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Your Guide to Quickly Cleaning Your Dorm

Your Guide to Quickly Cleaning Your Dorm

Living in a small dorm room means your space will get messier much quicker than it did at home.  You never know when it is going to have to be cleaned in a hurry – like when the guy you’re crushing on decides to surprise you by stopping by, Parents Weekend sneaks up on you, ...

4 Reasons to Wake Up Earlier & How to Do It.

4 Reasons to Wake Up Earlier & How to Do It.

I think it is a fair statement to say that most college students are not morning people. Most of us can’t stand the idea of an 8 a.m. class. In fact, most of us are probably night owls that would rather stay up until 2 a.m. partying or hanging out. If being a night owl ...

5 Ways to Save on Graduation Costs

5 Ways to Save on Graduation Costs

For seniors, graduation can be an expensive endeavor.  First, there’s all the fees you have to pay to your school just to file for graduation.  Then there’s the cap and gown you have to buy.  Lots of people send out announcements and invitations to the commencement ceremony so family and friends can celebrate with you.  ...

Sometimes Paper and Pen Really Is Better

Sometimes Paper and Pen Really Is Better

It is clear that we live in the digital age: smartphones, tablets, and laptops have all become the norm.  As a huge proponent for going digital and reducing the amount of paper in my life, I feel that I am more organized.  However, one of my classmates recently challenged me to try using paper and ...

4 On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas

4 On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It is the meal that fuels your brain and body first thing by provided much needed energy.  Although we all know how important breakfast is, college students tend to be some of the worst offenders for skipping it.  Let’s face it: When you have an 8 ...

How to Start Meditating

How to Start Meditating

Meditation is a tool that fights stress, improves physical health, makes you feel peaceful and calm, and helps you sleep better.  On a deeper level, meditation helps you explore the mystery of who we are. However, learning how to meditate can actually be quite difficult.  When you are first trying to meditate, you begin to ...

How to Throw Your First Dinner Party

How to Throw Your First Dinner Party

Most people probably don’t think dinner parties really describe the social experiences of college students – in fact, most people probably only think of late night pizza and kegs of beer at college parties.  But I’m here to tell you that a more sophisticated option is also available to college students – particularly those with ...

Why You Should Be a List Making Master

Why You Should Be a List Making Master

I am an avid list maker.  Lists keep me focused, organized, and keep my priorities in check.  I have lists for everything – things I have to do, stuff to read, items to buy someday, recipes I want to try, crafts I want to make, etc.  Literally: everything. I get such a wonderful sense of ...

How To Get Good Grades And Have A Social Life

How To Get Good Grades And Have A Social Life

Finding the exact balance between having a social life and getting good grades is not the easiest thing for a college student to do.  When there seems to be a constant flow of invites to game nights and frat parties, it can get hard to remember that you are in college (and paying expensive tuition) ...

How To Conquer Stress

How To Conquer Stress

Stress is a part of life and definitely a part of life for a college student.  If stress is not properly dealt with, it can lead to a myriad of physiological and mental problems.  Luckily, there are lots of ways to cope and manage the stress.  Here are some tips to identifying the different kinds ...

How to Cope When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

How to Cope When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

 Since I’ve transferred to my university, I have had a timeline in my head for the remainder of my education: Finish my undergraduate work by December 2012 and enter the teaching credential program in Spring 2013.  I’ve formulated my classes around this, met with counselors countless times, and completed all the prerequisites.  But when I ...

Why You Should Create A Sick Day Kit

Why You Should Create A Sick Day Kit

Every single semester, like clockwork, I get sick right before or right after finals week. The stress of the exams, pulling all-nighters, and eating absolutely junk weakens my immune system to guarantee that soon, I’ll be infected with some horrible bug. To prevent having to drag my tired, grumpy, sick self from bed during one ...

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