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3 Bucket List Skills To Learn on Your Next Break

School or work breaks are the best time for lounging in the sun (or on the couch), hitting the road for trips and checking off a few bucket list items. While you’re on your next vacation or week off, start chipping away at one or more of the following bucket list skills. Learn a Language […]

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How to Afford an Apartment in College: 7 Crucial Tips

When you’re in college, you want to have the entire college experience. You want to have the sporting events, parties, all-nighters studying, and friendships that last a lifetime. You might think that you have to live in a dorm to get the full college experience, or that it costs more to rent an apartment. That’s […]

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The Most Common Car-Hits-Bike Scenarios

As more people come to appreciate the health and environmental benefits of bicycling, drivers are giving it at least some begrudging respect. But don’t assume this means cyclists are necessarily safer. Both drivers and cyclists need to remain alert to coexist. Watch out for the most common car-hits-bike scenarios so that you don’t become another […]

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4 Easy Meals for Busy College Students

When you’re in college, the most important thing on your mind is graduating with great grades. After all, you want to get a great job and create a great life for yourself. However, when you’re in the trenches of late-night study sessions and long lectures, you still have to consider the fact that you need […]

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How to Build Your Public Speaking Skills While in College

The ability to speak in public is a skill like any other to focus on in college. However, failing in public is a lot more distressing than failing in private. Fortunately there are innumerable ways to build your confidence in public talks or presentations. Whether you’re in between classes or in club meetings, look for […]

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Tricks to Successful Arguments

No matter what word you use—argument, altercation, disagreement, etc.—life is full of debates. You might debate with yourself if you should have a second piece of cake at the office, with your spouse about whether or not the car really does need to go to the shop, or with a colleague about the meaning of […]

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How To Stay Comfortable Outdoors in Winter

College is a fun, new, and exciting time in life. However, the weather can drastically impact this positivity, especially if your new school is in an unfamiliar climate. Your ability to withstand the cold temperatures and the bone-chilling winter wind is something you must develop. You cannot effectively weather the frigid outdoors without the right […]

tips for furnishing your first apartment

Tips for Furnishing Your First Apartment

Those last two years in college are a dream. You’re finally out of the dorms or other university- sponsored housing and into the real-life housing market. You get to search for, tour, and lease your very own apartment! Once you find your dream (or “good enough”) apartment, you’ll need to furnish it. Dissimilar to the […]

tips for returning to campus after winter break

Tips for Returning To Campus After Winter Break

Winter break is a time meant for relaxation after a taxing first semester. Many students are now itching to get back on campus after a long month away from friends and their college lifestyle. While returning to school is exciting, it’s easy to fall into bad habits that can make your upcoming semester difficult. Check […]