How Music Playlists Can Boost Productivity

It’s no secret that music can create a more upbeat atmosphere. It is scientifically proven that advertisers use music to encourage sales, athletes tend to perform better with it, even in relationships music is known to “set the mood”. But increase productivity? Now that was something I had to check up on. And so, I did. Turns out music and productivity have a generally high relationship; shows why some people can’t function without bringing their headphones to work.

Although there are many genres of music out there that have proven successful when encouraging productive behavior in the workplace, here’s what stood out to me: Read more

Hey, It’s Digital Learning Day! Here’s What You Need To Know About It

I think it’s safe to say our society has come a long way in terms of technology, and now is a very exciting time to be a part of it! It seems hard to believe that not even ten years ago it was unheard of for college professors and students to use digital tools in and outside the classroom – and now we even have a holiday to recognize it, Digital Learning Day!

So, in case you’re wondering what exactly digital learning is or why we celebrate it, read on to get the answers you need and decide how you can be a part of Digital Learning Day. Read more

Black History Month: Celebrating The Most Influential in History

During Black History Month, we remember and celebrate those who have been influential in history. African Americans have been behind an array of inventions, laws, and scientific advancements.

Thurgood Marshall, a well-known Black History leader. (Credit: Insider Monkey)

Thurgood Marshall, a well-known Black History leader. (Credit: Insider Monkey)

We often hear about the same African Americans in history; Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson, and Oprah. Leaving others left in the shadows. Read more

How To Survive Midterms Like A B.O.S.S.

While it feels like second semester JUST started, somehow midterms have creeped up on you! Before you resort to freaking out, remember that you don’t have to stress out.

Want to know how to survive midterms? Check out our tips on how to handle them… like a BOSS. Read more

VIDEO: Combat Stress With Optimism and Breathing Exercises

So, you’re a college student who’s feeling stressed. I get it! Sure, stress can make you stronger, but it can also make you feel worse than you already do. Thankfully, there are a few ways to make life a little bit easier and they start with YOU.

In this short video Diane Hales, author of Personal Stress Management: Surviving to Thriving, shares her best tips on how the stress paradox works and some helpful breathing techniques you can use to help yourself relax. Read more

Advice I Would’ve Given Myself in High School

As I progress to my second semester of college, I have been reflecting a lot on my high school career and all the things I would’ve done differently. These things include academic endeavors and even social events that I would or wouldn’t have gone to.

So, without further ado, here is some advice that I would’ve given myself in high school. Read more

Got Senioritis? Survival Tips For Your Last Semester

When that final semester of college rolls around, it can be hard to stay focused, much less interested, in your classes. If you are like most college students, including myself, you feel like you have got this one locked up. In the bag. Done and done. Basically you have that feeling of wanting to blow off everything that you had at the end of high school, except now it is back with a vengeance because the next stop is the real world.

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

But you can get through senioritis, without tanking your GPA or alienating your friends, with some hard-learned survival tips. Read on. Read more

Do Men or Women Have The Dirtiest Dorm Room?

Cleaning isn’t at the top of your to-do list as a college student. To start with, no one likes to clean, and without your mom bugging you, odds are you push that unpleasant task out of your mind. But your dorm room may be even nastier than you think based on a recent study to determine who had the dirtiest dorm – men vs. women.

I would like to say that the ladies came out as leaders in the world of cleanliness, but you may be surprised at how many germs and bacteria were found in the living spaces of either sex. Read more

Organization Tips and Ideas To Help You Stay Organized

With a new semester getting into high gear, college students are going to need all the help they can get to stay organized and meet all of their deadlines. Can you find all of your important supplies when you need them?

How about locating that reading assignment or the research that you spent hours compiling? It’s time to look at some dorm room ideas and organization tips to get organized before it’s too late. Read more

How To Not Get In a Tax-Related Identity Theft Scam

As if filing your tax return weren’t stressful enough, now you have to worry about tax fraud and someone stealing your identity. What is identity theft? In this case, it’s when someone files a fake tax return using your identity in order to claim an income tax refund.

Don't let identity theft happen to you. (Credit: Pexels)

Don’t let identity theft happen to you. (Credit: Pexels)

Then your legit tax return gets rejected and you don’t get your refund. The IRS wants to alert college students about this scam because we are often at risk. Read more