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Little Ways to Stay Healthy When Living in a Dorm

Living in a dorm can be equal parts exciting and exhausting. The thought of sharing a space with your closest friends is great, but living in close quarters can sometimes wear on you. Such an intimate living situation can not only take a toll on your mental wellness, but also significantly affect your physical health. […]

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College Housing Guide: What to Look for in an Off-Campus Apartment

Approximately 87 percent of college students throughout the U.S. live off-campus. Have you been thinking about this option for your college housing instead of dealing with dorm life? There are definitely benefits that come with living off-campus. However, you’ll need to be careful when it comes to choosing an apartment if you want to have […]

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5 Important Tips for Staying Healthy in College

The sooner you incorporate healthy habits into your life, the higher chance you have of leading a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Sticking to healthy choices can be hard, especially in college—sometimes it’s easier to order takeout or to sleep in an hour longer and skip the workout. However, when you make the conscious decision to make […]

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How to Care for Your Mental Health on Campus

Going to college is a significant feat, especially if you’re returning after a long break or starting for the first time as an adult. Sometimes you have to postpone things you want to do to care for your family, but regaining your drive is always a great thing. However, you may wonder how to manage […]

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Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Car to College

One major decision you have to make before you head to college is whether you want to bring your car. You typically have an option unless your university doesn’t allow vehicles on campus for freshmen. Because you already have enough college-related decisions to make, we’ve made this one easy for you by coming up with […]

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The 5 Biggest Things to Avoid in College

You learn a lot when you go to college. From your classes to the people you meet to the next few years of growing up, you’re going to leave college not just smarter, but wiser as well. Unfortunately, a lot of college lessons tend to come from mistakes students make. Steer away from these blunders […]

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Helpful Tips for Baby Carriers and Baby Wearing for New-born

Carrying your little one snuggly and safely will require a comfortable baby carrier or a sling. You must have seen a lot of parents wear one while carrying their child and would have already added one to the list of baby things to purchase before your baby arrives. However, there are a few precautionary measures […]

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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 […]