DIY Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

DIY Holiday Gifts

Let’s be honest, paying for college tuition, living expenses and books doesn’t usually leave much room in your budget for pricey holiday gifts. However, you can still give your friends heartfelt presents and slide something special under the family tree this year. All that you need to make unforgettable (and inexpensive) DIY gifts is a creative spark and some basic know-how, when it comes to the latter, we’ve got you covered.

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Study Habits: Preparing for Finals

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

Study Habits

When it’s time to hit the books and cram for your next exam, there are a variety of techniques that can actually help you get more out of your study session. So, whether you are trying to soak up that last bit of information before your psychology mid-term or need to prep for that big English Lit essay, here are a few study habit tips to maximize your productivity and make the most of your time.

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Brain Breaks: How-To Get the Creative Juices Flowing Again

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

Brain Breaks

When your mind grows weary and there’s a roadblock standing in the way of fresh ideas, it’s time for a brain break. But what can you do during your study escapes to get the mental gears turning again? How can you ignite your creative spark in order to put the words on the page or realize your vision? Luckily, there are ways to break through the block and give your mind the well-earned rest it needs to recharge.

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Creating & Sticking to a Budget

Posted on: October 16th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

Creating & Sticking to a Budget

Keeping up with your studies and striking the balance between campus life and personal life can be a challenge, to say the least. However, one of the most difficult things about being a college student is creating a realistic budget that you can actually stick to. Thankfully, there are some tips that can help you stretch every penny and set aside savings for a rainy day (or unexpected textbook fees).

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Ways to Meet New People on Campus

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

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Going away to college often involves a mixture of emotions. You’re excited about the new experiences that await, but there’s also a bit of anxiety thrown into the mix if you don’t know anyone else on campus. Social events and activities play such an important role in the college experience, but what do you do when there are no familiar faces around on your first day? Here are some top tips that can help you meet new people on campus and make fast friends, even if you aren’t the proverbial “social butterfly”.

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Avoid the Dreaded “Freshman 15″

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

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From meeting new people to living on your own in a dorm, there are plenty of things to look forward to during your first year in college. “Freshman 15” is not one of them. Stress, diet, and lifestyle changes are all contributing factors that can cause freshman to pack on the pounds. However, there are ways to steer clear of this dreaded phenomenon and stay healthy, happy, and ready to take on every college adventure that comes your way.

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Dorm Decor: What you Really Need

Posted on: August 26th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

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It’s your home away from home, and making it a comfy, cozy, and functional space can make a world of difference during your college experience. Dorm rooms aren’t known for their spaciousness, which means that you may have to pare back to the basics while still incorporating your personal sense of style. Regardless of your room size or floor plan, there are a few décor staples that no dorm can do without.

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Prep for Back to School

Posted on: August 20th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

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Fall is quickly approaching and it’s time to bid summer adieu. Before the semester begins, however, there are still a few things that you may want to cross off your to-do list in order to prep for back to school. So, savor the sun, surf, and sand while you still can, and get ready to live college life to the fullest.

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Grocery Shopping on a College Budget

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Staff No Comments

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With tuition, textbook, and living costs on the rise, the average college student’s budget seems to be growing smaller by the semester. Thankfully, there are some ways to save on your weekly grocery bill, without having to give up your favorite foods. A bit of meal planning and shopping know-how goes a long way when you’re pressed for cash.
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5 Tips for an Awesome Summer Road Trip

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by Staff No Comments

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Some vacationers prefer to spend their warm summer days at all-inclusive resorts or glamping getaways. However, for adventurers who believe that “getting there is half the fun,” summer simply isn’t complete without at least one road trip. To get the most out of every mile, there are a few tips that every road tripper should bear in mind before hitting the open road.
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