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apartment hunting

5 Red Flags to Watch Out for When Apartment-Hunting

There’s a lot to keep in mind when you start the search for your first apartment. With so many other concerns on your mind—roommates, furniture, and how in the world you’re going to feed yourself every day—you may feel tempted to settle for the first livable apartment you see. However, you can avoid many issues […]

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The Science Behind The “Freshman 15”

As you head to college, you’ve probably already heard about the “Freshman 15” on more than one occasion. Some people think it’s a myth that you gain a lot of weight during your first year of college, but for some students, it’s a reality A study by Utah University found that 25% of college students […]

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Tips for the College Sports Recruitment Process

There are many academic benefits to playing sports in high school, but there is also the opportunity to play college sports via a scholarship. There are plenty of other benefits that you can reap from college sports, such as it is looking good on a resume and the overall experience. Nonetheless, playing in college  all […]

spring semester

How to Make the Most of Your Spring Semester

The weather outside may be frightful, but spring is right around the corner—and with it comes a brand new spring semester. After winter break’s lull, it can be hard to get back into the right mindset to tackle a new semester. Finding the time and motivation to get everything on your to-do list done can […]

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Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving for College Students

When you’re a college student, every buzz of your phone or conversation with your friend becomes a distraction when you’re behind the wheel of a car. Though many think that they can multi-task while driving, having anything less than your full attention on the road is considered reckless and dangerous. As such, it’s crucial that […]

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8 Simple Ways to Spread Kindness in College

As the holidays come and go, one thing we truly hope remains—kindness. The holiday season is typically quite full of generosity, acts of service, and other amiable actions. However, those tend to falter off once the holidays pass. This year keep the season of giving going by following a few of these simple ways to […]

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Nutrition Tips to Have Healthier Holidays

The holidays are upon us and that means that it’s time for some good old-fashioned holiday dinners with family. Research shows that people tend to lose sight of their diets and nutritional needs during this period. It’s probably due to the overabundance of greasy and delicious food that is featured during these dinners. It’s important […]

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Unique Hobbies to Take Up in College

College is an optimal place not only to gain valuable education but to pick up fun skills and find communities that share your interests. Make use of the selection of clubs and workshops, as well as your flexible schedule, to venture into new pastimes that will enhance your college experience. Maybe you’ll even find something […]