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Back-to-School Candle Scents

With autumn comes everyone’s favorite quintessential “fall favorites” – comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, making fun of people for liking pumpkin spice lattes, and of course, a fall classic: candles, usually in a warm spice or vanilla scent. But now that we’re back in school, we’ve all got other things on our minds than which filter to use on our Starbucks picture. So to keep things in the back-to-school spirit, here are some candle scents that more accurately capture the season.

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Dorm DIY: Photo Coasters

We’ve all seen the horrendous Pinterest disasters when DIY projects go wrong. That’s one of the many reasons that I have never attempted to DIY anything. I am the least artsy person you know, can’t draw anything to save my life, and pretty much am the last person you would want to ask for help with a DIY project.

Yet here I am, telling all of you Mojo-ers, how to make DIY coasters. That is because these are so foolproof that even I didn’t mess them up. Yep, you read that right. The queen of art disasters managed to make these beauties:

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And the best part? They cost less than 50 cents each. So you can make them for your roommates, your mom, your long lost aunt … and still not break the bank. They’re the perfect apartment-warming gift! (more…)

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10 Facts About Chance The Rapper

Bruin Bash is hours away and that means one thing: Chance The Rapper. Yes, Chancelor Bennett himself will be gracing UCLA in all his hip-hopping, beat-dropping glory. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, this writer will gladly buy it you are in for a real treat. But before you go, check out this list of 10 cool facts about Chance, so that when he invites you on stage you can impress the crowd with your encyclopedic knowledge of his personal and professional life (and permanently creep him out).

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Five New Indie Movies to Out-Hip the Hipsters

Every group has that one hipster friend that knows all the latest trends: the newest gastropub, the hottest thrift store and the latest indie movies. You’ve probably never heard of them, but some of the coolest, new movies out now are “Boyhood,” “Frank,” and “Cavalry.” Collectively these three movies are about a mysterious musician who moonlights as a priest involved in a murder conspiracy, shot over 12 years. That was easy. Thank Gene Block that Mojo is here to help build your hipster movie cred. But wait, there’s more. Here are five unreleased indie movies you can catch opening night in L.A. throughout September. With these you will be weeks ahead of even the hardest micro-brew drinking cardigan with glasses you know.

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