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These Quick and Easy Dorm Meals Are Anything But Boring

If you can’t bear another night of Ramen noodles and chocolate milk, you aren’t alone. Nearly every college student struggles to find quick and easy meals to make in their microwave or toaster. But cooking delicious feasts without a stove isn’t as hard as it sounds, especially with the right recipes in hand. So roll […]

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Moving Off Campus? Here’s 5 Utilities You’ll Need

Are you ready to leave the dormitory and get your own place? You’re not alone. Although dorm life is often considered an essential part of the college experience, only 40 percent of public university students and 64 percent of those at private universities live on campus. One of the biggest shocks you might face when […]

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How to Make Your Bedroom More Productive

Although you spend much less time in your old room once you go to college, there are still plenty of moments when you’re back at home with your parents. Sometimes, you might even be taking classes online while you’re there. For this reason, it may be important for you to revamp your bedroom when you […]

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Easy Ways to Elevate Your Dorm Room’s Style This Spring

It used to be that dorm room decorating consisted of bean bag chairs, posters, bookshelves, hotplates, and plenty of ramen noodles. Today living in a dorm doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style just because the space is limited. Here are 5 modern design ideas to help make your dorm room stylish […]

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Tips for Buying Clothes for College This Fall Semester

One of the funnest parts about going to college is updating your wardrobe. However, this can also be stressful if you have a low income or are not used to buying your own clothes. With the upcoming fall semester comes the need for more clothes. You want to purchase clothes that are comfortable to wear […]

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4 Things New Students Should Know About Apartment Leases

Finding student housing is often an exciting process for students. It’s also a process that can be very confusing, especially for those who have never signed a lease before. Before you head off to college, there are some things about leases that every student should know. As long as you are prepared, you should be […]

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Healthy Snacks For Smart Studying

As a busy college student, your health could be jeopardized by a packed schedule, limited funds and an unbalanced diet. If your stomach won’t stop growling while you’re trying to study, it’s time to find convenient, nutritious snacks that will give you energy and keep you full without emptying your wallet. By eliminating unhealthy foods […]

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Safety Tips for New College Students

After months of anticipation, you’re finally on the college campus and it’s a lot of fun. But be careful; it’s easy to gain a false sense of security when you’re surrounded by your peers. After all, they’ll all be honest students just like you, won’t they? Not always. It’s important to bear in mind that […]

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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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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 […]