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20 Money-Saving Tips for Frugal Students

20 Money-Saving Tips for Frugal Students

Saving money is hard enough when you’re not a college student with a busy schedule. Although a challenge, it is possible to find savings in every corner of your budget. The Rented Life‘s David Levitz knows about this challenge all too well. The University of Minnesota student is currently working his way through a semester ...

Why You Should Write for Your School’s Student Newspaper

Why You Should Write for Your School’s Student Newspaper

It doesn’t take a journalism major to write for the student newspaper. In fact, if you ask me, the best student-run publications are those that feature all makes and models of students on campus, from the creative writing wordsmiths to the calculator-toting math majors. Too often, though, the stigma attached to college-level writing — the ...

You Should Be Using: Location-Based Reminders on Your Smartphone

You Should Be Using: Location-Based Reminders on Your Smartphone

You Should Be Using is a new weekly series of app tips and tricks aimed at helping students work smarter. To-do and reminder apps make getting things done a lot easier, despite the distractions our smartphones often cause. One of the most common ways this is accomplished is by setting time-based reminders for our tasks. If ...

Saving Money on Groceries in College

Saving Money on Groceries in College

If you’re still eating out in between meals of Pop Tarts and Hot Pockets, you’re not only doing your health a disservice, but your wallet as well. We know that eating out every once in a while is fun and sometimes can’t be avoided, but you shouldn’t be making it an everyday thing — especially ...

Why You Need to Eat Fat to Lose Weight

Why You Need to Eat Fat to Lose Weight

For years we’ve been told by numerous experts that fat is bad for us. In fact, any food item which has the slightest association with fat is often avoided at all costs by the health conscious. We have seen a plethora of TV ads and magazine campaigns extolling the virtues of how we should all ...

What It Takes to Be a Great Writer

What It Takes to Be a Great Writer

As college students, we have to have at least a little bit of skill in terms of writing. There will be times in college when we will have to write papers, and even when we graduate and get a job, we will have to communicate effectively through writing. But what does it take to be ...

6 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly in College

6 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly in College

Whether you’re a surfer, environmentalist, banker, or just a lover of single-use plastic, we’re all destined to leave some kind of carbon footprint behind us. As a college student, you’re probably well aware of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the radioactive fallout from Fukushima, and the seemingly never-ending oil spills around the world. Maybe you can’t ...