definitely essential. It will also block sketchy pop-ups and get rid of banner ads on most websites.

2. Honey

Honey is another super popular extension- it calculates and compiles discount codes for your online purchases. However, my favorite part of Honey is the “best deal” function. If you’re an Amazon addict like I am, the Honey Chrome extension will tell you if what you’re buying on Amazon is the “best deal” like so:

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3. Hunter.io

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I wrote about this extension in my job search post which you guys LOVED! Hunter.io will give you the company format of emails at the touch of a button so you can network your heart out.

4. Grammarly

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I actually downloaded Grammarly fairly recently. It tracks grammar and spelling mistakes in your online writing, and, if you’re constantly writing like I am, that’s a huge help. At the end of each week, Grammarly will send you an email updating you on your progress and tracks the most common mistakes you tend to make so you can work on improving. You’ll never send an email with a grammar mistake ever again.

5. Pinterest

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Pinterest users, this one’s a must. Not every page that you want to pin will have a “Pin it!” button. Tragic, I know. With the Pinterest Chrome extension, you can pin anything, anytime, anywhere.

6. HTTPS Everywhere

If you’re as paranoid as I am, this one’s for you. HTTPS Everywhere will transform your browsing experience from HTTP to HTTPS (the ‘S’ stands for Secure). This encrypts your browsing history and makes you less susceptible to surveillance and hacking.

7. Cite This For Me

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In high school and college, I turned to sites like EasyBib and BibMe, but there’s actually a Chrome extension that will do the same thing. Cite in Chicago, APA, Harvard, or MLA style with the click of a button!

8. WhatFont?

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Ever see a beautiful font and wanted to know what it was? There’s an extension for that. With WhatFont?, simply hover over the words with the font you want to detect with your cursor, and it will display the name of the font! Apparently, Urban Outfitters is using Helvetica. Magic.

 To download these extensions and any others, simply visit the Chrome Web Store (these extensions are all free!). Have any other Chrome extensions you know and love? Feel free to leave them in the comments down below! See you all next week 🙂

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At this time a year ago, I was immersed in the streets of the shuk in Jerusalem with 39 strangers, who quickly became some of my closest friends. My 10 days in Israel were eye opening spiritually and culturally. Israel also introduced me to a lifelong love affair with what is possibly one of the tastiest and easiest foods to make in your very own kitchen.

Enter: shakshuka.

My only regret is not making this exact shakshuka recipe earlier in life. Although I visited Israel last August, I didn’t start cooking this dish for myself until April. Every one of my friends who I have cooked this for has absolutely loved it. My boyfriend makes this all the time for himself since I taught him how to make it. This recipe is cheap, easy, vegetarian-friendly, healthy, and delicious. If you’re in college and you need a meal that covers all of the bases I just listed, BOOKMARK THIS PAGE/PIN IT/SAVE IT for your records. Trust me, you will need it.

To make one of the greatest home-cooked meals of your life, you will need:

-A jar of your favorite tomato sauce (my favorite is the Market Pantry sauce from Target!)

-However many eggs you feel like you could eat at this moment in time

-Paprika

-Cumin

-Chili powder

-Cayenne pepper

-Salt and pepper

TO MAKE:

  1. Turn your stove top on med-high heat. In a pan, dump enough tomato sauce to cover the entire pan (usually a cup or two is enough).

2. Once the sauce is in the pan, add the spices. Add 1 tbsp of paprika, cumin, and chili powder. Sprinkle the cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix the spices throughout the sauce so that they are evenly distributed.

3. After adding and mixing the spices, add the eggs. Crack as many eggs as you want directly into the sauce/spice mixture. I usually make 2 or 3 depending on how hungry I am, but I’ve made up to 7 eggs at a time when I’m cooking this for both me and my boyfriend, as shown here.

4.Turn the stove on low heat and cover the pan with a lid. Wait 15 minutes.

5. Check on your shakshuka after 15 minutes. If the eggs look like this, then you’re done! Turn off the stove and take the lid off the pan and enjoy! Yes, it’s THAT easy!

This meal is such a crowd pleaser; what’s not to love about eggs and tomato sauce? You can customize the amount of spice you put in and add garnishes if you’re fancy. If you prefer your eggs runnier, try cooking them for less time than 15 minutes. I personally prefer the harder eggs because runny eggs don’t taste that great with the tomato sauce mixture, but that’s just me.

If you’ve tried this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! If anyone else reading this also makes shakshuka, I’d also love to hear about how you make yours since everyone’s is different. I hope this post comes in handy; I’m super passionate about this recipe and I really want to share it with as many people as I possibly can <3

 

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