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How LaurDIY Went From Dorm Room Blogger to YouTube Star With 8.4 Million Subscribers [Video]

In this series, YouTube Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success.

Lauren Riihimaki didn’t grow up watching YouTube videos, as many of her young millennial peers did. But she did love crafting and DIY. When she got to college, she started a blog focused on her dorm room creations, but soon, the process of writing out instructions got tedious.

“I had the realization that certain tutorials would be so much easier to show through video versus through photos with text blurbs,” Riihimaki, a.k.a. LaurDIY, told Entrepreneur.

Before long, she transitioned her focus from her website to her social media accounts — especially YouTube, where she’s amassed more than 8.4 million subscribers, whom she calls her #prettylittlelaurs. Devoted fans tune in Sundays and Wednesdays for her videos, which still feature plenty of tutorials on how to make everything from iPhone cases to blankets …

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Deion Sanders flips nation's top recruit, Travis Hunter, from Florida State to Jackson State [Video]

Yahoo Sports College Insider Pete Thamel explains how Deion Sanders was able to get the Rivals.com #1 recruit in the nation to flip from Florida State to Jackson State on National Signing Day, and what the commitment means for HBCUs and college football going forward.

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Pre-Order ACCEPTED! Admissions Secrets from a Harvard, Stanford & Oxford Graduate [Video]

Pre-order ACCEPTED! here today: https://crmsn.tv/acceptedyoutube In ACCEPTED! Crimson Education CEO and Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford graduate Jamie Beaton, shares the secrets of what it really takes to ‘get in’ to the world’s most competitive universities.Drawing on his unique experience as a student who was admitted to 25 of the world’s best universities at 18 — and his detailed industry knowledge as Co-founder of the world’s most successful college admissions consultancy — Beaton’s book provides a fresh, honest and expertly practical directive on what it takes to ‘get in’.What experts have said about Jamie Beaton and ACCEPTED!:“No one knows more about how to get into a top school than Jamie Beaton. This book is filled with actionable advice for improving your odds.”— Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of “Think Again”, “Originals” and “Give and Take”. UPenn Wharton School top-rated professor for 7 straight years.“Higher education has always been exclusive, and in the last 5 years it has become even more so. Lean on Jamie and his experience to get into the best programs in the world.”— Scott Galloway, NYU Stern Professor of Marketing. New York Times bestselling Author of “The Four”, "Algebra of Happiness" and “Digital IQ Index”.“This revelatory, insightful, brutally honest book will actually help you! ACCEPTED! is the real deal—and fun to read to boot. Tiger Mother approved.”— Amy Chua, New York Times bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.“If you spend any amount of time with Jamie Beaton, you will find him to be an exceptional and tireless individual. He figured his way from New Zealand to the best universities around the world. He systematized his insights and created Crimson Education to help aspiring students understand the college admission system. Now he brings those insights to ACCEPTED, his very well-written and entertaining book. If you value entrance to a great university, this book is compulsory reading.”—Alfred Lin, Partner Sequoia Capital & #1 Venture Capitalists Globally in Forbes Midas 2021

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Why The College Football Playoffs Must Expand Despite Cincinnati Reaching the Playoffs this Year [Video]

The College Football Playoffs must expand because Group of Five teams do not usually get a fair chance to make the Playoffs.